24 February 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share. We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found. A very special welcome to the families of James who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9: Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Fraser Walker,
Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Miss Isobel Sutherland, Mr. David Inglis, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and
Mr. Jim Hunter

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jean Arnott and an anonymous donor.
Sunday 3rd March 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 10 Sound: TBA
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: TBA

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON COMMUNION: 27th February at 2.00pm in the Centenary Aisle. Followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
TRUSTEES MEETING for ALL ELDERS – Monday 4th March at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. THE ANNUAL ACCOUNTS can be collected from your pigeonhole.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in January £81.24. The Kirk Session has agreed that this year’s recipient will be Alzheimers (Scotland). Thank you for your continued generosity.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the February edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE: elected by the Congregation on Sunday 17th February is as follows: Robert Bartholomew, Bryce Hartshorn, Dorothy Bone, George Park, Irene Bartholomew, Jane Hunter, John Stewart, Keith Fullerton, Kerrie Lee, Muriel Wilson, Norman Reid, Roger Thomson and Stuart McKinlay. Please remember the committee in your prayers.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: tomorrow 25th at 7.30 when the speaker will be Maggie Vooght and her topic is “Health and Work”. All welcome.
RETIREMENT LUNCH BUS LIST: the list of all travelling to Turnberry by bus in the Carrick Park vestibule. Please check that your name is included on the list and tick to confirm you have read it.
HOLIDAY CLUB: in preparation for an amazing Holiday Club – Polar Explorers – we need help. Mornings 10 – 12 noon; Monday 8th – Friday 12th April. Firstly: if you could volunteer – your help will be so greatly appreciated – speak to Stuart or Irene, please. Secondly: we need to collect as many empty, clean 4pint plastic milk cartons (to make an igloo) and 2ltr water/drinks bottles which we will turn into penguins! There is a little geographic licence having igloos and penguins in the same room!!!
LIBRARY NEWS: A few of the books (mostly novels) recently chosen and read by the book group have now been placed in the library. Well worth a look!
FOOD BANK: The demand for the Food Bank does not diminish – the following are urgently required this month: UHT Milk; 750ml Diluting Juice; Tinned foods – Custard, Rice Pudding, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Stew, Mince and Cold Meat
FLOWER CALENDAR: for 2019 is now in place in the Carrick Park Vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion, please add your name and telephone number to your chosen Sunday.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – and quality baking!! A friendly welcome is extended to all.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Sarah McKnight (Stn 2), Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 4), Mr. Gavin Orr (Stn. 12),
Mrs. May Speirs (Stn. 14) and Mr. Tom Connaughton (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Mr. Charles Hamilton (Urquhart) and Mrs. Betty Davidson (Lindsay)