24 January 2016

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: Here at St Columba, you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship which seeks to incorporate both the traditional and the new, and preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living. We are a congregation drawn from all parts of Ayr and beyond, and we come together to worship and to take part in all kinds of Christian service in the community. If you want a Church that will honour your journey of faith and challenge you to go deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you, and we are delighted to welcome you. Let no one feel a stranger in this place!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley,
Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. Alan McHarg, Mr. Alan Hawthorn.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Marilyn Muir, Mrs. Elizabeth Macleod, The Waugh Family and the Younger Family.
9.30 am – Team: 11 11.15 am – Team: 12 6.30 pm – Team: 1
Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Crèche in the Midton Room. Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am 10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in December was £102.15. The recipient will be decided at the next meeting of the Kirk Session.
ALL ELDERS are asked to check the Lists for Communion Duty in the Carrick Park Vestibule and to tick their name to confirm their availability for the January 31st Service of Holy Communion.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. Thank you!
MEETING FOR THE CONGREGATION: There will be a meeting in the Church for all members of the congregation at 7.30pm on Wednesday 3rd February. As an important part of our Local Church Review, the visiting Ministers are keen to speak to members about their Church and what plans they would like us to be making for the future. We would very much appreciate a good turnout for this event.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the January edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: sugar, jam, small jars of coffee, tinned meals, tinned or instant potatoes and small diluting juice. Thank you for your continued support.
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING: For all those who currently work with children and young people. On Wednesday 27th January 7 – 8.30pm, Lochside Church. Please let Stuart McKinlay (261025) know if you wish to attend.
YOUTH WORK, MISSION and working with challenging behaviour training day: Alistair Jones, Chief Executive of Frontier Youth Trust and a UK-wide specialist in mission with young people is delivering a training day for us. The day will focus on modern outreach strategies and working with children with challenging behaviours. Lunch is provided. On Saturday 13th February from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Venue: Salvation Army, John Street, Ayr. Please contact Stuart McKinlay if you wish to attend 261025.
GUILD: Our meeting on Monday 25th January 2016 at 7.30 pm takes the form of an Alternative Burns and Scots Night, with views of Argyll and the Isles, recitation and a special Burns Supper. Looking forward to being together as always, with old, new, male and female friends in fellow ship.
BURNS’ SUPPER: Friday 5th February 6.45 for 7.00pm – Cost £20. The waiting list is currently closed
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will meet on 13th January 2016 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you want, leave when you want. Tea, coffee and biscuits, newspapers and a friendly face!
PARENT & TODDLERS: we really need two/three additional helpers for the following days: 3rd Tuesday of every month; 3rd Friday and 5th Friday of every month. Anyone with an hour and a half to spare to make tea for the Mums please speak to Irene in the office.
AEOLIAN MALE VOICE CHOIR: The Ladies’ Fellowship is delighted to welcome this highly acclaimed choir to the church on Tuesday 2 February at 7.30pm. Tickets for this concert are priced £5 and are available from the church office, from any committee member or on the door on the night. All proceeds from this fundraising concert will go to the Ladies’ Fellowship charities for this session – Cancer Research and South Ayrshire Dementia Support.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Denis Yorston (Stn.1), Mrs. Rina Lyle (Stn. 6), Mr. David McKnight (Stn 6)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Helen Craig (Macmillan) and Mr. Bob Smith (Macmillan)
Our sympathy and prayers are extended to the family of Miss Jean Armour of James Campbell Road, the funeral service will be held at Co-op parlour on Tuesday 26th January at 1.30pm thereafter at Ayr Cemetery.
The funeral service for Mr Jimmy Gemmell of Ferguson Street will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 28th January at 1.15p.m.. We extend warmest sympathy to his son, Willie, and the family.