25 January 2015

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!
ALL are welcome at the Table of our Lord. Unfermented wine is available in the centre of every tray below the handle.


Team 9: Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Ross Robertson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster, Mr. Jim Hunter.
Team 10: Mrs. Anne Swan, 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, Mr. Alan McHarg,
Mr. Alan Hawthorn.
Team 11: Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mr. Archie Jamieson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mrs. Edwina Mabon, Mr. Jim Orr, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Janette Otterson, Mrs. Dorothy Dawson and Mrs. Cathie Wilson

9.30 am – Team: 9 11.15 am – Team: 10 6.30 pm – Team: 11
Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston 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 Sunday school and Bible Class
SUNDAY 1 February 2015
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 12 Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. George McMillan
6.30pm Evening Worship

WEDNESDAY SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION – Wednesday 28th January at 2pm followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in December was £104.60. This year monies go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: The food requested is determined by demand. Always needed are: long life milk, diluting juice, jam, small packets pasta, noodles and rice, small packets sugar, tins of fruit, packet custard and instant mash.
THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Soup Lunch in aid of Rory’s trip with Raleigh International to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The superb sum of £527.39 was raised.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION. Tomorrow evening Garry Ward will give us a slide presentation based on “My Indian adventure” New members will be warmly welcomed to join us for our remaining meetings without paying a membership fee. Why not “Try before you Buy”
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will meet on 28th January at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All very welcome
HEALING SERVICE: the next service will be held in Kingcase Parish Church, Prestwick on Saturday 14th February from 9.30am – 12.30pm. All welcome. Please give your name to the office by Sunday 1st February.
FLOWER CALENDAR 2015: is now available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
THE MONDAY CLUB’S fund raising concert is tomorrow evening, 26th January when entertainment will be provided by the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra. Tickets are priced £5 and are available from members. However, if you have not already purchased a ticket, payment can be made on the evening.
PARENT & TODDLER – FRIDAY GROUP: due to lack of numbers this Group has been temporarily suspended. If anyone is interested in reforming a Friday meeting please speak to Irene in the Office.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David McKnight (Stn. 6), Mr. Bobby Davidson (Stn. 6) and Mr. Alex Rodgers (Stn. 16)

The funeral service for Ms Ishbel Cooper of Snowdrop Square who died unexpectedly last weekend, will be held tomorrow, Monday, 26th January, at Masonhill at 3.30p.m.. Our warmest sympathy is extended to her niece and nephews. The funeral services for Lee McClure who was tragically killed in a car accident on 10th January, aged 23, took place yesterday. We extend our warmest sympathy to his parents, Heather and Jamie and all the family. The funeral service for Mrs Jo Cameron of Bellevale Avenue who died suddenly last Monday will be held in the Church on Wednesday first, 28th January, at 11.15, followed by the service of committal at Ayr Cemetery at 12 noon. Our sincerest sympathy is extended to her husband, Hugh, and the family.