25 September 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 5: Mrs. Susan Mills, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Ms. Shona Taylor, Mrs. Margaret Hamilton and Mrs. Dorothy Hutcheson
SUNDAY 25 September 2016       HARVEST FESTIVAL
9.30 am Family Service                   Duty Team 5                Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                    Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
SUNDAY 2 October 2016
9.30 am Family Service                  Duty Team: 6               Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr. George McMillan
6.30pm Evening Service                 Duty Team 6
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON COMMUNION SERVICE will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 28th September at 2.00p.m., followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
OUR HARVEST OFFERING: this year will go towards The Malawi Hunger Appeal. 6.5 million people are going hungry because of drought and erratic rainfall.
20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for August – the total is £100.79 The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Autumn edition should be with the editor today Sunday 25th September 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: there will be a committee meeting on Monday 26th at 7.30pm in the Struthers’ Room.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam, packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. This is a place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
GUILD: The new session of the Guild begins on Monday, 26 September at 7.30 p.m. and Dorothy and the Committee look forward to welcoming everyone. We hope many new members will also come along and join us. Our Minister, Revd Fraser Aitken, is our speaker and will dedicate The Guild and inspire us, as always, for our work in the year ahead. Look forward to seeing you all on 26 September for an evening of friendship and fellowship.
LIBRARY NEWS: There are some new additions to the library which were on display at the Elders’ Conference. Many of the books we’ve chosen are about helping folk to deal with difficult times, as well as celebrating life. Do have a browse.
GALA CONCERT IN AID OF THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION on 27th September at 7.30pm in the Church. The MD’s are Anne Miller and Andrew Nicol and Compere Linda Ormiston with members of APOS; KAOS and Cantanti. Tickets (including refreshments) priced £5 available from Irene in the Office
MACMILLAN COFFEE Morning/Afternoon on 30th September – 10am – 3pm in the Midton Road Hall. Please support this superb fundraising event. Tickets are available in the Office priced £3.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12) and Mrs Jean Austin (Station 1)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart), Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
THE HOSPICE: Mrs. Julie Rae and Mrs. Marion Caven
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mr. George Wilson and Mr. Robbie Park (Ward D4)
The service of Thanksgiving for Mr. Alex Morton of Bellevue Avenue will take place at Masonhill on Thursday 29 September at 1.15pm. We assure his wife Irene and all the family of our sincere condolences.
The funeral service for Mr. Ronald Ellins of Greenan Road, Doonfoot who died last Monday will be held on Tuesday 27th September at Masonhill at 1.15pm, our warmest sympathy is extended to his wife , Robby and the family.
Our prayers and support are given to Ms. Alison Andrew of Edinburgh on the death of her aunt, Mrs. Joan McNeillie of “Windyhall”. The Funeral will take place on Friday 30 September at 12 noon at Ayr Cemetery.