26 November 2017

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 115 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4:  Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae,

Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Iain Muir, Mrs. Elizabeth Macleod and Mrs. Marlene Hamilton

SUNDAY 3 December 2017   


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. David Campbell

THE MINISTER will be on holiday from Sunday 26th November till Saturday 2nd December inclusive.

ELDERS please uplift Christmas Columba News and FWO envelopes are included, for immediate delivery. There are a few Districts still without Elders, assistance with the deliveries would be very much appreciated.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in October is £137.04. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.

MESSY CHURCH: PLEASE NOTE – the meeting for November will be held today, SUNDAY 26th – same time, same place. Any questions please phone Irene in the office. Look forward to seeing lots of families for a fun filled afternoon.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet on 29 November from 7.30 – 9.00 pm in the Struthers Room.  All welcome.

CONCERT BUS: the bus has been organised for The Dreghorn Music Society Christmas Concert in the Grand Hall Kilmarnock on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm – leaving Church at 6.30pm. Ticket and Bus will cost £15. Tickets should be paid as soon as possible. We urgently need a few more names to fill the bus. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule if you would like to attend. Ayrshire Cancer Care, is the chosen charity for the choir this year.

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH 10th DECEMBER –– Kylestrome Hotel. There are no spaces left, but if you wish to add your name to the waiting list – available in the Carrick Park vestibule.

Due to the proximity of the Kylestrome there will not be a bus provided. However if you have a space in your car to help with transport please let Irene in the office know.

FOOD BANK: items most needed this week are: Coffee, jam, diluting juice, long life milk, packets of pasta in sauce, small packets of rice and jars of pasta sauce.

GUILD:  meets tomorrow, Monday, 27 November at 7.30 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall, we are delighted to be having as our speaker Mrs Isobell Montgomerie who will entertain us on ‘Church Life and Farming Strife’. She is looking forward to coming to our Guild to meet everyone and any new members or guests who would like to join us will be made most welcome.

A FUNDRAISING CONCERT CHRISTMAS JOY: A concert in aid of our outreach work at Lochside, will be taking place in the church on Friday 15th December at 7.30pm. The evening will feature the Ayr Salvation Army Brass Band, Bobby Irvine, Olive Lindsay, Stuart McKinlay, and Soroush Moteshareie. Compered by Tom Raffel, tickets are £5 donation and available from the church office, or on the door.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Jean Harkness (Stn. 10) and Mr. John Hamilton (Stn. 7)

We extend sincere sympathies to Irenee Morris and all the family here and in Norway, on the passing of Irenee’s brother Mr. Ronald Allison. The service of Thanksgiving will be held in Church on Thursday 7th December. Details are not currently available.