26 October 2014

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.

There will be a Retiring Offering today for Lochside Church.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Mr. Jim Hume, Dr. Ruairidh Bain, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown

Team 7: Mr. Donald Macrae,Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mr. Charlie Jack, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mr. Bob Templeton and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald

Team 8: Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mr. John Hamilton, Mr John Kiltie, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Colin Naismith and Mrs. Betty McLellan.

SUNDAY 2 November 2014
9.30am Family Service – Duty Team: 9 – Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15am Morning Worship – Sacrament of Baptism – Sound: Mr. George McMillan
4.00pm Quiet Service of Remembrance
6.30pm Evening Service

20’s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September was £96.18 for Diabetes (UK), the leading charity that cares for every person affected or at risk of Diabetes, are the recipients. There are 3.8m people in the UK with diabetes, and an estimated 850,000 who are unaware that they have the condition!

TIME TO REMEMBER: next Sunday 2nd November at 4p.m. in the Centenary Aisle, there will be a short act of worship, remembering loved ones who have died. This service will be designed specifically for reflection and prayer, with short readings and times for quiet meditation. You will have the chance to light a candle to remember someone dear.

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s Harvest Appeal for the Palestinian Crisis in Gaza. The sum of £2,391.68 was contributed.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.

FOOD BANK: this week’s request list includes -Diluting Juice, Instant Mash Potato, packets noodles or rice, Jam, and Coffee. Thank you so much for your continued support.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY: will meet on Wednesday 29th October at 2pm in the Session Room. All very welcome.

GUILD: This Monday, 27th October, is one of our afternoon meetings when we meet at 2.00pm. Our speaker is to be Mr Graham Steven, Marketing and Fundraising Manager of Glasgow City Mission. Hearing about the work of this organisation will be most enlightening. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT: Christmas Craft Fair in Cathcart Street Hall on Saturday 8 November from 2pm – 4pm. Tickets £3 includes tea/coffee and baking. Children free. All welcome.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Nancy Raffel (Stn. 14) and Mrs. Sally Gordon (Stn. 14)
CROSSHOUSE: Mr. Robert (Bobby) Davidson (Ward 2F -HD)
GLASGOW ROYAL: Mrs Mary Reid and Mrs. Claire Howat