27 January 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.
We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
Team 4: Mr. Iain McCrae, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Ms. Gillian Watson, Mr. Iain Storm, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
Team 5: Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Adam McCracken, 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 Mrs. Marilyn Muir, Mrs. Dorothy Dawson, Mrs. Janette Otterson and Dr. and Mrs. T Gilchrist.
RETIRING OFFERING all Services will be used for Pulpit supply and in support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.

Sunday 3rd February 2019

9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 6 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay

THE MINISTER: Because of personal circumstances, Fraser gives his sincerest apologies that he has been unable to write thank you letters to all who were so generous in their Christmas gifts, and he hopes that these simple words of deep gratitude will be sufficient to express his heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in December £75.79. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
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 £2.80
FOOD BANK: please continue to remember a few extra items when you shop- urgently required are tins of meat Mince, Stew, Chilli, Irish Stew , curry etc. The demand for the Food Bank continues to rise.
FRASER’S RETIREMENT LUNCH– Please note all remaining reserved tickets should be collected from the Struthers’ Room on Thursday 31st January between 10am and 12 noon and Sunday 3rd February 10am – 11am. If you have a valid reason for not collecting on either of these dates please inform the office. Thereafter tickets will be allocated to the waiting list.
THE MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting Monday 28th January at 7.30pm in Struthers Room. Speaker is May Gilchrist from SeAscape (one of our chosen charities this year) which supports homeless people in Ayrshire. Visitors made very welcome.
THE LUNCH CAFÉ: the next meeting will be on Friday 1st February. A warm invitation is extended to everyone. All monies raised from the Cafe are donated to Charity. This month to the Hospice. Opening times – from 12noon till 1.30pm. Soup, snacks and light meals are all homemade and there is a sales table with jams and gifts to tempt you. Your support is so much appreciated.
COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 16th February from 10am – 12 in St Columba Church. Cost £2.50. Tickets available from the Office. We are holding this coffee morning in aid of “International Medical Relief” Moldova. In April, Gillian Howie is joining an international medical team who will provide much needed medical and dental treatment to the children and adults of Transnistria, the poorest country in Europe. Gillian will be delighted if you could come along and support this venture. Thank you.
FLOWER CALENDAR: for 2019 is now in place in the Carrick Park Vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion, please add your name and telephone number to your chosen Sunday.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – and quality baking!! A friendly welcome is extended to all.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Betty Davidson (Stn 10)
Lady Annie O’Halloran formerly of Savoy Court and Mrs. Beth Golby formerly of Castlehill Road are now resident in Templeton House Care Home, Racecourse Road