27 November 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. 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! A very special welcome to the family of Ella and Lewis who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, 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 Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrie, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mrs. Marlene Hamilton and Mrs. Madge Stephen.
SUNDAY 4 December 2016 Second Sunday in Advent
9.30 am Family Service             Duty Team: 5      Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                      Sound: Mr. David Campbell
6.30pm Evening Worship          Duty Team: The Guides
PULPIT FALLS: today our Pulpit Fall and markers change to Purple, the colour of preparation and repentance.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in October is £113.07.The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
“COLUMBA NEWS” – CHRISTMAS EDITION: these are ready for uplift from Elders’ pigeonholes for immediate delivery.
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 £2.20.
RETIRING OFFERING FOR COMBAT STRESS, HOLLYBUSH on Remembrance Sunday totalled £1310. Warmest thanks to everyone who contributed.
FOODBANK: Shopping list for the next few weeks – Long life milk, diluting juice, packets rice, packets instant mash potato, pasta sauces, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, packets noodles, coffee, Christmas goods such as Christmas puddings, Christmas cake, biscuits and chocolate. Thank you so much.
“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.
MENS’ ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting-Monday 28th November at 7.30pm Struthers Room. Speaker is Jason Sutcliffe on the Eglinton Tournament. Visitors very welcome
THE BIBLE CLASS is liaising with the Salvation Army again this year to try and help with their annual toy drive. These toys are distributed in Ayr and the surrounding area by the Salvation Army, to families who require the food bank to eat, and whose children would otherwise waken up on Christmas morning, to find nothing. A box has been placed in the Carrick Park Vestibule and any donation of new toys would be gratefully received.
A FUNDRAISING CONCERT CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS, in aid of our outreach work at Lochside, will be taking place in Ayr St Columba Church on Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm. The evening will feature the Ayr Salvation Army Brass Band, Cantanti, Bobby Irvine, Stuart McKinlay, and Rachel Hynes. Compered by Tom Raffel, tickets are priced £5 and are available from the church office, or on the door.
DREGHORN MUSICAL SOCIETY – an outing has been arranged to support this event on Wednesday, 14th December. A bus will depart from Ayr St. Columba Church at 6.15pm. £12 ticket includes bus fare, also entry to the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. Enquiries – Jean Stewart – 263343

THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart), Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan), Mrs. Maureen Gow (Lindsay), and Mr. Tom Connaughton (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Philipshill Unit)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs Jean Austin (Ward 63)

With sadness we announce the sudden passing of Mr. Jimmy Muir of Hillfoot Road, a very faithful member of our Church. The service of Thanksgiving will take place at Masonhill tomorrow, Monday at 10.30am. Our sincerest sympathy is extended to his son, Douglas, and the family.