27 October 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: 9.30am Team 1: Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter, Mr. Robin White, Mr. Michael Allan, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mr. Graeme Savage and Mr. Brian Morrison
11.15am: Team 2: Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Michael Warren,
Mrs. Fiona Taylor, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Ginnie Mackenzie, Mrs. Jo Bruce,
Mrs. Karen Kennedy, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham
6.30pm : Team 3: Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mr. Colin Naismith,Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Graeme McKinstry and Mrs. Sheena Stewart.
Sunday 3 NOVEMBER 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 4 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during September was £80.28. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
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 £2.80.
LIGHT PARTY: Tuesday 29th October from 6pm-8pm. This fabulous event offers an alternative Halloween celebration- focusing on light in the darkness. Traditional bobbing for apples; dressing up; pumpkin carving, hot chocolate, light disco and lots more! Party is geared to children from pre-school to P7. To help this event run smoothly we really need VOLUNTEERS if you can spare an evening to help please speak to Irene in the office or stuartmckinlay@icloud.com.
ALL AGE WORSHIP SERVICE: the Worship, Mission and Outreach Committee invite everyone to this special service on Sunday 6th November at 9.30am. The service will be followed by breakfast in the Midton Road Hall. Please sign the Breakfast list in the Carrick Park vestibule if you would like breakfast!
BIBLE EXPLORATION GROUP will meet on Wednesday 30 October at 7.30 pm in the Struthers Room. Our focus will be chapter 2 of the Letter from James, one of the shortest and most practical books of the NT. How do we confront prejudice? Read on!
THE GUILD: Tomorrow, Monday, 28 October is our first afternoon meeting of this session in the Midton Road Hall at 2 p.m. when we are delighted to welcome back Barbara Graham who will speak about the life and work of Gladys Aylward. Barbara is an excellent and interesting speaker and we look forward to seeing everyone and anyone else who would like to come along and join us will be made most welcome.
COLUMBA NEWS: material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 3rd November. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com.
FOOD BANK: There is an urgent need for the following groceries – 750ml diluting juice, tinned potatoes, tinned main meals (mince, stew etc), jam; small packets of tea bags, tinned custard and tinned rice pudding. Also UHT milk.
OASIS CAFÉ: Drop into the Struthers Room 10.30am – 12 for a cup of tea/coffee. The Team will be here every Thursday morning, with a warm welcome, cosy chat and friendly faces.
LUNCH CAFÉ the next Sunday Lunch Café will be held on Sunday 17th November at 12.30pm
AYR HOSPITAL: Ms. Madge Allen and Miss Sheena Struthers (Stn 3)
IRVINE CENTRAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Douglas Grant Centre)

Our sympathies are extended to the family of Mrs Helen Craig. The funeral service will be held in Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium on Friday 1st November at 11am.