27 September 2015

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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Mr. Dennis Johnston, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mr. Bob Bartholomew, Mr. Iain Hope.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mrs. Nan Conway and Mrs. Marilyn Miller and The Flower Fund.
9.30am Family Service                 Duty Team 3               Sound Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                Sound Mr. Drummond Cameron
We extend our deepest thanks today to Mr David Mackay who is deputising whilst Matthew is away this weekend.
9.30 am Family Service           Duty Team: 4                   Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                 Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
6.30pm Songs of Praise – in The CHURCH
KIRK SESSION – Thursday 1st October 7.30pm Cathcart St. Hall
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in August was £104.58. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.00.
“CALLED BY NAME” – our class for those who would like to find out more about the Christian Faith and what it means to be a church member will enrol in the Centenary Aisle today, Sunday 27th September after the 11.15 service.
DEEPEST THANKS to all who contributed to the Calais Refugee Crisis. The retiring offering was £1,655.
FOOD BANK: Stock very low in general but most wanted this week are tins of Rice Pudding, Sugar, Coffee, Jam, Tinned fruit, biscuits, spaghetti and packets of wholegrain rice. Thank you for your continued support.
THE LUNCH CLUB restarts on Friday 2nd October at 12 noon. In The Cathcart St. Hall.
GUILD : Well here we go into another session of fellowship, friendship and amazing speakers! Our first meeting for 2015/16 is on Monday 28th September 2015 at 7.30pm, when our first amazing speaker is Revd. Fraser R. Aitken. Fraser will be dedicating our session and the title of his talk is “What now?” Looking forward to being together once again and remember, as has been said previously, you are never too young for the Guild and for that matter too old. So hope we will be welcoming some new folk.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: There will be a Committee meeting of the Association on, Tuesday 29th at 7.00pm.
CH4 HYMN BOOKS: if you have ordered a new hymn book please collect from Irene in the office.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr Alan Loy (ICU); Mrs Jean Barnard (Station 9), Mrs. Claire Howat (Stn. 8), Mr. Archie Jamieson (Stn. 7) and Mrs. Jean Austin (Stn. 1)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Lindsay), Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay) and Mrs. Jean Stewart (Lindsay)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Miss Willa Senior of Creggan Bahn Care Home, who died last week. Willa was a stalwart of our Choir over many years. Our sincerest condolences are expressed to the family. The service of thanksgiving for Willa’s life will be held at Masonhill on Monday at 2.45p.m.
The funeral service for Mr. Gerard de Bliek for Grangemuir Road, Prestwick will be held tomorrow 28th at 2.00pm. Our thoughts are extended to Marilyn and Brian and the family
The funeral service for Mrs. Madge Egger of Seafield Drive will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday 29th September at 2.00pm. We pray for David and Sandy and their families. v