29 January 2017

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.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12 Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins,  Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae
Team 1: Mr. Graeme Savage, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mrs. Ann Vance, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter,Mr. Robin White, Mrs Helen Mackay, Mr. Malcolm Mackay and Mr. Brian Morrison
Team 2: Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Peter Robertson, Mrs. Irene Skilkey, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Margaret Speirs, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Janette Otterson and Mrs. Marilyn Muir.

SUNDAY 29th JANUARY 2017                  HOLY COMMUNION
9.30 am – Team: 12                    11.15 am – Team: 1                                6.30 pm – Team: 2
Sound: Mr. John Crone             Sound: Mr. George McMillan             Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
PULPIT FALL: THE NEW Fall will be dedicated at 9.30am this morning. This Fall has been given by Dr. Valerie Neasham in memory of her mother, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson.
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 3 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. David Campbell
6.30pm Evening Service Duty Team 3
Our Assistant, Graeme, has been signed off work by his doctor for the period of one month. Graeme and Wendy appreciate our prayers and support as he returns to good health again.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in December is £129.33.The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
The 2017 recipient will be decided at the upcoming Kirk Session meeting.
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 £2.50.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank is vital. Most needed are long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard, biscuits, tins of tuna,. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
“OASIS”: The drop in Café is back! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, 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 30th January 7.30pm Struthers Room. Speaker is Suzanne Holden from “Wheels in Motion”, visitors always welcome.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP: tomorrow “The History of Lace” is the subject and Peter Clark the speaker. All welcome.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY – 1st February at 7.30 pm in the Struthers Room, this week we will be looking at The Apostle Paul’s letters to the Church at Corinth one of the busiest trading hubs of the then known world. Each study lasts about an hour and ends with a cup of tea. For further information, please contact Bryce Hartshorn or Rev. John Matthews.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. Steven Miller (Stn. 16), Mr. Douglas Boocock (Stn. 15) Mrs. Chrissie Brown (Stn. 12), Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Stn. 14), Mrs. Myrette Wilson (Stn. 12), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 10) and Mrs. Helen McCrorie (Stn. 1)
THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart), Mrs. Maureen Gow (Urquhart), Mr. John Marsh (Urquhart) and Mr. Charles Symington (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward) The funeral service for Mrs

Margaret Brown of Waterloo Road, Prestwick, will be held tomorrow, Monday, 30th January, at 2.45pm. Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with her five sons and their families.