29 November 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 2: Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Peter Robertson, Mrs. Diana Savala, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Margaret Speirs, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig, Mr. Duncan McCallum, Mr. John Eaglesham.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mr. and Mrs. Jim McLure and Mrs. Madge Stephen.
SUNDAY 6 December 2015                     SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT
9.30 am Family Service             Duty Team: 3         Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                         Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
6.30pm Evening Service
THE MINISTER – is conducting worship at both services Prestwick Kingcase in his capacity as Interim Moderator.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in October was £110.09. 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.
ELDERS – COLUMBA NEWS: are available for immediate delivery. The details of all the Christmas activities are intimated in the magazine please ensure these are delivered as quickly as possible.
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 £2.00.
CHRISTMAS TREE: John and his team will be erecting the Christmas Tree in the Sanctuary on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm. The Team are recruiting extra “elf” helpers – if you are able to assist please come along to the Church.
THE BIBLE CLASS is working alongside the Salvation Army again this year to try and help them 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 donations would be gratefully received.’
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank Warehouse this week are: sugar, jam, coffee, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tins or packets of custard and rice pudding. Thank you for your continued support.
“CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED!” a fund raising concert in support of Lochside. Friday 4th December in Church. Featuring Kilmarnock Concert Brass, Ayrshire Philharmonic OS, Bobby Irvine, Cameron Kerr, Stuart McKinlay and Karin Cairns, compère – Tom Raffel. Donation ticket £5 – available after both Services this morning and from the Office.
A CHOIRED TASTE: “SONGS FOR THE SEASON” – we are delighted to welcome this highly acclaimed choir to Ayr St. Columba Church – Friday 11th December at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £5 are available from the Office or at the door on the night!
READINGS & CAROLS – SUNDAY – 13th DECEMBER: 4.30 pm – Service of Readings and Carols by Candlelight in the Sanctuary with guest Mark Saberton – followed by Mulled wine & mince pies
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Enterkine House Hotel on Sunday 20th December at 1.00pm. No cancellations can be made after Sunday 13th December. Please add your name to the bus list – cost £4.00
WEDNESDAY EVENING, 2 December, 7.30 to 8.30pm in the Struthers Room. We’ll discuss one of the most puzzling of the parables – the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 19 v.27 – 20, v.16). All are welcome.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: 30th November at 7.30pm, Dr. Carolyn Linton’s topic will be “The Vine Trust and the Amazon Hope”
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you want, leave when you want. Tea, coffee and biscuits, newspapers and a friendly face!
“BRIGHT STAR SHINING”: The Salvation Army Ayr Community Gospel Choir – Sunday 6th December at 6.00pm in Castlehill Parish Church. No Admission charge – an offering will be uplifted.
AYR HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Miss Elma Cousins (Lindsay), Mrs Jean Barnard (Macmillan), Mrs. Isobel McEwan (Macmillan) and Mrs. Helen Craig (Macmillan)
AILSA HOSPITAL: Mrs. Rena Smith (Croy House)