29 October 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!
Unfermented wine is available in the centre of every tray below the handle.
9.30 am – Team: 10 11.15 am – Team: 11 6.30 pm – Team: 12
Sound: Mr. John Crone Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan,
Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn
Team 11: Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Mr. Ross Robertson, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. John Ferguson,
Team 12: Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron,
Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Miss Kerrie Lee, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrie, Mrs. Betty McLellan, Mrs. June Dornan and The Naismith Family.
SUNDAY 5 November 2017     ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY
9.30 am Family Service        Duty Team: 1      Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                Sound: Mr. David Campbell
4.00pm Time to Remember – Centenary Aisle
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in September is £131.90. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
COLUMBA NEWS; Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 5th November. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
HARVEST COLLECTION: many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Collection – the total raised was £2171.94. This money will go towards the India Flood Appeal.
LIGHT PARTY :Light Party for Halloween is planned for Tuesday 31st October 6-8pm in the church halls, to welcome families from our church and from the community. This is an opportunity to offer an alternative to guising round doors, everyone is invited to a wonderful party, celebrating light in the darkness.
THE WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet on 1 November at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. The topic for discussion will be ‘The Spiritual Journey’. All welcome.
MESSY CHURCH: meets today, Sunday 29th October in the Main Hall at 4.00pm–6pm (Reg. 3.45pm). All the usual fun activities, worship and supper. New families always welcome, come along and give Messy Church a try.
THE GUILD: tomorrow, 30 October is our first afternoon meeting at 2 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall. We are delighted to be having Mrs Irene Howat who will speak about “Being a Christian Writer”. We look forward to seeing everyone and any new members or guests will be made most welcome
TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE: will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 5th November at 4pm. There will be a short act of worship, remembering loved ones who have died. This service will be designed specifically for reflection and prayer, with short readings and times for quiet meditation. You will have the chance to light a candle to remember someone dear.
CONCERT BUS: a bus will be organised for The Dreghorn Music Society Christmas Concert in the Grand Hall Kilmarnock on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm. Ticket and Bus will cost £15. Full details to follow.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Helen Thayne (Stn. 14) and Mr. Tony Voak (Stn. 2)
9th DECEMBER – Seniors’ Afternoon Tea – return Flyers are available at both doors this morning.
10th DECEMBER – Congregational Christmas Lunch – Kylestrome Hotel. There are a few seat left. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule.

THANK YOU: Mrs. Jessie Davidson would like to thank The Ministers of St Columba and Lochside, her invaluable friend Emily Haggerty, her Elder Duncan Anderson, Irene in the office and all her many friends at St. Columba and Lochside for all their care and support, and for cards and good wishes following her stay in hospital in Valetta, Malta and her recovery time back home. All are so much appreciated.