3 February 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: Team 6: Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mr. Jim Hunter,
Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mr. Glynn McCaig, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jean Johnston and Mrs. Joyce Kennedy
Sunday 10 February 2019

9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 7 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
ELDERS’ REMINDER: KIRK SESSION MEETING – TUESDAY 12th FEBRUARY at 7.30pm in the MIDTON ROAD HALL. Agenda and Minutes will be available at the end of this week.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in January £81.24. The Kirk Session will choose the recipient for 2019 at the next Kirk Session meeting.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the February edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
FOOD BANK: The demand for the Food Bank does not diminish – the following are urgently required this month: UHT Milk; 750ml Diluting Juice; Tinned foods – Custard, Rice Pudding, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Stew, Mince and Cold Meat
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE Exploration will take place at 7.30pm on 6 February in the Struthers Room. The topic will be The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6, vv 5-15 and Luke 11, vv 1-13). All welcome.
THE GUILD: Tomorrow, Monday 4 February, is our first afternoon meeting of this year. It will be held in the Midton Road Hall at 2 p.m. when we are delighted to be welcoming Barbara Graham who will talk about Marie Curie and her Legacy. We look forward to seeing everyone and if you would like to come along and join us you will be made most welcome.
THE LUNCH CAFÉ: Ann and the team would like to thank everyone who attended the last meeting of the Lunch Cafe were the sum of £250.80 was raised for the Hospice. The next meeting will be on Friday 8th February. A warm invitation is extended to everyone. All monies raised from the Cafe are donated to Charity. Opening times – from 12noon till 1.30pm. Soup, snacks and light meals are all homemade and there is a sales table with jams and gifts to tempt you. Your support is so much appreciated.
COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 16th February from 10am – 12 in St Columba Church. Cost £2.50. Tickets available after the services and from the Office. We are holding this coffee morning in aid of “International Medical Relief” Moldova. In April, Gillian Howie is joining an international medical team who will provide much needed medical and dental treatment to the children and adults of Transnistria, the poorest country in Europe. Gillian will be delighted if you could come along and support this venture. Thank you.
FLOWER CALENDAR: for 2019 is now in place in the Carrick Park Vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion, please add your name and telephone number to your chosen Sunday.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – and quality baking!! A friendly welcome is extended to all.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Betty Davidson (Stn 10) and Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 4)