3 November 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 4: Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Ms. Gillian Watson, Mr. Iain Storm,
Mr. Iain McCrae, Mrs. Susan Christie, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Nancy Taylor, Mrs. Liz Challis and Mrs. Margret Goodwin
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 5 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
10.50am Morning Worship ACT OF REMEMBRANCE Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during September was £80.28. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
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 £2.80.
COLUMBA NEWS: material for the next edition should be with the editor today Sunday 3rd November. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com.
THE MENS ASSOCIATION: Meet tomorrow Monday 4th November Struthers Room 7.30pm. Our Speaker is Alastair Swan, with a travelogue and film presentation entitled “Window on the World”. This is always a very entertaining evening, everyone assured of a warm welcome.
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH: 8th December at the Kylestrome Hotel, 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule, if you would like to attend.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS TALK: this evening has been organised as an Elders’ Training initiative but is open to everyone in the Congregation. The talk starts at 7.00pm on Tuesday 5th November.
FOOD BANK: There is an urgent need for the following groceries – 750ml diluting juice, tinned potatoes, tinned main meals (mince, stew etc), jam; small packets of tea bags, tinned custard and tinned rice pudding. Also UHT milk.
OASIS CAFÉ: Drop into the Struthers Room 10.30am – 12 for a cup of tea/coffee. The Team will be here every Thursday morning, with a warm welcome, cosy chat and friendly faces.
LUNCH CAFÉ the next Sunday Lunch Café will be held on Sunday 17th November at 12.30pm
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP: tomorrow, Monday 4th will be the next get-together when the Speaker will be Revd Eddie Simpson. Guild members are invited to come along. Guaranteed to be an excellent evening.
GUILD: Our outing to APOS production of Oliver is Thursday, 7 November at the Gaiety Theatre at 7.30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) I still have tickets for some of the Guild ladies who weren’t at the Guild last week but we will be at the Gaiety Theatre door on Thursday when you will be able to collect your ticket.
DAYR TO SING: 2.30pm in Struthers Room every Thursday. Open to all with respiratory problems and their spouse/carer/ friend. Volunteers also warmly welcome!
AYR COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR, led by Bobby Irvine, are holding their Christmas Concert on Saturday 7th December at 6.30pm in Ayr Town Hall. To comply with Fire Regulations at the Town Hall, entrance will be by a (free) Complimentary Ticket available via the Salvation Army by email to linda.watson@salvationarmy.org or call 269286. Alternatively from John Ferguson (281633). It is important that Complimentary Tickets are presented on arrival at the Town Hall.
AYR HOSPITAL: Ms. Madge Allen (Stn 2), Mr. James Clark (Stn 8) and Miss Jennifer Wilson (Stn. 3)
IRVINE CENTRAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Douglas Grant Centre)
Mrs. Morag Orr wishes to thank all the many friends at Ayr St Columba who have taken the time to visit, send cards and flowers, to her in Windyhall. She is overwhelmed by your kindness.