30 October 2016

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.
9.30 am – Team: 10                   11.15 am – Team: 11                 6.30 pm – Team: 12
Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn     Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay   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: Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, 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, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn.
Team 11: Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. John Ferguson, 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. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie.
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.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Naismith Family and Mrs. June Dornan.
9.30 am Family Service      Duty Team:      Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. George McMillan
4.00pm Time to Remember – Centenary Aisle
6.30pm Evening Worship    Duty Team: Brownies
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE: will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 6th November at 4p.m. 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.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Christmas edition should be with the editor next Sunday 6th November 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting Monday 31st Oct.7.30pm in Struthers Room. Speaker Mr Denis Rattenbury. “Beneath our feet; the story of our Landscape”, visitors and new members always welcome.
LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP: meeting 31st October at 7.30pm for a Hallowe’en Themed Games Night. Come if you dare! All welcome.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam, packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!
OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. 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.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Congregational Christmas Lunch at Enterkine House Hotel on Sunday 11th December, please add your name to the List in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Two courses, coffee and mince pies, £22.00 and a glass of bubbly on arrival. There is also a list for the coach, if you plan to travel by bus.
AUTUMN FAIR at St Leonard’s Church – Saturday 5th November – 10.00 – 1600. Lots of Christmas gifts, cards and fabulous Fairtrade food, tea and coffee and home baking served all day

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. George Wilson (Stn 12), Mrs. Lilly Andrew (Stn. 14), Mr David Burton (Stn 16), Mr. Jim Brown (Stn. 3) and Mrs. Joan Christison (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar and Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Edenhall Spinal Unit)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs Jean Austin (Ward 63)

CONGRATULATIONS to Rena and Bill Cunningham, Willow Park, who celebrated their Golden Wedding yesterday.