30 September 2018

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 8: Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mrs. Shona Frew,Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Sheena Stewart, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mrs. Maureen Fullerton, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Dorothy Hutcheson, Mrs. Jean Peterson and Mrs. Nan Conway and Mrs. Marilyn Miller.
Sunday 7th October 2018
The MINISTER is preaching at LOCHSIDE
9.30 am Family Worship       Duty Team: 9       Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship                                 Sound: Mr. George McMillan

20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in August £56.20. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
HARVEST FESTIVAL –This year our HARVEST APPEAL donations will be sent to the Kerala Appeal. There are Harvest Donation envelopes available at both doors.
FOOD BANK: The items most needed this week are – Coffee, small bottles of Diluting Juice, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Mince/Stew/Cold Meat, Tinned Tomato and UHT Milk. Please remember a few extra items.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will restart on Wednesday 3 October at 7.30 pm in the Struthers Room. All welcome.
GUILD: Tomorrow, Monday 1 October at 7.30 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall is our Opening Meeting and we are delighted to have Revd Fraser who will dedicate the Guild for the Session and guide us on the work we hope to do in the coming year. We look forward to seeing everyone once again and any new members will be made most welcome.
LUNCH CAFÉ: CATHCART STREET HALL from 12noon – 1.30pm. Our Lunch Club has been “updated” – the new Café offers all the superb homebaking and fabulous cooking to which you are accustomed. Pop in and join the Team for a lovely lunch, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome
POPPIES: A big thank you to everybody who has been knitting and crocheting poppies for our St Columba display for Remembrance Sunday. So that we can make up the display could I ask that we have a cut off day of Sunday 14th October. All poppies can be handed into the Church office. Anne Swan. 01563 830308.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – not to mention the quality homebaking!
LIGHT PARTY: our alternative Halloween fun evening. Focussing on bringing light into the darkness. Traditional bobbing for apples; dressing up; pumpkin carving, light disco and lots more! TUESDAY 30th October at 6pm – 8pm

AYR HOSPITAL: (Mrs. Anne McNair (Stn.10) and Mrs. Lorna Paterson (Stn 11)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Mollie McLeish (Lindsay) and Mr. Robbie Turnbull (Lindsay)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Thomson who died at her home in England will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 10th October at 1.15. Mary formerly lived at Carcluie Crescent. We remember her daughter Jane and the family in our prayers.

Our warmest Congratulations to Mr. Colin Hope who retires this weekend as Group Scout Leader of 18th Ayrshire Scout Group. Colin has faithfully served the Group here at St. Columba and formerly at Trinity Church for over 50 years.