31 January 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. 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.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Jim Orr, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie.
Team 12: Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, 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. James Kane, Mr. George Rae
Team 1: Mrs Helen Mackay, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mrs. Ann Vance, Mr. Graeme Savage, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter, Mr. Robin White, Mr. Malcolm Mackay, Mr. Brian Morrison.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Dorothy Dawson, Mrs. Joyce Kennedy and Miss Janette Otterson.

SUNDAY 31 January 2016
9.30 am – Team:11                   11.15 am – Team: 12                             6.30 pm – Team: 1
Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan      Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron      Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
We are delighted to welcome the Convener of our Local Church Review as our Guest Preacher this morning, the Revd David Prentice-Hyers, Minister at Troon Old Parish Church, and his Elder, Mr Brian Duncan.
SUNDAY 7 February 2016
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 2 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
6.30pm Evening Service

THE LOCAL CHURCH REVIEW Meeting scheduled for Wednesday first, 3rd February, is cancelled as the Presbytery Mission Organiser, the Revd Mandy Hickman, is ill. We apologise if you had set this evening aside! A meeting will be organised at a future date.
KIRK SESSION MEETING: the meeting scheduled for Thursday 4th February has been rearranged for Thursday 3rd March.
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: sugar, jam, small jars of coffee, tinned meals, tinned or instant potatoes and small diluting juice. Thank you for your continued support.
OUR PIPE ORGAN is undergoing restoration and the installation of a new Dulciana Stop. The work is going apace in the workshop of Harrison and Harrison in Durham, and the organ will be back in service in early March.
YOUTH WORK, MISSION and working with challenging behaviour training day: Alistair Jones, Chief Executive of Frontier Youth Trust and a UK-wide specialist in mission with young people is delivering a training day for us. The day will focus on modern outreach strategies and working with children with challenging behaviours. Lunch is provided. On Saturday 13th February from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Venue: Salvation Army, John Street, Ayr. Please contact Stuart McKinlay if you wish to attend 261025.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you want, leave when you want. Tea, coffee and biscuits, newspapers and a friendly face!
PARENT & TODDLERS: we really need two/three additional helpers for the following days: 3rd Tuesday of every month; 3rd Friday and 5th Friday of every month. If you have an hour and a half to spare to make tea for the Mums please speak to Irene in the office.
AEOLIAN MALE VOICE CHOIR: The Ladies’ Fellowship is delighted to welcome this highly acclaimed choir to the church on Tuesday 2 February at 7.30pm. Tickets for this concert are priced £5 and are available from the church office, from any committee member or on the door on the night. All proceeds from this fundraising concert will go to the Ladies’ Fellowship charities for this session – Cancer Research and South Ayrshire Dementia Support.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Denis Yorston (Stn.1), Mr. David McKnight (Stn 6), Mr. David Brennan (Stn 14), Mrs. Mae Trainor (Stn. 3) and Lady Annie O’Halloran (Stn. 14)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Helen Craig (Macmillan) and Mr. Bob Smith (Macmillan)

Mrs. Helen Ramsay, Union Avenue is now resident in Glenfairn Care Home.
Mr. Robert & Mrs. Chresta Clark are now resident in Matheson House, Broomfield Road, Ayr.