4 November 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. A very special welcome to the family of Mary Ann who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Nancy Taylor, Mrs Margaret Johnston and Mrs. Heather Fullerton

Sunday 11th November 2018 REMEMBRANCE
9.30 am Family Worship         Duty Team: 4            Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
10.50 am Morning Worship  ACT OF REMEMBRANCE    Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in October £89.19. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
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 £2.50
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor today, Sunday 4th Nov. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH: 9th DECEMBER at the Kylestrome Hotel. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule, if you would like to attend.
MENS ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting Monday 5th November at 7.30pm in Struthers Room. Speaker is Jason Sutcliffe on “The Refurbishment of Dean Castle”, Visitors always made welcome.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP: meeting tomorrow. Monday 5th November at 7.30pm. Speaker is Tracey Monaghan demonstrating “Canny Cooking”.
ORGANIST ENTERTAINS CONCERT – AYR TOWN HALL – tomorrow Monday 5th November, with our own Matthew and Rachel. 12noon – 1.00pm ticket £3.
FRASER’S RETIRAL LUNCH: Sunday 31st March Lunch. If you have a Table of 10 please uplift a form from the Carrick Park vestibule. Tables will be processed with all other requests for seats on Sunday 2nd December.
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!
FOOD BANK: foods required this week are tinned Mince, tinned Stew, tinned Cold Meat, small Tea Bags, 750ml Diluting Juice, coffee, tinned Hot Dogs, UHT Milk. Please remember a few extras tins!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Isabel Fraser (Stn. 6) and Mr. Allan Hosie (Stn. 2)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Anne McNair (Lindsay) and Mrs. Margaret Stirling (Urquhart)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

We extend warm sympathy to Mr and Mrs Peter Drysdale and the Family, Bellevue Crescent, Ayr, on the death of Margaret’s mother, Mrs. Ellen Aird. The funeral took place on Thursday.

The funeral service for Mr. Jack Goodwin, Carrick Gardens, who died on Wednesday, will take place next Thursday 9th November at 12 noon. We send our affection and sympathy to his wife Margaret and all the family.

Kathleen Hawthorn wishes to thank all friends for cards, flowers and messages of concern, following her recent accident. Fortunately feeling much better, but bruising still very scary and unsightly –

Our Beadle, John, would like to thank everyone most sincerely for all the cards and good wishes he has received following his stay in hospital.