4 October 2015

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!

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs. Lynsey Kerr, Mr. John Robertson, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Ralph L. Riddiough, Mr. John Crone.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mr. & Mrs. Alan Hawthorn, Mr. John Crone and Mr. & Mrs. Norman Peterson.

SUNDAY 11 October 2015
9.30 am   Family Service          Duty Team: 5                     Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am  St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am   Morning Worship                                                  Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in September was £108.06. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
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 £2.00.
“CALLED BY NAME” – our class for those who would like to find out more about the Christian Faith and what it means to be a church member will meet in the Centenary Aisle today.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: the first meeting will be held tomorrow 5th October in the Struthers’ Room when the speaker will be Revd. Brian Hendrie – St. Leonard’s Church. His topic will be “On being a French economist and other tales”
FOOD BANK: Stock very low in general but most wanted this week are tins of Rice Pudding, Sugar, Coffee, Jam, Tinned fruit, biscuits, spaghetti and packets of wholegrain rice. Thank you for your continued support.
CH4 HYMN BOOKS: if you have ordered a new hymn book please collect from Irene in the office.
LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP: The first meeting of the Ladies’ Fellowship will take place on Monday 5 October at 7.30pm. Our minister, Revd Fraser Aitken, will join us to dedicate the group and this will be followed by a folk music evening led by Pat Kane. The members of the committee look forward to welcoming everyone back after the summer break and we would be delighted to welcome new members. Meetings are held in the church hall every second Monday evening. Please come along and join us!
GUILD: Ayr Presbyterial Council, Autumn Rally is to be held here in St. Columba Church on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 7.30pm, when the speaker will be Mrs Linda Young, National Convenor of the Guild. All welcome.
THE BOOK GROUP restarts on Monday 12th at 2pm in the Carrick Room. All welcome. There is a proposal to start an evening group in November – anyone who might be interested, please contact Helen Greig Tel: 01292 520926

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Jean Barnard (Station 9), Mr. Archie Jamieson (Stn. 7), Mrs. Jean Austin (Stn. 1) and Mrs. Rona Butler (Stn 15)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Lindsay), Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay) and Mrs. Jean Stewart (Lindsay)

Our warmest sympathy and support are extended to Mr George and Mrs Margaret Black of Prestwick on the sudden death of their daughter, Hazel, last Thursday.

We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Yvonne McPherson of Southpark Road, Ayr, on the death of her father Mr. William Nicol. The funeral service is on Tuesday first, 6th October, at 1.00pm in the Church, followed by the committal at Dunure at 2.00pm.