5 October 2014

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: We are part of the Church of Scotland, Presbyterian in government. As a congregation, our faith may be 2000 years old, but our thinking is not! We take the Bible, God’s Word, seriously as our main source for living, but we do not take it literally. We think of ourselves as a progressive Christian congregation that welcomes diverse people for reflection and action. We unite personal faith with social justice, prayer with peacemaking and spirituality with action. Maintaining an atmosphere where humour, laughter and enthusiasm are present when we gather together – faith and hope and love are at the heart of our worship and our activities. Basing our lives on the faith that, in Christ, all things are made new, we seek to bring the message of Jesus to others, using many avenues of approach. A very special welcome to the family of Caleb who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith,Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Mr. Dennis Johnston, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, 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 Mr. & Mrs. Norman Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Alan Hawthorn, Mr. & Mrs. John Crone and Mrs. Fiona Davidson

SUNDAY 12 October 2014
9.30 am Family Service – Duty Team: 4 – Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship – Sound: Mr. David Campbell

OUR ASSOCIATE MINISTER, Revd. David is preaching at St. Leonard’s and Dalrymple today.

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in August was £138.27. This year Diabetes (UK), the leading charity that cares for every person affected or at risk of Diabetes, are the recipients. There are 3.8m people in the UK with diabetes, and an estimated 850,000 who are unaware that they have the condition!

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.

FOOD BANK: this week’s request list includes -Diluting Juice, Instant Mash Potato, packets noodles or rice, Jam, and Coffee. Thank you so much for your continued support.

PIANO MOVE: 6 strong men are required at 19.00 on Tuesday 7th October to move the Piano onto a trailer at Carrick Park and offload at Cathcart Street Hall. If you can help please speak to John our Church Officer.

MONDAY CLUB: The new session starts tomorrow evening, October 6 at 7.30pm, when we will be entertained by our Cumnock friends Gail and Bill Gilchrist who have proved very popular in the past. This will be preceded by a very short EGM. The committee look forward to having the company of old and new members who will all be given a very warm welcome.

MEN’S ASSOCIATION: The first meeting of the new session will be held tomorrow evening, Monday the 6th October in the Session Room starting at 7.30 p.m. The Guest speaker is the Revd. David Prentice – Hyers from Troon. The title for his presentation is! “How to order a pizza from a Nuclear Bunker” (sub title)”Savouring a slow cooked fate in a Microwaveable World” intrigued, well why not come along. David has promised we will have an interesting and enjoyable evening.

TOY DRIVE: Ayr St Columba Church has teamed up with the Salvation Army in a toy drive, to help families, for whom, without help – Christmas just won’t come! We are asking you to buy a new toy and leave it in the box in the Carrick park vestibule. You can make such a difference to families who struggle even to buy food for their children, let alone Christmas gifts.

AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDIES: will restart this month. They will take place fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon at 2p.m. where we will look at the “Spread of the Early Church into the Wider World” through studying Paul’s Missionary Journeys. The first meeting will be held on 15th October and continue fortnightly. All are welcome to join in discussion and sharing in the presence of Our Lord.

HAVE YOU GOT TALENT? At present we have four teams taking 30 minute Worship Services on one Sunday afternoon each month at Creggan Bahn, Cumnor Hall, Glenfairn and South Lodge Nursing Homes. We have been invited to provide a similar service for Windyhall Nursing Home. We require five or six volunteers to form our fifth team for this very worthwhile Christian outreach into our community. Services usually contain three/four hymns, a prayer, a Bible reading and a short ” thought for the day” type of message and ending with a benediction. If you are interested please phone Sandy Allan 286703 or Irene in the Church Office.

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs Dorothy Wilson (Lindsay)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs Mary Reid (St George’s Road)

Kenneth and Barbara would like to thank, most sincerely the Minister, Hospitality Committee, Organist and congregation for all their support and kindness following the death of their dear Mum, Helen (Cockburn).