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. A very special welcome to the family of Jackson who will be baptised at the Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: 3 Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, 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 Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mrs. Jean Johnston and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Swinn.

9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 4 Sound: Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Keith Fullarton
Our Assistant, Graeme, has been signed off work by his doctor for the period of one month. He is suffering from nervous exhaustion. Graeme and Wendy appreciate our prayers and support as he returns to good health again.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in January is £98.82. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
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 £2.50.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank is vital. This week – life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard, biscuits and tins of tuna. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone – bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
THE GUILD: Monday, 6 February at 2.p.m. in the Midton Hall is our first afternoon meeting this year and is the annual Daffodil Tea when we welcome Mr Tom Raffel and Friends who will be our guest and entertainers; there will also be a small sales table. We look forward to seeing everyone and all will be made most welcome so please do come along and join us.
HEALING SERVICE: will be held on Saturday 18th February, 9.30 – noon at Kingcase Church.
OUR LUNCH CLUB will meet on Friday first 10th February, from 12 noon t0 1.30pm in the Cathcart Street Hall. Homemade soups and snacks are available at reasonable prices. All monies will go to support the Hospice.
READY, STEADY, COOK! FUNDRAISER: the Ladies Fellowship have organised a superb fundraiser for Monday 13th February at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. Kevin Liddell, Executive Chef at The Chestnuts Hotel will give a demonstration and tasting. There will be welcoming refreshments and excellent prizes for the lucky tickets!! All for £10. Tickets on sale after the Service.
PASTORAL VISTORS: there is an urgent need to strengthen the Pastoral Team. If you can spare a little time to visit a housebound member please contact the convenor, Linda on 01292 286951, the Minister or the Office.
JOSEPH and his AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT: Messy Church has arranged an outing to see “Joseph” at the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh on Saturday 18th March. The bus will leave the Church at 10am and return at 7.30pm.There will be a few tickets available from Monday 6th February. Cost is £40 (includes bus) please speak to Irene during Office hours.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. Steven Miller (Stn. 16), Mrs. Chrissie Brown (Stn. 12), Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Stn. 14), Mrs. Myrette Wilson (Stn. 12), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 10) and Mr. Denis Grier (Stn. 11).
THE BIGGART: Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart), Mrs. Maureen Gow (Urquhart), Mr. John Marsh (Urquhart) and Mr. Charles Symington (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY : Mrs Janice Paterson, Ward 45

Mr Douglas Boocock is now resident in Templeton House Care Home, Racecourse Road, Ayr

The funeral service of Mrs Cathy Yorston who died in Ayr Hospital this past week will take place at Masonhill on Friday 10th February at 12 noon. Our warmest sympathy and prayerful support are extended to all her family.