5 September 2018

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have being 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.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Iain McCrae, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Ms. Gillian Watson, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Iain Henderson, Mrs. Margaret Duncan, Miss Kerrie Lee and Mrs. Pamela Goodwin.
Sunday 9th September 2018
9.30 am Family Worship      Duty Team: 5                   Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship   Sacrament of Baptism  Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
KIRK SESSION MEETING: Cathcart Street Hall – Thursday 5th September at 7.30pm. Elders are asked to uplift Agenda and Minutes from their pigeonholes.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Columba News from the pigeonholes for immediate delivery. There are Harvest Donation envelopes included with this magazine.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in August £56.20. 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 September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50
DOORS OPEN DAY AYRSHIRE@ AYR ST COLUMBA! Saturday 8th September 2018. Thank you to those who have volunteered already – but we are still in need of more help! There is a list with the Rota sessions in the Carrick Park Vestibule – previous volunteers please read the list and anyone else who is able to give a little time please add your name. We are also in need of home baking for the teas – all donations will be most gratefully received.
CHOIR: weekly practices resume on Thursday 13th September at 7.30pm. We are a friendly group and the practices are always fun. There is plenty of room for new members in all sections – if you enjoy singing – come along and find out more about us!
PARENT & TODDLERS: Our Groups meet on Monday and Friday – 10am – 11.30am. There are lots of toys and there is tea and coffee for the grown-ups, made by our willing volunteers. All very welcome.
SUMMER OASIS: The Summer drop in café is open to everyone – please bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat!
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING for all paid staff and volunteers in the PVG Scheme will be led by Bill Wilson, Presbytery trainer, on Sunday 9 September from 2.00 – 3.30 in the Midton Hall. This is an essential component of our Safeguarding procedures.
FOOD BANK: The items most needed this week are – Coffee, small bottles of Diluting Juice, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Mince/Stew/Cold Meat, Tinned Tomato and UHT Milk. Please remember a few extra items when you shop
MENS ASSOCIATION GAMES: Session restarts in the Midton Hall every Thursday from 6th September at 2.00pm. All welcome.
FITNESS WITH FRIENDS – Keep Fit and Relaxation for all abilities! Starts back this week, on Wednesday 5th September at 2pm in the Midton Road Hall. All welcome.
The Organist Entertains – This Thursday 6th September, at Ayr Town Hall, Ayr Arts Guild in conjunction with Ayr Film Society are screening a silent Alfred Hitchcock – The Lodger, with live organ accompaniment by Iain McGlinchey president of the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust. Doors open 19:00 hrs, cost £5.00
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Betty Davidson (Urquhart) and Mrs. Mollie McLeish (Lindsay)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mr. Jim Wilcox (Renal Unit)
DATES for your DIARY:
MESSY CHURCH resumes on Saturday 29th September 4pm – 6pm
HARVEST FESTIVAL – SUNDAY 30th September at 9.30am and 11.15am

We commend to God’s care and love Cynthia, Sylvia, Johnanne, Audrey and John and all the family of Mrs Jenny Hall of Templeton House Care Home (and formerly of Dalmilling) whose funeral was held on Friday at Patna Cemetery.