6 December 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 3: Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mr. Bob Bartholomew, Mr. Iain Hope.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Malcolm Mackay and Mrs. Margaret Goodwin.
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 4 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. George McMillan
4.30pm Readings and Carols by Candlelight followed by mulled wine and mince pies
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in November was £133.81. 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.
ELDERS – COLUMBA NEWS: are available for immediate delivery. The details of all the Christmas activities are intimated in the magazine please ensure these are delivered as quickly as possible.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the December edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.00.
THE BIBLE CLASS is working alongside the Salvation Army again this year to try and help them with their annual toy drive. These toys are distributed in Ayr and the surrounding area by the Salvation Army, to families who require the food bank to eat, and whose children would otherwise waken up on Christmas morning, to find nothing. A box has been placed in the Carrick Park Vestibule and any donations would be gratefully received.’
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Christmas edition should be with the editor by Sunday 20th December 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank Warehouse this week are: sugar, jam, coffee, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tins or packets of custard and rice pudding. Thank you for your continued support.
A CHOIRED TASTE: “SONGS FOR THE SEASON” – we are delighted to welcome this highly acclaimed choir to Ayr St. Columba Church – FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £5 are available from the Office or at the door on the night!
READINGS & CAROLS – SUNDAY – 13th DECEMBER: 4.30 pm – Service of Readings and Carols by Candlelight in the Sanctuary with guest Mark Saberton – followed by Mulled wine & mince pies
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Enterkine House Hotel on Sunday 20th December at 1.00pm. No cancellations can be made after Sunday 13th December. Please add your name to the bus list – cost £4.00
FLOWER CALENDAR 2016: is now available in the Carrick Park vestibule. If you would like to donate flowers for a particular Sunday, please add your name and telephone number to the calendar. We are so grateful to all our donors for their generosity
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will meet on 9th December 2015 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you want, leave when you want. Tea, coffee and biscuits, newspapers and a friendly face!
GUILD: £2,300, yes, you supported us to such an amazing amount at our Annual Coffee Morning, thank you so very much. We will be able to support our projects and charities very generously. Monday 7th December at 2.00pm, our last Guild meeting for 2015, when we are to have musical afternoon, thanks to the talents of the Tanglin Singers, whose reputation goes before them. Always a warm welcome to anyone new, male or female!
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Miss Elma Cousins (Lindsay), Mrs Jean Barnard (Macmillan), Mrs. Isobel McEwan (Macmillan) and Mrs. Helen Craig (Macmillan)
AILSA HOSPITAL: Mrs. Rena Smith (Croy House)
Our warmest sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Mollie Cross of Rozelle Care Home, whose funeral took place last Wednesday; to the family of William Blythe of Hillfoot Road, whose funeral took place last Thursday; the funeral service for Miss Ann Thomson of Macadam Place, Ayr who died on Monday, is still to be arranged. Our affection and prayers are extended to her cousin, Faye, and all the family.
The funeral service for Mrs Emily Somerville of Redford Care Home, who died last week, will be held tomorrow, Monday, at 11.15a.m. at Masonhill. We extend our affection and support to her daughter Jean and all the family.