6 November 2016

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 1: Mr. Graeme Savage, Mrs. Carol Morrison,
Mrs. Ann Vance, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter, Mr. Robin White, Mrs Helen Mackay, Mr. Malcolm Mackay and Mr. Brian Morrison.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Nancy Taylor, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mrs. Marion Robertson and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCutcheon.

9.30 am Family Service        Duty Team: 2       Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
10.50 am Morning Worship                                 Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in October is £113.07.The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE: will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 6th November at 4p.m. There will be a short act of worship, remembering loved ones who have died. This service will be designed specifically for reflection and prayer, with short readings and times for quiet meditation. You will have the chance to light a candle to remember someone dear.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Christmas edition should be with the editor today, Sunday 6th November 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
GUILD: Our next meeting is Monday, 7 November at 7.30 p.m. when we look forward to having The Voices and also the Men’s Association as our guests. Everyone will be made most welcome for an evening of fellowship and friendship.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam, packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. This is a place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Congregational Christmas Lunch at Enterkine House Hotel on Sunday 11th December – the list is closed but there is a reserve list to which you may add your name if you would like to attend.. Two courses, coffee and mince pies, £22.00 and a glass of bubbly on arrival.
AYR AULD KIRK CONCERT: St. Andrew’s Concert with Rachel Hynes; Ron Dale; Aileen Robertson Dancers and much more! Saturday 26th November at 7.30pm Tickets priced £10 from 01292 260569
TONIGHT – ALLOWAY CHURCH – 7pm a Concert by the Paisley Philharmonic Choir. Tickets priced £10 are available at the door. All proceeds to Beatson Charity, Glasgow.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Lilly Andrew (Stn. 14), Mr David Burton (Stn 16), Mrs. Maureen Gow (Stn 16) and Mrs. Carol Monaghan (Stn 10).
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar and Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Edenhall Spinal Unit)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY: Mrs Jean Austin (Ward 63)
The funeral service of Mr Bob Smith of Gearholm Road, Alloway, who died last week, will be held at Masonhill Crematorium on Wednesday first, 9th November, at 10.30. Our warmest thoughts are extended to nephews Andrew (Kilmarnock); Andy (London) and Glenn (Erskine) and their families.
The funeral service of Mr. Karl Randolph, S. Harbour Street, will take place next Friday. 11th November at 9.45. Our support is extended to his mother, Valerie and the family.
We extend our sincere sympathy and our prayers to his wife, Myrette Wilson , daughter Lorna and all the family on the passing of George (Bourtree Park) a dear husband, father and grandfather . Funeral details are still to be arranged.