7 October 2018

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH! People have been 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 9: Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Miss Isobel Sutherland, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter
WE WARMLY WELCOME, at the Organ, Mr. Stewart Paton this morning. Stewart will be with us for two Sunday’s while Matthew is on holiday.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hawthorn and Mrs. Ann Aitchison.
Sunday 14th October 2018
9.30 am Family Worship      Duty Team: 10       Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am Holiday – No St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship                                   Sound: Mr .David Campbell
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in September £118.83. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
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.
LUNCH CAFÉ: CATHCART STREET HALL from 12noon – 1.30pm. Our Lunch Club has been “updated” – the new Café offers all the superb homebaking and fabulous cooking to which you are accustomed. Pop in and join the Team for a lovely lunch, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome
POPPIES: A big thank you to everybody who has been knitting and crocheting poppies for our St Columba display for Remembrance Sunday. So that we can make up the display there is a cut off day of Sunday 14th October. All poppies can be handed into the Church office. Anne Swan. 01563 830308.
OASIS CAFÉ: Meets every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, a place to relax, read the papers, and enjoy a chat – not to mention the quality homebaking!
LIGHT PARTY: our alternative Halloween fun evening. Focussing on bringing light into the darkness. Traditional bobbing for apples; dressing up; pumpkin carving, light disco and lots more! TUESDAY 30th October at 6pm – 8pm
LADIES FELLOWSHIP: will hold their first get-together of the season tomorrow night, Monday 8th October at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. The entertainment will be provided by “Luath”, our own Keith Fullerton performing. New and existing members will be welcomed.
ORGANIST ENTERTAINS CONCERT in St. Columba tomorrow at 12noon – admission £3. Recitalist is Marion Lees McPherson from Stockbridge Parish Church. All welcome.
AYR HOSPITAL:  Mr. Jim Kane (Stn. 15), Mrs. Isobel Fraser (Stn. 6) and Mr. David Knox (Stn 8)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Mollie McLeish (Lindsay), Mr. Robbie Turnbull (Lindsay) and  Mrs. Anne McNair (Lindsay),
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

The Funeral Service for Mrs. Mary Thomson, formerly of Carcluie Crescent, Alloway, will be held at Masonhill at 1.15pm on Wednesday first, 10 October. Our prayers are extended to her daughter, Jane and the family.
The Funeral Service of Mr. Ian McGrouther, 41, Winton Drive, Glasgow will take place at Masonhill on Friday 12 at 1.15pm. Our prayers are extended to his daughter, Rhona and the family.