8 November 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. 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 11: Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Jim Orr, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Janet Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Jo Campbell, Mrs Betty McLellan and Mr. and Mrs. Ian Reid.
SUNDAY 15 November 2015
9.30 am Family Service            Duty Team: 12                            Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.00 am Kirk Session meet in the Struthers’ Room
11.15 am Morning Worship      Sacrament of Baptism              Admission of New Communicants
Sound: Mr. George McMillan
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in September was £108.06. 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.
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 £2.00.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Christmas edition should be with the editor today 8th November 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com.
THE BIBLE CLASS are 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.’
BOOK GROUP: the afternoon book group will be on the 16th Nov and the new evening group will have its introductory meeting at 7.30 on the 19th Nov in the Carrick Room
GUILD: At our meeting tomorrow evening at 7.30pm, we are pleased to have as our guests the gentlemen of the Men’s Association. We will be entertained by Hugh Paterson and Friends, whom we have heard in the past and know we will have an enjoyable evening. New ladies most welcome at any time during our session.
The series of BIBLE SEMINARS, exploring the relevance and diversity of this special book, will continue on Wednesday 11 November from 7.30 to 8.30 in the Struthers Room. All welcome.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank Warehouse this week: long-life milk, fruit juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, jars jam and coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will meet on 11th November 2015 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Enterkine House Hotel on Sunday 20th December at 1.00pm Cost £20. If you would like to attend please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule. No cancellations can be made after Sunday 13th December.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Rona Butler, (Stn.15), Miss Ann Thomson (Stn. 16), Mrs. Helen Craig (Stn.15) and Mrs. Isobel McEwan (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay), Miss Elma Cousins (Lindsay), Mrs. Irene Wybar (Lindsay) and Mrs Jean Barnard (Macmillan)
AILSA HOSPITAL: Mrs. Rena Smith (Croy House)

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden death of Mr. Dennis Johnston of Merkland Road, Alloway. The Service of Thanksgiving for Dennis’ life will be held here in the Church on Friday 13th November at 1.00pm following a private cremation at Masonhill. Our warmest sympathy is extended to Margaret and the family.
The funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Graham of Heathfield House Care Home will take place tomorrow, Monday at Masonhill at 11.15. We extend our warm thoughts to her husband, James, and her daughters, Linda and Mhari and the family.
We record the passing of Mr. Dick Mabon of Ramseyston Avenue, Coylton. Our warmest thoughts are with Sarah, Jane and the families. The service of Thanksgiving is still to be arranged.