8 September 2019

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.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mr. Jim Hunter, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mr. Glynn McCaig, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Robertson, The Henderson Family, Mrs. Jan Gibson and Mr. and Mrs. Jim McLure.
Sunday 15 SEPTEMBER 2019
10.30am Morning Worship Duty Team: 7 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
St. Columba Kids should meet in the Hall at 10.00am
SOLE NOMINEE: In order to confirm our Sole Nominee, Dr Scott McKenna as the next Minister at Ayr St Columba Church a vote will take place next Sunday following the 10.30am Service. Only those on the Electoral Register are eligible to vote.
KIRK SESSION MEETING: there will be an Extra Ordinary meeting of the Kirk Session following the voting next Sunday 15th September, in the Sanctuary.
ELDERS are asked to uplift their Kirk Session Agenda, Minutes, and Columba News from their pigeonholes today.
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during August was £128.08. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
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 £2.80
COLUMBA NEWS: material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 22nd September.
Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com.
A NEW AND EXCITING ‘YOUTH GROUP’ for all young people in the S1-S3 age range. Second meeting this Sunday 8th September 2019 – meeting from 11.30am – 1.00pm.
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: Tomorrow 9th September at 12 noon, in the Town Hall. Matthew and Rachel Entertain. Admission £3 – all welcome.
FOOD BANK: There is an urgent need for the following groceries – 750ml diluting juice, tinned potatoes, tinned main meals (mince, stew etc), jam, small packets of tea bags, tinned custard and tinned rice pudding. Also UHT milk
LUNCH CAFÉ: TODAY! 8th September at 12.30pm in the Midton Hall. Ann, Laraine and the Team are delighted to welcome you to the “New Look” Café running once a month with proceeds going to our Charities. The Menu will include Soup, Sweets, Tea & Coffee and Traybake. The Team look forward to welcoming you.
OASIS CAFÉ: As Autumn settles in we extend warm thanks to the Summer Oasis Team for their friendliness and superb homebaking over the summer months. The Winter Team will be here every Thursday morning, with a warm welcome, cosy chat and friendly faces. Struthers Room 10.30am and 12.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Sheila Lockhart (Stn 12), Ms. Madge Allen, Mrs. Hettie Brotherston (Stn 14), Mrs. Isobel Smellie (Stn 10) and Mr Jim Richardson (Stn 1)
IRVINE CENTRAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Douglas Grant Centre) and Miss Mabel Davidson (Woodland View, Ward. 4)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)
DATES for your DIARY:
Sunday 22nd September – HARVEST FESTIVAL
Wednesday 25th September – 2.00 pm – WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON COMMUNION
Friday 27th September – THE BIG COFFEE MORNING – 10 – 2pm in aid of MACMILLAN and S-A CLOTHING BANK