9 October 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 7: Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mr. Charlie Jack, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mr. Bob Templeton and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Janet Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. John Crone and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hawthorn.

SUNDAY 16 October 2016
9.30 am Family Service                           Duty Team: 8             Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Holiday
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                          Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay

OUR ASSISTANT, Graeme, will be on holiday from Saturday 8th till Saturday 15th October, inclusive.
OUR ASSOCIATE Revd. David is on holiday from 6th October – 23rd October inclusive.
OFFICE – Irene will be on holiday on Monday and Tuesday. Normal Office service will resume on Thursday 13th October.
20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for September – the total is £73.95 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 October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
OUR HARVEST OFFERING: the collection, so far, has raised £2,217, in support of The Malawi Hunger Appeal. Thank you all for your generosity.
BOOK GROUP: there will be book group on Mon 10th at 2.00 but NOT on Thursday 13th October
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.
GUILD: The second meeting of the Guild will be tomorrow, Monday 10 October at 7.30 p.m. in Midton Road Hall. We look forward to welcoming Jill Scott and Bill Hicks who will give us a talk on the History of the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, and we are assured it will be an entertaining evening. Everyone warmly welcome!
CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED – Every Wednesday at 7pm for 7 weeks, from 19 October to 30 November in the Centenary Aisle. The night commences with a cup of tea, followed by a short film that introduces the topic and then discussion groups, allowing you to explore faith, doubt and any questions you may have in a relaxed and non-threatening environment. Please let Graeme or Irene know if you intend to come along.
HEARING AID SERVICE – DID YOU KNOW? You can have your hearing aid serviced; collect batteries have tubing changed etc. at a library near you. Full details are available in the Carrick Park Vestibule.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. George Wilson (Stn 12)
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 for Mr. John McIlwain of Glenfairn Care Home will be held tomorrow, Monday 10th October at 1.15 at Masonhill. Our sympathy is extended to his nephew Colin and the family.
The Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mrs. Margery Turnbull of Dongola Road, Ayr will be held in the Church on Monday, 24th October, at 2.00pm. Our warmest sympathy is extended to Alistair, Lorna and their families.