9th November 2014

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 10: Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park,  Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Nan Taylor, Mrs. Annie Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Ian Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCutcheon, Mrs. Christine Logan and in memory of Irene Brown and her granddaughter, Amy.
SUNDAY 16 November 2014
9.30 am Family Service         Duty Team: 11       Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                   Sound: Mr. David Campbell

20’s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September was £100.45 for Diabetes (UK), the leading charity that cares for every person affected or at risk of Diabetes. There are 3.8m people in the UK with diabetes, and an estimated 850,000 who are unaware that they have the condition!
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.
FOOD BANK: The food requested is determined by demand. The Warehouse in Prestwick which distributes the food boxes to hubs in Ayr, Troon, Maybole and Girvan has intimated that the greatest need is for boxes for single people. Always needed are: long life milk, diluting juice, jam, small packets pasta, noodles and rice, small packets sugar, tins of fruit, packet custard and instant mash.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Christmas edition should be with the editor today Sunday 9th November 2014. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
SENIORS PARTY: Invitations can be found in the current issue of the Columba News. Please complete and return to the office before 16th November.
THE GUILD: At our meeting tomorrow 10th November at 7.30pm we look forward to being joined by our friends from the Monday Club. We are all to enjoy a musical evening of entertainment provide by father and daughter Jim and Mhairi, who will sing and play their instruments.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY: will meet on Wednesday 12th November at 2pm in the Session Room. All very welcome.
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH: Sunday 21st December in the Midton Road Hall at 12.45pm. Names can be added to the lists available in the Carrick Park vestibule from today. Tickets priced £15 should be paid and collected on Friday 5th & 12th December during Office hours or on Sundays 7th & 14th (also from the office) after the morning Services. Last date for cancellation will be Monday 15th December after which all ordered tickets will be charged.
WISH TOKENS: The Scout Group would like your help to Fundraise. Please collect the tokens from the Ayrshire Post and place in the box in the Carrick Park vestibule. There will be a Community Cash Giveaway based on the number of tokens we can collect.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Sandra Lowrie (Station 7) and Mr Robin Morton (Station 16)
CROSSHOUSE: Mr. Robert (Bobby) Davidson (Ward 2D)
GLASGOW ROYAL: Mrs Mary Reid (St. George’s Road)

DATES for your DIARY!
Saturday 22 November: Senior Members’ St Andrew’s Party. Midton Road Hall 2.30 – 5.00pm
Saturday 29th November: Guild Christmas Coffee Morning 10 – 12. Tickets £2.50 on sale after each service
Friday 5 December: there will be a Concert entitled “Come Messiah Come” at 7.30pm. This is the fourth visit from the Celebration Choir and promises to be an excellent evening. Tickets priced £6, will be on sale from next Sunday.