TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY
Church Services and Level 4 restrictions : There will be no Services in Church as long as South Ayrshire remains in Level 4.
Sunday 22nd November 2020
Sunday 29th November 2020
Sunday 6th December 2020
Please follow the information that will be available on the website for future Sundays.
Remember that while the building is closed the Church remains open.
The Minister and Office staff continue to work.
Online services, sermons, audios, dial a sermon etc will continue to be available
OFFICE: hours – Monday/Tuesday/Thursday and Friday morning between 9.00am and 1.00pm. Temporary telephone number 01292 265794; or email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check your junk box from time to time as group email which will contain information for Elders seems to heading in that direction.
RECORDING OF SERVICES During the level 4 restrictions The Sunday Worship Service will continue to be recorded and uploaded to the website and to our Church Facebook page. The link will allow you to watch the Service via our YouTube channel on your smart phone, iPad, Laptop or smart TV.
SERMONS ONLINE: The text and an audio tape of the sermon for this week is available on the Sermons Tab on the website https://ayrstcolumba.co.uk/category/sermons/ and the
Recorded Service is available on the Worship Service tab https://ayrstcolumba.co.uk/category/worship-service/
WE continue to pray for all our members and friends who are ill at home and in hospital, for our bereaved families and for the Ministers who are closely involved in their pastoral care.
THE PRAYER CALENDAR for November week FOUR is available on the website.
ELDERS are encouraged to let the Minister know directly of any concerns or updates they have about members of their district.
FLOWERS: A special “Thank you” to Anne and the Flower Team who decorate the Church so beautifully each Sunday. The flower arrangements for our worship service are a joy. Please let the Minister or Irene know of anyone who might benefit from a delivery of flowers.
DIAL-A-SERMON It is now possible to access Scott’s Sunday Sermon by using your telephone; no internet is required. All you need do is call 01292 851074. The call is charged according to your landline or mobile phone package.
PLEASE do not hesitate to let the Minister know of anyone unwell or struggling at this time.
COLUMBA NEWS: details of when Elders may collect their Columba News will be posted next week.
OUR ST COLUMBA KIDS GROUP – during the level 4 restrictions there will be no meeting in the Church building. Stuart and the teachers continue to deliver uplifting, creative Christian messages and fun activities for our children via media platforms. If you have a young person who would like to be involved please contact Stuart (Stuartmckinlay@icloud.co.uk)
THANK YOU – a huge thank you to members who have continued to collect their 20’s and coppers for our Charities.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Please continue to save your 20’s – we will provide a very large collecting jar when we all return to Church.
MARY’S MEALS: likewise, your coppers for Mary’s Meals – there will always be a great need to help.
OFFERINGS: During this time when the Church building access is restricted, members may be considering how they can continue to give offerings to the Church. You can contact the Treasurer (01292 443271), the Session Clerk or the Church Secretary (both at 01292 265794).
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of L&W are available in the Church. Please let Hazel know if you are shielding or otherwise unable to uplift your Magazine. If you do not subscribe but would like more information please contact the Life & Work Convenor – Hazel Steele on Tel. 861631
FACEBOOK – IS FREE – there is no cost in using this service. You do not require a FB account to access the Church FB page. Something new will be uploaded every day. https://www.facebook.com/ayrstcolumba/
DAILY PRAYING May I recommend the website pray-as-you-go.org which offers a daily 10 minute reflection with music, Scripture and help with sensitive praying. It will help you reflect on the day. You can listen first thing in the morning, during the day or towards last thing at night. Often, I find them very peaceful, though they differ each day. Scott
Books for the journey………
Marcus Borg The Heart of Christianity
Days of Awe and Wonder: How to be a Christian in the 21st century
Rowan Williams Luminaries: Twenty lives that illuminate the Christian way SPCK
Thomas à Kempis The Imitation of Christ
Anthony De Mello Seek God Everywhere
Esther De Waal Seeking God
Also, you can sign up for the daily meditations of Fr Richard Rohr, Centre for Action and Contemplation. www.cac.org/sign-up/
Meditative daily worship with readings, music and prayers are available from: https://pray-as-you-go.org/