Ayr: St Columba Church

15 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. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 7: Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mrs. Janet McKnight, Mr. Derek McNish, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Anne Mills 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 Mr and Mrs Ian McBride, Mr Hugh Brown, Lady Sheena McEwan and the Mackay Family Wedding

Sunday 22 SEPTEMBER 2019 HARVEST SUNDAY
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY REVD JOHN MATTHEWS and REVD. EDDIE SIMPSON
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 8 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
9.00am St. Columba Kids meet in The Midton Road Hall for Harvest Service
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr Stuart McKinlay
We welcome The Revd Scott McKenna into our pulpit this morning

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 next Sunday 22nd September.
Articles should be emailed to the editor at: [email protected]
HARVEST SUNDAY – 22nd September – the Flower Team would be most grateful for any donations of fruit or vegetables to help decorate the church for harvest. These can be handed in any morning during the week.
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: the Team would like to thank everyone for their support. The sum of £265 was raised for the Ayrshire Hospice. The next Café Lunch will be on Sunday 13th October at 12.30pm. Monies raised will be donated to Whiteleys
OASIS CAFÉ: Drop into the Struthers Room 10.30am – 12 for a cup of tea/coffee. The Team will be here every Thursday morning, with a warm welcome, cosy chat and friendly faces.

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Sheila Lockhart (Stn 12), Ms. Madge Allen, Mrs. Hettie Brotherston (Stn 14), Mr Jim Richardson (Stn 1) and Mr. Jim Brown (Stn 14)
IRVINE CENTRAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Douglas Grant Centre)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Miss Irene Taylor

DATES for your DIARY:
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. Tickets priced £3 available from the Office.

Miss Mabel Davidson is now resident in Glenfairn Care Home Racecourse Road.

We record with sadness the passing of Mrs. Isobel Smellie, Genoch Farm. Our prayers and condolences are extended to her husband Iain and the family.