Ayr: St Columba Church

29 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 9: Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Miss Isobel Sutherland, Mr. David Inglis, Mrs. Marjorie Graham, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Ms. Shona Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Harkness and Mrs. Dorothy Hutcheson.

Sunday 6 OCTOBER 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE VERY REVD. DR. DAVID W. LACY BA, BD, DLITT
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 10 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. David Campbell

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 October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80.
THE GUILD: The opening night of the Guild will be Monday, 30 September at 7.30 p.m. and we look forward to welcoming everyone back and hope some new members will come along and join us for friendship and fellowship; we meet every two weeks in the Midton Road Hall. We are delighted and privileged to have as our speaker The Revd Ian Paterson who will dedicate the Guild for the coming session and give us guidance on the way ahead and the title of his talk will be Companions on the Road. We would welcome anyone who would like to come along and enjoy the evening with us and enjoy The Supper.
BIBLE EXPLORATION GROUP will begin on Wednesday 16 October at 7.30 in the Struthers Room. Our focus will be the Letter of James, one of the shorter books of the NT and also one of the most practical. 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: The next Café Lunch will be on Sunday 13th October at 12.30pm. Monies raised at this Lunch will be donated to Whiteleys Retreat.
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.
LIGHT PARTY – Tuesday 29th October from 6pm – 8pm. This fabulous event offers an alternative Halloween celebration- focusing on light in the darkness. Traditional bobbing for apples; dressing up; pumpkin carving, hot chocolate, light disco and lots more! Party is geared to children from pre school to P7. If you would like to volunteer to help please speak to Irene in the office or [email protected]
WELLINGTON SCHOOL HARVEST SERVICE: Thursday 10th October at 10am.

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Ms. Madge Allen
IRVINE CENTRAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Douglas Grant Centre)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)

We record with sadness the passing of Mrs. Isabel Bicket (South Lodge Court), our sincere sympathies are extended to all her family. We record with sadness the passing of Mrs. Isabel Bicket (South Lodge Court), our sincere sympathies are extended to all her family. The funeral will be held on Thursday 10th October at 11.15am at Masonhill.

Please note: Services for the late Jim Richardson – The Committal will be a private service. The Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Church at 11.15am on Monday 30th September. Elders are requested to meet in the Church Hall at 11.00am