Ayr: St Columba Church

6 October 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 10: Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mrs. Fiona Hosie, Mr. Millar Muir, 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 Mr and Mrs Alan Hawthorn and Mrs Ann Aitchison.

Sunday 13 OCTOBER 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY REVD. DAVID NESS and REVD. EDDIE SIMPSON
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 11 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am Holiday – St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr David Campbell

THANK YOU – to Stewart who is very ably deputising for Matthew at the Organ this morning.

20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during September was £80.28. 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.
A FAREWELL THANK YOU BUFFET – for Revd Simpson after the 11.15am Service on Eddie’s last Sunday with us which is 20th October.
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP: the new session starts tomorrow, 7th October at 7.30pm. The speaker is Jimmy Wyllie (Curler) on the Spirit of Ailsa Craig. We look forward to welcoming you
THE MENS ASSOCIATION: first meeting of the new session is Monday 7th October-Speaker Very Revd Dr David W. Lacy, talk entitled “Aye Minister”, a light hearted look back at over 40 years in the Parish Ministry. We meet in the Struthers Room at 7.30pm, new members made very welcome.
BIBLE EXPLORATION GROUP begins 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: We welcome the School on Thursday 10th October at 10am.
CHURCHES in NORTH AYR GROUP: are holding a prayer service in Newton Wallacetown at 6.30pm on Monday 7th October. An opportunity to pray in silence or aloud for the future of the Church in Ayr, Scotland and overseas. Please come along to pray with people from all the Churches in the North Ayr Group i.e. Dalmilling, St. James, Ayr St Columba Lochside Church and Newton Wallacetown.
CONCERT by Aeolian Choir on Friday 25th October at 7.30pm in Castlehill Church. Tickets priced £6 are available at the door.

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)

CONGRATULATIONS and very best wishes to Mr Bob and Morag Cowan on the occasion of their Golden Wedding.