1 July 2018

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 116 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 7: Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mrs. Anne Mills, Mr. Bob Templeton 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 Mrs. Beryl McKinlay, Mrs. Jay Mair and Mrs. Hettie Brotherston.
THANK YOU to Andrew Sutherland – Organist Emeritus of St. Michael’s Linlithgow, who is covering for Matthew at the organ this morning.
9.30 am Family Worship          Duty Team: 8             Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids on Holiday!
11.15am Morning Worship                                             Sound: Mr. David Campbell
KIRK SESSION: there will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Tuesday 3rd July at 7.30pm in the Church to discuss the future of the Cathcart St Hall.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in May £ 81.36. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50
HOLIDAY CLUB: the Team are excited to bring you a fantastic Holiday Club – “Seaside Rock”! We hope this will run during w/beg Monday 6th August but there are conflicting Clubs on in other Churches. It is probable, but unconfirmed, that we will run from 1pm – 3pm. Whatever the time we really need your help, we need a team of people willing to deliver leaflets round the parish – if you are able to help please contact Irene or Stuart (stuartmckinlay@aol.com). Also urgently require volunteers to help during the week.
CHRISTIAN AID: Sincere thanks for your very generous donations made to this year’s Christian Aid appeal. The wonderful sum of £1594.50 was raised, which will go a long way to helping many people much less fortunate than we are.
SUMMER OASIS: The Summer drop in café is open to everyone – please bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat!
FOOD BANK: The items most needed this week are – small jars of coffee, tinned meat, noodles, tinned custard, tinned fruit, UHT milk and jam. Please remember a few extra items when you shop.
ORGAN CONCERT IN ST. COLUMBA, Sunday 8th July at 7pm, given by Alessandro Bianchi (Cantu, Italy). There will be a retiring offering.
PARKING: we have received further complaints from the residents around the Church about poorly parked cars during both services on Sunday. Please take care!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn12), Mr. Norman Peterson (Stn12), Mr. Scott Monaghan (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Betty Davidson (Urquhart)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

The funeral service for Mrs Mary Robson of Bellevue Care Home (and formerly of Fenwickland Avenue) will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday first, 3rd July, at 2.00p.m. Our warmest sympathy is extended to her son Donald, daughter, Marion, and all the family. Mary was a very devoted member of our Church
The funeral service for Mrs. Betty Dick, Oswald Place, Ayr will take place at Masonhill on Tuesday 3 July at 12 noon. The funeral service for Mrs. Norma Anderson, Seafield Road, Ayr will take place at Masonhill on Thursday 5 July at 3.30pm