11 August 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 2: Mrs Helen Greig, Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mrs Fiona Taylor, Mrs Nicola Harper, Mr. Michael Warren, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Ginnie Mackenzie, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr John Crone, Mr John Halliday, Mr & Mrs John Brown, Mrs Ann Vance and Mr Ian Muir & Family

Sunday 18 August 2019


9.30 am ​Family Worship:     ​

Duty Team: 3​ Sound: Mr.  Duncan McCallum

10.00 am ​Holiday – 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 July was £69.86.  Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80

CRADLE ROLL SERVICE – Sunday 18th August at 11.15am. Invitations have been sent to all the pre-school children who have been Baptised in St Columba and are not aged for St Columba Kids. If you have not received your invite please contact the Office. The service is followed by ice cream in the Midton Road Hall.

PIANIST URGENTLY REQUIRED for our nursing home worship team at Windyhall.  In order to continue our ministry to those in this local nursing home in our parish, we need to find a replacement pianist BEFORE NEXT SUNDAY.  We visit Windyhall on the second last Sunday of every month and you will be sent hymns in advance in order to accompany the singing (usually 5 hymns). We are a friendly and enthusiastic group and would love to welcome you as part of the team. If interested please contact the church office as soon as possible

DUTY TEAMS: for several reasons the Duty Teams are currently short of personnel. If you feel you might be able to support our Ministry and become part of a team, Irene in the office would be delighted to hear from you. This is not an overly demanding task – Duty Teams normally cover one Sunday every 10 weeks and require to attend both morning Services to help with door duty, collection and the count after the 11.15 service. 

COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 11thAugust.  Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com

FOOD BANK: Please remember all the folks who depend on your donations – this week’s shopping list includes – all tinned meats Chilli/Mince/ Stew/ Meatballs/ Lamb Stew: fish, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, cold meat and tinned meals. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.

SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHES BANK is a charity that provides school uniforms for children who would otherwise have none.  Donations of jackets, items of uniform, PE kits, school bags and stationery can be left in the Church Office.  All ages need to be catered for from 5 – 15 years.  You have responded so well in the past to this superb charity – thank you so much for supporting this vital work.

AYR TOWN HALL CONCERT: The International Leader of the Salvation Army, General Peddle, is visiting Ayr on Saturday 17thAugust; he is hosting a Concert with Brass Bands and the Ayr Community Gospel Choir. If you would like to attend this event a Complimentary Ticket is available through John or Valerie Ferguson at 01292 281633 or ferguson.john@btinternet.com or via the Salvation Army website.

ORGAN CONCERT:  There will be an Organ Concert in the Church  on Sunday 18th August at 7pm, when Italian Maestro Alessandro Bianchi will be returning. Free admission with a retiring offering.  All welcome.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Stn 15) and Mrs. Isabel Fraser (Stn 8)

THE BIGGART: Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)

Our sympathy and condolences are extended to Mrs. Shirley Scott and all the family on the recent passing of David. The funeral service will be held in the Church on Friday 16th August at 1.00pm

The funeral service for Mrs. Muriel Morton will be held at Masonhill on Monday 12th August at 12 noon. Our condolences are extended to Cameron and all the family.