11 June 2017

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: Here at St Columba, you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship, which seeks to incorporate both the traditional and the new, and preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living. If you want a Church that will honour your journey of faith and challenge you to go deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you, and we are delighted to welcome you. Let no one feel a stranger in this place!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. David Savage, Mrs. Norah Paterson, Mrs Jean and Mr. Alasdair Stewart and Mrs. Sheena Stewart.
SUNDAY 18th JUNE 2017
9.30 am     Family Worship             Duty Team: 1                    Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am   On Holiday – St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am     Morning Worship                                                      Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
OUR ASSOCIATE MINISTER, the Revd David Ness, is on holiday from 11th till 18th June inclusive.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in May is £134.57. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the June edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
THE BOOK CLUB meeting has been postponed. It will now meet on Monday 19th June NOT 12th June.
“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! The morning papers are available.
“OASIS” CAFÉ: Rine and all the helpers of the ‘Oasis’ Café would like to thank all the regular patrons, who attend the Café on a Thursday morning, for their generous donations. Also to Mrs. Mary Knox and the other bakers for the lovely baking. Since opening in November 2015, we have donated the sum of £2,500 to various charities.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support of our Foodbank, every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, small bottles of diluting juice, tinned mince/stew/cold meat, tomatoes, pudding rice, jam, dried pasta and breakfast cereal.
MESSY CHURCH: there will be no meeting of Messy Church in June.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT – it is proposed that a visit to the Titanic Experience in Belfast be organised. This is a full day outing and the date will be Wednesday 16th August. Cost £40 will cover the bus, ferry and Experience ticket. Payment can be made in the Office as soon as possible – please. Cheques should be made payable to “Ayr St. Columba Church” – thank you. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am. Full details and sign in sheet available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
MISSION and OUTREACH PRESENTATION: there will be a presentation, of the projects and work being undertaken at Lochside, in the Midton Road Hall between the Services on Sunday 18th June. Tea/coffee and strawberry tarts will be served! All welcome, please take a little time to support all this good work.
LOCHSIDE: The mission work at Lochside are looking to create a pool of drivers for a single decker bus that has been converted to deliver the Holiday Hunger lunches during the summer as well as provide activities on board. You will not be carrying passengers, so what we need are volunteers who are between 25 and 75 and have had a full driving licence for more than two years. If you are interested then please contact the office to forward your details and find out more. It will be as part of a pool of people who tell us when they are able to help – so no commitment beyond when you say you are available.
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH – DUMFRIES HOUSE: If you are going to lunch at Dumfries House today, please enter the main door where the Champagne Reception will be held before lunch, which will be served at 2.00pm.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16), Mrs. Helen Thayne (Stn. 2) and Miss Catherine Banks (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mrs Ann Prime (Urquhart)
Mrs. Isobel Graydon is now resident in Airlie House.