11 September 2016

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. We are a congregation drawn from all parts of Ayr and beyond, and we come together to worship and to take part in all kinds of Christian service in the community. 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 3: Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Peter Robertson, Mr. & Mrs. Ian McBride, Mr. & Mrs. David Campbell and the Henderson Family and Mrs. Bernice Roger of St. Andrews in memory of her sister, Mrs. Cynthia Donaldson

SUNDAY 18 September 2016
9.30 am Family Service          Duty Team: 4        Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                     Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for August – the total is £100.79 The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
WORSHIP TEAMS: There will be a meeting of everyone involved with the Care Home Worship Teams today, at 12.30pm in the Centenary Aisle. The Teams meet once a month to provide a short service for the residents. Anyone able to volunteer will be most welcome.
THE BACK TO SCHOOL BANK is looking for donations of school uniforms to enable disadvantaged young people, suffering as a result of poverty, to return to school. Most needed are shirts, polo shirts, skirts, pinafores, trousers, socks, shoes. If you are able to help there will be a box for donations in the Carrick Park vestibule.
LUNCH CLUB MEETING: there will be a start-up meeting on Tuesday 13th September at 10am in the Struthers’ Room. Anyone interested in helping with our fortnightly Lunch Club please come along and find out more! The LUNCH CLUB restarts on Friday 7th October at 12 noon.
BOOK CLUB: Monday 12th at 2pm and Thursday 15th at 7.30. New members welcome!
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Autumn edition should be with the editor by Sunday 25th September 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam, packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!
PARENT & TODDLER HELPERS: we urgently require volunteer tea ladies, for the 1st & 5th Fridays and 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you are able to help please speak to Irene in the Office.
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. This is a place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
21st September: 7.30pm in the Church – ORGAN RECITAL by Tim Byram-Wigfield- Concert Organist and Recording Artist. Admission is free (Retiring collection).
27th September: at 7.30pm in the Church: GALA CONCERT IN AID OF THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION with members of APOS; KAOS and Cantanti – MD’s Anne Miller and Andrew Nicol; Compere – Linda Ormiston. Tickets priced £5 available from Irene in the Office
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12), Mrs Jean Austin (Station 1) and Mrs Eila Hay (Station 9)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart), Mr Alec Morton (Drummond), Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
THE HOSPICE: Mrs. Julie Rae

Our sincerest condolences and warmest thoughts are extended to Mr Neil and Mrs Sharon Johnstone and their family, Woodend Road, Alloway, on the death of their eldest son, Lewis, aged 21. The funeral arrangements are still to be finalised.