12 August 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. A very special welcome to the family of Ruairidh who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 1: Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter,Mr. Robin White, Mrs Helen Mackay, Mr. Graeme Savage, Mrs. Ann Vance, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mr. Malcolm Mackay and Mr. Brian Morrison
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. John Crone, Mrs. Mary Reid, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown and Mr. Iain Muir
Sunday 19th August 2018
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 2 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids on Holiday!
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
The Minister will be on annual leave from Saturday 4th – 25th August inclusive. If you require pastoral assistance during this time please contact the Church Office.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in July £87.76. 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 August 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: Many, many thanks to everyone who volunteered to make the week so special, for your time and talents, for your energy and support and for all the materials that were kindly donated – for each contribution we are so grateful. A great time was had by all!
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor today, Sunday 12th August. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
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 – Coffee, small bottles of Diluting Juice, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Mince/Stew/Cold Meat, Tinned Tomato and UHT Milk. Please remember a few extra items when you shop.
SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHES BANK is a charity that provides school uniforms for children who would otherwise have none. There are leaflets in the Carrick Park vestibule and 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. Thank you for all the donations already made your generosity is greatly appreciated.
LOCHSIDE MISSION AND OUTREACH are holding an Open evening that we would like to invite all to attend, on Wednesday 15th August at 7 pm at Lochside Church. This is an opportunity to learn about our work, celebrate success, talk about the future, and to see how you can help.
THE SALVATION ARMY’S music ministries team are providing a new music service to Ayr this September by way of brass lessons to young people. Details on the poster in the vestibule.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Lex Barclay (Stn.6), Mrs. Mollie McLeish (Stn.10) and Mrs. Jenny Glencross (Stn.3)
THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Betty Davidson (Urquhart)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)
CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mr. Jim Wilcox (Renal Unit)
DATES for your DIARY:
Sunday 26th August – CRADLE ROLL SERVICE at 11.15 am
Sunday 26th August – 10.00am – ST. COLUMBA’S KIDS resume. Lots of new and exciting activities, crafts and other surprises have been planned – come along and bring your friends!