12 July 2015

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! A very special welcome to the family of Katie who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs. Lynsey Kerr, Mr. John Robertson, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Ralph L. Riddiough, Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Eccles and the Johnston Family.
SUNDAY 19 July 2015
9.30 am    Family Service     Duty Team: 5   Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston
10.00am   Summer break – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am    Morning Worship                          Sound: Mr. David Campbell
THE MINISTER is covering emergency pastoral care for St. Leonard’s linked with Dalrymple, and for Prestwick: Kingcase from 13th to 20th July.
CAR DRIVER is required to bring two members to the 11.15 Service on Sunday 26th July from Robsland Avenue. Please speak to Irene in the Office, or the Minister.
AMERICAN CHOIR – COTTON PATCH. We have received an email this week from Tim Baker who would like to thank all involved in making their visit to Ayr St. Columba so special – host families, cooks, church staff and audience.
LOCHSIDE WEEKEND: We are taking a group of 15 upper primary children from Lochside on a weekend away from Friday 31st July until Sunday 2nd August. We are looking for another 2 volunteers to help supervise for the weekend. Accommodation is at the Scout Indoor Centre at Bonaly, just outside Edinburgh. Anyone interested in finding out more about this new, worthwhile venture should contact Stuart McKinlay on 01292 261025 or email Stuart on stuartmckinlay@aol.com
TEMPLETON HOUSE: The recently opened Care home on Racecourse Road has asked if we could provide a monthly Worship Team. There is an added incentive .. they have a grand piano available for the accompanist. Anyone interested in forming a new Team please speak to the Minister.
CONGRATULATIONS to some of our young people who graduate from College and University this summer – Mr. Stuart McKinlay; Miss Nicola McKinlay; Miss Gillian Howie; Miss Kerrie Lee; Miss Lois Naylor; Miss Lauren McKinstry, Miss Emily Hunter, Miss Jill McCreadie, Miss Iona Izat and Miss Louise McCreadie – good luck and God bless all those entering the world of work and blessings and very best wishes to those undertaking further study.
Warmest congratulations to Mrs Sheila Belcher and Mr John Scott who were married here in the Church this past week and also to Mr Henry and Mrs Pamela Martin who celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this coming week!
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan)
The funeral service of Mr Charlie Cope of Glenfairn Nursing Home, Ayr, who died last week, was held at Coylton Cemetery on Friday. We extend our warmest sympathy to his wife, Margaret, and his sister Molly.
The funeral service for Mrs Joan King of Woking, Surrey, and formerly of Ayr, who died in Ayr Hospital last week, will be held tomorrow, Monday 13th July, at 12 noon at Masonhill. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers are extended to her daughters Alison and Christine, and the family.
The funeral service for Ms Andrea White of Stonecrop Place, Ayr, who died last week, will be held at Dalrymple Church on Friday 17th July at 1.00 pm, followed by the service of committal at Dalrymple Cemetery at 1.30. Our warmest condolences are extended to her mother, Mrs. Janet White.