12 June 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!

IT IS a delight to welcome Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Ayrshire and Arran and Mrs. Duncan who are with us today.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, 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, Miss Nan Picken and Mrs. Nora Paterson

SUNDAY 19 June 2016
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 1 Sound: Mr. John Crone
No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Summer holiday
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

ELDERS are asked to uplift their COMMUNION INVITATIONS and copies of the Columba News from their pigeonholes today.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in May was £108.51. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year from the 20’s to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr
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 £2.20.
WORSHIP TEAMS: We urgently require volunteers to allow us to sustain our commitment to provide Worship Teams in the local Nursing/Care Homes. The Teams provide a short service of Worship once a month from September to June – if you could possibly spare an hour a month please give your name to The Minister, Assistant Minister or Irene in the office – all help is so much appreciated.
ENQUIRER’S CLASS: if you would like to find out more about the Christian faith and Church membership, please meet in the Centenary Aisle at 12.30pm today.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: tins or packets custard, rice pudding, packets of rice, coffee, jam, long life milk, diluting juice, biscuits. Thank you for your continued support.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, this Thursday 10.30 am – 12.00. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The Morning Papers are available! A team of volunteers has been secured to allow the Café to continue during the summer months – if you would like to add your name to this list please speak to Irene in the office.
FRASER’s 25th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH –: Sunday 21st August 2016 at Lochgreen Hotel, Troon. The cost will be £25. Lists will be available in the Carrick Park Vestibule from Sunday 19th June! 21st August is the actual 25th Anniversary date. Everyone is warmly invited.
MESSY CHURCH: The new, all-age church service, Messy Church will be held on Saturday 18th June, 4-6pm. Times of worship, prayer, fellowship, interactive learning (including games, crafts and challenges) and will finish with a 2 course meal. It is suitable for all ages, with all adults requiring to be accompanied by a child! All welcome.
COSTA COFFEE FELLOWSHIP: a new fellowship group for young adults (aged 18+) will commence this Thursday, 16th June, 7 – 9 pm. Please come and have your say about future events.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn. 12) and Mr. Bill Wilson (High Medical)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Irene Wybar (Urquhart) and Mr. Alec Morton (Drummond)
ROYAL HOSPITAL for SICK CHILDREN, GLASGOW: Angus Brodie (Ward 2A Schiehallion)