14 August 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! A very special welcome to the family of Ayla who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.


AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. John Ferguson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Mr. Ross Robertson, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie


MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Mary Reid and Mr. John Hamilton.


SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER, THE ASSISTANT MINISTER AND The Revd. T. David Watson, Minister at Clark Memorial Church, Largs

9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 12 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Summer holiday
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
1.00 for 1.30 Anniversary Lunch at Paddock Park Pavilion, Ayr Racecourse.


Fraser is very grateful to our Assistant, Graeme, our Associate, the Revd David, and our good friend, the Revd John Matthews for covering all aspects of ministry during his recent holiday. He is not planning to wear shorts and a tea shirt in the immediate future, but Graeme is working on him!


OUR NEW PEAL OF FOUR BELLS, cast by Taylors of Loughborough, replace the Harrington Carillon which was installed in 1902. These new bells have been made possible by a very generous bequest from Miss Jean Semple, in whose memory the bells have been installed, and also in memory of her sisters, Edna and Chrissie, all faithful members of our Congregation. The fourth bell has been kindly given to mark the 25th Anniversary of Fraser’s Ministry at Ayr St Columba.  In due course, a brass plaque will be placed in the Church.


20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for July – the total is £242.96. This includes an anonymous donation of £122.00 which was raised by the knitting and selling of poppies. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.


MUSIC CONCERT – SATURDAY 20th AUGUST 2016. To support Heather and Keith’s fundraising for the Ayrshire Hospice as they trek the Great Wall of China – by Luath (Keith’s folk band); and also featuring Stuart and Nicola McKinlay and the Parkhills. Donation tickets of £5, which includes a half time interval refreshment.


MESSY CHURCH: Messy Church will be held on Saturday 20th August, 4-6pm.  Times of worship, prayer, fellowship, 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.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12), Mrs Jean Austin (Station 1); Mrs Margaret Neill (Station 15) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Stn. 14)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart) and Mr Alec Morton (Drummond)
THE HOSPICE : Mrs Julie Rae


THE FUNERAL SERVICE for Mr Bob Reader of Beechgrove, Ayr, will take place at Masonhill tomorrow, Monday, 15th August, at 1.15 p.m.  We remember his daughters and all the family in our prayers