14 July 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share. We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mrs. Fiona Hosie, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCulloch and Mrs. Jean Lindsay

Sunday 21 July 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 11 Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00 am HOLIDAY – St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during June was £171.18 Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
FOOD BANK: Please remember all the folks who depend on your donations – this week’s shopping list includes – all tinned meats (Chilli/Mince/ Stew/ Meatballs/ Lamb Stew), fish, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, cold meat and tinned meals. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.
HOLIDAY CLUB: It is “SHOWSTOPPERS!” Week! Holiday Club will be running Monday 15th – Friday 19th July from 10am – 12noon. All children pre-school to P7 are welcome. A huge thank you to all the volunteers.
OASIS CAFÉ – Please note during Holiday Club week there will be NO CAFÉ on Thursday 18th July. We look forward to welcoming you next week Thursday 25th July. Fabulous homebaking guaranteed!
AYR TOWN HALL CONCERT: The International Leader of the Salvation Army, General Peddle is visiting Ayr on Saturday 17th August; he is hosting a Concert with Brass Bands and the Ayr Community Gospel Choir. If you would like to attend this event a Complimentary Ticket is available through John or Valerie Ferguson at 01292 281633 or ferguson.john@btinternet.com or via the Salvation Army website.
DRIVER – we are urgently looking for a driver to bring a lady from Wilson Street to the 11.15am Service – please contact the office if you can help.
OUR MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: we would be most grateful if the congregation would give the office names of members who are deserving of Sunday flowers. People who are poorly, housebound or just needing cheering up! Thank you in anticipation of your help.
SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHES BANK is a charity that provides school uniforms for children who would otherwise have none. 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. You have responded so well in the past to this superb charity – thank you so much for your wonderful support. The need continues and I would ask you to remember this work over the summer.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Stn 5), Ms Katharine Garven (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Mary Martin (Macmillan), Mrs Muriel Morton (Urquhart), Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mrs. Nan Conway and Miss Mabel Davidson.

Mrs. Helen Craig, formerly of Templeton House has moved to Largs.