14 May 2017

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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mr. John Hamilton,Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson,
Mrs. Sheena Stewart, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Kathleen Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wallace and Mrs. Winifred Younger.
9.30a.m.    Family Worship             Duty Team: 9     Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am    St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15am.    Morning Worship                                       Sound: Mr. Jim W. Brown
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in April is £145.74. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the May edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
ST COLUMBA’S KIDS AWAY DAY: St Columba’s Kids is having an away day to Kelburn Country Park for all children on Saturday 3rd June, leaving the church at 10am and arriving back at around 2.45pm. We are travelling by minibuses and will get to enjoy the Secret Forest, Wild West Saloon, Adventure Course, Pet’s Corner, games and more and enjoy a picnic provided. The trip is open to all children and young folk aged Beginners through to Juniors and Bible Class. If you have a child who would like to come along, then please collect a letter and form from either St Columba’s Kids after the first service or from the table in the Carrick Park vestibule. Places are first come first served.
CHRISTIAN AID: Many refugees around the world are fleeing conflict and disaster, making dangerous journeys over land and sea in search of safety. Many die trying but many survive and find themselves in a strange country with no belongings or food. This year, and with our help, Christian Aid Week aims to help relieve this suffering and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home. Christian Aid envelopes are available today. You are asked to return these envelopes with your donation the following Sunday or handing them in to the church office at your convenience. Thank you in advance for your support in this very worthy cause.
MODERATOR’S VISIT: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). The List is open please sign your name in the Carrick Park vestibule – friends welcome.
“OASIS”: Our 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! The morning papers are available.
“PRAYING ACROSS SCOTLAND”: the annual service with prayers for the General Assembly this year is to be held in Muirkirk Parish Church today at 3.00pm. Tea/coffee and fellowship following. All are welcome.
SENIORS’ OUTING to ARRAN: Wednesday 31st May. Full use of the bus for the day. Lunch at Kildonan Hotel – total cost £22.50. If you would like to attend, please fill in the slip in the Columba News and return to the Office.
MESSY CHURCH: the next meeting will be held on 2oth May in the Midton Road Hall at 4.00pm. Lots of fun, crafts, stories and singing. Plus great food!! Remember any adults attending must be accompanied by a responsible child! Please come along and GET MESSY IN MAY!
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the June edition should be with the editor by Sunday 21st May 2017. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support of our Foodbank, every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, small bottles of diluting juice, tinned mince/stew/cold meat, tomatoes, pudding rice, jam, dried pasta and breakfast cereal,
VOLUNTEER “AUNTIES” URGENTLY REQUIRED for parent and toddlers’ groups on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings to make tea, coffee, juice and to wash up! Names to Irene – please.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS QUESTIONNAIRE: we have been asked if members could assist SADSA in their efforts to ensure suitable ongoing quality in Dementia care. Information and copies of the questionnaire are available at both doors today.
DATE for your DIARY– ST.COLUMBA KIDS – PRIZE GIVING: Sunday 4th June at 9.30am
AYR HOSPITAL: Major Sandy Goodwin (Stn16), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16), Mrs Ann Prime, (Stn. 6) and
Mr. George Templeton (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)