15 May 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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mr. John Hamilton,Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Sheena Stewart, 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, Mrs. Rine Kidd and Mrs Sheena Boyd.
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 9 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in April was £85.95. 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 May edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: Long life milk, diluting juice, sugar, jam, tins of vegetables, jars pasta sauce, packets of instant mash potato, packets of rice and pasta in sauce, and jars of coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK today starts this important week when we are asked to come together and help end the extreme poverty around the world through prayer and giving. You will find a donation envelope in your pew leaflet which you are asked to return next Sunday by placing it in the offering plate or by handing it into the church office. If you have any difficulty returning your envelope please call Mo Howie on 01292 288463 and she will be happy to collect it from you. Thank you in advance for your prayers and generosity.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the June edition should be with the editor by Sunday 22nd May 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
“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!
THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY has opened! The trolley will be located in the Carrick Park vestibule. You are welcome to browse and borrow at any time. Once you’ve found a book you like, just enter the details in the borrowing book. For further information contact Muriel Wilson, Librarian.
GARDEN PARTY: – to celebrate the 90thbirthday of HM The Queen, will be held at Enterkine House hotel on Sunday 12th June at 1.00pm. Please add your name to the Table lists in the Carrick Park vestibule. Two course Lunch with a glass of sparkly – £20. If you have friends who are not members of St. Columba, and who would like to join us, they would be most welcome. We will have the privilege of having The Queen’s Lord Lieutenant for Ayrshire and Arran and his wife at the 11.15am Service and the Lunch Party.
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 soon!
“PRAY ACROSS SCOTLAND”: worship and prayers are offered for the General Assembly week of the Church of Scotland. This will be held in Coylton Parish Church at 3.00pm today. All are welcome.
LUNCH CLUB OUTING: leaving from the Church tomorrow at 9.30am, journeying to Dunblane. Please advise Jean if you are unable to attend. 01292 363343
SCAM: one of our members received a very plausible call last week purporting to come from The Church asking for bank details for their Direct Debit. Please be assured The Church will never telephone you requesting bank details . Any correspondence of this kind would be made on official headed paper. Thankfully our member was not taken in by the caller.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Alec Morton (Stn. 6) and Mrs. Chresta Clark
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Irene Wybar (Urquhart)