19 August 2018

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 116 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2:  Mrs. Jo Bruce,  Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Jack McConnachie, Miss Nicola McKinlay, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Michael Warren, Mrs. Fiona Taylor,  Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Ginnie Mackenzie, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham

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

Sunday 26th August 2018          


9.30 am           Family Worship           Duty Team: 3           Sound: Mr.  John Crone

10.00 am        St. Columba Kids – RESTART!

11.15am           Morning Worship       Cradle Roll Service   Sound: TBC

The Minister’s Annual leave continues until Saturday 25th August. If you require pastoral assistance during this time please contact the Church Office.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in July £87.76. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50

DOORS OPEN DAY AYRSHIRE@ AYR ST COLUMBA! Saturday 8th September 2018. We are participating for the first time this year. If you have a passion for your Church and would like to be part of this event please speak to Irene. We need a Rota of volunteers to serve tea and coffee and a rota of volunteers to be “welcomers” in the Sanctuary. Our success depends entirely on you. Please do not be shy – volunteer today!

PARENT & TODDLERS: In the meantime there will be no group meeting on Tuesday morning. Parent and Toddlers will recommence tomorrow Monday 20th August at 10am and will also meet term time on Fridays.

SUMMER OASIS: The Summer 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! 

FOOD BANK: The items most needed this week are – Coffee, small bottles of Diluting Juice, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Mince/Stew/Cold Meat, Tinned Tomato and UHT Milk. Please remember a few extra items when you shop.     

SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHES BANK – THANK YOU for the amazing response to this appeal. Your generosity is so gratefully appreciated.

THE SALVATION ARMY’S music ministries team are providing a new music service to Ayr this September by way of brass lessons to young people. Details on the poster in the vestibule.

CUMNOR HALL FAMILY FUN DAY:  Saturday 25th August 12 – 3pm. Details on the Notice Board.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Mollie McLeish (Stn.10) and Mrs. Jenny Glencross (Stn.3)

THE BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs. Betty Davidson (Urquhart)

QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mr. Jim Wilcox (Renal Unit)

THANK YOU – Mrs. Jean Peterson and all the family wish to thank all their friends in the Congregation who took time to send cards, flowers and messages of condolence and support on the passing of Norman.

CONGRATULATIONS to John and Valerie Ferguson who celebrated their RUBY Wedding and to Margaret and Robin Doncaster who celebrated their GOLDEN Wedding – last weekend

DATES for your DIARY:

FITNESS WITH FRIENDS – Keep Fit and Relaxation for all abilities! Starts back on Wednesday 5th September at 2pm in the Midton Road Hall. All welcome.

MESSY CHURCH resumes on Saturday 29th September 4pm – 6pm