17 July 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 7 – Mrs Heather Fullarton, Mr Charlie Jack, Mrs Christina Kennedy, Mr Terry Swinn, Mr Hugh Brown, Mr Keith Fullarton, Mrs Irene Bartholomew, Mr Norman Reid, Mrs Nancy Mortimer, Mrs Jean Stewart, Mr Bob Templeton, Mr Peter G Macdonald
We are most grateful to Mr Stewart Paton who is deputising at the Organ at both services this morning, in the absence of our Organist, Matthew.
OUR ASSISTANT Graeme is on holiday until Monday 18th July.
THE MINISTER is on holiday from Monday 18th July until Monday 8th August.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr Bill and Mrs Jean McCulloch and Mrs Jean Lindsay
SUNDAY 24th July 2016
9.30 am Family Service: Duty Team 7 Sound: Mr Alan Hawthorn
No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Summer holiday
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Keith Fullarton
THE SERVICE OF DEDICATION of our new Peal of Bells will take place on Sunday 14th August at
9.30 am. The Bells, cast and fitted by Taylors of Loughborough, are gifted in memory of Miss Edna, Miss Chrissie and Miss Jean Semple, all very faithful members of our Congregation, and to mark the 25th Anniversary of Fraser’s Ministry here at St. Columba.
A CAR DRIVER is required for July and August to bring one of our members, Mrs Rae Clark, from Glenford Place to the 9.30 service. If you can help, please speak to the Minister or Office.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in June was £102.17, which included an anonymous donation of £50.00. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr
LIBRARY NEWS: New books which you might enjoy – “Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen and large print edition of New Living Translation of the Bible which is a very fresh, readable translation!
PROJECT 5000 – Holiday Hunger Project 5000 began on Thursday offering free lunches to those children in the Lochside area who are entitled to free school meals or referred to us by partners. This hugely worthwhile project is running every weekday throughout the holidays until 17th August. We have been provided with donations and volunteers to carry out this work, but there are still opportunities to become involved. If you are interested in helping to make sandwiches (and have a hygiene certificate) or handing out the packed lunches then please get in touch on 286981. We are also still looking for more juice cups, crisps, and regular supplies of fruit.
FOODBANK: Most needed at Foodbank this week are tins or packets of custard, rice pudding, packets of rice, coffee, jam, long life milk, diluting juice, biscuits. Thank you for your continued support.
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. A place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. Morning papers available. A team of volunteers has been secured to allow the Café to continue during the summer months.
SUMMER EVENTS: Summer Games on Ayr Beach (beside Blackburn car park): 1 – 5 Aug.11am-3pm
Olympic Games Sleepover for teenagers: Friday 5 Aug at 7pm for games and fellowship, watch the opening ceremony on the big screen, sleepover, then enjoy an Olympic Breakfast
“On Your Marks” Kids’ Holiday Club ages 4+ 8 – 12 Aug, 10 am – 12 noon in Church Halls.
Volunteers to assist with any of these events will be made most welcome.
CONGRATULATIONS: Our warmest congratulations to Mr Bill and Mrs Jean McCulloch who have celebrated their Golden Wedding this past week, and t Mr David and Mrs Mary Burton who celebrate their Diamond Anniversary this coming week.
AYR HOSPITAL : Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12) Miss Betty Murray (Stn.7)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart) and Mr Alec Morton (Drummond)
ROYAL HOSPITAL for SICK CHILDREN: Angus Brodie (Ward 2A Schiehallion)
WE EXTEND our warmest sympathy and prayers to Mr Bill Wallace and the family, on the passing of Norma, who died in Windyhall Care Home on Tuesday morning. The funeral service was held on Friday past in the Church and thereafter at Troon Cemetery.