17 June 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 3:  Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Marilyn Muir and Mr. and Mrs. David Savage.

Sunday 24th June 2018           HOLY COMMUNION


9.30 am – Team: 4                                   11.15 am – Team: 5                              6.30 pm – Team: 6

Sound: Mr. John Ferguson                     Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay           Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

Crèche in the Midton Room.

Retiring offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.

KIRK SESSION: there will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Tuesday 3rd July at 7.30pm in the Church to discuss the future of the Cathcart St Hall.

ELDERS are asked to check the Communion list in the vestibule and tick to let the Clerk know that this has been read and please, uplift the Columba News and Communion invitations from their pigeonholes for immediate delivery – it is imperative that you check you have the correct district before leaving Church!!.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in May £ 81.36. 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 June edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50

MESSY CHURCH: the next meeting will be on Saturday 23rd June. Registration at 3.45pm. The Theme will be “Who is Jesus? Lots of crafts, fun, songs, worship and supper will be a summer party!!

HOLIDAY CLUB: the Team are excited to bring you a fantastic Holiday Club – “Seaside Rock”! We hope this will run during w/beg Monday 6th August but there are conflicting Clubs on in other Churches. It is probable, but unconfirmed, that we will run from 1pm – 3pm.. Whatever the time we really need your help – we need a team of people willing to deliver leaflets round the parish – if you are able to help please contact Irene or stuartmckinlay@aol.com. Also urgently require volunteers to help during the week.

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!  The morning papers are available.

FOOD BANK: The items most needed this week are – small packets of tea bags, small bottles of diluting Juice, small packets of rice, tinned potatoes, tinned tomatoes, tinned mince/stew/cold meat and UHT milk. Please remember a few extra items when you shop.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn 12), Mr. Norman Peterson (Stn 12) Mrs. Betty Davidson (Stn 14)

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

GOLDEN JUBILEE:  Mr. Duncan Anderson (Ward – 3West)The funeral service for Miss Jean Hamilton, Torburn Ave., Giffnock will take place at Maryhill Crematorium on Tuesday at 11.00am.

The funeral service for Mr. Ronald Smail (Ron Dale) of Arrol Drive will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday at 2.00pm. Our warmest sympathy is extended to his wife, Eve and the family.

A Date for your Diary….although it is a few months off, Fraser’s final sermon as Minister of St Columba Church will be preached on Sunday 31st March 2019, followed by a celebration lunch at Turnberry Hotel to which all members and friends from outwith our own congregation are warmly invited. The cost of the Lunch will be £30.00 which will include a glass of bubbly on arrival at the Hotel, a two course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee and petits fours. More information nearer the time!

Congratulations and very best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. David Savage and Mr. and Mrs. Colin Hope – both couples celebrate their Golden Weddings this weekend.