17 May 2015

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. 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! A very special welcome to the family of Angus who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Jane Hunter, Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Steele Family wedding, Mrs. Sheena Boyd, Mrs. Claire Howat and The Minister
SUNDAY 24 May 2015               Pentecost
9.30 am Family Service          Duty Team: 7             Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                         Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay
The Preacher at both services next Sunday, 24th May, is The Revd John Matthews OBE, Minister Emeritus at Ruchill – Kelvinside Parish Church.
THE MINISTER will be on holiday from Monday 18th till Sunday 24th May, inclusive. The Associate Minister, the Revd David is on holiday next week too. If you require the services of a Minister, all pastoral matters are being attended to by the Revd Brian Hendrie of St Leonard’s linked with Dalrymple. Contact should initially be made with Irene in the Church Office, 269524.
The final WEDNESDAY COMMUNION for this present Session will be on Wednesday 27th May at 2.00p.m. in the Centenary Aisle, followed by tea in the Struthers Room. All are welcome.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in April was £108.86. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: Foods most needed at the moment are milk, fruit juice, tinned or packet meals, small packets of rice, sachets of instant mash, coffee and jam and tinned fruit and tinned vegetables. Thank you.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Summer edition should be with the editor by Sunday 24th May 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
AMERICAN CHOIR ACCOMMODATION: the accommodation list is available in the Carrick Park vestibule. Thank you so much to all the volunteers. Please tick to let me know you have seen this list!!
CAN YOU SPARE AN EVENING or two in mid -June to give our lovely sanctuary a really deep clean? If you can, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule, and come along on the evenings of Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th June at 7.00pm. , armed with a bucket, cleaning materials and cloths and you will be allocated a part of the church to spruce up for summer. Supper will be served by our Hospitality Committee each evening. Thank you in anticipation!
AYR HOSIPTAL: Mr. Norman Wallace (Stn. 6) and Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Stn 10)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan), Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay) and Mrs. Betty Hamilton (Buchanan)
RAH, PAISLEY: Mr. Dick Mabon (Ward 23)
Sunday 7th June                                 Sunday School & Bible Class Prize Giving
Sunday 14th June                               Family BBQ at Foresters Field. Tickets will be available next Sunday
Thursday 25th June at 7.30pm   American Youth Choir – the musical “Cotton Patch”
Monday 20th July at 7.30pm       Cologne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
The service of thanksgiving for the life of Mr Jim Younger, former Session Clerk, of Rosebank Crescent who died in the Hospice last week, was held here in the Church yesterday morning. Our prayers and affection are extended to his wife, Winifred, and all the family.
The service of thanksgiving for the life of Mr John Wilson of Coalhall, who died whilst on holiday in Australia, was held here in the Church on Friday. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayerful support to his sister, Mrs Elizabeth Cameron, of Bourtree Park, and all the family.