17 September 2017

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 115 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 4: Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Hugh Brown, Mrs. Dorothy Hutcheson, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Harkness and Mrs. Bernice Rodger.
SUNDAY 24 September 2017
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 5 Sound: Mr John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr Keith Fullerton
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 24th September. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in August is £196.09. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
MESSY CHURCH – Messy Church will resume on Saturday 30th September. Meetings will be held on the last Saturday of the month. This is a fun family approach to Church – all parents/grandparents and children welcome.
LUNCH CLUB: there will be a meeting for everyone involved with the Lunch Club on Wednesday 20th September at 10am in the Struthers’ Room. There is always room for willing hands to join the Team, if you can help on a Friday once a fortnight during the winter please come along to the meeting.
FOODBANK: Your continued support and every donation you make is very much appreciated. Urgently required: coffee, jam, packets of instant mash, packets custard, spaghetti, biscuits of any kind and packets of pasta in sauce.
“OASIS”: The weekly drop in cafe 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.
AYRWAYS!: If you have breathing problems or lung conditions or care for someone with such, then why not come along to Ayr’s singing for breathing choir: Ayrways! We meet 4-5.30pm, with tea/coffee and a chat from 4-4.30pm, Thursdays at The Book & Bun on Newmarket Street. Rachel Hynes runs the choir so talk to her or contact Angela on 01292437338 or angela@vasa.scot
FITNESS LEAGUE CLASSES – Fiona (Gillanders)’s meet in Cathcart Street Hall, every Thursday 10am.
New members always welcome.
LOOKING UP for Lochside – September opening realised £200 at No 7 Kyle Centre – many thanks to all who supported the day. Next sale day is Saturday 7th October; donated goods will be gratefully received on Wednesday 4th October from 10am – 2pm at No. 7. Liz Challis
MACMILLAN COFFEE – Morning/Afternoon on 29th September – 10am – 3pm in the Midton Road Hall. Please support this superb fundraising event. Entry at the door £3.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will resume on 4 October at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. All welcome.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16)
THE BIGGART: Mr. Charlie Symington (Urquhart) and Mrs. Helen Peters (Lindsay)
TEMPLETON HOUSE: Mr Donald Irving (Respite Care)
DO YOU FANCY APPLE CRUMBLE! Please help yourself to apples. (James Grieve variety) from the Manse garden! No charge!!

We record with sadness the passing of Mrs. Helen Clive, Queen’s Care Home, Prestwick. The funeral will be held on Tuesday 19th September at 10.30am at Masonhill. Our condolences are extended to all the family.