18 August 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share. We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mr. Colin Naismith,Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, 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. Mary Reid and Mrs. Maureen Fullerton
Sunday 25 August 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 4 Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00 am St. Columba Kids RESTARTS today!
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr Keith Fullerton
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during July was £69.86. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
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 £2.80
SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHES BANK is a charity that provides school uniforms for children who would otherwise have none. Donations of jackets, items of uniform, PE kits, school bags and stationery can be left in the Church Office. All ages need to be catered for from 5 – 15 years. You have responded so well in the past to this superb charity – thank you so much for supporting this vital work
PIANIST URGENTLY REQUIRED for our nursing home worship team at Windyhall. In order to continue our ministry to those in this local nursing home in our parish, we need to find a replacement pianist BEFORE NEXT SUNDAY. We visit Windyhall on the second last Sunday of every month and you will be sent hymns in advance in order to accompany the singing (usually 5 hymns). We are a friendly and enthusiastic group and would love to welcome you as part of the team. If interested please contact the church office as soon as possible
A NEW AND EXCITING ‘YOUTH GROUP‘ for all young people in the S1-S3 age range starts on Sunday 1st September 2019 (running fortnightly). Meeting from 11.30am – 1.00pm. The Group will prepare and eat lunch together and during the course of the session, we will explore different aspects of the Bible. We will begin using new and interesting material entitled – ‘Basic Understanding of the Bible.’ All young people are most warmly invited to attend. In addition we are looking for Volunteers (all ages) to assist and support the leaders – if you are able to help please contact Kerrie, Stuart or Irene via the office.
LUNCH CAFÉ: Ann and Laraine invite all the Lunch Café volunteers – and anyone interested in volunteering – to a meeting on Monday 19th August at 10am in the Struthers’ Room, to discuss the way forward for 2019.
DUTY TEAMS: for several reasons the Duty Teams are currently short of personnel. If you feel you might be able to support our Ministry and become part of a team, Irene in the office would be delighted to hear from you. This is not an overly demanding task – Duty Teams normally cover one Sunday every 10 weeks and require to attend both morning Services to help with door duty, collection and the count after the 11.15 service.
ORGAN CONCERT: There will be an Organ Concert in the Church on Sunday 18th August at 7pm, when Italian Maestro Alessandro Bianchi will be returning. Free admission with a retiring offering. All welcome
FOOD BANK: Please remember all the folks who depend on your donations – this week’s shopping list includes – all tinned meats and fish (Chilli; Mince; Stew; Meatballs; Tuna), also – potatoes, other vegetables, fruit and cold meat. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.
OASIS CAFÉ – OPEN: We look forward to welcoming you every Thursday morning when there is plenty of chat and lovely home-baking treats to tempt you!! Struthers Room between 10.30am and 12 noon. Everyone is most welcome.
LIBRARY NEWS: There is a new addition for the library – Michelle Obama’s autobiography “Becoming”. The Book Group have read, enjoyed and recommend it!!
HELP – Urgently required! to help dismantle arrangements and make up the bouquets after church – anyone willing to assist with this please let the office know. No floral expertise required!
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Isabel Fraser (Stn 8) and Mrs. Sheila Lockhart (Stn 12)
DOUGLAS GRANT CENTRE, IRVINE: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery and Miss Mabel Davidson
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)
We record with deep sadness the passing of Mrs. Wilma Trail, and extend our prayers and condolences to her son Chris and all the family. As yet there are no details of her Thanksgiving Service.