18 June 2017

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 1: Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mrs. Ann Vance, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter,  Mr. Robin White, Mr. Graeme Savage, Mr. Malcolm Mackay and Mr. Brian Morrison
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Nan Picken, Mrs. Marilyn Muir and Mrs. Lorna Hilderley.
9.30 am – Team: 2                     11.15 am – Team: 3                        6.30 pm – Team: 4
Sound: Mr. John Ferguson      Sound: Drummond Cameron   Sound: Jim Brown
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.

OUR MINISTER REVD. FRASER has been signed off work for three weeks. Please hold him in your
prayers. All pastoral matters should be referred to the Office.
WE WELCOME with much gratitude, Revd. John Matthews into the pulpit today.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in May is £134.57. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
ELDERS are asked to check the Lists for Communion Duty in the Carrick Park Vestibule and to tick their name to confirm their availability for the June 25th Service of Holy Communion.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. There are one or two districts currently without an Elder, if you are able to assist with delivery please speak to Irene in the Office. Thank you!
MISSION and OUTREACH PRESENTATION: there will be a presentation, of the projects and work being undertaken at Lochside, in the Midton Road Hall between the Services today, Sunday 18th June. Tea/coffee and strawberry tarts will be served! All welcome, please take a little time to support all this good work.
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.
THE BOOK CLUB: will meet tomorrow, Monday 19th June..
“OASIS”: The Summer 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.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support of our Foodbank, every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, small bottles of diluting juice, tinned mince/stew/cold meat, tomatoes, pudding rice, jam, dried pasta and breakfast cereal.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT -a visit to the Titanic Experience in Belfast has been organised. The bus is now full, but if you wish to add your name to the reserve list, which is available in the Carrick Park vestibule. Payment must be made in the Office this week – please. Cheques should be made payable to “Ayr St. Columba Church” – thank you. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am. Full details and sign in sheet available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
LOCHSIDE: The mission work at Lochside are looking to create a pool of drivers for a single decker bus that has been converted to deliver the Holiday Hunger lunches during the summer as well as provide activities on board. You will not be carrying passengers, so what we need are volunteers who are between 25 and 75 and have had a full driving licence for more than two years. If you are interested then please contact the office to forward your details and find out more. It will be as part of a pool of people who tell us when they are able to help – so no commitment beyond when you say you are available.
ALLOWAY BURNS CLUB COFFEE MORNING 24th June. A warm invitation is extended to all our friends at St. Columba to our coffee morning, in aid of the Alloway School P7 Burns Supper. Plants, Scottish Books, lovely homebaking and coffee 10-12

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16) and Mrs. Helen Thayne (Stn. 2)
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mrs Ann Prime (Urquhart)