19 July 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. 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 5: Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mrs. Jean Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCulloch, The Walker Family and Mr. John McBride.
WE ARE DELIGHTED to intimate that the Kirk Session has appointed our new Assistant Minister – Mr. Graeme Parkhill begins his duties with us in August.
SUNDAY 26 July 2015
9.30 am Family Service        Duty Team: 6       Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am Summer break – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                  Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron

THE MINISTER is covering emergency pastoral care for St. Leonard’s linked with Dalrymple, and for Prestwick: Kingcase from 13th to 20th July.
KIRK SESSION: There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Thursday 6th August at 7.30pm in the Church. Agenda Item – Manse for Assistant Minister.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the September edition should be with the editor by Sunday 9th August 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com. There will be no confirmation of copy due to editor’s holiday.
CAR DRIVER is urgently required to bring two members to the 11.15 Service on Sunday 26th July from Robsland Avenue. Please speak to Irene in the Office, or the Minister.
CONCERT: Monday 20th July at 7.30pm we are delighted and privileged to welcome the CHAMBER PHILHARMONIA COLOGNE back to the Church. The programme will include works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Paganini. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience one of Germany’s finest ensembles! Tickets priced £15 are available from the Church Office or at the door on the evening of the concert at 6.30pm.
LOCHSIDE WEEKEND: We are taking a group of 15 upper primary children from Lochside on a weekend away from Friday 31st July until Sunday 2nd August. We are looking for another 2 volunteers to help supervise for the weekend. Accommodation is at the Scout Indoor Centre at Bonaly, just outside Edinburgh. Anyone interested in finding out more about this new, worthwhile venture should contact Stuart McKinlay on 01292 261025 or email Stuart on stuartmckinlay@aol.com
READERS: we are losing a number of our readers as they head off to University this year, anyone (age no barrier) who would like to read the lesson at the 9.30am service please speak to Irene.
TEMPLETON HOUSE: We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help provide a monthly Worship Team. Anyone interested in forming a new Team please speak to the Minister.
HOSPICE LADIES LUNCH CLUB– Summer Afternoon Tea Beside the Sea: Seamill Hydro on Thursday 20th August. Arrival 1pm – Afternoon Tea at 2pm. Refreshments, Chef’s Demo, Fashion Promenade, Shopping opportunities. Tickets priced £20 are available from Jean Stewart – enquiries 263343.

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan)

The funeral service for Mrs Nan Dunlop of George Street who died in Ayr Hospital last week will be held at Ayr Cemetery on Tuesday first, 21st July, at 11.00a.m.. Our warm thoughts and prayers are extended to Lorraine, Kim, Billy and Audrey and their families