2 August 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 7: Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mr. Charlie Jack, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mr. Bob Templeton, Mr. Peter G. Macdonald

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mrs. Helen Craig and Mrs. Shauna Jack

SUNDAY 9 August 2015
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 8 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am Summer break – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Jim Brown

THE MINISTER will be on holiday from Saturday 8th August until Wednesday 26th August, inclusive. If you require the services of a Minister, please get in touch with Irene in the Office.

Sunday Services will be conducted as follows :
Sunday 9th August : 9.30 and 11.15 a.m. : The Revd David Ness, Associate
Sunday 16th August : 9.30 and 11.15a.m : The Revd David Ness, Associate
Sunday 23rd August : 9.30 and 11.15a.m.: The Revd John Matthews OBE, Minister Emeritus of Kelvinside : Ruchill

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.
WELCOME BBQ: Our hospitality Committee has organised a BBQ to welcome our new Assistant Graeme, his wife Wendy and his children on Sunday 23rd August from 3pm – 5pm in the garden of 7 Bellevale Avenue. Tickets priced £5 will be on sale today after both Services. Children free. Mancini’s Ice cream cart will also be there!
FOOD BANK: much needed this week, spaghetti, rice pudding, biscuits, milk, fruit juice, tinned or packet meals, packets of rice and of instant mash, coffee, jam, tinned fruit and tinned vegetables.
CH4 HYMNARY: we are planning to purchase a number of smaller hymn books for use in the pews. They are standard size print but easier to hold. Irene has managed to source a discounted price of £12.50 – if anyone would like a personal copy please hand in monies and name to the office.
We would like to order these as soon as possible – so do not delay!
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.

AYR HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Stn 10); Mr Matt McLeish (Stn 2) and Mrs. Betty Hamilton (Stn. 16)

Our warmest support and prayers are extended to the family of Mr John Graham of James Brown Avenue, Ayr, who died last week. The funeral service took place yesterday at Ayr Cemetery.
We extend our deepest sympathy and thoughts to Mrs Angela McCourtney of Belmont Road on the passing of her husband, Jim. The funeral service will take place tomorrow, Monday, 3rd August, at 2.45pm at Masonhill Crematorium.

CONGRATULATIONS to our former Assistant Revd. Josh Mikelson on his induction this past week to Kemnay Parish Church, Aberdeenshire.