2 July 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! A very special welcome to the family of Elliott who will be baptised at the Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 5: Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Susan Mills, 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 McNair Family and Mrs. Rina Kidd
We apologise unreservedly for the omission of donors names last week. We value very highly the support given to the Flower Team to allow them to dress the Church in beautiful flowers every week. The names omitted are Mrs. Wendy Lynch, Mrs. H. Brotherston, Revd. and Mrs. Roddy McNidder, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin and Mrs. Marion McLeod.

SUNDAY 9th July 2017
9.30 am Family Worship             Duty Team: 6               Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am HOLIDAY – NO St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism       Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

FRASER is deeply appreciative of the warm thoughts, earnest prayers, flowers, cards and letters which he has received during his time off work with stress. He would love to reply to everyone individually, but his ‘get up and go’ has ‘got up and went’ at the present time.

OFFICE EMAIL: The Office is experiencing difficulties with email and it is not possible to reply to your mail. Apparently, the fault lies with Microsoft and cannot be repaired at the moment. Please be patient. If you require immediate answers please phone.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in June is £129.26. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
“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: Payment is now required URGENTLY as this has to be paid in full in advance of the trip – please pay for your ticket at the Office this week. Cheques should be made payable to “Ayr St. Columba Church” – thank you. If there is a change to your plans please let the Office know. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am. Full details and sign in sheet available in the Carrick Park vestibule
‘LOOKING UP’ at the Kyle Centre: our first monthly fundraising sale for the mission work at Lochside selling preloved items at 1940s prices opened yesterday Saturday 1st July 10am until 4pm in our shop unit within the Kyle Centre, Ayr Carrick Street entrance. The shop is open on the first Saturday of every month –please pop in and support the Team. “Previously loved” items – clothes (in good condition) and household items etc that can be sold at minimum prices can be taken to Lochside.
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.

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

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes are extended to Mr. Paul and Mrs. Alix Morris who celebrated their Ruby Wedding last week