21 August 2016

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 12: Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Maureen Fullarton

SUNDAY 28 August 2016
9.30am Family Service – Duty Team: 1 – Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship – Cradle Roll Service – Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

BEFORE SERVICES ON SUNDAY morning our Peal of Bells will normally be rung from 9.15 – 9.27am; 11.00 – 11.12am. Fraser is very touched by the cards and kindnesses which he has received to mark the 25th Anniversary of his Induction to Ayr St. Columba Church.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Thursday 25th August, for staff development.

20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for July – the total is £242.96. This includes an anonymous donation of £122.00 which was raised by the knitting and selling of poppies. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.

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 £2.20.

WORSHIP TEAMS: There will be a meeting of everyone involved with the Care Home Worship Teams

ON Sunday 11th September 12.30pm in the Centenary Aisle . The Teams meet once a month to provide a short service for the residents. Anyone able to volunteer will be most welcome.

THE BACK TO SCHOOL BANK is looking for donations of school uniforms to enable disadvantaged young people, suffering as a result of poverty, to return to school. If you are able to help with this excellent initiative we will have a box for donations in the Carrick Park vestibule. Items of uniform – Shirts, polo shirts, skirts, pinafores, trousers, socks, shoes

FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam,  packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!

“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. A place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available. A team of volunteers has been secured to allow the Café to continue during the summer months.

BIBLE CLASS: will restart on Sunday 4th September at 10.00am. All young people from P7 upwards are most welcome.

10th September: 10.00 am Elders’ Conference – Carrick Centre, Maybole.

17th September: 10.00am – Coffee Morning for Lochside

21st September: 7.30pm in the Church – Organ Recital

27th September: 7.30pm in the Church – Gala Concert in Aid of The British Heart Foundation with members of APOS; KAOS and Cantanti – MD’s Anne Miller and Andrew Nicol; Compere – Linda Ormiston.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12), Mrs Jean Austin (Station 1); Mrs Margaret Neill (Station 15) Mr. Allan Boyle (Stn. 14), Mrs. Catriona Roger (Stn 1) and Mr. Robert Clark (Stn. 4)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart) and Mr Alec Morton (Drummond)

We record with sadness the death of Mrs. Isobel McEwan of Abbot’s Way who died in Ayr Hospital on Friday morning. Isobel was a faithful Guild member and Choir member.