21 May 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 9: Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Dorothy Kane and Mrs. Claire Howat.
SUNDAY 28th May 2017
9.30 am  Family Worship     Duty Team: 10    Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am  St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15am   Morning Worship                                 Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay
THE MINISTER is a Commissioner at the General Assembly this week and will be home on Friday evening.
WEDNESDAY COMMUNION: will be held on Wednesday, 26th May at 2.00pm in the Centenary Aisle, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. All welcome
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in April is £145.74. 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 May edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
WE SEEK TO APPOINT a temporary leader for Lochside to cover the summer weeks. The post will be 23 hours per week and will involve working in all areas of the Outreach project. Anyone interested in this position should contact the office for further details. Applications should be with the office before Wednesday 30th May and interview date will be advised. Salary will be in the region of £22,500 – £26,500 pro rata.
ST COLUMBA’S KIDS AWAY DAY: St Columba’s Kids is having an away day to Kelburn Country Park for all children on Saturday 3rd June, leaving the church at 10am and arriving back at around 2.45pm. We are travelling by minibuses and will get to enjoy the Secret Forest, Wild West Saloon, Adventure Course, Pet’s Corner, games and more and enjoy a picnic provided. The trip is open to all children and young folk aged Beginners through to Juniors and Bible Class. If you have a child who would like to come along, please collect a letter and form from either St Columba’s Kids after the first service or from the table in the Carrick Park vestibule. Places are first come first served.
CHRISTIAN AID: Envelopes may be returned with your offering or handed in to the office. Thank you!
SENIORS’ OUTING to ARRAN: Wednesday 31st May. The Coach is now full
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the June edition should be with the editor by today – 21st May 2017. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
MODERATOR’S VISIT: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). The List is open please sign your name in the Carrick Park vestibule – friends welcome.
OASIS”: Our drop in café 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,
VOLUNTEER “AUNTIES” URGENTLY REQUIRED for parent and toddlers’ groups on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings to make tea, coffee, juice and to wash up! Names to Irene – please.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT – it is proposed that a visit to the Titanic Experience in Belfast be organised. This is a full day outing and the date will be Wednesday 16th August. Cost £40 will cover the bus, ferry and Experience ticket. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am. Full details and sign in sheet available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
THE SCOUT GROUP: thank all who supported their recent Coffee Morning. The sum of £1,700 was raised!

DATE for your DIARY– ST. COLUMBA KIDS – PRIZE GIVING: Sunday 4th June at 9.30am

AYR HOSPITAL: Major Sandy Goodwin (Stn.16), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16) and Mrs Ann Prime, (Stn. 1)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)

George and Marion Templeton would like to take this opportunity to say special thanks for your love and support during George’s hospital visits.