23 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 10: Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. Alan McHarg, Mr. Alan Hawthorn.

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

SUNDAY 30 August 2015
9.30 am Family Service        Duty Team: 11    Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am Sunday School Restarts
11.15 am Morning Worship                                Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron

THE MINISTER will be on holiday until Wednesday 26th August. If you require the services of a Minister, please get in touch with Irene in the Office.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in July was £171.63. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: Particularly needed this week – Long life milk, diluting and fruit juice, spaghetti, small bags of sugar, pasta sauces, packets instant custard/angel delight/jelly, jars of jam and chocolate biscuits.
HEARTSTART: the training session for duty team members who have registered will be tomorrow, Monday 24 August at 7.30 in the Struthers Room. Loose clothing recommended!
THE BACK TO SCHOOL BANK are looking for donations of school uniforms to enable disadvantaged young people, suffering as a result of poverty, to return to school. Full details of the project are on the notice board. If you are able to help with this excellent initiative we will have a box for donations in the Carrick Park vestibule or you can use the collection points in Morrison’s and Shooze with Sole.
CHURCH VISITING CARDS are available on the table in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Please take one if you are going off on holiday and leave at any church where you are worshipping.
LOCHSIDE: HisKids our Lochside outreach club is seeking to start a group for the early secondary school age group as some of our young people move to the academy, and we are looking for volunteers to help start up this new venture. If you would be interested in helping at HisKids on a Monday night or the new older group on a night to be decided, or wish to find out more about the work with the children and young people of Lochside, please contact Stuart on 07724 858001 or stuartmckinlay@aol.com

AYR HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Stn 10); Mr Matt McLeish (Stn 2), Mrs. Betty Hamilton (Stn. 16), Mrs. Isobel McEwan (Stn. 7) and Mrs. Sheila Lockhart (Stn. 8)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Dick Mabon (Urquhart)

Our sincere sympathy and prayers are extended to the family of one of our senior members, Mr. Bob Jeffels, who passed away this past week. Funeral arrangements are still to be arranged.