23 June 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share. We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 5: Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Adam McCracken, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Douglas Paton and Mr. John Forsyth
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Marilyn Muir, Mrs. Catherine Ritchie, Mrs. Jean Peterson and Mrs. Hettie Brotherston.
Sunday 30 June 2019 HOLY COMMUNION
9.30 am – Team: 6 11.15 am – Team: 7 6.30 pm – Team: 8
Revd. David Ness Revd. Eddie Simpson Revd. Roddy McNidder
Sound: Mr. John Crone Sound: Mr. George McMillan Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring offering at all Services will be used for Pulpit supply and in support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.
SERVICES OF HOLY COMMUNION at 9.30; 11.15am and 6.30pm on Sunday 30th June
ELDERS are asked to check the Communion Lists in the Carrick Park Vestibule and tick their names to confirm their availability
ELDERS are also asked to uplift their Communion Invitations and Columba News, for immediate delivery.
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during May was £32.28 – this is a substantial drop on previous months. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the June edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: we would be most grateful if the congregation could give the office names of members who are deserving of Sunday flowers. People who are poorly, housebound or just needing cheering up! Six bouquets are delivered every Sunday – thank you in anticipation of your help.
FOOD BANK: Our stocks on certain items are really running low, some are at critical level. We desperately need the following items – all tinned foods: fish, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, cold meat and tinned meals.
Your help and support is greatly appreciated.
OASIS CAFÉ SUMMER TEAM look forward welcoming you on Thursday 27th June (10.30 – 12 noon), pop in and enjoy their splendid HOMEBAKING and a blether. Bring a friend and relax – all very welcome.
HOLIDAY CLUB: the Team are excited to bring you an amazing Holiday Club – “Showstoppers!” which is running Monday 15th – Friday 19th July from 10am – 12noon. It seems a long time off but planning is well in hand. The Team is committed to this children’s mission and as always, we really need your help to deliver a 5 star event! There are many interesting tasks for volunteers, if you are able to help one day or five, please contact Irene (in the office) or Stuart (stuartmckinlay@aol.com)
FUN DAY – LOCHSIDE – HELP REQUIRED: there will be a Fun Day and Car Wash at Lochside Church on 13th July from 12noon – 2pm to raise funds for the afterschool club. We would be so grateful if you could help in any way. We need – donations of Homebaking (there is a list in the Carrick Park Vestibule to sign up for this); donations for the “Tombola” – please NO alcohol, as there will be children involved in helping on the day; bring your car to be washed; and the donation of some of your precious time to help out. More information is available from Helen Greig (520288) or Irene in the office.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Edna Gemmell (Stn. 16), Mrs. Mary Martin (Stn 1) and Mrs. Chresta Clark (Stn 10)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan) and Mrs Muriel Morton (Urquhart)
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mrs. Nan Conway and Miss Mabel Davidson
We extend our warmest condolences to the family of Mrs. Helen Ramsay, who passed away this week. The Funeral service will be held in the Church on Tuesday 25th June at 12 noon followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery.