23rd 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. 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 8: Mr. John Hamilton, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Sheena Stewart, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Larraine Christian, Mr. John Ballantyne.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Peter and Elizabeth MacDonald and Fraser Walker.
SUNDAY 30th July 2017
9.30 am Family Worship             Duty Team: 9                                      Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                                        Sound: Mr Stuart McKinlay
OUR MINISTER– although signed off for a few more weeks, Revd. Fraser is a little stronger this week and misses everyone dreadfully. We continue to remember him in our prayers.
OFFICE: Irene is returning from holiday today and is most grateful to Ann Naismith and Margaret Doncaster who held the “fort” in her absence.
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.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT: Due to a cancellation, we have one place left for the trip to Belfast on Wednesday 16th August, leaving the Church at 9.30 am. Anyone interested should contact the office as soon as possible.
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.
‘LOOKING UP’ – many thanks to all who supported the fundraiser at 7 Kyle Centre on Saturday 1st July. The sum raised was £400!! Everyone is pleased. The next intake of stock for the first Saturday in August is Wednesday 2nd August. Please note all goods should be brought to the shop, entering from the Mall (not to Lochside) between 10am and 2pm.
AHOY THERE LANDLUBBERS! We are running a holiday club from 24th–28th July in the Midton Road Hall, from 10 – 12noon. As pirates, we will be searching for hidden treasure on a desert island, where we hope to find the greatest treasure of all – knowing Jesus. All kids aged between pre-school to P7 are welcome to come along for a week full of games, crafts, songs, stories, snacks and challenges! We are looking for a willing crew to help make our holiday club happen – if you think you can help on any of the days, please contact Kerrie on 07450 291 762.
LOCHSIDE: Project 5000 HELP is required to spread rolls each weekday morning in the kitchen at Lochside 9 – 11 am. HELP is also required on the bus to hand out lunches, as it travels to the four hubs of Lochside, Newton, Dalmilling and James Brown Avenue. 12 -2 pm Please contact Rachel Stafford on 07564 841 706 if you can help this vital project.
COLUMBA NEWS; Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 6th August. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes are extended to Mr Jim and Mrs Carol Monaghan who celebrate their Silver Wedding this week.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16)
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mr. Charlie Symington (Urquhart)
TEMPLETON HOUSE: Mr Donald Irving (Respite Care)
We extend our condolences and kind thoughts to the family of Mr. Sam McNair, who passed away recently. The funeral will be held on Tuesday 25th July at 1.15pm at Masonhill.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs Fiona Paton on the passing of her husband Alastair. The funeral will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 27th July at 11.15am. No black to be worn by request please.