24 May 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. 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 7: Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mr. Charlie Jack, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mr. Bob Templeton, Mr. Peter G. Macdonald
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Dorothy Kane and Mr. William Duncan.
SUNDAY 31 May 2015
9.30 am Family Service            Duty Team: 8       Sound: Alastair Swan
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                     Sound: Drummond Cameron
WE WELCOME to the pulpit today the Revd. John Matthews OBE, MA, BD, MTh
ORGAN EXCHANGE: we welcome Mr. Charles Donnelly organist at Neilston Parish Church to the organ console. Matthew is playing today in Neilston.
The final WEDNESDAY COMMUNION for this present Session will be on Wednesday 27th May at 2.00p.m. in the Centenary Aisle, followed by tea in the Struthers Room. All are welcome.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in April was £108.86. 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 May 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: much needed this week, spaghetti, rice pudding, biscuits, milk, fruit juice, tinned or packet meals, packets of rice and of instant mash, coffee, jam, tinned fruit and tinned vegetables.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Summer edition should be with the editor by today 24th May 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
AMERICAN CHOIR – COTTON PATCH – the Musical: we have a unique opportunity to hear this wonderful Christian Musical performed by a choir of senior school pupils from North Carolina on Thursday 25th June. Tickets, priced £5 will be on sale from next Sunday.
CAN YOU SPARE AN EVENING or two in mid -June to give our lovely sanctuary a really deep clean? If you can, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule, and come along on the evenings of Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th June at 7.00pm. , armed with a bucket, cleaning materials and cloths and you will be allocated a part of the church to spruce up for summer. Supper will be served by our Hospitality Committee each evening. Thank you in anticipation!
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: tomorrow here in St. Columba at 12 noon, Alan Kitchen, organist at Wellington Church, Glasgow. Alan is a most accomplished organist and comes highly recommended by Matthew. At only £2 you will enjoy an excellent programme. All welcome.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Norman Wallace (Stn. 6), Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Stn 10), AND Mrs. Jean Ronald (Stn. 7)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan), Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay) and Mrs. Betty Hamilton (Buchanan)
VALE OF LEVEN HOSPITAL Mr. Dick Mabon (Ward 15)

Sunday 7th June Sunday School & Bible Class Prize Giving
Sunday 14th June Family BBQ at Foresters Field. Tickets available after the service
Thursday 25th June at 7.30pm American Youth Choir – the musical “Cotton Patch”
Monday 20th July at 7.30pm Cologne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

We extend our sympathy and prayers to Mr. & Mrs. Alex Little on the death of their aunt, Mrs. Janie Creighton (Airlie House) and to the family of Mrs. Mary Morris of Bath Street, both services were conducted by Revd. Brian Hendrie (St. Leonard’s) last week.
We are sad to announce the passing of Mr. John Kiltie and our sincere sympathy and prayers are extended to his wife Morag and all the family. The Service of Thanksgiving for John’s life will be held in the Church on Wednesday 27th at 12.15pm followed by the committal at Masonhill at 1.15pm.