25 June 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!
ALL are welcome at the Table of our Lord.

UNFERMENTED WINE is available in the centre of every tray below the handle.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Peter Robertson, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham
Team 3: Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
Team 4: Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay,   Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. William Ritchie, Ms. Sharon Lindsay,

OUR MINISTER REVD. FRASER continues to be signed off work. Please hold him in your prayers. All pastoral matters should be referred to the Office.

9.30 am – Team: 2                          11.15 am – Team: 3                                       6.30 pm – Team: 4
Sound: Mr. John Ferguson           Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron             Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
SUNDAY 2nd JULY 2017
9.30a.m. Family Worship               Duty Team: 5           Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
11.15am Morning Worship  Sacrament of Baptism       Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay
WE EXTEND our gratitude to Revd. David Ness who is conducting worship this morning and Revd. Roddy McNidder who will grace our pulpit this evening.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in May is £134.57. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
“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.
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.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT: The bus is now full, but if you wish to add your name to the reserve list, which is available in the Carrick Park vestibule. Payment must be made in the Office this week – please. Anyone failing to pay may lose his or her place. Cheques should be made payable to “Ayr St. Columba Church” – thank you. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am. Full details and sign in sheet available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
‘LOOKING UP’ at the Kyle Centre: our first monthly fundraising sale for the mission work at Lochside selling preloved items at 1940s prices is this coming Saturday (1st July) 10am until 4pm in our shop unit within the Kyle Centre, Ayr -Carrick Street entrance. The Team will be at the Unit on Wed. 28th from 10.30 – 2.00 to receive “previously loved” items – clothes (in good condition) and household items etc which can be sold at minimum prices. Please come along and support Liz and her team in this worthwhile fundraising venture.
LOCHSIDE: The mission work at Lochside are looking to create a pool of drivers for a single decker bus that has been converted to deliver the Holiday Hunger lunches during the summer as well as provide activities on board. You will not be carrying passengers, so what we need are volunteers who are between 25 and 75 and have had a full driving licence for more than two years. If you are interested then please contact the office to forward your details and find out more. It will be as part of a pool of people who tell us when they are able to help – so no commitment beyond when you say you are available.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16), Mrs. Helen Thayne (Stn. 2) and Mr. Sam McNair (Stn. 2)
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mrs Ann Prime (Urquhart)

We extend our condolences to the family of Mrs. Mae Trainor who passed away last weekend. The funeral was held on Friday