26 July 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 6: Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Jane Hunter, Mr. Jim W. Brown

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mrs. Diana Johnston, Mrs. Ann Vance and Mrs. Elaine Kerr.

SUNDAY 2 August 2015
9.30 am Family Service        Duty Team: 7            Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am Summer break – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                       Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

KIRK SESSION: There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Thursday 6th August at 7.30pm in the Church. Agenda Item – Manse for Assistant Minister.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the September edition should be with the editor by Sunday 9th August 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com. There will be no confirmation of copy due to editor’s holiday.
LOCHSIDE WEEKEND: We are taking a group of 15 upper primary children from Lochside on a weekend away from Friday 31st July until Sunday 2nd August. We are looking for another 2 volunteers to help supervise for the weekend. Accommodation is at the Scout Indoor Centre at Bonaly, just outside Edinburgh. Anyone interested in finding out more about this new, worthwhile venture should contact Stuart McKinlay on 01292 261025 or email Stuart on stuartmckinlay@aol.com
READERS: we are losing a number of our readers as they head off to University this year, anyone (age no barrier) who would like to read the lesson at the 9.30am service please speak to Irene.
HOSPICE LADIES LUNCH CLUB– Summer Afternoon Tea Beside the Sea: Seamill Hydro on Thursday 20th August. Arrival 1pm – Afternoon Tea at 2pm. Refreshments, Chef’s Demo, Fashion Promenade, Shopping opportunities. Tickets priced £20 are available from Jean Stewart – enquiries 263343.
WELCOME BBQ: Our hospitality Committee has organised a BBQ to welcome our new Assistant Graeme, his wife Wendy and his children on Sunday 23rd August from 3pm – 5pm in the garden of 7 Bellevale Avenue. Tickets priced £5 will be on sale today after the Service.
CH4 HYMNARY: we are planning to purchase a number of smaller hymn books for use in the pews. They are standard size print but easier to hold. Irene has managed to source a discounted price of £12.50 – if anyone would like a personal copy please hand in monies and name to the office.
We would like to order these as soon as possible – so do not delay!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Una Connaughton (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan)

Our warmest sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Adam Kennedy of Monkton Road, Prestwick on the death of Janette’s mother, Mrs Ina Morin, who passed away in Glenfairn Care Home this past week. The funeral service will take place at Masonhill on Tuesday first at 1.15p.m.