26 May 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 1: Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton,
Dr. Helen Hunter, Mr. Robin White, Mr. Michael Allan, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mr. Graeme Savage and Mr. Brian Morrison
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Dorothy Kane. Mr. and Mrs. David Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Paterson.
Sunday 2 June 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 2 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
The Office will close early on Bank Holiday Monday, at 12 noon
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in April is £131.48. The Kirk Session has agreed that this year’s recipient will be Alzheimers (Scotland). Thank you for your continued generosity.
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 £2.80
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS – tomorrow Monday 27th Lunch Time Concert – here at St. Columba, at 12 noon and admission is £3. Organist is Mr. Sam Austin, Head of Music, Mill Hill School in London
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor, today, Sunday 26th May. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com.
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: please remember a few extra items when you shop, the Food Bank is fully stretched trying to meet demand. This week’s shopping list – tinned fruit, tins of rice pudding, custard, both powder & tins, tinned meal (mince, stew, chilli etc), tinned cold meat, tinned fish, UHT milk, small packets of tea bags, small jars of coffee, 500gm packets of rice and pasta and 750ml diluting juice. Your continued support of the Foodbank is so appreciated. Thank you.
OASIS CAFÉ SUMMER TEAM look forward welcoming you on Thursday 30th May (10.30 – 12 noon), pop in and enjoy their splendid HOMEBAKING and a blether. Bring a friend and relax – all welcome.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – thank you for all the donations received – if you still wish to make a gift please hand this into the office.
SENIORS’ OUTING: Rosslyn Chapel on Wednesday 12 June – forms are available in the current issue of the Columba News. Please complete and hand in to the office.
SALVATION ARMY AYR COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT: “Making memories to last a lifetime” – Troon Town Hall Saturday 8 June at 7.00pm. Special guests: Edinburgh Gorgie SA Band; Katie Carmichael and Sophie Craig. Entry Free – free will offering on behalf of Whiteleys Retreat.
SALVATION ARMY CONCERT: given by Lancashire Youth Band on Sunday 26th May at 6.30pm in the Community Church, John Street. Admission is free! There will be an opportunity to donate to the Salvation Army Big Collection.
AYR FILM SOCIETY: “Neither Wolf nor Dog” – Thursday 30th – Ayr Town Hall at 7pm. Featuring a Q&A with the film’s Scottish director – Steven Lewis. Tickets £8 available at the door.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Muriel Morton (Stn 12), Miss Mabel Davidson (Stn1), Mrs. Chresta Clark (Stn. 1)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan), Mrs. Rae Clark (Lindsay) and Mrs. Betty Davidson (Lindsay)
We extend our sincere condolences to Anne Paterson and the family on the death of Walter, the funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 30th May at 1.15pm.