28 July 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 12: Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Miss Kerrie Lee, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mrs. Ann Gray, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Diana Johnson, Mrs. Elaine Kerr and The Jamieson Family.

Sunday 4 August 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 1 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am Holiday – St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr Stuart McKinlay
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during June was £171.18 Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
FOOD BANK: Please remember all the folks who depend on your donations – this week’s shopping list includes – all tinned meats Chilli/Mince/ Stew/ Meatballs/ Lamb Stew: fish, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, cold meat and tinned meals. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.
OASIS CAFÉ – OPEN! We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 1st August when there will be more home-baking treats to tempt you! Struthers Room-10.30am-12 noon. Everyone is most welcome.
OUR MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: your response to the request for names has been wonderful – please continue to let the office know of anyone to whom flowers would make a difference! People who are poorly, housebound or just needing cheering up! Thank you.
SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHES BANK is a charity that provides school uniforms for children who would otherwise have none. Donations of jackets, items of uniform, PE kits, school bags and stationery can be left in the Church Office. All ages need to be catered for from 5 – 15 years. You have responded so well in the past to this superb charity – thank you so much for your wonderful support. Thank you for supporting this vital work.
AYR TOWN HALL CONCERT: The International Leader of the Salvation Army, General Peddle, is visiting Ayr on Saturday 17th August; he is hosting a Concert with Brass Bands and the Ayr Community Gospel Choir. If you would like to attend this event a Complimentary Ticket is available through John or Valerie Ferguson at 01292 281633 or ferguson.john@btinternet.com or via the Salvation Army website.
CRADLE ROLL SERVICE – On Sunday 18th August at 11.15am we hope to welcome all the pre-school children who have been Baptised in St Columba. The service is followed by ice cream in the Midton Road Hall.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Stn 5)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)

We record with sympathy the passing of Mrs. Sarah (Sally) Neil (Cumnor Hall). The Funeral Service was held last Friday.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Muriel Morton, who died in the Biggart Hospital this past week. The funeral service details have not been finalised.
Our sympathy and prayers are extended to daughter Marilyn and all the family of Mrs. Nan Conway, who passed away in the Hospice on Thursday. Funeral service details have not been finalised.
With deep sadness we record the passing of one of our faithful Elders, Mr. John Morrison. We extend our warmest sympathy and prayers to Fiona and the family. The Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Church on Wednesday 31st July at 1.30pm followed by the committal at Masonhill at 2.45pm. Elders are asked to meet in the Struthers’ Room at 1.15pm.