28 May 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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan,  Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. David Scott, Mr. William Duncan and Mrs. Yvonne Russell
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 11 Sound: Mr. TBA
St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Promotion Service and Presentation of Awards.
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. TBA
THE OFFICE will be closed for the Bank Holiday tomorrow Monday 29th May.
KIRK SESSION MEETING: there will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Thursday 1st June in Cathcart Street Hall at 7.30pm. Elders are reminded to uplift their Agenda and Minutes from their pigeonholes.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in April is £145.74. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
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 £2.50.
NEW COMMUNICANTS: our class for those who would like to find out more about the Christian Faith and what it means to be a church member will register in the Centenary Aisle today, after the 11.15am service.
WE SEEK TO APPOINT a temporary leader for Lochside to cover the summer weeks. The post will be 23 hours per week and will involve working in all areas of the Outreach project. Anyone interested in this position should contact the office for further details. Applications should be with the office before Wednesday 30th May and interview date will be advised. Salary will be in the region of £22,500 – £26,500 pro rata.
ST COLUMBA’S KIDS AWAY DAY – KELBURN COUNTRY PARK VISIT: St. Columba Kids are organising a trip on Saturday 3rd June. All children aged for Beginners/Juniors and Bible Class are welcome. Letters and consent forms are available in the Carrick Park vestibule or from St. Columba Kids teachers. Please come and join this fun packed day!
CHRISTIAN AID: Envelopes may be returned with your offering or handed in to the office. Thank you!
THE BOOK CLUB has been postponed and will now meet on Monday 19th June NOT 12th June.
SENIORS’ OUTING to ARRAN: Wednesday 31st May. The Coach is now full
MODERATOR’S VISIT: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). The List is open please sign your name in the Carrick Park vestibule – friends welcome.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café 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.
VOLUNTEER “AUNTIES” URGENTLY REQUIRED for parent and toddlers’ groups on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings to make tea, coffee, juice and to wash up! Names to Irene – please.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT – it is proposed that a visit to the Titanic Experience in Belfast be organised. This is a full day outing and the date will be Wednesday 16th August. Cost £40 will cover the bus, ferry and Experience ticket. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am. Full details and sign in sheet available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan), Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mrs Ann Prime (Urquhart)
We record with sadness the passing of Mr. Douglas Boocock, our sincere sympathies are extended to all of his family. The funeral will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 1st June at 1.15pm.

We extend our condolences and kind thoughts to the family of Mrs. Rena Watson who passed away on Friday. Details of the service have still to be arranged.