29 May 2016

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! A very special welcome to the family of Emily who will be baptised at the 9.30am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, 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, 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. Bill Duncan and Mr. and Mrs. David Scott.
SUNDAY 5 June 2016
9.30 am Family Service                Duty Team: 11             Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Prize Giving and Promotion
Followed by a picnic and games on the Beach!
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                 Sound: Mr. David Campbell

THE OFFICE will be closed for the Bank Holiday tomorrow Monday 30th May.
KIRK SESSION MEETING: there will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Thursday 2nd 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: The total collected in April was £85.95. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year from the 20’s to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr
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 £2.20.
WORSHIP TEAMS: We urgently require volunteers to allow us to sustain our commitment to provide Worship Teams in the local Nursing/Care Homes. The Teams provide a short service of Worship once a month from September to June – if you could possibly spare an hour a month please give your name to The Minister, Assistant Minister or Irene in the office – all help is so much appreciated.
ENQUIRER’S CLASS: If you would like to find out more about the Christian faith or would like to become a communicant member of the Church, the Class for Enquirers will enrol in the Centenary Aisle after the second service this morning
LOCHSIDE FAMILY TIME: this worship event which includes songs, stories, craft and a lite-bite will be held in Lochside Church today – 29th May at 2.00pm. All are very warmly invited.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: tins or packets custard, rice pudding, packets of rice, coffee, jam, long life milk, diluting juice, biscuits. Thank you for your continued support.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: envelopes may be left in the Offering plate or handed in to the office this week
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, this Thursday 10.30 am – 12.00. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The Morning Papers are available! A team of volunteers has been secured to allow the Café to continue during the summer months – if you would like to add your name to this list please speak to Irene in the office.
THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY has opened! The trolley will be located in the Carrick Park vestibule. You are welcome to browse and borrow at any time. Once you’ve found a book you like, just enter the details in the borrowing book. For further information contact Muriel Wilson, Librarian.
GARDEN PARTY: – to celebrate the 90thbirthday of HM The Queen, will be held at Enterkine House hotel on Sunday 12th June at 1.00pm. Please add your name to the Table lists in the Carrick Park vestibule. Two course Lunch with a glass of sparkly – £20. If you have friends who are not members of St. Columba, and who would like to join us, they would be most welcome. We will have the privilege of having The Queen’s Lord Lieutenant for Ayrshire and Arran and his wife at the 11.15am Service and the Lunch Party.
FRASER’s 25th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH –: Sunday 21st August 2016 at Lochgreen Hotel, Troon. The cost will be £25. Lists will be available in the Carrick Park Vestibule soon! This is the actual 25th Anniversary date. Everyone is warmly invited.
LOCAL CHURCH REVIEW: Members of the Congregation are invited to join the Kirk Session at 8.20pm on Thursday 2nd June in Cathcart Street Hall to hear the proposals following the LCR.
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Irene Wybar (Urquhart) and Mr. Alec Morton (Drummond)