3 June 2018

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 116 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted. A very special welcome to the families of Mason who will be baptised at the 9.3o am service and Esme who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 1: Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter,Mr. Robin White, Mrs Helen Mackay, Mr. Graeme Savage, Mrs. Ann Vance, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mr. Malcolm Mackay 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. Nan Conway and Mrs. Marilyn Miller, and Mr. and Mrs. John Ballantyne. Sincere apologies to Mr. and Mrs. David Scott whose names were misspelt last week.
Sunday 10th June 2018
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 2 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
KIRK SESSION: there will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Thursday 7th 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 May £ 81.36. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the June edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50
MESSY CHURCH: the next meeting will be on Saturday 23rd June. Registration at 3.45pm. The Theme will be “Who is Jesus? Lots of crafts, fun, songs, worship and supper will be a summer party!!
SUMMER OASIS: The Summer 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.
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: This Monday 4 June in the Church, 12-1pm, Tiffany Vong, Glasgow University. Admission £3.
FOOD BANK: This very vital work is under great pressure to deliver more and more food parcels to folks living in real poverty. The items most needed this week are: Small packets of tea bags, small bottles of diluting Juice, small packets of rice, tinned potatoes, tinned tomatoes, tinned mince/stew/cold meat and UHT milk. Please remember a few extra items when you shop.
ST COLUMBA’S KIDS AWAY DAY – KELBURN COUNTRY PARK VISIT: St. Columba Kids are organising a trip on Saturday 16th June. All children aged for Beginners and Juniors 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!
BIBLE SOCIETY: Riverside Church, John Street, Ayr Wednesday 13th June at 7.30pm. God’s Word at work in Iraq. Speaker Nabil Omiesh; Nabil will be visiting Scotland in June to share about trauma healing and his experience of how the Bible is changing lives in the Middle East. Poster in the vestibule.
SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY: The Kyle Branch Annual Coffee Morning will be held in St Leonard’s Church on Saturday 16th June from 10am – 12 noon. Admission will be £3.00
GOD OF MY PRAISE: Salvation Army: Ayr Community Gospel Choir with West Scotland Youth Band Concert tonight, Sunday 3rd June at 6pm in Troon Concert Hall. Free admission. Retiring collection for RNLI and the Salvation Army Summer Music School. All welcome.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn 12) and Mr. Norman Peterson (Stn 12)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

The funeral service for Mrs Ina Kean of Lamford Drive will be held on Friday first, 8th June, at 12 noon at Masonhill. Our warmest thoughts are extended to her husband, David, and the family.
The funeral service for Mrs Margaret McConechy of Creggan Bahn, formerly of Dunure Road, is still to be finalised. Our sympathy is extended to her son, Derek, and all the family.
The funeral service for Miss Jean Hamilton of Newlands, Glasgow, will be held at Maryhill Crematorium, Old Chapel, on Tuesday 18th June at 11.00a.m.
Dates for the Diary:
17th June St Columba Kids Prize Giving at 9.30am
24th June Services of Holy Communion at 9.30am; 11.15am and 6.30pm