30 August 2015


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 Theo who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mr. Archie Jamieson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Jim Orr, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mrs. Janette Leishman and Mr. Tom Laurie.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by The Whiteford/Love Families, Mrs. Jessie W. Davidson and Mrs. Betty Gray
SUNDAY 6 September 2015
9.30 am    Family Service         Duty Team: 12    Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am  Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am   Morning Worship                                  Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
KIRK SESSION MEETING on Thursday 3rd September at 7.30pm in Cathcart Street Hall.
EVENING SERVICE – The first service will be a Songs of Praise in the Sanctuary on October 4th at 6.30pm
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in July was £171.63. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their September Magazines from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. 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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: Particularly needed this week – diluting juice, tinned vegetables, rice pudding, tins or packets custard, rice, sugar and coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
THE BACK TO SCHOOL BANK – please continue to support this initiative. School clothes may be left in the Office.
CHURCH VISITING CARDS are available on the table in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Please take one if you are going off on holiday and leave at any church where you are worshipping.
LOCHSIDE: HisKids our Lochside outreach club has successfully started a Sunday evening Youth club for secondary aged young folks. If you are interested in helping at HisKids on a Monday night or the new older group please contact Stuart on 07724 858001 or stuartmckinlay@aol.com
ORGAN RECITAL: Wednesday – 16* September -we are looking forward to welcoming the internationally renowned organist Dr. Gordon Stewart to Ayr St. Columba.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES – Sunday 27* September – at 930am and 11.15am
MACMILLAN COFFEE at AYR ST COLUMBA: on Friday 25th September in the Midton Road Hall from 10am – 3pm. Coffee, Craft stalls and Prizes! Tickets available after the Service and during the week from the Office priced £3.
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS – Monday 31s August at 12 noon. This week the Organist is one of our members – Mr. Stewart Paton. Everyone welcome.
39 STEPS – AYR GAIETY THEATRE – 2nd /3rd October. Three members of the Congregation Dennis & Colin Johnston and Stuart McKinlay make up 3 of the 4 actors taking on a hundred parts! This is a fast, furious and very funny production – not to be missed!!! Tickets available from the Gaiety Box office or online.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr Matt McLeish (Stn 2), Mrs. Isobel McEwan (Stn. 9), Mrs. Sheila Lockhart (Stn. 10), Mrs. Catriona McCallum (Stn. 14), and Mrs. Ellen Faulds (Stn. 10)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Dick Mabon (Urquhart) and Miss Ann Thomson (Lindsay)
CONGRATULATIONS to Gillian and Peter Boyle, Drumbain, on the occasion of their Silver Wedding.