30 JULY 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 9: Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Diana Johnston (Coventry) and Mrs. Elaine Kerr.

SUNDAY 6th August 2017
9.30 am Family Worship            Duty Team: 10               Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                 Sound: Mr. David Campbell

OUR MINISTER– Revd. Fraser continues to make good progress. He is signed off for a little longer and we wish him sustained progress towards full health. We continue to remember him in our prayers.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
COLUMBA NEWS; Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 6th August. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
AHOY THERE LANDLUBBERS! Congratulations to Stuart and Kerrie and all the volunteers but especially all the children who came along to join the amazing fun at Holiday Club. A superb week! Congratulations all round!
“OASIS”: The Summer drop in cafe 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.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT: The coach for the trip to Belfast on Wednesday 16th August leaves the Church at 9.30 am. – returning at 11.15pm (approx.). Passengers are advised that no provision has been made for food. There will be the opportunity on board the ferry and there is a café at the Titanic Experience. If you prefer to bring sandwiches that will be in order.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support of our Foodbank, every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, small bottles of diluting juice, tinned mince/stew/cold meat, tomatoes, pudding rice, jam, dried pasta and breakfast cereal.
‘LOOKING UP’ – many thanks to all who supported the fundraiser at 7 Kyle Centre on Saturday 1st July. The sum raised was £400. Everyone is pleased. The next intake of stock for the first Saturday in August is Wednesday 2nd August. Please note all goods should be brought to the shop, entering from the Mall (not to Lochside) between 10am and 2pm.
LOCHSIDE: Project 5000 Help is required to spread rolls each weekday morning in the kitchen at Lochside 9 – 11 am. Help is also required on the bus to hand out lunches, as it travels to the four hubs of Lochside, Newton, Dalmilling and James Brown Avenue. 12 -2 pm Please contact Rachel Stafford on 07564 841 706 if you can help this vital project.
THANK YOU – Bob and Irene wish to express their gratitude to the many Church family friends who took time to send cards, messages and gifts on the occasion of their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. All your kindness is very much appreciated.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16) and Mrs. Helen Peters (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mr. Charlie Symington (Urquhart)
TEMPLETON HOUSE: Mr Donald Irving (Respite Care)

We record with sympathy the passing of Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Bourtree Park). The funeral will be held on Thursday 3rd August at Masonhill at 10.30am. We remember Ken and the family in our prayers.
THANK YOU: Anne (McNair) and the family would like to thank everyone who offered their condolences and support following the death of Sam.