31 July 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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9: Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, 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. 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. Elaine Kerr and Mrs. Diana Johnstone.
SUNDAY 7 August 2016
9.30 am Family Service                            Duty Team: 10                    Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Summer holiday
11.15 am Morning Worship             Sacrament of Baptism                Sound: Mr. George McMillan
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in June was £102.17, which included an anonymous donation of £50.00. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr
THE SERVICE OF DEDICATION of our new Peal of Bells will take place on Sunday 14th August at
9.30 am. The Bells, cast and fitted by Taylors of Loughborough, are gifted in memory of Miss Edna, Miss Chrissie and Miss Jean Semple, all very faithful members of our Congregation, and to mark the 25th Anniversary of Fraser’s Ministry here at St. Columba.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the September edition should be with the editor by Sunday 7th August 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
A CAR DRIVER is required for July and August to bring one of our members, Mrs Rae Clark, from Glenford Place to the 9.30 service. If you can help, please speak to the Minister or Office.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted (please no beans or soup) but long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned fruit and vegetables, small packets of rice, packets of pasta in sauce. biscuits, jam, coffee are most needed!
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. A place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. Morning papers available. A team of volunteers has been secured to allow the Café to continue during the summer months.
SUMMER EVENTS: To celebrate the Olympics this year and to highlight the children’s activities at the Church we have the following events planned:
SUMMER GAMES ON AYR BEACH NEXT WEEK! From Monday to Friday, 11am-3pm. On the beach beside the Blackburn Car Park (bring your own lunch). Open to all children and teenagers. Beach volleyball, rounders, sandcastle competition, ultimate handball and many more games.
OLYMPIC GAMES SLEEPOVER for teenagers: Friday 5 Aug at 9pm for games and fellowship, watch the opening ceremony on the big screen, sleepover, then enjoy an Olympic Breakfast. Please note change of time.
ST COLUMBA HOLIDAY CLUB – Come and join the fun in the church halls. Olympic-themed games, songs and choruses, Bible stories, arts and crafts and Olympic-sized challenges! 8-12 August for children aged 4-12. We are still looking for volunteers for this holiday club. Please see Graeme or Irene in the office if you can help out.
LOCHSIDE HOLIDAY CLUB – THE BIG RACE – takes place next week Mon 1st August – Friday 5th August at Lochside Church. VOLUNTEERS needed to help run the week – 9am – 12.30 – light lunch included! If you can help either working with the children, helping on registration, crafts, or juice, then please contact the Lochside office on 01292 286981.
ANNIVERSARY LUNCH: The lists with all the names attending the lunch is available for checking in the Midton Road Hall. You are kindly asked to make sure your name is on the list and tick to say you have read. PLEASE DO NOT tick anyone else’s name without their knowledge, and please do not make any changes to the list. If changes are required please notify Jane Hunter on 01292 281013
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12), Miss Betty Murray (Stn.7) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Stn. 14)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart) and Mr Alec Morton (Drummond)
ROYAL HOSPITAL for SICK CHILDREN: Angus Brodie (Ward 2A Schiehallion)

Our sympathy and prayers are extended to Jill and all the family of Anthony (Tony) Callan (Carcluie Crescent). The funeral was held yesterday.v