31 May 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. 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 8: Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mr. John Hamilton, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Peter T. Macdonald, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mrs. Larraine Christian, Mr. John Ballantyne

THE MINISTER will be covering all pastoral emergencies for Alloway Parish Church from Thursday 4th till Friday 12th June, while the Revd Neil is on holiday.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Rev. and Mrs. John Matthews and Mr. and Mrs. David Scott

SUNDAY 7th June 2015
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 9 Sound: Mr Alastair Swan
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr Alastair Swan
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in April was £108.86. 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.
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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: much needed this week, spaghetti, rice pudding, biscuits, milk, fruit juice, tinned or packet meals, packets of rice and of instant mash, coffee, jam, tinned fruit and tinned vegetables.
AMERICAN CHOIR – COTTON PATCH – the Musical: we have a unique opportunity to hear this wonderful Christian Musical performed by a choir of senior school pupils from North Carolina on Thursday 25th June. Tickets, priced £5 will be on sale from next Sunday.
GUILD Ayr Presbyterial Council Summer Rally will be held in Girvan South Church on Thursday 4th June 2015 at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Mark Fleming of Comfort Rwanda.
CAN YOU SPARE AN EVENING or two in mid -June to give our lovely sanctuary a really deep clean? If you can, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule, and come along on the evenings of Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th June at 7.00pm. , armed with a bucket, cleaning materials and cloths and you will be allocated a part of the church to spruce up for summer. Supper will be served by our Hospitality Committee each evening. Thank you in anticipation!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Norman Wallace (Stn. 6), Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Stn 10,) Mrs. Jean Ronald (Stn. 9 ) and Mrs. Julie Rae (Stn.15)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan) and Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)
VALE OF LEVEN HOSPITAL Mr. Dick Mabon (Ward 15)
Sunday 7th June Sunday School & Bible Class Prize Giving
Sunday 14th June Family BBQ at Foresters Field. Tickets available after the service
Thursday 25th June at 7.30pm American Youth Choir – the musical “Cotton Patch”
Monday 20th July at 7.30pm Cologne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

The funeral service for Mrs. Dolly McMorland of Gould Street, Ayr, was held at Masonhill on Thursday afternoon. Our warmest sympathy and prayers are extended to her husband, Campbell, and her niece, Margaret and the family.
The funeral service for Mr. Jimmy Anderson of Burnett Terrace, Ayr, was held at Masonhill on Friday afternoon. We extend our sympathy and support to his wife, May, and all the family.
The funeral service for Mr John Goudie of Longhill Avenue, who died suddenly at home last week, will be held on Friday 5th June at Masonhill at 12 noon. We extend our deepest sympathy and warmest affection to his wife, Mary, and the family.