4 June 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 11: Mr. John Ferguson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay,
Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Mr. Ross Robertson, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. John Ballantyne and Mrs. Nan Conway & Mrs. Marilyn Miller

9.30 am Family Worship                  Duty Team: 12                                           Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
11.15 am Morning Worship Presentation of Long Service Certificates        Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
Rt. Revd. Dr. Derek Browning MA, BD – Moderator of the General Assembly and
Revd. Johnny McMahon BA, BD – Chaplain to the Moderator

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in May is £134.57. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
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.
NEW COMMUNICANTS: our class for those who would like to find out more about the Christian Faith and what it means to be a church member will meet in the Centenary Aisle today, after the 11.15am service.
THE BOOK CLUB meeting has been postponed. It will now meet on Monday 19th June NOT 12th June.
MODERATOR’S VISIT: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). There are a few seats available for the Lunch. Please add your name to the list.
PRESENTATION OF LONG SERVICE CERTIFICATES: all recipients – Elders and Guild members are asked to meet in the Carrick Room at 11.00am. There will be three pews reserved for your families on the Organ side of the Sanctuary.
“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.
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.
MESSY CHURCH: there will be no meeting of Messy Church in June.
VOLUNTEER “AUNTIES”/ “UNCLES” URGENTLY REQUIRED: Thank you to those who answered the plea. I still need one helper for the second Monday of each month, to make tea, coffee, juice and to wash up! Names to Irene – please.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT – it is proposed that a visit to the Titanic Experience in Belfast be organised. This is a full day outing and the date will be Wednesday 16th August. Cost £40 will cover the bus, ferry and Experience ticket. Payment can be made in the Office as soon as possible – please. Cheques should be made payable to “Ayr St. Columba Church” – thank you. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am. Full details and sign in sheet available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
MISSION and OUTREACH PRESENTATION: there will be a presentation, of the projects and work being undertaken at Lochside, in the Midton Road Hall between the Services on Sunday 18th June. Tea/coffee and strawberry tarts will be served! All welcome, please take a little time to support all this good work.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16), Mrs. Helen Thayne (Stn. 2) and Miss Catherine Banks (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan), Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mrs Ann Prime (Urquhart)