4 September 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 2: Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Peter Robertson, Mrs. Diana Savala, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Margaret Speirs, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by The McNair Family, The Whiteford/Love Families, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mr. and Mrs. Jim McLure, Mr. Neil Henderson and Mrs. Margaret Duncan.

SUNDAY 11 September 2016
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 3 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
20’s IN THE PEWS: 20s for August – the total is £100.79 The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
WORSHIP TEAMS: There will be a meeting of everyone involved with the Care Home Worship Teams on Sunday 11th September 12.30pm in the Centenary Aisle. The Teams meet once a month to provide a short service for the residents. Anyone able to volunteer will be most welcome.
THE BACK TO SCHOOL BANK is looking for donations of school uniforms to enable disadvantaged young people, suffering as a result of poverty, to return to school. Most needed are shirts, polo shirts, skirts, pinafores, trousers, socks, shoes. If you are able to help there will be a box for donations in the Carrick Park vestibule.
LIBRARY: 2 new additions: Biography of George MacLeod by Ron Ferguson and “Christians, Muslims and Jesus” by Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies at New College in Edinburgh and often on “Thought for the Day” on radio 4. Both worth a look at!
BOOK CLUB: Monday 12th at 2pm and Thursday 15th at 7.30. New members welcome!
CHOIR PRACTICES resume in the Struthers Room at 7.30pm on Thursday 8th September. Any new members will be made most welcome.
WEDNESDAY FITNESS AND RELAXATION: class resumes on Wednesday 7th September at 2.00pm. All welcome.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support. All foods are very gratefully accepted – long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tins of fruit, jars of coffee and jam, packets instant mash, packets of custard, rice, spaghetti and noodles are most needed!
PARENT & TODDLER HELPERS: we urgently require volunteer tea ladies, for the 1st & 5th Fridays and 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you are able to help please speak to Irene in the Office.
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe, Struthers’ Room this Thursday 10.30 – 12.00. This is a place to relax, a place to chat, bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
10th September: 10.00 am Elders’ Conference – Carrick Centre, Maybole.
17th September: 10.00am – COFFEE MORNING FOR LOCHSIDE in the Midton Road Hall
21st September: 7.30pm in the Church – ORGAN RECITAL by Tim Byram-Wigfield- Concert Organist and Recording Artist. Admission is free (Retiring collection).
27th September: 7.30pm in the Church – GALA CONCERT IN AID OF THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION with members of APOS; KAOS and Cantanti – MD’s Anne Miller and Andrew Nicol; Compere – Linda Ormiston. Tickets priced £5 available from Irene in the Office

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn.12), Mrs Jean Austin (Station 1) and Mrs Margaret Neill (Station 15)
THE BIGGART: Mrs Irene Wybar (Urquhart), Mr Alec Morton (Drummond), Miss Betty Murray (Urquhart) and Mr. Allan Boyle (Macmillan).
THE HOSPICE: Mrs. Julie Rae
Our warmest sympathy is extended to Mr. Eric Saxton, Earls Way, Dundonald and all the family on the death of Nan, a dear wife, Mum and Gran. The funeral took place on Friday.

Our warmest congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Jim McLure of Fairfield Park on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary and to Mr. And Mrs. Colin Naismith on the occasion of their Ruby Wedding Anniversary.