5 July 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. 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 3: Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Mr. Dennis Johnston, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mr. Bob Bartholomew,
Mr. Iain Hope.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the McNair Family.

SUNDAY 12 July 2015
9.30 am    Family Service     Duty Team: 4    Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00am   Summer break –  No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am    Morning Worship                            Sound: George McMillan
EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF KIRK SESSION: There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session today, following the second Service (12.20 pm approx.) to discuss the Assistant Minister’s Manse.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in June was £103.43. 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 July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.00.
CHRISTIAN AID: The total raised from our donations during Christian Aid week this year was £1454. This is a considerable amount and will make a huge difference to many people who are much less fortunate than we are. Sincere thanks for your generosity it is very much appreciated.
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.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Betty Hamilton (Stn. 9), Miss Nan Picken (Stn. 11) and Mr. Wallace Allan (Stn. 11)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan)

Monday 20th July at 7.30pm Cologne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra tickets priced £15 will be on sale after services today from the Church Officer.

CONGRATULATIONS to some of our young people who graduate from College and University this summer – Mr. Stuart McKinlay; Miss Nicola McKinlay; Miss Gillian Howie; Miss Kerrie Lee; Miss Lois Naylor; Miss Lauren McKinstry, Miss Emily Hunter, Miss Jill McCreadie and Miss Louise McCreadie – good luck and God bless all those entering the world of work and blessings and very best wishes to those undertaking further study.

CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Karen Lauchlan and Mr. Colin Macleod, Mr. Gavin Picken and Miss Emma Duffy, Miss Claire Bird and Mr Douglas Shewan who were all married last week. God bless them in all their tomorrows!