5 June 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: Dr. Pauline Robertson, 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. 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 The Ballantyne Family, Mrs. Marilyn Miller & Mrs. Nan Conway, and Mrs. Jean Stewart.

SUNDAY 12 June 2016
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 12 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class – Summer holiday
11.15 am Morning Worship “90 Glorious Years” Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in May was £108.51. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year from the 20’s to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr
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 £2.20.
WORSHIP TEAMS: We urgently require volunteers to allow us to sustain our commitment to provide Worship Teams in the local Nursing/Care Homes. The Teams provide a short service of Worship once a month from September to June – if you could possibly spare an hour a month please give your name to The Minister, Assistant Minister or Irene in the office – all help is so much appreciated.
ENQUIRER’S CLASS: if you would like to find out more about the Christian faith and Church membership, please meet in the Centenary Aisle at 12.30pm today.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: tins or packets custard, rice pudding, packets of rice, coffee, jam, long life milk, diluting juice, biscuits. Thank you for your continued support.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, this Thursday 10.30 am – 12.00. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The Morning Papers are available! A team of volunteers has been secured to allow the Café to continue during the summer months – if you would like to add your name to this list please speak to Irene in the office.
THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY has opened! The trolley will be located in the Carrick Park vestibule. You are welcome to browse and borrow at any time. Once you’ve found a book you like, just enter the details in the borrowing book. For further information contact Muriel Wilson, Librarian.
FRASER’s 25th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH –: Sunday 21st August 2016 at Lochgreen Hotel, Troon. The cost will be £25. Lists will be available in the Carrick Park Vestibule from Sunday 19th June! 21st August is the actual 25th Anniversary date. Everyone is warmly invited.
THE SALVATION ARMY AND AYR COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR are holding their Summer Praise concert on Sunday 5th June at Castlehill Church, 6pm. Entry is free with a freewill offering during the service. All welcome.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Eddie Ecrepont (Stn. 12)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Irene Wybar (Urquhart) and Mr. Alec Morton (Drummond)
ROYAL HOSPITAL for SICK CHILDREN, GLASGOW: Angus Brodie (Ward 2A Schiehallion)

Our warmest support and prayers are extended to Mrs Audrey Stevenson of Prestwick and the family on the death of her husband, Alan. The funeral service took place last Wednesday at Masonhill.

Our prayers surround Stewart and Barbara Ramsay of Corton View as their daughter, Lindsay, undergoes major surgery tomorrow in Southampton to remove a brain tumour.