6 August 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 10: Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Derek Waugh and Family and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Muir.

SUNDAY 13th August 2017
9.30 am Family Worship              Duty Team: 11     Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                         Sound: Mr. David Campbell

OUR MINISTER– Revd. Fraser continues to make good progress. He is signed off for a little longer and we wish him sustained progress towards full health. We continue to remember him in our prayers.
FRASER has been deeply touched by the amount of cards, letters, flowers and gifts which have been arriving at the Manse these past weeks, and he wants to record his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the members of our Church and many others whose prayers and support are aiding his return to full health.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in July is £126.74. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
COLUMBA NEWS; Material for the next edition should be with the editor today, Sunday 6th August. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
OASIS“: The Summer drop in cafe 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.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT: The coach for the trip to Belfast on Wednesday 16th August leaves the Church at 9.30 am. – returning at 11.15pm (approx.). Passengers are advised that no provision has been made for food. There will be the opportunity on board the ferry and there is a café at the Titanic Experience. If you prefer to bring sandwiches that will be in order.
FOODBANK: Please continue to give the Foodbank your support. The need to help does not grow less during the summer months – 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.
SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHING BANK which is staffed by volunteers, are very busy with the many referrals coming in every day. Every child should have the same self-respect, pride and dignity as their peers, providing new uniforms is a great help. Help is given on a referral basis, when a need is recognised. We also accept good quality second hand items and add these in to the packs. Please consider helping this amazing work. Uniform donations (incl. backpacks, lunch boxes etc.) can be dropped off in the Church Office.
LOCHSIDE: Project 5000, help is required to spread rolls each weekday morning in the kitchen at Lochside 9 – 11 am. Please contact Rachel Stafford on 07564 841 706 if you can help this vital project.
MODERATOR’S VISIT PHOTOS – there is an album of photographs taken at Dumfries House on the Sunday of the Moderator’s visit, in the Carrick Park vestibule. If you would like to purchase any (priced £1) please add your name and no. of the photo to the list in the Vestibule.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16) and Mr. Jim Symington (Stn. 14)
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart), Mr. Charlie Symington (Urquhart) and Mrs. Helen Peters (Lindsay)
TEMPLETON HOUSE: Mr Donald Irving (Respite Care)

DATES for your DIARY:
Sunday 27th August – Cradle Roll Service at 11.15 am
Sunday 27th August – St. Columba Kids and Bible Class resume. Lots of new teachers and great stories, crafts and other activities have been planned – come along and bring your friends!
Saturday 30th September – Messy Church will resume … please note the new dates. Meetings will be held on the last Saturday of the month.