6 September 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. 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! A very special welcome to the families of Archie and Charlotte who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. James Kane, Mr. George Rae
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Margaret Cardie, The McNair Family, Mrs. Margaret Duncan and Mr. & Mrs. Ian McBride.
SUNDAY 13 September 2015
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 1 Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. George McMillan
SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER The Minister will be present at both services at Kingcase Parish Church as the sole nominee preaches for the charge.
EVENING SERVICE – The first service will be a Songs of Praise in the Sanctuary on October 4th at 6.30pm

WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED that some cars were parked in positions last Sunday which blocked the driveways of local residents. One car blocked Carrick Lane, which provides access for many residents to their homes. All members are asked to park responsibly in order to maintain the positive relationships we have with our neighbours.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in August was £104.58. 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.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their September Magazines from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. Thank you!
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 £2.00.
THE WORSHIP TEAMS will meet in the Centenary Aisle after the 11.15 service on Sunday 20th September. If you would like to be part of a worship team which conducts a service once a month in one of our local care homes, please do come along.
“CALLED BY NAME” – 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 enrol in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 27th September after the 11.15 service.
FOOD BANK: Particularly needed this week – diluting juice, tinned vegetables, rice pudding, tins or packets custard, rice, sugar and coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
KEEP FIT & RELAXATION CLASS: weekly meetings resume on Wednesday 9th September at 2.00pm in the Midton Road Hall. New members most welcome. More information from Jay Mair (264947) or Margaret Doncaster (477381)
ORGAN RECITAL: Wednesday 16th September –we are looking forward to welcoming the internationally renowned organist Dr. Gordon Stewart to Ayr St. Columba.
LUNCH CLUB: there will be a start-up meeting on Tuesday 22nd September at 10am in the Struthers’ Room. Anyone interested in helping with our fortnightly Lunch Club please come along and find out more! The LUNCH CLUB restarts on Friday 2nd October at 12 noon.
MACMILLAN COFFEE at AYR ST COLUMBA: on Friday 25th September in the Midton Road Hall from 10am – 3pm. Coffee, Craft stalls and Prizes! Tickets available after the Service and during the week from the Office priced £3.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES – Sunday 27th September – at 9.30am and 11.15am
39 STEPS – AYR GAIETY THEATRE – 2nd /3rd October. Three members of the Congregation Dennis & Colin Johnston and Stuart McKinlay make up 3 of the 4 actors taking on a hundred parts! This is a fast, furious and very funny production – not to be missed!!! Tickets available from the Gaiety Box office or online.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Catriona McCallum (Stn. 14), Mrs. Ellen Faulds (Stn. 10), Mrs. Betty Hamilton (Stn. 9), Mrs Margaret Laing (Stn.14), Mr. Jim W. Brown (Stn. 7) and Mrs. Madge Eggar (Stn. 9)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Lindsay) and Mr Matt McLeish (Lindsay)

Our sincerest sympathy and affection are extended to the family of Mrs Peggy McEwan who died in Windyhall Care Home last week. The funeral service was held on Friday morning.