7 July 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share. We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9: Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Miss Isobel Sutherland, Mr. David Inglis, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Phyllis Thornton.
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 10 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am Holiday – St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr Keith Fullerton

20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during June was £171.18 Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
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 £2.80
FOOD BANK: Our stocks on certain items are really running low, some are at critical level. We desperately need the following items – all tinned foods: fish, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, cold meat and tinned meals.
Your help and support is greatly appreciated.
ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: The Recital on tomorrow Monday 8th July will be held here, at Ayr St Columba at 12noon. The Organist is Christian Gautschi, from Zurich, Switzerland. All welcome.
HOLIDAY CLUB: the Team are excited to bring you an amazing Holiday Club – “Showstoppers!” which is running Monday 15th – Friday 19th July from 10am – 12noon. The Team is committed to this children’s mission and as always, we really need your help to deliver a 5 star event! There are many interesting tasks for volunteers, if you are able to help one day or five, please contact Irene (in the office) or Stuart (stuartmckinlay@aol.com)
OASIS CAFÉ SUMMER TEAM look forward welcoming you this Thursday 11th July (10.30 – 12 noon), pop in and enjoy their splendid HOMEBAKING and a blether. Bring a friend and relax – all very welcome.
OASIS CAFÉ – Please note during Holiday Club week there will be NO CAFÉ on Thursday 18th July.
FUN DAY – LOCHSIDE – HELP REQUIRED: for the Fun Day and Car Wash at Lochside Church on 13th July from 12noon – 2pm to raise funds for the afterschool club. We would be so grateful if you could help in any way. We need – donations of Homebaking (there is a list in the Carrick Park Vestibule to sign up for this); donations for the “Tombola” – please NO alcohol, as there will be children involved in helping on the day; bring your car to be washed; and the donation of some of your precious time to help out. More information is available from Helen Greig (520288) or Irene in the office.
AYR TOWN HALL CONCERT: Th International Leader of the Salvation Army, General Peddle is visiting Ayr on Saturday 17th August; he is hosting a Concert with Brass Bands and the Ayr Community Gospel Choir. If you would like to attend this event a Complimentary Ticket is available through John or Valerie Ferguson at 01292 281633 or ferguson.john@btinternet.com or via the Salvation Army website.
DRIVER – we are looking for a driver to bring a lady from Wilson Street to the 11.15am Service – please contact the office if you can help.
OUR MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: we would be most grateful if the congregation would give the office names of members who are deserving of Sunday flowers. People who are poorly, housebound or just needing cheering up! Thank you in anticipation of your help.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Marilyn Montgomery (Stn 10)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Mary Martin (Macmillan), Mrs Muriel Morton (Urquhart) and Mrs. Chresta Clark (Lindsay)
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mrs. Nan Conway and Miss Mabel Davidson.
We extend our very sincere sympathy to the family of Mrs. May Speirs, who passed away last week. The funeral will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday 10th July at 10.30am