8 May 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! A very special welcome to the family of Sienna who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 7: Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mr. Bob Templeton and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Winifred Younger & the family, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wilson and Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Wallace
We apologise for the omission of Mrs. Elizabeth Cameron from the flower list last week.
SUNDAY 15 May 2016
9.30 am Family Service                Duty Team: 8             Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
TODAY, THE NATIONAL CHURCH CENSUS TAKES place throughout Scotland and as a congregation, we are taking part. You will be invited to fill in the proforma during the service.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in April was ££85.95. 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 May edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: Long life milk, diluting juice, sugar, jam, tins of vegetables, jars pasta sauce, packets of instant mash potato, packets of rice and pasta in sauce, and jars of coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the June edition should be with the editor by Sunday 22nd May 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
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!
THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY has opened! The trolley will be located in the Centenary Aisle. 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.
GARDEN PARTY: – to celebrate the 90thbirthday of HM The Queen, will be held at Enterkine House hotel on Sunday 12th June at 1.00pm. Please add your name to the Table lists in the Carrick Park vestibule. Two course Lunch with a glass of sparkly – £20. If you have friends who are not members of St. Columba, and who would like to join us, they would be most welcome. We will have the privilege of having The Queen’s Lord Lieutenant for Ayrshire and Arran and his wife at the 11.15am Service and the Lunch Party.
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 soon!
“PRAY ACROSS SCOTLAND”: worship and prayers are offered for the General Assembly week of the Church of Scotland. This will be held in Coylton Parish Church at 3.00pm on 15th May. All are welcome.
THE WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY on 11th May 2016 at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room will discuss ‘Christian Choices come in Twos!’ – Parables in St Matthew 7:13vv27. Please come, contribute and learn.
LUNCH CLUB OUTING: Monday 16th May . There is a waiting list for places, please advise Jean if you are unable to attend. 01292 363343
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Alec Morton (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart) and Mrs. Irene Wybar (Urquhart)

We extend our warmest sympathy and prayers to Mrs Sarah McKnight and the family of Savoy Court, Ayr, on the passing of her husband, David. The service of thanksgiving for David’s life will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday first, 11th May, at 1.15p.m.

Sheila Cameron wishes to thank the Ministers, Irene, John, and Matthew for their constant kind support during her recent stay in Melbourne. She is particularly grateful for the prayers and good wishes of members of the Ayr St Columba congregation.