9 August 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. 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 Arthur who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mr. John Hamilton, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mrs. Larraine Christian , Mr. John Ballantyne.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by the Mr. & Mrs. Peter Muir and the Waugh Family.
SUNDAY 16 August 2015
9.30 am Family Service            Duty Team: 9         Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston
10.00am Summer break – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                       Sound: Mr. George McMillan
THE MINISTER will be on holiday from Saturday 8th August until Wednesday 26th August, inclusive. If you require the services of a Minister, please get in touch with Irene in the Office.
Sunday Services will be conducted as follows :
Sunday 16th August: 9.30 and 11.15a.m: The Revd David Ness, Associate
Sunday 23rd August: 9.30 and 11.15a.m.: The Revd John Matthews OBE, Minister Emeritus of Kelvinside: Ruchill
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in July was £171.63. 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.
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 £2.00.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the September edition should be with the editor today, Sunday 9th August 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com. There will be no confirmation of copy due to editor’s holiday.
WELCOME BBQ: Our hospitality Committee has organised a BBQ to welcome our new Assistant Graeme, his wife Wendy and his children on Sunday 23rd August from 3pm – 5pm in the garden of 7 Bellevale Avenue. Tickets priced £5 will be on sale today after both Services – children free. Mancini’s Ice cream cart will also be there!
FOOD BANK: much needed this week UHT milk, diluting juice, small bags of sugar, tinned or packet meals and tinned vegetables.
BACK TO SCHOOL BANK: are looking for donations of school uniforms to enable young people suffering as a result of poverty. Full details of the project are on the notice board. If you are able to help with this excellent initiative we will have a box for donations in the Carrick Park vestibule or you can use the collection points in Morrison’s and Shooze with Sole.
CHURCH VISITING CARDS are available on the table in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Please take one if you are going off on holiday and leave at any church where you are worshipping.
HOSPICE LADIES LUNCH CLUB- Jean Stewart wishes to thank all members of the congregation and friends who are supporting this event. Thursday 20th August arriving at 1.00pm. Afternoon Tea at 2.00pm
SUNDAY SCHOOL: There will be a meeting of Sunday School and Bible Class staff on Saturday 15 August from 10.30-12.00 in the Struthers Room
LOCHSIDE: There will be a meeting taking place on Monday 17th August at 7pm in the Carrick Room for all the volunteers for HisKids and the holiday clubs at Lochside, to plan the year ahead. We are also seeking to start a group for the early secondary school age group as some of our young people move to the academy, and we are looking for volunteers to help start up this new venture. If you would be interested in helping at HisKids on a Monday night or the new older group on a night to be decided, or wish to find out more about the work with the children and young people of Lochside, then please come along to the meeting or contact Stuart on 07724 858001 or stuartmckinlay@aol.com
AYR HOSPITAL: Miss Ann Thomson (Stn 10); Mr Matt McLeish (Stn 2) and Mrs. Betty Hamilton (Stn. 16)
and Mr. Dick Mabon (Stn. 16)
WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS to many of our young people who have received their Exam Results this past week. Well done to each of them!