9 July 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. 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 Isla who will be baptised at the Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mr. Jim Hunter, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Alan McKinlay, Mrs. Margaret Johnston and Mrs. Anne Drennan.
SUNDAY 16th July 2017
9.30 am Family Worship              Duty Team: 7               Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                  Sound: Mr George McMillan
OUR MINISTER- although signed off for a few more weeks, Revd. Fraser is a little stronger this week and misses everyone dreadfully. We continue to remember him in our prayers.
OFFICE  Irene will be on holiday from today – 23rd July (incl.) she is most grateful to Ann Naismith and Margaret Doncaster who are holding the “fort” in her absence.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in June is £129.26. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
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 £2.50.
ORGAN CONCERT – in Church on Sunday 16 July at 7pm -Admission Free. There will be a Retiring Offering. Recital by Alessandro Bianchi, St. Paul’s Basilica, Cantu, Italy. Playing Works by Boellmann, Bossi, Chuckerbutty, Graf, Willscher and Young. It is a privilege to welcome such a renowned organist to our Sanctuary.
“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: There are only two travellers still to pay. Payment MUST be made on Monday. Cheques should be made payable to “Ayr St. Columba Church” – thank you. The bus will leave the Church at 9.30am.
‘LOOKING UP’ – many thanks to all who supported the fundraiser at 7 Kyle Centre on Saturday 1st July. The sum raised was £400!! Everyone is pleased. The next intake of stock for the first Saturday in August is Wednesday 2nd August. Please note all goods should be brought to the shop, entering from the Mall (not to Lochside) between 10am and 2pm.
AHOY THERE LANDLUBBERS! We are running a holiday club from 24th–28th July in the Midton Road Hall, from 10 – 12noon. As pirates, we will be searching for hidden treasure on a desert island, where we hope to find the greatest treasure of all – knowing Jesus. All kids aged between pre-school to P7 are welcome to come along for a week full of games, crafts, songs, stories, snacks and challenges! We are looking for a willing crew to help make our holiday club happen – if you think you can help on any of the days, please contact Kerrie on 07450 291 762.
LOCHSIDE: Project 5000 is coming to the end of its first, very successful, week feeding approx. 240 children/day. HELP is required to spread rolls each weekday morning in the kitchen at Lochside 9 – 11 am
HELP is also required on the bus to hand out lunches, as it travels to the four hubs of Lochside, Newton, Dalmilling and James Brown Avenue. 1 -2 pm Please contact Rachel Stafford on 07564 841 706 if you can help this vital project.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16), Mr. Sam McNair (Stn. 2) and Mrs. Theresa Crone
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart) and Mr. Charlie Symington (Urquhart)
Condolences and sincere sympathies are extended to the family of Mrs. Barbara Lindsay, who passed away this week. The funeral service will be held in the Church at 12 noon on Tuesday 11th July followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery at 12.45.. Sympathies and commiserations are extended to the family of Mrs. Anne Prime who passed away this past week. The funeral service will be held in the Church on Tuesday 18th July at 11.00am, followed by a private cremation.