Ayr: St Columba Church

16 June 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 4: Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Ms. Gillian Watson, Mr. Iain Storm, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. David Savage and Mrs. Jean and Mr Alasdair Stewart.

SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE REVDS Matthews and Simpson
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 5 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay

SERVICES OF HOLY COMMUNION at 9.30; 11.15am and 6.30pm on Sunday 30th June

ELDERS are asked to check the Communion Lists in the Carrick Park Vestibule and tick their names to confirm their availability
ELDERS are also asked to uplift their Communion Invitations and Columba News, for immediate delivery.
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimers (Scotland). The total collected during May was £32.28 – this is a substantial drop on previous months. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause. Thank you.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the June edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
ORGAN RECITAL: Wednesday 19th June at Ayr St Columba Church by Andrew Forbes, Organist at Glasgow Cathedral and Hedley Benson, Principal Trumpet with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Admission Free with retiral collection in aid of Scottish Churches Trust.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: we would be most grateful if the congregation could give the office names of members who are deserving of Sunday flowers. People who are poorly, housebound or just needing cheering up! Six bouquets are delivered every Sunday – thank you in anticipation of your help.
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.
OASIS CAFÉ SUMMER TEAM look forward welcoming you on Thursday 20th June (10.30 – 12 noon), pop in and enjoy their splendid HOMEBAKING and a blether. Bring a friend and relax – all very 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. It seems a long time off but planning is well in hand. 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 ([email protected])

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Edna Gemmell (Stn. 16)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan), Mrs. Chresta Clark (Urquhart) and Mrs Muriel
Morton (Urquhart)
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mrs. Nan Conway and Miss Mabel Davidson

Mrs. Betty Davidson is now resident in Berelands Care Home, Prestwick

THANK YOU – Jean and Alex Harkness would like to thank the Duty Team, Minister and Congregation for all their help last Sunday when Alex took unwell. He is home from hospital and doing well