Ayr: St Columba Church

19 May 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 12: Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Miss Kerrie Lee, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mrs. Ann Gray, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Marion Robertson and Mrs Sheena Boyd.
Sunday 26th May 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY REVDS MATTHEWS; SIMPSON and NESS
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 1 Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
6.30pm Evening Worship

WEDNESDAY SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION: will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 22 May at 2pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in May is £131.48. The Kirk Session has agreed that this year’s recipient will be Alzheimers (Scotland). Thank you for your continued generosity.
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 £2.80
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS – tomorrow Monday 20th Lunch Time Concert – here at St. Columba, at 12 noon and admission is £3. Organist is Chris Bragg from St. Andrew’s University Music Department.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 26th May. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: [email protected]
FOOD BANK: please remember a few extra items when you shop, the Food Bank is fully stretched trying to meet demand. This week’s shopping list – tinned fruit, tins of rice pudding, custard, both powder & tins, tinned meal (mince, stew, chilli etc), tinned cold meat, tinned fish, UHT milk, small packets of tea bags, small jars of coffee, 500gm packets of rice and pasta and 750ml diluting juice. Your continued support of the Foodbank is so appreciated. Thank you.
OASIS CAFÉ SUMMER TEAM look forward welcoming you on Thursday 23th May (10.30 – 12 noon), pop in and enjoy their homebaking and a blether. Bring a friend and relax.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – envelopes were distributed last Sunday (there are extras in the Carrick Park vestibule) – please place your donation envelopes in the collection plate, or return to the office. All funds raised will be used to help fund the much-needed work and support world-wide and the example being focussed on this year is safe childbirth in Sierra Leone. Thank you in anticipation for your kind donations to this very worthwhile cause.
SENIORS’ OUTING: Rosslyn Chapel on Wednesday 12 June – forms are available in the current issue of the Columba News. Please complete and hand in to the office.
MESSY CHURCH: we look forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday 25th May from 4pm – 6pm. Lots of crafts, songs, food and the story of the Road to Emmaus. All children preschool – P7 welcome, please remember to bring a responsible adult!
SALVATION ARMY AYR COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT: “Making memories to last a lifetime” – Troon Town Hall Saturday 8 June at 7.00pm. Special guests: Edinburgh Gorgie SA Band; Katie Carmichael and Sophie Craig. Entry Free – free will offering on behalf of Whiteleys Retreat.
SALVATION ARMY CONCERT: given by Lancashire Youth Band on Sunday 26th May at 6.30pm in the Community Church, John Street. Admission is free! There will be an opportunity to donate to the Salvation Army Big Collection.

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Muriel Morton (Stn 12), Miss Mabel Davidson (Stn1), Mrs. Chresta Clark (Stn. 1)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan), Mrs. Rae Clark (Lindsay) and Mrs. Betty Davidson (Lindsay)
QE HOSPITAL, GLASGOW – SPINAL UNIT: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton