Ayr: St Columba Church

2 June 2019

ASCENSION SUNDAY

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 2: Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Jack McConnachie, Miss Nicola McKinlay, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Michael Warren, Mrs. Fiona Taylor, Mr. Alan McKinlay,
Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Ginnie Mackenzie, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. John Ballantyne
Sunday 9 June 2019 Pentecost Sunday
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE REVDS NESS and SIMPSON

9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 3 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay
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
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 6th June (10.30 – 12 noon), pop in and enjoy their splendid HOMEBAKING and a blether. Bring a friend and relax – all very welcome.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – THANK YOU: donations this year amounted to £1,169.40 – your generosity is greatly appreciated.
SENIORS’ OUTING: on Wednesday 12 June. The bus is now full. Leaving Church at 9.00am with a stop at McKinnon Mill; 12 noon at Rosslyn Chapel and High Tea at 4pm. Returning to Church at 6.30pm
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.
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS – tomorrow Monday 3rd Lunch Time Concert returns to the Town Hall
HOLIDAY CLUB: the Team are excited to bring you an amazing Holiday Club – “Showstoppers”! Club 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 Muriel Morton (Stn 12) and Miss Mabel Davidson (Stn1),
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan), Mrs. Betty Davidson (Lindsay) and Mrs. Chresta Clark (Urquhart)
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday 16th June 9.30am St Columba Kids Prize Giving
Wednesday 19th June Organ Recital – Ayr St Columba Church by Andrew Forbes, Organist at Glasgow
Cathedral. Admission Free with retiral collection in aid of Scottish Churches Trust.
Sunday 29th June Services of Holy Communion at 9.30; 11.15am and 6.30pm

Mr. Peter McLaren (formerly St. Leonard’s Road) is now permanently resident in Glenfairn Care Home.
Mrs. Helen Craig has moved from Templeton House to Largs.