Ayr: St Columba Church

5 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 10: Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mrs. Fiona Hosie, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. George Templeton and Revd. and Mrs. Ian Paterson

SUNDAY 12 MAY 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 11 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr. Jim W. Brown

20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in March is £81.24. 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
FOOD BANK: There is a real need this week for the following foods – 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 are delighted to invite you, on Thursday 9th May (10.30 – 12 noon), to pop in and enjoy their homebaking and a blether. Bring a friend and relax.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK begins next Sunday 12th May. Donations raised will be used to help fund the much needed work and support world-wide and the example being focused on this year is safe childbirth in Sierra Leone.
As is our practice you will receive a Christian Aid envelope with your pew leaflet next week which you should return the following Sunday or hand in to the church office. Thank you in anticipation for your kind donations to this very worthwhile cause.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS – making your Church Dementia Friendly. There will be a training/meeting on Sunday 12th May 2-5pm in St Leonard’s Church. Anyone with an interest in Dementia care is most welcome to attend. Flyers are available in the Carrick Park vestibule. Please let the Office know as soon as possible if you are interested.
SCOUT COFFEE MORNING: will be held in the Midton Road Hall on Saturday 11th May from 10am – 12 noon. Tickets will be on sale after the morning services.
DREGHORN MUSIC SOCIETY – Spring Concert in the Grand Hall Kilmarnock on Wednesday 8th May at 7.30pm – the bus will leave Church at 6.15pm. Ticket and Bus – cost £16, this should be paid to Margaret, today. If you wish to go to this superb concert, please see Margaret or phone 07962234748.
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.

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Muriel Morton (Stn 12) and Mrs. Isabel Bicket (Stn. 3)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan) and Mrs. Rae Clark (Lindsay)
QE HOSPITAL, GLASGOW – SPINAL UNIT: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton