Ayr: St Columba Church

9 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 3: Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mr. Colin Naismith,Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Nan Picken and Mrs. Nora Paterson
Sunday 16 June 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE REVDS Matthews and Simpson
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 4 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
St Columba Kids Prize Giving
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
KIRK SESSION MEETING on Tuesday 11th June at 7.30pm in the Midton Hall. ELDERS are asked to uplift their Minutes and Agenda from the pigeonholes today.
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 13th June (10.30 – 12 noon), pop in and enjoy their splendid HOMEBAKING and a blether. Bring a friend and relax – all very welcome.
SENIORS’ OUTING: on Wednesday 12 June. The outing is fully booked. The bus leaves 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
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)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan), Mrs. Chresta Clark (Urquhart) and
Mrs. Betty Davidson (Lindsay)
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mrs. Nan Conway and Miss Mabel Davidson
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 30th June Services of Holy Communion at 9.30; 11.15am and 6.30pm
Sincere condolences and prayers are extended to Mrs. Ruby Walton on the death of her husband Alex. The funeral service will be held on Monday 10th June at Masonhill at 10.30am.
Our prayers and sympathy is extended to Mrs. Gillian Thomson and the family on the sudden death of her husband Tom. The Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Church on Friday 14th June at 1pm. This will be preceded by the committal at Ayr Cemetery.