Ayr: St Columba Church

Intimations Archive 2011

25 December 2011
To follow

18 December 2011
To follow

11 December 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we
extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at
times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family, a strong family, a family of
faith and we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God.
We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each
other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on
deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter,
service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton,
Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mrs.
Margaret Duncan, Mr. Robert Shaw, 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 Ms. Shona Taylor, Mrs. Dorothy Beesley and Mrs. Rine Kidd

APOLOGIES to the donors from last week, Mr. Malcolm Mackay, Mrs. Margaret Goodwin, Mrs Irene
Morrison, The Symington Family and the Davidson Family whose names were omitted from the pew leaflet.

SUNDAY 18th DECEMBER
4.30pm Service of Readings and Carols by Candlelight
followed by Mince Pies and Mulled Wine
6.30pm Youth Group Christmas Party

CHRISTMAS EVE (Saturday 24th December)
7.00p.m. Family Carol Service by Candlelight
10.45p.m. Church doors open
11.30p.m. "Midnight at the Manger"

CHRISTMAS DAY (Sunday 25th December)
No Early Service
10.30a.m. Morning Worship

SUNDAY 1st JANUARY 2012 – "At the Gate of the Year"
No Early Service
10.30a.m. Morning Worship
11.30am Holy Communion
No Evening Service

SUNDAY 18th December:SUNDAY 25 December 2011
SERVICE CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. No Early Service
10.30a.m. Morning Worship
Volunteer Duty Team

THE MINISTER is greatly appreciative of each card and message which arrives at the Manse at this time of
year, and thanks everyone who takes the time to remember.

SUNDAY 1 January 2012
SERVICE CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. No Early Service
10.30a.m. Morning Worship
Duty Team 11
11.30 am Holy Communion
6.30 pm No Evening Service

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in October for The Ayr Stroke Club was £173.00

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the December edition are available for uplifting at the main door of
the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

THE FLOWER CALENDAR for 2012 is now on the Carrick Park Notice Board. If you would like to donate
flowers to adorn the sanctuary to mark a special occasion or anniversary or in memory of a loved one,
please add your name and telephone number at the appropriate date. We are so grateful to everyone in our
congregation who gives generously to this. The recipients of the flowers are always very appreciative.

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY: Sincere thanks to everyone for the magnificent generosity shown to
this Charity. We are overwhelmed and humbled by your response.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDES:
AYR HOSPITAL: Miss Ena Bryan (Stn 3)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond), Mrs. Barrie Robson
(Drummond) and Mrs. Min Monteith (Macmillan)
GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY : Mr John Sharp ( Ward 64)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass.

We extend our warmest sympathy and support to the families of Mrs Win Jackson of Broomfield Care Home
who died last week – the funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Monday 19th December at 2.00p.m.; and
Mr Alex Gemmell of Riverside Court – the funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday 20th December at 10.30a.m.

4 December 2011
To follow

27 November 2011
To follow

20 November 2011
To follow

13 November 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 5: Mr. Alec Mooney, Mr. Douglas Espie, Mrs. Helen Caddis, Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Alan Izat, Mr Tim Slatter, Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Anne McNair, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Bill Wilson, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Helen Begg and Mrs. Ann Aitchison

SUNDAY 13th November 2011 – Remembrance Sunday
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team 5
10.00 – 10.40am Sunday School & Bible Class
10.50am Morning Worship – Act of Remembrance
Retiring Offering for Earl Haig Fund

SUNDAY 20 November 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 6
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September for The Ayr Stroke Club was £92.14

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the November edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by today 13th November. All articles should be emailed to the editor at [email protected]

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY: will be our Christmas Project this year. A flyer will soon be available to explain the gifts required.

THE MONDAY CLUB: meets at 7.45 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall, for a Demonstration by Mrs. Margaret Owens who designs "Lotsapots", where she decorates plant pots, by paint and other methods to transform them. Please make sure you amend your name to the Christmas Dinner list, as we will soon need to have numbers who wish to attend. A good turnout of ladies is requested.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: will be held on Tuesdays at 7.00pm in the Carrick Room. Meeting dates are posted in the Carrick Park vestibule. New members are always welcome.

OUR THANKS to our HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE for organising the Souper Sunday last week when the sum of £273.00 was raised! Thank you too to everyone who supported the event!

MEN’S ASSOCIATION. Tomorrow evening the 14th November our speaker will be Dougal McIntyre who will regale us with tales of his father’s life. This included being the first man to fly over Everest. The talk will also enlighten us as to his father’s involvement in the early days of Prestwick Airport. Any member of the church who is interested is welcome to join us in the Session Room at 7.30 p.m.

TRAIDCRAFT: Yvonne and Louise will have the Stall available this Sunday. Full of Christmas goodies, cards and gifts to support Fairtrade in developing countries. You can also place orders for goods and cards. Stop and see for yourself the superb range available.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDES:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. John Cramp (Stn. 11)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond), Mrs. Barrie Robson (Drummond) and Mrs. Min Monteith (Macmillan)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass.

6 November 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this
morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk
of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we
are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And
we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our
journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a
community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and
treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on
deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship,
fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the
talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Ken Gray, Miss Fiona MacKay, Mr.
John Robertson, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr.
Ian Cathcart, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ralph L.
Riddiough and Mr. John Crone

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been
given to the Glory of God by Miss Nancy Taylor, Mrs. Agnes Gemmell and Mrs.
Christine Logan

SUNDAY 13 November 2011 Remembrance Sunday
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Service
10.00 – 10.40 am Sunday School & Bible Class
10.50a.m. Morning Worship Act of Remembrance – Please note earlier time
Duty Team 5

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September for The Ayr Stroke Club was £92.14

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the November edition are available for
uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at
both doors priced £1.80.

SOUPER SUNDAY: Church of Scotland Fundraiser for HIV Project in which all
Congregations have been invited to participate. Our event will be held today at
12.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.

COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday
13th Novemnber. All articles should be emailed to the editor at [email protected] – which he will acknowledge, if you do not receive
a response please telephone on 265794. Magazines will contain information of
your Organisations’ restart.

HOSPITALITY: the new group are hoping to create a list of Church members willing
to bake for an occasional event – if you can help please fill in your details on
the sheets provided in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a list for
waiters and drivers – if you could assist with this task please indicate on the
sheets. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & COFFEE: will be held in Cathcart
Street Hall on Saturday 12th November from 2pm – 4pm – entry £2. Donations of
baking will be most gratefully received. Please leave in Church Office on the
morning of November 11th

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY: will be our Christmas Project this year. A flyer will
soon be available to explain the gifts required.

THE GUILD: will meet tomorrow, Monday 7th November, at 7.30 pm on Midton Road
Hall. Ayre Music Makers will come to entertain and we look forward to a very
enjoyable evening.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: will be held on Tuesdays at 7.00pm in our new CENTENARY AISLE. This is a six week course and dates are posted in the Carrick
Park vestibule. New members are always welcome.

REVD. BILL CHRISTMAN after suffering a further bleed on the left side of his
brain it seemed unlikely that Bill would survive but following surgery he is
doing a little better. He is out of intensive care but still in an acute ward.
It is hoped that he will be able to return to rehabilitation in due course. Gina
prays daily for a miracle that will return her beloved Bill to full health and
she is so grateful for all the prayers of the good folk of St. Columba.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Jenny Glencross (Stn. 16) , Mr. John Cramp (Stn. 11) and Mr.
Hugh McCutcheon (Stn 4)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond), Mrs.
Barrie Robson (Drummond) and Mrs. Mim Monteith (Macmillan)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass.

Our sympathy and support surround Dan & Helen Craig on the death of Helen’s twin
sister, Dorothy. Our sincerest condolences and thoughts are extended to Mrs
Catherine Ferguson of Content Avenue, and the family, on the death of her eldest
son. The funeral service takes place in Edinburgh on Monday.

30 October 20111

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – we warmly invite you to join us at the Lord’s Table today, all who love Him and are members of any branch of His Church. A special welcome if you are visiting our Church for the first time today, whether you are seeking faith, visiting Ayr on holiday or business, or looking for a congregation to join, we are pleased to have you with us today. We are a diverse fellowship, seeking to be a vital Christian presence in the heart of Ayr. We try to make the love of Jesus known in our town through our worship, preaching, prayer, fellowship, service and openness to the Holy Spirit.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 1: Mr. Bob Cowan, Mr. Jim Brodie,
Mr. Malcolm Mackay, Mr. Ronnie Gow, Mrs Helen Mackay, Dr. Helen Hunter, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mrs. Ann Vance, Dr. David Martin, Mr. Jim Younger, Mrs. Margaret Grier and Mr. Brian Morrison.
Team 2: Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mr. Alec Morton, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mrs. Diana Savala, Mrs. Margaret McLeish, Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jim Watson, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham.
Team 3: Mrs. Elizabeth Bolland, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn,
Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Barbara Mclean, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, 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 Mrs. Janette Fraser, Mrs. Corrie Lawrence, Mr. Gordon Tiley and the Benn Family Wedding

SUNDAY 6th November 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 4
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship
12.30 pm Souper Sunday Lunch
6.30 pm Evening Service

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September for The Ayr Stroke Club was £92.14

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

SOUPER SUNDAY: Church of Scotland Fundraiser for HIV Project in which all Congregations have been invited to participate. To date only 300 Churches have signed up ! Our event will be held on 6th November at 12.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. Tickets priced £2.50 (soup/ cake and coffee or Tea included) are on sale after both services today.

HOSPITALITY: the new group are hoping to create a list of Church members willing to bake for an occasional event – if you can help please fill in your details on the sheets provided in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a list for waiters and drivers – if you could assist with this task please indicate on the sheets. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

THE MEN’S ASSOCIATION. Tomorrow evening the 31st we will be entertained by Bob Bain and Derek Green who will enlighten us on the "History of the Scottish Music Hall and Variety Theatre in Scotland". I am sure this will be an interesting and enjoyable evening and we would welcome any new members to come and join us at 7.30 p.m. in the Session Room.

CANCER CARE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & COFFEE: will be held in Cathcart Street Hall on Saturday 12th November from 2pm – 4pm – entry £2. Donations of baking will be most gratefully received. Please leave in Church Office on the morning of November 11th

THE MONDAY CLUB meets at 7.45 p.m. in the Midton Road Hall, on 31st October when our programme will be presented by Ugly Duckling Productions who will favour us with a Moving Picture Show. The Production Company is none other than that well known couple Anne and Alistair Swan. A good turnout of members is requested.

TRAIDCRAFT: Yvonne and Louise will have the Stall available this Sunday. Christmas goodies, cards and gifts to support Fairtrade in developing countries.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: will be held on Tuesdays at 7.00pm in our new CENTENARY AISLE. This is a six week course and dates are posted in the Carrick Park vestibule. . New members are always welcome.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Jenny Glencross (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond) and Mrs. Barrie Robson (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

23 October 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of James who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. John Halliday, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mr. George McMillan, Mrs. Jean Lindsay, 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. Betty McLean , Mrs. Margaret Loudon and Mrs. Pearl Brown

SUNDAY 30 October 2011 SERVICES OF HOLY COMMUNION
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. – Team: 1 11.15 a.m. – Team: 2 6.30p.m. – Team: 3
Crèche in Midton Room. Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 a.m. Sunday School
The monthly Wednesday service of HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated here in the Church on Wednesday first, at 2.00p.m., followed by tea in the Session Room. Everyone is most warmly invited.

WE EXTEND A VERY WARM WELCOME this morning to Sir Albert and Lady McQuarrie and Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Priory of St Margaret of Scotland), who are joining us for the second service this morning.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September for The Ayr Stroke Club was £92.14

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

COLUMBA NEWS: Elders please uplift copies from their OWN pigeon hole this morning – for immediate distribution, along with invitations to Communion.

SOUPER SUNDAY: Church of Scotland Fundraiser for HIV Project in which all Congregations have been invited to participate. To date only 300 have signed up ! Our event will be held on 6th November at 12.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. Tickets priced £2.50 (soup/ cake and coffee or Tea included) are on sale after both services today.

HOSPITALITY: the new group are hoping to create a list of Church members willing to bake for an occasional event – if you can help please fill in your details on the sheets provided in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a list for waiters and drivers – if you could assist with this task please indicate on the sheets. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

THE GUILD: meets tomorrow, Monday 24 October at 2pm in the Midton Road Hall. Mr. Ron Lavalette, whose visit we enjoyed last year, will return to talk about "Oberammergau". It is hoped that many ladies, who cannot attend evening meetings, will join us tomorrow afternoon. All are very welcome.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: starting up Tuesday 25th October at 7.00pm to be held in our new

CENTENARY AISLE. This is a six week course. All welcome.

THE SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY: there will be a concert in Newton Wallacetown Church Halls "An evening with Hugh and Friends" on Tuesday 25th October , at 7.30pm. Donation tickets £4 (includes tea /coffee) on sale after the services or at the door on the night.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Jenny Glencross (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond) and Mrs. Barrie Robson (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

16 October 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of Jack who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Archie Jamieson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mrs. Edwina Mabon, Mr. Alastair Fraser, Mr. Jim Orr, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mr. James Carnegie, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mrs. Ann Aitchison and Mr. Tom Laurie

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Mary Macallan, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Rankin and the Grady Family Wedding

SUNDAY 23 October 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 12
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.00 am Kirk Session – in Session Room
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Admission of New Communicants

THIS MORNING THE MINISTER is taking part in a special service for the dedication of two new stained glass windows in his first parish at Neilston Kirk.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September for The Ayr Stroke Club was £92.14

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

COLUMBA NEWS: Elders please uplift copies from their OWN pigeon hole this morning – for immediate distribution.

SUPPER CLUB: the next meeting of the Supper Club will be on Wednesday 19th October when the speaker will be Revd. David Ness. By popular demand Alastair Hope (Temple House) will return as the caterer and the ticket price will be £10. Tickets are on sale after both services today in the Carrick Park vestibule.

HOSPITALITY: the new group are hoping to create a list of Church members willing to bake for an occasional event – if you can help please fill in your details on the sheets provided in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a list for waiters and drivers – if you could assist with this task please indicate on the sheets. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club registration forms now available. Volunteers still needed to help during the week of 17th – 21st October. Please sign sheet in Carrick Park vestibule if you can spare some time.

LUNCH CLUB meets on Friday 21st October from 12.00 – 1.30 everybody very welcome, bring some friends and enjoy good food and a chat.

THE MEN’S ASSOCIATION: meet tomorrow at 7.30pm the speaker is John Steele and the topic is "H.M.S. Dasher – the sequel". All welcome.

THE MONDAY CLUB: The Monday Club Meets at 7.45 p.m. to-morrow evening 17th October, when The Guild will be our guests. Our speakers will be two representatives from The Scottish Ambulance Service, namely a Technician and a Paramedic who will give a talk on "What To Do When Something Happens" This should be a most interesting talk, and should hopefully provoke lots of questions.

NEW BIBLE STUDY: starting up Tuesday 25th October at 7.00pm to be held in our new CENTENARY AISLE. This is a six week course. All welcome.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Walter McConnachie (Stn. 14)
CROSSHOUSE: Mrs. Margaret Ritchie (Ward 4c) and Mrs Nancy McDougall ( Ward 5)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond), Miss Ena Bryan (Urquhart) and Mrs. Barrie Robson (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

9 October 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mrs. Margaret Duncan, Mr. Robert Shaw, 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 Mrs. Janet Wilson and Mr. & Mrs. Alan Hawthorn

SUNDAY 16th October 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE ASSOCIATE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 11
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September for The Ayr Stroke Club was £92.14

HARVEST APPEAL: a big thank you to all who donated to this year’s Appeal – £1,932 was raised for Christian Aid.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

THE GUILD: the next meeting will be held tomorrow,10th October at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. We look forward to the visit of Mrs. Aileen Kerr, who will tell us about the work of Guide Dogs. It is hoped that a young four-footed friend will join her. It was a pleasure to have so many new members at our first meeting and any ladies in the congregation will be most welcome also at this meeting.

SUPPER CLUB: the next meeting of the Supper Club will be on Wednesday 19th October when the speaker will be Revd. David Ness. By popular demand Alastair Hope (Temple House) will return as the caterer and the ticket price will be £10. Tickets are on sale after both services today in the Carrick Park vestibule.

HOSPITALITY: the new group are hoping to create a list of Church members willing to bake for an occasional event – if you can help please fill in your details on the sheets provided in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a list for waiters and drivers – if you could assist with this task please indicate on the sheets. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club registration forms now available. Volunteers still needed to help during the week of 17th – 21st October. Please sign sheet in Carrick Park vestibule if you can spare some time.

TRAIDCRAFT AUTUMN FAIR will be held in St. Leonard’s Church Hall on Saturday 15th October from 10 am – 4pm. A wide variety of goods will be on sale – please support Fairtrade.

FABRIC COMMITTEE: A meeting of the Fabric Committee will be held at 19:30 in the session room on the 11th October 2011.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Bill Cunningham (Stn 2) and Mr. Walter McConnachie (Stn. 14)
CROSSHOUSE: Mrs. Margaret Ritchie (Ward 4c)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond), Miss Ena Bryan (Urquhart) and Mrs. Barrie Robson (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

We extend our warmest sympathy and prayers to Mrs Dorothy Hutcheson and the family of Leslie Crescent, Ayr, on the passing of Alex. The service of thanksgiving for Alex’s life will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday first, 12th October, at 1.15p.m.; the funeral service for Mr Stanley Henderson of Finnick Glen, Ayr, will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 13th October at 10.30a.m. – our thoughts and condolences are given to his wife, Nancy, and the family.

2 October 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9: Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mr. Greg Murdoch, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mr. Alastair Gardiner and Mr. John Stewart

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. John Crone , Mr. & Mrs. Norman Peterson and The Martin Wedding

SUNDAY 9th October 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 10
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship

KIRK SESSION MEETING: in Cathcart Street on Thursday 6th October at 7.30pm. Agenda & Minutes should be uplifted today.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in September for The Ayr Stroke Club was £92.14

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the October edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

NEW ELDERS MEETING: there will be a meeting in the Centenary Aisle today, Sunday 2nd October at 2.00 pm for prospective New Elders.

HOSPITALITY: the new group are hoping to create a list of Church members willing to bake for an occasional event – if you can help please fill in your details on the sheets provided in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a list for waiters and drivers – if you could assist with this task please indicate on the sheets. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club registration forms now available. Volunteers still needed to help during the week of 17th – 21st October. Please sign sheet in Carrick Park vestibule if you can spare some time.

TRAIDCRAFT: Yvonne and Louise have the Traidcraft Stalls available in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Please stop and browse at the wonderful array of goods on sale.

MONDAY CLUB: resumes on Monday 3rd October 2011 at 7.45 p.m. when we have a Traybake Demonstration by Mrs. Anne Walker from Maybole. Our new President Janette Leishman extends a warm welcome to existing members and to any ladies of the congregation who care to join us as we have a varied and interesting programme this Session.

MEN’S ASSOCIATION. The first meeting of the new term is on Monday the 3rd October in the Session Room. Our speaker will be the Revd. Ian McDonald who will regale us with stories of "People I have met along Life’s Highway". The THURSDAY GAMES will start at 2.00 pm on 6th Oct in the Church Hall when members will participate in Snooker and Bowls as well as putting the world to rights over a cup of tea. All welcome.

WOOL NO LONGER required will be gladly accepted by the ladies at Victoria Court, Mill Street, Ayr. They knit jumpers, knee rugs, scarves, hats and toys for the Blyswood Trust who send them to countries less fortunate than ours. If you have any wool to spare, please phone their coordinator on 01292 267326 or leave at the Church office.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12) and Mr. Bill Cunningham (Stn 2)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond) and Miss Ena Bryan (Urquhart)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass
Mrs Mary Paterson of Dongola Road is now in Carrick House Care Home

25 September 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family, a strong family, a family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of Aileen Islay who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Jim Wilcox,
Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Helen Cockburn, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mr. John Hamilton, Mr John Kiltie, Revd. Jack Bone, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Pat Jackson, The Morton Family, Mrs. Anne Drennan and the Gallacher / Murdoch Wedding.

OUR ASSOCIATE MINISTER is on holiday in Hong Kong .

Sunday 25th September 2011 HARVEST SUNDAY SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Service
11.15am Morning Worship Duty Team 8
2.30 pm Ayr Battalion Boy’s Brigade 125th Anniversary Service – All welcome

SUNDAY 2nd October 2011 SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 9
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship
6.30 pm Evening Service

HOLY COMMUNION: Wednesday first, 28th September, at 2.00pm followed by tea/coffee in the Session Room.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in August for The Ayr Stroke Club was £118.74

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

NEW ELDERS MEETING: there will be a meeting in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 2nd October at 2.00 pm

HARVEST ENVELOPES: You will have received a Harvest Donation Envelope with your current copy of ‘Columba News’ – you may return this via the offering plate. Your support of our Harvest Appeal is very much appreciated. If you have not received an envelope please collect one from the Carrick Park vestibule.

COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor today, Sunday 25th September. All articles should be emailed to the editor at [email protected] by this date.

HOSPITALITY: the new group are hoping to create a list of Church members willing to bake for an occasional event – if you can help please fill in your details on the sheets provided in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a list for waiters and drivers – if you could assist with this task please indicate on the sheets. Thank you in anticipation of your help.

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club registration forms now available. Volunteers still needed to help during the week of 17th – 21st October. Please sign sheet in Carrick Park vestibule if you can spare some time.

THE GUILD has its first meeting on Monday, 26th September, at 7.30 p.m. in Midton Road Hall. We look forward to Revd. Fraser Aitken coming to dedicate the work of The Guild and to his talk, which is sure to interest and to inspire. Any lady who wishes to join us on 26th September and at any later meeting will be made very welcome.

MEN’S ASSOCIATION. The first meeting of the new term is on Monday the 3rd October in the Session Room. Our speaker will be the Revd. Ian McDonald who will regale us with stories of "People I have met along Life’s Highway". The THURSDAY GAMES will start at 2.00 pm on 6th Oct in the Church Hall when members will participate in Snooker and Bowls as well as putting the world to rights over a cup of tea. All welcome.

AYR PRESBYTERIAL COUNCIL of The Guild is holding an Autumn Rally on Thursday, 29th September, at 7.30 p.m. in Kirkmichael Church. The speakers are Mrs. N. Wilkinson and Mrs. J. Burns.

WOOL NO LONGER required will be gladly accepted by the ladies at Victoria Court, Mill Street, Ayr. They knit jumpers, knee rugs, scarves, hats and toys for the Blyswood Trust who send them to countries less fortunate than ours. If you have any wool to spare, please phone their coordinator on 01292 267326 or leave at the Church office.

REVD. BILL CHRISTMAN: Bill remains in the specialist facility in Denver. Contact address is: Select Speciality Hospital, 2525 Downing St. #3 South, Room 3305, Denver, CO 80210

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12) and Mr. Donald Conway (Stn. 4)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond) and Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

Mrs. Evelyn Boocock of Marchmont Road is now resident in Bellevue Nursing Home.
Jim and Sheena Brown would like to extend warmest thanks to everyone who helped when Sheena took ill in church and for the many phone calls enquiring after her health.

18 September 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 7: Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mr. Donald Macrae, Mrs Meriel Conn, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mr. Charlie Jack, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Bob Templeton and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. David Campbell

It is a special delight to welcome the Revd T David Watson, Minister at Kingcase Parish Church, Prestwick, as our Guest Preacher at both services today.

SUNDAY 25th September 2011 HARVEST FESTIVAL
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 8
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship
2.30 pm Ayr Battalion BB Service of Thanksgiving on 125th Anniversary. Everyone welcome.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in August for The Ayr Stroke Club was £118.74

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

NEW ELDERS MEETING: there will be a meeting in the Centenary Aisle on Sunday 2nd October at 2.00 pm

HARVEST ENVELOPES: You will have received a Harvest Donation Envelope with your current copy of ‘Columba News’ – you may return this via the offering plate. Your support of our Harvest Appeal is very much appreciated. If you have not received an envelope please collect one from the Carrick Park vestibule.

MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION are invited to bring a pot plant or flowers for the Harvest Table next Sunday morning. We have a large list of housebound recipients and we are very grateful to you for these gifts which will brighten their day. Thank you.

LUNCH CLUB There will be a meeting for all volunteers of the Lunch Club in the Session Room on Monday 19th September at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to join the team will be made most welcome.

MEN’S ASSOCIATION. Committee Members are reminded that a Committee Meeting is being held tomorrow Monday 19th at 7.00. p.m. in the Session Room to finalise arrangements for the new season.

AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT: Valerie Ferguson would like to thank the Congregation for their generous and continued support, which helped her raise £1006 for Ayrshire Cancer Support. Their Christmas Craft Day will be held in Cathcart Street Halls on November 12th from 2 – 4 pm.

COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 25th September. All articles should be emailed to the editor at [email protected] by this date.

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club registration forms now available. Volunteers still needed to help during the week of 17th – 21st October. Please sign sheet in Carrick Park vestibule if you can spare some time.

THE GUILD has its first meeting on Monday, 26th September, at 7.30 p.m. in Midton Road Hall. We look forward to Revd. Fraser Aitken coming to dedicate the work of The Guild and to his talk, which is sure to interest and to inspire. Our programme of speakers and entertainment promises to be quite varied and we hope that it will appeal to Guild members and new friends alike. Any lady who wishes to join us on 26th September and at any later meeting will be made very welcome.

AYR PRESBYTERIAL COUNCIL of THE GUILD is holding an Autumn Rally on Thursday, 29th September, at 7.30 p.m. in Kirkmichael Church. The speakers are Mrs. N. Wilkinson and Mrs. J. Burns.

REVD. BILL CHRISTMAN: Bill remains in the specialist facility in Denver. Contact address is: Select Speciality Hospital, 2525 Downing St. #3 South, Room 3305, Denver, CO 80210

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12), Mr. Chisholm Kenneth (Stn 6) and Mr. Tom Struthers (Stn. 14)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond) and Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

The service of thanksgiving for the life of David Hutcheson who died suddenly this past week, aged 40, will be held here in the Church on Wednesday first, 21st September, at 12.15, followed by the committal service at Masonhill at 1.15p.m. We surround his wife, Kirsty, son, Nathan, his Mum and Dad, Dorothy and Alex, and his sister and brother in law, Fiona and Scott, and all the family with our love and prayers at this very sad time.

Mrs. Sybelle English (formerly of Orchard House) is now resident in Airlie House, Victoria Park, Ayr

11 September 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! A special welcome to the family of Grace, Harris and Isla who will be baptised at the 9.30 am Service this morning. Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. We are a loving family, a strong family, a family of faith. We are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Fiona Taylor, Mr. Jim Hume, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Dr. Ruaridh Bain, Mr. Colin Hope, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Molly McLeish, Mr and Mrs Peter Robertson and Mr. and Mrs. Ian McBride

SUNDAY 18th September 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 7
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in August for The Ayr Stroke Club was £118.74

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club registration forms now available. Volunteers still needed to help during the week of 17th – 21st October. Please sign sheet in Carrick Park if you can spare some time.

DEDICATION OF THE CENTENARY AISLE – 18th September at 11.15 am. Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase. A CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH will follow in the Midton Road Hall, catering by Alastair Hope. Three course meal with tea/coffee – tickets priced £12.00 available from the Office. Seating is limited to 100 and tickets cannot be reserved.

THE SUPPER CLUB: returns to our social calendar on Wednesday 14th September. While the ethos of the Group will remain there will be a few changes in store. The first speaker will be Mrs. Pat Duncan of The Mercy Ships. Supper will be a main course followed by scones and assorted cakes and tray bake with tea and coffee. Tickets priced £7.50 are available after both services.

FLOWER TEAM MEETING: The next meeting of the Flower Team will be held on Wednesday 14th September at 7.30 in the Carrick Room, when we will make up the Rota. Please come along with your diary! If you are unable to attend please phone Anne Swan on 442584 or email [email protected]

LUNCH CLUB There will be a meeting for all volunteers of the Lunch Club in the Session Room on Monday 19th September at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to join the team will be made most welcome.

AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT: Valerie Ferguson would like to thank the Congregation for their generous and continued support, which helped her raise £1006 for Ayrshire Cancer Support. Their Christmas Craft Day will be held in Cathcart Street Halls on November 12th from 2 – 4 pm.

REVD. BILL CHRISTMAN: Bill remains in the specialist facility in Denver. After a very difficult week, he is, once again, responding to his family. Contact address is: Select Speciality Hospital, 2525 Downing St. #3 South, Room 3305, Denver, CO 80210

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12), Mr. Donald Conway (Stn.4)
Mr. Willie Forbes (Stn 6), Mr. Chisolm Kenneth (Stn 6)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

Irene and Bob wish to express heartfelt gratitude to everyone who took time to send flowers, cards, emails, make phone calls and attend Irene’s Mum’s Thanksgiving Service. They feel blessed to belong to such a caring Congregation.

4 September 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. We are a loving family, a strong family, a family of faith. We are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY:Â Team 5: Mr. Alec Mooney, Mr. Douglas Espie, Mrs. Helen Caddis, Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Alan Izat, Mr Tim Slatter, Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Anne McNair, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Bill Wilson, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Betty Gray, Mrs. Anne McNair, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Margaret Duncan, The Whiteford/Love Family and the Henderson Family.

SUNDAY 11th September 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 6
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship

THE MINISTER will be away in the Holy Land from Tuesday 30th August – Friday 9th September. All pastoral duties will be undertaken by our Associate.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in August for The Ayr Stroke Club was £118.74

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the September edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

YOUTH GROUP Please note that the Youth Group will not meet tonight, but resumes at
6.30 pm on 11th September.

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club registration forms now available. Volunteers still needed to help during the week of 17th – 21st October. Please sign sheet in Carrick Park if you can spare some time.

DEDICATION OF THE CENTENARY AISLE – 18th September at 11.15 am. Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase. A CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH will follow in the Midton Road Hall, catering by Alastair Hope. Three course meal with tea/coffee – tickets priced £12.00 available from the Office. Seating is limited to 100 and tickets cannot be reserved.

THE SUPPER CLUB: returns to our social calendar on Wednesday 14th September. While the ethos of the Group will remain there will be a few changes in store. The first speaker will be Mrs. Pat Duncan of The Mercy Ships. Supper will be a main course followed by scones and assorted cakes and tray bake with tea and coffee. Tickets priced £7.50 will be available from Sunday 28th August.

FLOWER TEAM MEETING: The next meeting of the Flower Team will be held on Wednesday 14th September at 7.30 in the Carrick Room, when we will make up the Rota. Please come along with your diary! If you are unable to attend please phone Anne Swan on 442584 or email [email protected]

SEASCAPE: There will be a Concert in support of the work of Seascape in Ayr Town Hall on Sunday 4th September at 7.30 pm. featuring James MacMillan – full details on the notice board.

REVD. BILL CHRISTMAN: Bill has been moved to a specialist facility in Denver. He is still unable to speak due to the trachea tube but he is responding to his family. Contact address is: Select Speciality Hospital, 2525 Downing St. #3 South, Room 3305, Denver, CO 80210

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12), Mr. Donald Conway (Stn.4)
GOLDEN JUBILEE, CLYDEBANK: Mr. Willie Forbes, Mr. Chisolm Kenneth, Mr. Bill Ritchie
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mr. Willie Rush (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

Our warmest sympathy and support are extended to Mrs. Eleanor Pate and family on the death of her husband Tom, who passed away in Ayr Hospital. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill Crematorium on Tuesday at 2 pm.

28 August 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – Welcome to St Columba Church! Here in this place we seek to preserve the amazing diversity of God’s creation; we try to be instruments of Christ’s transforming love, called upon to worship, to care for and to change one another, and to strive for peace in every aspect of life. Our guiding principles are inclusiveness, spiritual growth, vital worship, fellowship and outreach. We believe that the errors in our society in Scotland today which have resulted in despair and breakdown in community are not the ways of God. We seek not to judge our fellowmen and women in our journey of faith. Instead we earnestly seek how to bring the Light of Christ into our town and into our national life. So here we come to worship, to enjoy and to belong – if you are in Ayr for a lifetime or any other time! A very special welcome to the family of Aileen Islay who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Ken Gray, Miss Fiona MacKay,
Mr. John Robertson, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. Ian Cathcart, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ralph L. Riddiough and Mr. John Crone

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Mim Monteith and Mr. Peter Siviter.

SUNDAY 4th September 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE ASSOCIATE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 5
10.00 am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship
6.30 pm Evening Service

THE MINISTER will be away in the Holy Land from Tuesday 30th August – Friday 9th September. All pastoral duties will be undertaken by our Associate.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in July for The Ayr Stroke Club was £150

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

YOUTH GROUP: meets this week at 6.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.

THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services in the Carrick Room. This will be the final meeting of the summer. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!

DEDICATION OF THE CENTENARY AISLE – 18th September at 11.15 am. Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase. A CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH will follow in the Midton Road Hall, catering by Alastair Hope. Three course meal with tea/coffee – tickets priced £12.00 available from the Office. Seating is limited to 100 and tickets cannot be reserved.

THE SUPPER CLUB: returns to our social calendar on Wednesday 14th September. While the ethos of the Group will remain there will be a few changes in store. The first speaker will be Mrs. Pat Duncan of The Mercy Ships. Supper will be a main course followed by scones and assorted cakes and tray bake with tea and coffee. Tickets priced £7.50 will be available from Sunday 28th August.

FLOWER TEAM MEETING: The next meeting of the Flower Team will be held on Wednesday 14th September at 7.30 in the Carrick Room. Please come along with your diary! If you are unable to attend please phone Anne Swan on 442584 or email [email protected]

SEASCAPE: there will be a Concert in support of the work of Seascape in Ayr Town Hall on Sunday 4th September at 7.30 pm. Featuring James MacMillan – full details on the notice board.

REVD. BILL CHRISTMAN: Bill has been moved to a specialist facility in Denver. He is still unable to speak due to the trachea tube but he is responding to his family. We have a contact address: Dr. Bill Christman, Select Specialty Hospital, 2525 Downing St. #3 South, Room 3305, Denver, CO 80210.

AL SHUROOQ: Our sincere thanks are extended for the anonymous donation of $200 which the Minister received last Sunday. The total to be taken to the Blind School will be in excess of £3150.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12), Mr. Chisholm Kenneth (Stn. 6) , Mr. Tom Pate (Stn. 16)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond)
GOLDEN JUBILEE, CLYDEBANK: Mr. Willie Forbes (ICU)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

Our sympathy and prayers are extended the family of Mrs. Marion Wilson formerly of Ballantyne Drive who passed away this week. The funeral service will be held in the Church on Thursday 1st September at 3.30 pm

21 August 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY:Â Team 3: Mrs. Elizabeth Bolland, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Barbara Mclean,
Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, 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 Mrs. Maureen Fullerton and Mrs. Jessie Aitken

SUNDAY 28th August 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service Duty Team 4
10.00 am Kirk Café
10.30 am New Communicants meet in the Centenary Aisle
11.15a.m. Morning WorshipÂ

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in July for The Ayr Stroke Club was £150

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

YOUTH GROUP: meets this week at 6.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.

THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services for two more Sundays, in the Carrick Room. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!

DEDICATION OF THE CENTENARY AISLE – 18th September at 11.15 am. Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase. A CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH will follow in the Midton Road Hall , catering by Alastair Hope. Three course meal with tea/coffee – tickets priced £12.00 will be on sale from next Sunday. Seating is limited to 100 and tickets cannot be reserved.

OUR ORGANIST, Matthew, will be giving an hour long recital on the Town Hall Organ in the series, "The Organist Entertains", tomorrow Monday 22nd from 1.00p.m. till 2.00p.m. – everyone is cordially invited programme includes music by Handel, Ireland, Lehar, and Gershwin. Admission £2

THE SUPPER CLUB: returns to our social calendar on Wednesday 14th September. While the ethos of the Group will remain there will be a few changes in store. The first speaker will be Mrs. Pat Duncan of The Mercy Ships. Supper will be a main course followed by scones and assorted cakes and tray bake with tea and coffee. Tickets priced £7.50 will be available from Sunday 28th September.

COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: by Pampered Chef will be held in aid of the Al Shurooq School on Saturday 27th August in the Midton Road Hall at 10.00am. At the demonstration you will be able to sample the foods prepared and there will be an opportunity to purchase products. Please note there are many small but excellent kitchen gadgets available -profits raised on the day will be donated to the school.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12) , Mr. Tom Pate (Stn. 16), Mr. Willie Forbes (Stn. 6) and Mr. Chisholm Kenneth (Stn.
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mrs Anne Smith of Carrick Road who passed away in the Biggart Hospital this past week – the funeral service will be held tomorrow, Monday, at 12 noon at Masonhill; our sincere condolences are given to the family of Ms Flora Kelso of John Street who died in Ayr Hospital last week – the funeral service will be held on Tuesday first, 23rd August, at 1.15 at Masonhill. The funeral service for Mrs Evelyn Rennie of Craigholm Road who died at home on Thursday will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday first, 24th August, at 2.45p.m. – we extend our warmest condolences to James, Valerie and all the family.

14 August 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of Charlie who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mr. Alec Morton, Mrs. Helen Greig, Mrs. Diana Savala, Mrs. Margaret McLeish, Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jim Watson, 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. John Halliday, Miss Shona Taylor and Mrs. Mary Reid

SUNDAY 21st August 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service – Duty Team 3
10.00 a.m. Kirk Café
10.30 a.m. New Communicants meet in the Centenary Aisle
11.15a.m. Morning Worship – Cradle Roll Service

KIRK SESSION MEETING: There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session after the 11.15a.m. service today to discuss an urgent fabric concern.
20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in July for The Ayr Stroke Club was £150
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.
THE FABRIC COMMITTEE – a meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 16th Aug at 7:30 pm in the session room, for all current and former members of the Board Fabric Committee.
YOUTH GROUP: meets this week at 6.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.
THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!
AL SHUROOQ CONCERT: will be held in Kingcase Church on Friday 19th August at 7.30pm to raise funds for the Blind School run by Helen Shehadeh in Bethlehem. The school enables blind children in Palestine to become self sufficient and productive members of society. SOLD OUT
DEDICATION OF THE CENTENARY AISLE – 18th September at 11.15 am. Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase. A CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH will follow in the Midton Road Hall, catering by Alastair Hope. Three course meal with tea/coffee – tickets priced £12.00 will be on sale from next Sunday.
COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: by Pampered Chef will be held in aid of the Al Shurooq School on Saturday 27th August in the Midton Road Hall at 10.00am. At the demonstration you will be able to sample the foods prepared and there will be an opportunity to purchase products. Please note there are many small but excellent kitchen gadgets available – profits raised on the day will be donated to the school.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12) and Mr. Willie Forbes (Stn. 6)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mrs. Ann Smith (Drummond) and Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Lindsay)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

We extend our warmest condolences and affection to Mr Jim Pearson and the family, 3, Bellevue Crescent, on the sudden death of his wife, Mary, last Tuesday. The Service of Thanksgiving for Mary’s life will be held here in the Church on Tuesday morning, 16th August, at 11.00a.m., followed by the committal at Masonhill at 12 noon.

The funeral service for Mr Bob Rickard of Hillfoot Crescent who died suddenly at home on Wednesday will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday 17th August at 2.45p.m.. We assure his wife, Mary, and all the family of our prayerful support and warmest thoughts.

7 August 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the families of Bronagh and Ava who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 1: Mr. Bob Cowan, Mr. Jim Brodie, Mr. Malcolm Mackay, Mr. Ronnie Gow, Mrs Helen Mackay, Dr. Helen Hunter, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mrs. Ann Vance, Dr. David Martin, Mr. Jim Younger, Mrs. Margaret Grier and Mr. Brian Morrison

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Dick Dunlop, Mrs. Catherine Overdijking and Ms. Ruth Clyde

SUNDAY 14th August 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service – Duty Team 1
10.00 a.m. Kirk Café
10.30 a.m. New Communicants meet in the Centenary Aisle
11.15 a.m. Morning Worship – Sacrament of Baptism  Â

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in June for The Ayr Stroke Club was £94.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.
YOUTH GROUP: meets this week at 6.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.
THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!
AL SHUROOQ CONCERT: will be held in Kingcase Church on Friday 19th August at 7.30pm to raise funds for the Blind School run by Helen Shehadeh in Bethlehem. The school enables blind children in Palestine to become self sufficient and productive members of society. Tickets £5 including supper.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 7th August. All articles should be emailed to the editor at [email protected] – which he will acknowledge, if you do not receive a response please telephone on 265794. Magazines will contain information of your Organisations’ restart.
CRÈCHE : the Sunday morning crèche is in desperate need of more volunteers. If you are able to offer an hour on a Sunday perhaps once every 6 – 8 weeks, please contact The Minister or Karen Thomson on 264131.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mrs. Ann Smith (Drummond) and Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Lindsay)
GOLDEN JUBILEE, CLYDEBANK: Mr. Willie Forbes
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER: Dedication of the Centenary Aisle – Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase.

Mrs. Maud Murdoch is now resident in Glenfairn Care Home.

The funeral service for Mrs Margaret Allan of Maple Drive who died in the Hospice this past week will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday first, 9th August, at 11.15am. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her daughter, Jackie, and the family.

31 July 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. John Halliday, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mr. George McMillan, Mrs. Jean Lindsay, 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. Elaine Kerr, Mrs. Anne Swan and Mrs. Diana Johnson

SUNDAY 7th August 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. Family Service – Duty Team 1
10.00 a.m. Kirk Café
11.15a.m. Morning Worship – Sacrament of Baptism
Dedication of New Chancel Cross
THE MINISTER will be on holiday from Monday 1st August till Friday 5th August (inclusive). All pastoral duties will be carried out by the Associate, the Revd David Ness.
THE OFFICE will be on a skeleton staff on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in June for The Ayr Stroke Club was £94.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.
YOUTH GROUP: meets this week at 6.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.
THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!
AL SHUROOQ CONCERT: will be held in Kingcase Church on Friday 19th August at 7.30pm to raise funds for the Blind School run by Helen Shehadeh in Bethlehem. The school enables blind children in Palestine to become self sufficient and productive members of society. Tickets £5 including supper.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Sunday 7th August. All articles should be emailed to the editor at [email protected] – which he will acknowledge, if you do not receive a response please telephone on 265794. Magazines will contain information of your Organisations’ restart.
SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY, Kyle Branch: Collectors are required for the Annual Door to Door Collection of this Group, from 1st – 5th August. Please add your name to the list available in the Carrick Park vestibule, indicating your street preference.
CRÈCHE : the Sunday morning crèche is in desperate need of more volunteers. If you are able to offer an hour on a Sunday perhaps once every 6 – 8 weeks, please contact The Minister or Karen Thomson on 264131.
MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush and Mrs. Margaret Allan
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mrs. Ann Smith (Drummond), Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Lindsay) and Mrs. Maud Murdoch (Drummond)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:

SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER: Dedication of the Centenary Aisle – Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase.

24 July 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of Matilda who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning..
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Archie Jamieson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mrs. Edwina Mabon, Mr. Alastair Fraser, Mr. Jim Orr, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mr. James Carnegie, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mrs. Ann Aitchison and
Mr. Tom Laurie
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Ann Vance, Mr. & Mrs. John Sharp and the Montgomery Wedding.

SUNDAY 31st  July 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Service – Duty Team 12
10.00 am Kirk Café
10.15 am New Communicants – Centenary Aisle
11.15am Morning Worship

OUR ASSOCIATE, the Revd. David Ness, is preaching at the Auld Kirk this morning.

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in June for The Ayr Stroke Club was £94.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.
YOUTH GROUP: meets this week at 6.30pm in the Midton Road Hall.
THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!
DARE DEVIL VALERIE ZIPS AGAIN for Ayrshire Cancer Support! There are sponsor forms available in the Carrick Park vestibule for anyone willing to sponsor Valerie (Ferguson) as she takes to the high wire on Sunday 24th July at 2.15pm on the Esplanade at Prestwick. Today!!
AL SHUROOQ CONCERT: will be held in Kingcase Church on Friday 19th August at 7.30pm to raise funds for the Blind School run by Helen Shehadeh in Bethlehem. The school enables blind children in Palestine to become self sufficient and productive members of society. Tickets £5 including supper.
SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY, Kyle Branch: Collectors are required for the Annual Door to Door Collection of this Group, from 1st – 5th August. Please add your name to the list available in the Carrick Park vestibule, indicating your street preference.
CRÈCHE : the Sunday morning crèche is in desperate need of more volunteers. If you are able to offer an hour on a Sunday perhaps once every 6 – 8 weeks, please contact The Minister or Karen Thomson on 264131.
MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Alex Hutchison (Stn 15), Mr. David Fraser (Stn 8) and Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 12)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush and Mrs. Margaret Allan
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Drummond), Mrs. Ann Smith (Lindsay), Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Lindsay), Mrs. Maud Murdoch (Drummond) and Mr. Robert Stewart (Urquhart)
ASTLEY AINSLIE,EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

Mrs. Marion Wilson (Ballantine Drive) is now resident in Temple House, Mossblown.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER: Dedication of the Centenary Aisle – Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase.

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden death of Mrs Barbara Johnston, formerly of The Knowe, Midton Road, who has died at her home in England. The funeral service will take place at Mortlake Crematorium and a Memorial Service will be held here at St Columba at a later date. Our warm sympathy is extended to the family.

17 July 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of Erin who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 10: Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mrs. Margaret Duncan, Mr. Robert Shaw, 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. Fraser Walker, Mrs. Jean Lindsay and Mr. & Mrs. Bill McCulloch.

SUNDAY 24th July
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Service – Duty Team 11
10.00 am Kirk Café
10.15 am New Communicants – Centenary Aisle
11.15 am Morning Worship

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in June for The Ayr Stroke Club was £94.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.

YOUTH GROUP: meets this evening at 6.45pm at Cathcart Street for a Praise night. The Congregation is warmly invited to support the young people at this evening.

THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!

DARE DEVIL VALERIE ZIPS AGAIN for Ayrshire Cancer Support! There are sponsor forms available in the Carrick Park vestibule for anyone willing to sponsor Valerie (Ferguson) as she takes to the high wire on Saturday 24th July.

IN CELEBRATION of the 400th Anniversary of the K J Bible, the Scottish Bible Society will launch “The People’s Bible” everyone is invited to copy out in their own handwriting, two verses of the bible. Writing stations called ‘scribe pods’ will be set up in towns throughout the UK and at Edinburgh Castle and will be available at the Low Green, Ayr on 28th & 29th August.

SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY, Kyle Branch: Collectors are required for the Annual Door to Door Collection of this Group, from 1st – 5th August. Please add your name to the list available in the Carrick Park vestibule, indicating your street preference.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Maud Murdoch (Stn 12) and Mrs. Barrie Robson (Stn 16)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush and Mrs. Margaret Allan
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Buchanan), Mrs. Mary Patterson (Lindsay), Mr. Bob Rickard (Lindsay), Mrs. Ann Smith (Lindsay), Mr. Robert Stewart (Urquhart) and Mrs. Louisa Wilson (Lindsay)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER: Dedication of the Centenary Aisle – Guest Preacher will be Revd. David Watson, Minister at Prestwick Kingcase.

10 July 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of Keir who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9: Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mr. Greg Murdoch, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mr. Alastair Gardiner and Mr. John Stewart

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Anne McNair.

SUNDAY 17th July
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Service – Duty Team 10
10.00 am Kirk Café
10.15 am New Communicants – Centenary Aisle
11.15 am Morning Worship

OUR ASSOCIATE is preaching at Prestwick South today.
20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in June for The Ayr Stroke Club was £94.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.
YOUTH GROUP: meets this evening at 7.00pm at Pirate Pete’s!
THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!
TEA TOWEL AMNESTY!: The stock of tea towels in the kitchen has reached an all time low, if you have taken a tea towel home to wash please return it as soon as possible.
DARE DEVIL VALERIE ZIPS AGAIN for Ayrshire Cancer Support! There are sponsor forms available in the Carrick Park vestibule for anyone willing to sponsor Valerie (Ferguson) as she takes to the high wire on Saturday 24th July.
IN CELEBRATION of the 400th Anniversary of the K J Bible, the Scottish Bible Society will launch “The People’s Bible” everyone is invited to copy out in their own handwriting, two verses of the bible. Writing stations called ‘scribe pods’ will be set up in towns throughout the UK at Edinburgh Castle and will be available at the Low Green, Ayr on 28th & 29th August.
SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY, Kyle Branch: Collectors are required for the Annual Door to Door Collection of this Group, from 1st – 5th August. Please add your name to the list available in the Carrick Park vestibule, indicating your street preference.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Maud Murdoch (Stn 12), Mrs. Ann McClure (Stn 11) and Mrs. Margaret Allan (Stn 1)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Buchanan), Mrs. Mary Patterson (Lindsay), Mr. Bob Rickard (Lindsay), Mrs. Ann Smith (Lindsay) and Mr. Robert Stewart (Urquhart)
ASTLEY AINSLIE, EDINBURGH: Ben Bass

Warmest congratulations and best wishes to Sam and Anne McNair who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary and to Jim and Winifred Younger who celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

3 July 2011

 

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the families of Georgie, Anna and Charlie who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Peter Siviter, Mr. John Hamilton, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Helen Cockburn, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mr John Kiltie, Revd. Jack Bone, Mrs. Larraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jean Nicolson and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Eccles.

SUNDAY 10th July
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Service – Duty Team 9
10.00 am Kirk Café
10.15 am New Communicants – Centenary Aisle
11.15am Morning Worship – Sacrament of Baptism

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in May for The Ayr Stroke Club is £128.50.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.
CHRISTIAN AID. The sum of £1471 was raised from the recent envelope collection during Christian Aid Week. This money will now go towards helping those people who are much worse off than we are, sincere thanks to everyone who contributed so generously. 
YOUTH GROUP: meets this evening at 6.30pm
TRAIDCRAFT: Yvonne and Louise will have the stall available this morning in the Carrick Park vestibule to stock up on a wide variety of goodies. Please stop and browse the many gifts and foodstuffs available.
THE KIRK CAFÉ:Â will meet between the two services throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!
TEA TOWEL AMNESTY!: The stock of tea towels in the kitchen has reached an all time low, if you have taken a tea towel home to wash please return it as soon as possible.
DARE DEVIL VALERIE ZIPS AGAIN for Ayrshire Cancer Support! There are sponsor forms available in the Carrick Park vestibule for anyone willing to sponsor Valerie (Ferguson) as she takes to the high wire on Saturday 24th July.
IN CELEBRATION of the 400th Anniversary of the K J Bible, the Scottish Bible Society will launch “The People’s Bible” everyone is invited to copy out in their own handwriting, two verses of the bible. Writing stations called ‘scribe pods’ will be set up in towns throughout the UK at Edinburgh Castle and will be available at the Low Green, Ayr on 28th & 29th August.
WEBSITE: new format site now online. Visit at www.ayrstcolumba.org.uk Material for the new site may be submitted to the webmaster at [email protected]

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Ann Smith (Stn. 9), Mrs. Maud Murdoch (Stn 12), Mrs. Ann McClure (Stn 11), Mrs. Margaret Allan (Stn 1) and Mrs. Mary Dempster (Stn. 16)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Buchanan), Mrs. Mary Patterson (Lindsay), Mr. Bob Rickard (Lindsay) and Mr. Robert Stewart (Urquhart)
WISHAW GENERAL: Ben Bass

26 June 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer.
ALL ARE WELCOME at the Table of our Lord.
UNFERMENTED WINE is available in the centre of every tray.
There will be a RETIRING OFFERING today for Lochside Church
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY:
Team 5: Mr. Alec Mooney, Mr. Douglas Espie, Mrs. Helen Caddis, Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Alan Izat, Mr Tim Slatter, Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Anne McNair, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Bill Wilson,
Mr. Douglas Paton and Mr. John Forsyth
Team 6: Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Fiona Taylor, Mr. Jim Hume, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Dr. Ruaridh Bain, Mr. Colin Hope, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown
Team 7: Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mr. Donald Macrae, Mrs Meriel Conn, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mr. Charlie Jack, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Bob Templeton and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Edwina Mabon, Mrs. Margaret McClymont and Revd. and Mrs. Roddy McNidder
SUNDAY 3rd July 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team 8
10.00 am Kirk Café
11.15am Morning Worship
20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in May for The Ayr Stroke Club is £128.50.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the July edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £1.80.
CHRISTIAN AID.   The sum of £1471 was raised from the recent envelope collection during Christian Aid Week.   This money will now go towards helping those people who are much worse off than we are, sincere thanks to everyone who contributed so generously. 
YOUTH GROUP: meets this evening at 6.30pm
THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services from Sunday 3rd July throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!
FRIENDS of AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: wish to thank the Minister and Congregation of Ayr: St. Columba Church for their support. The sum of £720 was raised at Tea @ 3, this will be donated to the Ayrshire Hospice.
IN CELEBRATION of the 400th Anniversary of the K J Bible, the Scottish Bible Society will launch “The People’s Bible” everyone is invited to copy out in their own handwriting, two verses of the bible. Writing stations called ‘scribe pods’ will be set up in towns throughout the UK, commencing this month (June) at Edinburgh Castle and will be available at the Low Green, Ayr on 28th & 29th August.
WEBSITE: new format site now online. Visit at www.ayrstcolumba.org.uk Material for the new site may be submitted to the webmaster at [email protected]
MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Ann Smith (Stn. 9),and Mrs. Maud Murdoch (Stn 12)
THE AYRSHIRE HOSPICE: Mr. Willie Rush
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Buchanan), Mrs. Mary Patterson (Lindsay), Mr. Bob Rickard (Lindsay) and Mr. Robert Stewart (Urquhart)
WISHAW GENERAL: Ben Bass
Our prayers and sympathy are extended to the family of Mrs. Jean McLaughlin of Glenfairn Care Home (formerly of Belmont Road) who died this past week. Her funeral was held on Friday.

19 June 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family.
A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our
journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people
trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship,
fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has
to offer. .

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Ken Gray, Miss Fiona MacKay, Mr. John Robertson, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. Ian Cathcart,
Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ralph L. Riddiough 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. & Mrs. Alan McKinlay and Mrs. Catherine Ritchie

SUNDAY 26th June 2011 HOLY COMMUNION
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 a.m. – Team: 5 11.15 a.m. – Team: 6 6.30p.m. – Team: 7
Crèche in Midton Room.
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church

SINCERE THANKS are extended to Dr Boyd Meiklejohn, our Depute Organist who is playing for us
today.

THE MINISTER will be on holiday from Monday 13th – Tuesday 21st (inclusive). All pastoral duties will
be undertaken by the Revd. David Watson of Kingcase Church, Prestwick.
THE ASSOCIATE MINISTER will be on holiday from Sunday 12th – Wednesday 22nd (inclusive).
THERE IS NO WEDNESDAY COMMUNION IN JUNE

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in May for The Ayr Stroke Club is £128.50.

ELDERS please uplift copies of ‘Columba News’ and Communion Cards for immediate delivery.
Also please check and tick the availability list for Communion in the glass cabinet in the Carrick Parkv estibule.

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 £1.80.

YOUTH GROUP: Sunday 19th June – this evening the Group will meet at St. Andrew’s Church at 6.45 pm. The Congregation is warmly invited to attend this Praise Service.

THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services from Sunday 3rd July throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!

THE AYR SALVATION ARMY in the 2011 Annual Community Summer Gospel Concert. The concert
will be held today, Sunday 19th June at 6pm in Ayr Town Hall and will be led by the Ayr Community
Gospel Choir (Bobby Irvine). Special guests Heathfield Primary School Cheer Leaders, Victoria Brass
Ensemble (Martyn Ramsay) and drama group and lots of community singing led by Gordon Anderson
and his Worship Band. Admission is free however there will be a free-will offering in aid of the Ayr
Salvation Army Building Fund. Everyone is welcome.

IN CELEBRATION of the 400th Anniversary of the K J Bible, the Scottish Bible Society will launch "The People’s Bible" everyone is invited to copy out in their own handwriting, two verses of the Bible. Writing stations called ‘scribe pods’ will be set up in towns throughout the UK, commencing this month (June) at Edinburgh Castle and will be available at the Low Green, Ayr on 28th & 29th August.

WEBSITE: new format site now online. Visit at www.ayrstcolumba.org.uk Material for the new site may be submitted to the webmaster at [email protected]

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr Willie Rush (Stn 14), Mrs. Ann Smith (Stn. 9), Mr. Robert Stewart (Stn. 6) and Mr. Bob Rickard (Stn. 10)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Buchanan) and Mrs. Mary Patterson (Lindsay)
WISHAW GENERAL: Ben Bass

Our sincere sympathy and prayers are extended to the family of Mrs. Marion Crawford (Goukscroft Court), who passed away earlier this week. Her service of Thanksgiving will be held at Masonhill on Monday first at 11.15am

12 June 2011

SUNDAY 19th June 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY Mrs. Margaret Shuttleworth BD Probationary at KINGCASE CHURCH

9.30am Family Service: Duty Team 4
11.15am Morning Worship

THE MINISTER will be on holiday from Monday 13th – Tuesday 21st (inclusive). All pastoral duties will be undertaken by the Revd. David Watson of Kingcase Church, Prestwick.

THE ASSOCIATE MINISTER will be on holiday from Sunday 12th – Wednesday 22nd (inclusive).

THERE IS NO WEDNESDAY COMMUNION IN JUNE

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in May for The Ayr Stroke Club is £128.50.
ELDERS please uplift copies of ‘Columba News’ and Communion Cards for immediate delivery. Also please check and tick the availability list for Communion in the glass cabinet in the Carrick Park vestibule.

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 £1.80.

YOUTH GROUP: will meet tonight at 6.30 p.m. Next Sunday 19th June – Group will meet at St. Andrew’s Church at 6.45 pm.

GRADUATE CANDIDATE SERVICE for Mrs. Margaret Shuttleworth BD on TUESDAY 14th JUNE at 6.45 p.m. at ANNBANK PARISH CHURCH. You are invited to support Margaret as she moves forward towards Ordination following her Probationary year at Kingcase.

THE DUTY TEAM – lists are available in the Carrick Park vestibule.

TEA AT 3: Thursday 16th June, 2 – 4pm. Ayr Friends of the Hospice will be hosting this annual event in the Midton Road Hall. Tickets £3 adults (children free) are available from Ann Vance and Jean Stewart. All welcome.

SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY, Kyle Branch. The Kyle Branch Annual Coffee Morning will be held in Ayr Newton Wallacetown Church Hall, Main Street, on Saturday 18th June from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Tickets, priced £2.50 each, are available from Aileen Hope and will be available in the Carrick Park Hallway, after each service. A Pick and Mix Quiz Sheet in aid of the Bible Society is available price £1.00

THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services from Sunday 3rd July throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!

THE SALVATION ARMY: SUNDAY 19th June at 6pm Annual Community Summer Concert in Ayr Town Hall. Entry is FREE – there will be an offering in aid of the Salvation Army Building Fund.

IN CELEBRATION of the 400th Anniversary of the K J Bible, the Scottish Bible Society will launch “The People’s Bible” everyone is invited to copy out in their own handwriting, two verses of the bible. Writing stations called ‘scribe pods’ will be set up in towns throughout the UK, commencing this month (June) at Edinburgh Castle and will be available at the Low Green, Ayr on 28th & 29th August.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr Willie Rush (Stn 14), Mrs. Sally Gordon (Stn. 6) Mrs. Ann Smith (Stn. 9),
Mr. Robert Stewart (Stn. 6), and Mr. Chisholm Kenneth (Stn. 6).
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Buchanan) and Mrs. Mary Patterson (Lindsay)
WISHAW GENERAL: Ben Bass

5 June 2011

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH – If you are joining us as a visitor this morning, we extend to you a very warm welcome! Here at St Columba we often talk of ourselves as being a family – now at times we can be dysfunctional because we are human. But we are a loving family. A strong family. A family of faith. And we are always on the lookout for new members to come and share with us on our journey into God. We lay great store in our belief that the Church should be a community of people trying to live and treat each other the way Jesus lived and treated people. Sometimes we get it right, at other times we fail, but we go on deepening our relationship with Christ and with each other in worship, fellowship, sharing fun and laughter, service in our community and enjoying the talents each other has to offer. A very special welcome to the family of Jamie who will be baptised at the 11.15 am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mr Alec Morton, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mrs. Diana Savala, Mrs. Margaret McLeish, Mr. Tony Greig, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jim Watson, 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 Miss Nan Picken, Mr. Hugh Nelson and Mr. & Mrs. John Ballantyne

SUNDAY 12th June 2011
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER and STUDENT ATTACHMENT
9.30 a.m. Family Service – Duty Team 3
10.15 a.m. New Communicants
11.15a.m. Morning Worship
THERE IS NO WEDNESDAY COMMUNION IN JUNE

20s IN THE PEWS: The collection in May for The Ayr Stroke Club is £128.50.

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 £1.80.

YOUTH GROUP: will meet tonight at 6.30 p.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC: will be held today – 5th June – tickets, priced £2, will be on sale after services today. Come along and enjoy a very happy afternoon!

GRADUATE CANDIDATE SERVICE for Mrs. Margaret Shuttleworth BD on TUESDAY 14th JUNE at 6.45 p.m. at ANNBANK PARISH CHURCH. You are invited to support Margaret as she moves forward towards Ordination following her Probationary year at Kingcase.

THE DUTY TEAM list has been posted in the glass cabinet please check that your details are accurate. Updated lists will be available for uplift next Sunday.

TEA AT 3: Thursday 16th June, 2 – 4pm. Ayr Friends of the Hospice will be hosting this annual event in the Midton Road Hall. Tickets £3 adults (children free) are available from Ann Vance and Jean Stewart. All welcome.

SCOUTS – 18th AYRSHIRE: 3 of our Scouts are going to Kenya as part of a construction group for a special School for disabled children, and one has been selected to take part in the 22nd world Jamboree in Sweden – this is a great honour – Congratulations to Scott Davidson, Lewis Cooper, Kieran Reilly and Ross Doolan. A COFFEE MORNING will be held on Saturday 18th June from 10 a.m. to raise funds to support the boys. Tickets will be on sale after services today.

SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY, Kyle Branch. The Kyle Branch Annual Coffee Morning will be held in Ayr Newton Wallacetown Church Hall, Main Street, on Saturday 18th June from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Tickets, priced £2.50 each, are available from Aileen Hope and will be available in the Carrick Park Hallway, after each service. A Pick and Mix Quiz Sheet in aid of the Bible Society is available price £1.00

THE KIRK CAFÉ: will meet between the two services from Sunday 3rd July throughout the summer months, in the Carrick Room. If you would like to assist, please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule. We hope you will stay and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!

THE SALVATION ARMY: SUNDAY 19th June at 6pm Annual Community Summer Concert in Ayr Town Hall. Entry is FREE – there will be an offering in aid of the Salvation Army Building Fund.

MEMBERS and FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK INCLUDE:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr Willie Rush (Stn 14)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Mac Dick (Buchanan) and Mrs. Mary Patterson (Lindsay)

The funeral service for Mrs Chrissie Dykes of Windyhall Care Home who died on 30th May will be held at Masonhill next Saturday, 11th June, at 11.15 a.m. Our warmest sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Jack Goodwin of Carrick Gardens and all the family.