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JUNE

2010

Literally
packed with so many
SCOTTISH CHARITY interesting
NUMBER: SC007403 articles.
WE ALL MUST PLAY OUR PART
In May, Bill Elphinestone and I represented Prestwick South as
Commissioners at the 2010 General Assembly in Edinburgh. The
General Assembly is the Annual Business Meeting of the Church of
Scotland.

During the week, many discussions and debates took place about the
future of the Church of Scotland. This included the belief that the Church
of Scotland still has a duty to bring the ordinances of religion to the
people in every parish of Scotland through a territorial ministry.

However, the reality is that the Church of Scotland is struggling


financially and numerically in our modern era. Not only are the numbers
currently in the ministry insufficient to cover every parish, but the
Church can no longer continue to pay the current work force. It is
therefore envisaged over the next few years, instead of seeking more
Ministers, reductions will have to be made.

As a Congregation, we can either moan about the situation or become


more determined to ensure that our Church remains vibrant and
adaptable to meeting the challenges ahead. We, therefore, all must play
our part!

Sometimes that can simply mean accepting the changes that come our
way with a genuine understanding and desire to go forward in faith. For
these days, it’s all too easy to criticise and complain that the Church no
longer functions the way we would like. Yes, we would all like our
Churches in Scotland to be overflowing with existing and new members,
but that sadly is not the case.

As we look to the summer, may I thank those members who have been
very supportive of Prestwick South in the past session. May their
commitment inspire others to do likewise!
Kenneth C. Elliott
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CURRENT STATISTICS FOR MINISTRY

A. As at As at As at As at As at As at
AT HOME 31.12.04 31.12.05 31.12.06 31.12.07 31.12.08 31.12.09

Number of charges at December 1,216 1,204 1,191 1,179 1,160 1,149

Number of ministers serving Charges M 857 M 840 M 810 M 786 1,160 M 734
F 184 F 192 F 194 F 198 F 200 F 206

TOTAL 1,041 1,032 1,004 984 966 940

Number of Vacant Charges 175 172 187 195 194 209

B. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


ABROAD

Number of Ordained Ministers 28 27 31 11 5 4

Number of Vacancies for Ministers 5 3 3 4 1

C. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


STUDENTS COMPLETING COURSES

New College, Edinburgh M5 M5 M6 M6 M 10 M9


F3 F3 F2 F2 F1 F5

Trinity College, Glasgow M5 M6 M9 M6 M4 M0


F4 F3 F4 F4 F4 F2

St Mary’s College, St Andrews M1 M0 M0 M1 M1 M0


F2 F1 F0 F1 F1 F0

Christ’s College, Aberdeen M4 M4 M2 M2 M1 M1


F0 F1 F4 F1 F1 F1

Highland Theological College, Dingwall - - - M0 M1 M4


- - - F0 F0 F0

TOTAL NUMBER COMPLETING 24 23 27 23 24 22

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PRESTWICK SOUTH HANDBOOK
2010 – 2011
Yes, once again it’s that time of year
when, despite the arrival of summer,
we begin to plan for the new
Session. This includes preparation
for the 2010 - 2011 Church
Handbook. As normal, it is hoped
that the new Yearbook will be issued
with the September Newsletter.

Leaders of Departments and


Organisations should, therefore, now
submit reports and details of times
when they meet together.

Names, addresses and telephone


numbers of the main Office Bearers should also be included. Please note,
as normal, if no update is provided by an Organisation then the
information from last year’s Handbook will be used again.

All information should either be given to Dorothy McPherson, our


Church Secretary, or placed in the Newsletter Box. All information must
be handed in by Sunday the 18th of July.

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IMPORTANT PARKING
NOTICE!!!

It is some time now since stickers were issued to Church members


who use our car park. These small stickers should be placed above
the tax disc on the inside of the window. They are now available
at the rear of the church, immediately on your left as you leave by
the south door.

I would recommend car users to do this and avoid Church officials


placing “Do not park here” notices on your windscreen!

With the Council reducing parking on the Main Street to 30


minutes, and more and more eating houses opening, our car park
may be inviting to non-church members.

Remember priority should be given to those using the hall or


Church.

Malcolm Foggo
Clerk to the Board

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SPRING GOLF OUTING
This year, the Spring Golf Outing was held at Ballochmyle
Golf Course on Tuesday 18th May 2010.

The morning commenced in convivial surroundings with


bacon rolls and tea or coffee. We then headed for the 1st tee
(Stableford Scoring) and after the 18th green it was back into
the club house for light refreshments and lunch.

Twelve stalwarts who included one lady member, Diane Shaw,


participated. Ian Findlay an invited guest, Hugh McKail who was having
his first outing with us (hopefully it will not be the last) and John Telfer,
who had just come off night-shift, (he was heading home for a quick
forty winks before attending a Congregational Board and then another
night shift) Of course - he does have youth on his side!

I’m sure most of you will remember that how nice the weather was on
that particular day. While most of you would have been relaxing in the
garden – doing a bit of weeding as a diversion, we were hacking our way
round the course, breaking sweat, discarding outer garments, out of puff
as we went down hill, then up hill and down again.

The first group was not among the prize winners – each of the following
groups were among the prizes; in fact one group had two prizes. Mind
you, William Wallace and Willie Main in the first group were finding
their way around without the aid of a ‘sat-nav’. It was then easy for the
others who just had to follow them and were more able to concentrate on
their scoring.

While on the subject of prizes, here are the results;

1st Prize with a total of 33 points: Kenneth Elliott.

2nd Prize with a total of 31 points: Diane Shaw.

3rd Prize with a total of 28 points: Alec Miller.

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A consolation prize winner: Neil Inglis.
(A few others were close on his heels)

Alec Miller and James Yee were to be congratulated for organising all the
details for our outing and William Wallace for arranging the handicaps.
Alec ensured that suitable prizes all carefully wrapped were made
available for the winners – Bob Bell having donated some golf balls.
I use the word ‘suitable’, and leave everyone to conjure up their own
thoughts on the matter when I say that part of the 1st prize was a ‘Hip
Flask’ – did Alec have some premonition in his choice of prizes!!

Finally, James gave a word of appreciation to all participants in his vote


of thanks. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and I dare say that it will
not be too long before we are back.

Oh, one name seems to be missing – David Ferguson. Willie Main did
say to me during the first half ‘I think David is suffering’. David
confirmed afterwards that it wasn’t until the second half that he had a
par. Lucky him - I just struggled!!!

Bill Elphinstone

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SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL

PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER


THAN 10.40am
Parents should note that during the
R summer months, a Children’s Address
will be given as normal at the
O beginning of the Service.
T The Crèche will operate as usual for all
A babies and young children.

DATE NAME & TEL NAME & TEL


20th June Catherine Laverie Ann McPike
(476007) (01655 882467)
27th June Wilma Goodwin Ann Green
(470137) (478393)

4th July Arlene MacDonald Kirsty McCleary


(471171) (470761)
11th July Arlene MacDonald Kirsty McCleary
(471171) (470761)
18th July Liz Kerr Lesley Muir
(479760) (671578)
25th July Diane Shaw Stephen Miller
(671952) (470962)

1st August Katie McKail Lorna Mercer


(475239) (470606)
8th August Katie McKail Karen McGhie
(475239) (477538)
15th August Katie McKail Lesley Douglas
(475239) (471748)

Finally the Sunday School and Bible Class


will formally commence a new Session
on Sunday 22nd August.
ALL NEW MEMBERS WILL BE MADE MOST WELCOME.

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ANNUAL CAR OUTING
Thursday 17th JUNE
Once again we are planning our annual Car Outing.
Invitations have already been sent out and if there are
any queries then please contact Neil Inglis Tel
440818.

Those attending the outing will be collected from


their homes, taken for a drive and then brought
back to the Church Hall for tea, home baking and
some entertainment.

It promises to be a great night and we hope you will be able to


attend. Some members of the Congregation, including some of our
young people, will be presenting a selection of musical
entertainment.
The intended programme is as follows:
Approximately 6.30pm -

Picked up at your home by Car and taken for a drive


around various parts of Ayrshire.
Approximately 8.00pm -

Arrive at Church Hall for Tea, Baking and


Entertainment.

Approximately 8.45 – 9.15pm -

Taken home.

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BIBLE STUDY
HUMOUR
LOT 'S WIFE
The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot 's wife looked back
and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, “My
Mummy looked back once while she was driving,” he announced
triumphantly, “and she turned into a telephone pole!”

GOOD SAMARITAN
A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good
Samaritan. She asked the class, “If you saw a person lying on the
roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?” A
thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, “I think I'd throw up.”

DID NOAH FISH?


A Sunday school teacher asked, “Johnny, do you
think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on
the Ark ?” “No,” replied Johnny. “How could
he, with just two worms.”

HIGHER POWER
A Sunday school teacher said to her children, “We have been learning
how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a
Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?”
One child blurted out, “ Aces!”

UNANSWERED PRAYER
The Minister’s 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused
and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day,
she asked him why.
“Well,” he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his
messages. “I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.”
“How come He doesn't answer it?” she asked.

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UNTIMELY ANSWERED PRAYER
During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from
one of the back pews. Tommy’s mother was horrified. She pinched him
into silence and, after church, asked, “Tommy, whatever made you do
such a thing?”
Tommy answered soberly, “I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He
did!”

MOSES AND THE RED SEA


Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in
Sunday School. “Well, Mum, our teacher told us how God sent Moses
behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of
Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon
bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed
headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the
bridge and all the Israelites were saved.”
“Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?” his Mother
asked.
“'Well, no, Mum. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never
believe it!'

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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
MUSIC PROGRAMME 2010

SATURDAY 5TH JUNE – 7.30PM


Organ recital by the ‘Internationally renowned virtuoso organist’ Carlo Curley
(Tickets £10 by post from Holy Trinity, Fullarton St, Ayr, KA7 1UB –
advance booking recommended)

MONDAY 26TH JULY – 7.30PM


A regular feature of Ayr’s summer season – the Cologne Chamber Philharmonia
will present a programme of popular classics.
(Tickets available early July from the Tourist Office, Sandgate, Ayr)

SATURDAY 21ST AUGUST – 7.30PM


Organ recital by Rupert Jeffcoat – organist at Australia’s Brisbane Cathedral, on
a return visit to his native Scotland
(Tickets £6 - £5 concessions – available at the door)

THURSDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER – 7.30PM


Piano recital celebrating the music of Chopin – pianist Aleksander Kudajczyk
has performed not only in his native Poland but also widely throughout
Scotland.
(Tickets £10 - £8 concessions – from Citadel Leisure Centre, South
Harbour St, Ayr)

SUNDAY 31ST OCTOBER – 7.30PM


Following their huge success last year, the ‘Voskresenije’ Choir return once
again to present a programme of Russian church and folk music.
(Tickets £8 - £6 concessions – by post from Holy Trinity, Fullarton St, Ayr,
KA7 1UB)

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CLERGY CELEBRATIONS
CANON PAT MCSORLEY
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held in St.
Quivox Church on Friday 16th June to
celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Canon Pat
McSorley. After the Service a Buffet
Reception will be held in a Marquee
specially erected for the occasion.

Kenneth and Fiona Elliott have been invited to this very special
celebration and will convey the good wishes
of Prestwick South to
Pat McSorley for achieving this wonderful milestone.

REV GEORGE FIDDES


On the 19th June the Rev George Fiddes will celebrate 25 years as
Minister of St. Nicholas.
The occasion will be marked informally with a congregational
family lunch later in the summer.

Everyone at Prestwick South congratulates George.

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ALISON CURRIE’S MISSION TO UGANDA
Below is a letter received from Josh Bowker
Supporter Relations Administrator of OASIS relating
to the work of Alison Currie

OASIS
For people and community
Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your gift of £142.00 to support the vital work of
Alison Currie with Oasis Uganda.

Since arriving in Kampala in October, Alison has been working to


develop the Bambejja Beads Craft Project - a sustainable income
generation scheme that gives women, who have very little access to
employment or education, a chance to work and build up their self
esteem. The focus of Alison’s role is on training and equipping the
young women at the project with the skills necessary for craft and textile
production, while also promoting the business and working to make it
more profitable.

The small income provided by the sales of their wares will help to
alleviate some of the massive problems caused by poverty and give these
young women courage and hope of a brighter, more positive future.

Uganda is one of the many areas that OASIS is working in – bringing


hope to life in 2010.

Thank you for partnering with us to see lives and communities


transformed.

If you’d like any more information about the work of OASIS in Uganda
and around the work, please visit our website at www.oasisuk.org

(Please Note the £142.00 was raised at the Easter Praise Night
held on Sunday 25th April)
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Dear Boys and Girls,

I trust that you are looking forward to the summer holidays? I know that
I enjoy the months of June, July and August especially when the sun is
shining.
Yet, as always let
us ensure that our
holidays include
coming along to
Church whenever
we can.

For during the


summer months
our annual
summer Sunday
School will
operate every
week. Hopefully
weather
permitting the
Church Garden
will used.

Have a great
summer!

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SAY A PRAYER
Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's
house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.
When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
“Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer.” said his mother.
“I don't need to,” the boy replied.
“Of course, you do,” his mother insisted.. “We always say a prayer before
eating at our house.”
“That's at our house.” Johnny explained. “But this is Grandma's house and
she knows how to cook!”
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ELDER’S VISIT
BOYS’ BRIGADE
It was with a tinge of sadness that I attended the Open Night at the Boys’
Brigade on Thursday 29 May 2010.

Willie Irvine and I have been the Visiting Elders for many years and
have enjoyed our visits to the organisation, the Coffee Mornings and
annual Open Nights and this was to be our last visit to the 4th Prestwick
Company.

Visitors, parents and family were entertained by games and figure


marching indeed some parents were even co-opted into the Tug-of War.
Mr Elliott gave us a short history of the Company and explained that
because of a lack of new leaders the Company would need to fold but
after much consideration as to what would be best for the boys it was
decided that an amalgamation with the 2nd Prestwick was the best
solution. Next session the two groups will join together at Kingcase
under the leadership of Mr Ken Sinclair.

Mr Sinclair was the Inspecting Officer and his wife presented the boys
with their richly deserved awards. Instead of the Scott Trophy for
Overall Contribution being presented to one boy as usual because it was
the last year special awards were given to Lance Corporal David Elliott
(13 years service), Andrew Johnston (12 years service), Sam Poole (11
years service), Andrew Kerr (8 years service) and Andrew Shaw (7 years
service). A surprise presentation was then made by David Elliott on
behalf of the boys to the leaders in appreciation of their work and
commitment for some considerable time.

Mr Elliott brought the formal part of the evening to a close by thanking


all those who had helped and supported the Company over the years.
Tea and refreshments were then served and everyone had a time to
mingle.

Wilma Goodwin
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4th PRESTWICK COMPANY

Our final annual Open night was held on Thursday 29th April when Mrs Ken
Sinclair, B.B. Captain of the 2nd Prestwick was the Inspecting Officer. Around
60 people gathered in the Hall including Parents, Relatives, Church Elders and
Members of the Congregation.

After the Rev. Kenneth Elliott had concluded the Opening Devotions Mr.
Sinclair inspected the boys. Mr Sinclair spoke individually to each boy about
their involvement in the 4th Prestwick.

Then the Junior and Company Section, under the command of Lance Corporal
David Elliott, performed their annual display of marching which included
‘snakes’, ‘figures of eight’ and ‘cris-cross’. All their practising over the past
few weeks certainly paid off.

Next the Anchor Boys’ entered the Hall and with pianist Sam Poole performed
the song ‘He’s Got The Whole World Wide In His Hands’. This was so good
the song was actually performed twice. (The Anchor Boys wish to express their
thanks to Sam Poole and Andrew Johnson for all their enthusiasm, help and
hard work especially with their song and marching.)

Then once again the Junior and Company Section entered the Hall. Under the
supervision of Andy Laughland Jim Meikle a Musical Quiz was held. With Sam
Poole once again on the piano ‘Name That Tune’ provided some wonderful
entertainment not only for the boys, but also the audience. On the completion of
the Quiz a ‘Tug Of War’ contest was held which also allowed some of the
parents to take part.

The final event of the evening was a Parachute Game for the Anchor Boys with
Liz Kerr in command. Again parents were invited to take part, which was a
thoroughly enjoyable way to conclude this part of the Open Night.

Then the whole Company gathered once again in the Hall for the presentation
of the Awards by Mrs. Kathryn Sinclair.

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LIST OF AWARDS
ANCHOR BOYS’
1ST AWARD (GREEN)

Aidan KERR Charlie POLLOCK Alexander CUTHBERTSON


Joe MORRISON Struan KNOX Sacha MacKAY
Josh ROBINSON Thomas TAYLOR
Cameron McGOWAN Rudi MORRISON

2ND YEAR (BLUE)

Aaron KERR Calum McDONALD Gavin JOHNSTON


Ross O’NEIL Callum GIBBS
Amritpal SIDHU MacKenzie BROOKS

BEST TEAM?

BIONICLES or TRANFORMERS

MOST IMPROVED EFFORT

Callum Gibbs

BEST BOY

Gavin Johnston

PROMOTION TO JUNIOR SECTION

Aaron KERR Calum McDONALD Gavin JOHNSTON


Ross O’NEIL Callum GIBBS
Amritpal SIDHU MacKenzie BROOKS

JUNIOR SECTION
2ND YEAR (SILVER BADGE)

Tom LAING

3RD YEAR (GOLD BADGE)

Ross CAIRNIE Harvey MORRISON Indetpal SIDHU


Campbell LAWSON Alexander McDONALD
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PROMOTION TO COMPANY SECTION

Ross CAIRNIE Harvey MORRISON


Campbell LAWSON Indetpal SIDHU
Alexander McDONALD

COMPANY SECTION
Andrew SHAW Compass Badge,
7 Year Service Badge

Andrew KERR Compass Badge, Skills Badge,


8 Year Service Badge.

Sam POOLE 11 Year Service insert.

Andrew JOHNSON 12 Year Service insert.

L/Cpl. David ELLIOTT 13 Year Service insert.

THE SCOTT TROPHY

SPECIAL AWARD FOR OVERALL CONTRIBUTION

With this being the last Open Night it was decided not to present ‘The Scott
Trophy’, but instead to award all 5 Company Boys with a special
commemorative Medal in recognition of all the devotion and commitment they
had shown to the 4th Prestwick over the years.

FRIENDS BADGES
Friend’s Badges were then presented to Katie McKail, Wilma Goodwin, Wendy
Lewis and Faye Hutton for their help with the Anchor Boys on Thursday
nights. A Friend’s Badge was also presented to Mrs Maureen Miller for all her
support of the 4th Prestwick B.B. through the years.

PRESENTATION

Mrs Kathryn Sinclair was then thanked for carrying out the presentation of
Awards and gifted a Bouquet of Flowers.

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SURPRISE PRESENTATION

Mrs Liz Kerr then unexpectedly came forward on behalf of the boys to
introduce some special presentations. In recognition of all their hard work over
the years Mrs Noreen Meikle, Mr Jim Meikle, Mr Andy Laughland and the Rev
Kenneth Elliott were each given a Card and a Gift. Those were presented by
David Elliott.

The Rev Kenneth Elliott then thanks Liz Kerr for this wonderful surprise. Mr.
Elliott then went on to convey his own word of thanks to those that had been
instrumental in the success of the 4th Prestwick B.B. over the years.

GUEST SPEAKER’S REMARKS


After the presentations Mr Ken Sinclair then addressed the boys. Mr Sinclair
highlighted some of the events from the evening’s proceedings and spoke of
how much he had enjoyed them.

Looking to the future Mr Sinclair spoke of the proposed amalgamation of the 4th
Prestwick and 2nd Prestwick with great enthusiasm. Mr. Sinclair saw this
amalgamation as a partnership that would only seek to enhance the strength of
the B.B. in Prestwick.

TEA or COFFEE

Following the closing devotions Tea or Coffee was served. Thanks to Eva
Dougall and Noreen Meikle for providing the refreshments.

GAMES AFTERNOON AND BARBECUE


At noon on Saturday 2nd May the boys met at the Church Hall for a Games
Afternoon and Barbecue. The Anchor Boys made good use of the Church
Garden while the older boys headed off to Prestwick seafront for football, rugby
and rounder’s. A Barbecue was then held at 3pm before parents collected the
boys at 4pm.

NEXT SESSION

It is the intention that starting in September the Anchor Boys will meet each
Thursday night in Prestwick South, while the Junior Section and Company Boys
will meet in Kingcase Primary School.

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MOONWALK
A number of years ago a very close friend of ours was
diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She has shown what a
resilient, strong and determined lady she is. Never
complains and keeps cheery throughout all her treatments.

She has inspired my husband & I to do the full (26.2 miles) Moonwalk
Marathon through the night in Edinburgh on 19th June. We started
training back in January and hope to complete the route in under 7 hours.

The Moonwalk is organised by the health charity Walk the Walk to raise
money and awareness. If you are interested in finding out more then
contact me on 475113 or go to this link
http://www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/karen_mathers.

Karen Mathers

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DAILY BIBLE READINGS FOR THE MONTH OF
JUNE 2010
DAY PROVERBS
Tuesday 1st 13:20 - 14:4
PSALM
Wednesday 2nd 69:1-12
Thursday 3rd 69:13-28
Friday 4th 69:29-36
PROVERBS
Saturday 5th 14:5-14
PSALM
Sunday 6th 70:1-5
Monday 7th 71:1-8
Tuesday 8th 71:9-18
PROVERBS
Wednesday 9th 14:15-24
PSALM
Thursday 10th 71:19-24
Friday 11th 72:1-20
Saturday 12th 73:1-14
PROVERBS
Sunday 13th 14:25-35
PSALM
Monday 14th 73:15-28
Tuesday 15th 74:1-9
Wednesday 16th 74:10-17
PROVERBS
Thursday 17th 15:1-10
PSALM
Friday 18th 74:18-23
Saturday 19th 75:1-10
Sunday 20th 76:1-12
PROVERBS
Monday 21st 15:11-20
PSALM
Tuesday 22nd 77:1-9
Wednesday 23rd 77:10-20
Thursday 24th 78:1-8
PROVERBS
Friday 25th 15:21-30
PSALM
Saturday 26th 78:9-16
Sunday 27th 78:17-31
Monday 28th 78:32-39
PROVERBS
Tuesday 29th 15:31 - 16:7
PSALM
Wednesday 30th 78:40-55

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DAILY BIBLE READINGS FOR THE MONTH OF
JULY 2010

DAY PSALM
Thursday 1st 78:56-72
Friday 2nd 79:1-13
PROVERBS
Saturday 3rd 16:8-17
PSALM
Sunday 4th 80:1-7
Monday 5th 80:8-19
Tuesday 6th 81:1-7
PROVERBS
Wednesday 7th 16:18-27
PSALM
Thursday 8th 81:8-16
Friday 9th 82:1-8
Saturday 10th 71:19-24
PROVERBS
Sunday 11th 16:28-17:4
PSALM
Monday 12th 84:1-7
Tuesday 13th 84:8-12
Wednesday 14th 85:1-7
PROVERBS
Thursday 15th 17:5-14
PSALM
Friday 16th 85:8-13
Saturday 17th 86:1-10
Sunday 18th 86:11-17
PROVERBS
Monday 19th 17:15-24
PSALM
Tuesday 20th 87:1-7
Wednesday 21st 88:1-9a
Thursday 22nd 88:9b-18
PROVERBS
Friday 23rd 17:25-18:6
PSALM
Saturday 24th 89:1-8
Sunday 25th 89:9-13
Monday 26th 89:14-18
PROVERBS
Tuesday 27th 18:7-16
PSALM
Wednesday 28th 89:19-29
Thursday 29th 89:30-37
Friday 30th 89:38-45
PROVERBS
Saturday 31st 18:17-19:2

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DAILY BIBLE READINGS FOR THE MONTH OF
AUGUST 2010

DAY PSALM
Sunday 1st 89:46-52
Monday 2nd 90:1-10
Tuesday 3rd 90:11-17
PROVERBS
Wednesday 4th 19:3-12
PSALM
Thursday 5th 91:1-8
Friday 6th 91:9-16
Saturday 7th 92:1-15
PROVERBS
Sunday 8th 19:13-22
PSALM
Monday 9th 93:1-5
Tuesday 10th 94:1-11
Wednesday 11th 94:12-23
PROVERBS
Thursday 12th 19:23-20:4
PSALM
Friday 13th 95:1-11
Saturday 14th 96:1-13
Sunday 15th 97:1-12
PROVERBS
Monday 16th 20:5-14
PSALM
Tuesday 17th 98:1-9
Wednesday 18th 99:1-9
Thursday 19th 100:1-5
PROVERBS
Friday 20th 20:15-24
PSALM
Saturday 21st 101:1-8
Sunday 22nd 102:1-11
Monday 23rd 102:12-17
PROVERBS
Tuesday 24th 20:25-21:4
PSALM
Wednesday 25th 102:18-28
Thursday 26th 103:1-12
Friday 27th 103:13-22
PROVERBS
Saturday 28th 21:5-16
PSALM
Sunday 29th 104:1-18
Monday 30th 104:19-30
Tuesday 31st 104:31-35

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO |
JOHN |
The fourth Gospel reveals the glory and majesty of God being brought visible
into the world. It emphasises the meaning of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, |
and is often referred to as the “spiritual Gospel”.
|
Echoing Genesis 1:1, John’s Gospel opens with the tremendous claim: “In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was |
God.” This Gospel, with its longer discourses and emphasis on dramatic signs,
shows the truth made manifest in Jesus, and its importance for the world.
|
John & the Synoptics
John’s Gospel tells the same story of Jesus as the Synoptics, but in a different |
way and often with added detail. Unlike Marks’ Gospel, John does not conceal
Jesus identity but draws attention to him as a mediating agent between Heaven
and Earth. John also contains longer theological reflections in the form of |
discourses than the Synoptics do, although it does not include any parables or
the Lord’s Prayer. |
John’s Message |
Important themes in John include:
• Prologue (1:1-18) Jesus is identified as the Logos, the divine “Word”
that exists with God and comes into the world uniquely in Christ. The |
word that is God’s is not in Jesus as a verbal message: it comes fully
into human life. |
• Signs, chapters 2-12: John gives the purpose of his Gospel in 20:30-31,
explaining that in recording the signs, or miracles, that Jesus
|
performed, people would continue to believe in him as the Messiah.
• The Passion, chapters 13-20: recounting Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem,
arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. The Jesus John describes is |
in control of his destiny, not at the mercy of his enemies. There is no
secret as to Jesus’ purpose (19:36-20:29, 35) |
• Epilogue, chapter 21: this is thought by many to be a later addition as it
concerns further resurrection appearance and the fate of Peter. It was
perhaps added when there was concern over the death of John the
|
“beloved disciple”
|
Throughout his Gospel, John makes it clear that to believe Jesus is Christ
involves abiding in his “word” – his whole life and teaching – summed up by
his command to love (15:12, 13)

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| THE BOOK

| TITLE: The Gospel According to John

| DATE: It is thought to be the latest of the Gospels


(written at the end of the 1st century CE.)
|
AUTHORSHIP: Not mentioned. Traditionally, “the beloved disciple”,
mentioned repeatedly in this Gospel, has been assumed to be John, son of
| Zebedee and has been identified as the author.
.
|
THE CONTENTS
|
Chapter 1 Prologue: the meaning of the story; major
| protagonists (Jesus, John, the call of the disciples);
the Spirit descends on Jesus

| Chapters 2-12:11 Seven signs and discourses in Judea, Samaria, and


Galilee
|
Chapters 12:12-17:26 Triumphal entry; the Last Supper and discourses;
Jesus instructs his disciples on the way to the garden
|
Chapters 18:1-19:42 Jesus’ arrest, trials, crucifixion, and burial
|
Chapter 20 Resurrection appearances
|
Chapter 21 Epilogue
|
KEY THEMES
|
• Jesus Christ is identified as the eternal Word (Logos) of God
|
• He is the true source of eternal life
| • The seven signs and discourses and “I am” sayings

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CHURCH COLLECTIONS
11th April – 16th May
F.W.O. ORD TOTAL
£ £ £

11th April 185.80 53.50 239.30


18th April 264.51 50.50 315.01
25th April 162.80 14.95 177.75
2nd May 361.10 40.50 401.60
9th May 226.50 42.50 269.50
16th May 285.00 39.50 327.50
__________ ________ __________
1,485.71 241.45 1,730.16

S.O.G.A. 3,629.50

TOTAL 5,359.62

Total same period 2009 6,058.52

Deficit in 2009 698.90

% Deficit in 2009 11.5%

CHRISTIAN AID
A special thank you to everyone who was
involved in Christian Aid Week. A total of
over £500 was raised from the penny jars.

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PARISH REGISTER

MARRIAGE

7th May Mrs Ann Wilson, 8 Ashgrove Maybole.


Mr Bobby McPike, 8 Ashgrove Maybole.

DEATHS

22nd April - Mr Gordon Aitchison, 17 Caerlaverock Road Prestwick.


(Non Member)

26th April - Mrs Madge Smith, Montrose.


(Formerly 11 Moorfield Road Prestwick)

MEMBER LEFT BY TRANSFERENCE CERTIFICATE

Mrs Ann Muir, 74 Boydfield Avenue Prestwick.


(Moved to Inverness)

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY
CONGRATULATIONS
On the 20th May Margaret Ferguson, 199 Hillfoot Road Ayr,
celebrated a very special birthday.

Special congratulations to Margaret


from everyone at Prestwick South.

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CHURCH CONTACTS

MINISTER: Rev. Kenneth C. Elliott TEL: 478788


68 St. Quivox Road.

SESSION Alan C. Moir TEL: 476883


CLERK: 98 Ayr Road.

CLERK TO Malcolm Foggo TEL: 470026


THE BOARD: 1 Woodland Street.

TREASURER: Frank McQuade TEL: 475632


5 Hunter Street.

GIFT AID Aileen Telfer TEL: 678429


CONVENER: 79 Marchburn Avenue.

CHURCH Dorothy McPherson TEL: 678556


SECRETARY & Church Vestry.
HALL LETTING
CONVENER:

ROLL Allan Kerr TEL: 479960


KEEPER: 3 Cochrane Place.

PROPERTY James Yee TEL: 477163


CONVENER: 20 Marina Road.

ORGANIST AND David Ferguson TEL: 268992


CHOIRMASTER: 199 Hillfoot Road, Ayr.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Katie McKail TEL: 475239


SUPERINTENDENTS: 49 Caerlaverock Road.

Ann MacKay TEL: 477738


15 Briarhill Street.

CHURCH Willie Main TEL: 286224


OFFICER: 22 Bellesleyhill Road.

All items for our SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER should be submitted by


the conclusion of the Morning Service on Sunday the 22nd August.
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