Here is a wee slideshow of some of the photos taken at Fridays Concert. The Marquee was a spectacular venue - a great success!
Good fun at Enterkine House Hotel
The Palatial Marquee at the Enterkine House Hotel proved to be a marvellous setting for our fund-raising Live Musical Evening on Friday last. We had an audience of more than a hundred who enjoyed a programme of varied styles of music from local five piece multi instrumental band BROCH ranging from Killiecrankie to the FOO FIGHTERS.
Local Choral Group CANTANTI showed everyone just how much fun and enjoyment you can have being a member of a Choir - and it certainly was infectious - as they treated us to a feast of wonderful arrangements of Songs from the Shows that had the audience clapping for more.
Marjorie Beattie travelled all the way from Newcastle, Ontario in Canada to sing for us and treated us to favourite songs from Scotland and Ireland, as well as a Sacred Hymn, which were well received and enjoyed by the audience. Jennifer McCutcheon, our very own Church Organist showed just how talented she is by playing selections of both Classic and Traditional Scottish Music which had hands clapping and feet tapping in time to wonderful Tunes. During a break for Teas and Coffees the tables were literally groaning with a huge selection of Home Baking and Cakes supplied by our Church members and greatly enjoyed by everyone - several times! A Raffle was held with many prizes again donated by our Congregation with A top prize of a Four-Ball at St. Nicholas Golf Club generously donated by the Club, won by Douglas Boyd, a Luxury High Tea for four donated by the Enterkine House Hotel, won by Jeanette Whyte, and a special Scent Lamp brought from Canada by Marjorie Beattie. The total raised from the Raffle was £279, and this added to our ticket sales, less minimal expenses, added up to a magnificent total of £1,000 going to our Church Funds. We are extremely grateful to the Enterkine House Hotel for providing the Marquee free of charge and to each of the performers who freely gave of their time and talents to support our fund-raising efforts for Ayr St. Quivox Parish Church. A great night was had by all.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Campbell about to drive off, in the sunshine, to their Wedding Reception in Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon, after their Wedding Ceremony in Auchincruive Church, St. Quivox .
Another thoughtful message from Rev. Ken Yorke
A pen from Ken
Jesus told us not to be worried about tomorrow.
If we are wise enough to heed this advice it helps us to come to terms with today!
What do I mean?
Jesus’ advice reminds us that life has an end.!
Our days are limited ! Our life is measured in days and years!
So nothing that ought to be done today should
be left until tomorrow.
We cannot be sure we will have a tomorrow .
So we shouldn’t be nursing a grudge against someone. We shouldn’t be holding back forgiveness.
We shouldn’t fail to take action now that we know we ought to take.
Today is the only time we can be sure of so we should live as if it were our last.
When Jesus talked about not worrying about tomorrow he also knew that our life here ought to have a purpose. If your aims and interests are all worldly you will worry about tomorrow. The goals may be money, knowledge, prestige or position. Of themselves and in their place not bad objectives but if they become sole aims they will make us always anxious about tomorrow.
When our aim is to be like Jesus anxiety about tomorrow disappears.
Also when Jesus talks about not worrying about tomorrow he is reminding us that life here isn’t finished until we come to the end.
Many people have given up thinking their life is finished and suddenly they have found a new lease of life. It us the one who endures to the end who is saved.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
Eternal watchfulness is the price of honour.
We must keep on going to the end.
Jesus would also have us note that the ultimate end of life is meeting with God.
The end of time is eternity. The end of life is God.
The last step of life is a step into the very presence of God. So the great essential of life is that we should prepare ourselves for entry into the presence of God. And it is certain that only people who have tried to live with God in this world will enter without fear into the world to come.
Do not be anxious about tomorrow.
Accept today the inevitability of life’s end,
Live in the present enjoying and using to the full the time you have been given.
Live in the knowledge that one day you shall enter into the very presence of God.
If we live like that there is no need to be worried about tomorrow.
Our future is in Gods hands.
After School Club
Rosie has been successful in obtaining a grant from
the GO for it Fund to start an After School Club in the church.
We will have a variety of activities for the children from gardening, crafts, sports, computer games and hopefully sewing to homework time to help the children get some of their homework done.
The next step towards establishing the club is to have enough volunteers to run the club. Full volunteer training will be given to those who offer to help. The group will run for two hours after school from 3.15pm - 5.15pm one day a week so we will be looking for a commitment of around 2-3 hours per week in order to include set up / clear down time.
We are currently confirming the day we will start the group after Christmas, however if you are interested in helping us please speak to Rosie at the end of the service today.