05 APRIL 2020


SUNDAY WORSHIP – in the absence of worship in our own Sanctuary may I direct you to BBC Radio 4 at 08.10am Sunday 5th APRIL – Walking in the company of Jesus – On Palm Sunday Fr Dominic Robinson and Dr Theodora Hawksley reflect on the way Jesus accompanies Christians spiritually when facing times of trial, suffering and bereavement.

WORSHIP FOR PALM SUNDAY – BBC1 TV – 11.00am – Palm Sunday – As Holy Week begins, the Dean of Hereford, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, leads a service for Palm Sunday from the city’s historic cathedral. The programme features hymns recorded for Songs of Praise in 2017.

REFLECTIONS AT THE QUAY (from Glasgow) – 11.30am

20’s IN THE PEWS: Please continue to save your 20’s – we will provide a very large collecting jar when we all return to Church.
MARY’S MEALS: likewise your coppers for Mary’s Meals – there will always be a great need to help.

THE APRIL PRAYER CALENDAR is available on the website. We have uploaded the first week in April.

LIFE & WORK: Many thanks to Hazel who has delivered all the pre-ordered copies.

OASIS CAFÉ: During our enforced closure – please remember your Thursday morning friends and maybe give each other a call!

FOOD BANK: Please remember that the need for donations of all basic foods is even more urgent during this crisis. If you go to the Church website or FB page you will find details of places where food can still dropped off.

COLUMBA NEWS: our Editor Norman has produced an in-house Columba News – it is available on the website.

REMEMBER – WEBSITE please remember to look at the other tabs/pages for Prayers and Reflections; information about available help and Sermons.

HOLY WEEK: at the start of Holy Week please remember our friends at Alloway Parish Church with whom we should have been sharing Services this week. Pray for all the ministers who would have been taking part and for Scott and Neil who would have been conducting worship. We will miss them during this special week.

Books for the journey………

Thomas à Kempis The Imitation of Christ
Anthony De Mello Seek God Everywhere
Esther De Waal Seeking God
Mark Oakley My Sour-Sweet Days

Also, you can sign up for the daily meditations of Fr Richard Rohr, Centre for Action and Contemplation.


SERMONS ONLINE: The text of the sermon for this week is available on our website. www.ayrstcolumba.co.uk

Meditative daily worship with readings, music and prayers are available from: