1 May 2016

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: Here at St Columba, you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship which seeks to incorporate both the traditional and the new, and preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living. We are a congregation drawn from all parts of Ayr and beyond, and we come together to worship and to take part in all kinds of Christian service in the community. If you want a Church that will honour your journey of faith and challenge you to go deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you, and we are delighted to welcome you. Let no one feel a stranger in this place! A very special welcome to the family of Fraser who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Margaret Loudon, 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 Mr. and Mrs. George Templeton.
SUNDAY 8 May 2016
9.30 am Family Service              Duty Team: 7           Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                            Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Today is the official start of our two paid Youth Leaders at Lochside – Malcolm Mackay and Dylan Harper. We assure them both of our support and prayers.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in April was ££85.95. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year from the 20’s to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Ayr
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the April edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: Long life milk, diluting juice, sugar, jam, tins of vegetables, jars pasta sauce, packets of instant mash potato, packets of rice and pasta in sauce, and jars of coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, this Thursday 10.30 am – 12.00. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The Morning Papers are available!
THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY has opened! The trolley will be located in the Centenary Aisle. You are welcome to browse and borrow at any time. Once you’ve found a book you like, just enter the details in the borrowing book. For further information contact Muriel Wilson, Librarian.
GARDEN PARTY: – to celebrate the 90thbirthday of HM The Queen – will be held at Enterkine House hotel on Sunday 12th June at 1.00pm. There are no tickets but please add your name to the Table lists in the Carrick Park vestibule. Two course Lunch with a glass of sparkly – £20. If you have friends who are not members of St. Columba, and who would like to join us, they would be most welcome. We will have the privilege of having the presence of The Queen’s Lord Lieutenant for Ayrshire and Arran and his wife at the 11.15am Service and the Lunch Party.
SPRING TEA: Friday 6th May at 2.00pm. You are invited to this sociable afternoon with musical accompaniment, to enjoy – Coffee, Cake and Chat! Please see St. Columba News!
FRASER’s 25th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH –: Sunday 21st August 2016 at Lochgreen Hotel, Troon. The cost will be £25. Lists will be available in the Carrick Park Vestibule soon!
“PRAY ACROSS SCOTLAND”: worship and prayers are offered for the General Assembly week of the Church of Scotland. This will be held in Coylton Parish Church at 3.00pm on 15th May. All are welcome.
AYR HOSPITAL:              Mr. Alec Morton (Stn. 6) and Mrs. Irene Wybar (Stn. 8)
THE BIGGART:                Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart)
CROSSHOUSE:                Mr. David McKnight (Ward 4D)
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE:   Dr. Bob Henderson

The funeral service for Mr David Talbot of Ross Street will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday first, 3rd May, at 2.45pm. We extend our sympathy to his wife, Shona.
The funeral service for Mr Jim Orr of Springvale Road, Ayr, is next Friday, 6th May, the Committal at Masonhill at 2.45, followed by the Service of Thanksgiving in the Church at 3.30. Everyone is invited to both services. We assure Morag and the family of our warmest prayers and support.
Mrs. Maureen Brennan, Jennifer and Alison would like to thank everyone for their kindness and sympathy at the recent death of David, a much loved husband. The beautiful flowers, cards and thoughtful messages, brought us a lot of comfort. We would like to express our gratitude for all the generous donations at Ayr Hospice, where David was looked after with love and care.