10 April 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!

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 1: Mr. Graeme Savage, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mrs. Ann Vance, Miss Lesley Hunter, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter,Mr. Robin White, Mrs Helen Mackay,  Mr. Malcolm Mackay and Mr. Brian Morrison

 MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Anne Mills, Mr. and  Mrs. Dickie Dunlop and Mr. Alec Mooney.

 SUNDAY 17 April 2016   


9.30 am                 Family Service                 Duty Team: 2                   Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum

10.00am                St. Columba Kids & Bible Class

11.15 am                  Morning Worship     Sacrament of Baptism          Sound: Mr. David Campbell

ELDERS are asked to uplift their COMMUNION INVITATIONS and copies of the Columba News from their pigeonholes today.

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £111.82 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.

MESSY CHURCH: The new, all-age church service, Messy Church will be held on Saturday 23rd April, 4-6pm.  The event will include times of worship, prayer, fellowship, interactive learning (including games, crafts and challenges) and will finish with a 2 course meal.  It is suitable for all ages, with all adults requiring to be accompanied by a child!  All welcome.

SOUP & CAKE LUNCH for the Hospice today – Sunday 10th April. £5 donation tickets

our own Heather and Keith Fullerton are planning to walk part of the Great Wall of China in October to raise funds for our Hospice. They are paying all their expenses and all monies raised today will be for the Hospice.

“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10.30 am – 12 noon. 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 WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet on 13 April, from 7.30 to 8.30pm in the Struthers Room.  Our focus will be ‘Prophecy as Street Theatre’, taking as examples Ezekiel chapters 4 (War) and 12 (Refugees).  All are most welcome.

THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY opens today!  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.

THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS concert in the church this  Monday is given by Calum Robertson of Old St. Paul’s Church, Edinburgh. 12 noon, £3 admission.


THE BIGGART: Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart) and Mr David McKnight (Drummond)

MELBOURNE PRIVATE HOSPITAL, Australia: Prof. Sheila Cameron


Mr. David McKnight of Savoy Court is now resident in Redford Care Home, Ayr

Our warmest congratulations and best wishes are extended to Mr Alex and Mrs Shona Kerr, Kincaidston Drive, and to Mr Alan and Mrs Lynn McHarg of Midton Road, who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversaries recently.