12 April 2015

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 Roman who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mr. Archie Jamieson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mrs. Edwina Mabon, Mr. Jim Orr, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Janette Leishman,
Mr. Tom Laurie.

WE WELCOME Revd. Robert Lynn, Minister Emeritus Ayr St. Leonard’s with Dalrymple to our pulpit this morning.

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

SUNDAY 19 April 2015
9.30 am Family Service            Duty Team: 12        Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am Holiday – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                       Sound: Mr. David Campbell

THE MINISTER is preaching this morning in St Nicholas’ Church, Prestwick.
He will be on holiday from tomorrow, Monday, 13th, till Friday 19th inclusive. Any requests for pastoral assistance should be made to the Office.

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £103.02. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
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 £2.00.
ALL ELDERS are asked to check the Lists for Communion Duty in the Carrick Park Vestibule and to tick their name to confirm their availability.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. Thank you!
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will be on 15 April at 7.30pm in the New Carrick Room at 7.30pm. All welcome! For further information, contact Rev. John Matthews (264382).
FOOD BANK: Most needed this week are long life milk, diluting juice, fruit juice, sugar, rice, tins or packets of custard, packets of instant potato mash, coffee and jam.
SOUP LUNCH – 19 APRIL – 12.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. In aid of Alan (Bartholomew)’s upcoming trip to Ethiopia with Vision Aid Overseas. Soup and home baking, only £3.50. Please help!
CHURCH WAR MEMORIALS: Terry Swinn will give a guided talk on Saturday 18th April starting at 9.30 prompt and lasting about an hour. Please meet in the Sanctuary.
BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL: This prestigious event will be held at Dumfries House from 8th – 10th May, when a plethora of superb writers, journalists and broadcasters will be participating in the Festival, including Joanna Lumley, Ian Rankine, the Duke of Wellington and many, many more. Festival Programmes are available in the Carrick Park vestibule.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Joan Kirk (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan), Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)

Mr Alan and Mrs Margaret Laing, formerly of Broadwood Park, are now resident in Heathfield Care Home, Heathfield Road, Ayr.