13 March 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 7: Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mr. Bob Templeton, Mr. Peter G. Macdonald
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Denis Grier, Mr. Ronald Brash and Mrs. Eleanor Seditas.
9.30 am Family Service          Duty Team: 8       Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                    Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
KIRK SESSION MEETING: there will be a special Session meeting on Sunday 20th March following the 11.15am Service at 12.30pm. Agenda item – The youth and Families Outreach Worker
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £150.30. 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
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: meeting for the Congregation will be held in the Church on Thursday 17th March at 7.30pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. Copies of the ACCOUNTS & BUDGET are available as you leave the Church
MEETING FOR THE CONGREGATION: There will be a meeting in the Church for all members of the congregation at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th April. As an important part of our Local Church Review, the visiting Ministers are keen to speak to members about their Church and what plans they would like us to be making for the future. We would very much appreciate a good turnout for this event.
EASTER BREAKFAST: Please sign the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule if you are joining us for Breakfast on Easter Sunday morning. All welcome
ATTENTION all ladies in the congregation! Have you been waiting for a chance to wear that once-worn, ridiculously expensive wedding hat which is lying in its box at the back of the wardrobe? Well, the Ministers invite you to make Easter Sunday extra special and put it on when you come to Church, bringing lots of colour and style to the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord! Go on, let’s fill the Kirk in a riot of colour! Gentlemen, if you don’t want to be outdone, put on your most colourful tie!
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the March 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: sugar, jam, small jars of coffee, tinned meals, tinned or instant potatoes and small diluting juice. Thank you for your continued support.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Spring edition should be with the editor by Sunday 20th March 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
MESSY CHURCH: We will be launching a new, all-age church service 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! More details to follow!
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: Tomorrow evening Monday 14th is our A.G.M. and following the business part Robin White will be our Guest Speaker, his talk. “Have lifeboat will travel – my epic journey from Troon to Fraserburgh”. Our end of session Lunch is on Wednesday 16th in the Carrick Lodge Hotel, (12-30 for 1-00)
THE WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY on 16th March 2016 at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room will explore how the Old and New Testaments present the issue of power standing at the heart of the story of human history. How we, our political masters and world leaders think of power relates to how we think of God. In our troubled world are we seeing the consequences of not following the moral code? Come, contribute and learn.
LOCHSIDE EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB – Volunteers are needed for the Easter holiday club at Lochside (4th – 8th April, 10am until 12pm). We are looking for a team to cover general help, snack support and registration duties as well as group leaders. Volunteers can commit for one day or a number of days. We are also looking for any theatrical decorations and cereal boxes to help decorate the church for the week. More details from the office at Lochside on 01292 286981 or email dyl.harper@gmail.com
SUNDAY FLOWERS – We are looking for one lady to assist, on a rota, with the dismantling of the Sunday flower arrangements. If you are able to help, please speak to Elizabeth Shaw (Tel:880613), The Minister or the Office.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr David McKnight (Stn 6); and Revd. Jack Bone (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART : Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart); Mrs Netta Espie (Urquhart); Mrs Norma Wallace (Lindsay); and Mrs Barbara Lindsay (MacMillan)