15 April 2018

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 116 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Ms. Gillian Watson, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Linda Sharp and Mrs. Anne Mills
Sunday 22nd April 2018
9.30 am Family Worship       Duty Team: 5                     Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship    Sacrament of Baptism      Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in March is £68.80 The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, 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 £2.50
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. There are one or two districts currently without an Elder, if you are able to assist with delivery please speak to Irene in the Office. Thank you!
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 for the April 29th Service of Holy Communion.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT for elders and pastoral care visitors on Tuesday 17 April at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall: Perspectives on Bereavement speakers: Revd. Fraser R. Aitken (Parish Minister) and Muriel Wilson (Chaplain at Ailsa Hospital)
MESSY CHURCH – APRIL 28th: 4.00 – 6.00pm – Registration at 3.45pm. Midton Road Hall. All welcome. Stories, songs, crafts and supper! Volunteers lunch meeting today at 12.30pm in the Orr Room.
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: This Monday 16th in the Church, 12-1pm, featuring John Turner, Glasgow. Admission £3.
ALMA CHOIR: Wednesday 2nd May at 7.30pm. This is the Choir’s second visit to Ayr St Columba and we look forward, very much to their return Concert. Donation tickets £5.00 on sale from the office.
FOOD BANK: items most needed this week are: Coffee, jam, diluting juice, long-life milk, small packets of rice, packets of pasta in sauce, and jars of pasta sauce.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone – bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available
THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered to take part in the ‘Kilt Walk’ to raise funds for our work at Lochside Mission. The Hunter Foundation will top-up any monies raised by an additional 40%. The Team are planning on walking in Glasgow on 29th April. There is a sponsor sheet in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a sheet for Valerie Ferguson who is walking for Cancer Care.
DREGHORN MUSIC SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT: Wednesday 9th May in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. Tickets £7.00 available from the Office. There is a list for names for the bus in the Carrick Park vestibule – Bus cost will be based on numbers going!
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn 12) and Mrs. Edna Gemmell (Stn.16)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)
Mrs. Jane Symington would like to express her thanks and gratitude to the Minister and members who took time to send cards, flowers and expressions of sympathy following the death of her beloved Jimmy.
Mr. and Mrs. George Black would like to thank the Minister and Congregation for flowers and cards received on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding.
The funeral service for Mr Peter Taylor, Glencairn Road, Ayr will be on Thursday 19 April at 3.30pm at Masonhill. We remember the family in our prayers.