15 March 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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford,  Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mrs. Jane Hunter, Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mr. & Mrs. Denis Grier, Mr. Ronald Brash and Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wilson.
SUNDAY 22 March 2015        Passion Sunday
9.30 am Family Service                Duty Team: 7       Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                         Sound: Mr. Duncan Anderson
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £126.90. 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.
THE ANNUAL BUSINESS meeting for the Congregation will be held in the Church on Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. Copies of the ACCOUNTS & BUDGET are available as you leave the Church today.
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 £2.00.
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.
HOLY WEEK: All Groups are reminded that all Halls will be closed during Holy Week. Monday 30th March – Friday 3rd April.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES our joint Services with Alloway Parish Church will be held in Alloway this year with the Maundy Thursday Communion here at Ayr St. Columba.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet in the New Carrick Room on 18 March at 7.30pm, when we will be exploring the significance of the Passion narrative in Luke Ch. 22. All most welcome.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the April edition should be with the editor by Sunday 22nd March 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
THE LUNCH CLUB: THE FINAL MEETING of the Lunch Club for this winter will be held in Cathcart Street Hall on Friday 20th March. All proceeds on this day will be donated to Click Sargent. In order to raise as much as possible for this superb local charity there will be Quiz sheets (only £1 each and not too difficult!) on sale in the Carrick Park Vestibule after the Services today. Please support our Lunch Club.
THE GUILD: Monday 16th March at 7.30pm will be our last meeting for 2014/15 session and after our AGM we will be off in on a Magical Mystery Tour as presented by Alastair Swan. We will enjoy!
LOCHSIDE EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB: Easter Week finishing on Friday 10th April – Daily 10:00am to 12 Noon. Volunteers are urgently needed to help with games or crafts or just general help for this worthy mission work, one day or more would be most appreciated. Please add your name and telephone number to the list on the Carrick Park notice board or telephone Malcolm Mackay 01292 264509. Many thanks for your support.
WELLINGTON SCHOOL SHOW – CRAZY FOR YOU: Wed 25 to Fri 27 March at 7.30pm. This is a brilliant show and will blow away the winter blues! Tickets from the Gaiety Box Office
AYR FORT PLAYERS: some of our members are appearing in the upcoming production – “No sex please, we’re British” in the Gaiety Theatre from Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st March. Tickets are available at the Gaiety Box Office.
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan) and Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)

Our sincerest sympathy is extended to Mr Bill Torrance of Castlehill Road on the death of his wife, Betty. The funeral service will take place tomorrow, Monday 16th March, at 2.45p.m. at Masonhill Crematorium