16 April 2017 – Easter Sunday

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. 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 families of Callum and Jonah who will be baptised at the Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mr. Peter Robertson, Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Duncan McCallum and Mr. John Eaglesham
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mrs. Anne Mills, Mrs. Isobel Smellie and Mrs. Pat Jackson
SUNDAY 23rd APRIL 2017
9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 3 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
A BIG THANK YOU – to everyone who brought spring flowers to adorn our Easter Cross today.
THE CHURCH OFFICE: will be closed on Easter Monday 17th April.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in March is £145.15. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
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 30th Service of Holy Communion.
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!
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.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support of our Foodbank, every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tuna, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard and biscuits.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone please bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! The morning papers are available.
MEGAN ESPIE: Megan’s fundraising link is http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/megan_espie-firstaidafrica, she will be speaking about her upcoming trip to Uganda with “First Aid Africa” at both services.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). The List is open please sign your name in the Carrick Park vestibule – friends welcome.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. David Burton (Stn 10), Major Sandy Goodwin (Stn16), Mrs. Loouie Wilson (Stn.12 and Mr. Leslie Wallace (HDU)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)
Our warmest condolences and thoughts are extended to Mrs Libby Borland, Brian and Megan of Laighpark, Coylton, on the sudden passing of her husband, Jon, last weekend. The funeral service has been arranged for Tuesday 27th April at 12noon at Masonhill Crematorium.
Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the family of Alexis Williamson. The funeral service will be held in the Church on Tuesday 18th April at 11.15am followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery.
Easter Sunday – 16th April 2015
7.30 am: Service on the Low Green
8.00 am: Breakfast in the Church Hall
9.30 am: Family Service Duty Team 2 Sound: 9.30 am Mr. Duncan McCallum
11.15 am: Morning Worship Sound Mr. George McMillan
12.30 pm: Celebration of Holy Communion-please sit on the organ side of the Sanctuary at the close of the service.