17 April 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! A very special welcome to the family of Harris who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 2: Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jack McConnachie,
Mr. Peter Robertson, Mrs. Diana Savala, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Margaret Speirs, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig , Mr. Tony Greig , 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. Ellen Faulds and Mrs. Jo Bruce.
9.30 am – Team: 3                            11.15 am – Team: 4                        6.30 pm – Team: 5
Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan                Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton          Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
                                                            Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
ELDERS are asked to uplift their COMMUNION INVITATIONS and copies of the Columba News from their pigeonholes today.
COMMUNION DUTY – ELDERS please check the lists in the Carrick Park vestibule and tick to indicate your availability.
THE LINEN TEAM will meet next Saturday at 10.00a.m. to dress the Church for Communion.
KIRK SESSION PHOTOGRAPHS – will be taken in the Sanctuary on Tuesday 19th April at 7.30pm.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £111.82 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
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: Long life milk, diluting juice, sugar, jam, tins of vegetables, jars pasta sauce, packets of instant mash potato, packets of rice and pasta in sauce, and jars of coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
MESSY CHURCH: The new, all-age church service, Messy Church will be held 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! All welcome.
SOUP & CAKE LUNCH for the Hospice – Heather and Keith would like to express their grateful thanks for all the support and donations received on Sunday. The superb sum of £815 was raised.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, this Thursday 10.30 am – 12.30. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The Morning Papers are available! This week the proceeds are for the Parkinson’s Society.
THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY: will meet on 20th April 2016 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY has opened! The trolley will be located in the Centenary Aisle. You are welcome to browse and borrow at any time. Once you’ve found a book you like, just enter the details in the borrowing book. For further information contact Muriel Wilson, Librarian.
GARDEN PARTY: – to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM The Queen – will be held at Enterkine House hotel on Sunday 12th June at 1.00pm. Table lists will be available in the Carrick Park vestibule from next Sunday.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO GOLFERS to represent Ayr St Columba Church to play for the Presbytery of Ayr Moderator’s Cup at Seafield Golf Course on the afternoon of Sunday 1st May. Entry cost is £10 per person, with the proceeds of the event going to the chosen charity of the Moderator of the General Assembly which is St Andrew’s Refugee Centre in Cairo. It is also expected that participants will also pay their green fees and any refreshments. There will be a short presentation of prizes in the Balgarth Hotel at 7.00p.m. that evening. If you would like to participate, please speak to Fraser after the service.
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: concert in the church this Monday is given by Dr. John Turner formerly of Glasgow Cathedral, at 12.15 , £3 admission.
THE BIGGART: Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart)
THE HOSPICE: Mr. David Brennan
We extend our sympathy to the family of Mrs. Jane Robison, Dinwoodie House, who died this past week. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday 19th at 2.00pm