18 February 2018

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 115 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 6:  Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch,  Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell,  Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mr. Jim Hunter, Mr. Jim Hume,  Mrs. Jane Hunter and 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. Rosina Farrell, Mr. David and Mrs. Anne Wallace and Mr. Tom Burgess.

Sunday 25 February 2018 


9.30 am        Morning Worship         Duty Team: 7                            Sound: Mr.  John Ferguson

10.00 am      St. Columba Kids

11.15am         Morning Worship                                                             Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

12.30pm       Dedication of the Orr Room in the Midton Road Hall – followed by a cup of tea.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in January is £88.91. 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 February edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.

FOOD BANK: items most needed this week are: Coffee, jam, diluting juice, longlife milk, small packets of rice, packets of pasta in sauce, and jars of pasta sauce.

DUTY TEAM MEMBERS: Team members who do not have a name badge please email the correct spelling of your name to the office immediately. irene@ayrstcolumba.co.uk

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will take place on 21 February at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room. All welcome.

OASIS”:  The drop in Café will be open Thursday from 10.30am to 12 Noon in the Struthers Room.   All Welcome!   This is a place to relax, a place to chat – please bring a friend!

LUNCH CLUB: the next meeting will be on Friday 23rd February. The Lunch Club Team extend a warm invitation to everyone and look forward to welcoming you to this superb facility in our Cathcart Street Hall. The Lunch is a Fundraiser for the Hospice and CHAS from 12noon till 1.30pm. Soup, snacks and light meals are all homemade and there is a sales table with jams and gifts to tempt you. Your support is so much appreciated.

LOCHSIDE SHOP – volunteers urgently needed to help man this essential fundraising shop for our mission and ministry in Lochside. Even one hour a month could help, please call the Lochside office on 01292286981 or email hello@lochsidemission.org.uk

After a SUCCESSFUL CONCERT “A Night at The Music Hall” – The Ladies Fellowship raised £532 for their chosen Charities. Our grateful thanks to everyone who participated.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn. 12)

CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL: Mrs. Edna Gemmell (Ward 5b)

QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

The funeral Service for Mr. John McBride has still to be arranged.

The Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mrs. Sally Gordon, St. Leonard’s Road, Ayr, will be held in the Church on Wednesday 21st February at 11.00am followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery at 12 noon.    We extend our condolences to all the family.

The funeral service for Mr John Hamilton of Springvale Park will be held in the Church on Tuesday 27th February at 1.00pm followed by the committal at Masonhill at 2.00pm. We extend our deepest sympathy to his niece, Ruth, and the family. The Kirk Session is asked to meet in the Struthers’ Room at 12.40pm on Tuesday, ahead of the Service.

The funeral service for Mrs Margaret McClure of Glencairn Road will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 1st March at 10.30a.m.  Our warmest sympathy is extended to all of Margaret’s family.