19 April 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 12: Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. James Kane, Mr. George Rae
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jo Bruce and Mrs. Ellen Faulds and Miss Fiona McQuaker in memory of Mrs. Janey McQuaker.

SUNDAY 26 April 2015
9.30 am – Team: 1        11.15 am – Team: 2        6.30 pm – Team: 3
Sound: Mr. John Crone              Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron             Sound: to be advised
Crèche in the Midton Room.      Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church

9.30 am Sunday school and Bible Class

THE WEDNESDAY COMMUNION SERVICE will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 22nd April at 2.00p.m., followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £103.02. 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.
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 £2.00.
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.
COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. Thank you!
THE LINEN LADIES are asked to meet at the Church next Saturday morning at 10.30 to dress the Church for the Communion Services.
FOOD BANK: Foods most needed at the moment are milk, fruit juice, tinned or packet meals, small packets of rice, sachets of instant mash, coffee and jam. Thank for all your support.
THE LUNCHEON CLUB OUTING – Friday 8th May. The bus will leave from the Church at 9.30am travelling to Kelvingrove in Glasgow. Cheques payable to Jean Stewart, post-dated 8th May will be accepted now. Enquiries – Jean at 263343.
GUILD: The March issue of the Guild newsletter has been received. Copies are in the Carrick Park vestibule, for any lady or “gent”, who wishes a copy
WELLINGTON SCHOOL DONATION: the total was incorrectly intimated. We are most grateful to the School for their Easter Service Offering of £1,168 which was donated to our Beatson Charity.
BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL: This prestigious event will be held at Dumfries House from 8th – 10th May, when a plethora of superb writers, journalists and broadcasters will be participating in the Festival, including Joanna Lumley, Ian Rankine, the Duke of Wellington and many, many more. Festival Programmes are available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
SOUP LUNCH – today 19 APRIL – 12.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. In aid of Alan (Bartholomew)’s upcoming trip to Ethiopia with Vision Aid Overseas. Soup and home baking, only £3.50. Please help!

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Joan Kirk (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan), Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)

We extend our warmest sympathy and prayers to the family of Mrs Mary Macallan of Creggan Bahn Court who died last week. The funeral service was held yesterday.