19 February 2017

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 5 Mrs. Susan Mills, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Sheena Struthers, Mrs. Rosina Farrell and Family and Mrs. Joyce Kennedy.
9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 6 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay
MONTHLY WEDNESDAY COMMUNION – will be held on Wednesday first, 22nd February at 2.00pm in the Centenary Aisle, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. All welcome!
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.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank is vital. This week – life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard, biscuits and tins of tuna. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone – bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
JOSEPH”: outing on Saturday 18th March – please note, all ticket monies are now due and should be handed to Irene in the Office. Cheques should be made payable to Ayr St. Columba Church.
LUNCH CLUB: will meet on Friday first 24th February, from 12 noon t0 1.30pm in the Cathcart Street Hall. Homemade soups and snacks are available at reasonable prices. All monies will go to support the Hospice.
THE GUILD: next meeting Monday, 20 February at 7.30 p.m. in Midton Road Hall. We are looking forward to hearing from Mr James Knox, Chairperson of Boswell Book Festival that is held in Dumfries House in May. He is a most interesting speaker and we look forward to welcoming him and everyone will be made most welcome so do please come along and join us.
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP is very grateful to everyone who supported their “Ready, Steady, Cook” event this past week, when the sum of £720 was raised for Riding for the Disabled at Corton, and The Ayrshire Deaf Society. President Christine and all the Committee express their warm appreciation to all who helped make this a successful event.
LOCHSIDE: Due to a recent increase in the number of children, young people and families we are working with we are looking for donations of juice, diluting juice and plastic cups to help keep everyone well hydrated! Donations can be left either in the Carrick Park vestibule or directly at our church in Lochside, any questions can be directed to 01292 286981
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn. 12), Mrs. Chrissie Brown (Stn. 12), Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Stn. 14), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 10) and Mrs. Nora Paterson (Stn. 8)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Maureen Gow (Urquhart), Mr. John Marsh (Urquhart) and Mr. Charles Symington (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)

The funeral service for Mrs. Marjorie Percival will be held tomorrow 20th February at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn, at 10am
The funeral service for Mr. Roy Penny will be held tomorrow 20th February at Masonhill Crematorium at 1.15pm
The funeral service for Mr Billy Murray of Robertson Crescent, Ayr, who died suddenly at home last Tuesday, will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday 21st February at 9.45a.m.
The funeral service for Mrs Helen Agnew of Doon Avenue, Prestwick, who died last Tuesday, will be held at Masonhill on Monday 27th February at 2.00p.m.
Our sincere sympathy, prayers and support are extended to all the families.