19 March 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. 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 9: Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mr. Bill Caven, Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs Margaret Dickie and Mr. and Mrs. Denis Grier.

SUNDAY 26th MARCH 2017
9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 10 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron
THE MINISTER is on holiday from Wednesday 15th till Sunday 19th March.
WEDNESDAY COMMUNION: will be held on Wednesday, 22nd March at 2.00pm in the Centenary Aisle, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. All welcome!
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in February is £106.50. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the March edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
THE GUILD: Monday, 20 March is our last meeting of this Session in Midton Hall. We begin with a short AGM at 7.15 p.m. and then we look forward to having Mr Alastair and Mrs Anne Swan who will show us another of their wonderful Ugly Duckling Presentations. Please do come along and join us on an amazing journey and everyone will be made most welcome.
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.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: this meeting for the Congregation will be held in the Church on Thursday 23rd March at 7.30pm. followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. Copies of the ACCOUNTS & BUDGET are available as you leave the Church
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the April edition should be with the editor by Sunday 26th March 2017. Articles should be emailed to the editor: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: committee meeting Tuesday 21st March @ 7.00 pm in Carrick Room.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: the end-of-session lunch will take place on Wednesday 29th March in the Garden Room of the Savoy Park hotel @12.30 pm for 1 p.m. Sign-up Monday 27th latest please!
HOLY WEEK: Monday 10th April – Friday 14th April at 7.30pm. Services will be held in Alloway Parish Church except Maundy Thursday when the Communion Service will be held in St. Columba. Organisations please note that all Church Halls will be closed during Holy Week and on Easter Monday 17th April.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. David Burton (Stn 10), Mrs Catriona McCallum (Stn15) and Mr. Charles Symington (Stn 6)
THE BIGGART: Mr. John Marsh (Macmillan) and Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)
Mrs. Marlene Hamilton has been discharged and is now home. Marlene would like to thank everyone for their visits, cards, good wishes and support. All have been most appreciated.

The funeral service for Mrs. Ivy McNee, Glendale Crescent, will be held at Masonhill on Monday 20th March at 2.00pm. Our warmest sympathy is extended to the family.

The Service of Thanksgiving for Mr. Kirk Murdoch will take place here in the Church on Tuesday 21 March at 1.15pm followed by the committal at Masonhill at 3.30 pm. We extend our warmest thoughts to his brother, Jim, and all the family.

The funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Crawford of Drumellan Road will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 23rd March at 2.00pm. We remember her niece, Irene, and all the family