20 March 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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mr. John Hamilton, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mrs. Larraine Christian , Mr. John Ballantyne.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Moira Young and Mr. and Mrs. David Wallace.
9.30 am Family Service         Duty Team: 9       Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
11.15 am Morning Worship                                   Sound: Mr. Mr. George McMillan
12.30pm Holy Communion
You are invited to bring a bunch of spring flowers to adorn the Cross. After both services, these will be delivered to many of our members and friends who have been bereaved since last Easter.
WEDNESDAY COMMUNION – there is no Service this week as it is Wellington Junior School Easter Service.
HOLY WEEK: All Services to be held in Ayr: St. Columba except Thursday. The Maundy Thursday – Communion Service will be held in Alloway Church.
THE SANCTUARY will be open for quiet meditation this week from 11.30am – 1.00pm. Please
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £150.30. 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
EASTER BREAKFAST: Please sign the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule if you are joining us for Breakfast on Easter Sunday morning. All welcome
ATTENTION all ladies in the congregation! Have you been waiting for a chance to wear that once-worn, ridiculously expensive wedding hat which is lying in its box at the back of the wardrobe? Well, the Ministers invite you to make Easter Sunday extra special and put it on when you come to Church, bringing lots of colour and style to the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord! Go on, let’s fill the Kirk in a riot of colour! Gentlemen, if you don’t want to be outdone, put on your most colourful tie!
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: sugar, jam, small jars of coffee, tinned meals, tinned or instant potatoes and small diluting juice. Thank you for your continued support.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Spring edition should be with the editor today Sunday 20th March 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
MESSY CHURCH: We will be launching a new, all-age church service 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! More details to follow!
LOCHSIDE EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB – Volunteers are needed for the Easter holiday club at Lochside (4th – 8th April, 10am until 12pm). We are looking for a team to cover general help, snack support and registration duties as well as group leaders. Volunteers can commit for one day or a number of days. We are also looking for any theatrical decorations and cereal boxes to help decorate the church for the week. More details from the office at Lochside on 01292 286981 or email dyl.harper@gmail.com
AYR & PRESTWICK LIONS CLUB is uplifting goods for Maybole charity shop. Good quality clothes, household goods, ornaments, bric-a-brac, toys, books, DVD’s etc. are needed. To arrange collection please contact Robin White on 440064 before 1st. April.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr David McKnight (Stn 6); Mr. Matt McLeish (Stn.6), Miss Madge Allan (Stn 10) , Mr. Kenneth Murray (Stn.13), Mrs. Marion McLeod (Stn. 3), Mr. David Brennan (Stn. 3) and Mrs. Rae Clark (Stn. 16)
THE BIGGART: Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart); Mrs Netta Espie (Urquhart); Mrs Norma Wallace (Lindsay); and Mrs Barbara Lindsay (MacMillan)
MELBOURNE PRIVATE HOSPITAL, Australia : Prof. Sheila Cameron

We extend warmest sympathy to Mr. Jack and Mrs. Caroline Lamb of Ingliston Farm, Annbank on the death of their baby son. The funeral service is on Thursday first, 24 March at 9.45am at Masonhill.