22 April 2018

22 April 2018

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 116 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.  A special welcome to the family of Monty who will be baptised this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 5:  Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Dr. Simon Farrell,                            Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay,  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 Mrs Ellen Faulds, Mrs Jo Bruce, Mrs Morag Orr and family and Szmidt/Wassell  wedding.

SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2018      HOLY COMMUNION          


9.30 am – Team: 6            11.15 am – Team: 7            6.30 pm – Team: 8

Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan                        Sound: Mr. George McMillan  Sound: TBA

9.30 am – St Columba Kids

Retiring offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in March is £68.80 The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.

COLUMBA NEWS: Elders are asked to uplift their Magazines and Communion Cards from their pigeonhole for immediate delivery. There are one or two districts currently without an Elder, if you are able to assist with delivery please speak to Irene in the Office. Thank you!

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 for the April 29th Service of Holy Communion.

EVENING BIBLE STUDY: We will meet on Wednesday 25th April at 7.30 in the New Carrick Room.  This will be the last meeting of the session.  All welcome.

MESSY CHURCH – APRIL 28th: 4.00 – 6.00pm – Registration at 3.45pm. Midton Road Hall. All welcome. Stories, songs, crafts and supper!

THE LINEN TEAM are asked to meet next Saturday, 28th April, at 10.30 am to dress the Church.

THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: This Monday 23rd in the Church, 12-1pm, featuring Calum Robertson, Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,  Edinburgh.   Admission £3.

LUNCHEON CLUB/LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP – Friday 4th May   Annual Outing to Castle Douglas for retail therapy, onwards to the Cally  Palace Hotel for afternoon tea.  Bus leaves Church at 9.30am.

Cost:   £25 inclusive  

ALMA CHOIR: Wednesday 2nd May at 7.30pm. This is the Choir’s third visit to Ayr St Columba and we look forward, very much to their return Concert. Donation tickets £5.00 on sale from the office.

BALLYCLARE MALE CHOIR:  We are delighted to welcome this superb choir from N. Ireland. There will be a concert in Church on Saturday 19th May at 7.30pm – No tickets -donations for Alzheimer’s Scotland. The choir will also attend Morning worship on Sunday 20th May.

THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered to take part in the ‘Kilt Walk’ to raise funds for our work at Lochside Mission. The Hunter Foundation will top-up any monies raised by an additional 40%. The Team are planning on walking in Glasgow on 29th April. There is a sponsor sheet in the Carrick Park vestibule. There is also a sheet for Valerie Ferguson who is walking for Cancer Care.

DREGHORN MUSIC SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT: Wednesday 9th May in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. Tickets £7.00 available from the Office. There is a list for names for the bus in the Carrick Park vestibule – Bus cost will be based on numbers going!


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn 12) and Mrs. Edna Gemmell (Stn.16)

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

Mrs Nancy Docherty, formerly of Carrick Ave, is now resident in Queen’s Care Home in Prestwick.

The funeral service for Mrs Anne Caldwell of Auchendoon Crescent will take place at Masonhill next Friday, 27th April 2018 at 3.30 pm. Our warmest sympathy is extended to her family and friends.

Our sincerest condolences and prayers are extended to Mr Roy and Mrs Anne Drennan of Dunure Road and family on the passing of Roy’s Mum in Bellevue Care Home.  The service of thanksgiving will be held here in the Church on Wednesday 2nd May at 1.15 pm followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery at 2.00 pm.