23rd April 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! A very special welcome to the family of Cara Jane who will be baptised at the Service this morning.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Morag Orr and Family; and Mrs. Jo Bruce and Mrs. Ellen Faulds.

9.30 am – Team: 4                           11.15 am – Team: 5                        6.30 pm – Team: 6
Sound: Mr. John Crone                 Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay         Sound: TBA
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in March is £145.15. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
WEDNESDAY COMMUNION: will be held on Wednesday, 26th April at 2.00pm in the Centenary Aisle, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. All welcome!
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 30th Service of Holy Communion.
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!
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 £2.50.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support of our Foodbank, every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tuna, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard and biscuits.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone please bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! The morning papers are available.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY – final meeting of the session will be 3rd May at 7.30 pm in the Struthers’ Room, when we will be exploring Paul’s letters to 2 Thessalonians and Philemon. All welcome.
MEGAN ESPIE: Megan would like to thank everyone who supported her fundraising efforts on Sunday, the total of £1133.78 was raised and she is overwhelmed by the Congregation’s generosity and interest in her project.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). The List is open please sign your name in the Carrick Park vestibule – friends welcome.
THANK YOU: Mrs. Janice Paterson would like to express her warmest thanks to everyone at St. Columba who sent cards, flowers and messages of support throughout her recent health scare. She is doing really well and on the road to a good recovery.

AYR HOSPITAL: Major Sandy Goodwin (Stn 16)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)