24 April 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. Let no one feel a stranger in this place! ALL are welcome at the Table of our Lord.
Unfermented wine is available in the centre of every tray below the handle.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3: Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
Team 4: Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
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 Mr. and Mrs. Graeme McKinstry and Mr. Jim Wilcox.
SUNDAY 24 April 2016
9.30 am – Team:3 11.15 am – Team: 4 6.30 pm – Team: 5
Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
SUNDAY 1 May 2016
9.30 am Family Service Duty Team: 6 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. George McMillan
6.30 pm Evening Service Sound:
OUR ASSOCIATE MINISTER, the Revd David, is on holiday from Tuesday 19th till 26th April, inclusive.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON COMMUNION SERVICE will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 27th April at 2.00p.m., followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
THE CONGREGATION ARE INVITED TO THE LOCAL CHURCH REVIEW MEETING: all members of the congregation are encouraged to attend this meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th April in the Church. As an important part of our Local Church Review, the visiting Ministers are keen to speak to members about their Church and the plans they would like us to be making for the future. We would very much appreciate a good turnout.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £111.82 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
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: Long life milk, diluting juice, sugar, jam, tins of vegetables, jars pasta sauce, packets of instant mash potato, packets of rice and pasta in sauce, and jars of coffee. Thank you for your continued support.
SOUP & CAKE LUNCH for the Hospice -Heather and Keith would like to express their grateful thanks for all the support and donations received. The superb sum of £815 was raised.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, this Thursday 10.30 am – 12.30. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. The Morning Papers are available!
THE CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY has opened! The trolley will be located in the Centenary Aisle. You are welcome to browse and borrow at any time. Once you’ve found a book you like, just enter the details in the borrowing book. For further information contact Muriel Wilson, Librarian.
GARDEN PARTY: – to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM The Queen – will be held at Enterkine House hotel on Sunday 12th June at 1.00pm. Table lists will be available in the Carrick Park vestibule today. Two course Lunch with a glass of sparkly – £20.
KIRSTEN extends her warmest thanks to the Congregation for the gift of £710 towards her trip to Cambodia.
SPRING TEA: Friday 6th May at 2.00pm. You are invited to this sociable afternoon with musical accompaniment, to enjoy – Coffee, Cake and Chat!
FRASER’s 25th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH –: Sunday 21st August 2016 at Lochgreen Hotel, Troon. Cost – £25. Lists will be available in the Carrick Park Vestibule soon!
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Alec Morton (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart)