26 April 2015

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! ALL are welcome at the Table of our Lord.
Unfermented wine is available in the centre of every tray below the handle.
9.30 am – Team: 1                      11.15 am – Team: 2                                 6.30 pm – Team: 3
Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn      Sound: Mr. Drummond Cameron      Sound: Mr. George McMillan
Crèche in the Midton Room. Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring Offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am Sunday school and Bible Class.
Team 1: Mrs Helen Mackay, Mrs. Carol Morrison, Mrs. Ann Vance, Mr. Graeme Savage, Mr. Bob Cowan, Mrs. Hazel Steele, Mr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Helen Hunter, Mr. Robin White, Mr. Malcolm Mackay, Mr. Brian Morrison.
Team 2: Mr. Tony Greig , Mr. Alan McKinlay, Mr. Jack McConnachie, Mrs. Diana Savala, Mr. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Jean Watson, Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Helen Greig, Mr. Duncan McCallum, Mr. John Eaglesham.
Team 3: Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Isabel Kelly, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Mr. Dennis Johnston, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mr. Bob Bartholomew, Mr. Iain Hope.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Graeme McKinstry
SUNDAY 3 May 2015
9.30 am Family Service             Duty Team: 4                Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. David Campbell
6.30 pm Evening Service
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £103.02. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: Foods most needed at the moment are milk, fruit juice, tinned or packet meals, small packets of rice, sachets of instant mash, coffee and jam. Thank you for all your support.
THE LUNCHEON CLUB summer outing on 8th May 2015 Departing Church 9.00 am will visit Abbotsford Centre & Café with an optional (extra) Guided Tour of Mansion House and on to High Tea at the Tontine Hotel, Peebles. The bus will depart from the Church at 9.00 am. Monies are now due –please make cheques payable to Jean Stewart, dated 8th May .Enquiries – Jean at 263343
BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL: This prestigious event will be held at Dumfries House from 8th – 10th May, when a plethora of superb writers, journalists and broadcasters will be participating in the Festival, including Joanna Lumley, Ian Rankine, the Duke of Wellington and many, many more.
SOUP LUNCH: A very big “THANK YOU!” to everyone who helped, baked, made soup, attended and donated in any way to Alan’s Fund raiser. The Amazing folks of Ayr St. Columba raised £1100. Well done!
SCOUT COFFEE MORNING: will be held in the Church Hall on Saturday 9th June 10 – 12 noon. Tickets, priced £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children, will be available at the Church door after each service.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet on 29 April at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room, when our focus will be Mark 16, vv.1-8. We’ll discuss Mark’s ‘lost’ ending and explore the significance of ‘resurrection’ for us today. Tea and biscuits provided.
THE BOOK CLUB next meets on Monday 11 May at 2pm in the New Carrick Room, when we will be discussing ‘Where Memories Go’ by Sally Magnusson. All welcome!
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barbara McLean (Stn. 11) and Mrs. Rona Butler (HDU)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan), Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)