26 February 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!

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team: 6 Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. William Pettigrew.

SUNDAY 5th MARCH 2017                First Sunday in Lent
9.30 am Family Worship                     Duty Team: 7
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship
6.30 pm Evening Worship                  Duty Team: Scouts

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the February edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
THE MENS’ ASSOCIATION: Next Meeting-Monday 27thFebruary at 7.30pm in Struthers Room. The Speaker is Mr Garry Ward subject “Tour of Australia and New Zealand”, all visitors made very welcome
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP: meeting at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall, tomorrow, when there will be the Presentation on the work of CHAS (Children’s Hospice).
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY: will take a break on Wednesday 1 March and resume on Wednesday 15 March, at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room.
“JOSEPH”: outing on Saturday 18th March – please note, all ticket monies are now due and MUST be paid to Irene in the Office. Cheques should be made payable to Ayr St. Columba Church.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank is vital. This week – life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard, biscuits and tins of tuna. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
LOCHSIDE: Due to a recent increase in the number of children, young people and families we are working with we are looking for donations of juice, diluting juice and plastic cups to help keep everyone well hydrated! Donations can be left either in the Carrick Park vestibule or directly at our church in Lochside, any questions can be directed to 01292 286981
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE LUNCH: the Annual Ladies Lunch will be held on Sunday 5th March at Turnberry. Bus departs from Chalmers Road at 11.30am. Enquiries – Jean Stewart 263343.
LUNCH CLUB QUIZ: there will be a double Quiz on sale after the services this morning. All funds will be donated to CHAS (Children’s Hospice). Price £2

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mrs. Chrissie Brown (Stn. 12), Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Stn. 14), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 10) and Mrs. Nora Paterson (Stn. 8)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Maureen Gow (Drummond) and Mr. John Marsh (Macmillan)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)

The funeral service for Mrs Helen (Aileen) Agnew of Doon Avenue, Prestwick, will take place tomorrow, Monday, at 2.00pm at Masonhill.
The funeral service for Mrs Liz Matthews of Midton Road, will take place on Tuesday, 28th February, at 2.45pm at Masonhill.
We remember their families in our prayers.

The funeral service for Mr David Savala of Alloway has still to be finalised.