26 March 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 10: Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan, Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. George Park, Mr. Alan McHarg and Mr. Alan Hawthorn
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jay Mair, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mrs. Betty McLellan and the Naismith Family.
SUNDAY 2nd April 2017
9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 11 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay
6.30pm Evening Service.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in February is £106.50. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the March edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
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.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone – bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: the end-of-session lunch will take place on Wednesday 29th March in the Garden Room of the Savoy Park hotel @12.30 pm for 1 p.m. Sign-up Monday 27th latest please!
HOLY WEEK: Monday 10th April – Friday 14th April at 7.30pm. Services will be held in Alloway Parish Church except Maundy Thursday when the Communion Service will be held in St. Columba. Organisations please note that all Church Halls will be closed during Holy Week and on Easter Monday 17th April.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will meet on 29 March at 7.30 in the Struthers Room, when we shall be looking at Paul’s letter to the Colossians.. Each study lasts for an hour and ends with a cup of tea.
VISIT TO STRANHEAD FARM, Tarbolton, Friday 31st March @10.30 a.m.: anyone interested in a visit to see a modern dairy farm in operation should contact George Templeton on 443793. Cars will leave from the church at 10 a.m.
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.
1.00pm: Congregational Lunch with the Moderator at Dumfries House – £30 (two courses and a glass of wine).
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. David Burton (Stn 10), Mrs Catriona McCallum (Stn15) and Mr. Charles Symington (Stn 6)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)
The funeral service for Mr. Douglas Murray of Elmbank House, Clynder, Helensburgh, who died in the RAH, Paisley on 4th March will take place on Tuesday 28th March at 12 noon in the Church. Followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery at 12.45pm. Our warmest sympathy is extended to his son, Douglas, daughter, Alison, and all the family.
The funeral service for Mrs. Zoe Jamieson of Charlotte Street, Ayr, who died recently aged 39, will take place on Tuesday 4th April at Masonhill at 2.00pm. Our condolences are extended to her mother Alison, and all the family.
We record with sadness the passing of Mr Fred McDougall of St Andrew’s Street who died in Ayr Hospital on Friday morning. The funeral arrangements are still to be finalised. Our warmest sympathy is extended to his wife, Nancy, and his daughters and their families.
Our deep felt gratitude is extended to Mrs. Diana Savala and the family for the gift of £5000 in memory of her late husband, David.