27 March 2016 – Easter Sunday

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 11: Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mr. John Ferguson, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Jim Orr, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. Tom Laurie.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the
Glory of God by Mrs. Betty McLellan, Mrs. Jay Mair, Mrs. Mary Knox and The Naismith Family.

Sunday 27 March 2016 EASTER SUNDAY
7.30 am Early Morning Service – Low Green
8.00 Breakfast in the Midton Hall
9.30am Family Service                                       Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                               Sound: Mr. George McMillan

12.30  Service of Holy Communion

EVENING SERVICE: 6.30pm United Churches “Songs of Praise” – St. Leonard’s Church

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed tomorrow, Easter Monday.

9.30 am Family Service           Duty Team: 12               Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                               Sound: Mr. Keith Fullerton
6.30pm Evening Service – Alastair Swan and the Ministers
2o’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £150.30. 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 March 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, tinned meals, jam, coffee, custard, rice pudding and biscuits.. Thank you for your continued support.
MESSY CHURCH: We will be launching a new, all-age church service on Saturday 23rd April, 4-6pm. The event will include times of worship, prayer, fellowship, interactive learning (including games, crafts and challenges) and will finish with a 2 course meal. It is suitable for all ages, with all adults requiring to be accompanied by a child! More details to follow!
LOCHSIDE EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB – Volunteers are needed for the Easter holiday club at Lochside (4th -8th April, 10am until 12pm). We are looking for a team to cover general help, snack support and registration duties as well as group leaders. Volunteers can commit for one day or a number of days. We are also looking for any theatrical decorations and cereal boxes to help decorate the church for the week. More details from the office at Lochside on 01292 286981 or email dyl.harperfa’gmail.com
AYR & PRESTWICK LIONS CLUB is uplifting goods for Maybole charity shop. Good quality clothes, household goods, ornaments, bric-a-brac, toys, books, DVD’s etc. are needed. To arrange collection please contact Robin White on 440064 before 1st. April.
OUR OWN Heather and Keith Fullerton are planning to walk part of the Great Wall of China in October to raise funds for our Hospice. They are paying all their expenses, but are planning to hold a SOUP & CAKE LUNCH for the Hospice on Sunday io,h April. £5 donation tickets available from the Office.
“OASIS”: Drop in cafe: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10.30 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Matt McLeish (Stn.6), Miss Madge Allan (Stn 10), Mr. David Brennan (Stn. 3) and Mrs. Rae Clark (Stn. 16).
THE BIGGART: Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart); Mr David McKnight (Drummond) and Mrs Barbara Lindsay (MacMillan)
MELBOURNE PRIVATE HOSPITAL, Australia: Prof. Sheila Cameron