28 February 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. 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 5: Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie , Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, 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. Robert Clark

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. David Campbell
6.30 pm Songs of Praise with the Citadel Band of Ayr Salvation Army
We are very grateful to Mr David MacKay who is deputising for Matthew at both services today.

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in January was £65.00. The recipient will be decided at the next meeting of the Kirk Session.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: meeting for the Congregation will be held in the Church on Thursday 17th March at 7.30pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. Copies of the ACCOUNTS & BUDGET are available as you leave the Church today.
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: sugar, jam, small jars of coffee, tinned meals, tinned or instant potatoes and small diluting juice. Thank you for your continued support.
ELDERS’ VISITS: Elders are reminded that reports should be sent to Margaret Loudon (mloudon2@sky.com) except reports for St. Columba Kids, Bible Class, Uniformed Organisations and Bible Study Groups which should be sent to Bryce Hartshorn (bryce.hart@hotmail.co.uk) , before 20th March.
HALL LETS MEETING: this meeting will be held in the Struthers’ Room at 7.00pm on Tuesday 8th March. If your Group requires a Public Liability Insurance please ensure that this is brought to the meeting. Access keys should also be checked. All Groups must be represented at this meeting.
SONGS of PRAISE: Next Sunday evening we welcome the Ayr Citadel Band of the Salvation Army who will set our feet tapping and lift our hearts as they lead the worship. Also featured will be the Junior Choir, singing the Negro Spiritual “Goin’ Up a Yonder”, trombone solo by Joshua Parkhill, “You can’t stop God” and Bobby Irvine will share how his Christian faith helps him in the workplace.
OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. Tea, coffee and biscuits, newspapers and a friendly face!
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY: 2 March, 7.30 to 8.30pm in the Struthers Room. We’ll discuss the Parable of the Shrewd Manager (Luke 16, vv.1-13), one of Jesus’ most puzzling stories. Is there anything we can learn from this ‘parcel of rogues and rascals’? All most welcome.
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP: tomorrow evening’s meeting is called: Mystery Night!
OUR PIPE ORGAN is undergoing restoration and the installation of a new Dulciana Stop. The work is going apace in the workshop of Harrison and Harrison in Durham, and the organ will be back in service in early March.
THE GUILD SPRING RALLY will be held on Wednesday 9th March at 3pm in Troon St Meddans. The Right Reverend Angus Morrison, Moderator, will be our Guest Speaker. All are welcome.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION: tomorrow evening the 29th sees a change of speaker when Colin Hume will tell us about the development of Ayr and Troon harbours. A Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th March in the Carrick Room at 7-00 p.m. The end of term lunch is being held in the Carrick Lodge Hotel on Wednesday 16th March (12-30 for 1) would any member intending to go who has not confirmed his place please contact the secretary.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David McKnight (Stn 6), Lady Annie O’Halloran (Stn.14), Mrs. Norma Wallace (Stn.10), Miss Margaret Allen (Stn. 7), Mrs. Barbara Lindsay (Stn3) and Mr. Jim Orr (Stn. 16)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mrs Netta Espie, (Urquhart).

Mrs Helen Craig of Bellevue Road is now permanently resident in Templeton House Care Home, Racecourse Road.
Mrs Jean Nicholson of Carrick Gardens in now permanently resident in Creggan Bahn Care Home, Seafield Road

The funeral service for Mr Dennis Yorston of Chalmers Road, who died last week will be held tomorrow, Monday, at Masonhill at 9.45a.m.. Our prayers and warmest thoughts are extended to his wife, Cathie, and all the family.
Our warmest sympathy and affection are extended to Mr and Mrs Jim Kane of Coylton on the passing of Jim’s Mum.