29 March 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!

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 8: Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mr. John Hamilton, Mr John Kiltie, Mrs. Dorothy Bone,
Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mr. Jim Wilcox, Mrs. Larraine Christian , Mr. John Ballantyne.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Linda Hunter and the Naismith Family.

SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2015                  EASTER SUNDAY
7.30 am: Service on the Low Green
8.00 am: Breakfast in the Church Hall
9.30 am: Family Service          Duty Team 9       Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
11.15 am: Morning Worship                                  Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
12.30 pm: Celebration of Holy Communion
6.30pm Evening Worship – “Easter Songs of Praise”
You are invited to bring a bunch of spring flowers to adorn the empty Cross. After the 11.15 service, these will be delivered to many of our members and friends who have been bereaved since last Easter, conveying to them our warmest thoughts and our faith in the Risen Christ.
HOLY WEEK: During Holy Week the Sanctuary will be open for quiet reflection from 10am – 12n00n You are invited to come and go as you please.
ELDERS: A list of Elders required for duty at the Maundy Thursday Communion Service has been placed on the Notice Board in the Carrick Park Vestibule. Elders are asked to check the list and to tick their names to confirm their availability for this Service.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £126.90. 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.
EASTER BREAKFAST: Please sign the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule if you are joining us for Breakfast on Easter Sunday morning. All welcome.
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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: Most needed this week are long life milk, diluting juice, fruit juice, sugar, rice, tins or packets of custard, packets of instant potato mash, coffee and jam.
LOCHSIDE EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB: Easter Week – Daily 10:00am to 12 Noon. Volunteers are really urgently needed to help with games or crafts or just general help for this worthy mission work, one day or more would be most appreciated. Please add your name and telephone number to the list on the Carrick Park notice board or telephone Malcolm Mackay 01292 264509.
MEN’S ASSOCIATION. Next Wed. 1st April we will be visiting Strandhead Farm, Tarbolton to see the most modern dairy set up in Scotland with its robot milking and feeding systems. Leaving the Church at 1.00p.m. We would welcome any interested church member on this visit, please contact George Templeton on 443793.
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan) and Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)

Holy Week         Monday 29th March – Friday 3rd April 2015 at 7.30pm
All Services will be led by Revd. Fraser R. Aitken KSJ, M.A., B.D. and Revd. Neil McNaught B.D., M.A.
with guest Preachers each day as follows
Monday: Revd. Paul Russell Hospital Chaplain
Tuesday: Morag Crossan OLM Student
Wednesday: Passion Play by Doonfoot Primary School
Thursday: Revd. Neil McNaught MA, BD. Minister at Alloway Parish Church
Friday: Revd. Fraser R. Aitken MA. BD. Minister at Ayr: St. Columba
All Services to be held in Alloway Parish Church except Thursday.