3 April 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! A very special welcome to the family of Ciara and Niamh who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. George Black and Mrs. Jean Watson.
SUNDAY 10 April 2016
9.30 am Family Service       Duty Team: 1            Sound: Mr. John McCrone
10.00am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                     Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £111.82 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 April 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: In preparation for the Messy Church, which will commence Saturday 23 April 4-6pm; a meeting will be held in the church on Thursday 7 April at 2:30pm for all those interested in helping at the event. We are looking for volunteers to be responsible for registration, leading one of the craft tables and sound and projection. If you are interested, please speak to Graeme.
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.harper@gmail.com
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 10th April. £5 donation tickets available from the Office.
“OASIS”: Drop in café: 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. The Morning Papers are available!
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY: will meet on 6th April 2016 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: due to the poor condition of the Town Hall organ, the series will commence here in St. Columba on Monday 4th at noon with Chris Nickol (of “Life on Mars” fame!) performing. Admission is £3.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Matt McLeish (Stn.6), Miss Madge Allan (Stn 10), Mr. Ian Muir (Stn.1),
Mr. David Brennan (Stn. 3), Mrs. Rae Clark (Stn. 16), and Mr. Ronald Brash (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart) and Mr David McKnight (Drummond)
MELBOURNE PRIVATE HOSPITAL, Australia: Prof. Sheila Cameron