3 May 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 4: Mr. Iain McFadzean, Miss Betty Murray, Mr. John Ewing, Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs. Lynsey Kerr, Mr. John Robertson, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Ralph L. Riddiough, Mr. John Crone

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. George Templeton, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Wallace and Mrs. Rine Kidd.
SUNDAY 10 May 2015
9.30 am Family Service                Duty Team: 5                     Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship “VE Day at 70”      Sacrament of Baptism      Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in April was £108.86. 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.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the May 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: Foods most needed at the moment are milk, fruit juice, tinned or packet meals, small packets of rice, sachets of instant mash, coffee and jam. Thank you for all your support.
AYRSHIRE HOSPICE STARLIGHT WALK: Team St. Columba has been in training and is ready to take on the Ayrshire Hospice Starlight Walk Challenge. Well done to everyone who has registered to walk. If you do not feel up to a 13 mile midnight walk please sponsor our team. Forms are available in the Carrick Park vestibule.
THE LUNCHEON CLUB summer outing on 8th May 2015 Departing Church 9.00 am will visit Abbotsford Centre & Café with an optional (extra) Guided Tour of Mansion House and on to High Tea at the Tontine Hotel, Peebles. The bus will depart from the Church at 9.00 am. Monies are now due –please make cheques payable to Jean Stewart, dated 8th May .Enquiries – Jean at 263343
SCOUT COFFEE MORNING: will be held in the Church Hall on Saturday 9th May 10 – 12 noon. Tickets, priced £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children, will be available at the Church door after each service.
THE BOOK CLUB next meets on Monday 11 May at 2pm in the New Carrick Room, when we will be discussing ‘Where Memories Go’ by Sally Magnusson. All welcome!
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Summer edition should be with the editor by Sunday 24th May 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL: This prestigious event will be held at Dumfries House from 8th – 10th May, when a plethora of superb writers, journalists and broadcasters will be participating in the Festival, including Joanna Lumley, Ian Rankine, the Duke of Wellington and many, many more.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Barbara McLean (Stn. 10), Mrs. Irene Wybar (Stn 14) and Mr. Ron McLean (Stn. 8)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan), Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)

Morag Bryden would like to thank all her friends in St. Columba for their love and support at the time of her sister Mary’s death.