30 April 2017

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! ALL are welcome at the Table of our Lord.
Unfermented wine is available in the centre of every tray below the handle.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mr. Scott Williams, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mr. Ken Gray, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Ms. Angela Lindsay, Mr. Iain McFadzean,
Mr. John Ewing, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone.
Team 5: Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch,
Mr. John Morrison, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Susan Mills,
Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth
Team 6: Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mr. Jim Hunter, Mr. Jim Hume,
Mrs. Jane Hunter and Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. David Inglis, Mrs. Elizabeth Cameron and Mr. & Mrs. Graeme McKinstry
9.30 am – Team: 4 11.15 am – Team: 5 6.30 pm – Team: 6
Sound: Mr. John Crone Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
Crèche in the Midton Room.
Retiring offering at all Services for support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church
9.30 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
SUNDAY 7th MAY 2017
9.30a.m. Family Worship Duty Team: 7 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15am Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism Sound: Mr. Keith Fullarton
6.30pm Evening Worship Duty Team: TBC Sound: TBA

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in March is £145.15. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
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 £2.50.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone please bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! The morning papers are available.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY – final meeting of the session will be 3rd May at 7.30 pm in the Struthers Room, when we will be exploring Paul’s letters to 2 Thessalonians and Philemon. All welcome.
KIRSTEN BOYLE: many thanks to everyone who supported the Soup lunch last Sunday. Kirsten raised £461.50 towards her trip to Cambodia. We look forward to hearing all about this adventure after the summer.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). The List is open please sign your name in the Carrick Park vestibule – friends welcome.
SENIORS’ OUTING: details of the outing to Arran on Wednesday 31st May can be found in the Columba News. Returns should be handed to the Office.

AYR HOSPITAL: Major Sandy Goodwin (Stn16) and Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)
The funeral for Mrs. Mary Rikard of Hillfoot Crescent, Ayr, took place at Masonhill yesterday. Our prayerful support is extended to her nephews and nieces and the family.
The funeral service of Mr. Gordon MacPherson of The Mote, Alloway, will be held on Tuesday, 2nd May, at 1.15pm, at Masonhill. Our warmest sympathy is extended to Lynne, Andrew, Lindsay and all the family.
The funeral service for Mrs Jean McCorkindale of Homebriar House who died last Sunday will take place at Masonhill on Friday, 5th May at 3.30p.m.. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are extended to her sons and their families.
The funeral service for Mr Lee West of St Leonard’s Court, Ayr, will take place on Tuesday 9th May at 1.15pm at Masonhill. We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to his mother, brothers and all the family.