5 April 2015 – Easter Sunday

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 10: Mr. George Park, Mrs. Lorna Hilderley, Mr. Norman Wallace, Mr. Alex Eccles, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Millar Muir, Mr. Alastair Swan,
Mr. George Templeton, Mr. Iain Campbell, Mrs. Anne Swan, Mr. Alan McHarg, Mr. Alan Hawthorn.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. George Black, Mrs. Jean Watson and Mr. Gavin Orr (and Alison, Stuart & Christopher).

EASTER SUNDAY – 5th April 2014
7.30 am: Service on the Low Green
8.00 am: Breakfast in the Church Hall
9.30 am: Family Service                    Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00am Holiday – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am: Morning Worship              Sound: Mr. Jim Brown
12.30 pm: Celebration of Holy Communion
6.30 pm Evening Service – “Songs of Praise”

9.30 am Family Service            Duty Team: 11                   Sound: Mr. Dennis Johnston
10.00am Holiday – No Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship     Sacrament of Baptism      Sound: Mr. George McMillan

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Easter Monday.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in March was £103.02. 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.
OUR WARMEST THANKS to Wellington School who donated their Easter Service Offering of £1,735 to our Beatson Charity.
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 £2.00.
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.
SOUP LUNCH – 19 APRIL – 12.30pm in the Midton Road Hall. In aid of Alan (Bartholomew)’s upcoming trip to Ethiopia with Vision Aid Overseas. Soup and home baking – only £3.50. Please help!
CHURCH WAR MEMORIALS: Terry Swinn will give a guided talk on Saturday 18th April starting at 9.30 prompt and lasting about an hour. Meet in the Sanctuary.

BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan) and Mrs. Dorothy Simpson (Lindsay)
Our warmest sympathy and prayerful support are extended to Mr Billy Hunter and the family of Patna on the death of his wife, Ebeth. The funeral service will take place at Masonhill on Tuesday 7th at 12 noon.
The Committal of the ashes of Mrs. Isabella Beveridge (nee Caldwell) of Corstorphine, Edinburgh, will be held at Ayr Cemetery on Tuesday at 2.30pm

Our sincerest appreciation to Anne and Alastair Swan for erecting our Easter Cross; and to everyone who has brought flowers. We have 50 families who have been bereaved since last Easter. If you can take a bouquet or two to deliver, we would be very grateful.