5 March 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. 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 7: Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mr. Bob Templeton and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. Iain McCrae, Mrs. Morag Bryden and Mrs. Kirsty Muirhead.

9.30 am Family Worship               Duty Team: 8              Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                  Sound: Mr. Keith Fullarton
Welcome to Dr. Stuart Campbell, formerly organist at The University of Glasgow, who is deputising at both morning services and to our own David Mackay who is at the organ this evening.
Our Organist, Matthew, is playing in York Minister at a service at which the Archbishop is preaching. We congratulate him warmly.
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 £2.50.
THE GUILD: Our next meeting Monday, 6 March at 2 p.m. in Midton Road Hall. We are looking forward to having Mr Jim Thomson from RSPB who will give a talk on the Joy of Birds. Everyone will be made most welcome so please do come along and join us
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY: will meet on 15 March at 7.30pm in the Struthers Room, when Rev Ian Paterson will be exploring key aspects of 1 & 2 Timothy. Each study lasts about an hour and ends with a cup of tea.
“JOSEPH”: outing on Saturday 18th March – please note, all ticket monies are now due and MUST be paid to Irene in the Office. Cheques should be made payable to Ayr St. Columba Church.
FOODBANK: Please remember the work of our Foodbank is vital. This week – life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard, biscuits and tins of tuna. Many thanks to everyone for their donations.
HALL LETS MEETING: will be held in the Struthers’ Room on Tuesday 7th March at 7.00pm. It is very important that anyone requiring accommodation at Midton Road/Carrick Park attend the meeting.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone – bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! Come when you can, leave when you want. The morning papers are available.
THE LUNCH CLUB thanks everyone who supported last Friday, when the sum of £288 was raised for our Hospice. The next meeting will be on Friday first, 10th March, from 12 noon till 1.30 in Cathcart Street Hall. You are most welcome to come along to enjoy homemade soups and snacks at very reasonable cost!
LIBRARY NEWS: There are some new titles on the bookshelf about” journeying” through Lent to Easter for both children and adults. Do feel free to have a browse! Muriel – librarian
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mrs. Chrissie Brown (Stn. 12), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART: Mr. John Marsh (Macmillan) and Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Stn. 14)
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Phillipshill Ward)
The Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mr David Savala of “Wellswood”, Alloway, will be held here in the Church tomorrow at 2.00p.m., followed by a private committal in the family grave at Douglas. Our warmest sympathy and heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife, Diana, to his sons, Scott, Clifford and Craig and their families, and to his sister, Elizabeth.
The funeral service for Mrs Maureen Gow of Bellevue Road, Ayr, who died in the Biggart Hospital last week, will be held on Wednesday first, 8th March, at 10.00am in the Church, followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery. Our sincerest sympathy and prayerful support are extended to all the family.
The Funeral Service for Mrs. Betty Yates of Belmont Crescent who died on Wednesday will take place at Masonhill on Wednesday 8th March at 12 noon. We extend our sincerest sympathy to her nieces, Jane Hunter and Shona Frew and all the family.

Our warmest congratulations to Mr. Robbie and Mrs. Elspeth Park who are celebrating their Golden Wedding this weekend.