6 March 2016

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: Welcome in the Name of Jesus Christ! Around you this morning are folk just like you – ordinary people seeking meaning and purpose, coming together in this place to hear God’s Word, to sing His praises and to share in being part of a community of faith. We know that the journey of life can be full of challenges, but Sunday by Sunday and week by week, we find comfort and strength in the assurance of God’s presence and guidance on the journey.
We hope that you will be blessed by your time spent within these walls today. Your presence blesses us.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 6: Mrs. Margaret Loudon, Mr. Jim Hume, Mrs. Liz Murray, Mrs. Pamela Naylor, Mr. Tom Rodger, Mr. Bill McCulloch, Mr. Michael Whiteford, Mrs. Edna Gemmell, Mr. Alex. Connell, Mr. Robbie Park, Mrs. Jane Hunter, Mr. Jim W. Brown
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Revd. & Mrs. David Ness, Mrs. Nancy Murray, Mrs. May Kerr, Mr. Iain Macrae, Mrs. Morag Bryden and Dr Kirsty Muirhead.
SUNDAY 13 March 2016
9.30 am Family Service        Dedication of the Organ         Duty Team: 7        Sound: Mr. John Crone
10.00am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                  Twentieth Anniversary of Dunblane Tragedy      Sound: Mr. George McMillan

SONGS of PRAISE: Tonight – we welcome the Ayr Citadel Band of the Salvation Army who will set our feet tapping and lift our hearts as they lead the worship. Also featured will be the Junior Choir, singing the Negro Spiritual “Goin’ Up a Yonder”, trombone solo by Joshua Parkhill, “You can’t stop God” and Bobby Irvine will share how his Christian faith helps him in the workplace.
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £150.30 . 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
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: meeting for the Congregation will be held in the Church on Thursday 17th March at 7.30pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. Copies of the ACCOUNTS & BUDGET are available as you leave the Church today.
MEETING FOR THE CONGREGATION: There will be a meeting in the Church for all members of the congregation at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th April. As an important part of our Local Church Review, the visiting Ministers are keen to speak to members about their Church and what plans they would like us to be making for the future. We would very much appreciate a good turnout for this event.
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 £2.20.
FOOD BANK: most needed at Foodbank this week are: sugar, jam, small jars of coffee, tinned meals, tinned or instant potatoes and small diluting juice. Thank you for your continued support.
HALL LETS MEETING: this meeting will be held in the Struthers’ Room at 7.00pm on Tuesday 8th March. If your Group requires a Public Liability Insurance please ensure that this is brought to the meeting. Access keys should also be checked. All Groups must be represented at this meeting.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the Spring edition should be with the editor by Sunday 20th March 2016. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
OASIS”: Drop in café: Struthers’ Room, every Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. A place to relax, a place to chat; bring a friend! Come when you can, leave when you want. Tea, coffee and biscuits, newspapers and a friendly face!
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY: will meet on 9th March 2016 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
OUR PIPE ORGAN the restoration and the installation of a new Dulciana Stop is now complete and will be “voiced” tomorrow and Tuesday. All being well the organ will be back in service next Sunday.
GUILD: Our last meeting for the 2015/16 session will be on Monday 7th at 7.30pm. This meeting will be firstly our AGM, then we are to enjoy the Salvation Army Songsters. Looking forward to our last meeting of friendship and fellowship.
GUILD: Ayr Presbyterial Council Rally will be held on Wednesday 9th March at 3.00pm in Troon St. Meddans. Our Guest Speaker will be The Right Reverend Angus Morrison, Moderator of the Church of Scotland. All will be welcome.
AYR HOSPITAL : Mr Robert Higgins (Stn 6); Mr David McKnight (Stn 6); Miss Madge Allan (Stn 14); and Mr Matt McLeish (Stn 14).
THE BIGGART : Lady Annie O’Halloran (Urquhart); Mrs Netta Espie (Urquhart); Mrs Norma Wallace (Lindsay); and Mrs Barbara Lindsay (MacMillan)
THE BEATSON: Mr. David Brennan