6 May 2018

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: For 116 years this building has stood at the heart of this part of our ancient Royal Burgh. It has witnessed wars, been favoured by a Royal visitor, welcomed holidaymakers, and been served by illustrious ministers, devoted musicians and dedicated members. Throughout these years, in anxious and sad times, in days of celebration and rejoicing, this Church has served the people as a place of sanctity, stability, and continuity. Today, in a society where the things of faith are often neglected, we strive to maintain an inclusive Christian presence, seeking ever to enhance the lives of everyone who comes into contact with us, and to reach out in mercy and compassion to a deeply troubled world. Here we explore and are not afraid to fail; here we are encouraged to ask questions; here we try to be a safe place for all ages. If you are here for the first time today, we pray that you will know something of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and that you will go home feeling inspired, strengthened, challenged and comforted.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9:  Mr. Duncan Anderson, Mr. Fraser Walker, Mr. Andrew Cardie, Mr. Bill Caven,  Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Margaret Cardie, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Miss Isobel Sutherland, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Lorna Paterson, Mr. and Mrs. George Templeton and Mrs. May Meadows.

Sunday 13th May 2018      


9.30 am     Family Worship            Duty Team: 10       Sound: Mr.  Alan Hawthorn

10.00 am   St. Columba Kids

11.15am      Morning Worship                                          Sound: Mr. David Campbell


THE MINISTER will be a Commissioner at the General Assembly and will be in attendance from Friday 18th – 26th inclusive. Please contact the Office if you require pastoral assistance.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: The Church office will be closed on Monday 7th May.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in April is £109.60 The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of ACE (Racerunning) Disability Recreation and Sport, Ayr.

THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS: This Monday 7th May in the Church, 12-1pm, featuring Chris Nickol, New Kilpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden.   Admission £3.

PERSPECTIVES ON BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT for elders and pastoral care visitors on Tuesday 15 May at 7.30pm in the Midton Road Hall: Speakers are Rev. Roddy McNidder (Elder and Hospital Chaplain) and Rev. John Matthews (Elder and Retired Parish Minister). Everybody, especially elders and pastoral care visitors, welcome.

BALLYCLARE MALE CHOIR:  We are delighted to welcome this superb choir from N. Ireland. There will be a concert in Church on Saturday 19th May at 7.30pm – No tickets -donations for Alzheimer’s Scotland. The choir will also attend Morning worship on Sunday 20th May.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 13th MAY – 20th MAY: This year Christian Aid is focusing on helping the people of Haiti who have struggled with repeated and relentless natural disasters. The people not only need strength and resilience but also support to put down roots and build durable homes.  You are asked to help in this venture by donating to this worthy cause during Christian Aid week.  We will be participating in our usual way by handing out Christian Aid envelopes on Sunday 13th May which you are asked to return  with your donation the following Sunday or handing them in to the church office at your convenience.  Thank you in advance for your support in this very worthy cause.

“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

DREGHORN MUSIC SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT: Wednesday 9th May in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. Tickets £7.00 still available from the Office. The bus is full and will leave from Carrick Park at 6.30pm.

SCOUT COFFEE MORNING: Saturday 14th May from 10am – 12. All the fun of the fair, plants for sale and tea, coffee and homebaking as well! Tickets on sale after Church.


AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Willie Chalmers (Stn 12); Mrs. Edna Gemmell (Stn.16); Mr. Norman Peterson (Stn 12)

QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Spinal Unit)

The funeral service for Mrs. Jean Maclaren, St. Leonard’s Road will be held at Masonhill on Tuesday 8th May at 3.30pm. Our sympathies are extended to Peter and all the family.

The funeral service for Mr. Stephen Herron of Falkland Park Road will be held in the Church next Saturday 12 May at 10.00am. Followed by the committal at Ayr Cemetery at 11.00am. Our sympathy is extended –to Yvonne and the family