WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.
We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 3:, Mrs. Ann Naismith, Mr. Bryce Hartshorn, Dr. Ruth Martin, Mr. Colin Naismith, Mr. David Reader, Mrs. Mo Howie, Mrs. Fiona Hunter, Mrs. Anne Hope, Mrs. Margaret Johnston Mr. Bob Bartholomew and Mr. Iain Hope
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Nancy Murray, Mr. and Mrs. George Black and Mr. Alec Mooney
Sunday 14 April 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE REVD EDDIE SIMPSON AND REVD DAVID NESS
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 4 Sound: Mr. Alan Hawthorn
10.00 am HOLIDAY – No St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Keith Fullarton
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in March is £81.24. The Kirk Session has agreed that this year’s recipient will be Alzheimers (Scotland). Thank you for your continued generosity.
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 £2.80
HALL LETS MEETING: this meeting will be held in the Struthers’ Room on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.00pm
HOLIDAY CLUB: Holiday Club – Polar Explorers – huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in the preparations for our Holiday Club. The Hall will be completed in time for us to set sail on Monday at 10am! We still need to borrow winter sports kit – skis; sledges etc if you have any of these please speak to Stuart or Irene.
FOOD BANK: The demand for the Food Bank does not diminish – the following are urgently required this month: UHT Milk, 750ml Diluting Juice, Tinned Custard, Tinned Pudding Rice, Tinned Vegetables, Stew, Mince and Curry.
OASIS CAFÉ: There will be no meetings on Thursdays 11th and 18th. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Thursday 25th April.
CHURCH HALLS – please note – the Halls will be closed during Holy Week.
15th – 19th April. Also – the Halls and all the rooms will not be available during the week 8th – 12th April as they will be set up for Holiday Club.
MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Muriel Morton (Stn 6)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Drummond)
THE ROYAL INFIRMARY, GLASGOW: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton (Ward 47)
Our condolences are extended to the family of Mrs. Sarah McKnight of Savoy Court who died last week. The funeral will be held at Masonhill on Monday 8th at 2pm at Masonhill.
Our deepest sympathy and affection are extended to the family of Mr. John Cramp who passed away this week. The funeral service will be at Masonhill on Monday 15th April at 11.15am.
HOLY WEEK Monday 14th April – Friday 19th April 2019
All Services will be led by Revd. Neil McNaught B.D., M.A.
There will be guest Preachers each evening.
All Services to be held in Alloway Parish Church except Thursday.
The Maundy Thursday – Communion Service will be held at Ayr: St. Columba
EASTER SUNDAY – 21st April 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE VERY REVD. DR. DAVID W. LACY BA, BD, DLitt
and THE REVD. EDDIE SIMPSON BSc, BD and DAVID WALLACE BSc
7.30 am: Service on the Low Green – Interim Moderator
8.00 am: Breakfast in the Church Hall
9.30 am: Family Service
11.15 am: Morning Worship
12.30 pm: Celebration of Holy Communion
You are invited to bring a bunch of spring flowers to adorn the empty Cross. After the 11.15 service, these will be delivered to many of our members and friends who have been bereaved since last Easter, conveying to them our warmest thoughts and our faith in the Risen Christ.