7 May 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. 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! A very special welcome to the family of Susan who will be baptised at the 11.15am Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 7: Mr. Terry Swinn, Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, 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. and Mrs George Templeton, Mrs. Sheena Boyd and Fred & Karen and the family of the late Mr. Chris and Mrs. Catherine Overdijking.
SUNDAY 14th MAY 2017
9.30a.m. Family Worship       Duty Team: 8  Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15am Morning Worship                              Sound: Mr. David Campbell
OUR MINISTER, Fraser, is preaching at Ochiltree and Stair Parish Churches today as Leader of the Local Church Review Team to those two congregations.
OUR ASSISTANT, Graeme, will be on holiday from this afternoon till Sunday 14th May inclusive.

20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in April is £145.74. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the May edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
“OASIS”: Our drop in café is open to everyone please bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30 – 12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! The morning papers are available.
“PRAYING ACROSS SCOTLAND”: the annual service with prayers for the General Assembly this year is to be held in Muirkirk Parish Church on Sunday 14th May at 3.00pm. Tea/coffee and fellowship following. All are welcome.
CHRISTIAN AID: Many refugees around the world are fleeing conflict and disaster, making dangerous journeys over land and sea in search of safety. Many die trying but many survive and find themselves in a strange country with no belongings or food. This year, and with our help, Christian Aid Week aims to help relieve this suffering and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home. We will be participating in our usual way by placing Christian Aid envelopes in the pew leaflets on Sunday 14th May. You are asked to return these envelopes 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.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Sunday 11th June – 9.30am and 11.15am: visit by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland–The Right Reverend Dr. Derek Browning–Presentation of Long Service Certificates. Congregational Lunch at 1.00pm with the Moderator at Dumfries House-£30 (two courses and a glass of wine). The List is open please sign your name in the Carrick Park vestibule – friends welcome.
SENIORS’ OUTING: details of the outing to Arran on Wednesday 31st May can be found in the Columba News. Returns should be handed to the Office.
ROYAL YACHT BRITANIA: Lunch Club Annual Outing departs from Carrick Park at 9.30am on Friday 12th May. There are a few seats still available for this superb trip. Tickets £24/£37 include a meal at The Fenwick Hotel. Enquiries to Jean Stewart 01292 263343. Everyone welcome – bring a friend!
AYR HOSPITAL: Major Sandy Goodwin (Stn16), Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16) and Mrs Ann Prime, (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)
The funeral service for Mr Lee West of St Leonard’s Court, Ayr, will take place on Tuesday 9th May at 1.15pm at Masonhill. We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to his mother, brothers and all the family.

The funeral service for Mrs Maud Murdoch of Glenfairn Care Home, and formerly of Dalblair Court and Hilary Crescent, will be held at Masonhill on Wednesday 10th May at 1.15p.m.. Maud was a faithful member of our congregation. We extend our warmest thoughts to her niece, Aileen, in Giffnock, and all the family.