8 March 2015

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!
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 5: Mr. John Morrison, Mr. Jimmy Symington, Mr. Robert Seath, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Revd. & Mrs. David Ness, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mrs. Morag Bryden and Dr. Kirsty Muirhead.

9.30 am Family Service              Duty Team: 6                  Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00am Sunday School & Bible Class
11.15 am Morning Worship                                                  Sound: Mr. David Campbell

20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £126.90. This year monies will go to The Beatson Cancer Charity. This Charity has been established fairly recently and provides support services for patients and families involved with the Beatson.
THE ANNUAL BUSINESS meeting for the Congregation will be held in the Church on Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room. Copies of the ACCOUNTS & BUDGET are available as you leave the Church today.
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 £2.00.
FOOD BANK: Most needed this week are long life milk, diluting juice, fruit juice, sugar, rice, tins or packets of custard, packets of instant potato mash, coffee and jam.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY will be on 11th March 2015 at 2.00pm in the Carrick Room. All most welcome.
HALL LETS MEETING: notice is given of the Hall Let meeting for 2015/16 – this will be held on Wednesday 11th March at 7.00pm in the Struthers’ Room. Lets will be allocated on a first come first served basis … please make sure your Group is represented.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the April edition should be with the editor by Sunday 22nd March 2015. Articles should be emailed to the editor: editor.columbanews@gmail.com
MONDAY CLUB: -the penultimate meeting of the current session is tomorrow evening, 9th March, when Mr R Ferguson will talk to us about Dalgarven Mill in Kilwinning which is described as a “Museum of Country Life and Costume”. All members and friends are warmly invited to attend. Committee members are reminded of the meeting on Wednesday 11th March in preparation for the AGM on 23rd March.
MENS ASSOCIATION. Tomorrow evening the 9th sees our last speaker of the session. We finish on a high when Matthew will enlighten us on the mysteries behind the Facade that is our wonderful Church Organ which enables him to delight us with beautiful music every Sunday. Anyone interested will be warmly welcomed.
WELLINGTON SCHOOL SHOW – CRAZY FOR YOU: Wed 25 to Fri 27 March at 7.30pm. This is a brilliant show and will blow away the winter blues! Tickets from the Gaiety Box Office
AYR FORT PLAYERS: some of our members are appearing in the upcoming production – “No sex please, we’re British” in the Gaiety Theatre from Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st March. Tickets are available at the Gaiety Box Office.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs. Helen Craig (Stn. 14)
BIGGART HOSPITAL: Mr. Gavin Orr (Macmillan)

Our warmest condolences are sent to Ian Alexander of Reading on the passing of his mother, Winnie, latterly of Windyhall Care Home. The funeral service is on Wednesday 11th March at 11.15am at Masonhill.
Our sincerest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ian McGrady of Craigholm Road, Ayr, on the sudden death of their son, Stuart, aged 29. The funeral service is on Tuesday 10th March at 2.00pm at Masonhill.