9 April 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 Roan and Maisie who will be baptised at the Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 12: Mr. Gavin Gemmell, Mr. George McMillan, Mr. Robin Doncaster, Mr. Drummond Cameron, Mrs. Elaine Kerr, Mr. Jim Richardson, Mr. Peter Muir, Mr. Walter Muir, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Miss Hope Cousins, Mr. James Kane and Mr. George Rae
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Miss Muriel Wilson, Mr. Alec Mooney and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilson.
9.30a.m. Family Worship                    Duty Team: 1               Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am NO CLASS – St. Columba Kids & Bible Class
11.15a.m. Morning Worship Sacrament of Baptism              Sound: Mr. George McMillan
THE CHURCH OFFICE: will be closed on Easter Monday 17th April.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in March is £145.15. 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 April edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
FOODBANK: Thank you for your continued support of our Foodbank, every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, diluting juice, tinned meals, tuna, pasta, rice, jam, coffee, instant mash potato, custard and biscuits
“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.
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.
AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. Gordon McPherson (Stn 12), Mr. David Burton (Stn 10) and Major Sandy Goodwin (Stn16)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. Isobel Graydon (Macmillan)
HOLY WEEK Monday 10th April – Friday 14th April 2017
All Services will be led by Revd. Fraser R. Aitken GCSJ, M.A., B.D. and Revd. Neil McNaught B.D., M.A. with guest Preachers each evening as follows:
Monday: Revd. Paul Russell MA, BD Hospital Chaplain
Tuesday: Mr. Graeme Parkhill Assistant Minister, Ayr St. Columba
Wednesday: Revd. Tom McLeod Local Ordained Minister Prestwick South with Symington
Thursday: Revd. Neil McNaught MA, BD. Minister at Alloway Parish Church
Friday: Revd. Fraser R. Aitken GCSJ, MA. BD. Minister at Ayr: St. Columba
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 – 16th April 2015
7.30 am: Service on the Low Green
8.00 am: Breakfast in the Church Hall – please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park Vestibule
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.

Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Mrs. Nan Lorimer, Creggan Bahn, who passed away this week. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday 11th April at 2.00pm at Masonhill.
The funeral service for Mr Sandy Stephen of Finlas Avenue, who died in Carrick House Care Home last week, will be held on Wednesday first, 12th April, at 9.45am. Our warmest thoughts and affection are extended to his wife, Madge, his sons, Alan and Colin, and the family.
The Memorial Service for Miss Ena Bryan will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Good Friday, 14th April, at 11.00a.m. Our thoughts and prayers are with her sister-in law, Ruby and all the family. Ena has donated her body to Glasgow University.