SUNDAY WORSHIP – in the absence of worship in our own Sanctuary may I direct you to BBC Radio 4 at 08.10am Easter Sunday 12th APRIL – Christ is risen! In a spiritual gathering across the nation, Radio 4 broadcasts a specially compiled service to celebrate the joyful story of Easter resurrection with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Producer: Andrew Earis.

WORSHIP FOR PALM SUNDAYBBC1 TV – 11.00am – To celebrate EASTER SUNDAY, the Very Reverend Kathy Jones leads a service from Bangor Cathedral in north Wales. The preacher is the Right Reverend Andy John, the Bishop of Bangor. Easter hymns sung by the Songs of Praise congregation recorded in March 2018.

REFLECTIONS AT THE QUAY (from Glasgow) –BBC SCOTLAND 12 noonEASTER WORSHIP with Colin Sinclair, the Moderator of the General Assembly and Leo Cushley is the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh

EASTER SUNDAY: we are all missing our Minister, our Sanctuary and our Church Family – the place and people most needed in times such as these. Remember all – in your prayers today and know that next Easter we will be back together. All these things we miss – but most of all we miss breakfast!!!

20’s IN THE PEWS: Please continue to save your 20’s – we will provide a very large collecting jar when we all return to Church.
MARY’S MEALS: likewise your coppers for Mary’s Meals – there will always be a great need to help.

THE APRIL PRAYER CALENDAR is available on the website.

LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the will be retained until we return to normal!

OASIS CAFÉ: During our enforced closure – please remember your Thursday morning friends and maybe give each other a call!

FOOD BANK: Please remember that the need for donations of all basic foods is even more urgent during this crisis. If you go to the Church website or FB page you will find details of places where food can still dropped off.

COLUMBA NEWS: our Editor Norman has produced an in-house Columba News – it is available on the website.

REMEMBER – WEBSITE please remember to look at the other tabs/pages for Prayers and Reflections; information about available help and Sermons. If you click on the “f” for Facebook you can listen to Scott’s Reflections for Holy Week – even if you are not a regular Facebook user.

Books for the journey………

Thomas à Kempis The Imitation of Christ
Anthony De Mello Seek God Everywhere
Esther De Waal Seeking God
Mark Oakley My Sour-Sweet Days

Also, you can sign up for the daily meditations of Fr Richard Rohr, Centre for Action and Contemplation.


SERMONS ONLINE: The text of the sermon for this week is available on our website. www.ayrstcolumba.co.uk

Meditative daily worship with readings, music and prayers are available from: