Ayr: St Columba Church

1 March 2020

SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2020
SERVICES CONDUCTED by THE MINISTER REVD. DR. SCOTT MCKENNA
9.30 am Family Worship Duty Team: 12 Sound: Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St Columba Kids
11.15 am Morning Worship Sound: Keith Fullerton

THE MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers that adorn the Sanctuary today, have been given to the Glory of God by Phyllis Thornton and Lesley Hunter
SOUND TODAY: 9.30am Alastair Swan and 11.15am Brian McKinlay
20’s IN THE PEWS: The total collected in February was £62.59. Recipient will be announced soon.
THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING will be held on Tuesday 3rd March at 7.00pm in the Church.
9.30am FAMILY SERVICE: Following several months of consultation, the Kirk Session unanimously supports changes to the format of the early service. In an attempt to evolve the early service into one which is more suited to younger members of the congregation, the format will change in the weeks following Easter for a trial period until the end of June. Like the Kirk Session, the Sunday school staff are also very supportive of proposed changes. The broad idea is that the first 20 minutes of the service will be more explicitly for children and younger members. After 20 minutes, the children will continue their worship and education at St Columba Kids. The remainder of the early service will be suited to adults and the many members who value and regularly attend the early service, with the service ending by 10.10am. There will be an opportunity for the parents of young children to enjoy a coffee together while they wait for the Sunday School to end at 10.30am. May I encourage members to support these changes as we find our way forward. Many thanks. Scott
THE MARCH PRAYER CALENDAR is available at both doors this morning.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the February edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
GUILD: Tomorrow, at 2 p.m. is our Annual Daffodil Tea in the Midton Road Hall and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone for what will be an afternoon of friendship and fellowship with Loudoun Friends. Everyone will be made most welcome.
OASIS CAFÉ: Drop into the Struthers Room 10.30am – 12 for a cup of tea/coffee. The Team will be here every Thursday morning, with a warm welcome, cosy chat and friendly faces.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Castlehill Church on Friday 6th March at 2pm. All welcome.
EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB: Mon. 13 – Frid 17 April – volunteers needed, to help with a wide variety of tasks incl. admin; kitchen; crafts; games story telling etc. Please sign up in the Carrick Park Vestibule or speak to Stuart or Irene.
FOOD BANK: Please remember that the need for donations of basic foods, UHT milk and juice is always present, a few extra items in your weekly shop make so much difference. Thank you.
KEEP FIT – No meeting on Wednesday 4th March.
SUNDAY SOUP LUNCH – last Sunday’s Soup Lunch raised £470, this money was donated to Whiteleys Retreat. The next Lunch will be held on Sunday 29th March, when the donation will be made to CHAS. All very welcome.

Our thoughts, sympathies and prayers are extended to the family of Mrs. Janet Wilson. Janet’s service will be held at Masonhill on Monday 2nd March at 12 noon.
Our sincere condolences and prayers are extended to the family of Mrs. Jeanette Young. Jeanette’s service will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 5th March at 12 noon.
Our condolences are extended to Jane and the family of Mr William (Willie) Chalmers. Willie’s service will be held at Masonhill on Friday 13th March at 12 noon.