Ayr: St Columba Church

14 April 2019

PALM SUNDAY

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share. We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 4: Mrs. Yvonne Russell, Mr. Harry Peters, Mr. Iain McFadzean, Mrs. Anne Drennan, Mr. John Ewing, Ms. Gillian Watson, Mr. Iain Storm, Mr. Iain McCrae, Mrs Lynsey Kerr, Mr. John Robertson, and Mr. John Crone
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Anne Mills, Mrs. Yvonne Russell and Mr. Bill Duncan

SUNDAY 21 APRIL 2019 EASTER SUNDAY
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE VERY REVD. DR. DAVID W. LACY BA, BD, DLitt
and THE REVD. EDDIE SIMPSON BSc, BD and DAVID WALLACE BSc
7.30am Early Morning Service Low Green – followed by breakfast in the Church Hall.
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 5 Sound: Mr. Alastair Swan
10.00 am Holiday – No St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay

EXTRAORDINARY KIRK SESSION MEETING: at 12.30 TODAY in the Sanctuary following the 11.15am Service. This will be a very short, but nonetheless important meeting.
20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in March is £81.24. The Kirk Session has agreed that this year’s recipient will be Alzheimers (Scotland). Thank you for your continued generosity.
ELDERS are urged to consult the Communion lists in the Carrick Park vestibule. It is essential that names are ticked to confirm availability.
“COLUMBA NEWS”: Elders should uplift their Church magazines and Communion invitations from their pigeonholes for immediate delivery.
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 £2.80
HALL LETS MEETING: this meeting will be held in the Struthers’ Room on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.00pm
HOLIDAY CLUB: Holiday Club – Polar Explorers – huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in our Holiday Club. We have had a very successful week.
FOOD BANK: The demand for the Food Bank continues to rise. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Foods needed this week: UHT milk, 750ml diluted juice, tinned custard, tinned rice, jam, small tea bags, tinned stew, tinned mince and tinned cold meat
OASIS CAFÉ: There will be no meetings on Thursdays 11th and 18th. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Thursday 25th April.
CHURCH HALLS – please note – the Halls will be closed during Holy Week.
15th – 19th April.

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Muriel Morton (Stn 12) and Mrs. Margaret Ritchie (Stn. 10)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan)
QE HOSPITAL, GLASGOW – SPINAL UNIT: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton
Our sympathies are extended to the family of Mr. Graeme Wyllie – the funeral service will be held on Thursday 11th April at 9.45am.
Our condolences are extended to the family of Mrs. Rita Caddis – the funeral will be held in the Co-op Parlour on Thursday 18th April.

HOLY WEEK Monday 14th April – Friday 19th April 2019
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 – 21st April 2019
7.30 am: Service on the Low Green
8.00 am: Breakfast in the Church Hall
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.