Ayr: St Columba Church

19 April 2020

LOW SUNDAY – 19th APRIL 2020

DAILY PRAYING   May I recommend the website pray-as-you-go.org which offers a daily 10 minute reflection with music, Scripture and help with sensitive praying.    It will help you reflect on the day.  You can listen first thing in the morning, during the day or towards last thing at night.  Often, I find them very peaceful, though they differ each day.     Scott 

SUNDAY WORSHIP – in the absence of worship in our own Sanctuary may I direct you to BBC Radio 4 at 08.10am Low Sunday 19th APRIL –  Meeting in the Lockdown – A virtual service from Holy Trinity Platt, Manchester, reflecting on the experience of the disciples after Jesus’ resurrection when Jesus came to them in the upper room.

WORSHIP FOR SUNDAYBBC1 TV – 10.15am – Second Sunday after Easter – The Reverend Canon Leigh Richardson leads the service for the Second Sunday after Easter from St David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire. With hymns sung by the Songs of Praise congregation recorded in July 2019, the programme was filmed before the closure of all church buildings was announced.

REFLECTIONS AT THE QUAY (from Glasgow) – BBC SCOTLAND 10.45

HUGE THANK YOU – and Congratulationsto our Sunday School Co-ordinator, Stuart for hosting an online Holiday Club this past week. Pop in to the Church FB page and see what the children got up to!

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 for week three 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: is available on the website.  Thank you Norman.

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.

www.cac.org/sign-up/

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:

www.pray-as-you-go.org

DEATHS   We record with deep sadness the passing of Joan Dunlop on Saturday 11th April. Joan was a dedicated and gracious Elder and she will be sorely missed. We extend our sincere sympathies and our prayers to Dick and all the family. Joan’s funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 23rd April at 10.30am.

We remember in our prayers Irene Wybar who passed away in Berelands Care Home last week. Irene was a hard working member of the Congregational Board and a very caring Elder. Her service will be held on Monday 27 April at 1430.

You may wish to light a candle at the time of the funeral service in memory of these ladies and others whom you knew and loved.