Ayr: St Columba Church

21 April 2019

EASTER 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 5: Mr. Alec Mooney, Mrs. Jane Murnin, Mr. Jim Loch, Mr. John Morrison, Dr. Simon Farrell, Mr. Robert Seath, Mrs. Susan Mills, Mr. Gordon McKinlay, Mr. Adam McCracken, Mrs. Nan Mackie, Mr. Douglas Paton, Mr. John Forsyth
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mrs. Jo Bruce, Mrs. Ellen Faulds, The Orr Family and Mr. and Mrs Donald Morgan
Sunday 21 April 2019 EASTER DUNDAY
Interim Moderator: The Very Revd. Dr. David W. Lacy BA, BD, DLitt
Locum Minister: Revd. Eddie Simpson BSc, BD
Associate Minister: Revd. David T. Ness LTh
Organist: Mr. Matthew Hynes BA (Hons)

Sunday 28 April 2019 HOLY COMMUNION
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTER
9.30 am – Team: 7 11.15 am – Team: 8 6.30 pm – Team: 9
Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum Sound: Mr. George McMillan Sound: Mr. Jim W. Brown
Retiring offering at all Services will be used for Pulpit supply and in support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.
9.30 am St. Columba Kids

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON EASTER MONDAY
WEDNESDAY HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE will be held in the Centenary Aisle on Wednesday 24 April at 2pm, followed by tea in the Struthers’ Room.
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
WEDNESDAY BIBLE EXPLORATION GROUP will meet on 24 April at 7.30pm in Alloway to discuss ’12 Rules for Life’ by Jordan Peterson. For further information, contact 01292 443615.
HALL LETS MEETING: this meeting will be held in the Struthers’ Room on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.00pm
THE GUILD OUTING to Dunblane: members of the Guild who have booked to go on this outing should meet at 9.30am on Wednesday 1st May at the Carrick Park entrance. We should return around 5.30pm. If there are any queries telephone Dorothy Bone (441651) after 25 April
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.
SCOUT COFFEE MORNING: will be held in the Midton Road Hall on Saturday 11th May from 10am – 12 noon. Tickets will be on sale after the morning services.

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 and prayers are extended to Mrs. Catherine Murray and the family on the death of her son, Kenneth. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 25th April at 2.45pm

Condolences are extended to the family of John March, who died this past week. The funeral will be in the Church on Friday 26th April at 1.00pm followed by the committal at Masonhill at 2pm