SERVICES OF HOLY COMMUNION
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 7: Mrs. Irene Bartholomew, Mr. Norman Reid, Mrs. Nancy Mortimer, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Mrs. Heather Fullerton, Mrs. Christina Kennedy, Mr. Terry Swinn, Mrs. Janet McKnight, Mr. Derek McNish, Mr. Keith Fullerton, Mrs. Anne Mills, and Mr. Peter G. Macdonald
Team 8: Mrs. Dorothy Bone, Mrs. Linda Sharp, Mrs. Shona Frew, Mr. Jim Brown, Mrs. Jessie Davidson, Mrs. Sheena Stewart, Mr. Peter T. MacDonald, Mrs. Fiona Boyd, Mrs. Maureen Fullerton, Mr. Stuart Reid, Mrs. Laraine Christian and Mr. John Ballantyne
Team 9: Mr. Ron Currie, Mr. David Campbell, Mrs. Christine McLaughlin, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner,
Mrs. Joan Dunlop, Miss Isobel Sutherland, Mr. David Inglis, Mrs. Margaret Doncaster and Mr. Jim Hunter
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr and Mrs. Graeme McKinstry, Mrs. Elizabeth Macleod and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCutcheon
SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2019 HOLY COMMUNION
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE REVD. ALASTAIR SYMINGTON MA, BD
9.30 am – Team: 7 11.15 am – Team: 8 6.30 pm – Team: 9
Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum Sound: Mr. Brian McKinlay Sound: Mr. Jim W. Brown
9.30 am St. Columba Kids
RETIRING OFFERING at all Services will be used for Pulpit supply and in support of our friends in the Congregation at Lochside Church.
UNFERMENTED wine is available in the centre rows of each tray.
SUNDAY 5 MAY 2019
SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE REVD EDDIE SIMPSON AND THE REVD. JOHN MATTHEWS
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 10 Sound: Mr. John Ferguson
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. Stuart McKinlay
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.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the May edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
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 – THANK YOU to the winter team who hand over their teapots to the SUMMER TEAM this week – Thursday 2nd May – 10.30 – 12 noon. Please take time out from your daily chores to enjoy homebaking and a blether. Bring a friend and relax
DEMENTIA AWARENESS – making your Church Dementia Friendly. Training/meeting on Sunday 12th May 2-5pm in St Leonard’s Church. Please let Office know if you are interested.
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.
LUNCH CAFÉ/LADIES FELLOWSHIP: THE ANNUAL OUTING will visit the V&A at Dundee, Friday 3rd May. Leaving Ayr St Columba at 9.30am. High Tea will be served at the King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn.
DREGHORN MUSIC SOCIETY – Spring Concert in the Grand Hall Kilmarnock on Wednesday 8th May at 7.30pm – a bus will leave Church at 6.30pm. Ticket and Bus – cost £16, this should be paid as soon as possible, thank you. Please add your name to the list in the Carrick Park vestibule if you wish to attend.
MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Muriel Morton (Stn 12)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan)
QE HOSPITAL, GLASGOW – SPINAL UNIT: Mrs. Marlene Hamilton