Family News / Order of Service

The Auld Kirk of Ayr

(St. John the Baptist)

Sunday 26th of March 2023

Revd David R Gemmell MA BD


Alan G Templeton LTCL


Prayers before the Service Lord, receive the worship we bring, the faith we declare and the discipleship we offer, for, poor though they may be, we offer them with body, mind and soul humbly to you. Amen.


Sunday 26th March 2023

Welcome & Intimations

Prayer for Ukraine

MP 457       Make way, make way, for Christ the King

Prayer and Lord's Prayer

Reading       Matthew 21: 12 - 22

MP 456       Make me a channel of Your peace

Reading       John 2: 12 - 22

Hymn           Fairest Lord Jesus

Sermon – Jesus in the Temple

Offering – Doxology MP 674 v 5 There is a green hill

Intercessory Prayer – Mrs Margaret Carson

MP 295       I serve a risen Saviour


Reader this morning is: Mrs Sandra Mullen

If you are a Visitor we are delighted to have you with us and hope you enjoy our fellowship. As you leave, please sign the Visitor's Book in the main vestibule.

If you know of any member of the Congregation ill at home or in hospital, please inform the Minister or an Elder.

Flowers in Church today were donated by

Miss A Hood

(2nd Apr: Mrs E Corbett)

Flower Distributor 2nd Apr: Mrs Watson

(Distributor 9th Apr: Mrs Murray)

Men's Guild: meet again on Monday 27th March from 7 – 9.30pm for a Games Night.

Lent Bible Study: Tuesday 28th March, 10am will continue in the Church Hall for the next 2 weeks.

Auld Kirk Lunches: Tuesday 28th March at 12 noon.

We are extending an invitation to the Cosy Space Initiative for any member of the public to join our lunches on Tuesday afternoons.

Management Group and Session Meetings

Wednesday 29th March at 7.15pm in the Church Hall

Papers are ready for uplifting.

Easter Breakfast: Please fill in names on the sheet in the Main Vestibule if you would like to attend before the service on Sunday 9th April.

Your "Church Opening Group" needs you

Sign up Sheet in the Vestibule

The Salvation Army Community Church Ayr

10th Anniversary Celebrations

Sunday 23rd April 10.45am and 2.30pm

Warmly invited to join celebrating 10 years of Salvation Army Community Church in John Street, with Worship, Praise and Thanksgiving

Free entry – meal between services – if you wish to attend the meal please RSVP

World Vision Prayer for Ukraine

Heavenly Father, hear our prayers for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

Lord we ask for peace for those who need peace, reconciliation for those who need reconciliation and comfort for all who don't know what tomorrow will bring. Lord may your Kingdom come, and Your will be done.

Lord God, we ask for you to be with all – especially children who are suffering as the crisis in Ukraine deteriorates. Lord for those who are anxious and fearful. For those who are bereaved, injured or who have lost their lives. And for those who have lost loved ones. Lord hear our prayers.

Dial a Sermon Service is available free on 01292 851072.

The video is available on the Church Website; or through YouTube – just type in Ayr Auld Kirk and you will find it.