Weekly News Letter - 10th February 2019


St James



Sunday 10 February 2019
The Fourth Sunday before Lent

Marriage Sunday

Let down your nets. Luke 5.4


8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Uell Kennedy
Preaching: Uell Kennedy

9.30 am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Stroma McDermott
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 192, 154, 131, 280
Anthem: When to the Temple Mary Went - Eccard
Voluntary: Variations sur 'Lucis Creator' - Alain

11.00 am Family Service
Leading: David York
Preaching: Stroma McDermott

6.30 pm Wind Down Worship
Leading: Lorna Johnson


Planned Giving – We are very grateful to all those who give so generously, both in time and finance, to help us carry out our mission here in Wetherby. If anyone, who is not currently doing so, would like to assist us plan our finances by giving via standing order or envelope, then please contact the Parish Office 01937 583074 or email stjames@dsl.pipex.com
You can now give by text to St James’. Text STJW11 £10 to 70070 to donate to St James’, Wetherby and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

Suggestions for Prayer
Today is observed as ‘Racial Justice Sunday’ when we are asked to recognise and pray for the many victims of modern slavery. It affects people from many different backgrounds and cultures, including our own. We should pray for those who have been forced to flee their countries because of persecution and unjust imprisonment.
People in Wetherby – especially those who have recently moved to Wetherby, Linton, and have not been prayed for before.
Churches in Wetherby Pray for: All Saints, Spofforth, and All Saints, Kirk Deighton.


Electoral Roll Renewal – To ensure that you are included in the new Electoral Roll, please complete the application form, now available in Church and the Parish Office. The deadline for submission of applications is 28 March 2019. Thank you. Susan Armstrong
The Children’s Society Coffee Morning in the Town Hall on Thursday 21February from 9.00am. Please do join us, there will be bacon butties, teas, coffee, cakes, books, crafts, bric-a-brac and tombola. Any donations of cakes, bric-a-brac or books are all very gratefully received and I can arrange to collect any donated items. Thank you. Jill Rose 01937 586640
A Day in our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – You are invited to a Middle Eastern meal and an illustrated talk on Saturday 23 February at 6.30pm in the Church Centre. Tickets cost £10.00 to cover the cost of the meal and donations to the Jeel Al Amal Orphanage in Bethlehem. Tickets from the Parish Office. Thank you. Derek Taylor
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673.
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) – Churches Together are organising another collection of tools on Saturday 16 March from 10.00am to 4.00pm in the Church Room for TWAM. The donated tools will be sorted into trade kits and sent to countries in the Developing World for ‘livelihood creation’. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Derek Taylor 01937 918534
Innersense Car Parking Spaces – Please could we remind people that the ‘Reserved Parking Spaces’ for Innersense are for their clients’ sole use from Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm. Also, please do not park in front of their premises at any time. Thank you.
Church Family Weekend – 22 to 24 March at Scargill House, Kettlewell
There are a handful of places remaining, so please do book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The costs, to include accommodation and food, are £110 for adults, children over 5 years £25.00, children under 5 are free. We try to make the weekend financially accessible for all. None of the rates we charge represents the full cost of the weekend. On average each place is subsidised by £58.62. If, and I must stress only if you are able, and would like to, donations can be made, and Gift Aided, to the Access Fund, which makes the weekend possible. Booking forms are available in Church or from the Parish Office. Thank you. Brendan
Quiz – No one won the November quiz and Dorothy Gosling won in December.  Well done Dorothy! The quiz for February is entitled ‘Flags of the World’ and only costs £1.00 and all proceeds go to support the mission of the Church.  Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763.
Weekly News – We are now sending out the Weekly News by email. If you are not receiving these emails, please check your spam box, or let us have your email address. Thank you. Brendan
Hosts/Leaders for 2019 Lent Home Groups – We are starting to plan the Lent Home Groups for 2019. If you can help either by hosting or leading a group, then please speak to either Marilyn Smith or David Bewell or add your name to the list at the back of Church. Thank you. David Bewell


Diary for the Week

Monday 11 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12 noon Love Lunch
7.00pm Alpha Course - Centre

Tuesday 12 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner

Wednesday 13 February
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
7.30pm Gospel Choir - St James

Thursday 14 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
1.30pm Time for Tots - Centre
7.30pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 15 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 16 February

Sunday 17 February - Third Sunday before Lent
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11.00 - Holy Communion
6.00pm Youth Group
6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

 A very warm welcome to everyone

If you are new to St James’ we would like to get to know you. Please fill in a contact card, which you will find in the back of the pews, and hand to one of the people leading the Service. Large print service books and gluten free wafers are available.


Tel: 01937 583074 email: stjames@dsl.pipex.com