Weekly News Letter - 19th May 2019

St James


A Very Warm Welcome

Sunday 19 May 2019
The Fifth Sunday of Easter

"I give you a new Commandment, that you love one another" Jon 13.34


8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Stroma McDermott
Preaching: Stroma McDermott

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Stroma McDermott
Assisting: Lorna Johnson
Hymns: 332, (vv 5, 6 & 9), 501, 265, 148 (omit *)
Anthem: A New Commandment - Nardone
Voluntary: Trumpet Tune - Stanley

11.00am Worship @ 11.00 - Holy Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Stroma McDermott

6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

Leading: Lorna Johnson
Preaching: Val Lumsden
Hymns: 402, 83, 79 (vv 1-3, 6,7) Psalm 98 (Chant: Bertalot
Anthem: Out of the Stillness - Shepherd
Voluntary: Toccata-Carillon 'Orientis Partibus' - Wllis

Diary for the Week

Monday 20 May
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12 noon Love Lunch - Centre

Tuesday 21 May
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner - Holy Communion

Wednesday 22 May
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
7.30pm Gospel Choir - St James

Thursday 23 May
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
1.30pm Time for Tots - Centre
7.30pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 24 May
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 25 May
Wetherby Lions Beer Festival

Sunday 26 May
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am  Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11.00
6.30pm  Wind Down Worship


Your Church Needs Funds – Funds urgently required for the ministry and outreach of St James’ and the upkeep and repair of our building. Please help us plan, by joining our planned standing order or envelope giving schemes.
St James’ can receive more, with no extra cost to you:

 Gift Aid 

If you are a UK tax payer every £1 you give could be worth £1.25 to St James’


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For more information on how you can help St James’ with planned giving, Gift Aid and/or smile.amazon, please speak to one of the clergy, Parish Office Administrators or Jill Rose tel. 01937 586640 or email jilly.rose@gmail.com

Suggestions for Prayer
For God’s continued blessing upon the community of Wetherby and Linton. For those in roles of leadership both locally and nationally, for Alec Shelbrook MP and the city and town councillors. That the response to Christian Aid appeal will be met with generosity.
People in Parsons Green area of Wetherby: Parsons Green, Durrant Close, Highcliffe, Highcliffe Court, Bridgefoot, Wetherby Silver Band and the Bandstand, Weir Preservation Trust, the Wilderness Carp Park and Wetherby in Bloom.
Wetherby Churches are asked to pray for: The homeless and those who offer support.

Hymns and Pimms – Sunday 2 June at 6.30pm at St James’ – We will begin the evening by singing some of your favourite hymns led by Michael and the choir with contributions from the Gospel Choir, followed by Pimms and nibbles, hopefully outside! We need suggestions from you for your favourite hymns and why you like them, there are request forms at the back of church. Thank you for your help and come along and sing! Marilyn and Michael
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673
Thy Kingdom Come – Thank you to everyone knitting and crocheting butterflies and doves. These will be going out into Wetherby Town centre on Thursday 30 May, so please keep going! We will need another great team of volunteers to go to the marketplace and hand out our yarn offerings and to bless people. It was so much fun last year, be a part of it this year. We will go from the Church Centre at 10.30am-11.30am, working in pairs. Training will be given and you really will be helping God’s kingdom to come! Stroma
Parish Magazine Cover Competition – Calling all budding artists, photographers and designers. Why not have a go at creating a cover for our Parish Magazine. Entries will be displayed in Church during the Fete, closing date 14 June. Please see leaflets at the back of Church for more details or contact Sue Taylor tel 522553 or Jean Heaton tel 07866 366314.

Fete Day is almost here! – Are you able to help with setting up, refreshments, manning a stall or the raffle? If you can help, please add your name to the list at the back of Church. Thank you. Jean Heaton & Sue Taylor
St James’ Church & Community Fete on Saturday 15 June from 10.30am to 2pm. If you are a member of a group and wish to have a stall, it can be run for your own funds, for charity or to help St James’ Church funds. Stalls not run for church funds will be charged at £15 per trestle table. If you wish to have a stall, please contact either: Jean Heaton jean.heaton@virgin.net 07866 366314 or Sue Taylor suetaylor509@gmail.com 522553, the Parish Office or fill in a form, which can be found at the back of church. Thank you for your support. Jean Heaton and Sue Taylor
Bottle Bola – Please can you donate one or more full bottles for our Bottle Bola. Bottles can be left in the box in the church porch, in the Parish Office or handed to any adult member of the choir. Thank you. The Friends of Wetherby Parish Church Music.
Church Tombola – The PCC is running its usual tombola and requires prizes. If you can donate any items, please leave in the box at the back of Church
Thy Kingdom Come: The 2019 Diocesan Event at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday 2 June at 3.30pm. The event will include a liturgical gathering and a relaxed opportunity to engage with prayer stations and pilgrimage trails in and around the Cathedral. After a short closing act of worship and refreshments will be served from 4.30pm. Please let the Parish Office know if you would like to attend. Thank you.

Sponsored Swim for St Gemma's Hospice - 1 April-5 June - Susie and Richard Hughes are undertaking a sponsored swim for St Gemma's Hospice. They are attempting to swim 22 miles over 8 weeks, the same as swimming from Dover to Calais. If you wish to sponsor them, there is a sponsor form at the back of Church. Thank you.