Weekly News Letter - 24th February 2019

St James



Sunday 24 February 2019
The Second Sunday Before Lent

"Where is your Faith?" Luke 8.25

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

9.30 am Parish Communion
Presiding: Jeff King
Preaching: Stroma McDermott
Assisting: Lorna Johnson
Hymns: 147, Holy, Holy is the Lord, 292, 180
Anthem: Thou Art the Way - Steel
Voluntary: Litanies - Alain

11.00 am Worship @ 11.00 
Leading: Val Lumsden
Preaching: Stroma McDermott

6.30 pm Refresh
Leading: Val Lumsden

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
Let us observe ‘Fair Trade Fortnight’ and pray for those who work with the natural environment, be it on land or sea. As we become more aware of the effects of extreme natural disasters and  the harm caused by some of our human activities, give thanks for all who, throughout the world, recognise the importance of being good stewards of God’s Creation.
People in the Sandringham Road Area of Wetherby: Sandringham Road, Barleyfields Lane, Northgates, Grosvenor Terrace, York Place, Northgate House. 
This week Wetherby churches are asked to pray for the pupils and staff of the schools serving our community.
Finding a Voice – A Course for Lent. There will be a number of homegroups meeting in different venues throughout Lent. This year we are using a course called ‘Finding a Voice’, which is based on the film ‘The King’s Speech’. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, 6 March, so groups will begin the week after. There will be a list at the back of Church for you to sign. Do consider joining a group, they are such a good way to learn, amongst friends old and new! Thank you. David Bewell
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
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
Esther Women’s Trip to Ripon Cathedral on Friday 15 March at 7.00pm to see ‘Son et Lumiere’. With spectacular projections and music from the Cathedral Consort and others, commemorating 50 years since the moon landing. Tickets are £10 from Eventbrite and through our Facebook page. For more information, please contact Stroma.
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
Church Family Weekend – 22 to 24 March at Scargill House, Kettlewell
Ninety-three people have booked on the ‘Weekend’. There are a couple of places left. Don’t miss out! Booking forms are available in Church or from the Parish Office. Thank you. Brendan 
The Late Fred Bingham -The family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support at this sad time. Thank you. Ann Bingham
Lent Lunches – As in previous year, we will be holding a simple Lent Lunch in the Centre following the Thursday Lent Meditations in Church. If you can help with these by either making some soup, or helping in the kitchen, this  would be much appreciated. There is a list at the back of Church for you to indicate what you are able to help with. If you require any further information, please speak to Shirley Fawcett, tel 01937 584816.
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673.
Please note the Parish Office will be closed on Friday 1 March, Monday 4 March and Friday 8 March.


Diary for the Week

Monday 25 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12 noon Love Lunch - Centre
7.00pm Alpha Course - Centre

Tuesday 26 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner

Wednesday 27 February
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
7.30pm Gospel Choir - St James

Thursday 28 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
7.30pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 1 March
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
1.30pm World Day of Prayer - The Methodist Church
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 2 March

Sunday 3 March
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11.00
2.00pm Holy Baptism
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.