Weekly News Letter - 24th March 2019

St James




A very warm welcome to everyone

Sunday 24 March 2019
The Third Sunday of Lent

"Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters" Isaiah 55.1

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

10.00 am Parish Communion
Presiding: Jeff King
Preaching: Jeff King
Hymns: Before the Throne of God, Seek ye First the Kingdom of God, 262, I, The Lord of Sea and Sky
Anthem: Lord, For Thy Tender Mercies - Farrant & O Lord
Voluntary: Fantasia and Fugue - J S Bach

Diary for the Week

Monday 25 March
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12 noon Love Lunch - Centre
7.30pm Wetherby Lent Lecture - Wetherby Methodist Church

Tuesday 26 March
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
11.40am Funeral - Mrs Joyce Franks - Stonefall Crematorium
2.00pm Church on the Corner

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

Thursday 28 March
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
12 noon Lent Meditation - St James
12.20pm Lent Lunch - Centre
1.30pm Time for Tots - Centre
7.30pm Music Group - St James

Friday 29 March
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 30 March

Sunday 31 March
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Parish Communion
11.00am Family Service
6.30pm Evening Prayer

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:

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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
Pray for the aims and work of the Mothers’ Union in our own branch, the Diocese and throughout the world in promoting and assisting Home & Family life. Also for a greater Biblical understanding of Holy Matrimony. For all who have been married at St James’ and those who are preparing for their marriage.
People in North Barleyfields Road area: Barleyfields, Maple Drive, Poplar Avenue, Oakwood Road, Coxwold Hill, Coxwold View.
Churches in Wetherby are asked to pray for: For those suffering with Mental Health issues.
Lent Lecture – St James’ & Wetherby Methodist Church present Faith in Film, the second lecture by the Rev’d Stephen Brown, on 25 March at 7.30pm at Bank Street Methodist Church. All are very welcome. Brendan
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
Riding Lights Theatre Company present their acclaimed Passion Play ‘The Narrow Road’ - Co-hosted by St James’ Church and Wetherby Methodist Church on Friday 12 April at 7.30pm at St James Church.  Cost:  Adults £8.00 Under 18’s free.  Tickets are available from the Parish Office 583074, Val Lumsden 07984 074710 or 01937 584760 and Jean Heaton 07866 366314.
Wellspring Therapy & Training Job Vacancy – Wellspring is a Christian charity based in Starbeck, Harrogate, that offers affordable counselling and training to adults and young people. There is a vacancy for a Communications and Fundraising officer, 21 hours per week. For further details please speak to Emily tel 01423 881881 or email jobs@wellspringtherapy.co.uk for an application form.
Parking at St James’ – It is one of life’s laws that there is never enough parking to go around. The Church and Centre parking is for the use of those who are worshipping, using the Church Centre or the businesses who rent spaces. It is important that there is space for those who are legitimate users of these facilities, especially those with mobility issues. Regrettably, a few people abuse our parking to shop or work in town. This means that those using the Church or Centre have difficulty parking. Shortly we shall be introducing parking monitoring. An external firm will issue fines to those who are reported as abusing our parking. Legitimate users of the car park have nothing to fear. If anyone has any queries, please do have a word with me. Brendan
TWAM Collection – Many thanks to all those who supported the very successful collection of tools and haberdashery and especially those who were able to collect and help with the sorting-out and collection of the gifts. 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.

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.