Weekly News Letter - 31st March 2019

St James




A very warm welcome to everyone

Sunday 31 March 2019
Mothering Sunday

"Clothe yourselves with compassion" Colossians 3.12

8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Brendan Giblin

9.30 am Parish Communion
Presiding: Stroma McDermott
Preaching: Brendan Giblin
Assisting: Lorna Johnson
Hymns: 163, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, 196, 202
Anthem: Magnificat in D Major - Brewer
Voluntary: Toccata (Suite Gothique) - Boellman

11.00 am Family Service
Leading: Stroma McDermott
Preaching: Sarah Sharp

6.30 pm Evening Prayer
Leading: Brendan Giblin


Diary for the Week

Monday 1 April
9.15 am Morning Prayer - St James
7.30 pm Called to Prayer - Centre

Tuesday 2 April
9.15 am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00 pm Church on the Corner - Service of the Word
7.30 pm Novel Conversations Book Club - Curate's Office

Wednesday 3 April
9.15 am WCT Prayer Group - Methodist Church
9.45 am Holy Communion - St James
2.00 pm Mothers' Union - Centre

Thursday 4 April
9.15 am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30 am Coffee Morning - Centre
12 noon Lent Meditation - St James
12.20 pm Lent Lunch - Centre
7.30 pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 5 April
9.15 am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30 pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 6 April
12 noon Wedding - Thomas Shires and Rea Goodwin - St James

Sunday 7 April
8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30 am Parish Communion
11.00 am Worship @ 11.00
2.00 pm Holy Baptism
6.00 pm Youth Group
6.30 pm Evensong (BCP)

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
Pray for all who, at the different services, will worship on this Mothering Sunday and we recognise God’s gift of home and family life. The Church’s role of caring for all and the wonderful example of Mary’s role in nurturing her Son Jesus. For mothers and grandmothers as, in so many ways, they demonstrate their love and care for their families.  
People in the Walton Road area of Wetherby: Walton Road, First Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Hallfield Crescent, Burrell Close, Privas Way.
Churches in Wetherby are asked to pray for: all those attending Mothering Sunday services and that they will recognise the full meaning of this day.
Novel Conversations Book Club – Tuesday 2 April at 7.30pm in the Curate’s Office. We will be discussing ‘Gentlemen & Players’ by Joanne Harris. Thank you. All welcome. Dave and Sandra York 01937 579596
Wellspring Therapy & Training Job Vacancy – Wellspring, a Christian charity based in Harrogate, have 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.
Thank you to Mothers’ Union for providing the beautiful posies for Mothering Sunday today.
Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal
You will have seen in the news reports about the devastating power of Cyclone Idai that swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.  More than 700 people have lost their lives, but this number is expected to grow.  An estimated 2.6 million people have been affected many losing their homes and crops and infrastructure has been ripped apart.  In response to the Disaster Emergency Committee's (DEC) Cyclone Idai Appeal for aid, we are having retiring collections at all our services this week.  Please give generously. Thank you. Brendan, Jean and Bob.

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.
Wetherby Choral Society Concert – St John Passion, J S Bach - on Saturday 13 April at 7.30pm at St James’ Church. Tickets are £16.00 and can be purchased from Nicolla Florists, Ticket Manager 07860 454894, email tickets@wetherbychoral.org.uk or on the door.
Community Easter Celebration on Wednesday 17 April at 1.45pm. This is a short service for all ages and abilities. Please join us after the service for refreshments. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please speak to Val Lumsden 01937 584760.
Easter Day Service and Breakfast – Sunday 21 April at 6.00am – Once again we are having our Easter Vigil Service, followed by breakfast. If you would like to come and join us, you will be very welcome. Please sign the sheet at the back of Church, so we have an idea of how many people we are catering for.
It has been suggested this year we have bacon butties, as well as our usual non-cooked breakfast, however, we need a volunteer(s) to do so, as I will be leading the service in church. If you would like to help with this, please let me know. We also need people to read the lessons and to help set up the room in the Church Centre on Saturday 20 April at 4.00pm. If you can assist in any way, please indicate on the sheet when you sign your name. Thank you. Marilyn Smith

The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673.