Weekly News Letter 10th March 2019

St James



A very warm welcome to everyone

Sunday 10 March 2019
The First Sunday of Lent

"One does not live by bread alone" Luke 4.4

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

9.30 am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: David York
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 56, Meekness and Majesty, 115, 123
Anthem: Wash Me Throughly - Wesley
Voluntary: Prelude in B Minor - J S Bach

11.00 am Worship @ 11.00 
Leading: Val Lumsden
Preaching: David York

6.30 pm Refresh
Leading: Stroma McDermott

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

Suggestions for Prayer
Pray that we are able to make the most of this season of Lent: in our own private prayers and Bible readings, the Sunday services, Lent Groups, Lent Meditations and Lunches and any other opportunities for drawing us closer to Jesus. Also for God’s blessing and guidance on all who will be involved in the leading of the different groups. Pray too for those who, for whatever reason, will not be able to join us.
For people in the Linton Road area of Wetherby: Linton Road, Wharfe View, Wharfe Grove, Wharfe Grange, Oak Ridge, Shaw Barn Lane, Linton Meadows.
This week churches in Wetherby are asked to pray for: All Saints’ Spofforth & All Saints’ Kirk Deighton.
Do you have a child or young person that attends our children’s and young people’s groups? Please ensure you have recently completed a consent form for your child/young person and handed it to Sarah. If you are unsure, please contact me sarahsharp.stjames@gmail.com or 07500 262306 (Sun-Thurs). Thank you. Sarah Sharp, Youth & Community Outreach Worker.
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
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.
Quiz – The quiz for March is entitled ‘literature’.  The quiz costs £1.00 and all proceeds go to support the mission of the Church.  Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763.
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) – Churches Together are organising a collection of tools on Saturday 16 March from 10.00am to 4.00pm in the Church Room. 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
Oberammergau – There will be a meeting in the Church on Saturday 16March at 11.00am for all those who are interested in our visit to Oberammergau. If you are unable to attend, but require information, please let me know. Thank you. Derek Taylor 01937 918534
Sheep Stakes – Saturday 16 March at 7pm – Josh, Alex and Lucy would like to invite you to a Sheep Race evening on 16 March in the Church Centre. Tickets are £8, to include a curry and dessert supper. Tickets are available from Josh Taylor or please contact Steve or Maria on 07530 534051 and help raise funds for the Scouts Jamboree Fund. Adults & teenagers only. Thank you. Steve Taylor
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.
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
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673


Diary for the Week

Monday 11 March
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12 noon Love Lunch - Centre
7.00pm Alpha Course - Centre
7.30pm Called to Prayer - St James

Tuesday 12 March
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Church Experience Day - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner - Holy Communion

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

Thursday 14 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 Worship Group - St James

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

Saturday 16 March
10.00am TWAM - Collection of Tools - Church Centre

Sunday 17 March
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.