Weekly News Letter


St James



Sunday 22 July 2018

      The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

                  “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock” Jeremiah 23.3


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching                 Stroma McDermott


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching:                David York

Assisting:                  Marilyn Smith

Hymns:                      336, 126, 170, Christ, Triumphant Ever Reigning

                                       Anthem: Panis Angelicus - Franck

                                                   Voluntary: Choral III - Franck


          11.00 am                      Worship @ 11.00 

           Leading:                     Stroma McDermott

           Preaching:                  David York


          6.30 pm                        Refresh

           Leading                      Lorna Johnson



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. A hearing loop is installed in this church and large print service books and gluten free wafers are available.


Diary for the Week



  23 July

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  12 noon

Love Lunch - Centre

  2.30 pm

Funeral – Mrs Val Taylor – St James


  24 July

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Service of the Word


  25 July

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

Gospel Choir Practice – St James


  26 July

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  11.40 am

Funeral – Mrs Mildred Naden – Stonefall Crematorium

27 July




  28 July




 29 July

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00

  6.30 pm

Evening Prayer (BCP



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 Prayers 

Pray for children and young people on holiday: those at youth camps and those remaining and all on family holidays. For those waiting expectantly for exam results and those who are not so confident. For the teaching, catering and administrative staffs that they may return renewed and refreshed. For all involved in the tourist industry and that extra care and courtesy may be shown on the roads. We should remember too those who, for whatever reason, are unable to enjoy a holiday.

Pray for People in the Nidd Approach area of Wetherby: Nidd Approach, Rye Garth, Ouse Drive, Swale Drive, Don Avenue, Derwent Drive, Calder Close, Ure Grove.

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: Christians worldwide being persecuted.


Morning Prayerat St James’ Church– There will be no Morning Prayer during the summer holidays. The Morning Prayer will finish on Thursday 26 July and recommence on Monday 3 September. Stroma


Today is the Annual Linton Croquet Partyon Sunday 22 July 1pm-5pm. You are invited to join us and members of the Wetherby Arts Festival for an afternoon of croquet to be held in a field off Trip Lane, Linton. There is no entrance fee, but donations welcome to support the Festival. Thank you. Robert Haskins and Peter Mirczuk


Love Lunch – join us in the Coffee Lounge to share food and enjoy fellowship onMonday 23 July, anytime between 12 noon and 2pm (last orders 1.30pm), where you will receive a warm welcome.  Please note there will be no Love Lunch in August. Love Lunchwill recommence on Monday 10 September. Thank you. Lorraine Moseley 07762 888073


Youth Summer Drop-in on Wednesday 25 July 10.00am to 12 noonin the Church Centre/Tetley Land. This is open to all those who will be in Year 7, or above, in September. Come and join us for a hot breakfast sandwich, fun and games! Join in for all or just part of the session – it’s up to you! Thank you. Sarah Sharpe 07500 262306


August Coffee Mornings at 9.30am in the Church Centre– Thursday 2 August in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30 August in aid of Tearfund Nepal.


Step-up – Step-up is a year-long process of learning about the Christian faith and practical discipleship. Step-up gives people an opportunity to learn, explore and ask questions about the Christian faith and the space to discern God’s call and purpose for their lives. Here in Wetherby, the course begins on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm. Leaflets with further details are available at the back of Church, or please contact Val Lumsden 01937 584760


Women’s Retreat Day on Saturday 29 September in the Church Centre. All are welcome to join us from 10.30am to 3.30pm for an exciting day of refreshment and new vision and hope. Put the date in your diary! Thank you. Stroma


Good news– Many of you will remember Douwe Dijkistra from Tearfund, who came to our 11am Service recently to talk about his work with Tearfund in Nepal. We prayed with him for his next steps and I am delighted to say he has been appointed the new Lead for Tearfund for East and Central Africa. He leaves on 10 August, so please continue to pray for him and his family. Thank you. Stroma


Quiz – The quiz for July is entitled ‘Colours’. The quiz costs £1.00 and all proceeds go to support the mission of the Church.  Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763.


The St James’ Email Prayer Chain– for email prayer chain requests, please email rosierooke@btinternet.comor telephone 01937 580673


Please note the Church on the Corner Annual Coffee Morningwill be held on Saturday 11 August,from 9.30am to 12 noon, not Saturday 1 August, as advertised in the July/August Magazine. Many thanks. Mary Gray



Tel: 01937 583074 email: stjames@dsl.pipex.com





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