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St James



  Sunday 25 March 2018

        Palm Sunday

                 “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in

                           the name of the Lord!” Mark 11.9


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Uell Kennedy

Preaching                 Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                Stroma McDermott

Preaching:               Marilyn Smith

Assisting:                 Val Lumsden

Hymns:                    60(omit*), 61, 63(omit*), Make Way, Make Way for Christ the King

                                                      Anthem:  Benedictus (Little Organ Mass) - Haydn

                                                      Voluntary:  War March of the Priests - Mendelssohn


           10.40 am                     Procession with the Donkey       


           11.00 am                      Service @ 11.00

           Leading:                      Stroma McDermott

           Preaching:                  Val Lumsden


           6.30 pm                        Refresh

           Leading                       Val Lumsden



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



  26 March

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  11.40 pm

Funeral – Mrs Betty Crook – Stonefall Crematorium


  27 March

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Palm Sunday


  28 March

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  1.45 pm

Community Easter Celebration – St James


  29 March

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  2.15 pm

St James’ School Service – St James

  7.30 pm

Holy Communion & Tenebrae Service – St James

  Good Friday
30 March

  10.00 am

Family & Friends Treasure Hunt – St James

  11.00 am

Walk of Witness -  Wetherby

  2.00 pm

The Last Hour – St James

  7.30 pm

The Way of the Cross – St James


  31 March




  1 April

 Easter Day

  6.00 am

Dawn Service with breakfast


  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Easter Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00 – Easter Communion

  6.30 pm

Evensong (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


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

Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week in the year for Christians, as we seek to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, observing Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and on to celebrate the joy of Easter Day. We pray for the various services being held in Church that, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we will be encouraged to draw nearer to Jesus and learn from His words and discover afresh His love for each one of us.

Pray for People in the Barleyfields area of Wetherby: Barleyfields Road, Barleyfields Court, Foxhill, Woodhill View

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: those people struggling with poverty and the work and ministry of CAP.


Confirmation at Ripon Cathedral this afternoon at 5.30pm – Please continue to pray for Joe, Gabi and Tamsin for this special occasion. There will be plenty of room for anyone who wishes to come along to support them. Stroma McDermott


Community Easter Celebration – A short service for all ages and abilities on Wednesday 28 March at 1.45pm at St James’ Church. Please join us after the service for refreshments. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please speak to Val Lumsden 01937 584760.


Good Friday Walk of Witness – Those wanting to process will meet at 10.40am at the One Stop Shop. If anyone is able to help co-ordinate and marshal the walk around the Town, please let Stroma know ASAP.


Easter Sunday Dawn Service with breakfast at 6.00am. On Easter morning we meet outside St James’ Church to greet the risen Christ, as we gather round the Easter Fire. We then process into church to renew our baptismal vows. Finally, we all go to the Church Centre to share breakfast. If you would like to join us, please sign the sheet at the back of church. All very welcome. Marilyn Smith


The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – For email prayer chain requests, please email or telephone 01937 580673


Pastoral Care – Looking after those who are ill or unable to leave home is very important to us. We do not want to miss anyone, so if you are ill, taken into hospital or know someone who is, please let us know, so that the clergy and Pastoral Care Team can make arrangements. Thank you. Stroma and Hilary Bailey.


The Alpha Course is back! – Starts on Monday 16 April at 7.00pm to 9.15pm in the Church Centre. For more information or to book a place, please contact Val Lumsden 07984 074710 or email


Electoral Roll 2018 – Susan Armstrong is bringing the Electoral Roll up to date, ready for the Annual Meeting on Thursday 19 April. If you are a regular at St James’ and have never filled in a form to be included on this list of members, these are at the back of Church. Forms need to be returned to Susan by 4 April. Many thanks. Audrey Spivey


APCM – This is an exciting time in the life of St James’ and we need people to help shape St James’, our ministries and our commitment to work in and with the Community around us. Could this be something for you? Nomination papers for the election of Church Wardens, Deputy Church Wardens and Representatives onto the PCC will be available before the Easter weekend and we would love to explain what these roles are about and provide support to anyone interested. If you would like to find out more, please speak to Bob Greene, Jean Heaton, Audrey Spivey or Stroma.


Our Religious Freedom – This is the name given to a request to sign a petition seeking a new law to ensure full religious freedom in this country. It is promoted by the Christian organisation Barnabas Fund that, for 25 years, has worked for the freedom of persecuted Christians world-wide. Article 18, of the Universal Bill of Human Rights, includes ‘the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion’. By supporting this petition, we are sending the message that freedom of religion in the UK should be protected. Petition sheets are at the back of Church. Thank you. Derek Taylor


The Children’s Society – Thank you to all who attended the recent afternoon tea and talk by the Butler, Mr Michael Davidson Paine. This was a very enjoyable event and we raised £750 for The Children’s Society. Thank you from the Wetherby Children’s Society Committee



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