Weekly News Letter


St James



  Sunday 23 September 2018

                          The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

           “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” Psalm 119.105


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

Preaching                 Brendan Giblin


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching:               Val Lumsden

Assisting:                  Marilyn Smith

           Hymns:                     423, Tell Me the Stories of Jesus, 93, 180

                                                Anthem: How Beautiful - Stainer

                                                Voluntary: Grand Choeur in D - Faulkes


          11.00 am                      Worship @ 11.00 

           Leading:                     Brendan Giblin

           Preaching:                 Val Lumsden


          6.30 pm                        Refresh

           Leading                      Stroma McDermott


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



  24 September

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James


  12 Noon

Love Lunch - Centre


  25 September

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James


  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Holy Communion


  26 September

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James


  27 September

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  1.30 pm

Time for Tots - Centre

  1.40 pm

Funeral - Mrs Margaret Pipe – Stonefall Crematorium

  7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James

28 September

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  29 September

  9.30 am

MacMillan Coffee Morning – Centre

  10.00 am

Women’s Retreat Day – Centre


  30 September

 The Eighteenth  Sunday after Trinity

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00

  6.00 pm

Youth Group – Centre

  6.30 pm

Wind Down Worship


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 Prayer

During this season of Party Conferences, let us pray that all political parties and opinions will be fairly represented in the Press and on TV enabling us to make up our own minds on the various issues. Pray too for the leaders that they may lead their parties with courage and wisdom.  

Pray for People in the Ainsty Road area of Wetherby:  Ainsty Road, Ainsty Crescent, Ainsty Drive, Ainsty Garth, Ainsty View, Beechwood Rise, Linden Way.

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for:  Wetherby salvation Army


Hymns – Have you ever thought about the hymns that we sing at the 9.30 service? Over the summer, I have! Between September 2017 to August 2018 we sang 215 hymns at the 9.30 services. Of those, we sang 117 of them just once, 29 twice, 12 three times and, our most popular hymn, Love Divine, four times. 28% of all of hymns did not come from the hymn book. Finally, we have sung 114 different hymns from the hymn book, which means that we only used 21% of the hymn book! Michael Payne


Children’s Society Market Stall in Wetherby on Thursday 27 September. We will be selling cakes, books and bric-a-brac. Please come along and support us and, of course, any donations for the stall would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jill Rose


Women’s Retreat Day on Saturday 29 September in the Church Centre. All are welcome to join us from 10.00am to 3.00pm for an exciting day of refreshment and new vision and hope. Thank you. Stroma


MacMillan Coffee Cancer Support Morning– This will be held from 9.00am to 12 noon on Saturday 29 Septemberin the Church Centre. A tombola and handmade cards will be available. All very welcome. Thank you. Mary Hare


Syria & Iraq Winter Clothing Appeal on Saturday 6 October from 10.00am to 4.00pm at St James’ Church Room. This will be the fourth year this appeal has been made and there has always been a generous response which has been much appreciated. The needs are as urgent as ever and our contributions will be added to those responding throughout the country. Leaflets giving more details are available in Church. Thank you. Derek Taylor 01937 918534


Art Exhibition on Saturday 6 October from 9.30am to 3.30pmin Wetherby Town Hall. Refreshments will be served with the proceeds going to the Tearfund Nepal Project. Thank you. Sandra Ellen 01937 585036


Welcome to Wetherbyin conjunction with the Wetherby Festival. On Saturday 13 Octoberthe Town is planning to open its buildings to the public (read more in the Church Magazine) and we are planning to open the church between 10am and 3pm and need volunteers. Can you help be a welcomer in church? Please sign up on the list at the back of church. Thank you. Jean Heaton


Shared Harvest Faith Lunch on Sunday 14 October at 12.30pmin the Church Centre. If you would like to come and enjoy a shared Faith Lunch, please put your name on the list at the back of church. Please indicate what you will bring to share, so we have an idea of savoury v’s sweet. Thank you. Jean Heaton


Church Family Weekend– Friday evening to Sunday afternoon – 22 to 24 March 2019 at Scargill House, Kettlewell. The costs, to include accommodation and food, are £110 for adults, children over 5 years £25.00, children under 5 are free. Booking forms are now available in Church or from the Parish Office. Places will be limited, so please do book early to avoid disappointment. Val Lumsden 07984 074710


Quiz – The quiz for September is entitled ‘About Films’. 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



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





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