Weekly News Letter - 21st April 2019

St James




Happy Easter!
May you know the joy of the risen Lord Jesus who has defeated sin and death and reigns over all.

Sunday 21 April 2019
Easter Day

"He went home amazed at what had happened" Luke 24.12

6.00am Dawn Service with Easter Breakfast
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Brendan Giblin

9.30am Easter Parish Communion
Presiding: Stroma McDermott
Preaching: Brendan Giblin
Assisting: Val Lumsden
Hymns: 77, In Christ Alone, 73, 428
Anthem: Out of Stillness - Shepherd & This Joyful Eastertide
Voluntary: Halleluiah - Handel

11.00am Worship @ 11.00 - Easter Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Brendan Giblin
Assisting: David York

6.30pm Easter Evenson (BCP)
Leading: Lorna Johnson
Preaching: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 75, 82, 78, Psalm 66 vv 1-11 (Chant:Knight)


Diary for the Week

Easter Monday 22 April
Bank Holiday

Tuesday 23 April
2.00pm Church on the Corner - Holy Communion

Wednesday 24 April
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
7.30pm Gospel Choir - St James

Thursday 25 April
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre

Friday 26 April
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
11.00am Funeral - Peter Moseley - St James

Saturday 27 April
9.30am Mothers' Union Coffee Morning - Centre

Sunday 28 April
The Second Sunday of Easter
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am  Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11.00
6.00pm   Youth Group
6.30pm   Refresh

Peter Moseley - It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Peter Moseley. He will be very much missed. Please pray for his wife, Lorraine, and family. Peter's funeral will be held at St James' Church on Friday 26 April at 11.00am. Brendan

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 God’s blessing on all who will be leading the worship in today’s services as they proclaim the glorious Resurrection news of Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. That the Easter message of joy and hope may not only be heard, but also be reflected in our lives and relationships with others.
CMS Supper on Friday 3 May at 7pm at St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road, Harrogate. Tickets cost £10.00 and the speaker is Dr Corrie Verduyn, who speaks on ‘The Challenge of having a baby in Africa’. Tickets from the Parish Office or Tim Cundy 01423 569135. All very welcome. Derek Taylor
Calling all knitters and crocheters – Your church needs you! This year, we hope to do another mini mission of yarn bombing Wetherby town centre, as part of Thy Kingdom Come, so we need your skills. There will be patterns at the back of church, which Ross Richardson is kindly providing. Last year, people were so blessed by the event. Needles at the ready! Stroma
Easter Flowers – If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Easter Flowers, there will be a plate at the back of Church. Any surplus will go into the general flower fund. The Flower Group thank you for your continued support and encouragement, which is much appreciated. Shirley Fawcett
Adult Baptism/Confirmation Preparation – We are holding 4 adult baptism/confirmation classes on evenings in May and early June for all those who would like to be baptized and/or confirmed. This is always an exciting milestone in our lives, as we affirm our faith as followers of Jesus and as we grow in our belonging. If you would like to find out more, please let David and Sandra York (01937 579596 email dwyork@btinternet.com) or Stroma (01937 520512 email stroma.mcdermott@ntlworld.com) know and we can email you further information and confirm dates with you.
Spring Luncheon on Thursday 16 May at The Bridge Hotel, Walshford from 12 noon for 12.30pm. ‘A Life Behind Bars, Tales from the Governor’. Norma Harrington will entertain us with stories from her life and work. There will be a two-course meal, to include coffee and mints. A vegetarian option is available by prior arrangement. Tickets are available from the Parish Office (583074) and Jean Heaton in Church and cost £22.50 per person. All proceeds will be used to further our mission to place St James’ at the heart of the community. Eileen
Quiz in aid of St James’ Church Funds on Saturday 18 May. We need to put together 2 teams of 10 people, would you like to be on a team? Volunteers would be required to help make sandwiches/cakes and to serve the refreshments at ‘half time’. If you can help, please put your name on the list at the back of Church. Many thanks. Jean Heaton and Sue Taylor
St James’ Church & Community Fete on Saturday 15 June from 10.30am to 2pm. If you are a member of a group and wish to have a stall, it can be run for your own funds, for charity or to help St James’ Church funds. Stalls not run for church funds will be charged at £15 per trestle table. If you wish to have a stall, please contact either: Jean Heaton jean.heaton@virgin.net 07866 366314 or Sue Taylor suetaylor509@gmail.com 522553, the Parish Office or fill in a form, which can be found at the back of church. Thank you for your support. Jean Heaton and Sue Taylor
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673.
Please note the Parish Office will be closed on Friday 26 April.