Weekly News Letter - 28th April 2019

St James




A Very Warm Welcome

Sunday 28 April 2019
The Second Sunday of Easter

"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe"
John 20.29

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Uell Kennedy
Preaching: Uell Kennedy

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: David York
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 80, 83, 78, To God be the Glory
Voluntary: Paraphrase on 'See the Conquering Hero' - Guilmant

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

6.30pm Refresh
Leading: Val Lumsden


Diary for the Week

Monday 29 April
9.15am - Morning Prayer - St James

Tuesday 30 April
9.15am Morning Prayer - Curate's Office
2.00pm Church on the Corner - Service of the Word

Wednesday 1 May
9.15am WCT Prayer Group - Methodist Church
9.45am Holy Communion - Curate's Office
2.00pm Mothers' Union - Centre

Thursday 2 May
9.15am Morning Prayer - Curate's Office
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
7.30pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 3 May
9.15am Morning Prayer - Curate's Office
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 4 May
9.00am Friends Car Wash & Coffee Morning - Centre

Sunday 5 May
The Third Sunday of Easter
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am  Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11.00
6.30pm   Evening Prayer

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 that God will stir up in our hearts and minds a righteous anger about the things and words in this world that grieve us. That we may resist the temptation to believe that there is nothing that we can do about them and to recognise that the ‘steps’ of one individual can make a difference.
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
Friends Car Wash and Coffee Morning on Saturday 4 May from 9.00am. There will be a book sale, raffle and cake stall. Any donations for the cake stall would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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, with your help we can do it again. Needles at the ready! Stroma
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673.
Work on the Trees – Work will commence on 2 trees in the Churchyard from Tuesday 30th April to Friday 3rd May. During that period Morning Prayers and Wednesday Holy Communion will be held in the Curate’s Office.  In addition the gates will be closed at North Street and Church Street until the work is completed. If you require any further information, please contact the Parish Office 01937 583074.
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 (dwyork@btinternet.com) or Stroma (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/Menus are available from the Parish Office (583074) and Jean Heaton and Val Lumsden in Church and cost £22.50 per person. All proceeds will be used to further our mission to place St James’ Church at the heart of the community. Eileen
Quiz in aid of St James’ Church Funds on Saturday 18 May. We need to put together two teams of ten people - would you like to be on a team? We also need volunteers to help make sandwiches and cakes and a small team to serve the refreshments at ‘half time’. If you can help in any way, 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

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2019