Weekly News Letter - 30th June 2019

St James




A Very Warm Welcome

Sunday 30 June 2019
 The Second Sunday after Trinity

'Jesus said, "follow me". Luke 9.59

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Brendan Giblin

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Stroma McDermott
Preaching: Brendan Giblin
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 112, Will You Come and Follow Me, 63 (omit*), 250
Anthem: Prayer of St Richard - Archer

11.00am Worship @ 11.00
Leading: Val Lumsden
Preaching: Brendan Giblin

6.30pm Evening Prayer
Leading: Marilyn Smith


Diary for the Week

Monday 1 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12 noon Love Lunch - Centre

Tuesday 2 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner - Holy Communion
7.30pm Novel Conversations - Curate's Office

Wednesday 3 July
9.15am WCT Prayer Group - Methodist Church
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
2.00pm Mothers' Union - Centre
7.30pm Gospel Choir - St James

Thursday 4 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
2.15pm Funeral - Mrs Kelly Fairhurst - St James

Friday 5 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 6 July
9.30am Friends Car Wash & Coffee Morning - Centre
7.30pm Children's Society Quiz - Centre

Sunday 7 July
The Third Sunday after Trinity
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11.00
1.00pm Holy Baptism
6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

Stroma – Congratulations to Stroma on her appointment as Team Vicar in the Knaresborough Team. We are all deeply grateful for Stroma’s generous ministry and will miss the McDermott’s greatly. Stroma’s last Sunday with us will be Sunday 15 September and Stroma will be licensed on Thursday 3 October at 7.00pm in St John’s Church, Knaresborough. Please pray for Stroma, Damian, Eleanor, Christian and Cosmo, as they prepare for a new ministry. Brendan
Suggestions for Prayer
The Day of the Christian Martyr - a time each year when many churches remember the martyrdom of Apostles Peter and Paul. Pray for Christians today who are being persecuted, that they may be strengthened and encouraged in their discipleship. Pray too for the organisations such as Open Doors and Release who inform, help and encourage us to be supportive of the ‘Suffering Church’.
People in the School Road Area of Wetherby: School Road, Braine Road, Nursery Garth, McBride Way, The Moorlands, York Road. Tatterton Lodge.
This week Wetherby Churches are asked to pray for:  those living under regimes that do not value or allow freedom of speech.
Novel Conversations Book Club – Tuesday 2 July at 7.30pm in the Curate’s Office. We will be discussing ‘The Secret Rooms’ by Catherine Bailey.  Thank you. All very welcome. Dave and Sandra York 01937 579596
The Children’s Society – Quiz Night on Saturday 6 July at 7.30pm – Tickets are £7.50 each, which includes a light supper. This is always a fun night, so please come along and support us. We can include you in a team or gather some friends to make up a team. Tickets from Jill Rose 01937 586640.
Friends Coffee Morning & Carwash – Saturday 6 July 9.30am-12.00 noon. will see the return of the bacon butties...., so please put the date in your diary. There will also be a cake stall, so any donations would be most welcome and appreciated. Thank you. The Friends
Appeal for Bibles - TWAM, the Christian charity that collect our used tools, are now also appealing for used copies of the Bible, which will be sent to churches in African countries and in Eastern Europe.  Unfortunately, because of language difficulties, the King James Version of the Bible are not being collected, but if you have copies of other versions, I would appreciate hearing from you. Many thanks. Derek Taylor 01937 918534
Change to the Parish Office Email Address – Please note with immediate effect the Parish Office email address is: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com  If you have any queries, please contact Eileen Spencer-Witcomb on 01937 583074. Thank you.
St James’ Day Celebration - Sunday 14 July we will be celebrating our patron saint, St James, with a special service at 10.00am.  Miriam Knowles will be our guest preacher.  The service will be followed by a barbeque lunch at 12noon on the Tetley Land. So we have exact numbers for catering, please add your name to the list at the back of church if you wish to attend. Although this is a social event rather than a fundraising event, donations would be gratefully received.  We are also looking for volunteers to help cook the barbeque.  If you can help, please let Brendan know. Thank you. Jean Heaton
Church Welcoming - 'Lovely Church and a warm Yorkshire Welcome', 'Lovely Church, nice people', 'Very welcoming, friendly and peaceful', some of the lovely comments written in our Visitors Book.  Visitors who may have come from Wetherby and never been in the Church, Yorkshire, the UK and from all around the world, USA, Slovenia, Lithuania.  It is very rewarding to make people welcome when they visit our Church, from wherever they come.  We have an excellent team of willing volunteers, who work in pairs and try to keep the Church open every morning from April to November.  However, we do need a few more helpers so that we can keep the doors open.  If you would be willing to give up just a couple of hours a month to join us, we would be very grateful.  Please contact Jill Rose 01937 586640.
Church Stonework Repairs – Work continues until Friday 19 July. This will complete the renovation of the exterior church building, ensuring that St James’ is a Church for All Seasons at the Heart of the Community. Brendan
Wilfrid Walks – These pilgrimages are on Saturdays 20 July and 17 August. For further details, please email reverendcatilin@riponcathedral.org.uk or ring 07377657391.
Altar Flowers – This week’s flowers are in loving memory of Derek Nicholson, Betty’s husband.
Quiz – July’s quiz is entitled ‘Kings and Queens’ and costs £1.00. 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 Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673


Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com