Weekly News Letter - 4th August 2019

St James



A Very Warm Welcome

Sunday 4 August 2019

           The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

       “As far as the east is from the west, so far he removes

                    our transgressions” Psalm 103 v.12


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Uell Kennedy

Preaching                 Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                      Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching:                Val Lumsden

Assisting:                  Lorna Johnson

Hymns:                     343, 238, 336, 101           


          11.00 am                     Worship @ 11.00 

           Leading:                    Stroma McDermott

           Preaching:                 Val Lumsden


Diary for the Week

Monday5 August
10.20 amFuneral – Mr David Loy – Stonefall Crematorium
7.30 pm Call to Prayer – St James

Tuesday 6 August
9.15 am Morning Prayer – St James

2.00pm Church on the Corner – Holy Communion

Wednesday 7 August
9.15 am WCT Prayer Group – Methodist Church

9.45am Holy Communion - St James

12.30 pm Funeral – Mrs Joan Jayne – St James


Thursday 8 August
9.15 am Morning Prayer – St James

9.30 am Coffee Morning – Centre

7.30 pm Music Group – St James

Friday 9 August
9.15 am Morning Prayer – St James

Saturday 10 August

Sunday 11 August
8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30 am Parish Communion
11.00 am Family Service 

Michael’s Organ Elevenses Recital – A BIG thank you to Michael for his wonderful toe-tapping organ recital last Saturday morning. Thanks also to the 46 people who braved the horrendous downpour to support the event, it was worth the discomfort! Everyone was very generous with their donations and a total of £249.60 was raised towards Church funds. Thanks again to Michael and everyone who came along. Simon Cooper

Suggestions for Prayer

Mission: ‘Lord Jesus, send us out as light and salt to live in your truth and love through your Spirit. Whether in our homes, work, leisure times and community, inspire us to be your ambassadors, sharing the Gospel and bringing blessing to all whom we meet’.

People in the Chestnut Avenue area of Wetherby: Chestnut Avenue, Linton Avenue, Lazenby Drive, Lazenby Fold, Rabin Park, Quarry Hill Lane, Cooper Road.

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: all those who suffer for their faith


Let us Pray for our Children –If you would like to join us to pray for the young people in our church and for your children, whatever their age, please come along at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 Augustto Maria and Steve Taylor’s house, 5 Coxwold View, Wetherby. Thank you. Maria Taylor


The Hamlet Tragedy – St James’ very own ‘Very Useless Theatre Company’ puts on another riveting murder mystery evening on Saturday 31 August in the Church Roomat 7pm. Come and solve the clues! Thank you to all those who have offered to make quiches or help with the catering and to our very own home-grown cast! Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Parish Office. Rehearsals start this Sunday, 4 August. Thank you. Robert Haskins. Tel 01937 580217


Church on the Corner – A Coffee Morning will be held at Church on the Corner on Saturday 31 Augustfrom 9.30am to 12 noon. Please do come along and support us. Many thanks. Mary Gray


Vicarage Garden Party on Saturday 7 September at 2.00pm. Please do put this date in your diary, it would be wonderful to see you for tea and cake! Although last year proved we can have fun in the rain, please pray for fine weather! All are most welcome. Brendan


Quiz – The quiz for August is entitled ‘Poets and Poems’ and costs £1.00. All proceeds go to support the mission of the Church.  Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763.


Church Stonework Repairs –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


East Keswick Flower Club are holding a Food and Flowers Day at East Keswick Village Hall on Thursday 15 August from 10am to 4pm. Coffee will be served on arrival, followed by a cookery demonstration by Dan Graham, Celebrity Master Chef runner up. There will be a two course lunch, followed by a flower arranging demonstration. Tickets available from Irmgard Hawkins 01937 573387


The St James’ Email Prayer Chain– for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.comor telephone 01937 580673.


Please note the Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday 13 August.


Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com