Weekly News Letter - Sunday 7th July 2019

St James




A Very Warm Welcome

Sunday 7 July 2019
 The Third Sunday after Trinity

"Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out
   labourers into his harvest" Luke 10.2

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Stroma McDermott
Preaching: Stroma McDermott

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Stroma McDermott
Preaching: Stroma McDermott
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: Go Forth and Tell, How Deep is the Father's Love, 472, 105 (*omit)
Anthem: How Beautiful Upon the Mountains - Stainer
Voluntary: Jubilant March - Stainer

11.00am Worship @11.00
Leading: David York
Preaching: Stroma McDermott

1.00pm Holy Baptism - Winnie Harriet Taylor-Pick

6.30pm Evensong (BCP)
Leading: Val Lumsden
Preaching: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 299, 216, 10, Psalm 65 (Chant: South)
Anthem Litany to the Holy Spirit - Hurford
Voluntary: An Wasserflussen Babylon - J S Bach


Diary for the Week

Monday 8 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James

Tuesday 9 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner - Healing Service

Wednesday 10 July
9.45am Holy Communion - St James

Thursday 11 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
1.30pm Time for Tots - Centre
2.15pm St James' School Leavers Service - St James
7.30pm Music Group - St James

Friday 12 July
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 13 July
1.00pm Wedding - Steven James Taylor and Olivia Maree Arundel-Blacker - St James

Sunday 14 July
St James' Day
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am St James' Day Family Communion
12 noon Barbecue Lunch - Tetley Land
6.00pm Youth Group
6.30pm Refresh

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
Pray for those who have been elected to represent us in Parliament, the Assemblies and the House of Lords and they may be inspired and strengthened to put the interests of our country and people before those of self and party. Give thanks for the Christian men and women, and those serving as advisors, who consider and promote the various policies and Parliamentary acts that can affect our daily lives.
Pray for people living in Templar Gardens area: Templar Gardens, Knights Croft, Law Close, Priory Close, Eels Mire Garth, Ashfield, Deighton Close, Benedict’s and Ashfield Nursing Homes, Home Paddock House.
This week Wetherby Churches are asked to pray for: those living under regimes that do not value freedom of speech.
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.
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 10 July to Maria and Steve Taylor’s house at 5 Coxwold View, Wetherby. Thank you. Maria Taylor
Friday 12 July – The Sanctuary Women’s Group, at St Mark’s Church, Harrogate, have invited the Esther Group to their ‘end of term’ summer event, ‘Summer Fruits’. Expect lots of flavour and juice, worship, fellowship, nibbles and a sense of Christian women coming together. It will be a fantastic night. For more information, please contact Stroma. 07791 499036
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 – The stonework continues. 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 – The flowers at the Altar this week are in loving memory of Ron Armstrong, Susan’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