Weekly News Letter 26th August 2-18


St James



  Sunday 26 August 2018

                          The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

                         “We will serve the Lord, for he is our God” Joshua 24.18


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching                 Stroma McDermott


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching:                Stroma McDermott

Assisting:                  Lorna Johnson

Hymns:                     198, 210, 147, 220


          11.00 am                      Worship @ 11.00

           Leading:                     Val Lumsden

           Preaching:                  Stroma McDermott


          6.30 pm                        Evening Prayer 

           Leading                       Lorna Johnson



A very warm welcome to everyone

If you are new to St James’ we would like to get to know you. Please fill in a contact card, which you will find in the back of the pews, and hand to one of the people leading the Service. A hearing loop is installed in this church and large print service books and gluten free wafers are available.


Diary for the Week



  27 August


Bank Holiday


  28 August

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Holy Communion


  29 August

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James



  30 August

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning (in aid of Tearfund, Nepal) – Centre

  31 August




  1 September




  2 September

 The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00

  6.30 pm

Evensong (BCP)


Planned Giving – We are very grateful to all those who give so generously, both in time and finance, to help us carry out our mission here in Wetherby. If anyone, who is not currently doing so, would like to assist us plan our finances by giving via standing order or envelope, then please contact the Parish Office 01937 583074 or email stjames@dsl.pipex.com

You can now give by text to St James’. Text STJW11 £10 to 70070 to donate to St James’, Wetherby and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone. 


Perhaps we can recall the terrible flooding in March 2017, affecting many people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh and now again we read of the tremendous loss of life and people being made homeless as a result of flooding in India. Let us pray for all who suffer as a result, those who mourn the death of loved ones and those made homeless and that they will receive the help they so desperately need. We give thanks too for those in other countries who, as a result of the ‘Sustainable Development Goal’, benefit from having clean water and sanitation.     

Pray for People in the Kings Meadow View area of Wetherby:  Kings Meadow Drive, Kings Meadow View, Kings Meadow Close, Kings Meadow Mews, Kings Meadow Grove. This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: The work of the NHS through hospitals serving this community. 


Book Club – Novel Conversations – Tuesday 4 September at 7.30pmin the Curate’s Office. After the summer break we are meeting again on 4 September and discussing ‘a Gentleman in Moscow’ by Amor Harris. All are very welcome. Thank you. Dave and Sandra York 01937 579596


St James’ Gospel Singerswill be resuming rehearsals on Wednesday 5September at 7.30pmin Church. If you are interested in joining us to sing, assist with playing the piano or leading the group, you are warmly invited to come along and join in the fun. We meet fortnightly, if you have any queries, please contact me at fl.jones@ntlworld.com. Thank you. Fiona Jones


St Gemma’s Hospice Coffee Morninglaunching the ’40 Faces Photography Exhibition’ at Wetherby Town Hall on Friday 7 Septemberfrom 10am to 1pm. This exhibition marks the 40thAnniversary of the Hospice and will be available to view until 5 October. There will be talks, stalls and refreshments. Emily Clark, St Gemma’s Hospice 0113 218 5550


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


Vicarage Late Summer Garden Party, in aid of Tearfund Nepal – All are warmly invited to The Vicarage(3 Lazenby Drive LS22 6WL) on Saturday 8September from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. There will be tea, cakes and other goodies for everyone. Brendan

Tombola Prizes- if you have any unwanted good quality gifts, including bottles of wine, these would be greatly appreciated.  Please bring to the Parish Office by Friday 7 September. Any donations of baking would also be greatly appreciated. Please add your name to the list in church.


Step-up at St James’ begins again in September– Step-up is a year-long process of learning about the Christian faith and practical discipleship. Step-up gives people an opportunity to learn, explore and to ask questions and the space to discern God’s call and purpose for their lives. Leaflets are available at the back of Church. To book a place or for more information, please contact Val Lumsden Tel 07984 074710 or email: valandjimlumsden@gmail.com


Time for Totsfor pre-school children and their carers restarts on Thursday 13 September at 1.30pmin the Centre. For further details, please contact Susannah on 01937 520951


Autumn Luncheon – Thursday 20 September at The Bridge Hotel, Walshford12 noon for 12.30pm. Tickets cost £25 pp, to include a 2-course meal. The guest speaker will be Dennis Richards, retired Headteacher of St Aidan’s CE High School, who will entertain us with stories from his teaching career. Do join us at this special event. Tickets available from Audrey Spivey 01937 581508 or the Parish Office 01937 583074. Thank you. Audrey Spivey


Women’s Retreat Day on Saturday 29 September in the Church Centre. All are welcome to join us from 10.30am to 3.30pm for an exciting day of refreshment and new vision and hope. Thank you. Stroma


Safeguarding Training. If you work with our children’s and young people’s groups, you will have received an email from Sarah. Please complete the online training or sign up for one of our September sessions by contacting Sarah (sarahsharp.stjames@gmail.comor 07500 262306) as soon as possible. The Pastoral Care Team will be contacted at a later date. Please speak to Sarah, Stroma or Marilyn if you have any questions.


Please note the Parish Office will be closed Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August. 



Tel: 01937 583074 email: stjames@dsl.pipex.com




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