Weekly News Letter 28th October 2018


St James



  Sunday 28 October 2018

                                     Bible Sunday

                            “All scripture is inspired” 2 Timothy 3.16


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Uell Kennedy

Preaching                 Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Derek Taylor

Preaching:                David York

Assisting:                  Marilyn Smith

          Hymns:                     207, 199, 265, 198

                                              Anthem: Locus Iste - Bruckner

                                              Voluntary: Toccata - Mushel


          11.00 am                      Worship @ 11.00

           Leading:                     Val Lumsden

           Preaching:                  David York


          6.30 pm                         Refresh

           Leading                       Val Lumsden                                                       



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



  29 October

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  1.00 pm

Funeral – Mrs Brenda Jowitt – Stonefall Crematorium

  7.30 pm

Happiness Lab – Swan & Talbot


  30 October

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Service of the Word


  31 October

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  6.00 pm

No Trick, Just Treat – St James


  1 November

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning - Centre

  7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James

2 November

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.15 pm

Memorial Service – Mr Winston Scull – Church on the Corner

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  3 November




  4 November

All Saints Sunday

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11

  2.00 pm

Holy Baptism

  6.30 pm

Service of Light


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. 


Suggestions for Prayer

Pray that more people today will recognise the importance of the Bible and its relevance to their needs. Pray especially for young people and the launching, this month, of ‘The Good News Bible – The Youth Edition’.Pray for those countries in which Bibles are not allowed and Christians run enormous risks if it is discovered they have a copy.

Pray for People in Linton:Westgarth, Tibgarth, Stammergate Lane, Middle Lane, Orchard Drive, College Farm Lane, Northcote Fold, Eden Bank.

This week churches in Wetherby pray for:Wetherby Baptist Church & Ministry through Margins 


No Trick, Just Treat on Wednesday 31 October from 6.00-8.00pm. – An alternative to Halloween for Primary aged children. If you would like to volunteer to help with this, please sign the sheet at the back of Church or speak to Sarah Sharp 07500 262306


Service of Light on Sunday 4 November at 6.30pm. We will be joining together at St James’ to remember our loved ones by the lighting of individual candles in their memory. If you would like someone to be mentioned by name, please complete a request form, which are at the back of Church or the Parish Office. Thank you. Val Lumsden


Development in Nepal– Talk by Louise Allan of Oxfam on Monday 5November at 7.30pmat the Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. Derek Taylor 01937 918534


The Children’s Society Coffee Morningin the Town Hall on Saturday 10 November from 9.00am. Please come along and join us, there will be bacon butties, teas, coffee, cakes, books, crafts, bric-a-brac and tombola. Any donations of cakes, bric-a-brac, books are all very gratefully received. Please contact me and I will gladly collect. Many thanks. Jill Rose 01937 586640.


First Aiders Needed – Could you serve the church by volunteering to be a named first aider? We are going to run a training course on Saturday 17November,starting at 9.00am, in the Church Room and lasting approximately 3-4 hours. Please contact Steve Taylor email steve.taylor7f@btinternet.com


Church Family Weekend – Friday evening to Sunday afternoon – 22 to 24 March 2019at Scargill House, Kettlewell. The costs, which include accommodation and food, are £110 for adults, children over 5 years £25.00, children under 5 are free. Booking forms are available in Church or from the Parish Office. FINAL DATE FOR BOOKING,25 November 2018. There are a limited number of places remaining, so please do book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.    Val Lumsden 


Well Worth a Visit!– Ripon is decked with thousands of knitted poppies and is a memorable sight – all round the market place, in shop windows and draping the Town Hall.  The Cathedral has poppies hanging from the central arch and from the pulpit, as well as the worshipping corners. There is also an amazing display entitled ‘Fields of Mud and Seeds of Hope’. Michael and Mary Hare


Thank You to everyone who contributed towards the cost of the flowers at Harvest. Your donations at Harvest and Easter, along with one off contributions for flowers in memory of loved ones, usually cover the cost of the flowers all year. Thank you for your support and encouragement. The Flower Group


   Poppy Appeal– There will be a box of poppies and crosses both in the Church porch and Parish Office. 


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


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