Weekly News Letter - 5th August 2018


St James



  Sunday 5 August 2018

                          The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

                          “I am the bread of life” John 6.35


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Uell Kennedy

Preaching                 Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                Uell Kennedy

Preaching:               Uell Kennedy

Assisting:                 Marilyn Smith

Hymns:                    207, Broken for Me, 262, 214


          11.00 am                     Worship @ 11.00 

           Leading:                    Val Lumsden

           Preaching:                 David York


          6.30 pm                        Evening Prayer 

           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



  6 August




  7 August

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Visit to Ripon Cathedral


  8 August

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James



  9 August

  9.30 am

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

  10 August

  11.45 am

A Service of Celebration for the life of the late Mr John Bolton – St James’


  11 August

  10.00 am

Annual Coffee Morning – Church on the Corner


  12 August

 The Eleventh Sunday  after Trinity

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Family Service

  6.30 pm

Evening Prayer



Caretakers – Janet Aristotelous will be retiring from her role of Caretaker at the end of August. We would very much like to thank Janet and her husband Daggi, who was our Groundsman, but sadly had to retire due to ill health, for the hard work and effort in looking after the Church, Church Centre buildings and grounds to a very high standard over the last 4 years. If you wish to make a donation towards a leaving gift you can do that through the Parish Office or via one of the Churchwardens.


We are pleased to say that Cliff Tetlow has now been appointed as full-time Caretaker/Groundsman and commences his increased duties from 1 September 2018.


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 Prayers 

August is ‘National Road Victim Month’ when we can pray for Police, Fire Service and Paramedics, as they may face danger in responding to accidents and other crises. Lord, give them courage and wisdom when they are called to face difficult situations. Pray too for Mountain Rescue Teams throughout the UK and the many trained volunteers who assist in this work.

Pray for People in the Parsons Green area of Wetherby:   Parsons Green, Durrant Close, Highcliffe Court, Bridgefoot, Wetherby Silver Band and those who use the Bandstand, Weir Preservation Trust and Wilderness Car Park, Wetherby in Bloom. 

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: the Police and Rescue Services as they respond to crises.


Morning Prayerat St James’ Church– There will be no Morning Prayer during the summer holidays. The Morning Prayer will recommence on Monday 3 September. Stroma


Altar Flowers– This week’s Altar Flowers are in loving memory of Eddie Salt (Margaret’s husband). Shirley Fawcett


August Coffee Mornings at 9.30am in the Church Centre- Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30 August in aid of Tearfund Nepal


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 Prizesrequired for the Vicarage Garden Party – 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. With many thanks. Val Messenger


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


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. Put the date in your diary! Thank you. Stroma


Thank you– Jennifer and Deborah would like to thank the clergy and congregation of St James’ Church for their wonderful spiritual support, kindness and generosity expressed during Graham’s illness and his subsequent passing on. We have been very moved by the prayerful support and beautiful letters and cards received. Thank you. Jennifer and Deborah Siswick.


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


Please note, the Parish Office will be closed on Thursday 9 August



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





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