6th May 2018 Pew Sheet


St James



Sunday 6 May 2018

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

                         “As the Father has loved me, so I love you” John 15.9


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

Preaching                 Brendan Giblin


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

Preaching:                David York

Assisting:                  Marilyn Smith

Hymns:                     131, A New Commandment, 147, 235

     Anthem: Greater Love - Ireland

                                             Voluntary: Carnival – Hewitt-Jones


          11.00 am                      Worship @ 11.00

           Leading:                     Val Lumsden

           Preaching:                  David York


2.00 pm                      Holy Baptism - Arthur Smith, Pippa Froes, Ophelia McWilliams, Lily Hagyard-Broscombe    


          6.30 pm                        Evensong (BCP)

           Leading                      Lorna Johnson

           Preaching:                  Marilyn Smith

           Hymns:                       367, 154, 244 Psalm 45 (Chant 212), Anthem: A New 

                                                      Commandment, Voluntary: Meditation Brother James’ Air


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



  7 May


Bank Holiday


  8 May

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Holy Communion


  9 May

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  9.45 am

Family Time Parenting Course – Church Room

  7.30 pm

Step Up – Curate’s Office


  10 May

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  10.00 am

Thy Kingdom Come – Butterflies – Wetherby Market

  1.00 pm

Funeral – Mrs Susan Hall – St James

  1.30 pm

Time for Tots - Centre

  7.30 pm

Ascension Day Holy Communion – St James

11 May

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James

  7.00 pm

Esther Ladies Evening – Church Room


  12 May

  9.00 am

Friends of Wetherby Coffee Morning/Car Wash – Centre

  7.30 pm

Quiz - Centre


 13 May

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Family Service

  6.30 pm



Refresh with Bishop Helen-Ann Sunday 13 May 6.30pm -I am delighted that next week Bishop Helen-Ann, our new bishop, will be sharing with us at Refresh. It will be great to get to know Bishop Helen-Ann and to hear something of her story and hopes for the church in our area. All are most welcome. Brendan


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. 


Sixth Sunday After Easter – Rogation Days 

The three days before Ascension Day providing opportunity to pray for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food; remembering too those who provide our food in other countries. Sunday is also observed as “Godparents’ Sunday” when we can pray for the special relationship between Godparents and their Godchildren.


Pray for People in the Ainsty Road Area of Wetherby: Ainsty Road, Ainsty Crescent, Ainsty Drive, Ainsty Garth, Ainsty View, Beechwood Rise, Linden Way.


This week in Churches in Wetherby pray for:   Wetherby Salvation Army


Family Time Parenting Course– A six week course starts on Wednesday 9 Mayat 9.45amin the Church Room, crèche available. For more details, please pick up a flyer at the back of Church or speak to Suzannah Giblin 07706 472495


Thy Kingdom ComeThursday 10th May 10am-12noon: as part of our prayer initiative this year we will be yarn bombing Wetherby with butterflies and small teams will be offering the gift of a prayer butterfly to those we meet . Please join us for this mini outreach to our community and let’s see what God can do. Meeting at 9.45amat the Church Centre


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


Bubbles and Brushes – Friday 11thMay – Ladies,another fun evening chatting, nibbling, quaffing and painting ceramicsto take home. All welcome and you only pay for what you paint! So good you should bring a friend!  Thank you. Stroma 


Friends of Church Music will be having a Car Wash and Coffee Morning(along with a book sale, raffle and cake sale) on Saturday 12 Mayfrom 9.30am. Any donations for the cake sale would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you. Dave Lowes 07804 031588


"A Prayer ‘Posada’: Round the World in Nine Days: We are looking for nine families to take part in a Prayer 'Posada' as part of 'Thy Kingdom Come'.A ‘posada’ box containing a globe/world map, paper and felt tip pens will travel around nine families who will be invited to choose a country to pray for, draw the country’s flag and write the word for ‘hello’ on the back in the language of their chosen country. They will then pray for this country, its leaders and the people who live there, before placing the flag back in the box and passing it to the next family. If you would like to take part in our Prayer ‘Posada’ please speak to Sarah Sharp 07500 262306. It will set off on Sunday 13th May from the Family Service at 11am. Let’s join together in praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ across the globe!"


Christian Aid Coffee Morning with Cake & Plant Stalls on Saturday 19 Mayfrom 9.30am to 12 noonin the Church Centre. Donations of cakes or plants would be greatly appreciated. For all contributions, please contact Jackie Smithson 01937 584115.


Confirmation - Sunday 24th June10.00am- we are delighted that Bishop Helen-Ann, the Bishop of Ripon is coming to confirm our young people and adults. Confirmation is a wonderful milestone in our faith journey as we profess what we believe and receive the Holy Spirit. Could this be for you? Please speak to Brendan, Stroma or David York and we will be delighted to tell you more.


Princes Paupers and Pirates– Book Launch- You are invited to a celebration three-course luncheon at Wetherby Golf Club at 12 for 12.30pm on Tuesday 22 Mayto celebrate the launch of Robert Haskins’ new book ‘Quarter Cornish – My Family and Other Oddities’. Tickets £25.00 in aid of St James’ Church and Huntington’s Disease Association can be purchased from the Parish Office and Castlegate Stationers. Thank you. Robert Haskins 01937 580217


The Children’s Societycollection boxes are now due for opening. I will try to contact as many box holders as possible, but if you have a box it would be helpful if you could please leave it in the Parish Office (open 9am to 12 noon weekdays). Thank you for your continued support. Carol Keenlyside 01937 581332


Quiz – The May quiz, ‘’Homophones” is available at the back of Church and costs £1.00. All proceeds go to support the mission of the Church. Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763


Please note the Parish Office will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 7 May, and reopen on Tuesday 8 May at 9.00am.



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





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