Weekly News Letter - 12th August 2018


St James



  Sunday 12 August 2018

                        The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

                          “Whoever eats this bread will live for ever” John 6.51


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Uell Kennedy

Preaching                 Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching:                Uell Kennedy

Assisting:                  Marilyn Smith

           Hymns:                     473, Make me a Channel of your Peace, 209, 203


          11.00 am                      Family Service

           Leading:                     Stroma McDermott

           Preaching:                  Val Lumsden


          6.30 pm                        Evening Prayer 

           Leading                       Marilyn Smith


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



  13 August




  14 August

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Holy Communion


  15 August

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James



  16 August

  9.30 am

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

  17 August




  18 August




  19 August

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00 - Holy Communion

  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 pleasedto 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

After the very good weather we have enjoyed recently, some parts of the country are experiencing drought and this can remind us to pray for those countries suffering from severe drought, especially Kenya and Ethiopia. We can thank God for the encouraging progress being made in providing clean water and improved sanitation for the poorest places in the world. Pray that the ‘Sustainable Development Goal’, to give everyone access to safe water by 2031, will be achieved. 

Pray for People in the Barleyfields area of Wetherby:   Barleyfields Road, Barleyfields Court, Foxhill, Woodhill View

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: All Saints’ Spofforth & All Saints’ Kirk Deighton


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


Appreciation – Derek Taylor and family wish to thank all those who recently shared with them so many kind expressions of love, support and sympathy. I know that Val would have appreciated the prayers and condolences and the  attendance at the funeral service and especially the singing; very grateful thanks to Stroma for her pastoral care and to the choir for their leading in the worship. To the ladies who helped with the refreshments and ensured that visitors were made to feel very welcome, to those who decorated the church so tastefully and ensuring that the sound system was so effective; to the office staff who ensured that the very generous response with the donations went to the dedicated charities.  Thank you very much. Derek


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 required 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


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


Wetherby & District Foodbank is running short of certain foods. Please could you help by donating any of the following: tinned sponge puddings, tinned custard, tinned rice pudding, rice, pot noodles, long-life fruit juice, squash, UHT milk, tinned meat pies, tinned fish, tinned tomatoes, deodorant, shampoo, kitchen rolls, toilet rolls and nappies. Thank you. Claire Fleetwood, Project Manager. Email clairefoodbank@gmail.com


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



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





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