Weekly News Letter - 24th June 2018


St James



Sunday 24 June 2018

     The Birth of John the Baptist

                            “Comfort, O Comfort my people” Isaiah 40.1


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Jeff King

Preaching                 Jeff King


10.00 am                   Parish Communion with Confirmation

Presiding:                 Bishop Helen-Ann

Preaching:                Bishop Helen-Ann             

Assisting:                  Stroma McDermott

Hymns:                     471, How Deep is the Father’s Love, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord,
                                   In Christ Alone, I, The Lord of Sea and Sky

     Anthem: Blessed be the God – S S Wesley

                                             Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in B Major - Dupre


          6.30 pm                        Refresh

           Guest Speaker:        Claire Renshaw



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



  25 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  12 noon

Love Lunch - Centre

  2.00 pm

Funeral – Mr Michael John Bowness – St James


  26 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  1.30 pm

A Service of Thanksgiving & Memorial – Mrs (Ruth) Pauline Holland – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Service of the Word


  27 June

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

Step Up – Curate’s Office

  7.30 pm

Gospel Choir Practice – St James


  28 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  1.30 pm

Time for Tots - Centre

  7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James

29 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  30 June




 1 July

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00 

  6.30 pm

Evening Prayer


It is with deep sorrow that we have to announce the death of Graham Siswick. He made a huge contribution as a Reader and as a friend to everyone. He will be very much missed. Please pray for his wife, Jennifer, and his daughter, Deborah. We will notify the date of Graham’s funeral when we have that information. Stroma


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 

As we hear more about the increased attention given to ‘Artificial Intelligence’ we should pray that the scientists and engineers, and all involved in its development, should be aware of, and guided to make, the necessary ethical decisions that will benefit the whole of humankind.

Pray for People in the Micklethwaite area of Wetherby:  Boston Road, Grange View, Micklethwaite Grove, Micklethwaite View, Wetherby Road, Grange Park, Sports Centre, Police Station.

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: Wetherby and Collingham Methodist churches


Love Lunch – join us in the Coffee Lounge to share food and enjoy fellowship onMonday 25 June, anytime between 12 noon and 2pm (last orders 1.30pm), where you will receive a warm welcome. Thank you. Lorraine Moseley.


Children and Young Persons Meetingon Monday 25 June at 7.30pm at the Curate’s house, 18 Butterwick Gardens, Wetherby LS22 6GX.Everyone involved across our YP and children’s team are invited for our end of year meeting and social. Drinks and nibbles provided. Stroma


Ladies - A night to catch up and have some meaningful conversation –Thursday 28 June from 7.30pm at the Swan & Talbot. All welcome. Stroma 01937 520512


PAWS 4 Thought – Saturday 30 June 3.00pm. A nice community walk, about an hour, with our furry friends. Starting and finishing at The Ings – meeting at the footbridge. All welcome, even if you don’t have a pooch! Stroma 01937 520512


Ordinations – Please pray for God’s peace and blessing on all those being ordained deacons and priests at the end of June and for their families and their parishes. Stroma


Lay Training– From Discipleship to Discovery – Discovering God’s Call in my Life. This training takes place on Saturday 7 July 10.00am to 4.00pmat The Priory Church, Bolton Abbey BD23 6AL. To book your place, please contact Carol Stenner on 0113 353 0281 or email carol.stenner@leeds.anglican.org


The Children’s Society – The Children’s Society are holding their annual Quiz Nighton Saturday 14 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 each, which includes a light supper. This is always a fun night, so please come along and support us. We can include you in a team or gather some friends to make up a team. Tickets from Jill Rose 01937 586640


St James’ Festival Celebration– On Sunday 15 Julywe will be celebrating our patron saint, St James’, with a special service at 10.00am. Ruth Donegan-Cross will be our guest preacher. The service will be followed by a barbeque lunch at 12 noon on the Tetley Land, weather permitting. So we have exact numbers for catering, please add your name to the list at the back of church. We are also looking for volunteers to help cook the barbeque. If you can help, please contact Jean Heaton 07866 366314 or Stroma. Thank you.


The Friendsare having a summer trip to Studley Royal on Sunday 1 Julyfor a picnic and short performance in St Mary’s Church. Leaving straight after the 9.30am service, using our own transport, it is advised to park in the car park nearest the visitors’ centre for Fountains Abbey and walk to St Mary’s by the marked paths. Friends will be providing something to eat, but please bring something to ‘bulk up’ the picnic. Thank you. David Lowes 07804 031588


Christian Aid Collection– The total raised by the Wetherby Churches during Christian Aid week is the fantastic amount of £5,142.25, to date. Many thanks to everyone. Val Lumsden


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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