Weekly News Letter June 3rd, 2018


St James



     Sunday 3 June 2018

         The First Trinity Sunday

              “Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy”

Deuteronomy 5.12


8.00am                       Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Jeff King

Preaching:                Jeff King


9.30am                      Parish Communion

Presiding:                Stroma McDermott

Preaching:               David York

Assisting:                 Val Lumsden

Hymns:                    203, 133, Longing for Light, We Wait in Darkness, 239

                                 Anthem: Behold, the Tabernacle of God - Harris

                                            Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) - Elgar


          11.00am                       Worship @ 11.00 

           Leading:                     Val Lumsden

           Preaching:                  David York


          2.00pm                         Holy Baptism – Eva, William and Isobel Lumb


          6.30pm                         Evensong (BCP)

           Leading:                     Stroma McDermott

           Preaching:                  Marilyn Smith

           Hymns:                       372, 57, 512, Psalm 35 vv1-10, (Chant: Lang)

                                              Anthem: Behold, the Tabernacle of God – Harris

                                              Voluntary: Postlude in D Minor - Stanford


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



  4 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  7.00 pm

Alpha Course – Centre

  7.30 pm

Called to Prayer – St James


  5 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Holy Communion

  7.30 pm

Novel Conversations – Curate’s Office


  6 June

  9.15 am

WCT Prayer Group-Methodist Church

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  9.45 am

Family Time Parenting Course – Church Room

  2.00 pm

Mothers’ Union – Talk on ‘Street Angels’ - Centre

  7.30 pm

Step Up – Curate’s Office


  7 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  12 noon

Funeral – St James – Mrs Doreen Makin

  7.30 pm

Music Group – St James

8 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  9 June

  10.30 am

Church Fete & Fun Art  & Craft Competition – St James/Centre


 10 June

The Second Sunday after Trinity

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Family Service

  6.30 pm

Wind Down Worship


Lakeland to Lindesfarne – Today is Day Two – Scafell Pike – of my walk across northern England, 200 miles in ten days. If I can still stand at the end of each day I shall tweet – Brendan Giblin @RevGiblin and blog, brendangiblin.wordpress.com. The posts could get a bit repetitive….”another tiring day in beautiful countryside”. Bit when I see anything interesting I shall let you know. 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. 


Suggestions for Prayers - As we pray for the hospitals and care homes serving the different needs of our community, let us pray for the staff, volunteers and family members who care for the elderly and frail; for providing love and friendship and all that will enrich their lives. For those suffering with dementia and other debilitating illnesses. “Lord, help me to bring comfort where there is pain, courage where there is fear, hope where there is despair and acceptance when the end is near.” (Nurse’s prayer)

Pray for People in the Westgate Area of Wetherby

This week Churches in Wetherby pray that we may be aware of the need to care for the planet.


Book Club – Novel Conversations – Tuesday 5 June at 7.30pmin the Curate’s Office. We will be discussing ‘Any Human Heart’ by William Boyd. All are welcome. Thank you. Dave and Sandra York 01937 579596


Men’s Curry Night on Wednesday 6 June at 7.30pm in the Bengal Lounge – If you would like to join us for a curry in Wetherby, please email Steve Taylor on steve.taylor7f@btinternet.com  or ring on 07530 534051. Thank you. 


Thank you, a thousand times, thank you … to everyone who supported the work of Christian Aid in any way, a massive thank you. Your support will change lives.   Val Lumsden 01937 584760


Altar Flowers- This week's altar flowers are in memory of Brian Wallis, with love from his wife and family. Shirley Fawcett 01937 584816


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


St James’ Church and Community Fete - Saturday 9 June 10.30am-2pm

Fete Day is Almost Here!  - are you able to help? There are a number of jobs that we require help with, eg. serving the barbecue, manning the tombola or raffle. There is a list at the back of church, if you are able to assist, please add your name to the list. Thank you. Jean Heaton 07866 366314 and Sue Taylor 01937 52255

Refreshments are always popular at the Fete. If you can help by making a cake or some buns could you please contact Shirley Fawcett on 584816. Thank you.

Friends Bottle Bola Stall – The Friends of Wetherby Parish Church Music are once again running the popular ‘Bottle Bola’ stall. If anyone would like to donate any bottles, complete with contents of your choice, please leave them in the box which will be in the church porch on Sunday mornings! Alternatively you can give to any adult choir member or committee member. Many thanks. Alan Smith 01937 583410

Sunday Club– As well as our usual fun and games, the Sunday Club children will be selling limited edition 100% cotton tea-towelsfor £6.00 each. We are extremely proud of our terrific new ‘Lego Vicar’ logo, designed by 10 year old James Purvis. To order your tea-towels, please contact Lynda Breen 07766 722825 or lynda@breen.com. Thank you.

The PCC, Church Council, is running its usual tombolaand requires prizes. If you are able to donate any items, large or small, we would be grateful - they can be left in the box at the back of church. Thank you. Jean Heaton 07866 366314 & Sue Taylor 01937 522553

Bric-a-Brac Stall/Nearly New – We would be grateful for any donations for the Bric-a-Brac stall -  there will be a box in the church porch for these items. Thank you. Sheila Guest 01937 585994


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


GDPR– In the coming weeks we will be contacting people so that our records are updated in accordance with the new legislation. Please look out for our communication. We do not want anyone to miss out on the good things happening in and around St James’. Brendan/Parish Office 01937 583074 


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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