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            Sunday 26 March 2017

         The Fourth Sunday of Lent

       “This child is destined for the rising

              and fall of many” Luke 2.34


       Happy Mothering Sunday


8.00 am                    Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:               Brendan Giblin

Preaching:              Stroma McDermott


9.30 am                   Parish Communion

Presiding:               Brendan Giblin

Preaching:              Stroma McDermott

Assisting:               Marilyn Smith

Hymns:                  196, 360, 104, 422

                    Anthem:  Magnificat in Bb Major - Stanford

                                        Voluntary: ‘St Ann’ Fugue in Eb Major – J S Bach


11.00 am                 Family Service

 Presiding:              Stroma McDermott and Team

           Preaching:             Stroma McDermott


          6.30 pm                     Refresh – Real Relationships

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 the people leading the service. Hearing loop is installed in this church and large print service books are available and also gluten free wafers.


Diary for the Week


  27 March

 9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

 12.15 pm

Love Lunch - Centre


  28 March

 9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

 9.15 am

Lent Walk – meet in the car park

 1.00 pm

Funeral – Mr Michael David Fox – St James

 2.00 pm

Mothering Sunday - Church on Corner


  29 March

 9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

 7.30 pm

Step Up – Curates Office


  30 March

 9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

 9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

 12 Noon

Lent Meditations – St James

 12.20 pm

Lent Lunch – Centre

 2:45 pm

St James’ School Easter Service – St James

 7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James

  31 March

 9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

 6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  1 April




  2 April

 The Fifth Sunday of   Lent

 8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

 9.30 am

Parish Communion

 11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00

 6.00 pm

Youth Group - Centre

 6.30 pm

Evensong (BCP)



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 Clive Jordan tel 582970 or email for information.  


Boxes of ‘Planned Giving Envelopes’, for the next tax year, ie starting on 9 April 2017, are available for collection and are on the table at the back of Church. Thank you. Clive Jordan


Suggestions for Prayers

Give thanks for mothers whose dedication and unselfish love undergird the stability of so many families.  Pray for those whose homes, for whatever reasons, are experiencing difficult times that they may be encouraged to seek and receive God’s guidance and wisdom. For God’s blessing on those Christian organisations that support those families who are under pressure because of abuse, breakdown in relationships and poor health.   

People in the Kings Meadow Area of Wetherby: Kings Meadow Drive, Kings Meadow View, Kings Meadow Close, Kings Meadow Mews, Kings Meadow Grove.

This week Wetherby Churches pray for: those who ate attending church services because it is Mothering Sunday. 


Mothering Sunday Flowers – Thank you to Sheila Pickard, Pools of Wetherby Funeral Directors, for kindly providing the beautiful daffodils for Mothering Sunday. Theses flowers are greatly appreciated by all at St James’ Church and St James’ CE Primary School.


J-Friends – The St James’ Holiday Club - This will be held in the Church and launches on Sunday 9 April, Palm Sunday, at the Family Service. The Club will run from Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 April, 10am to 12.25pm. The Club is open to all primary school aged children and will be run by DBS checked leaders and helpers. The theme is ‘finding out about how much fun it is to be a friend of Jesus’ and will include crafts, songs, games, drama, custard pies, video clips and special guest appearances! There is no charge for this Club. Registration forms are available from the back of Church, the Parish Office and or


Lent Walk in Coverdale, with scones, jam and cream! The final Lent Walk is the best! Not just because it is the prettiest walk, but it ends with mugs of tea, scones, jam and cream. We will leave the church car park at 9.15am, Tuesday 28 March. If you would like to go, please let Brendan know 520951 or


     DEC - East Africa Emergency Appeal

You will have seen the desperate reports in the media, 16 million people in East Africa are on the brink of starvation and urgently need food, water and medical treatment. As a church, we will hold a retiring collection today for the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal, so that resources can quickly reach where they are desperately needed quickly. Please donate generously. If you can Gift Aid, please use the white envelopes. Cheques may be made payable to St James’ PCC. Thank you, Brendan, Bob Greene and Jean Heaton.


Wetherby Choral Society Concert – Monteverdi - Vespers on Saturday 8 April at 7.30pm at St James’ Church. Tickets are £15 and are available from St James’ Parish Office or on 07860 454894.


Easter Dawn Service at 6.00am and Breakfast in the Church CentreSunday 16 April. In order to have an approximate idea of numbers for catering purposes, could you please sign the sheet at the back of church and also indicate if you would be willing to read a lesson. This is a very moving service, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb both in the church garden and in church. Please come and join us if you can. Marilyn Smith


Church Family Weekend – 21-23 April 2017 – Scargill House has been able to make an extra seven beds available for our weekend. So, if you have been unsure whether to come, or if this is the first you have heard about the weekend, then perhaps these spaces have become available for you? The weekend promises to be a time of fun and inspiration. If you would like to come, please see Brendan (520951) or Val Lumsden (584760) asap.


Come Shwopping – Wetherby Methodist Church on Friday 5 May at 7.00pm – A clothes shwopping event to raise funds for our young people to travel to Nepal in support of the Tearfund Project. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Heather Shipman 587539


Rose Garden – Thank you to all those who have paid for rose bushes. I would now be grateful to receive any outstanding payments as soon as possible to either myself or the Parish Office. Many thanks. Pauline Naylor.


Refresh – Real Relationships – All are welcome to this informal service at 6.30pm this evening. Worship, interview and prayer around the subject of real relationships in families. Brendan


The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – For email prayer chain requests, please email or telephone 01937 580673.



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