14th January 2018 Pew Sheet

St James



Sunday 14 January 2018

    The Second Sunday of Epiphany

 “Speak Lord your servant is listening” 1 Samuel 3.10


8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching                 Stroma McDermott


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

Preaching:                Graham Siswick

Assisting:                  Lorna Johnson

           Hymns:                      246, 312, 115, I, The Lord of Sea and Sky

                                             Anthem: Above All Praise and All Majesty - Mendelssohn

                                             Voluntary:  Allegro Maestoso e Vivace & Fuga (Sonata II) –



           11.00 am                      Family Service – Happy New Us!

           Leading:                      Sarah Sharp

           Preaching:                  Stroma McDermott


           6.30 pm                        Wind Down Worship

           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 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



  15 January

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  1.00 pm

Funeral - Mr John Chambers – Stonefall Crematorium

  2.30 pm

Funeral – Mr Eamonn Ruff – St James’


  16 January

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Holy Communion


  17 January

  9.45 am

Mothers’ Union Corporate Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

Step Up – Curate’s Office


  18 January

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James


  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice


  20 January

  10.00 am

Bereavement Support Coffee Morning – Centre

  10.00 am

Prayer Walk – from St Joseph’s


  21 January

  The Third Sunday
of Epiphany



  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00 – Holy Communion

  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 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

Pray for the many victims of natural disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding and droughts and for those who have lost everything and are in desperate need of support to rebuild their shattered lives. As we pray for God’s blessing upon the organisations, working to provide aid to those who suffer in such disasters, ask that world leaders may be given wisdom and courage to tackle the problems urgently. 

Pray for People in Linton:  Westgarth, Tibgarth, College Farm Lane, Stammergate Lane, Middle Lane, Orchard Drive, Northcote Fold, Eden Bank.

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


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18-25 January. There are three events planned for Wetherby as follows: Thursday 18 January at 7.30pm a United Service at Wetherby Methodist Church, Saturday 20 January at 8.30am Men’s Breakfast in St Joseph’s Church Hall and 10.00am a Prayer Walk around the churches of our town, starting at St Joseph’s. Finally, Sunday 21 January, Pulpit swap, some churches. Thank you Derek Taylor


Men’s Breakfast 8.30am-10.00am on Saturday 20 January at St Joseph’s Church Hall. The annual Men’s Breakfast for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is next Saturday, 20 January. There will be a good breakfast and talk from In2Out, a charity working with young men from Wetherby YOI. All are welcome. If you would like to attend, please contact Derek Taylor 01937 918534 dervaltaylor@talktalk.net.


The flowers in the porch are in loving memory of Eddie Salt, Margaret’s husband. Shirley Fawcett


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


St James’ Bereavement Support Coffee Morning on Saturday 20 January, 10 to 11.30am, in the Church Centre. A time to meet those others who have been bereaved, to talk and to listen. Please do come along for a cup of tea or coffee, delicious refreshments and a chat. RSVP to the Parish Office 01937 583074


Hosts/Leaders for 2018 Lent Home Groups – We are currently starting to think about the Lent Home Groups for 2018 and we are now looking for people who would be willing to host, lead or host and lead a group. If you are able to help by either hosting or leading a group, please speak to either Marilyn Smith or David Bewell, or add your name to the list at the back of Church. Thank you. David Bewell


New Bishop – The Bishop of Leeds and The Dean & Chapter of Ripon Cathedral have pleasure in inviting you to a Service of Welcome and Installation of The Right Reverend Helen-Ann Hartley as Bishop of Ripon on Sunday 4 February at 3.30pm. If you would like to go to this service, there is a sheet at the back of Church. RSVP by 21 January.


Refreshments 2017 – A Big Thank You to everyone who gave donations for refreshments in the Church Centre after the 9.30am Service, the First Sunday in the month at 8.00am and the monthly Wednesday’s Mothers’ Union Communion. After expenses for tea, coffee, etc,  a total of £922.66 was raised for church funds. Also, thank you to everyone who serves refreshments, new helpers always welcome. Sheila Guest


Compassion – The Compassion Experience, next weekend 20 and 21 January, at St Aidan’s High School, , will be well worth a visit. Details are at the back of Church. Brendan


On Sunday 28 January we look forward to welcoming Clare Nelson, from Compassion, as our preacher at the 9.30am and 11.00am Services. Brendan


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases - Lamentations 3.22-23. After I spoke about this verse last week, it seemed to hit a chord. Some asked for the reference, others wondered whether it might be a special verse for St James’ to hold in mind during 2018. They are good words to remember and encourage us for this year. ‘ The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness’. Brendan


Please note that the Parish Office will be closed next Tuesday, 16 January, for one hour from 10am to 11am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



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





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