18th March 2018 Pew Sheet

St James



    Sunday 18 March 2018

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

      “I will be their God and they

 shall be my people” Jeremiah 31.33



8.00 am                      Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Uell Kennedy

Preaching                 Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                     Parish Communion

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching:                Robin Gamble

Assisting:                  Lorna Johnson

Hymns:                     70 (omit *),  66, Meekness & Majesty, There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

                                                Anthem:  God so Loved the World - Stainer

                                                Voluntary:  Passacaglia – J S Bach


           11.00 am                     Worship @ 11.00 – Holy Communion

           Presiding:                  Stroma McDermott

           Preaching:                 Robin Gamble


           6.30 pm                       Evensong (BCP)

           Leading                      Marilyn Smith

           Preaching:                  Lorna Johnson

           Hymns:                        63 (omit*), 138, 58, Psalm 34vv1-10 (Chant 255)

                                                      Anthem: Thou Knowest Lord – Purcell

                                                      Voluntary: O Mensch Bewien – J S Bach                          


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



  19 March

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  12 noon

Love Lunch - Centre


  20 March

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Holy Communion


  21 March

  9.45 am

Mothers’ Union Corporate Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

Step Up – Curate’s Office


  22 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

  1.30 pm

Time for Tots - Centre

  7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James

23 March

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  24 March

  9.00 am

Step Up Retreat Day – St James

  7.30 pm

Choral Society Concert – St James


 25 March

Palm Sunday

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  10.40 am

Procession with the Donkey

  11.00 am

Service @ 11.00

  6.30 pm




We welcome today The Revd Canon Robin Gamble, the Bishop’s adviser on Growth & Mission, who is preaching at the 9.30am and 11.00am Services.


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 Passion Sunday points us towards the last two weeks of Jesus’ earthly ministry and, the response that He received resulting in His Crucifixion, let us pray for the peoples of the ‘Holy Land’: the Jews and the Messianic Christians, the Palestinians and Palestinian Christians and the many pilgrims who will be ‘following in Jesus’ footsteps’ at this time. Pray for an end to the hostilities there and the leaders of the various groups will have the wisdom, integrity and courage to achieve this.

Pray for People in the Parsons Green Area of Wetherby:  Parsons Green, Durrant Close, Highcliffe, Highcliffe Court, Bridgefoot, Wetherby Silver Band and Bandstand, Weir Preservation Trust and Wilderness Car Park, Wetherby in Bloom.

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


Lent Lecture at Ripon Cathedral  -  ‘Mark: the good news about beginnings and endings …’ with Bishop Helen-Ann on Tuesday 20 March at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served from 7pm. Brendan


Wetherby Choral Society will present Handel’s Oratoria Israel in Egypt on Saturday 24 March at 7.30pm at St James’ Church. Tickets are £16 and can be ordered from John and Marion 01937 583126.


Confirmation at Ripon Cathedral. A number of our young people have been attending the ‘Following Jesus Deanery Confirmation Course’ and three of them will be confirmed by Bishop Helen-Ann on Palm Sunday, Sunday 25 March, at 5.30pm. Please hold Gabi, Joe and Tamsin in your prayers as they finish their Confirmation journey and begin the next stage of their Chrisitan journey. Friends and St James’ family would be very welcome to attend the service. Stroma McDermott


Community Easter Celebration – A short service for all ages and abilities on Wednesday 28 March at 1.45pm at St James’ Church. Please join us after the service for refreshments. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please speak to Val Lumsden 01937 584760.


Easter Sunday 1 April Dawn Service with breakfast at 6.00am. At 6.00am on Easter morning we meet outside St James’ Church to greet the risen Christ and, as we gather round the Easter Fire, we hear once again God’s plan of salvation for his world. We then process into church to renew our baptismal vows. Finally, we all go to the Church Centre to share breakfast. If you would like to join us, please sign the sheet at the back of church, so we have an approximate idea of numbers for breakfast. All are welcome, even if you don’t sign, you can still come – all ages are welcome. Marilyn


Pastoral Care – Looking after those who are ill or unable to leave home is very important to us. We do not want to miss anyone, so if you are ill, taken into hospital or know someone who is, please let us know, so that the clergy and Pastoral Care Team can make arrangements. Thank you. Stroma and Hilary Bailey.


The Lent House Groups are proving popular and it would be great if we could possibly start up some new house groups after Lent. If you could host or lead a group, with support, please let either Stroma or Marilyn Smith know.


Sunday Club at 9.30am and Children’s Work at 11.00 am – We are delighted that a number of new families and children are attending, it is fantastic to have you with us. Each Sunday, our DBS checked leaders provide teaching and activities for primary aged children in the Church Centre. The leaders will collect the children at the back of church to take them over to the centre, so that parents can continue to worship in the service. Stroma


The Alpha Course is back! – Starts on Monday 16 April at 7.00pm to 9.15pm in the Church Centre. For more information or to book a place, please contact Val Lumsden 07984 074710 email valandjimlumssden@gmail.com.


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



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





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