19th November 2017 Pew Sheet

St James



Sunday 19 November 2017

     Second Sunday Before Advent

       “Well done, good and trustworthy slave”

                             Matthew 25.21


8.00 am                    Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:               Uell Kennedy

Preaching               Uell Kennedy


9.30 am                   Parish Communion

Presiding:               Stroma McDermott

Preaching:              Nepal Team

Assisting:               Val Lumsden

Hymns:                   198, 374, There is a Redeemer, 149

        Anthem: Ave Verum - Elgar

        Voluntary: Prelude& Fugue in C Major BWV 545 – J S Bach


           11.00 am                   Worship @ 11.00 – Holy Communion

           Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

           Preaching:                Nepal Team

           Assisting:                 Stroma McDermott


           6.30 pm                     Evensong (BCP)

           Leading:                    Graham Siswick

           Preaching:                 Marilyn Smith

           Hymns:                     147,143,10, Psalm 89 (Chant 249), Magnificat (Chant 235), Nunc Dimittis (Chant 127),  Anthem: Lord for thy Tender Mercy’s Sake, Voluntary – Master Tallis’ Testament   


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



  20 November

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  12 noon

Love Lunch – Centre


  21 November

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Holy Communion – Church on the Corner


  22 November

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

An Evening with Bishop Nick – St James


  23 November

  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

  24 November

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  25 November

  9.30 am

Christmas Fayre- Centre


  26 November

Christ the King


  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

Evening Prayer



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


Suggestions for Prayer

Wednesday is St Cecilia’s Day, Patron Saint of Music, when we can give thanks for the gift of music and for those at St James’ who faithfully provide music and singing in our worship.  Wednesday is also observed as ‘Red Wednesday’, when we can remember and pray for God’s blessing on the many projects throughout the world providing pastoral and spiritual care often in the face of persecution.

People in the Glebe Field Area of Wetherby:  Glebe Field Chase, Glebe Field Close, Glebe Field Croft, Glebe Field Drive, Glebe Field Garth, Glebe Field Holt.

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for:  St. Oswald’s Church, Collingham


An Evening with Bishop Nick – Religion and Violence - Wednesday 22 November at 7.30pm at St James’ Church.  Why is violence so often associated with religion? All are welcome to an evening with Bishop Nick when this issue, that besets our world, will be discussed. Brendan


Christmas Fayre – Saturday 25 November in St James’ Church Centre from 9.30am until 12 noon. We would appreciate donations of cakes, tombola prizes, unwanted gifts and we also require volunteers for the refreshments.  Many thanks. Susan Armstrong 520763 susan.armstrong50@ntlworld.com


Sunday Club at the Christmas Fayre - The Sunday Club children will be selling Golden Crackers again at this year’s Fayre - £1 each or £5 for 6. Find a Golden Ticket and win a prize - 200 crackers – 100 amazing prizes! Thank you. Lynda Breen


We will be having our usual ‘bric-a-brac nearly new stall’ at the Christmas Fayre and any donations would be greatly appreciated. There will be a box in the Church porch for your donations or you can give them to me. Thank you. Sheila Guest 585994


Embrace, the Body Image Movement – One woman’s journey to inspire everybody – a special film screening on Sunday 26 November at 7.30pm at The Engine Shed, Wetherby. Tickets cost £10 for adults, plus one teenager, and are available from Castlegate Stationers or the Engine Sheds. Thank you. Ruth Mayhew 078375 36772 


Posada – Our travelling Nativity figures, Mary and Joseph, will once again be looking for families to stay with this Advent. Please speak to Sarah Sharp, Youth Leader, 07500 262306, if you would like to host them. Let’s make room for Jesus this Christmas! Thank you. Sarah Sharp


Candle Lighters Needed – We are having two Christingle Services on Christmas Eve this year, at 4pm and 6pm. If you can help with this, please put your name down on the list at the back of church. Many thanks. Jean Heaton


Christmas Crackers – Saturday 2 December 2-4pm in the Crypt, St James’ Church. An afternoon of Christmas crafts and activities for primary school aged children (4-11 years). Places are limited, so book your place now via the Parish Office or contact Sarah Sharp sarahsharp.stjames@gmail.com. A small charge of £3 per child (£2 for siblings) is payable at the time of booking. Sarah Sharp


Service of Service at 11am on Sunday 3 December ‘For the son of Man came not to be served, but to serve …..’  Do come and join us for a service with a difference, most of the service will take place outside our Church building as acts of service. Our time will begin in Church at 11am, a prayer will send us on our way to bless others through acts of service. At 12.15pm we will gather back in the Church Centre to share our stories over a simple lunch. Val Lumsden

Following the Service of Service, a lunch of soup, cake and fruit will be served. If you are able to make some soup/cakes, could you please sign your name on the list of the back of Church. Thank you. Marilyn Smith


Advent Carol Service at 6.30pm – Sunday 3 December. We invite you all to join in with the Friends of Wetherby Parish Church Music in support of the St James’ Church Advent Carol Service. Light refreshments will be served after the service. Thank you The Friends Committee.


Service of Light – Following the Service of Light on Sunday 29 October, a total of £218.20 was raised for Martin House hospice care for children and young people. Thank you. Brendan


Pantomime Thursday 28 December at 2pm. Friends have a few tickets available to the congregation for this year’s ‘Musicians Panto Outing’ to York to see Beauty and the Beast. Tickets are only £15 to the congregation and include the coach, which will leave at 12.45pm. Please contact Simon Cooper on Sundays (or janandsi@hotmail.co.uk or 529195)


Please note the Parish Office will be closed on Monday 20 November.



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





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