21st May 2017 Pew Sheet

St James



                              Sunday 21 May 2017

           Sixth Sunday of Easter

       “None of you can become my disciple

if you do not give up all your possessions” Luke 14.33



8.00 am                    Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:               Brendan Giblin

Preaching:              Brendan Giblin


9.30 am                   Parish Communion

Presiding:               Brendan Giblin

Preaching:              Paul Winstanley

Assisting:               Stroma McDermott

Hymns:                   207, Spirit of the Living God, 262, 214

         Anthem: If Ye Love Me - Wilby

          Voluntary: Fugue a la Gigue – J S Bach


11.00 am                 Worship @ 11.00 – Holy Communion

Presiding:               Brendan Giblin

           Preaching:              Paul Winstanley

           Assisting:               Val Lumsden


           6.30 pm                     Evensong (BCP)

Leading:                  Stroma McDermott

Preaching:               Graham Siswick

Hymns:                    184,158,10, Psalm 87 (chant 171), Magnificat (Chant 103), Nunc Dimittis (chant 226), Anthem: Litany to the Holy Spirit – Hurford, Voluntary: Le Jardin Suspendu - Alain


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



  22 May

   9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

   12 noon

Love Lunch - Centre


  23 May

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.45 am

Family Time  – Church Room

  12.15 pm

Memorial Service – Mr John Edward Richardson – St James

  2.00 pm

Christian Aid Service - Church on Corner


  24 May

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

Election Hustings – St James


  25 May

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  1.30 pm

Time for Tots – Centre

  3.45 pm

Confirmation Group (Young People – Curate’s Office

  7.30 pm

Ascension Day Parish Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

Confirmation Group (Adults) – Curate’s Office

  26 May

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  10.00 am

Wave of Prayer – St Joseph’s Church

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  27 May




  28 May

 Seventh Sunday of         Easter

  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00

  6.30 pm

Refresh – Answers to 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 Clive Jordan tel 582970 or email cliveandangie@hotmail.com for information.  


Suggestions for Prayers

From Ascension Day to Pentecost, Christians worldwide will be taking part in “Thy Kingdom Come” – a global wave of prayer for the peace of the world and also that many people will come to know Jesus and have faith in His message. Pray that there will be widespread support from Christians in Wetherby to join in the wave of prayer between 10.00am and 7.00pm in St Joseph’s church on Friday 26 May.

People in the Linton Lane Area of Wetherby:  Linton Lane, Linton Hills Road, Avon Garth, The Ridge, Sicklinghall Road, Wetherby Golf Club.

This week Wetherby Churches are asked to pray for: The work of the NHS and all involved in its work.


Love Lunch – Monday’s fortnightly pop in café brings people together to share food and enjoy fellowship. Join us in the Coffee Lounge on Monday 22 May at 12 noon, where you will receive a warm welcome. Lorraine Moseley


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


Quiz – The May quiz is entitled ‘Review of the Years 2001 to 2004’ and is available at the back of Church and costs £1.00. All proceeds go to support the mission of the Church. Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763


Coffee Morning – Saturday 27 May at 10am at 9 Lazenby Drive, Wetherby. We are having a coffee morning to raise money for the young people to travel to Nepal to support the Tearfund Nepal project. Any donations of wine, raffle prizes, baking, etc, would be very gratefully received. Please do come and support our young people in this worthwhile trip. Many thanks. Jackie Taylor 01937 582339 email jackietaylor0468@gmail.com


General Election Hustings – Question Time. Churches Together has organised an evening with all the candidates for the Parliamentary Election on Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm-9.00pm in St James’ Church. Come and hear the candidates speak for themselves, interrogate them and listen to their answers. This evening will be an excellent way to engage in the shaping of our shared national life. All are welcome. Brendan


Summer Fete – Saturday 10 June

Plant Stall - We are planning a plant stall, but need donations to stock it! If you are splitting plants, have extra seedlings or any other surplus plants, please think of us! Please contact Greta Coles-Johnson on gretacojo@gmail.com or on 07826 066135 or 583541. Please drop off at Church Centre on Friday 9 June or I can collect during that week. Thank you. Greta Coles-Johnson

St James’ Fun Art and Craft Competition – Saturday 10 June – We are holding a ‘Fun Art and Craft Competition’ in the Church during the Fete. Twelve different categories, covering all age groups. It is free to enter and you can enter as many different categories as you like. So get your knitting needles, paint brushes, aprons, vases, cameras and Lego out and have a go! Thank you. Jean Heaton and Sue Taylor


‘Nearly new bric-a-brac’ stall - There will be a box in the church porch for any contributions to this stall. Thank you. Sheila Guest


An enjoyable read – Copies of our own St James’ Parish magazine can be found in the church porch. At only 60p a month, or get it delivered as part of a very reasonable annual subscription package, it represents good value. You will find details of services and other activities based around the church and articles on a wide range of topics. Thank you. Alan Britton


Holy Land Pilgrimage – I now have twelve names for those wishing to join the pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2018, but we still require 16 people to make it viable. So, if you are considering going, please let me have your names as soon as possible, so that I can receive dates from Pilgrim Travel. Thank you Derek Taylor dervaltaylor@talktalk.net 01937 918534


St James’ Quiet Day at Parceval Hall on Tuesday 18 July 10am to 4pm – Parceval Hall is a wonderful retreat centre at Appletreewick near Bolton Abbey. It is the most beautiful place to retreat to. The building, food, gardens and setting are wonderful. Come and be restored. The day will be led by the Rev’d Yvonne Callaghan, an inspirational person. There are limited places! The cost, which includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, is £25 pp, bursaries available. Further details are at the back of Church. Please do book via Brendan 520951 bgiblin@me.com or the Parish Office 583074 stjames@dsl.pipex.com. Brendan


Rose Garden – If you still owe money for rose bushes, can you please leave payment at the Parish Office or see me in Church after a 9.30am Service. Many thanks. Pauline Naylor



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



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