24th December & 25th December Pew Sheet

St James

AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

 

                    Sunday 24 December 2017

                              The Fourth Sunday of Advent

                                          “Do not be afraid” Luke 1.30

 

8.00 am                    Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Stroma McDermott

Preaching:                Stroma McDermott

 

          9.30 am                     Parish Communion             

 Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

Preaching:                 Graham Siswick

Assisting:                  Marilyn Smith      

 

11.00 am                  Holy Baptism – Olivia Eden Grace Walton

 

2.00 pm                    Crib Service

4.00 & 6.00 pm       Christingle Services

 

11.30 pm                  Midnight Communion                       

 


                   Monday 25 December 2017

                            Christmas Day

 “ The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all” Titus 2.11

 

8.00 am                    Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:                 Brendan Giblin

Preaching:                Brendan Giblin

 

10.00 am                  Family Christmas Communion

Presiding:                Stroma McDermott

Preaching:               Brendan Giblin

Assisting:                Graham Siswick

 


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.

 

 

This Week

Wednesday 9.45am                  Holy Communion, St James’

                  


 

The Parish Office will be closed from 25 December until 1 January 2018 inclusive. We reopen on Tuesday 2 January at 9am. We wish you a very Happy New Year.   

 

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

Let us rejoice that Jesus came to earth, born of Mary in the humility of a stable, to demonstrate His great love for us. Pray for those who do not know Him, who fail to recognise the Light of His Love or continue to persecute Him.  As we worship him, offering our praise and thanksgiving, pray that we might serve Him in the suffering of the homeless, the refugee and the persecuted around the world.   

All People living in or visiting Wetherby.

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for:   God’s blessing on all who will be worshipping in the different churches during the Christmas season.

 

2017 Remembrance Tree – In the Church grounds. The tree will be illuminated from Advent Sunday until 6 January 2018. Dedicate a light and remember someone special at this time. Thank you. Val Lumsden

 

Christmas Day Lunch – Churches Together will be serving a traditional Christmas Lunch at Wetherby Methodist Church Hall on Christmas Day from 12 noon until 3.30pm. This costs £5.00 pp. A warm welcome  guaranteed, quizzes and carols and transport provided.

 

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

 

Busy Christmas – A huge thank you to everyone who has been working so hard to make Christmas special at St James’. The choir, the young people, the flower arrangers, mince-pie and mulled wine makers, the Parish Office and so many more people have worked so hard to make Christmas happen. Thank you. All we need now is some more snow! Brendan

 

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 delicious refreshments and a chat. RSVP to the Parish Office 01937 583074

 

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

www.stjameswetherby.org.uk

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