28th May 2017 Pew Sheet

St James



                              28 May 2017

       Seventh Sunday of Easter

“But you will receive power, when the Holy

           spirit comes upon you. Acts 1-8



8.00 am                    Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:               Brendan Giblin

Preaching:              Brendan Giblin


9.30 am                   Parish Communion

Presiding:               Brendan Giblin

Preaching:              Stroma McDermott

Assisting:               Marilyn Smith

Hymns:                  Christ Triumphant, ever Reigning, 394, How Shall I sing that Majesty, 367

              Anthem: Above All Praise - Mendelssohn

                Voluntary: Litanies – Alain


11.00 am                 Worship @ 11.00

Leading:                  Val Lumsden

          Preaching:               Stroma McDermott


          6.30 pm                   Refresh – Answers to Prayer

Leading:                  Brendan Giblin


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


  29 May


Bank Holiday


  30 May

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Holy Communion - Church on Corner

  7.30 pm

Election Hustings – St James


  31 May

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  7.00 pm

Prayer & Praise Evening – St James


  1 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  7.30 pm

Worship Group – St James

  2 June

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  10.00 am

Prayer Walk – Wetherby Town


  3 June




  4 June


  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  9.30 am

Parish Communion

  11.00 am

Worship @ 11.00

  12.30 pm

Pentecost Picnic Outing – Studley Park, Ripon

  6.00 pm

Youth Group - Centre

  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 Clive Jordan tel 582970 or email cliveandangie@hotmail.com for information.  


Suggestions for Prayers

There are more than 7 million, working-age, disabled people in the UK with only 48% in employment; many of whom are anxious about proposed cuts in Employment Support Allowances. Pray that no disabled person is without the necessary support in their daily lives and that cuts to welfare are fair and just.

People in the Deighton Road Area of Wetherby:  Deighton Road, North Grove Road, North Grove Avenue, North Grove Crescent, North Grove Drive, North Grove Way, North Gove Approach, North Grove Mount, North Court Grove, Stone Dene Park, Appleby Way.

This week Wetherby Churches are asked to pray for:  Wetherby and Collingham Methodist churches.


Book Club – Novel Conversations - Tuesday 6 June at 7.30pm in the Curate’s Office. All are welcome to our book club, when we will be discussing Jessie Burton’s novel ‘The Muse’. The July meeting will be held on Tuesday 4 July and the book to be discussed is ‘Dissolution’ by Clive Sansom. Dave and Sandra York 01937 579596


Exploring Reader Ministry – An evening to find out more on either Tuesday 6 June at 7pm at Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY or Wednesday 7 June at 7pm at Bridge Community Church, Leeds LS2 7BQ. For further details, please contact Ann Nicholl anicholl@live.com.


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


General Election Hustings – Question Time. Churches Together has re-arranged an evening with all the candidates for the Parliamentary Election now on Tuesday 30 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

The Children’s Society – We are running our usual book stall at the Church Fete and would be grateful for any donations of books or bric a brac please. We are happy to collect items. Thank you. Jill Rose. 586640

‘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

Friends of Church Music Bottlebola – The Friends will be having their ever popular ‘Bottlebola’. Any donations are greatly appreciated. A box for donations will be in the church porch. If the church is locked, donations can be left in the Parish Office. Thank you. Dave Lowes

Mothers’ Union Cake Stall – Donation of cakes would be gratefully received. Thank you. Chris Mahoney


‘Thy Kingdom Come’  an invitation for all25 May to 4 June – Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is encouraging Christians all around the world, as part of the global prayer movement ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, to join him in praying for more people to know Jesus Christ. Do please join in and see what God might do. St James’ events include:

Wednesday 31 May 7pm to 8pm – Prayer and Praise Evening in Church

Friday 2 June 10am to 11am – Prayer Walk through the town. When pausing at businesses, residential homes, schools, shops, etc, we can pray for all who live, work and visit the town. Please meet at Church at 10am. Thank you. Lorna Johnson


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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