Weekly News Letter - Sunday 19th September 2021

St James

AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone

The church is open for individual private prayer 10.00 -12noon Monday to Friday.  

We will broadcast worship live on Facebook or Youtube.  St James Facebook link    St James YouTube page

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Sunday 19th September - The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - "Submit yourselves to God!" James 3.7 

8.00am Holy Communion BCP 

9.30am Parish Communion 

11am Worship @ 11 with Holy Communion - This service will also be live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube  St James Facebook link    St James YouTube page

Please join us in-person or on-line to worship together.  Contact details are no longer needed but the QR code can still be used used.  

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Refreshments after Worship at 9.30am and 11am 
Meeting and sharing with each other is such an important part of church life.  We are delighted that coffee (and tea) after the 9.30am and 11.00am services will be served in the Coffee Lounge. Do please stay and join us for refreshments and fellowship.

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Children's Work @ 11.00
Thank you to everyone who has kindly offered to help with this work so far and we would be delighted for more offerrs of help.  We hope to get this work up and running soon.  

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Thursday Coffee Mornings  
Thursday Coffee Mornings - 9.30am to 11.30am in the Church Centre Coffee Lounge.   

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Love Lunch
Join us in the Coffee Lounge to share food and enjoy fellowship on Monday 20th September and thereafter every otherr Monday anytime between 12 noon and 2pm (last orders 1.30pm), where you will receive a warm welcome. 

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Alpha @ St James' 2021
Monday Evenings from 27 September to 22 November – 7pm-9.15pm – To book a place and for more information please contact Val Lumsden tel 01937 584760 or 07984 074710 email valandjimlumsden@gmail.com. Thank you. 

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Confirmation Sunday 21st November
We are delighted Bishop Helen-Ann will be coming to St James' to Confirm people on Sunday 21 November. Confirmation is an important milestone in our journey of faith, an opportunity for us to say 'yes' to all God offers us in Jesus. If you are interested, or would just like to know more, please do call 01937 520951 or email brendan.giblin@leeds.anglican.org

For young people, confirmation preparation begins at 4.00pm on Sunday 10th October in the Church Centre.  Please call Brendan 01937 520951 for more information. 

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Church on the Corner - 2pm Every Tuesday
It was lovely to restart this service last week.  We will meet in St James' church until restrictions have been sufficiently lifted to enable services to return to Hallfield Lane. Services last about 40 minutes and all are welcome.

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Church Open for Private Prayer
The Church is now open every morning between 10am and 12noon.  Parishioners and visitors really appeciate being able to visit the church.  If anyone has a couple of hours a month to spare to join our Welcoming team and help with this please let us know by contacting the Parish Office.  

A very be thank you to all the Welcomers who give up their time to make this happen.  
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Morning Prayer - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am  

Reverend Janet Cox kindly hosts Morning Prayer on weekdays (apart from Thursdays) at 9am.  A time to listen to God's word, worship and pray for the needs of the world.

Prayers on Thursday evenings @ 6pm via Zoom 

Derek and Lorna Taylor will be hosting short informal prayers on Thursday evenings at 6pm. 

The link for both Morning and Evening Prayer is: Zoom Prayer  Meeting ID: 716 3190 4008  Password: 8QcDqV

All are very welcome

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Wetherby and District Foodbank
Thank you to everyone who has given to the Food Bank. Donations of food can be left in church 10.00 - 11.00am Monday to Friday.  Food parcels can be collected from the distribution centre at Barleyfields from 10-11am on Tuesdays and Fridays.  A delivery service will continue for those who find it difficult to travel to Wetherby.

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Daily Hope phone line
DailyHope, a free national telephone line, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of the phone.

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind; to provide comfort and spiritual nourishment to the most isolated in our society.

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Amazon Smile
Thank you to all who have registered with Amazon Smile to support St James.  If you shop with Amazon please do consider making us your registered charity.  Shop on Amazon Smile at Amazon Smile St James and Amazon donates to St James Wetherby, at no cost to you.  

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Financial Support - "God loves cheerful givers" 2 Cor 9.7
We are extremely grateful to everyone who supports St James' financially.

This support enables us to be at the heart of the community sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.  As part of a diocesan family of churches we also support less well resourced parishes in other parts of the diocese.  Since lockdown, as collections during services have been limited, we have suffered a significant drop in our income.  Unless this income is recovered the things we can do as a church will be severely curtailed.

I would like to ask everyone to consider two things.

1)  If you are not doing so already, please consider setting up a standing order through your bank. (Thank you to those who, since lockdown, have already made this transition.) This is the easiest way to give, and it is Covid- secure. The form for giving and Gift Aid is here:  Regular Giving Form 

Our bank details are:  Wetherby Parochial Church Council account at NatWest Bank PLC  Sort Code: 55-81-11  Account No: 04416775 

2)   If you are able to, please consider increasing your giving. Like everyone else each year inflation means that our costs increase. If it is a while since you increased your regular giving please consider doing so. Or perhaps you might be able to consider a one-off gift to St James', in which case you could support a specific area of church life, Worship, Mission or Fabric?

If you require any further information please contact our Stewardship Officer, Jill Rose 01937 586 640. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.

My old vicar used suggest to people that they give as much as makes them joyful. I thought that was a rather good way of putting it. As St Paul says, "God loves cheerful giver". 2 Cor 9.7

Thank you for all your support. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com

www.stjameswetherby.org.uk

https://www.facebook.com/stjameswetherby 


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