Weekly News Letter - 13 October 2019

St James





A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone

Sunday 13 October 2019
Harvest Festival

"I tell you do not worry about your life" Luke 12.22

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Uell Kennedy
Preaching: Uell Kennedy

9.30am Harvest Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Brendan Giblin
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 290, 457, 289, Sing of the Lord's Goodness
Anthem: All Things Bright and Beautiful - Rutter
Voluntary: St Ann Fugue -  J S Bach

11.00am Festival Harvest Festival Family Service
Leading: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Robin Gamble

6.30pm Choir Concert

Diary for the Week

Monday 14 October
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12.30pm Lunchtime Concert (Festival) St James

Tuesday 15 October
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Alpha - Centre
12.30pm Lunchtime Concert - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner - Holy Communion

Wednesday 16 October
9.30am Wednesday Toddlers - Centre
9.45am MU Corporate Communion - St James
12.30pm Lunchtime Concert - St James
1.00pm Funeral - Mrs Iris Billings - Stonefall Crematorium
7.30pm Head, Heart and Hands - Centre

Thursday 17 October 
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
12.30pm Lunchtime Concert - St James
7.30pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 18 October
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12.30pm Lunchtime Concert - St James
7.30pm Wetherby Silver Band - St James

Saturday 19 October

Sunday 20 October
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30pm Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11 - Holy Communion
6.00pm Youth Group - Centre
6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

Welcome to all our visitors this Sunday. We are delighted to welcome the Combined Schools Choir, the Deputy Mayor Cllr Neil O’Byrne and Canon Robin Gamble to our Festival Harvest Festival as we celebrate all that is good in life.
Suggestions for Prayer
Prisons Week: Pray for those in prison and especially those in the YOI that, through the work and dedication of chaplains and volunteers, the young offenders may experience and be challenged by the Christian teaching they receive and endeavour to change their ways. Pray too for their families, as their sons return home after completing their sentences.
People in the School Road Area of Wetherby:  School Road, Braine Road, Nursery Garth, McBride Way, The Moorlands, York Road.
Churches in Wetherby are asked to pray for: the hospitals, surgeries, and pharmacies serving the Wetherby area.
Altar Flowers – The flowers at the altar are in loving memory of Barry Wilkinson (Mavis’s husband). If you would like to make a contribution towards the cost of the Harvest flowers, there will be a plate at the back of Church for you to do so. Thank you. Shirley Fawcett
The October Quiz will be the last one, as I will be moving to Newcastle soon. May I take this opportunity to thank everyone so much for supporting it for several years. You have helped to raise approximately £570 for the mission of the church. Susan Armstrong 07963 504743
We thank Susan for organising these quizzes on behalf of St James’. Susan has done so much for St James’ over the years, always in gracious and caring ways. We will all miss Susan’s friendship and pray for a good move and God’s deepest blessing as Susan settles into life in Newcastle. Brendan

No Entry – Some people are driving through the No Entry to approach the Parish Office and to park behind the Centre. To ensure that no-one’s safety is compromised can you please enter through the correct entrance after the Centre and past the Curate’s Office. Many thanks. Alan Grimes
St James’ Bells to Ring for Services Again? – but only if there are people who would like to learn to ring and form a new band! If you can climb steps, stand up and count, there is a good chance you can learn to ring a bell. If you are interested, please speak to the new Tower Captain, Peter Cox 01937 584453 or email peter_janet_cox@hotmail.com

Harvest Lunch Today - Following our Festival Harvest Festival Service, we are having our Harvest Lunch in the Church Centre at 12.30pm.
Harvest Gifts – Our harvest produce will be divided between St George’s Crypt, Wetherby Food Bank and All Hallows’ Community Café,
St George’s Crypt particularly need coffee, baked beans, tinned vegetables, toilet rolls, deodorant and washing powder.
St James' musicians at the Wetherby Festival - The Choir is giving a concert, Music for a Church's Year, today at 6.30pm, with refreshments beforehand in Church. Also, Michael Payne is taking part in two lunchtime concerts in Church: Thursday 17 October, Music for Piano Duet with Martin Binks and on Friday 18 October, an organ concert. Both start a 1pm and last around 40 minutes. Michael Payne
Prisons Week Service on Tuesday 15 October at 6.30pm at HMYOI. The guest speaker is Allen Langham ‘Author of Taming of a Villain’. If you wish to attend, please contact Andrew Marshall on 01937 573167.
No Trick, Just Treat! Yes, it's that time of year again! Volunteers needed to help at this great community event on Thursday 31 October (for setting up in the afternoon and at the event in the evening), please sign the list at the back of church if you can help. We also need donations of sweets, chocolates (Heroes), Marshmallows, Rich Tea or Digestive biscuits (there's a box at the back of church) and cakes on the day. Please speak to Debbie Peacock or myself. Many thanks.  Sarah Sharp 07500 262306
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673


Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com