Weekly News Letter - 15th December 2019

St James





A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone

Sunday 15 December 2019
The Third Sunday of Advent
"Be Strong, do not fear! Here is your God" Isaiah 


8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Brendan Giblin

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Lorna Johnson
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 30, 244, Hark What a Sound, 315
Anthem: This is the Truth - Lloyd
Voluntary: Scherzo (Sonata 8) - Rheinberger

11.00am Service of Service
Leading: Brendan Giblin

6.30pm Evening Prayer

Leading: Brendan Giblin
Hymns: 470, 31, 405. Psalm 14 (Chant 124)
Anthem: Creator of the Stars of Night - Anon
Voluntary: Liturgical Improvisation 2 - Oldroyd

Diary for the Week

Monday 16 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
10.00am Deighton Gates School Carol Concert - St James
12 noon Love Lunch - Centre

Tuesday 17 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner

Wednesday 18 December
9.30am Wednesday Toddlers - Centre
9.45am Mothers' Union Corporate Communion - St James

Thursday 19 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
2.15pm St James' School Christingle Service - St James

Friday 20 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 21 December

Sunday 22 December
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Nativity and Family Commun
6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Your Church Needs Support 
Funds to support the ministry and outreach of St James’, and the upkeep and repair of our building.  Please help us plan by joining our planned standing order or envelope giving schemes. For further information, please contact Jill Rose 01937 586640 email jilly.rose@gmail.com
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Suggestions for Prayer
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the rich heritage of music and especially what we have at St James’.  We give thanks for music faithfully provided by the robed choir, directed by Michael, for the music group leading the 11am service and other groups, such as the Gospel Choir.  Not to be forgotten are the bell ringers, calling us to worship as well as ringing at wedding celebrations.
People on the Glebe Field Drive Area:  Glebe Field Chase, Glebe Field Close, Glebe Field Croft, Glebe Field Garth, Glebe Field Holt.
Churches in Wetherby this week pray for: The Methodist Churches in Wetherby and Collingham.

Parish Office Manager – We are delighted to announce that Mrs Alison Wrigglesworth will be joining us on Monday 6 January as our new Parish Office Manager. We look forward to welcoming Alison to St James’. Thank you to everyone who has been helping with the work of the Office over these busy weeks. Brendan
December Quiz – The December Quiz is entitled ‘Christmas’ and costs £1.00. All money raised goes towards Church Funds. Thank you. Sue Taylor  
Help for Asylum Seeker – As some of you may know, over the past few weeks an asylum seeker, a young Christian from Iran, has been part of our fellowship. People seeking asylum are prohibited from working and have extremely little financial support. We have set up a fund to support this person in the difficult months ahead. Cheques may be made payable to Wetherby PCC, please Gift Aid if you are eligible. Please mark the envelope ‘Asylum Support’. Thank you. Brendan
Service of Service Sunday 15 December – We need lots of baskets of mince pieces and some biscuits, for the children, to give away in the Market Place, as a way of sharing God’s love. Please bring your mince pies to the Centre on 15 December at 10.50am, so we can get everything ready for this wonderful opportunity of outreach. Many thanks. Jackie Smithson 01937 584115.

Christingles – We will be preparing the Christingle oranges in the Church Centre on Monday 23 December at 6pm. This is a popular service, we have a lot of oranges to prepare, so would be grateful for your support. Please let me know if you can help. Many thanks. Bev 07879 332963
Pantomime (Snow White) - Friday 27 December at 2pm – HarrogateTheatre. The Friends pay for tickets for all musicians and the coach, as a thank you for their time and commitment. The coach will leave the Cluster of Nuts carpark at 1pm. There are still tickets available, which are now offered to members of the congregation. A contribution of £15 pp is requested from non musicians, this includes the theatre ticket and coach. If you would like to join us, please contact Simon Cooper on janandsi@hotmail.co.uk or 01937 529195 or 07855 411205. Thank you. Jan and Simon Cooper
Christmas Day Lunch at the Methodist Church Hall 12 noon. Tickets cost £5 and available from the Parish Office or at the Wednesday & Saturday Coffee Mornings at the Methodist Church. For further details or information, please contact John McCarthy 07773 115217
Postage Stamps – Please save all used postage stamps. There is a collecting box on the window sill in the Church Centre for your stamps and proceeds go to Christian Aid. Thank you. Mary Hare
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673

If you wish any notices to be included in the Weekly News for Sunday 5 January, please send them to the Parish Office by Friday 20 December.

Please note the Parish Office will be open on Monday 23 December, but closed from Christmas Eve and reopens on Monday 6 January 2020.



Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com