Weekly News Letter - 23rd February 2020

St James




A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone

Sunday 23 February 2020
The Sunday Next before Lent
"Get up and do not be afraid" Matthew 17.7


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

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: Brendan Giblin
Assisting: Lorna Taylor
Hymns: 4,  318, 247, 199
Anthem: Be Thou My VIsion - Chilcott
Voluntary: Fanfare - Cook

11.00am Worship @ 11.00
Leading: Elaine Hainsworth
Preaching: Brendan Giblin

6.30pm Refresh
Leading: Lorna Taylor

Diary for the Week

Monday 24 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12 noon Love Lunch - Centre

Tuesday 25 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner

Wednesday 26 February
9.30am Wednesday Toddlers - Centre
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
7.30pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion Service - St James

Thursday 27 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
7.30pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 28 February
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
4.45pm Man with a Pan - Centre
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 29 February 

Sunday 1 March
The First Sunday of Lent
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11
2.00pm Holy Baptism
6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

Suggestions for Prayer
Pray that we make the best use of the 40 days of Lent.  We pray for God’s blessing upon all those involved in the Lenten home groups to study Desmond Tutu’s book, “In God’s Hands” and that it will be found challenging and encouraging.Pray for people in Linton: Westgarth, Tibgarth, College Farm Lane, Stammergate Lane, Middle Lane, Orchard Drive, Northcote Fold, Eden Bank.
This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: St Oswald’s Church, Collingham.


Help required Thursday Coffee Mornings – For many years, St James’ has held a Coffee Morning on a Thursday. The money raised is split between St Gemma’s Hospice and St James’ Church and the morning is an important part of our outreach to the community. If we have enough helpers, the commitment is one Thursday morning four times a year. If you can help or want more information, please speak with me either at Church or on 01937 584816. Thank you. Shirley Fawcett

It’s that simple.  It can be inconvenient completing white Gift Aid envelopes on a Sunday morning - would it not be simpler to be able to use envelopes imprinted with an identifying number instead of writing your full name and address?  You can, using St James’ Yellow Envelopes.

Put your donation in the envelope, put the envelope on the offertory plate and the Gift Aid Recorder will identify your donation from the unique number and claim the tax. It’s that simple.
The value of Gift Aid donations at St James’ is falling, but cash donations are increasing.
If you pay UK income tax and do not wish to commit to a standing order or you often use the white envelopes, please speak to our friendly Gift Aid Recorder, Jill Rose (07761982630 or mail: jilly.rose@gmail.com) who can provide you with a batch of numbered yellow envelopes. Simple

Food Donation Boxes – In Church and the Centre. Please leave any food donations in the green plastic containers, situated in the Church and the Centre. As always, your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Margaret Williams 01937 918548.
Did you know that the Church of England is offering daily Lent reflections direct to your email? The reflections will be delivered, free of charge, to your email address for the 40 days of Lent. To learn more, go to the Church of England web site: www/churchofengland.org/livelent. To sign up, go to the link and scroll down to the section called ‘receive our seasonal reflections by email’, and fill in your details. Thank you. Brenda Plant
In God’s Hands – A Course for Lent – There will be a number of homegroups meeting across the Parish throughout Lent, so you can choose a time and location convenient to you. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, 26 February, so groups will begin the week after that. This year, we will be following a course based on the book ‘In God’s Hands’ by Desmond Tutu. Do consider joining a group, they are such a good way to learn, amongst friends old and new. To join a group, please sign the list at the back of Church. Thank you. David Bewell.

Special Services for Ash Wednesday, 26 February, at St James’ Church
Lent begins on Wednesday 26 February and there are two Ash Wednesday Holy Communion services at St James’, with the imposition of ashes. These are at 9.45am and also 7.30pm (this service shared with Wetherby Methodist Church). All are very welcome. Thank you. Brendan
The Children’s Society – The Children’s Society are holding a Coffee Morning on Thursday 27 February at Wetherby Town Hall. We will have all the usual favourites, books, bric-a-brac, tombola and, of course, refreshments, cakes and bacon butties. Please come along and support us. Any donations of books and bric-a-brac gladly received. Many thanks. Jill Rose 01937 586640
World Day of Prayer on Friday 6 March at St Joseph’s Church, Wetherby, at 1.30pm with a buffet afterwards. This year’s Service has been prepared by the Christian Women of Zimbabwe. Please do come along and pray with us. Everyone is very welcome. Thank you. Natalie Elderton 07835 958966
February’s Quiz is entitled ‘Pot Luck’ and costs £1, all money goes to Church funds. Congratulations to Dorothy Gosling, who won the January quiz, ‘All about the 1990’s. Thank you. Sue Taylor
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