Weekly News Letter - 24th November 2019

St James





A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone

Sunday 24 November 2019
Christ the King

"Jesus said "Father forgive them" Luke 23.34

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

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: David York
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 139, 137, 117, God is Our Strength and Refuge
Anthem: Above All Praise and All Majesty - Mendelssohn
Voluntary: Grande Choeur in C Major - Hollins

11.00am Worship @ 11.00 
Leading: Elaine Hainsworth
Preaching: David York

6.30pm Refresh

Leading: Brendan Giblin

Diary for the Week

Monday 25 November
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
11.40am Funeral - Mrs Joyce Treece - Stonefall Crematorium

Tuesday 26 November
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Alpha - Centre
2.00pm Church on the Corner

Wednesday 27 November
9.30am Wednesday Toddlers - Centre
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
7.30pm Election Hustings - Methodist Church

Thursday 28 November
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
1.40pm Funeral - Mrs Jean Chafer - Stonefall Crematorium
7.30pm Worship Group

Friday 29 November
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 30 November
9.30am Christmas Fair - St James

Sunday 1 December
The First Sunday of Advent
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30pm Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11 - Holy Communion
6.30pm Advent Carol Service

Your Church Needs Support – Time to support welcomers, counters, youth work and mission etc.
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.
St James’ can receive more with no extra cost to you:

Gift Aid 

If you are a UK tax payer every £1 you give could be worth £1.25 to St James’



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For more information on how you can support St James’, Wetherby please speak to one of the clergy, Parish Office, or for more details of our planned giving schemes, Jill Rose (telephone 01937 586640 or e-mail jilly.rose@gmail.com)
Suggestions for Prayer
Our care for creation:  Pray for those who seek to reduce the problems of pollution and carbon emissions.  Help us to encourage our neighbours and friends to conserve energy and to recycle wherever possible.
People in the north Barleyfields Road area of Wetherby:  Barleyfields, Maple Drive, Poplar Avenue, Oakwood Road, Coxwold Hill, Coxwold View.
Churches in Wetherby this week are praying for: Wetherby and Collingham Methodist Churches.
General Election Hustings on Wednesday 27 November at 7.30 pm Methodist Church - Churches Together in Wetherby has organised an evening when we can hear from our parliamentary candidates. The email address to submit questions to is: hustings2019@ctiw.org  Please do come along. Brendan
Posada – Once again, Mary and Joseph will be setting off from Church on Sunday 1 December. They will require a place to stay each night during Advent and would love to be included in your family activities. If you would like to host them, please sign the sheet at the back of Church or speak to 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
Christmas Fair Saturday 30 November
Chocolate Tombola – We would welcome any donations of chocolate, please place in the box in the entrance to church.  Thank you in advance. Sue Taylor and Jean Heaton
Church Council Tombola – The PCC will be running a tombola and would welcome any donations. Please place them in the box in the Church Porch. Thank you. Jean Heaton
Mothers’ Union Cake Stall – Your contribution of cakes and produce would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Mary Gray
Friends Invitation Service on Advent Sunday 1 December at 6.30pm.  Come along and join us at a lovely Advent Carol Service with contributions by the Friends of Wetherby Church Music.  After the Service, refreshments will be provided.
Friends Christmas Coffee Morning with Carols on Saturday 7 December in the Centre from 9.30am to 12 noon.  Thank you. The Friends
Christmas Crackers at St James’ on Saturday 7 December 2-4pm – An afternoon of ‘all things Christmas’ - crafts and activities for primary school children. There will be a charge of £3 per child, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact sarahsharp.stjames@gmail.com or 07500 262306 to book a place. Volunteers are required to help, please sign the sheet at the back of church. Thank you. Sarah Sharp
Toy Services – Sunday 8 December. We would be delighted for any gifts of new, unwrapped toys, gifts for teenagers and vouchers, to pass on to St James’, Seacroft. They organise this brilliant scheme which brings much joy. Thank you. Brendan
Charity Carol Service on Monday 9 December at 7.30pm at St James’ Church. This year’s chosen charity is the British Lung Foundation. Tickets are £5 and available from Jean Heaton, Sheila Guest, Shirley Fawcett or the Parish Office. Thank you. Jean 07866 366314
Calling Mary, Joseph, Shepherds and Angels – our Nativity Service needs you! If your children would like to take part in this simple service on Sunday 22 December at 10am, please contact Sarah Sharp 07500 262306. Rehearsals will be on Sundays 1, 8 & 15 December 10-10.4am. Thank you. Sarah

Pantomime - Friday 27 December at 2pm - This year's panto is at Harrogate Theatre for a performance of Snow White. The Friends pay for the tickets for all musicians and also the coach, as a thank you for their time and commitment given over the year to maintain the wonderful musical tradition enjoyed by all at St James. 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 both the theatre ticket and the coach. If you would like to come along with us, please contact Simon Cooper on janandsi@hotmail.co.uk or 01937 529195 or 07855 411205 or in Church on Sunday mornings. Thank you. Jan and Simon Cooper



Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com