Weekly News Letter - 29 September 2019

St James




A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone

Sunday 29 September 2019
St Michael and All Angels

"Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it" Genesis 28.16

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

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: David York
Assisting: Lorna Johnson
Hymns: 198, 435, 96, I Cannot Tell
Anthem: Give us the Wings of Faith - Bullock
Voluntary: Incantation Pour un Jour Sant - Langlais

11.00am Worship @ 11.00
Leading: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: David York

6.30pm Wind Down Worship
Leading: Lorna Johnson

Diary for the Week

Monday 30 September
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James

Tuesday 1 October
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Alpha - Centre
2.00pm Church on the Corner
7.30p Novel Conversations - Curate's Office

Wednesday 2 October
9.15am WCT Prayer Group - Methodist Church
9.30am Wednesday Toddlers - Centre
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
2.00pm Mothers' Union - Centre
7.30pm Called to Prayer - St James
7.30pm Head, Heart and Hands - Centre

Thursday 3 October 
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre
7.30pm Worship Group - St James

Friday 4 October
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
4.45pm Man With a Pan
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 5 October

Sunday 6 October
Sixteenth Sunday and Trinity
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Parish Communion
11.00am Worship @ 11.00
2.00pm Holy Baptism
6.00pm Youth Group - Centre
6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

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Suggestions for Prayer
Let us pray we recognise more the great privilege of prayer and, through which, we can be inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit. For those who feel like giving up on prayer, for whatever reason, that they may come to a fresh understanding of the power of prayer. Pray that the important place of prayer, not only in the services, but the House groups, Called to Prayer, the Ecumenical group, may be more used.
People in the Grasmere Avenue of Wetherby: Grasmere Avenue, Grasmere Drive, Butterwick Gardens, Ennerdale Close, Buttermere Avenue, Ambleside Walk, Coniston Way, Thirlmere Drive, Grizedale Close.
This week Churches in Wetherby pray for: those throughout the world who are persecuted yet continue to be witnesses for Jesus.
Altar Flowers – The flowers at the altar are in loving memory of Fred Kettlewell, Jean’s husband.
Novel Conversations Book Club – Tuesday 1 October at 7.30pm in the Curate’s Office. We will be discussing ‘The Buried Giant’ by Kazuro Ishiguro. Thank you. All very welcome. Dave and Sandra York 01937 579596.
Head, Heart and Hands – Ever wondered what the bible means? What the bible is? How God uses the bible to speak into lives? Come along to the eight week exploration course from 7.30pm to 9pm, beginning on Wednesday 2 October in the Church Centre. All are welcome. For more details, please speak to Brendan.
The Children’s Society – Afternoon Tea on Thursday 3 October at 2.30pm in the Church Room. Come for tea and hear the story of ‘Afternoon Tea’, as told by Meryl White. Tickets are £8 from Jill Rose on 01937 586640.
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673
Stroma’s Licensing Service Thursday 3 October at 7pm at St John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough. All are welcome to come and support Stroma, as she officially joins the Knaresborough Team. If you would like to attend, please sign the form at the back of church, indicating whether you require a lift or can offer a lift.
CMS Supper and Illustrated Talk on Friday 4 October at 7pm at St Mark’sChurch, Leeds Road, Harrogate HG2 8AY. The speaker is Marcio Ciechaovicz ‘ACMS Window on the World’. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Derek Taylor or the Parish Office.
Harvest Lunch on Sunday 13 October - Following our Harvest Festival Services, we will be holding a Harvest Lunch in the Church Centre at 12.30pm. The lunch will be Cottage Pie, followed by fruit pie, with soft drinks provided. Tickets are £7.50 each or £20 for a family of four and are available from Jean Heaton, Shirley Fawcett or the Parish Office.
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.
2020 Visit to Nepal – Friday 23 October to Sunday 1 November. Together with our Methodist friends we are hoping to arrange another visit to our TearFund partners in Nepal during the October half-term of 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to see the work of God’s Church in a totally different part of the world. Places are limited. If you are interested in finding out more about this visit: 1. Please speak to Brendan, 2. Come along to a meeting to find out more on Tuesday 8 October at 6.30pm, The Upper Room, Bank Street Methodist Church. Thank you. Brendan
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

UCI Cycle Race – on behalf of the Friends, I would like to thank all those who came along to our catering stalls. It was a glorious day, with many visitors to Wetherby. Thank you also to the cake makers, those who helped setting/clearing up, in the kitchen and all those who served the steady flow of customers, we are extremely grateful. We shall let you know next week how much money was raised. Pam Britton (Chair)


Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com