Weekly News Letter - 8th December 2019

St James




A Very Warm Welcome to Everyone

Sunday 8 December 2019
The Second Sunday of Advent
"With righteousness he shall judge the poor" Isaiah 11.4


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

9.30am Parish Communion
Presiding: Brendan Giblin
Preaching: David York
Assisting: Marilyn Smith
Hymns: 484, 27, Christ is Surely Coming, 29
Anthem: This is the Record of John - Gibbons
Voluntary: Num Komm der Heiden Heiland - J S Bach

11.00am Family Service
Leading: Sarah Sharp
Preaching: Brendan Giblin

6.30pm Wind Down Worship

Leading: Marilyn Smith

Diary for the Week

Monday 9 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
12.30pm Pastoral Care Lunch - Centre
7.30pmn Charity Carol Service - St James

Tuesday 10 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
2.00pm Church on the Corner
2.20pm Funeral - Mr Kenneth Viney - Stonefall Crematorium

Wednesday 11 December
9.30am Wednesday Toddlers - Centre
9.45am Holy Communion - St James
7.30pm Gospel Choir - St James

Thursday 12 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
9.30am Coffee Morning - Centre

Friday 13 December
9.15am Morning Prayer - St James
11.30am Funeral - Mr Aloysius Thomson - St James
6.30pm Choir Practice - St James

Saturday 14 December
7.30pm Choral Society Concert - St James

Sunday 15 December
The Third Sunday of Advent
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30pm Parish Communion
11.00am Service of Service
6.30pm Evening Prayer

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
St James’ can receive more with no extra cost to you:

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Suggestions for Prayer
People on the Sandringham Road Area:  Sandringham Road, Barleyfields Lane, Northgates, Grosvenor Terrace, York Place, Northgates House.
Churches in Wetherby this week pray for: all who care for dependent loved ones.
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
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.  Festive fair will be served after the service and any donations towards this (mince pies, cake, wine etc) are gratefully received, please add your name to the list at the back of church. Thank you. Jean 07866 366314
November Quiz – There were no winners of the November Quiz. Why not have a go at our December Quiz, entitled ‘Christmas’, costs £1.00. All money raised goes towards much needed 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
Esther Christmas Social – Friday 13 December - All the ladies of the church are invited to join us for an evening of fun and fellowship in the Coffee Lounge. Please arrive 7.15pm, as we plan to start with a Beetle Drive at 7.30pm. We will then break into informal groups for a good chat! Please bring your own glass, drinks and a few nibbles to share. For further details please contact Amy Lund at Amy.lund@hotmail.com or 07958 178392

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.

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
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

Christmas Day Lunch at the Methodist Church Hall 12 noon to 3pm. Tickets cost £5.00 and are available from the Parish Office or at the Wednesday & Saturday Coffee Mornings at the Methodist Church. For further details, please contact John McCarthy 07773 115217.
Christmas Fair – A big thank you to all who helped at the Christmas Fair. We made over £900.00. Thank you. Julie Hayman
The St James’ Email Prayer Chain – for email prayer chain requests, please email Rosie Rooke mail@rosierooke.plus.com or telephone 01937 580673
Please note the Parish Office will be closed on Friday 13 December.



Tel: 01937 583074 

email: stjames.wetherby@gmail.com