Sunday, February 23

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

Revd Dr Sally Nelson will be speaking at our service this week, which will include Communion. Chris will be leading.

The theme will be our call to witness to God's glory, and the readings are Exodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9 amd 2 Peter 1: 16-21.

Everyone is welcome at our services, so do come and join us.

Great Pancake Giveaway

From 10am, Shrove Tuesday, February 25 at Margins

As has become our custom, we shall be cooking and distributing tasty and delicious pancakes to unsuspecting but grateful recipients outside Margins on Shrove Tuesday morning.

We will need welcomers to invite people to partake, and also a goodly supply of pancakes and toppings. The pancakes can be home-cooked or bought, ready to be warmed up on site.

Please do what you can to support this popular outreach event, and be there if you can make it.

Prayer Encounter

8.45 - 9.15am, Saturday, February 29 at Margins

We have plenty to pray for, and it's good to do it together; in fact, prayer should be a vital aspect of the life of our church, where we bring our concerns to God and listen for his response and leading.

Do join us if you possibly can. A possible incentive (not that you need one, of course), is that coffee and doughnuts are served afterwards for those who would like them.

Church Family Sunday Lunch

After the morning service on Sunday March 1 at Jean and Les's house

It's been a while since we had a Sunday Lunch together and everyone is invited to join us for a relaxing and enjoyable meal.

Jean will be getting in touch about food contributions shortly, and would like to know who is coming, preferably this Sunday (16-Feb) as she and Les leading a service elsewhere next week.

World Day of Prayer

1.30 - 2.30pm, Friday March 6 at St Joseph's Church

Please join us at St Joseph's Church for the annual ecumenical World Day of Prayer service prepared by Christian women of Zimbabwe.

The service will be followed by a 'Bring & Share' buffet in the church hall. All Welcome!

New photographic display in Margins

10am to 2pm, Tuesday-Saturday, Margins Bookshop

Local wildlife photographer Jonathan Marshall currently has some stunning bird photos on display in the shop - do have a look next time you're there.

More information

Dates for your diary...

To get advanced warning of other church and Churches Together events, keep a close eye on our church calendar - and avoid those embarrassing clashes of dates!

Other news and events

Lent Lecture 2020:
The Church and Climate Change

7.30pm, Monday March 9 at Wetherby Methodist Church

This lecture, which has been arranged by St James's Church and Wetherby Methodist Church, will have as its speaker, Jemima Parker, who is the Environment Office for the Dioces of Leeds.

The topic of Climate Change is one that is increasingly in the news, not least because of recent weather extremes, and it is right that the Church should be properly informed and active in promoting the long-term interests of the Earth and its people. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the issues we face.

Everyone is welcome. After the lecture, refreshments will be served.

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Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday March 4
in the Quiet Room at Wetherby Methodist Church

This is a great opportunity to meet with other Christians from around the town to pray for our community, and to enjoy a coffee and fellowship afterwards in the coffee lounge. These monthly meetings normally take place on the first Wednesday of every month.

Easter Egg Giveaway

From 10am, Saturday, April 11, at Margins

On Easter Saturday we will be distributing chocolate eggs around the town centre, to remind people of the meaning of Easter and to bless them with a little treat.

Please make a note of the date so that you can join us in the valuable and enjoyable work.

Deighton Gates Summer Fair

3 - 6pm, Saturday, June 27

Please put this date in your diary/calendar/almanac/behind the telephone and keep the afternoon free to help out at the school Summer Fair.

We will be helping to welcome visitors and offering them raffle tickets. It's always good fun, so make it a date.

The Beacon

This is a monthly programme broadcast every fourth Sunday in the month at 8.00am on Tempo FM 107.4, Wetherby's own community radio station. It's presented by Eric Ovenden, and aims to spread the Christian message to everyone in the Wetherby area.

Eric is keen to set up a Listeners' Panel to give him feedback and ideas for the programme. If you think you might be interested, give him a call on 01423 869841.