This Sunday - February 18

10.30am at Deighton Gates School

This Sunday David will be leading and Chris speaking on the Temptations of Jesus in the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13).

As always, we extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to join us for this service.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Giveaway

This was a great success, despite the inclemency of the weather, and we had plenty of visitors in Margins. Thanks to everyone who supplied pancakes and/or came to help out.

Some photos taken on the day will appear in the News section soon.

Church Family Sunday Lunch

Around 1pm, this Sunday (February 18), at Jean and Les's home

This is another of our popular and relaxed opportunities to share fellowship over a 'bring-something-to-share' meal.

If you are intending to come - and why should you not? - please let Jean (520567, know, and discuss what you might be able to contribute to the communal table.

These are always enjoyable affairs, so do come along if you can.

Church Members' Meeting - postponed!

New date: After morning service on Sunday, March 4

For various reasons, the Leadership Team have decided to move the impending Church Meeting to a slot after a Sunday service. We do hope this won't inconvenience anyone. The meeting shouldn't take very long, so your Sunday lunch won't be spoilt.

As always, all church members and friends are warmly invited to join us as we consider how we can best serve God's purposes in our community and beyond.

See you there!

Prayer Encounter

8.45 (prompt!) - 9.15am, Saturday, February 24 at Margins

Praying together is - or certainly should be - and important aspect of the life of our church, as 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.

TWAM - Tools with a Mission

10am-4pm, Saturday, February 24 at St James' Church Rooms (aka Scout Hut)

Got any old tools you're no longer using?

Tools with a Mission (TWAM) recycle tools into trade kits which are sent to countries in the developing world for 'livelihood creation'. They send out around 300 tonnes of tools every year.

Churches Together is holding a collection of tools on 24 February. If you have any tools you no longer need, or surplus to requirements after a generous Christmas present, then your support of this appeal would be very much appreciated.

We are looking for tools suitable for builders, carpenters, electricians, and gardening tools, and also sewing machines and haberdashery.

Don't wait until the end of February, though - start delving into your sheds, lofts and garages now - thank you!

For more information, see the TWAM website.

Dates for your diary...

Churches Together Prayers for the Community

9.15-10.00am on Wednesday March 7
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 take place on the first Wednesday of every month.

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 Lectures 2018

Two excellent talks for Lent

On Monday 19th February, at St James' Church, Mrs Margaret Sentamu, wife of the Archbishop of York, will be speaking about her life and work in a talk entitled 'Palace Intrigue'.

The following week, Monday, 26th February, at Wetherby Methodist Church, Dr Mike Stockton, Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St. Gemma's Hospice will talk on 'What is a good death?', which will explore the issues which we face in death.

Both talks start at 7.30pm and will allow time for questions. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. Click on the poster to view or download it.

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.