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Sunday next before Lent

3 March 2019


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Our celebrant today is Canon Robert Gage, and we are delighted to have him with us.  The special prayers for this Sunday, Bible reading references, and hymn numbers are on this sheet. Words for the hymns are in the green book, or on this sheet.  For any children of Sunday Club age, materials linked to today’s Gospel reading are available at the back of church for them to use and take home.  Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) if you have any questions. 

First hymn:  146   Holy, holy, holy.

Collect:  Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross; give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

First Reading:  Exodus 34: 29 – 35

Second hymn: 234    Christ, whose glory fills the skies.

Second reading: 2 Corinthians 3: 12 – 4:2

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:  Luke 9: 28 – 36


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Moira Atkinson, Richard Allen, Chris Arbothnot, Diana Bargewell, Thomas Dexter, Ann Dodgson, Andrew Edwards, Khardine Edwards, Jill Eltringham, Cynthia Games, Lou Games, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Harry Hall, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Jack Hudson, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, Liz Jones, Richard Little, Daniel McAdam, David Olver, Stephen Potter, Mary Rankin, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Jan Soulsby, Rachel Thompson, John Ward, Jeanne Whitehead, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, Tony and Lee.

Please pray for the recently departed.   

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Megan Lacey, Stanley Lamb, Audrey Mary Hall, Thomas Edward Walker, Joe Hobin, Lilian Cuthbertson, James Syson, and Mary Keen.

Offertory Hymn:  408  Love divine, all loves excelling.

First Communion hymn:  389   Jesus, these eyes have never seen.

Second Communion hymn: Be still, for the presence of the Lord,

Post communion prayer: Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ: may we who are partakers at his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save.  This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Recessional hymn:  178   ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here.

Everyone is welcome in the Parish Centre for refreshments and a good chat, after the service.  

Service times and Intentions for the week


Of the day




Of the day

Our families






10:00 am (with imposition of ashes) – for evening service, see notice below


In Lent

Local hospitals



In Lent

Bible Reading Fellowship



In Lent

Anthony Nolan Trust

Morning Prayer 9:30 am


Readings for Sunday 10 March:

First Sunday of Lent

 Deuteronomy 26: 1 – 11

Romans 10: 8b – 13

Luke 4: 1 – 13


This week’s other activities

Tue 5 Mar

1:00 pm


7:30  pm

MU meets in the Parish Centre for a soup lunch followed by a Shrove Tuesday Celebration.

First meeting of the new PCC.

Sat 9 12:00 – 2:00pm Soup and Roll Lunch (supporting our 2019 charities).  See below for more details.
Sun 10 3:00 pm Choral Evensong







Ash Wednesday:  there will be one service at St. Paul’s, at 10 a.m.  For anyone who needs to attend an evening service, our neighbouring parishes of St. Peter’s and St. George’s each have one at 7:30 pm and will be delighted to welcome anyone from St. Paul’s.

Flowers in church this week have been donated by Harry Hall in memory of his wife, Audrey; and also by Fiona Ramsey in memory of her father, Walter Hugh Alexander Abbott.

Cullercoats Education Trust: please submit any applications for help to the Correspondent for the Trust, Vivienne Barke, by latest on 8 March 2019. Her email address is   or by letter to 198, The Broadway, Cullercoats NE30 3RY.  If you need help to submit by email, please contact Sue Day or any member of the outreach and education sub- committee. 

The first ‘Soup and Roll’ lunch is this coming Saturday!   The proceeds will support our 2019 charities but there will also be a recipe book on sale to support our own funds, containing all the soup recipes for the series of lunches, and also the bread recipes.  Please come along and support these events and tell all your friends! 

Holy Week at St. Paul’s:  please pick up your copy of our programme of services, which has a series of illustrated meditations on “Christ through the eyes of great artists”, led by Canon Peter Dodd.  Each church in Whitley Bay Churches Together is publicising this amongst its own congregation and encouraging them to attend. Please take extras for any friends you may want to invite. 

Invitation to our congregation: every Friday morning during Lent, at Church of Immaculate Heart, West Monkseaton from 10.45  reflecting on 'God's gifts of love and mercy', (Friday 8th March to 12th April inclusive) the reflections will last for about 45 minutes.  Also, on Palm Sunday, at St Edward's church in Whitley Bay at 3pm, there will be an hour of quiet reflection, praying for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

Bellringers’ news: Saint Paul’s Guild hosted a six bell striking completion yesterday afternoon. Several teams competed including our own and Christ Church North Shields. Teams are judged on the evenness of their striking and are penalised for every clash that the bells make during their performance. This event had been planned for Allendale in February but was cancelled due to the bad weather.

Vacancy filling process:  the Bishop has responded to our profile with some very positive feedback.  The Archdeacon will be moving ahead with the advertising process once he has been formally installed in his new post in March.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for the week 3 – 9 March: Judith Collin.

Newsletter entries: please pass to Ann Laing by 6 pm on Friday evening, by phone on 0191 297 0276, by hard copy to 24 Oakland Road NE25 8LS, or by email to

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