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Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Third Sunday of Easter

15 April 2018


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Welcome to Saint Paul’s, and especially to everyone who has gathered for the baptism of Todd James Ridley.  The main order of service is in a special baptism booklet. This sheet shows all the other information you need to follow the service.  Words for hymns are in the green book.  The Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) will be pleased to help if you have any questions.

First hymn: 345    Christ is the King.

Collect:  May your people exult for ever, O God, in renewed youthfulness of spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption, we may look forward in confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

1st Reading:   Acts 3: 13 – 15 & 17 – 19

2nd Reading:   1 John 2: 1 – 5

Gospel Acclamation: in the Baptism service leaflet.

Gospel:  Luke 24: 35 – 48 


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially Eric Aldington, Richard Allen, Diana Blackwell, Anne Burton, Ann Dodgson, Jayne Fleet, Brenda Griffiths, Ralph Grimwood, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Jack Harmsworth, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Mark Hoggan, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, Liz Jones, Richard Little, Daniel McAdam, Dan Morgan, Dawn Parrack, Ronnie Pickering, Stephen Potter, Valerie Puccini, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jeanne Whitehead, Alan Wood, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, and Tony.   

Please pray for the recently departed, especially Elizabeth Brown, and Thomas.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Joan Caroline Kirsop, Billy Fisher, Michael Berry, Winifred Gerner, Arthur Leslie Woods, Dora Harriet Hoggan, and Stephen Gillham (Deacon).

Offertory Hymn:   106   Come ye faithful, raise the strain.

Prayer over the Offerings:  Receive, O Lord, we pray, these offerings of your exultant Church, and, as you have given her cause for such great gladness, grant also that the gifts we bring may bear fruit in perpetual happiness.   Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Acclamation:  in the Baptism service book.

1st communion hymn:  274    Author of life divine.

2nd communion hymn:  118   The Lord is risen indeed.

Prayer after Communion: Look with kindness upon your people, O Lord, and grant, we pray, that those you were pleased to renew by eternal mysteries may attain in their flesh the incorruptible glory of the resurrection.  Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Recessional hymn:  124     Ye choirs of New Jerusalem.

Please come and enjoy refreshments and a chat after the service, in the Parish Centre. 

Service times and Intentions for the week


Evening prayer

6:00 pm


In Eastertide

Those affected by dementia



In Eastertide

Alcoholics Anonymous

7:00 pm


In Eastertide

The retired

10:00 am


In Eastertide


7:30 pm


In Eastertide

The United Nations

12:10 pm


St. Anselm

Archbishop Justin

No service


Readings for next Sunday, 22 April:

4th Sunday in Easter

Acts 4: 8 – 12

1 John 3: 1 – 2

John 10: 11 – 18




This week’s other activities

Tue 17 Apr

7:30 pm

Standing Committee.

Sat 21

10:00 am


10:15 am

Summer Fair planning meeting (see notice below).

Pilgrim Course begins (Whitley Bay Library).



Pilgrim Course: this will take place at Whitley Bay Library on Saturdays from 21 April to 9 June, from 10.15 am to 11.45 am.  This is a 'Follow Stage' course, for those new to the faith, or wishing to make enquiries about it. The module is called “Turning to Christ” and it’s based on the questions asked at baptism.  If you or someone you know would like to come to these sessions, please speak to Sue Day, Shirley Foster, Sean Dowinton or Jan Soulsby.  Everyone is welcome, especially people who are not regular church-goers.  Please pray for our course and for the people who will attend.

Thanks to all who gave donations for the Easter flowers.  £100 was raised, which covered the cost.

Oliver Cansfield has completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal, raising funds for St Oswald’s Hospice, alongside his dad, Ian. You can donate via Facebook or Just Giving    Ollie will also bring a donations box into Church for those who prefer to use cash.  

Volunteering opportunity:  summer activities (including lunch) for local school children during the summer holidays.  Five local churches are providing the venues, to cover every weekday.  They are St Andrews, St Peters, St Marys, St Johns and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  A Steering Group is coordinating the Programme.  Parents must stay with their children for the sessions, lasting from 12.30 to 2 pm.   Therefore the volunteers don't need DBS checks.  Usually there are 3 volunteers in the kitchen, 4 doing activities and one on registration.  The volunteers start at 12 noon and then clear up afterwards.  If you want to get involved, please contact the Revd Matthew Prevett at St Andrews ( - tel 0191 253 2562) for further details.

Summer fair planning: this Saturday, 21 April, there will be a meeting at 10:00 am (in church) to plan for the summer fair (23 June this year). Please join us to plan what stalls we can run - new ideas and offers of help are always welcome!  If you are unable to attend the planning meeting but know you can help with the fair please let Mary Evans know. Thank you.

PCC news

  • Our policies on Communications and on Observers at PCC meetings have been updated, and are in the binder next to the notice board.
  • We have agreed to be a Safe Refuge Centre to shelter people affected by major incidents.We provide the welcome, and Police and Council teams manage the rest.We have also agreed to allow Eothen care home to use our premises in the event of an evacuation due to fire.
  • The latest approved PCC minutes are now on the notice board for you to read.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for this week, 15 – 21 April: Mavis McMahon.

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

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