This week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

4th Sunday before Lent

10 February 2019


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Our celebrant today is Canon Robert Gage; 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 white book, or on this sheet.  For any children not attending Sunday Club (in the Parish Centre) items are available to help occupy them, at the back of church.  Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) if you have any questions. 

Choir introit:  Jesus, the name high over all.

First hymn:   224    He who would valiant be.

Collect:  O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

1st Reading:    Isaiah 6: 1 – 8

Second hymn:  193   God moves in a mysterious way.

2nd Reading:   1 Corinthians 15: 1 – 11

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord:

I know them, and they follow me.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:  Luke 5: 1 – 11


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  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, Jack Harmsworth, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Fr. Simon Holden, 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, Rachel Thompson, John Ward, Jeanne Whitehead, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, Tony and Lee.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially Diana Blackwell. 

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Albert Hunter, Stanley Salkeld, Thomas Henry McMahon, Lilian Syson, Trevor Hartley Anderson, Lilian Minnie Martin, Joan Foster, Ernie Peter Phillips, Jessie Grigor Little, Bill Small, Honor Bridgewood, Pat McKenzie, Elizabeth Lockey, Kenneth Scanlon and John Watson.

Offertory Hymn:  506   O Lord my God. 

First Communion hymn:  66   Broken for me, broken for you.

Second Communion hymn:  Blest are the pure in heart,

Post communion prayer: Go before us, Lord, in all we do with your most gracious favour, and guide us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Recessional hymn:  159   Forth in thy name O Lord I go. 

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

Our bellringers



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Chronic sick



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10:00 am


Sts. Cyril & Methodius




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Of the day

Street Pastors

Morning Prayer 9:30 am


Readings for Sunday 17 February:

3rd Sunday before Lent

Jeremiah 17: 5 – 10

1 Corinthians 15: 12 – 20

Luke 6: 17 – 26


This week’s other activities

Mon 11 Feb 7:30 for 8 pm Monday Group meets in the Upper Room.  Ray Lowry, comedy writer and performer.  presents “Funnybones and wisdom teeth.”  All are welcome.
Tue 12 Feb 7:30 pm Parochial Church Council.
Sat 16 Feb 10:30 – 12:30 Cake stall, coffee and raffle run by Maddy Brown (see below for details).





Parish magazine: The latest edition of The Gate is on sale again today – it includes an update on St Paul’s vacancy filling process and many other interesting items, including how some other denominations appoint new leaders. Just £1.

Sue Lockwood:  some members of our congregation will know that Sue, who attended St. Paul’s from time to time and has helped at our Fairs, has died.  Her funeral will be held on Friday 15 February at 10:30 am.  Please attend to support her family if you can.

Paschal Candle: in recent years, we have kept a waiting list of people who wanted to fund our Paschal candle, which is lit on Easter morning. This has been in memory of a loved one, in celebration of a new life etc. There is no longer a waiting list but if you would like to purchase our Easter candle, or would like more information about it, please have a word with Lilian Martin.  Thank you.

Cake stall, Saturday 16 February: advance notice that our friend Maddy Brown will be holding another cake stall in church to help her reach her target to allow her to volunteer in Costa Rica with Camps International this summer.  It’s from 10:30 to 12:30 and there’ll be a raffle as well as cakes and coffee.  Please try to support her.

New Electoral Roll:  the Roll is now on display. 

St Paul’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is on Sunday 24 February after the service. At the meeting we will accept the parish accounts and the reports of the PCC and organisations, and also elect a new Churchwarden and new members to the PCC. This year there five vacancies on PCC; two for two years and three for three years. Please consider whether you could help to maintain St. Paul’s faithful service to God and to our community, especially during our vacancy and beyond.   Nomination forms are at the back of church with further details.  If you think that you could consider being nominated for the role of Churchwarden, or know of someone who may consider being nominated, please have a chat with Ann Laing. Thank you.

Soup and roll Charity fundraising: the Lunches will be on 4 consecutive Saturdays, beginning on 9 March.  We already have enough offers of soup for each of the weeks.  A team of people is being created to run the lunches, so if you’d like to help, please see Lilian Martin to volunteer.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for the week 10 – 16 February: Pat Cowen and Hazel Donnelly.

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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