Last week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Trinity Sunday and First Sunday after Trinity

7 & 14 June 2020






Please use this sheet to help in your personal prayers.

Message from John, our Vicar

Dear friends,

I hope and pray this newsletter finds you and your loved ones well and safe. As we see a bit closer the end of this time of lockdown, life around us is slowly planning to get back to some sort of ‘new normality’. At St Paul’s Church, we carry on with our worship, ministry and mission as usual.  We are following the Government’s advice and the Church of England guidelines to start planning the re-opening of our church building (and in due course) re-starting public worship. We are working to make sure this is done safely. For the time being, we keep in touch with God and one another through our live-streaming services, phone calls and our prayer life. Thank you all for your generosity and support through prayer, financial giving and fellowship. Keep safe and keep praying to God for our church family and all those in need at this time. Together we will get through stronger.

The Lord be with you.

Collect and readings for Trinity Sunday, 7 June

Collect:  Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; 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.

Reading:   Isaiah 40. 12 – 17 & 27 – 31    

Gospel:    Matthew 28. 16 – 20    

Collect and readings for the First Sunday after Trinity, 14 June

Collect:  O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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.

Reading:   Exodus 19. 2 – 8a     

Gospel:    Matthew 9. 35 – 10.8 [9 – 23]    

Intercessions for weeks commencing 7 & 14 June

Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Richard Allen, Diana Bargewell, Ian Bell, Michael Bradley, Christine Dieghton, Cynthia Games, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Harry Hall, Florence Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Ben Lazenby, Richard Little, Peta McIntyre, Ernie Phillips, Stephen Potter, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Tessa Sowerby, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jemma Thorpe, Lesley Towers, Jeanne Whitehead, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, Tony, Lee, Kath, Beryl, Carole, and Sharon.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially: Brian Taylor.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall during these two weeks, especially: Ronnie Howie, Richard Ingleby, Colin Mein, Malcolm McKenzie, May Horsfield, Frank Burns and Jill Inman.  And for Gladys Gunn, John Dean, John Elliot and Norman Jackson.

Prayer intentions for week commencing 7 June


Trinity Sunday

Link Diocese of Winchester


Of the day

Marie Curie Centre


St. Columba



Of the day

Those working in schools


Corpus Christi

The Parish


St. Barnabas



Of the day

Hospital Chaplains


Prayer intentions for week commencing 14 June


First Sunday after Trinity

Diocese of Newcastle


Of the day

Prison Services


Of the day



Of the day

The housebound


For Unity

Whitley Bay and District

Churches Together


Of the day

Local Post Offices


Of the day



Services for the next two weeks

  • Morning Prayer Monday – Thursday at 8.30 am (online) – please tell Ann Laing if you’d like to take part.
  • Evening Prayer (privately) at 5 pm.
  • (live online on Zoom, and then uploaded to YouTube):

- Sunday 7th June (Trinity Sunday): Eucharist at 10 a.m.

- Wednesday 10th June: Eucharist at 10 a.m.

- Thursday 11th June (Corpus Christi): Eucharist at 7 p.m.

- Sunday 14th June (First after Trinity) Eucharist at 10 a.m.

- Wednesday 17th June: Eucharist at 10 a.m.

- Sunday 21st June: (Second after Trinity): Eucharist at 10 a.m.

If you are not joining services online, everyone is invited to join in prayer from home at the same time as Morning and Evening Prayer are being said at the Vicarage.  Services of the Word are also provided for 7 and 14 June. 


Online services:  for our live online services via Zoom, we are issuing a separate email for each service, giving the joining details you need.  (Each time the meeting ID and password will be different, to keep our calls as secure as possible).  Anyone who has any questions about Zoom, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jo Rose, Sandra Graham or Ann Laing.  In case of technical problems we can use Skype as a fall-back, on an ad hoc basis.

Corpus Christi: on 11 June our Eucharist is at 7 pm, and we’re going to have a short party time online afterwards.  Feel free to have a glass of something nice lined up, or a cuppa, and maybe a small treat to eat. 

The Gate – St Paul’s magazine: because we still don’t have access to normal printing facilities, two versions of the new edition have been produced.

  • For those who can access the magazine online, please go to the Magazine page of our website .  Here you will see the new issue – and the previous one if you missed it. Just click on the cover of the magazine and it will download as a pdf file.
  • For those who rely on printed material, a 4-page edition is included with this newsletter.It contains extracts from some of the articles for you to read.

Hymns for online services:  if anyone has the skills to record themselves singing a hymn and could then send the file to John, please get in touch with him. 

A reminder about the free national phoneline Daily HOPE from the Church of England.  It’s available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.  You can listen to services, hymns and prayers. 

Are you in need of a face mask?  Please contact Sandra Graham, who is making them for people.  Tel. 07507 790580.

From our Treasurer: there were twenty-eight responses to our annual Easter appeal. Many thanks indeed to the six new ‘planned givers’, seven who increased their giving and eighteen people who sent or paid in donations. This has all helped enormously to keep St. Paul’s afloat financially, during a very difficult period when we still have to pay all the bills (even the gas is on a fixed payment) and have so much less income. If anyone, not yet contributing financially to St Paul’s, would like a standing order form, please feel free to ring me on 0191 252 2112. Those who pay by weekly envelope might consider changing to a monthly standing order too, to save me having to go to the bank with cash, at a time when it is not completely safe to do so. Many thanks indeed everyone, Lilian.

St. Paul’s WhatsApp group:  if you use WhatsApp and would like to be added to the group, please contact John.

Newsletter entries: for the next edition, please pass them to Ann Laing by 6pm on Tuesday 16 June, by phone on 0191 297 0276, by hard copy to 24 Oakland Road NE25 8LS, or by email to