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Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 September  2017


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Welcome to Saint Paul’s. The main order of service is on the yellow card. The special prayers for this Sunday of the year, Bible reading references, and hymn numbers are on this sheet to help you to follow the service. Words for the hymns are in the white book. Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) if you have any questions. 

Choir introit:  Let us with a gladsome mind.

First hymn:    93     Come, let us join our cheerful songs.

Collect:  O God, by whom we are redeemed and receive adoption, look graciously upon your beloved sons and daughters, that those who believe in Christ may receive true freedom and an everlasting inheritance.   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:    Ezekiel 33: 7 – 9

Gradual:   590   Seek ye first the kingdom of God.

2nd Reading:        Romans 13: 8 – 10

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Your word is truth O Lord: consecrate us in the truth.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:    Matthew 18: 15 – 20


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially Eric Aldington, Richard Allen, Jennie Banks, Diana Blackwell, Ann Dodgson, Jayne Fleet, Brenda Griffiths, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Christine Gunning, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Mark Hoggan, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, Richard Little, Denis Metcalf, Dan Morgan, John Phillips, Ronnie Pickering, Stephen Potter, Valerie Puccini, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Rita Robson, Walter Robson, Sue Sipkin, David Sipkin, Jan Soulsby, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Agnes Walker, John Ward, Max Windass, Don Woolland, Colin, Emily, Frank, Lydia, Paul, Shirley, Tony, Sofura and family, and Fr. Andrew France.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially  Granville Wood and Theresa Webster. 

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Jacques Donjon, Hilda Thomas, William Alexander Stewart, Ella Marsh, Jennifer Fripp Scott, Ellen Davidson, Frederick Temple, Catherine Keir and John Graham Scott.

Offertory Hymn:   200   Great is thy faithfulness.

Prayer over the Offerings: O God, who give us the gift of true prayer and of peace, graciously grant that through this offering, we may do fitting homage to your divine majesty and, by partaking of the sacred mystery, we may be faithfully united in mind and heart. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Acclamation:  Christ has died: Christ is risen: Christ will come again.

1st communion hymn:  230     Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face.

2nd communion hymn:  38    As we are gathered.

Prayer after communion:   Grant that your faithful, O Lord, whom you nourish and endow with life through the food of your Word and heavenly Sacrament, may so benefit from your beloved Son’s great gifts that we may merit an eternal share in his life.  Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.  Amen.

Recessional hymn:    428    Lord, for the years.

Everyone is invited into the Parish Centre after the service for refreshments and a chat.  

Readings for next Sunday,

17 September: 24th in Ordinary Time

Ecclesiasticus 27: 30 – 28:7

Romans 14: 7 – 9

Matthew 18: 21 – 35


Service times and Intentions for the week


Evening Prayer and Benediction

6:00 pm


Of the day

Local businesses

No service


Of the day


7:00 pm


St. John Chrysostom

Patriarch Bartolomeus

10:00 am


Holy Cross Day

Pastoral Care

No service


Our Lady of Sorrows

The bereaved

12:10 pm


Saints Cornelius & Cyprian

Persecuted Christians

9:00 am


This week’s other activities

Mon 11 Sept

7:30 for 8:00 pm

Monday Group meets in the Upper Room for their   AGM and coffee evening.  All welcome.

Thu 14

2:00 pm

Ceremony to mark the refurbishment of the drinking fountain: the Duchess of Northumberland will be with us, and everyone is invited to be there to celebrate.  Light refreshments will be available. 



Please note that there won’t be a Mass this Thursday, 14 September.

September raffle:  tickets are on sale again today at the back of church, so don’t forget to buy yours.  We have the top tier of a christening cake that was generously donated to us, and this will be first prize in our raffle along with wine, chocolates and a leather handbag by Tula.  The draw will be made on 17 September.

Wanted: Sunday Club helpers. 
Would you be willing to be a Sunday Club leader? If you would like to find out more, please speak to Lorna Gilchrist, Kah Shepherd or Sue Day.  Sunday Club resumes today. 

From the Flower Guild: there is a box at the back of church for donations for Harvest flowers (we celebrate Harvest on 1 October this year).

Old £1 coins: if you have been collecting the old, round £1 coins for St. Paul’s, don’t forget to give them to Lilian Martin as soon as you can, so that they can be banked before they go out of circulation on 15 October.  And don’t forget, you can gift aid your donation! Thank you.

Lych Gate refurbishment: work to refurbish the whole structure begins in earnest on 25 September, but in the meantime the gates themselves have been removed for some renovations to the ironwork.  We look forward to seeing everything looking as new, in due course.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteers this week, 10 – 16 September: Pat Cowen and Hazel Donnelly.

Newsletter entries: please pass them to Ann Laing by 6 pm on Friday evening. 


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