This week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Baptism of Christ

13 January 2019


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Our celebrant today is Bishop John Packer; we are delighted to have him with us. Welcome also to all who have gathered for the baptism of Emilia Grace Larson-Richardson.  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 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. 

First hymn:   58   The sinless one to Jordan came.

Collect:  Eternal father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; 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 43: 1 – 7

2nd Reading:   Acts 8: 14 – 17

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Christ was revealed in flesh, proclaimed among the nations: and believed in throughout the world. 

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:  Luke 3: 15 – 17 & 21 – 22


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Richard Allen, Chris Arbothnot, Diana Bargewell, Diana Blackwell, Thomas Dexter, Ann Dodgson, Andrew Edwards, Khardine Edwards, Jill Eltringham, Lou Games, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Harry Hall, Jack Harmsworth, 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, especially Walter Hugh Alexander Abbott, Lynn Patterson, Sue Lockwood and Pauline Collett.        

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Evelyn Nora Foster, Mary Anne Patterson, Rita Robson, Margaret Emily Rockett, Brenda Bell, Jarvis Wood and John Aldron.

Offertory Hymn:  56    Songs of thankfulness and praise.

First Communion hymn:  Spirit divine, attend our prayers.

Second Communion hymn:  Do not be afraid,

Post communion prayer: Lord of all time and eternity, you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son: by the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth through the waters of the new creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Recessional hymn:  420   O Jesus, I have promised.

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

Monday Group



Of the day

New members of the church



Of the day

Pastoral Group

10:00 am


St. Antony of Egypt




For Unity

The Anglican Church



For Unity

The Roman Catholic Church

Morning Prayer 9:30 am


Readings for Sunday 20 January:

3rd Sunday of Epiphany

Isaiah 62: 1 – 5

1 Corinthians 12: 1 – 11

John 2: 1 – 11



This week’s other activities
Mon   14             Monday Group meal at the Gibraltar Rock, Tynemouth.  The table is booked for 7:00 pm.
Wed 16 11:00

Pastoral Group meets.

Wed 16   Deadline for “The Gate.”







2019 parish calendar: the new edition of our calendar is still available from the Sidesmen’s table.  Please take your copy home and update your diary.  Some dates are still to be confirmed, so look out for up to date information in this pew sheet each week. 

New Electoral Roll:  the legal notice about this is on display in the porch.  Every six years, we are required to completely renew our electoral roll. This means that everyone on the roll has to apply to be registered again.

  • If you were given a form because you are on the current roll, please complete and return it as soon as possible - to either Helen Lawlan or Lilian Martin. The deadline is 6 February.
  • If you worship regularly with us, you should be on the Roll to take a full part in congregational life.A blank form is available from Helen or Lilian.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is on Sunday 24 February 2019.  Could all reports from organisations and committees (including PCC sub-committees) be submitted to me by 27 January.  Please come and have a chat if you are not sure whether you need to submit a report, or for help on what to include. Thank you.   Mary Evans, PCC secretary.

PCC and Churchwarden nominations: at the APCM we will need to elect members to be on the PCC and this year there are more vacancies than usual. Please consider whether you could help to keep St. Paul’s giving 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. This year we will also need to elect a new Churchwarden. If you think this is a role you could consider, or know of someone who may consider being nominated, please have a chat with Ann Laing. Thank you.

Soup and roll Charity fundraising:

  • During Lent we will be holding our soup and roll lunches to raise funds for our 2019 charity fundraising. Please give Mary Evans the name of any charity you would like to nominate, along with a brief description of the work they do, by 25 January 2019.  Thank you.
  • The Lunches will be on 4 consecutive Saturdays, beginning on 9 March.A team of people is being created to run them, and there’s a job for anyone who wants to help.Please see Lilian Martin to volunteer.

St. Paul’s Tide meal:  lunch has been booked at Olives at the Station, on Sunday 27 January, 11:45 for 12:00.  (Olives is just to the left of the main entrance to Whitley Bay Metro).  Cost is £11 per head, including a tip.  Please sign up on the list at the back of church.  Guests are welcome.  Money to Ann Laing by Sunday 20 January.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for the week 13 – 19 January: Lilian Martin.

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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