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Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Remembrance Sunday

12 November  2017


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Welcome to Saint Paul’s. The main order of service is on the cream 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 green book, or on this sheet. Items to occupy children who are not attending Sunday Club are available.  Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) about this, or if you have any other questions. 

First hymn:    119   The strife is o’er.

Collect:  Listen kindly to our prayers, O Lord, and, as our faith in your Son, raised from the dead, is deepened, so may our hope of resurrection for your departed servants also find new strength. 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:    Wisdom 6: 12 – 16

Gradual hymn:  417   O God, our help in ages past.

2nd Reading:   1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18  

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia! 

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Stay awake and stand ready: because you do not know the hour when the Son of Man is coming.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia! 

Gospel:    Matthew 25: 1 – 13


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, Maureen Moss, Dawn Parrack, John Phillips, Ronnie Pickering, Stephen Potter, Valerie Puccini, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Rita Robson, Walter Robson, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, John Ward, Colin, Emily, Frank, Lydia, Paul, Shirley, Tony, and Fr. Andrew France.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially Mollie Hatwell, Alan Mason, Andrew Milmore, Alan Miller and Agnes Walker.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Norman White, Seth Williams, Dennis Oats, Rebecca Henderson, Dennis Gladstone Adams, Mabel MacInnes, Bill Grundy, and Nora Howey.

Offertory Hymn:   333    All my hope on God is founded.

Prayer over the Offerings:  Look favourably on our offerings, O Lord, so that your departed servants may be taken up into glory with your Son, in whose great mystery of love we are all united.  Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

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

1st communion hymn:   Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side;

 2nd communion hymn: My peace I leave you

Prayer after communion: Grant we pray, O Lord, that your departed servants, for whom we have celebrated this paschal Sacrament, may pass over to a dwelling place of light and peace.  Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Recessional hymn:  361   Forth in the peace of Christ we go. 

At the war memorial: the two minute silence is observed.

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

Readings for next Sunday, 19 November:

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Proverbs 31: 10 – 13, 19 – 20, & 30 – 31

1 Thessalonians 5: 1 – 6

Matthew 25: 14 – 30


Service times and Intentions for the week


Evening Prayer and Benediction

6:00 pm


Of the day


No service


Of the day

The Churchwardens

7:00 pm


Of Requiem

Departed MU members

10:00 am


St. Margaret of Scotland


7:30 pm


St. Hilda

The Society

12:10 pm


Of Our Lady


9:00 am


This week’s other activities

Mon 13 Nov

7:30 for 8:00 pm

Monday Group meets in the Upper Room for “A Trip to Audley End” with Ray and Pat Calboutin.  All Welcome.

Tue 14

7:30 pm

Vicar & Churchwardens’ meeting.

Thu 16

8:10 pm

Safeguarding Committee.



Flowers in church this week have been donated by Margaret Barron in memory of her mother, Mabel MacInnes.

Agnes Walker’s funeral: many of us will wish to attend her funeral, which is this Thursday 16 November, at 1:30 pm in church.

A message of thanks: Lorna Gilchrist sends her thanks for the kind thoughts that members of the congregation have passed on to her, on the death of her Mum.

St. Nicholas Fair (Saturday 2 December, 10 – 2) 

  • There’s room for more goods for the stalls, so keep filling up the collecting boxes!
  • Don’t forget to add your name to the sign-up notice for volunteers (in the baptistery).Even if you “always help on” a particular stall, make sure your name is on the list.
  • Offers of raffle prizes should be made to Helen Lawlan.
  • If you can bake for the cake stall please see Ann Laing.
  • The Christmas stall is new this year – please bring in your surplus cards (full or part-packs), gift wrap and tags, ornaments, decorations and baubles. 
  • Calling all crafters and anyone with any sewing or crocheting or knitting skills for the St Nicholas Fair.We are constantly looking for new ideas for our craft stall and if there is anyone out there who likes to work with their hands and make some small Christmas decorations and such things please have a word with Sandra Graham – I also have materials to be made up so if you want to get creative and want some things to sew please let me know.
  • If you need help to get items to church, please talk to Mary Evans.With your help our Fair will be another great success.Thank you, from the Finance, Fundraising & Administration Committee. 

St. Paul’s parish calendar: Any groups or organisations wanting to have their meeting dates included in the 2018 calendar, could you please send the lists of dates to Mary Evans by Friday 22nd December. Thank you.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer this week, 12 – 18 November: Kath Shepherd.

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

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