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Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

15th Sunday after Trinity  

9 September 2018


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Welcome to Saint Paul’s.  Our celebrant today is Fr. Brian Turnbull; 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: Timeless love. Words by Timothy Dudley-Smith and music by Norman Warren

First hymn:   480    New every morning is the love.

Collect:  God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service: 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 35: 4 – 7  

Gradual hymn: 50    Be still, for the presence of the Lord.

2nd Reading:   James 2: 1 – 17    

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

The word of the Lord endures for ever: the word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:  Mark 7: 24 – 37


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Richard Allen, Diana Blackwell, Ann Dodgson, Andrew Edwards, Khardine Edwards, Jill Eltringham, Maxine Groves, Gwen Hall, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Jack Hudson, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, Liz Jones, Richard Little, Daniel McAdam, Dan Morgan, Anne Nesbitt, Stephen Potter, Mary Rankin, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, John Ward, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, Tony and Lee.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially: Jayne Fleet.  

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 and Frederick Temple.

Offertory Hymn:  33     And can it be? 

1st communion hymn:  331   In heavenly love abiding.

2nd communion hymn:   Christ’s is the world in which we move,

Post communion prayer: Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy: and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Recessional hymn:  187   God is love, let heaven adore him.

Please come and enjoy refreshments and a chat after the service, in the Parish Centre.

Service times and Intentions for the week


Of the day

Monday Group



Of the day




Of the day

S. Paul’s Toddlers

10:00 am


S. John Chrysostom

Patriarch Bartolomeus



Holy Cross Day




SS. Cornelius & Cyprian

Persecuted Christian

9:30am Morning Prayer


Readings for next Sunday, 16 September:

16th after Trinity

Isaiah 50: 4 – 9

James 3: 1 – 12  

Mark 8: 27 – 38  

This week’s other activities
Mon 10 Sep 7:30 for 8:00 pm Monday Group AGM meets (Upper Room).
Wed 12   Deadline for The Gate.
Sat 15 10:30 – 12:00 MU Coffee Morning, in aid of branch funds.  Offers of baking are welcome.



Congregational meeting, in church: don’t forget, on Saturday 22 September between 10:00 and 12:00, everyone’s views will be invited on the future we feel God is calling us to, in all aspects of our life together and in terms of the sort of person we would want to work with as our incumbent.  Please be there to make your contribution.  Thank you.  Victoria Denham and Ann Laing, Churchwardens.

Monday Group:  meets on Monday 11th September, 7.30 for 8.00pm in the Upper Room for AGM and coffee evening. All welcome.

Pathways Mission: As part of the Pathways Mission this weekend there will be three Celebrating Hope Services today (Sunday 9th) at 4 pm at: St Michael’s, Alnwick, NE66 1LY, Hexham Mart Conference Suite and Brandling House Entrance, Newcastle Racecourse. Parking will be available at Hexham and Gosforth Racecourses. The services will be an opportunity to invite people who are interested in finding out more about Christianity to hear interesting stories and talks which present the Gospel in an interesting way. Please see Sue Day if you are interested in attending.

Macmillan Coffee Morning: This is to be in church on Saturday 6 October from 10.30 am to 1 pm.  As last year, there will be a raffle and book sale.  So if you can help on the day or by bringing in books, a raffle prize or cakes please let Jan Soulsby know.

Cullercoats Education Trust provide grants for the educational development for people who live in St Paul’s Whitley Bay parish and St George's, Cullercoats parish. In the past grants have been given for music scholarships, projects with an educational benefit, course fees. To apply for a grant please contact the secretary, Vivienne Barke by e mail: or by post: 198 The Broadway, Cullercoats, North Shields, NE30 3RY.  The next deadline to receive applications is Friday 21st September 2018.

The Bay Foodbank: all donations for the collection box at the back of church are welcome.

Harvest flowers: From now until Harvest on 7th October, there will be a box at the back of church for donations for harvest flowers.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for this week, 9 – 15 September: 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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