This week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Fourth Sunday of Easter

22 April 2018


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, Bible reading references, and hymn numbers are on this sheet. Words for the hymns are in the white book, or on this sheet.  Items are available to occupy children who are not attending Sunday Club.  Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) about this, or if you have any other questions. 

Choir introit: Christ the way of life possess me.

First hymn:   74    Christ is risen, Hallelujah.

Collect:  Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before.  Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

1st Reading:   Acts 4: 8 – 12 

Gradual hymn:  373   Jesus lives!

2nd Reading:   1 John 3:1 – 2   

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord: I know my own sheep and my own know me.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:  John 10: 11 – 18   


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially Eric Aldington, Richard Allen, Diana Blackwell, Anne Burton, Ann Dodgson, Jayne Fleet, Brenda Griffiths, Ralph Grimwood, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Jack Harmsworth, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Mark Hoggan, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, Liz Jones, Richard Little, Daniel McAdam, Dan Morgan, Dawn Parrack, Ronnie Pickering, Stephen Potter, Valerie Puccini, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jeanne Whitehead, Alan Wood, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, and Tony.   

Please pray for the recently departed, especially Stephen Storey.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Audrey Thursfield, Robert McCarton, Doris Richardson, Lewis Richardson, Sheila Jackson, Alice Firth Woods, Margery Simpson, Gordon Taylor, Jane Anne Lang, Miriam Dean, Olive Jepson, Lucy Parkinson, Mavis Rutherford, Jim McIntyre, and Geoffrey O’Connell.

Offertory Hymn:   377   Jesus, Prince and Saviour.

Prayer over the Offerings:  Grant, we pray, O Lord, that we may always find delight in these paschal mysteries, so that the renewal constantly at work within us may be the cause of your unending joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Acclamation:  Jesus, my Lord and my God.

1st communion hymn: Faithful Shepherd, feed me

2nd communion hymn:  66   Broken for me.

Prayer after Communion: Look upon your flock, kind Shepherd, and be pleased to settle in eternal pastures the sheep you have redeemed by the Precious Blood of your Son. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Recessional hymn:  689   Thine be the glory.

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

Service times and Intentions for the week


Evening prayer

6:00 pm


St. George




In Eastertide


No service


St. Mark


10:00 am


In Eastertide

Our Bishops

No service


In Eastertide

The Bay Foodbank

12:10 pm


In Eastertide

Our families

No service


Readings for next Sunday, 29 April:

5th Sunday of Easter

Acts 9: 26 – 31

1 John 3: 18 – 24

John 15: 1 – 8


This week’s other activities

Tue 24

7:30 pm

Finance, Fundraising & Admin. Committee.

Sat 28

10:15 am

Pilgrim Course continues (Whitley Bay Library).



Pilgrim Course: our course is on Saturdays from 21 April to 9 June, from 10.15 am to 11.45 am.  It’s a 'Follow Stage' course, for those new to the faith, or wishing to make enquiries about it. The module is called “Turning to Christ” and it’s based on the questions asked at baptism.  There’s still time to join in, if you or someone you know would like to come to these sessions.  Please speak to Sue Day, Shirley Foster, Sean Dowinton or Jan Soulsby.  Please pray for our course and for the people who attend.

Maintenance Day:  grateful thanks to everyone who did essential jobs last weekend.  The next maintenance day is planned for 21 July.

Oliver and Ian Cansfield’s Annapurna Circuit Trek: today, Ollie will be doing a presentation in the Parish Centre about the trek.  They are raising funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.  You can donate via Facebook or Just Giving :    There will also be a donations box in Church for those who prefer to use cash.  

Volunteering opportunity:  summer activities (including lunch) for local school children during the summer holidays.  Five local churches are providing the venues, to cover every weekday.  They are St Andrews, St Peters, St Marys, St Johns and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Parents must stay with their children for the sessions, lasting from 12.30 to 2 pm.   Volunteers don't need DBS checks.  Usually there are 3 volunteers in the kitchen, 4 doing activities and one on registration.  The volunteers start at 12 noon and then clear up afterwards.  If you want to get involved, please contact the Revd Matthew Prevett at St Andrews ( - tel 0191 253 2562) for further details.

Summer fair, Saturday 23 June: yesterday’s planning meeting set the ball rolling for the Fair.  Collecting boxes for the various stalls will appear over the next few days, and everyone will be asked to lend a hand to prepare for and to run the Fair.  Watch out for more notices on this sheet about what you can do to help.  Thank you very much.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for this week, 22 – 28 April: Ann Laing.

Newsletter entries: please pass them to Ann Laing by 6 pm on Friday evening.  You can do this by phone on 0191 297 0276, by hard copy to 24 Oakland Road, NE25 8LS, or by email to

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