This week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

First Sunday of Lent  

18 February 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 green 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. 

First hymn:  67   Forty days and forty nights.

Collect:  Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects.  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:   Genesis 9: 8 – 15 

Gradual hymn:  64   Be thou my guardian and my guide.  

2nd Reading:   1 Peter 3: 18 – 22

Gospel Acclamation:

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal Glory.

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal Glory.

Man does not live on bread alone: but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal Glory.

Gospel:    Mark 1: 12 – 15


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, Christine Gunning, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Mark Hoggan, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, 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, Alan Wood, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, and Tony.   

Please pray for the recently departed, especially Rita Robson, Walter Robson, Marie Wood, Beryl Jones, Olga Scott, Barbara Bryant and Norah Mockler.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Jack Fairlamb, Muriel Brady, James Rantoul Salmon, Sally Lamb, Barbara Ann Tribe, Ann Matheson, Cordelia Gifford, John Leslie Graham, James Lumsden Keen, Sheila Ann Thursfield, and Peter Rendell (priest).

Offertory Hymn:   383   Jesu, lover of my soul.

Prayer over the Offerings:  Give us the right dispositions, O Lord, we pray, to make these offerings, for with them we celebrate the beginning of this venerable and sacred time.   Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Acclamation:  When we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus, until you come in glory.

1st communion hymn:    Do not be afraid,

2nd communion hymn:  507   The Lent Prose.

Prayer after Communion: Renewed now with heavenly bread, by which faith is nourished, hope increased, and charity strengthened, we pray, O Lord, that we may learn to hunger for Christ, the true and living Bread, and strive to live by every word which proceeds from your mouth. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Recessional hymn:  393   Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us.

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

Readings for next Sunday, 25 February:

2nd Sunday in Lent

Genesis 22: 1 – 2, 9 – 13 & 15 – 18

Romans 8: 31 – 34

Mark 9: 2 – 10


Service times and Intentions for the week


Evening Prayer

6:00 pm


In Lent


No service


In Lent


7:00 pm


In Lent

Our Bellringers

10:00 am


St. Peter’s Chair

Pope Francis

No service


In Lent


12:10 pm


In Lent


9:00 am


This week’s other activities

Tue 20

7:30 pm

Standing Committee.

Wed 21

3:00 pm

Funeral in church: Rita and Walter Robson.

Sat 24



12:00 – 2:00

Planning meeting for Pilgrim Course.

Soup & Roll charity lunch (run by our Servers team).  First of the series of four.



The 150 club draw for January & February will take place after Mass today. Please remember to pay any outstanding subs.    Thank you.

Invitation to the congregation: a unique opportunity to hear from Bishop Bertin, Anglican Bishop of Katanga (Democratic Republic of Congo), followed by a brief update on the Kimbilio street children Project (based in his Diocese).  At Hillheads Community Church, Kingsley Avenue on Tuesday 20 February at 2pm, and on Wednesday 21 February at 8 pm.  Light refreshments provided; all are very welcome.

Severe Weather Provision for the Homeless: Whitley Bay Street Pastors are urgently looking for volunteers who could help out and sleep over in a Centre which houses the homeless during the very severe weather. Contact Deidre James.

Easter candles this year have cost almost £500. Fr. Gavin has funded the Paschal candle to commemorate his 40th year in the priesthood.  If you would like to contribute towards Easter candles, please see Bill Temple. Many thanks.

Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, 10 – 15 June: Bookings will be confirmed shortly, so if you’d like to add your name to the list please get in touch with Jill Eltringham, who can give you more information. 

PCC News

  • The Angel Gates will be refurbished in the near future.
  • The PCC has appointed its sub-committees for the year; all details are now on display on the notice board.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer this week, 18 – 24 February: Ann Laing.

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

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