Last week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Third Sunday before Lent

9 February 2020


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Welcome to St. Paul’s.  The 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. 

There is a play area at the back of church so that parents can supervise very young children, while still being in touch with what’s going on in the service.  When Sunday Club (for school-age children) is available, the Leader will invite the children to follow her to the Parish Centre, where they will listen to a Bible story with enjoyable follow-up activities. The group will return to their parents during the Offertory hymn. Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) if you have any questions. 

Choir introit:  This day the first of days was made.

First hymn: 466   Thou whose almighty word.

Collect:  Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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.

First Reading:   Isaiah 58: 1 – 9a

Second hymn: 366   God of mercy, God of grace.

Second reading:  1 Corinthians 2: 1 – 12

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

We do not live by bread alone: but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:    Matthew 5: 13 – 20


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Moira Atkinson, Richard Allen, Diana Bargewell, Ian Bell, Christine Dieghton, Cynthia Games, Lu Games, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Harry Hall, Florence Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Ben Lazenby, Richard Little, Peta McIntyre, Raymond Parkes, Ernie Phillips, Stephen Potter, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Tessa Sowerby, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jemma Thorpe, Jeanne Whitehead, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, Tony, Lee and Kath.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially: Olga Dolby, Ian Newton-Brown and Josepha Gamisans.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Joyce Nicholson, Laurence Sinclair, Joan Jackson, Albert Hunter, Stanley Salkeld, Thomas Henry McMahon, Lilian Syson, Trevor Hartley Anderson, Lilian Minnie Martin, Joan Foster, Ernie Peter Phillips, Jessie Grigor Little, Bill Small, Honor Bridegewood, Pat McKenzie, and Elizabeth Lockey.

Offertory Hymn:  Fill thou my life, O Lord my God.

First Communion hymn: 390    Jesu, where’er thy people meet.

Second Communion hymn:   Purify my heart.

Post communion prayer: Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger: draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.

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

After the service, please gather in the Parish Centre for a chat over refreshments.

Service times and  Intentions for the week




No 8 am service

10:00 am Sung Eucharist

No evening service.

Tues – Thurs

8:30 am Morning Prayer

5:00 pm Evening Prayer

And in addition:


St. Scholastica




Of the day

Standing Committee

7:00 pm Eucharist



Of the day

The General Synod

10:00 am Eucharist


For Unity



Sts. Cyril & Methodius



Thomas Bray


Morning Prayer

9:30 am

12:00 Eucharist

1:00 pm Baptism





8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)

10:00 am Sung Eucharist

6:00 pm

Evening Prayer & Benediction


Readings for 16 February 2020:

2nd Sunday before Lent

Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 3

Romans 8: 18 – 25

Matthew 6: 25 – end

This week’s other activities

Mon 10 Feb

7:30 for 8:00 pm

Monday Group meets in the Upper Room.

Our speaker will be Jennie Parker from the charity WAG & Co North East Friendship Dogs.  All welcome.

Tue 11

10:00 am


7:30 pm



Standing Committee.


Outreach & Education Committee (rearranged date).

Sat 15

1:00 pm

Baptism – Emilia Rose Leighton.


The Gate:  the new edition is on sale again today.  Don’t forget to buy your copy; as always, it’s a good read and costs only £1.

Paschal (Easter) Candle:  many thanks to Pam Watson and Lesley Lang, who have funded the candle and the special incense pins that are put into the candle when it’s lit at Easter.

Cullercoats Education Trust (corrected entry): this Trust provides small grants to those living within the parish boundaries or who are active members of either St Paul's or St George's churches.  It aims to assist in providing religious instruction with the doctrines of the Church of England and to promote education, including social and physical training. The Trust’s next meeting is on Tuesday 10 March.  The closing date for applications is Friday 6 March.  All applications to Vivienne Barke by e:, or by post to 198 Broadway, Cullercoats, NE30 3RY

Parish Breakfast: three dates are vacant on the rota for Sunday morning refreshments.   So we are looking for volunteers to fill 8 March, 3 May and 28 June.  Please have a word with anyone who currently does the refreshments if you’d like to help.  They will be very glad to show you the ropes!

General maintenance group - there are jobs that do not get done from week to week to keep our church and parish centre functioning well and clean and tidy. We have decided to meet up at 10am on the first Tuesday of every month to try and tackle some jobs together and in a group. The first will be Tuesday 3 March at 10am and we will see what needs to be done that morning. Do come if you can; it will be fun as well as useful.  Any questions to Sandra Graham, Lilian Martin or Win Stokes.

The 2020 Annual Parochial Church meeting is on Sunday 29 March.  Please let me have annual reports from Saint Paul’s groups, PCC committees and organisations for inclusion in the Annual Report as soon as possible, and by 2 March 2020 at the very latest.  This allows time to publish the booklet two weeks before the meeting. Thank you. Mary Evans, PCC secretary.

2020 Soup and Roll Lunches in Lent: one week to go for nominations for charities to receive the funds this year. Please let Mary Evans ( know by 17 February if you have a charity you would like to propose. The PCC will consider nominations on 25 February.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for the week 9 – 15 February:  Judith Collin.

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