Last week's pew sheet at St Paul's Whitley Bay

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

The 5th Sunday of Lent and Palm Sunday

21  & 28 March 2021

 

Welcome to your newsletter, which covers a period of two weeks.

Please use it to help in your prayers each day.

Dear friends, I hope this newsletter finds you and your loved ones well and safe. We are reaching the most important and especial days in the Christian calendar. As we come closer to Holy Week, we will have plenty of opportunities to pray together as we live once again the holy mysteries of our faith. All the Holy Liturgy will bring us back to the core of our faith when we remember again the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour. All the Services will take place in church, they will be livestreamed on Zoom and recorded for YouTube. We remain vigilant, following all the safety measure to keep our congregation as safe as we can. Be assured of my prayers for all of you and your loved ones. Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy upon us. Yours, John Vilaseca 01912524916 vilaseca26@yahoo.es
 
Holy Week at St Paul’s:
There is an extra leaflet included with this newsletter showing all the Holy Week services at St Paul’s. All the services (except Compline) will be in church and will also live-streamed on Zoom. Following the services they will then be available on YouTube.
Remember to book your place for Easter Sunday Eucharist. There is no need to book for the other services during Holy Week.
 
Praying at home in Holy Week:
A new booklet has been produced for you to use at home for Palm Sunday and each day of Holy Week.
 
Lent Course: 
We will be holding the last session of the Deanery Lent course, Jesus’ love in action, on Saturday March 20th at 10am following morning prayer.

Collect and readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent, 21 March    

Collect:  Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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.

Reading:  Jeremiah 31: 31 - 34        

Gospel:   John 12: 20 - 33

Collect and readings for Palm Sunday, 28 March  

Collect:  Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; 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.

Reading:  Isaiah 50: 4 - 9a

Gospel:    Mark 15: 1 - 39 (40 – end)       

Intercessions for weeks commencing 21 and 28 March  

Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Roger Abraham, Richard Allen, Diana Bargewell, Michael Bradley, Susie Brett, Sarah Chambers, Christine Dieghton, Cynthia Games, Sylvia Grays, Andrew Grundy, Harry Hall, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Nusheen Hussein, Ben Lazenby, Richard Little, Ann Llewellyn, Terry Mason, Pam McKenzie, Pat Moore, Gwen O’Connell, Ray Rutherford, David Simms, Sue Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jemma Thorpe, Alice Whitehead, Jeanne Whitehead, Colin, Emily, Paul, Frank, Tony, Kath, Shirley, Catherine, Carole, Sharon, Marie, Lottie, Lee, Alice and Carolyn.

Please pray for the recently departed:

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall during these two weeks, especially: Eric Marshall, Cyril King, Thomas McMahon, Alice Mary Palmer, Maureen Moss, Arthur Hall, Amanda Stephenson, Peggy Pearson, William Gay, Mary Morrison (first week).  And for Kenneth Rockett, George Barlow West, Elizabeth Eltringham, Karl Games, Mary Bewick, Albert Bewick, Mary Elliot, Ian Morrison (second week).

Prayer intentions for week commencing 21 March   

Sun

Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Parish

Mon

In Lent

Retired clergy

Tues

In Lent

District nurses

Wed

In Lent

Social justice

Thur

Annunciation of Our Lord to the BVM

All churches dedicated to Mary

Fri

In Lent

Local volunteers

Sat

In Lent

Tynemouth Deanery Lent course

 

Prayer intentions for week commencing 28 March  

Sun

Palm Sunday

The Parish

Mon

In Holy Week

Faithfulness

Tues

In Holy Week

Obedience

Wed

In Holy Week

Humility

Thur

Maundy Thursday

The Parish

Fri

Good Friday

The Parish

Sat

Holy Saturday

The Parish

 

Services for the next two weeks

Upcoming services: all Eucharist services held in church will be live-streamed on Zoom and then available on YouTube.

To book a place to attend each Sunday 10am Eucharist service please contact the Vicar. No booking is needed for Wednesday 10am Eucharist services or for the Holy Week services.

Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs at 8.30am via Zoom and Sat at 9.30am also via Zoom.

Sunday

21st March

5th Sunday of Lent

Eucharist 10am

In church/on Zoom

Wednesday 24th March

 

Eucharist 10am

In church/on Zoom

Thursday 25th March

The Annunciation of our Lord to the BVM

Eucharist 10am

In church/on Zoom

Sunday

28th March

Palm Sunday

Eucharist 10am

Compline 8pm

In church/on Zoom

Zoom only

Holy Week

Monday

29th March

Monday in Holy Week

Eucharist 10am

Compline 8pm

In church/on Zoom

Zoom only

Tuesday

30th  March

Tuesday in Holy Week

Eucharist 10am

Compline 8pm

In church/on Zoom

Zoom only

Wednesday

31st March

Wednesday in Holy Week

Eucharist 10am

Compline 8pm

In church/on Zoom

Zoom only

Thursday

1st April

Maundy Thursday

Eucharist 7pm followed by The Watch

In church/on Zoom

Friday

2nd April

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross 10am

Liturgy of Good Friday 2pm

In church/on Zoom

 

In church/on Zoom

Saturday

3rd April

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil 8pm

In church/on Zoom

Sunday

3rd April

Easter Sunday

Eucharist 10am

 

In church/on Zoom

Everyone is invited to join privately in prayer from home at the same time as Morning and Evening Prayer are being said.  If you are not joining services online, Liturgies of the Word are also provided with this newsletter for Sunday 21 March and Thursday 25 March. There is a separate booklet containing the services for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

Notices

St Paul’s Lent fundraising: you can still make a donation to our Lent charities while we are not able to hold the Soup and Roll lunches. There is a box at the back of church for cash donations or you can use the links on the website to donate electronically. Contact Lilian Martin if you need further information.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting: this will now be held on April 18th 2021. Notice of the meeting will be displayed/circulated from 28th March and the report for 2020 will be available from 4th April. At the APCM there will be elections for 3 new PCC members; please contact the PCC secretary for nomination forms.

Newsletter entries: for the next edition, please pass them to Mary Evans by 6pm on Tuesday 30 March, or by email to saintpaulswhitleybay@gmail.com