This Week's News & Notices
Our Parish Eucharist continues to be held at 10am on Sundays. Don’t forget if you’d like to attend this service please ring the office on 251 4216 and leave a message and we’ll reserve a seat for you. Don’t forget to bring your face covering as this is needed in church. You can also bring your planned giving envelopes.
Ben Jarvis and Malcolm Railton will be ordained as priests on Saturday 10th October at 3pm. Congratulations to both Ben and Malcolm on your ordination from all at St Mary’s.
We celebrate with Ben as he presides for the first time at the 10am Eucharist on Sunday 11th October. You can sign up for this service too using the link below.
View and sign up for our upcoming services, and view our online service, all via our Services & Worship page:
Morning Prayer and Private Prayer
Morning Prayer is at 9am on Wednesdays and the church is open from 9am through to 12 noon for those who wish to visit for Private Prayer and all are welcome. Again, don’t forget your mask.
The Parish Office
The office remains closed as Dot and Carol are doing most of the work from home. Phone messages or emails will be checked regularly and correspondence can be popped through the letterbox in the north door and will be responded to as soon as possible.
The flowers in Church
The flowers in church are in loving memory of Ella Joyce to commemorate
her 100th birthday from her son Malcolm, daughter Hazel and all the family.
The 100 Club winners for October are: £50 Alison Telfer; £30 Tina Tompkins; £20 Margaret Evans.
Happy 90th birthday to Marian Burton on Thursday 8th October. Best wishes from all at St Mary’s.
Edna Davis would like to thank everyone at St Mary’s for all the lovely birthday greetings she received for her 98th birthday.
A huge thank you for your amazing generosity this Harvest. Even at this difficult time you provided 240 items plus cash donations which have been so welcomed by Walking With and the Bay Food bank.
A message from The Bay Foodbank: Thank you so much for your wonderful Harvest Festival donations, we really do appreciate all the help you give us over the year too. We could not exist without the generous donations from supporters such as yourself so thank you for your co-operation in helping us feed people in our area who simply need assistance at difficult times
Walking With are accepting food donations (no clothing) as well as cash donations at the Walking With centre in Hugh Street, Wallsend on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am-3pm. They ask that anyone who delivers donations to wear a mask and follow the government guidelines. They require the following: basmati rice, sugar, tea bags, coffee, toilet rolls, washing powder, washing up liquid, oil, pasta/spaghetti, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and biscuits.
Our Coffee Morning via Zoom is back on Tuesday 13th October at 10.30am so do sign up. See you there!
Kathleen Dales has real difficulty with the phone now but please do continue to contact her. You may have to let the phone ring for around 20 times! If Kathleen doesn’t pick up, she knows how to ring back at the time. The best time of day to call Kathleen is between 2.30pm - 5pm. We do hope that some of you will try to ring Kathleen as in these strange times with ongoing restrictions it can be very lonely, especially for those who live on their own.
For your prayers this week:
Your Prayers are requested for
Martin Cooper Emma Campbell
Jennifer Stephenson Rona Lawrie
Michael Hampson Susie Brett
Olya Bouchard Kathy Connolly
Edna Davis Shirley Williams
Christopher and Clifford Browne
Rest in Peace
Greetah Davidson (Anniversary)
Please also pray for for Ben Jarvis and Malcolm Railton following their ordination as priests on Saturday 10th October.
Don’t forget, you can add someone to the prayer list by emailing or phoning as usual, but you need to get their permission before adding them to the sick list. You can also use the form on the website here to submit a prayer request online.
This Sunday's Hymns & Readings
Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
A Reading from the prophecy of Isaiah
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion— to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.
A reading from the letter of Paul to the Ephesians
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.
The Gospel according to John
Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” So the disciples said to one another, “Surely no one has brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour.”
Lord, you give the great commission: "Heal the sick and preach the word." Lest the Church neglect its mission, And the gospel go unheard, Help us witness to your purpose With renewed integrity; With the Spirit's gifts empow'r us For the work of ministry.
Lord, you make the common holy: "This my body, this my blood." Let us all, for earth's true glory, Daily lift life heavenward, Asking that the world around us Share your children's liberty; With the Spirit's gifts empow'r us For the work of ministry.
Lord, you bless with words assuring: "I am with you to the end." Faith and hope and love restoring, May we serve as you intend, And, amid the cares that claim us, Hold in mind eternity; With the Spirit's gifts empow'r us For the work of ministry. Amen
Jeffrey Rowthorn © 1978 Hope Publishing Co.
Be still my soul, for God is near; The Great High Priest is with thee now; The Lord of Life Himself is here, Before whose face the angels bow.
To make thy heart His lowly throne Thy Saviour God in love draws nigh. He gives Himself unto His own, For whom He once came down to die.
I come, O Lord, for Thou dost call To blend my pleading prayer with Thine: To Thee I give myself, my all, And feed on Thee, and make Thee mine. Amen
Words by W.D. Maclagan
Prayer after Communion
whose ascended Son gave gifts
of leadership and service to the Church:
strengthen us who have received this holy food
to be good stewards of your manifold grace;
through him who came not to be served but to serve,
and give his life as a ransom for many,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
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