Trinity Sunday, 30th May 2021


Worship with us this Sunday!

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday when we celebrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Use the links below to sign up to join us in person, or to access our live stream.


Join us in person! Go to our Services & Worship page to find out about all of our upcoming services. You can do that by clicking or tapping on this link:


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Join us Online! Head to our YouTube Channel to join us Live for our 10am Sung Eucharist, and access other videos. You can do that by clicking or tapping on this link:


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This Week's News


Sunday 8am Holy Communion

The 8am Sunday service of Holy Communion returns this Sunday. You need not sign up in advance for this service, since we can easily accommodate our usual number within our Covid capacity limit. You should still wear a mask, and follow safety advice on arrival, just as at the 10am service.


Junior Church

We are really excited to be restarting some of our Sunday morning provision for children. Because of space and numbers we're having to think outside our usual activity. We will be having a "Junior Church" once a month for now, concurrent with our 10am Eucharist. The group will have age-appropriate activities, songs and stories in the Hall, joining the main service to receive Holy Communion or a blessing. The first one is on Sunday 13th June.

Find out more and sign up by clicking or tapping the link below.

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Mid-Week Holy Communion Survey

Holy Communion mid-week will return soon. But as with so many things, the break in our usual practice caused by Covid-19 gives us the opportunity to re-assess what we're doing and why, and to discern what is best going forward. With this in mind, it would be helpful if you could give us some feedback regarding Holy Communion during the week, by completing the survey below. It will give us the most accurate results if you answer honestly for yourself, and not anticipate others' preferences.



Do you enjoy singing?

Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are able to sing all together as a congregation, but for the time being we will just have a small group of singers at the 10 am Eucharist. If you would like to join in the singing as we move forward, get in touch! You do not have to be able to read music and you may only be available occasionally but we would love to hear from you. Email Carole Lax > if you are interested



Whitley Bay Street Pastors

Please hold Whitley Bay Street Pastors in your thoughts and prayers as they return to their Ministry this Saturday, working with the Police, Ambulance and other partners in the night time economy at the coast to make our community safer. With many thanks, Ruth Blake



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Diary

  • Sunday 30th May, Trinity Sunday: 8am Holy Communion & 10am Sung Eucharist

  • Tuesday 1st June, Justin Martyr: 9am Morning Prayer

  • Wednesday 2nd June: 9am Morning Prayer, then Private Prayer time until 12pm 7:30pm Standing Committee via Zoom.

  • Thursday 3rd June, Corpus Christi Day: 9am Morning Prayer

  • Sunday 6th June, 1st Sunday after Trinity: 8am Holy Communion & 10am Sung Eucharist. 12noon Baptism of Elodie Madeline Anderson



Reminders

Remember that News and notices from previous weeks are all available to read by clicking "notices" at the top of the page.



Congratulations

Many congratulations to Brother Harold Palmer who celebrates his 90th birthday this Sunday.



Face coverings

St Mary’s is open for public worship on Sundays at 10am but even with the new & less restrictive Covid rules from Monday 17th May we still need to sign up for a place if you wish to attend. Social distancing measures will still be in place and a face covering must still be worn, but a return to normality is ever closer.



Our Musician Search

Following our consultation and discernment process, we have begun our search for a permanent musician.


We are looking for a paid musician to lead us in music. As a church, we love to sing and play in our worship, and we need a special person to bring out the best in us all.


If you know anyone who would be interested, please share the advert, and/or this link:

Our Musician Search >

Dave Haddock Plants

Dave Haddock is still selling plants and he can deliver them to you. Contact Dave on: 07976687973 or visit his website. Now is the time to be thinking about spring and summer plants. So do go over and have a look! Don't forget to mention St Mary's when you order and we'll receive 30% of the cost!

Dave's website and catalogue >

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer will now be said publicly on Tuesday and Thursdays in addition to Wednesday.


Private Prayer

Although the office is now open Tuesday to Thursday, the church will be open specifically for Private Prayer on Wednesdays as usual.


Office Opening Hours

The parish office is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12noon.


A message of Thanks

Olya Bouchard, our niece, is now happy to be back home and recovering. She even had a short walk in the garden. Thank you again for all your prayers. Peter and Rosemay



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For your prayers this week:

Please hold Whitley Bay Street Pastors in your thoughts and prayers as they return to their Ministry in our area this Saturday.

Please also pray for Elodie Madeline Anderson who will be baptised here at St Mary’s on Sunday 6th June at 12noon.


Your Prayers are requested for

Don

Rose Ketteringham

Martin Cooper

Jonathan Rodd

Janet Baker

Beverley Torrance

John Telfer & Myra Telfer

Lucinda & her children

Albert Abernethy


Rest in Peace

Mary Danskin

May McDermott

David Kennedy Strachan

Sebastian (Stan) Cuomo (Anniversary)


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.

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This Week's Hymns & Readings


Trinity Sunday >

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