Weekly Pews News

No. 8369

Colour of the season: G



Date: 1st October 2017


Harvest Thanksgiving


Collect for the day:


Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; 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.





Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Harvest Thanksgiving                                                (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Psalm 65, Luke 12: 16-30

9.45am Family Eucharist

Psalm 65, Luke 12: 16-30

Hymns: 184,914,719,887

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather

for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better




Sunday 1st October

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer and Trevor Marshall. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox Rusbridge.

Anniversary: Albert Piper            (1992)


Monday 2nd October

Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

Anniversary: James Sage            (1996)


Tuesday 3rd October – George Bell

Intention: Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those baptised and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents or sponsors; for our own godchildren.

Anniversary: Charles Major (1990)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

7.45pm       Pilgrim in St Andrew’s Chapel

7.45pm      Ladies Club at Church Centre: CHASE Africa – See Notice overleaf


Wednesday 4th October – Francis of Assisi

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.

Anniversary: Daisy Major (1995)


10.00am        Holy Communion

3.45pm       Communion Club in St Andrew’s Chapel

2-4.00pm      Knit and Natter at Judith’s – 40 The Causeway (267678)


Thursday 5th October

Intention: Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club and Youth Group.


Friday 6th October – William Tyndale

Intention: Pray for our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and John Sentamu of York; for the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; for the worldwide Anglican Communion.


Saturday 7th October

Intention: Pray for our schools, colleges and universities; for all teachers and learners, governors and administrators.

Anniversary: Ashley Courtenay (1986), Nancy Courtenay            (1986)


9.00am           Deep Clean in church

9.20am           Coffee and Scripture



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Arthur Harrison, Raymond, Eloise, Celia, Margaret Mayhew, Kevin, Bill.


For urgent prayer please contact Gillian Purvis (Tel: 267597) or Colin Wood (Tel: 264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.


We pray for those who have died: Simon Hutchison, Barbara Stevens and Lorna Finch.


We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We pray for church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Isobel Aldred, Beatrice Armstrong, Anne Atkins, Madge Breakspear, Brenda Dobson.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Sudbury Close, Summer Lane, Sussex Drive.


We pray for USPG whose work we support as a parish.


We pray for Richard and Wendy Rundle as they give thanks for twenty-five years of marriage.



Church Website update: To add content to the website email editor@paghamchurch.org


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – Stewardship      (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6, Luke 14: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Psalm 19, Philippians 3: 4b-14, Matthew 21: 33-end

Hymns: 13,17, 463, sheet

3.30pm Pet Blessing


Africa: is the subject of the speaker, Dr Robert Palmer, at Ladies Club on Tuesday 3rd October. CHASE Africa’s name stands for Community Health And Sustainable Environment and comes from our understanding that a healthy community is dependent on a sustainable environment. Enabling women to choose the number and spacing of their children and helping communities to create a robust environment gives people a chance to leave poverty behind. It is a young and developing charity – All Welcome.


Stewardship Sundays: 8th, 15th, 22nd October – starting next Sunday we are focusing on our stewardship, thanking God for the generosity of so many in this parish and prayerfully considering where He might be leading us in the giving of money, time and talents.


Sound system: after some temperamental behaviour, the sound system is being checked on Friday 6th October. Please bear with us for now!


Helpers thanks: all are invited to attend thank-you refreshments on Sunday 15th October at 3.30pm for all that so many do for the life and witness of our church.


Church Path: Bruce Evans has for many years ensured the church path has been cleared of fallen autumn leaves to prevent it becoming slippery in wet weather and maintained the flower pots around the church during the summer months. He understandably now feels the time has come for others to take this on. If anyone is willing to join a rota for path sweeping on Saturday mornings please let me know, and if looking after the pots is your forte please speak to Bruce. – Mike Wake 07899705632.


2017 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family or elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703 597353.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun’ by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. Join a discussion group on Monday 6th November at 8pm, or Thursday 9th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Bishop Luffa School: parents of Year 6 children applying for Bishop Luffa next year need to arrange to meet with Mark to fill out the Church Support Form.