Weekly Pews News

No. 825

Colour of the season: P

Date: 2nd April 2017



Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passiontide begins


Collect for the day:

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.



Psalm: With the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption.






Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passiontide begins                (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Hebrews 9: 11-15, John 8: 46-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 Hymns:

Communion: See hymn board

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 2nd April

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


Monday 3rd April

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.


Tuesday 4th April

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

Anniversary: Robert McCleland (2001), Edward Balk (1999)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 5th April

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

Anniversary: David Morrison (2015)


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Club at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane (263537)

7.30pm       Stations of the Cross

8.15pm       Standing Committee – St Andrew’s Chapel


Thursday 6th April

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.

Anniversary: Nellie Horlock (2009), Joyce Burns (2011), Jim Saunders (2016)


Friday 7th April

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

Anniversary: John Fairclough (2001)


1.30pm       Wedding of James Greenfield and Emma Johnson


Saturday 8th April

Intention: Pray for the hungry, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers; for the work of The Church Army, Christian Aid and all relief agencies.

Anniversary: Philip Smith (2005)


10.00am       Passion Reading rehearsal in church




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Roger Watts, Ken, Carole, Alison, Geoff and Jean Ide, Isabelle Elliott, Prim, Mary Edwards, Sonia, Simon Woods, Richard, Mavis Toogood, Ray, Mike, Roger Hatch.


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 recently: George Connell, Vivienne Godfrey, Philip Rhodes, Derek Smith and Pauline Bevan.


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 remember in our prayers: 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, Audrey bridge, Brenda Dobson.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live .in Elm Close, Esher Close, Fletcher Close


We pray for James Greenfield and Emma Johnson on their wedding day on Friday.


We pray for Family Support Work whose work we support financially as a parish.




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 Palm Sunday                                                            (R)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 27: 1-54

9.45am Parish Eucharist with blessing of palms, procession and dramatic reading of the Passion

Isaiah 50: 4-9a, Psalm 31: 9-16, Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 26:14-end of 27


Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Compline




Holy Week sign-up sheets: please add your names to the various ministries and to indicate attendance at services with catering over Holy Week and Easter.


Annual meetings – these take place on Thursday 20th April 7.30pm in church. All are encouraged to attend if they can and hear about the range of church life, as well as electing churchwardens and church officers. There are 5 vacancies each for PCC and Deanery Synod (which also means sitting on PCC) – do consider standing (forms on the board near the church door).


Flowers: We are hoping to fill the church with flowers again for Easter. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs of the flowers, please speak to Trudi Kearsley – 263597. We will be decorating the Church on Easter Eve – Saturday 15th April from 9.30 am. We would be very grateful for donations of greenery, which should be brought down early Saturday morning.


Fundraising Auction for Raise the Roof: this event is on Friday 28th April at 7.00pm. If you have an item or promise to be one of the lots please speak to Mark and get a form. And start spreading the word with friends and neighbours to come on the night as we already have some excellent lots!


Christian Aid Count Your Blessings During Lent: Please help us in supporting Christian Aid once again during Lent, there will be Super Soup lunch at the vicarage on Thursday 6th April 12 – 2pm, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard.


Easter Pilgrimage 2017: Wimbourne Minster is the venue for the Easter Pilgrimage on Saturday April 22nd If you wish to join the group, please sign the ‘Wimbourne Minster’ sheet which is on the white notice board situated in the South Aisle; closing date for bookings 2nd April.


Good News: Our monthly newsletter ‘Good News’ is an important part of our outreach. We currently have a number of vacant rounds and are seeking deliverers for: Edwin Close (27), Honeysuckle Drive (60), Laurel Drive (20), Springfield, Pryors Way and Oakland Court Flats (53) and Pagham Road – Church Way – Sea Lane (40) ; if you can help speak to Mo Hatzfeld (268576), Trudi Kearsley (263597).


Raise the Roof Cook Book 2017: We are compiling a Cook Book to sell in aid of Raise the Roof. We need you to share your recipes – Starters, Mains, Desserts, Cakes, Snacks, Party Food, BBQ food etc. Details on the noticeboard or speak to David Smith (263560) or Trudi Kearsley (263597).


Free Passiontide Concert: is to be held at St George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester on Monday 3rd April at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.