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Weekly Pews News

No 18-22

3rd June 2018


First Sunday after Trinity              

Collect for the day O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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.

Psalm response: Where, Lord, can I flee from your presence?

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                           First Sunday after Trinity                    (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion
1 John 4: 7-end; Luke 16: 19–end
9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18; 2 Corinthians 4: 5-12; Mark 2: 23 – 3: 6

Hymns: 676, 117, 163, 305

5 pm Evening Worship – Informal

After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel
at the back of the church

Sunday 3rd June

Intention: the Pilgrim Course – leaders and participants. Those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.

Monday 4th June

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

Tuesday 5th June – Boniface

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School and Saints (older children), and Wednesday Tots.

7pm                The Eucharist

7pm            Ladies’ Club Social at Pagham Yacht Club

Anniversary: Neil Dalton (2017)

Wednesday 6th June

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

10 am             Holy Communion

12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)

1.30 pm      Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

Anniversary: Lawrence Cozens (1990)

Thursday 7th June – John and Charles Wesley

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

Anniversary: Merle Holdsworth (1996); Edna Dalrymple (2004)

Friday 8th June – Thomas Ken

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

Anniversary: Sue Downey (2017)

Saturday 9th June – Columba

Intention: the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP Nick Gibb and MEPs.

Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Marcela, Alan Crew, Julie Stanton, Bill, Joyce, Joan Hardie, James, Pat Hooban, Paul Harmer, Brigitta Hobbs, Kenny Sinclair, Guy.

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

Those who have died recently

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

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Isobel Aldred, Beatrice Armstrong, Anne Atkins, Madge Breakspear, Brenda Dobson, Kathleen Dudley.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Lagoon Road and Lake View.

We pray for Grass Roots, whose work we support financially as a parish.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ., 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King:, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop,, 261131.


Next Sunday             Second Sunday after Trinity          (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 3: 13-end; Luke 14: 16-24

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 8: 4-11, 16-20; Psalm 138;
2 Corinthians 4: 13–5: 1; Mark 3: 20–end

Hymns: 105, 367, 16, 281

5 pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Jeremiah 6: 16-21, Romans 9: 1-13


Ladies’ Club social evening is at Pagham Yacht Club on Tuesday at 7pm, with refreshments, bring & buy stall and raffle. All welcome.

Archdeaconry Pilgrimage to the Cathedral is on Saturday 9th. Meet at Hunston at 10.30 am, then walk to the cathedral for a 12 noon Eucharist. Please sign the list, to help the organisers.

Confirmation: Jane Smith is being confirmed next Sunday 10th at 4pm at Aldingbourne Church. Do keep her in your prayers and any are welcome to attend.

Pagham Flood Defence Trust AGM: this takes place on Tuesday 12th at 7pm at the Yacht Club. All welcome.

Quiet Day: Bognor Methodist Church are hosting a Quiet Day here on Saturday 23rd. See the poster for more details – all welcome.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘The Hiding Place’ by Corrie ten Boom. See the Book Group notice board for further information.

Parish Visit to St Albans: we are planning a pilgrimage to the Cathedral Church and Abbey on Saturday 21st July. See the noticeboard in the South Aisle, and sign up before Sunday 1st July.

Good News: our monthly newsletter is important for our outreach. If you can help with delivery, contact Mo (268576) or Trudi (263597).

Safeguarding As the Church of England continues to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding, we recognise that everyone associated with the Church who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. A new online training module, C0, is recommended for anyone who needs a basic awareness of safeguarding. This may include, but is not limited to, vergers, adult servers, bell ringers, welcomers, sidespersons, choir members, refreshment helpers and PCC. This course is a prerequisite for attendance at C1 and C2 training. C0 training is available at Any queries (or to produce your online certificate!) please contact Jan (862606).

Bognor Food Bank is asking for the following items: tinned fish, especially tuna; tinned fruit; rice pudding; coffee, in small quantities; biscuits; chocolate; crisps; shampoo; shower gel. Please place items in the box near the church door. Many thanks.