Weekly Pews News
No 18-35

2 September 2018

 Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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.


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.

                      Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity                   (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 8: 14–39

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Romans 8: 14–25; Romans 8: 26–39;
Mark 7: 1–8, 14–15, 21–23.    

Hymns: 606, 1, 470, 672

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 12: 21–27; Matthew 4: 23 to 5: 20

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

Sunday 2 September

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

Monday 3 September – Gregory the Great

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

8 pm           Book group at the Vicarage

Tuesday 4 September

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

7.45 pm      Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane

Wednesday 5 September

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Glenda’s in Southampton
(More info from Pauline, 864461)

7.30 pm      Julian Group at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

Thursday 6 September

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                  Book group at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Reginald Holyoak (1996)

Friday 7 September

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

Anniversary: Ena Groves (1995); Hazel Hope (2000)

Saturday 8 September – Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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




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: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan and Derek Hardie, Peter Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Chris Brett, Pisamie Thongsai, Amanda, Keith, Hugh, Stan Beaumont, Diane Wills, Dawn, Edward, Neil, Christopher Browne, Bill and Maureen Howard, Philip Martin

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

Those who have died recently: Kelsey Morris, Beryl Gore, Peter Eden

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

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Saxon Close, Sea Lane

We pray for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for the souls of Frederick Blackman and Frank Misselbrook, sons of Pagham, who died in the Great War on 2nd September 1918.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

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

Readings: Galatians 6: 11–end; Matthew 6: 24–end

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 35: 4–7a; Matthew 11: 25–30
Hymns: 739, 26, 29, 485

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Exodus 14: 5–end; Matthew 6: 1–18


Summer sermons on Prayers in the Bible: we continue with our sixth one today. Do take the insert in Pews News home for further reflection!

A new ‘Teapot Café’ starts this Tuesday, 10-12 noon, at Pagham United Reformed Church (St Ninian’s). It will be open on the first Tuesday of each month, and aims to be dementia friendly. All welcome.

Families’ Barbecue on Sunday 9th at 12.30 pm. All church families and relatives are welcome to attend our annual occasion for Sunday School members, baptism families and others. More details are in St Andrew’s Chapel.

Ladies Club – 7.45pm – Tuesday 4thCanon Colin Wood will share his Desert Island Discs. Open meeting – all welcome.

Quiet Garden Movement: Runcton Manor hosts a Quiet Garden on Wednesday 19th. 10. 30 for 11 am start. A short time of Christian meditation is followed by free time in the grounds. Finishes at 1 pm, with the option of staying for a simple lunch. Details from Chris Bemrose (278307), & at runctonmanor.com

Licensing of Revd. Jo King as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted, takes place on Tuesday 25th at 7.30 pm. Do sign the list on the noticeboard if you wish to attend (we have at least 25 tickets).

Launde Abbey 2019: 12 – 15 August. We need to pay the deposit by the end of the month, please sign up ASAP to indicate interest.

Autumn Course on Prayer – at least three groups will be offering the Diocesan Prayer Course ‘Finding God in all things’, starting this or next month. See the noticeboard for more information and to sign up.

Sponsor a Silhouette for the centenary of the end of the First World War – for our afternoon event on 11th November. We have been awarded 10 bench silhouettes to commemorate the fallen. 21 men of Pagham died in the conflict, so could we as a church sponsor another 11? Cost of each one is £42. View on the website: therebutnotthere.org.uk Speak to the vicar or wardens if you can help.

Story of Pagham Weddings Event – Saturday 22nd September 11am–4pm If you would like to help with this event, please complete the form in the pews/on the noticeboard or let Elise know. There is also a sign-up sheet for catering shifts on the noticeboard. Posters & fliers are available at the back of church, please take some to display/distribute. Spread the word!

Harvest Supper: Saturday 29th September, 6.30pm at The Church Centre. Join us for delicious food and homespun entertainment. Please bring your own alcohol. Adults £7.50, children £4. All proceeds to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal. Details & sign-up sheet on noticeboard. Money to Trudi/ Elise by 23rd September.

Harvest Festival Flowers: If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers, in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event, please speak to Trudi.