Weekly Pews News

No. 18-5


Date: 4th February 2018


Second Sunday before Lent                          


Collect for the day

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response:

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.


Our opportunities for worship today


                          Second Sunday before Lent                        (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Sexagesima)

Readings: 2 Corinthians 11: 19-31; Luke 8: 4-15

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31; Psalm 104: 26-end; Colossians 1: 15-20; John 1: 1-14

Hymns: 684, 172, 477, 6

12 noon Baptism of Ellie Green
5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal


After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel at the back of the church, where we can get to know each other better.


Sunday 4th February

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

Anniversary: Baby Lavinia Caraccioli (2007)

Monday 5th February

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

8.00pm       Bell-ringers’ AGM in St Andrew’s Chapel

Anniversary: Mary Pryde (1977)


Tuesday 6th February Accession of Queen Elizabeth II

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

7.00pm         The Eucharist
7.45pm       Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane

Wednesday 7th February

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

10.00am       Holy Communion

1.30pm               Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre

2-4pm                          Knit & Natter at Judith’s, 40 The Causeway (267678)

Anniversary: Ethel Funnell (1972)

Thursday 8th February

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

8.00pm       Church Centre Committee meeting at the Church Centre

Friday 9th February

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.

Anniversary: Elsie Breaker (1971); Rita Lloyd (1997)

Saturday 10th February – Scholastica

Intention: our local clubs and organisations, especially our Ladies’ Club, Men’s Club and Luncheon Club.

2.00pm Burial of ashes of Audrey Bridge


We pray for all in need, and especially for healing in mind, body or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Maureen Howard, Brian Crane, Bill Mitchell, Bob, Maureen Howland, Ethel Huckle, Irene Hathaway, Pat Misselle, Gerald, Edna Puttock, Ellen Earwaker, Lynette, Gillian Grimmond.

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

Those who have died recently: Barbara Nash, Muriel Taylor, Margaret Mayhew, Mollie Cann, Elizabeth Dove.

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: Beech Close, Bishops Close and Boleyn Drive.

We pray for the Pagham Flood Defence Trust, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Gemma Green, as she prepares for her Bishops’ Advisory Panel (selection for training for the priesthood) later this month.


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

E: vicar@paghamchurch.org T: 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King: E: curate@paghamchurch.org T: 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News – Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

Next Sunday Sunday next before Lent                            (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13; Luke 18: 31–end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 2 Kings 2: 1-12; Psalm 50: 1-6;

2 Corinthians 4: 3-6; Mark 9: 2-9
Hymns: 105, 365, 221, 598

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: 1 Kings 19: 1-16; 2 Peter 1: 16–end


Lent Groups: see the noticeboard for options for the Diocesan Lent Course, ‘Inspiring Vision’, during this Year of Prayer. It includes several speakers reflecting on a favourite piece of religious art.

Confirmation: if anyone feels that God may be calling them towards this step in faith, do please speak to Mark for more information.

Year of Prayer: use the box at the back of church for general prayer requests, which will be included in Sunday intercessions.

Stewardship: to know more about ways to give financially for the life and mission of our church, speak to Frank Parvin (264346).

Ladies’ Club: on Tuesday 6th the speaker is the artist Kaz (postponed from last month), who specialises in Pet Portraits. She will do some sketches, showing the stages of building up a picture.

Cake Sale after the 9.45am service next Sunday 11th: the Church Flower Team has been invited to participate in the Cathedral Flower Festival at the end of May. We receive funding for flowers, but need to raise extra money for other materials for a memorable display.

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: join us for pancakes and a glass of something at the Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, 4.30–7pm on 13th February (no Eucharist that evening). On 14th February, all are encouraged to mark the beginning of Lent at one of the services with ashing (on the forehead) at 10am, 4pm and 8pm.

Family Eucharist 18th February – for this service do please bring to church some aid to devotion, which you use in your prayers.

Prayer for All People: a practical guide to resources for prayer. Saturday 24th February, 9.30 for 10am–12noon at St Mary’s Church Centre, Felpham, followed by a Lent lunch.

Beetle and Bingo Night: a family FUNdraiser, 6–9pm on Saturday 24th February at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Tickets £10 adults, £7 children. See details and sign-up sheets on notice board.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ’The Rebirthing of God’ by John Philip Newell. See the Book Group notice board for details.

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