Weekly Pews News

No. 793

Colour of the season: G

Date: 4th September 2016



Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


God of constant mercy, who sent your Son to save us: remind us of your goodness, increase your grace within us, that our thankfulness may grow, through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity                               (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 6: 11-end, Matthew 6: 24-end

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Psalm 1, Luke 14: 25-33

Hymns: 179, sheet, 252, 897 Communion 37, 625, 890

5.00pm Evening Prayer – 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 4th September

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


Monday 5th September

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


Tuesday 6th September

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: Reginald Holyoak (1996)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

7.45pm         Ladies Club Alzheimer’s talk by Dr Sandra Sedgwick at the Church Centre – all welcome.


Wednesday 7th September

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

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

2 4pm         Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 8th September – Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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


Friday 9th September

Intention: Pray for the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP and MEP.


Saturday 10th September

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








We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Simon Peters, Gerald Hume, Graham Bennett, Alan Syphas, Matthew, Christina Sarah, Jeanne Dalton, Karl, Victoria, Peter, Reg Smith, Joan Hardie, Roy Wallace.


We pray for those who have died: Fred Braithwaite, Stanley Holden, Ann Harney.


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


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, Peggy Bradley and Audrey Bridge.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Sea Way, Sefter Road and Shirley Close.


We pray for Mission to Seafarers 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 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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.


Next Sunday Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity                             (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 3: 13-end, Luke 7: 11-17

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 32: 7-14, Psalm 51: 1-11, 1 Timothy 1: 12-17, Luke 15: 1-10

Hymns: 21, sheet, 673, 29   Communion 156, 323, 212

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 60, John 6: 51-69



TODAY: Sunday 4th September, from midday, at Copyhold Farm, Lagness, PO20 1LN. Delicious food and our very own Pagham Olympics! This will be a grand last day of summer for our Sunday School families, and the whole church family is invited to join in the fun. See noticeboard for further info and to sign up.


Church Diaries 2017: These are now available at the back of church. There is no charge, though you are welcome to make a donation.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 12th September at 8pm, or Thursday 15th September at 10am.


Church Clean: Saturday 17th September from 9am. Please come and assist in a serious clean of the church.


Last Night of the Proms: with Songs from the Music Hall Saturday 17th September, 7.30pm, at St Thomas à Becket’s Church. Tickets £5 on the door, and bring a flag to wave if you have one! For those without transport a mini bus service is available – contact Stephen on 01243 266800 for further info.


Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for harvest Festival on Saturday 24th September from 9.30 am. Donations of greenery, together with produce, would be very much appreciated. 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. If you would like to help with the flowers please speak to Trudi, or just turn up to help. Details from Trudi – 263597/07703597353.


Harvest Supper: Saturday 24th September, 6.30pm at the Church Centre. Join us for hearty home cooked food and homespun entertainment. Please bring your own alcohol. Adults £7.50, children £4, all proceeds to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal. See noticeboard for further info and to sign up. Money to Trudi or Elise by Sunday 18th September.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


2016 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 6th 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 – 263597/07703597353.