Weekly Pews News

No. 808

Colour of the season: P

Date: 4th December 2016


Second Sunday of Advent


Collect for the day: O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.


Psalm response: In his time shall the righteous flourish.


Post-Communion Prayer at the Advent Wreath: Lord Jesus, light of the world, the prophets said you would bring peace and save your people in trouble. Give peace in our hearts at Christmas and show all the world God’s love. Amen.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Second Sunday of Advent                                          (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 15: 4-13, Luke 21: 25-33

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 Hymns: 527, 949, 282, 511

Communion: 420,323, 856

12.00noon 12noon Baptism of Alfie Lee
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 4th December

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

Anniversary: Brian Jenkin (1993), Greta Garland (2004)


Monday 5th December

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


11am              Funeral of Sylvia Evans


Tuesday 6th December – Nicholas

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: Charles Martin (1997)


7.00pm           Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 7th December – Ambrose

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


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

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

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Joan Dent’s -1 Church Way (265083)

8pm                 Compline


Thursday 8th DecemberConception 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.

Anniversary: Dorothy Hender (2000)


12noon `Funeral of Brenda Cordery


Friday 9th December – Ember Day

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


Saturday 10th December – Ember Day

Intention: Pray for our local clubs and organisations, especially our Ladies Club, the Luncheon Club and the Mens Club.

Anniversary: Olive Bringan (1976)



Weekday Morning Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Sylvia, Elizabeth Dove, Bob Riding, Judi March, Sue Downey, Brian Burgess, Jeanne Dalton, Pat and family, Jack O’Brien.


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: Sylvia Evans, Violet Mitchell, Catherine Conn, Brenda Cordery.


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 pray for Alfie Lee on his baptism today and for his parents and godparents.


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 Webb Close and Well Road.


We pray for Children’s Society 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 Third Sunday of Advent                                          (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5, Matthew 11: 2-10

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 35: 1-10, Psalm 146: 4-10, James 5: 7-10, Matthew 11: 2-11

Hymns: 128, 949, 703, 631 Communion: 656,632, 108

5.00pm Christingle


Prayer: Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


Christmas Fair: Well done to all who helped in many ways with the Christmas Fair. Over £2000 was raised for our roof appeal, numbers up on last year, so thank you all.


Christingle: To be held next Sunday at 5pm. All are welcome to celebrate and support the work of the Children’s Society.


Volunteers Required: We are hosting a Stay and Play Christmas morning on Wednesday 21st December and we need volunteers to help with activities and serve refreshments. Please speak to Jo or sign up volunteer.


Christmas tree: We will be decorating the Christmas tree on Saturday 10th December from 9.30am – do please come along to help.


Men’s Group: Our next meeting putting the world to rights is on Saturday 10th December 7.30pm at The Inglenook.

Ladies Club Christmas Celebration: You are all invited to come and join us at The Church Centre on Tuesday 6th December at 7.00 pm. The evening will include Poems, Readings, Carols, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, and a Raffle. The Glenwood Ladies Choir will lead the singing. All are welcome.


Chichester Voices Concert: ‘Nowell, Nowell’ to be held on Saturday 17th December at 7.30 pm. Tickets available from Andrew Naylor priced at £12 or £10 for concessions, on the door or by phoning 07900 098197. All proceeds to Rotary charities.


Diocesan Intercessions List: On Friday 9th December 2016 Chichester Cathedral will be praying for St Thomas a Becket at the 8am Holy Communion Service and again at 5.30pm which at the moment is expected to be Sung Evensong.   We are all warmly invited to the Cathedral on this day including complimentary tea and cake in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 pm.   If you wish to attend please add your name and telephone number to the list on the noticeboard by Sunday 4th December 2016 and meet at 4.30pm in Cloisters Cafe on the day.   Any query or for further information please contact out Parish/Cathedral Link June Baker Tel 01243262344


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Shed That Fed A Million Children’ by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow. Join a discussion group on Monday 9th January at 8pm, or Thursday 12th January at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.