Weekly Pews News

No. 821

Colour of the season: P

Date: 5th March 2017


First Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; 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.




Psalm: I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.


Our Opportunities for Worship today



  First Sunday of Lent                                                  (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10, Matthew 4: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5: 12-19, Matthew 4: 1-11

Hymns: 1379, 705, 190, 32

Communion: See hymn board

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 5th March

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

Anniversary: Frank Stedman (1959), Dorothy Tapping (1996), Olive Lewis (2005), Irene Plumb (2007)

Monday 6th March

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: Roland Hunt (2011)


Tuesday 7th March – Perpetua, Felicity and companions

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

Anniversary: Ronald Knight (1955)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

7.00pm       Pagham Church Ladies Club: AGM in the Church Centre


Wednesday 8th March – Ember Day

Intention: Pray for the hungry, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers; for the work of The Church Army, Christian Aid and all relief agencies. Anniversary: Jessie Towler (1983), Lilian Gilham (2007)


10.00am        Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

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

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane (263537)

7.30pm       Stations of the Cross


Thursday 9th March

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

Anniversary: Gladys Halling (1993)


Friday 10th March – Ember Day

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

Anniversary: Betty Wadlow (1996), Joyce Winfield            (2006)


Saturday 11th March – Ember Day

Intention: Pray for our scouts, guides, cadets and other local youth organisations.

Anniversary: Norman Williams (1989), Robert Upton (1993), Neville Purdy (2012), Cynthia Brown (2015)


11.30am         Memorial Service for Betty Harvey



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Eva Maltby, Barbara Waldron, Simon Woods, Wendy Donovan, Jane Prater, Aimee, Michael Biggs.


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 recently: Roger Bonnick


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, Audrey Bridge, Brenda Dobson.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Churchill Walk, Colt’s Bay, Conifer Way.


We pray for Church Army 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 the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Second Sunday of Lent                                              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8, Matthew 15: 21-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 12: 1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17, John 3: 1-17

Hymns: 219, 657, 315, 525

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic




Thanks for Heritage Afternoon: thank you to all who helped in any way with last Sunday’s event. We made over £600 for the Roof Fund and over 100 people turned out – a great success!


Launde Abbey Pilgrimage: for those coming on this in May, do look out for a letter, and if you are tempted to join at this stage speak ASAP to Mark or Trudi.


Fundraising Auction for Raise the Roof: this event is on Friday 28th April at 7.30pm. If you have an item or promise to be one of the lots please speak to Mark and get a form. And start spreading the word with friends and neighbours to come on the night as we already have some excellent lots!


Christian Aid Count Your Blessings During Lent: Please help us in supporting Christian Aid once again during Lent, the Count Your Blessings leaflets will be at the back of from Ash Wednesday, and we will be holding a Super Soup lunch at the vicarage on Thursday 6th April 12 – 2pm, there will be a sign up sheet on the notice board shortly. If you would prefer to download the Count Your Blessings Leaflet, including the children’s version you can do this at http://www.christianaid.org.uk/lent-easter/lent-calendar.


10K anyone? A team from the congregation (including our very our curate and vicar’s wife) are running the Bognor Prom 10K to raise money for the Raising the Roof campaign. The event is on Sunday 21st May 2017. If you are interested, please speak to Graham Jones or email grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com’.


Lent leaflet: Do please take a copy of this home to enter fully into this special season.


Confirmation: If any adults might be interested in exploring this next step in their faith do please speak to Mark or Jo as there is a confirmation service in June. A separate teenage group is also going to be prepared.