Weekly Pews News

No. 18-18


6th May 2018


Sixth Sunday of Easter                

Collect for the day

God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; 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.

Psalm response: The Lord has made known his victory in the sight of the nations.

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.

                                   Sixth Sunday of Easter                     (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 5)

Readings: James 1: 22–end; John 16: 23–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 10: 44–end; Psalm 98; 1 John 5: 1-6; John 15: 9-17
Hymns: 433, 38, 429, 680

5 pm Evening Worship – Informal

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

Sunday 6th May

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: Doris Eva Pay (1997); Katherine Marydathe (2000); Joan Kimbell (2016)

Monday 7th May – Rogation Day

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

Anniversary: Joseph Conneeley (1997)

Tuesday 8th May – Julian of Norwich

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

Anniversary: Nellie Baker            (2000)

Wednesday 9th May – Rogation Day

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

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

1.30 pm      Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)

Anniversary: Alfred Robbins (1996); Kay Street (2006)

Thursday 10th May –Ascension Day (W)

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

10 am             Holy Communion
4 pm               The Eucharist
8 pm               Sung Eucharist

Anniversary: Henry Mustard (1971)

Friday 11th May

Intention: our Scouts, Guides, Cadets and other youth organisations.

Anniversary:           Robert McLaughlin (2017)

Saturday 12th May

Intention: our local industry and commerce, our farmers and growers, and the holiday industry.

9 am           Servers’ rehearsal in church

Anniversary: Vic Huxley (2004)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Pam Rowe, Colin Webb, Marcela, Jacqueline, Robert, Roxanne, Annabel, Tom, Mark, Susan Harris, Peter, Lynn, Skye, Elizabeth, Sam, Mark Sayers, Guy.

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

Those who have died recently: Beryl Maynard.

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: Heston Grove, Honeysuckle Drive.

We pray for Christian Aid, whose work we support financially as a parish.



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

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

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

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

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

Next Sunday             Seventh Sunday of Easter                 (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Sunday after Ascension Day)

Readings: 1 Peter 4: 7-11; John 15: 26–end, 16: 1-4

9.45 am Parish Eucharist followed by Beating the Bounds

Readings: Acts 1: 15-17, 21–end; Psalm 1;
1 John 5: 9–13; John 17: 6-19
Hymns: 104, 475, 752, 332

5 pm Evening Worship Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Stations


Art Exhibition continues to Monday 7th. Helpers are welcome.

There are no Midweek communions this Tuesday and Wednesday, since all are encouraged to worship on Ascension Day.

Thy Kingdom Come – 10th–20th. This global wave of prayer is most timely in our Year of Prayer. Do be praying for more people to come to know, love and follow Jesus, including those we know. If you can help set up prayer stations in the church for that period, speak to Jo or Mark.

Christian Aid Week – Sunday 13th-19th May. We will be supporting this by giving out envelopes at the 8 am and 9.45 am services on Sunday 13th. Please place any donations in the box provided at the back of church by Sunday 20th. Find out more at www.caweek.org. Thank you! Gillian Purvis and Sue O’Neill.

Beating the Bounds: our annual walk of the parish takes place after the service next Sunday 13th. It really is a fine walk with picnic lunch at Copyhold Farm, Lagness (speak to Stephen Cox-Rusbridge for directions), and we ask God’s blessing on our parish, especially in this Year of Prayer.

Beryl Maynard RIP: Memorial Service is on Tuesday 15th at 3 pm.

Archdeaconry Pilgrimage to the Cathedral for the Year of Prayer on Saturday 9th June. Pilgrims are encouraged to gather at Hunston at 10.30 am, then walk to the cathedral for a 12 noon Eucharist, followed by a bring and share lunch (drinks provided). Do sign up on the noticeboard so the organisers know roughly how many are coming.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue. Details of dates and venue are on the Book Group notice board.

Food Bank: we are grateful to Anne Jackson for having taken our offerings to the Food Bank in Bognor, and wish her well in Norfolk. Stephen Tribe has kindly taken on this ministry.

Good News: our monthly newsletter is an important part of our outreach. We are seeking deliverers for Edwen Close (27), Laurel Drive (20), Honeysuckle Drive (60), Old Barn Close/Mill View Close (40), 1-59 Harbour View Road (60). Contact Mo (268576) or Trudi (263597).

Tailor’s dummies or mannequins needed! On 22nd September we will be displaying wedding attire at our Story of Pagham Weddings event. Could you help by loaning us a dummy or mannequin? Please ask your contacts too. Businesses would be thanked on publicity material. Contact Elise on 262713 or weddingstory@paghamchurch.org.

Registered charity number 1134842                 www.paghamchurch.org