Weekly Pews News

No. 755

Colour of the season: Purple

Date: 6th December 2015


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.


Canticle Response:

Blessed be the Lord, who sets his people free.


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: Baruch 5, Benedictus, Philippians 1: 3-11, Luke 3: 1-6

Hymns: 406, 123, 527, 295    

Communion: 417, 757, 574

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 6th December

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)


Monday 7th December – Ambrose

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


Tuesday 8th December – Conception 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)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 9th December – Ember Day

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

1.30pm       Wednesday Club at the Church Centre

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Sue Davis (262915)

8.00            Compline

8.00            Standing Committee at vicarage

Thursday 10th December

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

Anniversary: Olive Bringan (1976)


1.00pm       Funeral of Helen Stobie


Friday 11th DecemberEmber Day

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

Anniversary: Rose Bailey (1987)


Saturday 12th December – Ember Day

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

Anniversary: Dorothy Player (1989)




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Mary Gough, Rita and David Thompson, Claire, Liz Hillier, Jane

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: Peter Collis, Helen Stobie, John Morrish


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 ask God’s blessing upon us and upon all at the commencement of this Year of Mercy.




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 276949.


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 Third Sunday of Advent                                 (P)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion

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

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Zephaniah 3: 14-end, Isaiah 12: 2-end, Philippians 4: 4-7, Luke 3: 7-18


Hymns: 128, 949 x 3, 282, 578 x 3

Communion: 656, 400, 108

4.00pm Christingle




Next Saturday morning from 9.30am we are putting up and decorating the Christmas tree and preparing Christingles. Childrren are especially welcome to come and assist.


Ladies Club: Invite you to a Christmas Celebration on Tuesday 15th December at 7.00pm at the Church Centre. Programme includes readings, poems and carols with the Glenwood Ladies Choir, plus mince pies and Punch.


Advent and Christmas leaflet: Do please take one of these away with you, so you have details of all our services.


Men’s Group: The next meeting of the men’s group will be held on 6th December at the Inglenook Hotel at 7.30pm.


Rejoice and be Merry: The title of Chichester Voices Christmas concert to be held on Thursday 17th December at 7.30 pm. With music by Chilcott, Rutter and Bullard, this promises to be the perfect preparation in the run up to Christmas. Tickets available from Andrew Naylor.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “The Dean’s Watch” by Elizabeth Goudge. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Tuesday 19th January at 8pm or Thursday 21st January at 10am.


Walsingham 2016: The annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham will be from 5th to 8th September. If you are would like to experience the daily round of prayer and worship at Walsingham, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard in the South Aisle. For further information please speak to Roland or Mark.


Good News: We are a volunteer to deliver the monthly Good News newsletters to Lion Road and The Nyetimbers. If you are able to help please contact Trudi – 263597, or Mo – 268576.


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