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Weekly Pews News

No. 18-1

Colour of the season: W

Date: 7th January 2018





Collect for the day:

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirirt, one God, now and for ever.



Response to Psalm:

Kings bow down before him; all the nations do him service.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Epiphany                                                        (W)                                                                                                                                                            
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 3: 1-12, Matthew 2: 1-12

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 60: 1-6, Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3: 1-12, Matthew 2: 1-12

Hymns: 40, 85, 552, 724

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 7th January – Epiphany

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

Anniversary: Elsie Smith (1975), Joyce Wentworth-Payne (1997), Beryl Eames (2000)


Monday 8th January Baptism of Christ

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


12 noon          The Eucharist

Tuesday 9th January

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

Anniversary: Maisie Knight (2000)


7.00pm           Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 10th January William Laud

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

Anniversary: Ida Turton (1994), Pamela Bech (2015)


10.00am         Holy Communion

1.30pm           Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre

2-4pm             Knit & Natter at Sue’s – 1 Church Way (262915)

Thursday 11th January

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

Anniversary: June Bunning (1968), Della Hooper (1993), Hilda Lock (1997), Allan Darlow (2013), Sidney Earwaker (2015)


Friday 12th January – Aelred

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

Anniversary: Olivia Cole (1989), Frederick Gray (1990), Mary Kitchen (1994)


Saturday 13th January George Fox

Intention: Pray for our Organist and Director of Music, our choir & musicians, our Lay Ministers of Communion, altar servers & bell ringers.

Anniversary: Frederick Hadler (1960), George Weaver (2003)


9.20am            Year of Prayer taster session


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Elizabeth Dove, Judi march, Sue Smith, Margaret Mayhew, Ian Turner, Barbara Nash, Maureen Howard, Brian Crane, Jim, Jill, Graham, Bill Mitchell, Susan.

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: Ken Little


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, Brenda Dobson


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Abbotsbury, A Becket’s Avenue, Apple Grove


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




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 276949.


Pews News: Trudi Kearsley can be contacted by email: 01243 263597) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Second Sunday of Epiphany                           (W)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 12: 6-16, John 2: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10, Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18, Revelations 5: 1-10, John 1: 43-end


Hymns: 413, 304, 733, Sheet

5.00pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Isaiah 60: 9-end, Hebrews 6:17-7:10




Christmas collections: Thank you to all those who have given so generously this year at our Christmas services. A total of £992.57 was raised, up considerably on last year. This will mean £496.29 to Stone Pillow and $496.28 to the Roof Fund. Thanks be to God.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Warden’ by Anthony Trollope. Join a discussion group on Thursday 11th January at 10am or Monday 15th January at 8pm. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Tea and Coffee Rota: We could do with a few more volunteers please. It is quite simple and a very helpful form of service. Speak to Jan Brockhurst or Kate Congdon if you are able to help.


Year of Prayer: Prayer Partners have been allocated. If you haven’t heard anything do please speak to Mark. There is also a prayer box at the back of church into which prayer requests for situations can be placed and will be used in Sunday intercessions.


Year of Prayer taster sessions: Each month we will practice a different kind of prayer on a Saturday morning at 9.20am. This will usually be the first Saturday, but this month it is next Saturday, the 13th.


Burns Night: Friday 19th January. Sign-up sheet and information on the notice board. Please see Stephen Cox-Rusbridge for tickets which are £15.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18th-25th January. Please see details on the notice board. All are especially invited to the AGM on Thursday 18th January, 7.30-9pm with refreshments before and after, at South Bersted Church.


Ladies Club: On Tuesday 16th January our speaker will be KAZ, a local artist. She will be bringing some of her paintings and also doing some sketches during the evening, demonstrating the stages of building up the picture. She specializes in drawing pets. ALL WELCOME.


Freewill Offering Envelopes: If you make use of this method of freewill offering please collect your packs of white envelopes from the pigeon holes.