Weekly Pews News

No. 789

Colour of the season: G

Date: 7th August 2016


Eleventh Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy

and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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 forever.





Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Eleventh Sunday after Trinity                                  (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11, Luke 18: 9-14

9.45am Parish Eucharist with Baptism of Annaliesa Whitworth Readings: Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16, Luke 12: 32-40

Hymns: 57, 461, sheet, 511  

Communion 619, 108, 915

12noon Baptisms of Bobby and Evie Bedell, Lacey Marshall and Jasmine Hayden
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 August

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


Monday 8th August – Dominic

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


Tuesday 9th August – Mary Sumner

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


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 10th August – Laurence

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

2 – 4pm       Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 11th August – Clare of Assisi

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


Friday 12th August

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

Anniversary: Albert Carpenter (2002), Lilian Hardy            (2003)


Saturday 13th August – Jeremy Taylor

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













We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, David Atkins, June Baker, Ann Harney, Ray Gregory, Audrey Bridge, Dorothy, Simon Peters, Teagan Matfield, Dorothy.

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: Sally Burse, Peter Buttery, Margaret Jaques, Dave Young, Tom.


We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.




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.


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 Twelfth Sunday after Trinity                                    (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9, Mark 7: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 23-29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11: 29-12: 2, Luke 12: 49-56

Hymns: 169, 204, 225, 509  

Communion 447, 202, 856

12noon Baptism of Charlie Holmes
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Proverbs 8: 22-31, John 19: 23-27



Friends of Pagham Parish Church: BBQ and Skittles at The Spur, Slindon – Friday 19th August – £18.00. Come along and have an evening of fun and laughter, and enjoy a summer BBQ; details and tickets are available from Richard Druce – 07825309585, with sin-up sheet on the noticeboard.


Painting: Fresh from our triumph with decorating St Andrews Chapel, we are now planning on painting the Church Centre starting at 9.00am on Saturday 13th August. There is a sign-up sheet on the notice board in church. Please come equipped with brushes and rollers on the day.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


Stewardship Sunday: In February you will remember that there was a Financial Presentation in church, where we asked all of you to prayerfully consider your level of financial support to the church. We said that we would report back to you once all had had time to take time to consider and if appropriate act. 6 months down the line we are able to report that there was a very positive response to the appeal. We do of course operate a variety of giving schemes – Parish giving Scheme, Free Will offering Envelopes, the collection plate etc. We are able to see that more than 30 people have taken positive steps to increase their giving, either in line with inflation via the Parish Giving Scheme, or by increasing the amount they give. Others have signed up either for the Parish Giving Scheme or the Free Will offering envelopes. There is a level of anonymity associated with all our giving, which makes giving thanks to individuals difficult. The PCC would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank all who responded to the appeal.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 12th September at 8pm, or Thursday 15th September at 10am.

 Good News: Good News: Thank you to those who have responded and volunteered to take on deliveries. We are seeking deliverers for West Front Road (1 -25) and Edwen Close, if anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.