Weekly Pews News

No. 8370

Colour of the season: G



Date: 8th October 2017



Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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 response: The commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light to the eyes.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – Stewardship      (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6, Luke 14: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Psalm 19, Philippians 3: 4b-14, Matthew 21: 33-end

Hymns: 13,17, 463, sheet

3.30pm Pet Blessing


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 8th October

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


Monday 9th October

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

Anniversary: Arthur Bell (1965), Richard Trevithick (1991), Percy Coleman (1993)


6.15-8pm       Beavers and Cubs in church


Tuesday 10th October – Paulinus

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

Anniversary: Bessie Morrison (2012)


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist

7.45pm       Pilgrim in St Andrew’s Chapel


Wednesday 11th October

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

3.45pm       Communion Club in St Andrew’s Chapel

2-4.00pm      Knit and Natter at Sue Davis’ – 1 Church Way (262915)


Thursday 12th October – Wilfrid

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


Friday 13th October – Edward the Confessor

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


Saturday 14th October

Intention: Pray for our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees.











We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Arthur Harrison, Raymond, Eloise, Margaret Mayhew, Bill, Keley Morris, Jim and Jill.


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: Lorna Finch.


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 pray for church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Val James, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Swandene, Sylvia Close and Tabard Gate.


We pray for USPG whose work we support 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).


Next Sunday Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity                                (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8, Matthew 22: 34-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 32: 1-14, Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23, Philippians 4: 1-9, Matthew 22: 1-14

Hymns: 398, 412, 649, 578

12noon Baptism of Oliver Green
5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé





Stewardship Sundays: Today we are focusing on our stewardship, thanking God for the generosity of so many in this parish and prayerfully considering where He might be leading us in the giving of money, time and talents.


TODAY: Pet Blessing at 3.30pm followed by refreshments; do come with your animals and invite your friends.


Harvest thanks: a huge thank you to everyone who helped decorate the church so beautifully last weekend and those who provided the Harvest Supper. We raised a total of £372.64 to go to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal, helping churches in East and West Africa.


Winter Warmer: 14th October – Friends of Pagham Parish Church invite you to a Winter Warmer evening. 2 Course meal at St Andrew’s Chapel, 6.30 pm for 7.00pm. Tickets £13 (members£11). Sign-up sheet on noticeboard. Further details speak to Trudi – 263597


Sound system: after some temperamental behaviour, the sound system is being checked on Friday 13th October. Please bear with us for now!


Helpers thanks: all are invited to attend thank-you refreshments on Sunday 15th October at 3.30pm for all that so many do for the life and witness of our church.


Church Path: Bruce Evans has for many years ensured the church path has been cleared of fallen autumn leaves to prevent it becoming slippery in wet weather and maintained the flower pots around the church during the summer months. He understandably now feels the time has come for others to take this on. If anyone is willing to join a rota for path sweeping on Saturday mornings please let me know, and if looking after the pots is your forte please speak to Bruce. – Mike Wake 07899705632.


2017 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family or elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703 597353.


New homes in Pagham: the Parish Council have asked if anyone would like to submit a letter in favour of their proposal for smaller and more affordable plots of housing via a Community Land Trust scheme. Letters can go to the Village Hall.


Bishop Luffa School: parents of Year 6 children applying for Bishop Luffa next year need to arrange to meet with Mark to fill out the Church Support Form.