Weekly Pews News

No. 8357

Colour of the season: G

Date: 9th July 2017



Sea Sunday

Collect for the day:

Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Psalm response: Let them give thanks to the Lord for his goodness.



Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Sea Sunday                                                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 8: 18-23, Luke 6: 36-42

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Jonah 1: 1-12, 15-17, Psalm 107: 23-32, Hebrews 6: 13-20, Mark 4: 35-41

Hymns: 153, 68, 332, 914

Communion: See hymn board

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 9th July

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

Anniversary: Joseph Jaques (1998), Frank Bailey (2002), Kenneth Jones (2005)


Monday 10th July

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

Anniversary: Ethel Alderton (1993), David Kearsley (2001), John Hayden (1999)


3.00pm       Presentation from Sussex Police


Tuesday 11th July – Benedict

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

Anniversary: Ian Blackhurst Hartley (1991), Guy Peace (2003), Alastair Stewart (2012)


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 12th July

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

Anniversary: Violet Antill (1979), Ronald Turner (1986)



10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Helen’s – 3 Conway Drive (265911)


Thursday 13th July

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


Friday 14th July – John Keble

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


Saturday 15th July – Swithun

Intention: Pray for our local community; Parish pastoral Care Team, for the County, District and Parish Councils, for our Residents’ Associations.





We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Dennis, Avis, Bob Riding, Ken, Ben, Mavis, Pat, Doreen, Colin, Bill, Chris, Joyce, Michael, Jack, Mary, Joe, Sandra, Les and Arthur Harrison.

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: Geoffrey Rowell, Margaret Salter and Mike Barrett.


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


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Manor Way, Mayfield Close, Meadow Way.


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 Mission to Seafarers and all those connected with the sea on this Sea Sunday.



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 Fifth Sunday after Trinity                                          (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 3: 8-15, Luke 5: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 25: 19-end, Psalm 119: 105-112, Romans 8: 1-11, Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

Hymns: 450, 288. 352, 666

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic



Cakes: a request for all would be Mary Berrys to don their aprons and get baking for the summer fair. All contributions welcome, cakes can be delivered on the day to the Village Hall, or collection can be arranged by contacting Louise Gibbs 07773 135005.


Presentation from Sussex Police on Scams and Rogue Traders: a PCSO from Sussex Police is giving a talk on this important concern here in church on Monday 10th July at 3pm.  All are welcome and do pass on the word to any neighbours who may be interested.


Summer Fair: 12 noon – 3pm, 15th July – Village Hall. We would be grateful for donations for the stalls:- Tombola, Bottles, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Toys, Games, Clean Paperback Books, Toiletries, Raffle Prizes, un-wanted gifts, \Fancy Goods and Bric-a-brac (no electrical items please – we cannot sell them) and of course nearer the day we will be seeking Cakes/sweets. Boxes for your donations will be found at the rear of the church or you can speak to me and I will arrange collection. Sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard – please add your name if you can assist with running a stall. We will need gazebos on the day – please sign on the list on the noticeboard if you have one to lend. Please collect the envelope with your name on it from the rear of the church. Thank you – Trudi Kearsley 263597.


Church cleaning: once more some of our weekly teams are getting overstretched, so if there is any way you could join the cleaning rota (if possible on a monthly basis) do please speak to Dave Smith in church or contact Sue Miller at sue.armex@btinternet.com.  Our thanks go to Sue for heading up the team and all the cleaners for their excellent work.


Parish Book Group: Group: Our current book is ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief’ by Francis Collins. Join a discussion group on Monday 17th July at 8pm, or Thursday 20th July at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.