Weekly Pews News

No 19-10

10 March 2019

First Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save: 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.



                            First Sunday of Lent                 (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Exodus 31: 1-11; Matthew 4: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist                                                

Readings: Exodus 31: 1-11; Luke 4: 1-13

Hymns: 70, 412, 190, 305

5 pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Jonah 3; Luke 18: 9-14


After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church


Sunday 10 March

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

Anniversary: Betty Wadlow (1996); Joyce Winfield (2006)

Monday 11 March

Intention: our Scouts, Guides, Cadets and other local youth organisations.

12 noon       Burial of ashes of Frank Lawton

Anniversary: Norman Williams (1989); Robert Upton (1993); Neville Purdy (2012); Cynthia Brown (2015)

Tuesday 12 March

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist
7.30 pm      Confirmation preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Anniversary: Stanley Holder (1996); Harry Taylor (2010)

Wednesday 13 March – Ember Day

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Viv’s, 11 East Mead (267753)
7.30 pm      Stations of the Cross

Thursday 14 March

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

8 pm           Chichester Voices rehearsal

Friday 15 March – Ember Day

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

Anniversary: Derek Luke (1992); George Wise (1996)

Saturday 16 March – Ember Day

Intention: those married here and preparing for marriage this year; family life, and especially any families facing adversity.

Anniversary:           Philip Bateman (1998)


Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Roderick Plastow, Simon Hill, Nicola, Keith Game, Jean, Betty, Frank, Gill, Judith, Sonia Card, Loren, the Dowden family, Mike, Skye, Chloe Green, Ian Turner, Mike Cole.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Colin Wood (264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.

Those who have died recently: Ray Radmall, Jim Harding, Irene Trew, Jean Ide.

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

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Churchill Walk, Colt’s Bay, Conifer Way.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the right ordering of work in time of technological change.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: church cleaners, flower arrangers, church path sweepers, sacristan, bell-ringers.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.
(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday         Second Sunday of Lent            (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Matthew 15: 21-28

9.45 am Parish Eucharist                                            

Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Luke 13: 31–end

Hymns: 180, 489, 340, 727

5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Jeremiah 22: 1-9, 13-17, Luke 14: 27-33


Lent: do take a Lent Leaflet as an aid and prompt to the keeping of a holy Lent.

Christian Aid Count Your Blessings: during Lent, Christian Aid provide a daily reflection and a daily action as part of the Count Your Blessings leaflet. These will be available this Sunday for those who would like to participate, and there is also a children’s version.
Online version: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/how-to-help/fundraising-ideas/count-your-blessings-2019

Formation of new Electoral Roll: this six-yearly process has come round, so everyone who wishes to join the new Church electoral roll must fill out a form. Please place in the box at the back of church.

Our Julian group next meets on Tuesday 19th for contemplative prayer and meditation in the Christian tradition. More information from Julia Webb (266866).

Year of Vocation special meeting: on Monday 1 April, 7 for 7.30 pm, Bishop Mark is addressing churches from the deanery on the theme of vocation. This is at St Peter and St Paul Rustington, and should be an interesting evening; all are welcome.

Chrism Eucharist: Tuesday 16 April, 12 noon at the Cathedral; see Bishop Martin’s invitation on the noticeboard, extended to all who assist in worship; which, in this Year of Vocation, we realise is most of us, so all welcome!

Day Pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey on Saturday 27 April. For more information and to sign up, see the noticeboard.

Homes needed: private landlords in West Sussex are invited to be part of a solution for the Syrian Refugee Crisis. If you are able to offer a property, or need more information about the scheme, please contact Tim Tuckett, Refugee Resettlement Team Manager. Tel: 033 0222 3949; email refugee.resettlement@westsussex.gov.uk.

Bognor Regis Food Bank: urgently-needed items include long-life milk & fruit juice; tinned tomatoes & vegetables (eg peas, carrots, corn); rice (small bags); tinned rice pudding and fruit; spreads (eg Marmite, peanut butter, jam); 100gm coffee jars; toiletries, including toilet rolls. Please place items in the crate by the church door. Thank you!

My Sisters’ House: based at 108c, London Road, Bognor, this supports vulnerable women with a range of issues such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and poverty. See the website for their latest drop-in times and training programmes. Tel: 697800, mysistershouse.info