Weekly Pews News

No. 8366

Colour of the season: G

Date: 10th September 2017



Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, you search us and know us: may we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness, now and in all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord.




Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity                             (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 3: 16-22, Luke 10: 23-37

9.45am Family Eucharist

Psalm 19, Matthew 18: 15-20

Hymns: 205, 312, Sheet, 912                            

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Ezekiel 12: 21-13: 16, Acts 19: 1-20





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 10th September

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


Monday 11th September

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

Anniversary: Eileen Mary Piper (2008), David Dewing (2011)


12noon        Burial of ashes of Anne Martin

8.00pm       Parish Book Group:’The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood.


Tuesday 12th September

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


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist

8.00pm       Events 2018 meeting at the vicarage


Wednesday 13th September – John Chrysostom

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

10.00am        Holy Communion


2-4.00pm      Knit and Knatter at Joan’s – 3 Church Way (265083)

7.30pm       Julian Group at Julia’s – The Studio, Cypress Way (266866)


Thursday 14th September – Holy Cross Day

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


10.00am        The Eucharist

10.00am      Parish Book Group: ’The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

11.30am      Funeral of Ethel Hadfield

8.00pm       Church Centre Committee meeting at the Church Centre


Friday 15th September – Cyprian

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


Saturday 16th September – Ninian

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

Anniversary: Arthur Riddle (1989), Peter Whittall (1990)



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, Annie, Roxanne, Mark, Kellie, Katie, Eloise, Celia, Val, Mavis Eede, Wendy Donovan, Jean, Barbara, Richard, Margaret Mayhew, Kevin.


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: Ann Fletcher, Ethel Hadfield and Audrey Bridge.


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 Sea Way, Sefter Road, Shirley Close.


We pray for Nyewood Infant and Nyewood Junior Schools 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 Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity                               (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 5: 16-24, Luke 17: 11-19

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 14: 19-end, Psalm 114, Romans 14: 1-12, Matthew 18: 21-35 Hymns: 580, 274, 222, 822          

Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Albie Bowman
5.00pm Evening Worship – Choral Evensong

Ezekiel 20: 1-8, 33-44, Acts 20: 17-end



TODAY: we welcome our Guest Preacher, Revd Sandra Tebbutt, from the Bible Society. There will be a retiring collection for their important work.


TODAY: Church Families BBQ at The Vicarage – All families are invited please do come along.


Ethel Hadfield: we were saddened to hear of Ethel’s death. She had been a member of this church for over 30 years. Her funeral is this Thursday in church at 11.30am. May she rest in peace.


Audrey Bridge: our prayers also go out for Audrey at her passing and she too (with husband Michael before his death) was a member here for many years. Audrey’s funeral is in church on Monday 25 September at 11.00am. May she rest in peace.


Raise the Roof: continuous thanks to so many for generous contributions; including money held by the Friends, we have about £108,000. We continue to apply for grants and are thinking of other fundraising opportunities. Do speak to a PCC member if you have any ideas.


Actors Required: If you are interested in being involved in the Harvest Entertainment please speak to Jo or Elise.


Church Deep Clean: CHANGE OF DATE Saturday 7th October starting at 9.00am we are having our annual deep clean of all the ledges, crevices and corners that our regular weekly church cleaners are not able to do. Although we have a selection of vacuums, dusters and brushes it might be helpful you could bring your own particularly those with long handles.


Choral Evensong with scratch choir: all are welcome on Sunday 17th September at 3.30pm to come for an informal rehearsal for Choral Evensong followed by refreshments and then all to sing the service together at 5pm: “O Lord, open thou our lips!”


2017 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of 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.


Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Saturday 30th September from 9.30 am. Donations of greenery, together with produce, would be very much appreciated. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers, in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event please speak to Trudi. If you would like to help with the flowers please speak to Trudi, or just turn up to help. Details from Trudi – 263597/07703597353.