Weekly Pews News

no 21-41


Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 10th October  

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist   

Collect O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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.



Readings Amos 5: 6–7, 10–15; Psalm 90: 13–end; Hebrews 4: 12–end; Mark 10: 17–31

Psalm response O Lord, be gracious to your servants.

Today’s bell ringing is in memory of Rosemary West’s son Eugene

who passed away on 13th October 2019.

Sunday 10th October

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

Monday 11th October

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 12th October – Wilfrid, bishop, missionary, 709

Intention: our local industry and commerce, our farmers and growers, and the holiday industry; the staff and guests of Church Farm Holiday Village.

17:30            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 communion service

Wednesday 13th October – Edward the Confessor, king, 1066

Intention: our choir and musicians, lay ministers of communion, altar servers, welcome team and bell-ringers.

17:30            Evening Prayer (on Zoom)

Thursday 14th October

Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees; all those who serve our Church in any way.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 15th October – Teresa of Avila, teacher of the faith, 1582

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

Saturday 16th October

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

10:00            Preparation for admission to Holy Communion in St Andrew’s Chapel (see below)

15:00              Marriage Service of Victoria Ell and Mark Townsend

Sunday 17th October – 20th after Trinity

Readings: Isaiah 53: 4–end; Psalm 91: 9–end; Hebrews 5: 1–10; Mark 10: 35–45

We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Jean Martin, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Agnes Grimsdell. Heather Marchant.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to activate the Prayer Chain.

The recently departed: Steve Lomas.

Anniversary of death Bessie Morrison (10th); Roger Gilbert (16th).

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley.

We pray for Victoria and Mark and their families as they prepare for their wedding day.

Covid restrictions It is currently not necessary to book in for services.

Transept seating These side areas continue to be for those who wish to maintain social distancing. Please collect a red cross card on your way in to church to place on the seat next to you. This will show others you would like to keep the seats next to you free. Please do not sit on a seat that has a red cross on it. Thank you.

Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation A course of preparation for this will run on Saturday 16th October and 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November, 10:00–10:45. Children will be admitted to Holy Communion for the first time, having completed this preparation, on Advent Sunday, 28th November. If you have a child/children in school year 6 or above who are interested in this, please contact Mthr Lucy. Please note, children must be baptised before being admitted to Holy Communion; please also speak to Mthr Lucy about this.

Sunday School We look forward to returning to Sunday School next Sunday, 17th October at 09:30. To begin with, this will run once a month, on the third Sunday, and will be open to those in primary school years. To find out more, contact Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2021 Leaflets are available from Trudi, 263597/07703597353, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk. If you are unable to fill a box but would like to contribute, perhaps you could donate some items, or help with monetary donations to cover costs of transport etc. Please return boxes by Sunday 7th November for blessing at the Family Eucharist.

Tea & Chat Following the success of September’s Tea & Chat I would very much like to see this as a monthly time of fellowship on our calendar. We seek a volunteer or two to co-ordinate this, and also to set up, serve and tidy away on an irregular basis – ideally three volunteers for each meeting. Please contact Mthr Lucy if you think you could help with this. Many thanks.

Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts have resumed, with a variety of professional musicians. At present, tickets need to be booked in advance to ensure safe seating. There is no charge for admission, but a donation of at least £3 is suggested, with Gift Aid added if possible.
To book, see https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/music/concerts/lunchtime-concerts.

Thanksgiving Service for Pauline Lucas has been re-arranged for 12 noon on Saturday 13th November at St John the Baptist Church, Kirdford. Please let Trudi know if you would like to attend – contact details above.

CONTACT DETAILS        –        find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan

19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,
07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.