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Weekly Pews News

No. 8379

Colour of the season: P

Date: 10th December 2017


Second Sunday of Advent


Collect for the day: O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succor us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever.



Psalm response: Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.


Post-Communion Prayer at the Advent Wreath: Lord Jesus, light of the world, the prophets said you would bring peace and save your people in trouble. Give peace in our hearts at Christmas and show all the world God’s love. Amen.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Second Sunday of Advent                                              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 15: 4-13, Luke 21: 25-33

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11, Psalm 85: 1-2, 8–end,

2 Peter 3: 8-15a, Mark 1: 1-8

Hymns: 128, 949,Songsheet,295                                     Communion: 665,690,825

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: 1 Kings 22: 1-28, Matthew 11: 2-11

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 December

Intention: Pray for our local clubs & organisations, especially our Ladies Club, The Luncheon Club and the Men’s Club.

Anniversary: Olive Bringan (1976)


Monday 11th December

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

Anniversary: Rose Bailey (1987)


Tuesday 12th December

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

Anniversary: Dorothy Player (1989)


9.00am      Rose Green Infants Carols

7.00pm      Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 13th December – Lucy

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

Anniversary: Gladys Markworth (1975)


10.00am    Holy Communion

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

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Carole Edwards’ -31 Grange Court, Aldwick (865167)

7.00pm           Compline


Thursday 14th December – John of the Cross

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

Anniversary: Cecilia Fielder (1998)


Friday 15th December – Ember Day

Intention: Pray for our local community; Parish Pastoral Care team, for the County, District & Parish Councils, for our Residents’ Associations.


Saturday 16th December – Ember Day

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

Anniversary: Edward Ashwood (1976), Alfed Dobson (1986), Henry Aldis (1988), Geoffrey Niblett (1996), Tony Lock (1997)




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Sue Smith, Margaret Mayhew, Ian Turner, Barbara Nash, Maureen Howard, Al, Bob, Maureen Howland, Amber, Nikki, Derek Pugh.


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: David Atkins, Arthur Harrison, Peggy Rose


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 remember in our prayers: 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 Webb Close and Well Road.


We pray for the Children’s Society whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Pews News: Trudi Kearsley can be contacted by email: (Tel: 01243 263597) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713

Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Next Sunday Third Sunday of Advent                                         (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5, Matthew 11: 2-10

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-end, Psalm 126, 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24, John1: 6-8, 19-28

Hymns: 527, 265, 282, 695

Communion: 264, 182, 438

5.00pm Christingle



Advent and Christmas leaflet: Do please take one away with you and perhaps another to give to a friend or neighbour.


Year of Prayer: As Advent and a new church year begin, we also start the Diocesan Year of Prayer. There will be a range of opportunities over the year. To start with, if you like the idea of being paired with another church member as prayer partners for the year, then write your name on the piece of paper and place it in the box at the back of church.


Jo and family: We are pleased to announce that the Kings will be moving to North Bersted next year as Jo will become the next Priest-in-Charge of Holy Cross. Our loss will be their gain. We don’t as yet have any dates and timings and certainly have the Kings with us for now.


#God With Us: This is an Advent resource we commend to you and perhaps friends or neighbours. Do take a copy from church (leaving if possible a £1 donation) or you can get the resource free online at or by texting GODWITHUS to 88802.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Warden’ by Anthony Trollope. Join a discussion group on Thursday 11th January at 10am or Monday 15th January at 8pm. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Events 2018: Do take the leaflet with a list of important dates for the next year and add to diary/calendar, paper/digital.


Christmas hospitality: If you know of someone who might appreciate company on Christmas Day, we have had an offer of hosting. Speak to Mark or Jo for details.


Decorating the Christmas tree and preparing Christingles: From 10am on Saturday 16th December – helpers are welcome.


Burns Night: Friday 19th January. Sign-up sheet and information on the notice board. Please see Stephen Cox-Rusbridge for tickets which are £15.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18th -25th January. Please see details on the notice board.