Weekly Pews News

No. 18-6


Date: 11th February 2018


Collect for the day

Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory,

that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Psalm response: Our God will come and will not keep silence.

Our Opportunities for Worship today


                       Sunday next before Lent                  (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13; Luke 18: 31–end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 2 Kings 2: 1-12; Psalm 50: 1-6;

2 Corinthians 4: 3-6; Mark 9: 2-9
Hymns: 105, 365, 221, 598

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: 1 Kings 19: 1-16; 2 Peter 1: 16–end


After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel at the back of the church, where we can get to know each other better.

Sunday 11th February

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

Anniversary: Frank Rowley (2009)

Monday 12th February

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

8pm            Lent Course (first session) at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Rose Humphries (2002)

Tuesday 13th February – Shrove Tuesday

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

12 noon       Funeral of Val James

4.30-7pm    Pancakes at the Vicarage (no service)

Anniversary: Leonard Pyefinch (1979)

Wednesday 14th February – Ash Wednesday

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

10 am             Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes
12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)
2-4pm                 Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)
4pm                The Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
8pm                Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Anniversary: Lydia Perez (1997); Emily Lee (2012)

Thursday 15th February

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

Anniversary: Agnes Ray (2007)

Friday 16th February

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

Anniversary: Gertrude Bradley (1977); Darren Callaway (2013); Peter Downey (2016); Anne Martin (2017)

Saturday 17th February – Janani Luwum
the press, radio and television corporations, and for all who influence public opinion; also for Christian publishing and broadcasting.

Anniversary: Agnes Robbins (1991)



We pray for all in need, and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Maureen Howard, Brian Crane, Bill Mitchell, Bob, Maureen Howland, Ethel Huckle, Muriel Taylor, Irene Hathaway, Pat Misselle, Gerald, Edna Puttock, Ellen Earwaker, Lynette, Gillian Grimmond.

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

Those who have died recently: Val James, Barbara Nash, Muriel Taylor, Margaret Mayhew, Dave Merritt, Hazel Rogers, Eileen Gower.

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

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby, Catherine Morrish.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Bowling Green Close, Bramble Close and Briar Close.

We pray for the Pagham Flood Defence Trust, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Gemma Green, as she prepares for her Bishops’ Advisory Panel (selection for training for the priesthood) later this month.


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

E: vicar@paghamchurch.org T: 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King: E: curate@paghamchurch.org T: 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News – Alison Blenkinsop, E: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org T: 07784 544981, or Mark Eminson as above.

Next Sunday First Sunday of Lent                                     (P)
8.00am Holy Communion  

Readings: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10; Matthew 4: 1-11

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 9: 8-17; Mark 1: 9-15
Hymns: 161, 17, 54, 231

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic



The Diocesan Lent Course, ‘Inspiring Vision’, is starting this week for the Vicarage group, and next week for other groups – see noticeboard.

Ash Wednesday: all are encouraged to attend one of the services, and to be marked on the forehead with ash as a sign of repentance.

Lent disciplines: do take the leaflet which lists the services and events during Lent which help us prepare for Holy Week and Easter, and share with neighbours. Resources for living more reponsibly on God’s beautiful earth can be found on www.greenchristian.org.uk, including the leaflet ‘Storm of Hope’ mentioned in last week’s sermon.

Confirmation: if anyone feels that God may be calling them towards this step in faith, please speak to Mark for more information.

Cake Sale after 9.45am service today: help the Church Flower Team raise money for extra materials, for the Cathedral Flower Festival.

Family Eucharist 18th February: for this service do please bring to church some aid to devotion, which you use in your prayers.

Saturday 24th February: a practical guide to resources for prayer, 10am-12 noon at St Mary’s Church Centre, Felpham, with Lent lunch.

Beetle and Bingo Night: a family FUNdraiser on Saturday 24th February, 6-9pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Tickets £10 adults, £7 children. See details and sign-up sheets on notice board.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th May at 8pm or Thursday 17th May at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information.

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to remember all those affected by domestic abuse. Our parish team is led by Linda; contact her on 07759 855719 for information on advice and practical help. Our local centre is My Sisters’ House, 3-6 Clockwalk, Bognor. T 697800, or see Facebook.

Church Electoral Roll: the Annual Revision starts on Sunday 25th February, so if you aren’t yet on the Church membership list, or your details have changed, please fill in a form or check with Mark.

News from the Murrays in Singapore is on the parish website.