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Weekly Pews News

No. 18-10



11th March 2018


Mothering Sunday                        



Collect for the day

God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; 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. Amen.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


                            Fourth Sunday of Lent                        (P)
8.00 am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 4: 21–end; John 6: 1-14

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 20-28; Luke 2: 33-35
Hymns: 25, 184, 182, 631

5.00 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Exodus 6: 2-13; Romans 5: 1-11


After the 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 March

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

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

Monday 12th March

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

2 pm        Funeral of Barbara Nash

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

Tuesday 13th March

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

10 am                  Lent Course in St Andrew’s chapel
7 pm            Healing Eucharist

Wednesday 14th March

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

10 am        Holy Communion
12 noon     Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)
1.30 pm     Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane
2-4 pm       Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)
7.30 pm     Stations of the Cross

Thursday 15th March

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

8 pm        PCC meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel (7.45 prayers in church)

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

Friday 16th March

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

Anniversary: Philip Bateman (1998)

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

Anniversary: William Wadlow (1980); Thomas Hender (1994)



We pray for all in need, and especially those in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Ellen Earwaker, Lynette, Lynne, James, Maureen Howland, Jane Prater, Mavis Eede, Bo Campling, Clare, Joe, Mary Edwards, Cosmo Mather, Zoe Ford.

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

Those who have died recently: Edna Puttock, George Russell.

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: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

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

We pray for Shelter Box, whose work we support financially as a parish.



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

E: T: 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King: E: T: 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email to add content.

Pews News – Alison Blenkinsop, E: 261131.

Next Sunday Fifth Sunday of Lent – Passiontide begins       (P)              
8 am Holy Communion  

Readings: Hebrews 9: 11-15; John 8: 46–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Psalm 119: 9-16; Hebrews 5: 5-10; John 12: 20-33
Hymns: 662, 738, 418, 448

5 pm Evening Worship – Choral Evensong
Hosea 11: 1-9; Luke 2: 41-end


Lent: see the mauve Lent, Holy Week and Easter leaflet for various opportunities and resources. Guidance in prayer or spiritual direction is available from one of the ministerial team. All are invited to attend services of Morning and Evening Prayer: 9.20 am Mon–Thurs and Saturday; 8.30 am Friday; 5 pm Monday and Thursday.

Holy Week sign-up sheets: please see the noticeboard for details of services and ministries and sign up where you can. As is usually the way, the more you can manage, the greater the spiritual blessings!

Church Electoral Roll: the Annual Revision is under way. Please check your status is up to date; fill in a form, or check with Mark.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): we have produced a consent form for everyone to fill in if and how you are happy for us to contact you about church life matters. Do please get these forms back to a church officer as soon as possible.

Gemma Green: we were delighted to hear that Gemma has been accepted to train as a deacon and priest. We wish her well, and with her look forward to all that lies ahead.

Thanks to all who supported Fairtrade Fortnight; we raised £33 last Sunday, and more donations can be made on the FT website. Buy a Traidcraft Real Easter Egg after the main service on Sunday 25th.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church AGM, Sunday 18th at 4 pm, in St Andrew’s Chapel, followed by refreshments. Nomination forms are on the noticeboard. All welcome.

Choral Evensong, Sunday 18th at 5 pm. Please join us for this traditional evening service following the Friends’ AGM.

We are raising money for Christian Aid again this year through our Super Soup Lunch on Thursday 22nd, 12-2 pm at The Vicarage. Please sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard.

Good News We are seeking deliverers for Edwen Close (27), Honeysuckle Drive (60), Laurel Drive (20) and Lagoon Road (51). If you can help with this important part of our parish outreach, contact Mo Hatzfeld (268576) or Trudi Kearsley (263597).

Cathedral Flower Festival: The Druces are raising funds to help our church create a good display, by providing a ‘Pop-Up’ restaurant at their home with a 3-course meal on Saturday 21st April, 7 pm. Menu on noticeboard. Tickets £25 (£20/takeaway) from Carole 07732 768890.