Weekly Pews News

No. 794

Colour of the season: G

Date: 11th September 2016


Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity



Collect for the day:


O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; 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.



Psalm response: Hide your face from my sins, O God.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity                             (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 3: 13-end, Luke 7: 11-17

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 32: 7-14, Psalm 51: 1-11, 1 Timothy 1: 12-17, Luke 15: 1-10

Hymns: 21, sheet, 673, 29   Communion 156, 323, 212

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 60, John 6: 51-69



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 11th September

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

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


Monday 12th September

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


8.00pm       Parish Book Group


Tuesday 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.


12-2pm       Deanery Chapter in St Andrew’s Chapel

7.00pm          Healing Eucharist

Wednesday 14th September -Holy Cross Day

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

11.00am      Service for Chichester Wives’ Fellowship

12 noon      Luncheon Club –St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

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

2-4pm         Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 15th September – Cyprian

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


10.00am      Parish Book Group

10-1.30pm   St Antony’s School visit to church


Friday 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)


Saturday 17th September – Hildegard

Intention: Pray for the press, radio and televisions and for all who influence public opinion; for Christian publishing and broadcasting.


9.00am       Church cleaning party

7.30pm       Last night of the Proms



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Jeanne Dalton, Karl, Victoria, Peter, Reg Smith, Joan Hardie, Roy Wallace, Audrey Bridge, Graham, Mia, Kevin.


We pray for those who have died: Ann Harney.


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


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: Isobel Aldred, Beatrice Armstrong, Anne Atkins, Madge Breakspear, Peggy Bradley and Audrey Bridge.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Silverdale Close, Singleton Close and Springfield.


We pray for Mission to Seafarers whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email editor@paghamchurch.org


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity                             (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6, Luke 14: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Amos 8: 4-7, Psalm 113, 1 Timothy 2: 1-7, Luke 16: 1-13

Hymns: 367, 202, 629, 503   Communion 484, 682, 915

5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé



Thank you: To the Cox-Rusbridges for hosting the Families’ Barbecue and Pagham Olympics last Sunday – the nations of the world should be quaking in their boots for Tokyo 2020!


Roof Appeal Launch – On Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm we officially launch our appeal to local businesses and community groups. Do keep the event and the whole appeal in your prayers and church members are welcome to attend, especially to give a warm welcome to visitors.


Church Diaries 2017: These are now available at the back of church. There is no charge, though you are welcome to make a donation.


Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for harvest Festival on Saturday 24th 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.


Harvest Supper: Saturday 24th September, 6.30pm at the Church Centre. Join us for hearty home cooked food and homespun entertainment. Please bring your own alcohol. Adults £7.50, children £4, all proceeds to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal. See noticeboard for further info and to sign up. Money to Trudi or Elise by Sunday 18th September


Last Night of the Proms with Songs from the Music Hall
Saturday 17th September, 7.30pm, at St Thomas à Becket’s Church. Tickets £5 on the door. Bring a flag to wave if you have one! For those without transport a mini bus service is available – contact Stephen on 01243 266800 for further info.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


2016 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 6th 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 – 263597/07703597353