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Weekly Pews News

No. 818

Colour of the season: G

Date: 12th February 2017




Collect for the day:


Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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: Happy are they who walk in the law of the Lord.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday before Lent                                         (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 9: 24-end, Matthew 20: 1-16

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Deuteronomy 30: 15-end, Psalm 119: 1-8, 1 Corinthians 3: 1-9, Matthew 5: 21-37

Hymns: 100,180. 455. 429

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Amos 3: 1-8, Ephesians 5: 1-17



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 12th February

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

Anniversary: Rose Humphries (2002)


Monday 13th February

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

Anniversary: Leonard Pyefinch (1979)


Tuesday 14th February – Cyril and Methodius

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

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


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 15th February

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

Anniversary: Agnes Ray (2007)


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

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

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

7.30pm       Julian Group at Julia’s, The Studio, Cypress Way (266866)


Thursday 16th February

Intention: Pray for 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)


7.00pm       Wedding rehearsal


Friday 17th February – Janani Luwum

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

Anniversary: Agnes Robbins (1991)


Saturday 18th February

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen, lifeboatmen and women; for the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

Anniversary: Betty Wilmott (2016)


1.00pm           Wedding of Zachary Stout and Lily Cronin


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Janet, Mo Hatzfeld, Eva Maltby, Barbara Waldron.


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 recently: June Williams, Pam Crooks, Anthea Potter, Judy and Derek Price.


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 Bridorley Close, Brookland, Brooks End.


We pray for Christian Solidarity Worldwide whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for Zachary Stout and Lily Cronin on their wedding day on Saturday.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 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 Second Sunday before Lent                                     (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Sexagesima)

Readings: 2 Corinthians 11: 19-31, Luke 8: 4-15

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 1: 1-2: 3, Psalm 136, Romans 8: 18-25, Matthew 6: 25-end

Hymns: 684, 162, 413, 108

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Taizé



TODAY: Music rehearsal at 3.30pm all are invited to attend a session when we will practise some new hymns and music. Do bring your own ideas too and there should be a cuppa available to refresh our voices


Slippery Surface: The patio areas at the front and back of the church are very slippery when wet. Please take extra care.


10K anyone? A team from the congregation (including our very our curate and vicar’s wife) are running the Bognor Prom 10K to raise money for the Raising the Roof campaign. The event is on Sunday 21st May 2017. It would be a great to have more on the team – get fit, share fellowship and raise some much needed funds! If you are interested, please speak to Graham Jones or email’.


Charitable Giving Leaflet: Do take this away to read about the charities we support and potentially nominate a different one for the PCC to consider.


Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday: 28th February 3-5pm at the Vicarage all are welcome to come for a pancake and glass of something (or few) and donations to the work of the Church Urban Fund (no Eucharist that evening); then 1st March is the beginning of Lent with services and ashing at 10am, 4pm and 8pm – all encouraged to attend one of these.


Lent Groups: Do sign up on the board to express interest in a particular Lent Group doing the diocesan course for the Year of the Bible. Do also keep signing up for the Ecumenical Groups.


Exploring the Heritage of Pagham Church and Village: This next event in our Raise the Roof Appeal is on Sunday 26th February 3.00-6.00pm. Entry is by donation and refreshments are available for sale all afternoon with talks at 4.00pm and 5.00pm. If you have any Pagham memorabilia or ideas speak to Stephen Cox-Rusbridge or Mark.


Palm Crosses: Please return last year’s crosses by Sunday 26th February ready for burning on Shrove Tuesday.


Women’s World Day of Prayer: Friday 3rd March at 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows; all are welcome for worship and refreshments.


Renewal of Electoral Roll: Our annual updating begins on Sunday 26th February. Fill in a form if you are not on the church electoral roll or let Mark know if you have changed any details, e.g. moved house or changed e-mail address.

Quiz Night for Church Roof: St Ninian’s are very kindly hosting a quiz night for our Roof Appeal on Saturday 4th March 6 for 6.30pm. Tickets are £6 and include a Ploughman’s Supper and are available from Bernie and Mandy Taylor on 262414.