Date: 12th March 2017


Second Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Psalm: My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Second Sunday of Lent                                              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8, Matthew 15: 21-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 12: 1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17, John 3: 1-17

Hymns: 219, 657, 315, 525

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic


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 March

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

Anniversary: Stanley Holder (1996), Henry Taylor (2010)

Monday 13th March

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


Tuesday 14th March

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

7.00pm          Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 15th March

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

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


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       Stations of the Cross


Thursday 16th March

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

Anniversary: Philip Bateman (1998)


Friday 17th March – Patrick

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

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


Saturday 18th March

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

Anniversary: Christopher Rathbone (1960), Terence McCarthy (2001)






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, Eva Maltby, Barbara Waldron, Simon Woods, Wendy Donovan, Jane Prater, Aimee, Roger Watts, Ken, Carole, Alison.


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: Roger Bonnick


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 Conway Drive, Downlands Close and Drift Road.


We pray for Church Army whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for the soul of Charles Griffin, son of Pagham, killed during the Great War on 14th March 1917.




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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005).


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

Readings: Ephesians 5: 1-14, Luke 11: 14-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 17: 1-7, Psalm 95, Romans 5: 1-11, John 4: 5-42

Hymns: 219, 657, 315, 525

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Choral Evensong

Joshua 1: 1-9, Ephesians 6: 10-20



Co-op Card Local Community Fund: Do you shop in the Co-op? Do you have a members card? Have you selected us as your charity? There are just a few weeks to go to nominate us as your charity. If you are a member you need to log on to your account and ensure that you have selected the Raise the Roof campaign the 1% of all your shopping will come to the fund.


Launde Abbey Pilgrimage: for those coming on this in May, do look out for a letter, and if you are interested in going, speak to Mark or Trudi ASAP.


Fundraising Auction for Raise the Roof: this event is on Friday 28th April at 7.30pm. If you have an item or promise to be one of the lots please speak to Mark and get a form. And start spreading the word with friends and neighbours to come on the night as we already have some excellent lots!


Christian Aid Count Your Blessings During Lent: Please help us in supporting Christian Aid once again during Lent, the Count Your Blessings leaflets will be at the back of from Ash Wednesday, and we will be holding a Super Soup lunch at the vicarage on Thursday 6th April 12 – 2pm, there will be a sign-up sheet on the notice board shortly. If you would prefer to download the Count Your Blessings Leaflet, including the children’s version you can do this at


Confirmation: If any adults might be interested in exploring this next step in their faith do please speak to Mark or Jo as there is a confirmation service in June. A separate teenage group is also going to be prepared.


Easter Pilgrimage 2017: Wimbourne Minster is the venue for the Easter Pilgrimage on Saturday April 22nd If you wish to join the group, please sign the ‘Wimbourne Minster’ sheet which is on the white notice board situated in the South Aisle; closing date for bookings 2nd April. If you need any clarification about the pilgrimage contact Mark or Roland.


Chichester Voices Concert: ‘Requiem Aeternam’ with music by Mendelssohn, Pergolesi and Parsons will be held on Saturday 25th March at 7.30 pm to raise funds for ‘Raise the Roof’. This event promises to be an entertaining evening. Tickets can be obtained from Andrew Naylor in church (£12 or £10 for concessions) or by visiting


Revd Pauline Lucas: will be licenced as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Kirdford with Plaistow and Ifold at St John The Baptist’s Church, Kirdford on Wednesday 12th April at 7.30. If you would like to attend please let me know so that I can let Pauline know numbers for catering etc, and so that we can arrange car sharing. Trudi Kearsley – 263597/07703597353.


Goo d News: Our monthly newsletter ‘Good News’ is an important part of our outreach. We currently have a number of vacant rounds and are seeking deliverers for: Bridorley Close (15), Fletcher Close (18|), Greenlea Avenue (30), Edwin Close (27), Honeysuckle drive (60) and Laurel Drive (20); if you can help speak to Mo Hatzfeld (268576), Trudi Kearsley (263597).