Weekly Pews News
No 18-32

12 August 2018


Eleventh Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day

O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                                Eleventh Sunday after Trinity            (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Daniel 9: 3–10; Daniel 9: 11–19

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Daniel 9: 3–10; Daniel 9: 11–19; John 6: 35, 41–51
Hymns: 662, 68, 12, 249

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Job 39: 1 to 40: 4; Hebrews 12: 1–17

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Sunday 12 August

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

Anniversary: Albert Carpenter (2002); Lilian Hardy (2003)

Monday 13 August – Jeremy Taylor

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

Tuesday 14 August– Maximilian Kolbe

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

7 pm               Healing Eucharist

Wednesday 15 August – the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit&Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

Anniversary: Cecilia Alldred (1977)

Thursday 16 August

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

Friday 17 August

Intention: the press, radio and television corporations, and all who influence public opinion; also for Christian publishing and broadcasting.

Saturday 18 August

Intention: all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboat crews, and the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday, and 8.30 am Friday.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter & Carole Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Ron Cusworth, Sam, Sheila King, Chris Brett, Kelsey Morris.

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

Those who have died recently.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and 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: Princes Croft, Priors Way, Priory Close.

We pray for Woodlarks Camping for the disabled, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday         Twelfth Sunday after Trinity          (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Mark 14: 32–42

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Mark 14: 32–42, John 6: 51–58
Hymns: 19, 686, 37, 195

12 noon Baptism of Abigail Furse
5 pm Evening Worship – Celtic


Summer sermons on Prayers in the Bible: we continue with our third one of these. Do take the insert in Pews News home for further reflection!

Safeguarding: Church of England congregations have been given a unique opportunity to contribute to important safeguarding research. For further information, please see the leaflet given out with Pews News, entitled ‘Safeguarding’. Your contribution via the website mentioned on the handout would be appreciated. NB The website mentioned on the handout is incorrect: the correct link can be accessed here: https://ntupsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OaS7hQR0wwHFfT

Raise the Roof Heritage Lottery Funding: you may have seen our news in the Bognor Post on Friday 27 July. The full press release is on one or two noticeboards and indeed, we are very grateful to lottery players. Watch this space for news of further fundraising as we look to start the work next spring.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘Restoration’ by Rose Tremain. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 September at 8 pm, or Thursday 6 September at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Families’ Barbecue on Sunday 9 September at 12.30 pm. All church families and relatives are welcome to attend our annual occasion for Sunday School members, baptism families and others. More details are in St Andrew’s Chapel.

Licensing of Revd. Jo King as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted – this is to take place on Tuesday 25 September at 7.30 pm. Details about tickets will come out shortly.

Revd. Trevor Marshall: we are delighted for Trevor that he is to be the next Priest-in-Charge at Tangmere and Oving, and assure him of our prayers, though we keep him for now!

Archdeacon Douglas farewell Eucharist on Saturday 13 October at 11 am in the Cathedral. Do see his letter and sign up to attend.

Launde Abbey 2019: we are planning our pilgrimage there between 12 and 15 August. Sign up on the board to indicate interest.

Bognor Food Bank is asking for plastic bags to help with the distribution of donated food. Please put them in the cage at the back of church.