Weekly Pews News
Third Sunday before Lent
08:00 Holy Communion
09:30 Parish Eucharist
Collect 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. Amen.
Readings Jeremiah 17: 5–10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15: 12–20; Luke 6: 17–26
Psalm response Happy are they who walk in the law of the Lord.
Today’s bell ringing is dedicated by Brenda Bell
‘with thanks for the friendships within the Church’s Book Group’
Sunday 13th February
Intention: our choir and musicians; our lay ministers of communion, altar servers, welcome team and bell-ringers.
Monday 14th February – Cyril & Methodius, missionaries, 869 and 885
Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees; all those who serve our Church in any way.
Tuesday 15th February
Intention: our local community; our Parish Pastoral Care Team, local Residents’ Associations, and the County, District and Parish Councils.
18:00 Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)
19:00 Tuesday@7 Eucharist (see flyers at the back of church for this term’s dates)
Wednesday 16th February
Intention: those married here and preparing for marriage this year; family life, and especially any families facing adversity.
18:00 Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)
Thursday 17th February – Janani Luwum, archbishop, martyr, 1977
Intention: the press, radio and television corporations, and all who influence public opinion; also Christian publishing and broadcasting.
09:00 Morning prayer (in church)
10:00 Holy Communion
Friday 18th February
Intention: all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboat crews, and the work of Mission to Seafarers.
Saturday 19th February
Intention: Church finances, national and international finance; consider what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.
Sunday 20th February – Second Sunday before Lent
Readings: Genesis 2: 4b–9, 15–end; Psalm 65; Revelation 4; Luke 8:22–25
PRAYERS AND INTENTIONS
We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Lucy Gammon, Beryl Turner.
For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.
Recently departed John Millen, Brian Barton.
Anniversary of death Leonard Pyefinch (13th); Lydia Perez, Emily Lee (14th); Agnes Ray (15th); Gertrude Bradley, Darren Callaway, Peter Downey, Anne Martin, Ray Radmall (16th); Agnes Robbins (17th); Betty Wilmott (18th); Reg Smith (19th).
We remember Pagham Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley.
Face coverings We ask that you continue to wear face coverings when in church, to make sure that this remains a place of welcome for those who are vulnerable with the recent changes in Covid restrictions. You are encouraged to wear your face covering at all times when attending services/events in the church including when singing, please, unless medically exempt. We also ask that you use the hand sanitizer available at the door on arrival. Mthr Lucy and the Wardens will continue to review our COVID-19 practices regularly, so please be aware of notices on the pew sheet and in church.
Transept seating These side areas are kept for those who wish to maintain social distancing. There are ‘red crosses’ available to place on the seats beside you, to signal that you want to keep social distance.
Evening prayer runs both online and in church, as noted above. To join online you will need either the mobile app, or a copy of the Common Worship Daily Prayer book. Copies of this book can be borrowed from church. Please speak to Mthr Lucy if you would like more details.
‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ Growing the Household of Faith pilot programme This week we reflected on our conversations about collaborative ministry, and thought about ‘welcome’ in the church. I wonder what you would say about the welcome in Pagham, what do we do well? What could we do better? What is it we are welcoming people into? We ask you to hold these questions in your prayer this week.
Sunday School We meet next Sunday 20th at 09:30, and welcome those in primary school years. More information from Linda Tempest: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07443 905893.
Bell ringing How about learning to ring for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? There will be 4 days of national celebrations from 2nd June when we are encouraged to ring the bells to mark this historic event. Bell ringers do not have to be big, strong, musical or mathematical. Anyone from the age of 10 with reasonable coordination and a sense of rhythm can learn to ring. If you would like to know more, please speak to Mike Wake 07899 705632.
Foundation Governors for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools Both of our Church of England schools are urgently seeking foundation governors at this time. The support of local parish churches in this essential role is critical to the mission of the Church in the wider community, with Foundation Governors being critical to helping foster a distinctive Christian identity in the schools. If you have any interest in learning more about this, please speak to Mthr Lucy, who is now an Ex-Officio Governor of both schools, for more information.
Music at Pagham church We are currently reviewing the way forward for music in our worship – but please remember all those who enjoy singing are most welcome to join the choir. The choir is currently practising for 20 mins before services – so for Sundays this is from 9 am, at the organ.
CONTACT DETAILS – find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU email@example.com, 01243 941551.
Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: firstname.lastname@example.org,
07899 705632//07792 544259.
Church website update: email email@example.com.
Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, email@example.com, 261131, 07784 544981.