Weekly Pews News

No. 769

Colour of the season: Purple

Date: 13th March 2016


Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passiontide begins        


Collect for the day:

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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.


Response to Psalm: The Lord has done great things for us.


Post-Communion prayer:

Heavenly Father, as we celebrate this year of mercy: open the doors of our hearts and minds that we may show forth in our lives the mercy and compassion that we see in the face of your Son Jesus Christ who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever. Amen.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passiontide begins          (P)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Hebrews 9: 11-15, John 8: 46-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 43: 16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3: 4b-14, John 12: 1-8

Hymns: 532, 738, 195, 394

Communion: 327, 658, 18, 890

5.00pm Evening Worship – Choral Evensong

2 Chronicles 35: 1-6, 10-16, Luke 22: 1-13


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 13th March

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


Monday 14th March

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


11.30am         Funeral of Audrey Nicholls, followed by Reception

5.00pm         Wedding rehearsal


Tuesday 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)


11.00am         Passion Reading rehearsal

7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 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)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

1.30pm           Wednesday Club at the Church Centre opposite Pagham FC

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at June Evans’ (262573) -33 Conifer Way

7.30pm           Stations of the Cross

Thursday 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)


Friday 18th March

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

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


Saturday 19th March Joseph of Nazareth

Intention: Pray for Church finances, National and international finance; for what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.


3.00pm           Wedding of Peter Delahunty and Marika Turner




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Stella Clarke, Isobel Aldred, Elizabeth Dove, Adrian, David Atkins, Velda Scully, David Nash, David and Rita Thompson.

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: Peter Downey, Rosemary Wilmott, Audrey Nicholls, Catherine Marter, Rosemary Irvine.


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 pray for: Peter Delahunty and Marika Turner on their wedding day this Saturday.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Conway Drive, Downlands Close and Drift Road.


We pray for the ministry of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, 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 the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 276949.


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 Palm Sunday                                                         (R)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Philippians 2: 5-11, Matthew 27: 1-54

9.45am Parish Eucharist with blessing of palms, procession & dramatic reading of the Passion Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a, Psalm 31: 9-16, Philippians 2: 5-11, Luke 22: 14-end of 23

Hymns: 532, 738, 195, 394

Communion: 516, 336 x 2, 905, 785

5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé




Today: All are invited to attend the AGM of The Friends in St Andrew’s Chapel at 4pm, followed by tea. There is then Choral Evensong at 5pm.


Holy Week sign-up sheets: please see the noticeboard for various services and ministries during Holy Week and sign up!


Flowers: We are hoping to fill the church with flowers again for Easter. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs of the flowers, please speak to Trudi Kearsley – 263597. We will be decorating the Church on Easter Eve – Saturday 26th March from 9.30 am. Please join us if you would like to help. We would be very grateful for donations of greenery, which should be brought down early Saturday morning. Thank you.


Friends’ Quiz Night: Is back by popular demand, please join us and have fun on Saturday 9th April, 2016 at Pagham Church Centre, 7 for 7.30pm. Entry is £10 which includes a Fish and Chip supper (£9 for Members, £5 for under 12’s). Bring your own drinks. Sign-up sheet at back of church or see Richard Druce for tickets – Tel: 07825 309585.


Parish Pilgrimage: Thursday March 31st. If you would like to join us on our pilgrimage to Christchurch Priory Dorset, please sign up on the ‘Pilgrimage’ sheet which is on the white noticeboard situated in the South Aisle. Closing Date Sunday 13th March.

Domestic Abuse: Literature is now placed suitably around the Church and Church Centre and one or two contact numbers below. If you would like to get more involved in raising awareness of domestic abuse then please speak to Mark – we hope to have perhaps a small group with a named church rep.


The Life Centre: A confidential space for survivors and their supporters to offload. If you are a survivor or wanting help in supporting a survivor you can use our helplines to talk through any aspect of what you have gone through and how it is affecting you. For adults tel: 0844 847 7879 for under 18s tel: 0808 802 0808 text helpline: 07717 989 022.


Renewal of Electoral Roll: The annual renewal takes place between Sunday 28th February and Sunday 27th March. If you are not on the Electoral Roll now is the time to join! If you are already on it, do nothing, unless you have changed address, telephone number or e-mail, in which case let Beth or Mark know please.


Date for diary:
Our parish trip to the Door of Mercy at the cathedral has been booked for Saturday 28th May at 11.15am. All are welcome