Weekly Pews News

No. 18-15


15th April 2018

Third Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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.

Psalm response:
Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord.

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.

                                Third Sunday of Easter                       (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 2)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 19–end; John 10: 11-16

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 3: 12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3: 1-7;
Luke 24: 36b-48
Hymns: 241, 361, 408, 435

12 noon Baptism of Jack Baker
5 pm Evening Prayer – Celtic

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

Sunday 15th April

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

Anniversary: Frank Weston (1989)

Monday 16th April

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

Anniversary: Beryl Wright (1999); Christopher Greenfield (2006); Munro Edwards (2016)

Tuesday 17th April

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Minnie Vickery (1987)

Wednesday 18th April

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

10 am             Holy Communion
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)

Anniversary: Kitty Vagg (2013)

Thursday 19th April – Alphege

Intention: Church finances, national and international finance; consider what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.

7 for 7.30 pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting, with refreshments

Friday 20th April – Anselm

Intention: all victims of violence, crime and oppression, and all those who seek to support them.

Anniversary: Raymond Dobson (2003); Beatrice Reed (2011)    

Saturday 21st April

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who are addicted, disabled or incurable; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit:
Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Maureen Howland, Pam Rowe, Colin Webb, Marcela, Jacqueline, Robert, Roxanne, Annabel, Rogers, Tom, Mark.

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

Those who have died recently: Joyce Gray, Tony Sutcliffe, Ellen Earwaker, Jack Harrison, Gwendoline Powell.

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: Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Gloster Drive, Golden Acre, Greenlea Avenue.

We pray for Bible Society, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Jack Baker and his parents and godparents on this day of his baptism.


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

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

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

Next Sunday            Fourth Sunday of Easter                       (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 3)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 11-17; John 16: 16-22

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 4: 5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3: 16–end; John 10: 11-18           Hymns: 53, 311, 649, sheet

5 pm Evening Worship – Songs of Praise



Safeguarding: Up-to-date information on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (re Chichester Diocese) is available on iicsa.org.uk, and its ‘Q&A for Parishes’ can be seen in the north aisle. Please also see letters from the Archbishops and our own Bishop on the noticeboard in the south aisle.

Electoral Roll – the revised roll will be at the back of church ready for the APCM. Do check your details are correct, especially if you may have changed telephone number or e-mail address.

Prayer box – Mark invites the regular contributor to make themselves known to him, as it could be a chance to join the intercessions team!

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) this Thursday 19th,    7 for 7.30 pm with refreshments. All are encouraged to attend, and do please take a booklet of the reports from the back of church.

On Sunday 22nd at 5 pm we are having another informal Songs of Praise, so do come along, armed with your favourite hymn suggestion to keep celebrating the joy of Easter!

Thy Kingdom Come – 10th-20th May. This global wave of prayer is most timely in our Year of Prayer. Do be praying for more people to come to know, love and follow Jesus, including those we know. If you might be interested in helping set up prayer stations in the church for that period, speak to Jo or Mark.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th May at 8pm, or Thursday 17th May at 10am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Bognor Food Bank: urgently needed food items include tinned fish, pasta meals and rice pudding, biscuits, long-life milk and fruit juice, coffee (100gm jars) and toiletries. Our collection box is near the church door for donated items, which are very gratefully received.

Our monthly Julian group resumes soon! The purpose of meetings is to foster the practice of contemplative prayer and meditation in the Christian tradition, and provides an opportunity to develop this important way of encountering God. Sessions generally begin with music and a short reading, continue in silence for 30 minutes, and conclude with refreshments. The date of the next meeting will be announced shortly – all welcome.