No 19-41

13 October 2019

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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 The works of the Lord stand fast forever.

Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6; Luke 14: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: 2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15b; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2: 8-15; Luke 17: 11-19 Hymns: 617, 45, 671, 565

5 pm Evening prayer – Book of Common Prayer

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

Sunday 13 October

Intention: our organist and director of music Ann Gristwood, our choir and musicians; our lay ministers of communion, altar servers, welcome team and bell-ringers.

Monday 14 October

Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees; all those who serve our Church in any way.

Tuesday 15 October – Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith, 1582

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

7 pm Evening prayer

Wednesday 16 October – Nicholas Ridley & Hugh Latimer, Bishops & Reformation Martyrs, 1555

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

10 am Holy Communion

2 pm Knit & Natter at Judith’s, 4 Redwood Close, Redwood Place, Aldwick, PO21 3BS (931605)

Anniversary: Roger Gilbert (1993)

Thursday 17 October – Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch & Martyr, 107

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

7.30 pm Standing Committee meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel 8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Iris Sutton (2006)

Friday 18 October – Luke the Evangelist

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

Anniversary: Eileen Share (1996)

Saturday 19 October – Henry Martyn, translator of Scripture, 1812

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

4 pm Memorial service for Colin Webb

Anniversary: Patricia Martin (2005)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Terry Walker, Ken Rowley, Colin & Jennie Godfrey, Andy Evans, Simon Hill, Diane Wills.

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

Those who have died: Colin Webb.

We remember in our prayers Church members in residential care or who receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Catherine Morrish.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: The Byeway, The Causeway, The Close.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: carers and all whose work is in the home.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Deanery Synod members, Churches Together representatives, Church Centre Committee,

Julian Group, Prayer Chain members.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge:, 07899 705632/07974 177905.

Church website update: email to add content.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst:

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop:, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 20th Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

8 am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8; Matthew 22: 34–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 32: 22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4.5; Luke 18: 1-8 Hymns: 573, 165, 259, 525; Taizé 929

5 pm Evening worship Taizé


Church Roof update: work on preparing the gables has now finished, and we are awaiting delivery of new coping stones in a few weeks. Scaffolding is now up for the retiling of the nave roof. More info on progress on the board at the back of the church. So far the additional work is within budget, but we are still short of our funding target; to help with a pledge or loan, please speak to the churchwardens.

Bishop Luffa: the churchwardens now have Church Support forms for Year 6 children applying to Bishop Luffa School for September 2020. Parents can arrange an evening interview in St Andrew’s Chapel via

Colin Webb: this former member of our Church died recently. A memorial service takes place this Saturday 19th at 4 pm. All welcome to to give thanks for his life, and to support his widow Ruth and family.

Annual Memorial Service, Sunday 3 November at 3.30 pm. If you have someone to be remembered or prayed for, please print the name on the sheet at the back of church.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More info from Trudi. Return boxes by Sunday 3 Nov.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Church diaries for 2020 are at the back of church; do take one!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for these short rounds: 1: Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate); 2: Edwen Close (off Hook Lane). Offers to Trudi or Mo.

World Day of Prayer 2020 (formerly Women’s WDP): St Thomas à Becket’s is hosting the service (which features Zimbabwe) on Friday 6 March, and we need helpers for this. The preparation day is on Tuesday 15th at Bognor Methodist Church, 10 am – 3 pm. Please contact Pat Rush (262561) and sign up on the noticeboard to support the Pagham team.

Outside events:

Ribbon Remembrance today at 3 pm, Holy Cross Church, North Bersted. A time for reflection, prayer and an opportunity to light a candle as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

‘Cherished’ ladies’ event at Opengate Church (now renamed The Shore Community Church) in Bognor Regis, on Saturday 9 November, 9.30-4 pm. Speaker: Carol Bostock, Beauty from Ashes ministry: Tickets £15 from Eventbrite. More information from Alison, 261131. Weekly Pews News