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Weekly Pews News

No. 18-2


Date: 14th January 2018


Second Sunday of Epiphany


Collect for the day


Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; 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.



Psalm response:

I will thank you because I am marvellously made.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Second Sunday of Epiphany                          (W)                                                                                                                                                                                               
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 12: 6-16; John 2: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18; Revelation 5: 1-10; John 1: 43end

Hymns: 413, 301, 733, sheet

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Isaiah 60: 9end; Hebrews 6: 17 7: 10


After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel at the back of the church, where we can get to know each other better



Sunday 14th January

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

Anniversary: Margaret Woombell (1999)


Monday 15th January

Intention: Pray for our local community; our Parish Pastoral care team, the County, District & Parish Councils, and our Residents’ Associations.

Anniversary: Gladys Pickett (1991)

Tuesday 16th January

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

Anniversary: Ronald Masters (1982)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

7.45pm       Ladies’ Club at The Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane


Wednesday 17th January Antony of Egypt

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

1.30pm       Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre

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

7.30pm       Julian Prayer at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)


Thursday 18th January

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, firefighters and lifeboat crews, and for the work of the Mission to Seafarers.


Friday 19th January – Wulfstan

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

Anniversary: Helene Shaw (2003)


Saturday 20th January

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

Anniversary: Colin Knight (2012), Jason Clarke (2012)





We pray for all in need, and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Sue Smith, Margaret Mayhew, Ian Turner, Barbara Nash, Maureen Howard, Brian Crane, Jim, Jill, Graham, Bill Mitchell, Susan, Bob, Maureen, Ethel Huckle.

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

We pray for those who have died recently: Ken Little.

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 remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley, Val James, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Arun Way, Avian Gardens, and Barley Close.

We pray for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, whose work we support financially as a parish; and for Christian unity, as the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Thursday 18th.



Church Website update: Email to add content.


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

E: Tel: 262713. (Day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King: E: Tel: 930247. (Day off Friday)


Pews News – Trudi Kearsley: E: Tel: 07703 597353, or contact Mark Eminson as above.


Next Sunday Third Sunday of Epiphany                           (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 12: 16end; Matthew 8: 113

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 14: 1720; Psalm 128; Revelation 19: 610; John 2: 111

Hymns: Sheet, 217, 609, 201

5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé





Tea and Coffee Rota: We could do with a few more volunteers for this simple and very helpful form of service. Speak to Jan Brockhurst
(T: 862606) or Kate Congdon if you are able to help.


Year of Prayer: Prayer Partners have been allocated. If you haven’t heard anything, please speak to Mark. There is a box at the back of church for prayer requests, which will be included in Sunday intercessions.


Burns Night: Friday 19th January. See sign-up sheet and information on the notice board. Tickets are £15 from Stephen Cox-Rusbridge (T: 07974 177905)


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18th-25th January. Please see details on the notice board. All are especially invited to the Churches Together in Bognor AGM at South Bersted Church on Thursday 18th January, 7.30-9pm, with refreshments before and after.


Ladies’ Club: On Tuesday 16th January our speaker will be KAZ, a local artist. She will bring some of her paintings and also do some sketches during the evening, demonstrating the stages of building up the picture. She specializes in drawing pets. ALL WELCOME.


Freewill Offering Envelopes: If you use this method of regular offering, please collect your packs of white envelopes from the pigeon-holes.


Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts begin again on Tuesday 16th January at 1.10pm. The programme is displayed on the Church and Porch notice boards. Concerts are free, with a retiring collection. Bring your own sandwiches – coffee is provided. For further details contact June Baker, our Parish/Cathedral Link (T:262344).


Eve of St Agnes: a free event in Chichester on Saturday 20th January at 6pm, starting at the statue of Keats in Eastgate Square and ending in St Pancras Church, with poetry, music and refreshments. (07773 581806)


PUSH – ‘My life is only miracles’: a Holocaust Opera, recounting a true story of escape from Auschwitz, performed by local schoolchildren and community choirs in the Cathedral on Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm. Tickets from The Novium Museum