Weekly Pews News

No 19-29

21 July 2019

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response Through the greatness of your mercy, I will come into your house.

Fifth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Peter 3: 8-15; Luke 5: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 18: 1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1: 15-28; Luke 10: 38–end Hymns: 413, 211, 573, 54/Taizé chant

12 noon Baptism of Sebastian Newsom & Arlo Stanley

5 pm Evening Prayer – Celtic

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday

Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Sunday 14 July

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

Monday 15 July – Swithun

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

11 am Funeral of Anne Atkins

Tuesday 16 July

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

7 pm The Eucharist

Anniversary: Peggy Jaques (2016)

Wednesday 17 July

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

10 am Holy Communion

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

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

Thursday 18 July

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

Friday 19 July – Gregory and Macrina

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

Saturday 20 July

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

3–5 pm Friends of Pagham Church Cream Tea and entertainment

PRAYERS AND INTENTIONS

We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Joyce, Chris, Mitchell, Pat, Margaret Easton, Clifford, Bill, Maureen & Zoe Ford, Nicola, Kim, Mavis Eede.

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

Those who have died: Anne Atkins.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or 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: Mill Park Road, Mill View Close, Millars Court.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: school leavers and all who are seeking to enter employment.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Cursillo members,

Ladies’ Club, Men’s Group, Book Group Coordinator, Knit & Natter Group.

We pray for Eva Barston who is being baptised today, and her parents and godparents.

CONTACT DETAILS

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

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

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

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

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Sunday 21st Fifth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: 1 Peter 3: 8-15; Luke 5: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 18: 1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1: 15-28; Luke 10: 38–end Hymns: 413, 211, 573, 54/Taizé chant

12 noon Baptism of Sebastian Newsom & Arlo Stanley

5 pm Evening Prayer – Celtic

NOTICES and events in July and September

Parish Mosaic: Last chance to take part in the compilation of a Parish Mosaic where lots of small photos will combine to form a giant image of our parish life! If you wish to take a photo representing any aspect of the life of St Thomas à Becket’s and Pagham, then send it in to Graham Jones at grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com today!

Church Roof update: the retiling of the roof is under way! It will take about four months to complete. While the work is going on, the building will be surrounded by scaffolding and plywood hoarding. The church will remain open throughout, and services will take place as usual. Do please take extra care while the work is in progress.

Fundraising started three years ago, with a target of £350,000. We are still £40,000 short, so we need help with pledges or loans to get us over the line. To assist in this way, please speak to the churchwardens.

This has been the biggest single restoration project undertaken in this church. So a huge thank you to everyone for organising and supporting the extra fundraising events. We are very grateful for the many hours spent on grant applications, particularly by Mike Wake and Trudi Kearsley. See the noticeboard for a fuller report, and for updates.

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27th at the vicarage, from 4 pm with a hog roast. Please sign up to show numbers for catering.

See notice board for details of the Institution and Induction of Revd Mark Eminson in his new Parish on Wednesday 4th September. Please sign up if you are coming; transport is available by coach, leaving the Church Centre at 5 pm, returning approx 11.30 pm: cost is £15 pp.

Good News deliverers: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Edwen Close, part of Church Way, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.