Weekly Pews News
No 18-41

14 October 2018

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day God, the giver of life, whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church: by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ and make us eager to do your will, that we may share with the whole creation the joys of eternal life; 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: Why are you so far from the words of my distress?

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.

                           Twentieth Sunday after Trinity             (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 5: 15-21; Matthew 22: 1-14

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 23: 1-9, 16–end; Psalm 22: 1-15; Hebrews 4: 12–end; Mark 10: 17-31

Hymns: 227, 619, 727, 890

12 noon Baptism of Theo Hendry
5 pm Informal Songs of Praise

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

Sunday 14 October

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

6 pm                First communion preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Monday 15 October – Teresa of Avila

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

Tuesday 16 October

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

4 pm                Baptism rehearsal

7 pm                The Eucharist

Anniversary: Roger Gilbert (1993)

Wednesday 17 October – Ignatius of Antioch

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm             Knit & Natter at Judith’s, 40 The Causeway (267678)

7 pm                Wedding rehearsal
8 pm                Standing Committee at the vicarage

Anniversary: Iris Sutton (2006)

Thursday 18 October – Luke

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

Anniversary: Eileen Share (1996)

Friday 19 October – Henry Martyn

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

1.30 pm           Wedding of James Booth and Melissa Brooks
6 pm                Wedding rehearsal

Anniversary: Patricia Martin (2005)

Saturday 20 October – Edward the Confessor

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

3 pm                Wedding of James Congdon and Kate Turner

Anniversary: Ethel Williams (1998)



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Derek Hardie, Peter Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Steve, Robert, Judith Wake, John Gale, Kelly-Lou.

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

Those who have died recently: Joan Stringer, Peter Edwards.

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: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton, Eva Maltby.

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

We pray for Family Support Work for Sussex children, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Theo Hendry and his parents and godparents on this day of his baptism.

We pray for James Booth and Melissa Brooks, and James Congdon and Kate Turner, on their respective wedding days this week.


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

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday         Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity                (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 4: 46–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 38: 1-7; Psalm 104: 1-10; Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 10: 35-45   Hymns: 347, 654, 551, 511

12 noon Baptisms of Alfie O’Neill and Molly & Harry Taylor
5 pm Evening worship – Celtic


Today (Sunday) at 5 pm is a chance to come and sing old favourites and learn a few new favourites!

Harvest Collection: thank you for all donations to Stonepillow and the Food Bank. Several people who received floral arrangements have also passed on their thanks. We raised £393.70 for the Diocesan Harvest Appeal, slightly up on last year.

Church Path: now the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees it would be good to sweep the church path on Saturday mornings as last year. Please contact Mike Wake (07899 705632) if you are willing to join a rota for this.

Memorial Service, Sunday 4 November at 3.30 pm: all are invited to attend this service. If you wish for names of those who have died to be read out, then add them to the list at the back of church.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: 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 information from Trudi. Return boxes by Sun 4 November.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 17 November 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Donations (in good condition) needed for stalls include: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, wine, Christmas decorations and items etc. NB no bric-a-brac.  Please leave donations in the boxes at back of church or speak to Trudi to arrange collection.

Diocesan intercessions for Pagham: on Tuesday 20 November prayers for our Church will be said at the Cathedral during morning and evening services. We are all warmly invited to a complimentary tea in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 pm, followed by sung Evensong at 5.30 pm. If you would like to attend, please sign the list on the noticeboard by Sunday 18 November.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘A Glass of Blessings’ by Barbara Pym. See the Book Group notice board for further information and dates.

Bishop Luffa: any parents of Year 6 children applying to Bishop Luffa School for September 2019 need to make an appointment with Mark to fill out the Church Support Form.

Morning and Evening Prayer: Mark would love some company at these, so here are the regular days/times from now on:

Morning 9 am Monday-Thursday (8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday);
Evening 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (4.30 pm Friday).