Weekly Pews News

No. 814

Colour of the season: W

Date: 15th January 2017




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.




Response to Psalm: I love to do your will, O God.



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: Isaiah 49: 1-7, Psalm 40: 1-12, 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9, John 1: 29-42

Hymns: 120, 658,609, 332

Communion: 99, 504, 150, 897

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Ezekiel 2: 1-3: 4, Galatians 1: 11-end


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


Sunday 15th January

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

Anniversary: Gladys Pickett (1991)


Monday 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)

8pm            PCC meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel

Tuesday 17th January – Antony of Egypt

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


10.00am      Buriel of ashes of Melanie Eames

2.00pm       Funeral of Celia Brewer

7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 18th JanuaryWeek of Prayer for Christian Unity

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen, lifeboatmen and women; for the work of the Mission to Seafarers.


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

1.30pm       Wednesday Club at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane     (263537)

7.30pm     Julian Group at Julia’s – The Studio, Cypress Way (266866)

Thursday 19th January – Wulfstan

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

Anniversary: Helene Shaw (2003)


Friday 20th January

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

Anniversary: Colin Knight            (2010), Jason Clarke (2012)


Saturday – 21st January – Agnes

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.


9.30am       Sunday School play rehearsal



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Stephen Hopkins, Wendy Parvin, Pam Crooks.

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


We pray for those who have died recently: Celia Brewer, Adrian Smith, Roy Fairchild, Sylvia Williamson, Jim Watts, Betty Harvey, Frederick Gardiner, Melanie Eames.


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. This week we pray for: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Val James, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Barrack Lane, Barons Mead and Barton Close.


We pray for Arun Angels whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for the increase of Christian unity and the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


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

Readings: Romans 12: 16-end, Matthew 8: 1-13

9.45am Family Eucharist with Sunday School Play

Hymns: 503, sheet, 552, 201  

Communion: 347, 70, 150

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Celtic




Dates for 2017: Do please take away this leaflet and support many of this year’s events!


Christmas Collections: We are pleased to report that we received £569.66 at our Christmas services, which is being split equally between the Raise the Roof fund and Save the Children in Syria.


Domestic Abuse: Our new team is now up and running with posters around the parish and a contact telephone number and e-mail address. They are domesticabuse@paghamchurch.org and 07759 855719. Thank you to Linda Hill and team for their work on our behalf.


Year of the Bible Roadshow: This is an evening presentation on Tuesday 17th January 7.30-9.30pm at Angmering Church, exploring how the Bible fits together. Do also take away a leaflet detailing diocesan-wide events during the year.


Eminsons’ house-warming: all are welcome to come and explore the enlarged vicarage on Sunday 22nd January 2-5pm with drinks and nibbles.


Churches Together AGM: This is on Thursday 19th January at St Mary Magdalene, South Bersted 7-7.30pm.. Do come along and show your support.


New church cleaners: If anyone is able to join this rota we are in need of some new team members. Do contact Sue Miller on 261839 if you can help. Thank you.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Girl In The Red Coat’ by Kate Hamer. Join a discussion group on Monday 27th February at 8pm, or Thursday 2nd March at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further

information and sign-up sheets.


Freewill Offering Envelopes: Envelopes are in the pigeon holes in Church. These are in a different format this year and come in small boxes and not booklets as in previous years.

Pagham Concert Series: “The Queine of Inglands Lessoune” – A Recital by internationally acclaimed harpsichordist David Pollick is to be performed at the church on Saturday 28th January 2017 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in church from Andrew Naylor or by phoning 07758 657775 (£12.50 or £10 concessions).