Thankyou to all who attended the fun golf competition. Results as follows:

Michael Biggs Winner. Runner up Brad Austin. Ladies Winner Sue Davis.

Best Junior Paul Milton. Nearest the pin Michael Biggs.

Meeting in church on Wednesday at 8 pm for all parents about youth work

Our next Parish Book is `Death in Holy Orders` by P.D. James.

Next discussion will take place Monday 16th September at 8pm.

St. Joseph`s Hostel – Thankyou for the cottage pies received today and for your continued generosity

Ladies Club – Tuesday 17th September at 7.45 pm. Susan Rutherford (Chamberlain Martin Solicitors). `Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys` – Open Evening.

Harvest Supper – Saturday 21st September – 6.30 for 7 pm

Lists are on the notice board for donations of food for this event and for you to sign if you wish to attend. Tickets available from Trudi – Numbers are limited so please sign up quickly.

Harvest Festival Flowers/Greenery and Produce We will be decorating the church for the festival on Saturday morning 21st from 9 am. Please help. We need lots of greenery and produce to make a good display. We also need people to help with the decorating. If you are able to assist in any way, please speak to Trudi 07703597353 or 263597.

Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – Churches Together celebration, St. Wilfrid`s,Bognor Regis.Saturday 21st September at 12 noon.

Quiz Night Saturday 12th October Tickets available from Michael £10 each to include fish and chip supper. Please see notice board. (263537)

Girl`s Pub Club will meet again on Friday 18th October, from 8pm at The Lamb. No need to sign up, just turn up! Elise.

Shoe Box Appeal – The leaflets are now available at the back of the church. Please fill a box if you can. Filled boxes to church by 3rd November please.

Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts recommence in September. Come and go as you please, take your own lunch, coffee provided – Programme and details on church and porch notice boards.

Our new website is now ready to view at To add content about your group/photos/descriptions of recent events, email (Elise)

Rev. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the Vicarage,

38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Phone 262713. email vicar

Pews News – Glenda can be contacted on 263537 or email glendabiggs

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Weekly Pews News

No.641 15th September 2013

Colour of the season: Green

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day:

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do,

and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;

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.

The Response to Psalm 51:1-10 Hide your face from my sins, O God.

Our Opportunities for Worship today

8.00 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 3: 13-end, Luke 7: 11-17

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 32: 7-14, 1 Timothy 1: 12-17,

Luke 15:1-10

Psalm: 51: 1-10

Hymns: 241, 649, 337, 436

12 noon Baptisms of Daniel Lowe & Ruben Payne

6.00 pm Evening Worship – Informal (guitar-led)

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 September Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Intention: Pray for our local community, for the County, District and Parish Councils, for our Residents` Associations.

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

12 noon Baptisms of Daniel Lowe & Ruben Payne

6.00 pm Evening Worship – Informal (guitar-led)

Monday 16th September Ninian

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

Anniversaries: Arthur Riddle (1989), Peter Whittall (1990)

10.30 am Coffee and scripture at Jenny Moore`s (263731)

7.30 pm Prayer Group at Gillians, 18 Old Place, (267597)

Tuesday 17th September Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Cisionary, 1179

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

7.00 pm The Eucharist

7.45 pm Ladies Club at the Church Centre

Wednesday 18th September

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboat men. For the work of the Mission to Seafarers. Anniversaries: Alfred Pickett (1987), Joyce Potter (1997)

10.00 am Holy Communion

12 noon Luncheon Club at St. Ninian`s Church Hall

2.00 pm Knit and Natter 31 Sea Lane, (263537)

8.00 pm Meeting in church for all parents about youth work

Thursday 19th September Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690

Intention: Pray for Church finances, National and international finance.

Anniversary: Frank Goldsmith (1994)

8.00 pm Chichester Voices Rehearsal.

Friday 20th September John Coleridge Patteson, & companions, Martyrs, 1871

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

to support them. Anniversary: Doris Howell (1994)

Saturday 21st September Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped

or incurable; for the work of St. Wilfrid`s Hospice.

9.00 am Decorating the Church for Harvest Thanksgiving

11.00 am Cursillo Reunion at Gillian`s ( 262713)

12 noon Churches Together celebration at St. Wilfrid`s, Bognor Regis

6.30 pm Harvest Supper at Church Centre

Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20 am. Friday 8.30 am

Evening Prayer: Monday to Thursday 5.20 pm. Friday 4.30 pm

No evening prayer on Saturday

Prayers and Intentions

Prayer for the Sick

For urgent prayer

contact Angela Halfacree to activate the Prayer Chain (tel. 864353)

For longer-term prayer needs contact Gillian Purvis (tel. 267597)

We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Pett, Geoff, Ian, Elise and Maggie

We pray for those who have died recently, Alan, Diana Holder, Delia, Anthony Perez

and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.

We pray for Daniel Lowe & Ruben Payne to be baptised today.

Parish Pastoral Care Course: There will be a course next January to equip a team of `parish visitors`. Start thinking and praying about whether this might be where God is calling you and if interested, see Mark. Examples of visiting would be the bereaved, baptism families, the sick and housebound.

Communion before Confirmation: Preparation course to start Tuesday 8th October at 4 pm in St. Andrew`s Chapel. Mark is happy to do another weekday at about that time if several are free, and if necessary to make private arrangements with one or two.

Changes to Worship: We are continuing for the next weeks with our trial period of small changes to Sunday 9.45 am worship. Any feedback please directly to Mark.

Intinction (i.e dipping the wafer into the wine). I want to encourage people to reflect why they do this and is it really necessary? Intinction will be sensible for a few with health concerns either long-term or temporary, but there are all sorts of ways by leaving our front door where we will give and receive germs. More importantly, however, we really show how much we are brothers and sisters in the Lord by drinking from the common cup. Given that for centuries the people of God were denied the chalice (only the priest received) it seems a pity that with our privilege and freedom to receive it we are merely dipping and not drinking thankfully

Pet Blessing Sunday 6 October 4 pm – All are welcome to bring their pets and animals for a service of thanksgiving and blessing for these creatures of God with whom we share our lives.


8.00 am Holy Communion

Readings: Philippians 4: 4-9, John 6:25-35

9.45 am Parish Eucharist – Special Service Sheet

Readings: Philippians 4:4-9, John 6:25-35

12 noon Baptism of Bella Jennings

6.00 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Ezra 1, John 7:14-36