Weekly Pews News

No. 8371

Colour of the season: G



Date: 15th October 2017



Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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: Who can declare the mighty acts of the Lord?



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity                          (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8, Matthew 22: 34-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 32: 1-14, Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23, Philippians 4: 1-9, Matthew 22: 1-14

Hymns: 398, 736..649, 565

12noon Baptism of Oliver Green
5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé


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 October

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

Monday 16th October – Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer

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

Anniversary: Roger Gilbert (1993)


7.30pm       Cursillo Reunion Meeting at 16 Springfield (266107)


Tuesday 17th October – Ignatius of Antioch

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

Anniversary: Iris Sutton (2006)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

7.45pm       Pilgrim in St Andrew’s Chapel


Wednesday 18th October – Luke

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

Anniversary: Eileen Share (1996)


10.00am        Holy Communion

2-4.00pm      Knit and Natter at Joan Dent – 3 Church Way (265093)

8.00pm       Standing Committee at the vicarage


Thursday 19th October – Henry Martyn

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

Anniversary: Patricia Martin (2005)


Friday 20th October

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

Anniversary: Ethel Williams (1998)


Saturday 21st October

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

Anniversary: Leonora Gibson (1968), Lynda Paul (2006)








We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Arthur Harrison, Raymond, Eloise, Margaret Mayhew, Keley Morris, Jim and Jill.


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


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 pray for church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Ken Little, Eva Maltby, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Edna Puttock, Mary Ramsay.


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


We pray for Oliver Green and his parents and godparents on the day of his baptism.


We pray for USPG whose work we support as a parish.


We pray for the soul of Alfred Holden, son of Pagham, who died in the Great War on 17th October 1917.



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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity                                (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 17-end, Matthew 9: 1-8

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 33: 12-end, Psalm 99, 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10, Matthew 22: 15-22

Hymns: 398, 412, 649, 578

12noon Baptism of Jacob Hauxwell and Arthur Scott-Moore
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Proverbs 4: 1-18, 1 John 3: 16-4: 6


TODAY: Helpers thanks – all are invited to attend thank-you refreshments at 3.30pm for all that so many do for the life and witness of our church.


Bible Sunday 29th October: do bring in your own Bible on this day as the Year of the Bible draws close to its conclusion.


Memorial Service: Sunday 5th November 3.30pm followed by refreshments. All are welcome to attend this service. Do add any names for whom you would like prayer to the list at the back of church.


Safeguarding: the Safeguarding page on our church website has been updated. We have included details of all our policies, general information and some useful contact numbers. Do have a look on paghamchurch.org and click on Safeguarding. Any feedback or queries to Jan – 07759865115 or 862606


Thank you: to all who responded to the request for socks for the rough sleepers in Bognor, we have had an amazing response and have plenty to give out during the winter months. Once again thank you for your generosity – Sue and Alex on behalf of Arun Angels.


Concert: Chichester Voices’ will be performing a further concert at St George’s, Whyke featuring some of the great works of George Frideric Handel on the 4th November. If you would like to go please speak to Andrew Naylor who is thinking about organising transport as parking is very limited. All proceeds to St Wilfred’s Hospice.


Church Path: Bruce Evans has for many years ensured the church path has been cleared of fallen autumn leaves to prevent it becoming slippery in wet weather and maintained the flower pots around the church during the summer months. He understandably now feels the time has come for others to take this on. If anyone is willing to join a rota for path sweeping on Saturday mornings please let me know, and if looking after the pots is your forte please speak to Bruce. – Mike Wake 07899705632.


2017 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family or elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703 597353.


New homes in Pagham: the Parish Council have asked if anyone would like to submit a letter in favour of their proposal for smaller and more affordable plots of housing via a Community Land Trust scheme. Letters can go to the Village Hall.


Bishop Luffa School: parents of Year 6 children applying for Bishop Luffa next year need to arrange to meet with Mark to fill out the Church Support Form.