Weekly Pews News

No. 827

Colour of the season: W

Date: 16th April 2017


Easter Day


Collect for the day:

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.



Collect for Second Sunday of Easter:

Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Psalm Response for Second Sunday of Easter

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Easter Day                                                                   (W)
5.00am Easter Vigil and Dawn Eucharist, followed by champagne breakfast
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 3: 1-7, John 20: 1-10

9.45am Family Eucharist

Acts 10: 34-43, John 20: 1-18

Hymns: 348,676,305,672

Communion: 475,8,17,915

12 noon Baptism of Louis Baker
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Song of Solomon 3: 2-5, 8: 6-7, Revelation 1: 12-18

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 16th April

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

Anniversary: Beryl Wright (1999), Christopher Greenfield (2006), Munro Edwards (2016)


Monday 17th April – Tuesday of Easter Week

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

Anniversary: Minnie Vickery (1987)


Tuesday 18th April

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

Anniversary: Catherine Vagg (2013)


7.00pm            Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 19th April – Wednesday of Easter Week

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


10.00am           Holy Communion

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


Thursday 20th April

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

Anniversary: Raymond Dobson (2003), Beatrice Reed (2011)


7.30pm  APCM in church


Friday 21st April

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


Saturday 22nd April

Intention: Pray for our Deanery of Arundel and Bognor, for our parishes, clergy and people; for our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and for the work of the Deanery Synod.

Anniversary: Christopher Goring (1989)


9.00am  Parish Pilgrimage to Wimbourne


Sunday 23rd April

Intention: Pray for all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services and the emergency services.

Our Opportunities for Worship – Second Sunday of Easter

Next Sunday Second Sunday of Easter                                         (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 5: 4-12, John 20: 19-23

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 14: 10-end, 15: 20-21, Psalm 16, Acts 2: 14a, 22-32, John 20: 19-end

Hymns: 433,705,361,198

Communion: 180,587,777

12.00noon Baptisms of James Greenwood and Archie O’Neill
5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé




Monday 24th April – George

Intention: Pray for the Church’s worldwide mission; for all the missionary societies and for The Bible Society


7.00pm            The Eucharist

8.00pm              Auction rehearsal in church


Tuesday 25th April – Mark

Intention: Pray for our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy and people; for the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; for the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Anniversary: Owen Lewis (1996), Hilda Boddy (2000), Alan Dudley (2007)


7.00pm            The Eucharist


Wednesday 26th April

Intention: Pray for the elderly, lonely and bereaved; for all those in residential care and those who care for them.


10.00am           Holy Communion

12.00noon          Luncheon Club – St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

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

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


Thursday 27th April

Intention: Pray for Peace and for the European Union and The United Nations organisation.

Anniversary: Pamela Clift (2000)


Friday 28th April

Intention: Pray for vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; for the theological colleges and for all ordinands in training and for vocations to the religious life.

Anniversary: Ronald Reed (1985)


7.00pm  Auction in church


Saturday 29th April – Catherine of Siena

Intention: Pray for our mission to our own parish; for the outreach of our parish newsletter; for all newcomers to Pagham and to our church family.

Anniversary: Ernest Webb (2003), Derek Willson (2006)

10am – 5.00pm   Art Exhibition in church


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Geoff and Jean Ide, Isabelle Elliott, Ray, Mike, Roger Hatch, Marion, George, Stephen, Shirley, Jane Prater, Rose, Maria, Isobel Aldred


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 remember in our prayers: 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, Pam Ryan, John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Barbara Waldron, Daphne Woolough, Maureen Yates


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Greenways, Hadlands, Harbour Road, Harbour View Road, Heron Mead.


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


We pray for Louis Baker, James Greenwood and Archie O’Neill and their parents and godparents as they are baptized over Easter Week




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




Easter Thanks: A huge thank you to the many people who have prepared and beautified the church and assisted in services this Holy Week and Easter: Alleluia! Christ is risen!


Easter communions: If you know of anyone who might need communion at home this Easter Week and beyond or you do yourself then please speak to Mark or Trudi.


Fundraising Auction for Raise the Roof: this event is on Friday 28th April at 7.00pm. Do spread the word with a flyer or in person or by social media as the catalogue is very impressive, so we hope for a well-supported night! You can buy tickets for £5 from Trudi in advance or on the door.


Art Exhibition: Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May.  Please add your names to the sheets on the noticeboard if you are able to assist with catering or stewarding. We would welcome donations of cakes. The staging for this event will be assembled on Thursday 27th April from 9.00am. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi Kearsley or Mike Wake, or just turn up. Hanging of the paintings takes place 6.00 – 8.00pm on Thursday evening and help would be appreciated. Details – Trudi Kearsley 263597.


Raise the Roof Cook Book 2017: We are compiling a Cook Book to sell in aid of Raise the Roof. We need you to share your recipes – Starters, Mains, Desserts, Cakes, Snacks, Party Food, BBQ food etc. Details on the noticeboard or speak to David Smith (263560) or Trudi Kearsley (263597)


Annual meetings – these take place on Thursday 20th April 7.30pm in church. All are encouraged to attend if they can and hear about the range of church life, as well as electing churchwardens and church officers. There are 5 vacancies each for PCC and Deanery Synod (which also means sitting on PCC) – do consider standing (forms on the board near the church door).


Parish Pilgrimage to Wimbourne Minster – Saturday 22nd April

Coach departs Pagham Parade 9:30am, Nyetimber Lane Church Centre 9:40am

Return coach departs Wimbourne Square 6:00pm.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Testament of Gideon Mack’ by James Robertson. Join a discussion group on Monday 5th June at 8pm, or Thursday 8th June at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.