Weekly Pews NewsNo. 761

Colour of the season: White

Date: 17th January 2016



Second Sunday of Epiphany


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:


With you is the well of life and in your light we see light.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Second Sunday of Epiphany                             (W)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy CommunionReadings: Romans 12: 6-16, John 2: 1-11
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Isaiah 62: 1-5, Psalm 36: 5-10, 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, John 2: 1-11

Hymns: 2716, 343, 609, 352

Communion: 541, 484

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 17th January

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


Monday 18th January – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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


Tuesday 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)


7.00pm           The Eucharist

8.00pm           Book Club at the Vicarage – “The Dean’s Watch”


Wednesday 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)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

1.30pm           Wednesday Club at the Church Centre

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at June Evans (262573)

Thursday 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.


10.00am       Book Club at the Vicarage – “The Dean’s Watch”


Friday 22nd January

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.



7.00pm           Burns Night Celebration at the Church Centre


Saturday 23rd January

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


10-3.00pm   Marriage Preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel/church



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Barbara Waldron, Greg Huet, Mary, Joyce, Pat, Don Maltby, Stella Clarke, Rita and David Thompson, Velda Scully, Audrey Nicholls.

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: Barbara Crockford, Edna Stevens and Roger Wardale.


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 love and cooperation between Christians in this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


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


We pray for the ministry of the Arun Angels, whose charitable work we support as a parish.




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 276949.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Third Sunday of Epiphany                                (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy CommunionReadings: Romans 12: 16-end, Matthew 8: 1-13
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a, Luke 4: 14-21

Hymns: 3152, 17, 221, 752

Communion: 264, 202, 60

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common WorshipIsaiah 49: 1-13, Acts 22: 3-16




Churches Together: AGM is this Thursday at 7pm at Our Lady of Sorrows

Parish Centre, Hislop Walk.


Lent Groups: Do sign up on the board if you wish to attend, our priority will be the Year of Mercy course either at North Bersted or in-house.


Freewill offering booklets: For the coming year are now available for collection from the pigeon holes in Church.


Flood Defence: The situation on the beach is featured on Monday 18th January 7.30pm BBC1 Inside Out programme.


Coffee Morning: The Church Flower Team have been invited to participate in this year’s Chichester Cathedral Flower Festival (2nd – 4th June). To help them raise funds they are holding a Coffee Morning fundraiser on 19th January from 10am -12 noon at Janet Turner’s – 5 The Orchard, Aldwick Bay. For further details contact Trudi – 263597.


Open Gardens 2016: 18th/19th June (date to be confirmed); the organising committee are meeting at 8.00pm on 29th January at the Church Centre to discuss and plan this year’s event. If you would like to be involved, or would be willing to open your garden, please join them – or contact David Smith 263560 for further details.


Pagham Concert Series: The first concert entitled Cross Currents – The Best of Nations featuring Sophie Middleditch and Helen Hooker – Recorders, Lynden Cranham – Baroque Cello and David Pollock – Harpsichord will be held on Saturday 30th January 2016 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Andrew Naylor in church, on the door or by phoning 07758 657775. Ticket prices are £12.50 or £10 for concessions.


Grave Talk: After a very successful pilot event we are holding another one on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.45pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. Do try this out or indeed come again and feel free to sign up on the noticeboard to say you are coming.


Aaron Frith: Aaron is a singer/song writer who has produced a new EP reflecting on the beauty of God in the brokenness of our lives. He is coming to Pagham on Sunday 7th February at 7pm in St Andrew’s Chapel to do a jazz cafe style gig in our very own chapel. He will perform his new songs and share a little of his journey with God whilst we share a glass of wine and a few snacks. This will be an interesting and compelling evening with some good contemporary Christian music and food for thought. Sign up on the board or on Facebook as space is limited to about 25.


Confirmation: There is a Confirmation at the Cathedral on 19th June. If you are interested in being part of a group exploring and working towards this please speak to Mark or Jo. We will begin to meet during Lent.