Weekly Pews News

No 19-11

17 March 2019

Second Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



                               Second Sunday of Lent                 (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Matthew 15: 21-28

9.45 am Parish Eucharist                                            

Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Luke 13: 31–end

Hymns: 180, 489, 340, 727

5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Jeremiah 22: 1-9, 13-17; Luke 14: 27-33


After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church. 

Sunday 17 March

Intention: the press, radio and television corporations, and all who influence public opinion; also Christian publishing and broadcasting.

Anniversary: William Wadlow (1980); Thomas Hender (1994)

Monday 18 March

Intention: all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboat crews, and the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

Anniversary: Christopher Rathbone (1960); Terence McCarthy (2001)

Tuesday 19 March – Joseph of Nazareth

Intention: Church finances, national and international finance; consider what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.

7 pm               The Eucharist
7.30 pm      Julian group at Julia Webb’s, 11 Church Way (266866).

Wednesday 20 March – Cuthbert

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit&Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)
7.30 pm      Stations of the Cross

Anniversary: Dennis Mackenzie (2003)

Thursday 21 March – Thomas Cranmer

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who are addicted, disabled or incurable; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

8 pm           PCC meeting in St A’s Chapel (7.45 prayers in church)

8 pm           Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Patricia Bratt (2013)

Friday 22 March

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

Saturday 23 March

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

Anniversary:           Norman Teulon (1988); John Pegnall (2007)


Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Sonia Card, Loren, the Dowden family, Mike, Skye, Chloe Green, Ian Turner, Mike Cole, Isobel, Nicky, Roderick Plastow, Derek Pugh.

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

Those who have died recently: Irene Trew, Jean Ide, Kyle Johnson.

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

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Mary Ramsay.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Conway Drive, Downlands Close, Drift Road.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the right ordering of work in time of technological change.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: church cleaners, flower arrangers, church path sweepers, sacristan, bell-ringers.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)


Next Sunday              Third Sunday of Lent             (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Acts 16: 11-15; Luke 11: 14-28

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 3: 1-14; Luke 13: 1-9

Hymns: 297, 67, 626, 45

12 noon Baptisms of Rose Dennis and Hugo Hill
5 pm Evening Worship Taizé



Parish Placement: we are pleased to welcome this morning Lorraine Collins from Immanuel Church in Chichester, who is undertaking a placement with us for a couple of months as she explores the possibility of God’s call to ordination.

Today is the second of our sermons on biblical callings.  Do take this (and last) week’s readings home with you for further reflection.

Do take a Lent Leaflet as aid and prompt to the keeping of a holy Lent.

Christian Aid Count Your Blessings: during Lent, Christian Aid provide daily reflections and actions as part of the Count Your Blessings leaflet. See leaflets at the back of church, and a children’s version online: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/how-to-help/fundraising-ideas/count-your-blessings-2019

Formation of new Electoral Roll: this six-yearly process has come round, so everyone who wishes to join the new Church electoral roll must fill out a form (at the back of church) by next Sunday 24th.

Our Julian group meets on Tuesday 19th for contemplative prayer and meditation in the Christian tradition.

Year of Vocation special meeting: on Monday 1 April, 7 for 7.30 pm, Bishop Mark is addressing churches from the deanery on the theme of vocation. This is at St Peter and St Paul Rustington, and should be an interesting evening; all are welcome.

Well-being in dementia: for those who care talks and discussions on Tuesday 2 April with Alison Blenkinsop’s sister Shirley Pearce, 3-5 pm at 4 Swandene, and at Ladies’ Club at 7.45 pm. More information from Alison (261131). http://www.understandingdementia.co.uk/

Our Super Soup lunch will be on Wednesday 3 April, 12-2 pm at the Vicarage. Please sign up if you are able to join us for delicious home-made soup, wonderful company and fundraising for Christian Aid.

Music for Lent: Chichester Voices on Thursday 4 April, 7.30-8.30 pm.

Chrism Eucharist: Tuesday 16 April, 12 noon at the Cathedral. See Bishop Martin’s invitation on the noticeboard, extended to all who assist in worship; in this Year of Vocation, this is most of us, so all welcome!

Day Pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey on Saturday 27 April. For more information and to sign up, see the noticeboard.

Cursillo: a movement of the Church, providing a method for Christians to grow through prayer, study and action; and to joyfully explore God’s will for us by knowing, loving and following Jesus. For more details, see http://chichestercursillo.co.uk/ or speak to Trudi.