Weekly Pews News

No. 786

Colour of the season: G

Date: 16th July 2016


Eighth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Psalm response: Those who do what is right will dwell in the presence of the Lord.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Eighth Sunday after Trinity                                    (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 8: 12-17, Matthew 7: 15-21

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 18: 1-10a, Psalm 15, Colossians 1: 15-28, Luke 10: 38

Hymns: 642, 17,477, 565

Communion 70, 458, 825

12.00 noon Baptisms of Edie Carter and Paloma McCoy
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 July

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


Monday 18th July – Elizabeth Ferard

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


8.00pm       Parish Book Group: “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis


Tuesday 19th July – Gregory and Macrina

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


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 20th July

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

12 noon      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 21st July

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      Parish Book Group: “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew at 2 Tithe Barn Way, Aldwick

1.30pm       Funeral of Sally Burse

6.00pm       Wedding rehearsal


Friday 22nd July – Mary Magdalene

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.


Saturday 23rd July

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

Anniversary: Donald Baxendale (2007)


1.00pm       Wedding of Dominic Twinn and Crystal Bailey

5.45-6.30pm         Visiting bell-ringers


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, Betty and Reg Smith, David Atkins, June Baker, Russell, Ann Harney, Rita Thompson, Barbara Waldron, Brian Burgess, Tom, Ray Gregory, Audrey Bridge.

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: David Thompson, Mary Goldsmith, Sally Burse, Peter Buttery and Tom.


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Mill Farm Drive, Mulberry Court and Nyetimber Crescent.


We pray for Gill Cooper as she departs on Wednesday with a group from Bishop Luffa to work in Tanzania for the Grassroots Charity.


We pray for pray for the soul of Albert Williams, son of Pagham, killed on the Somme on 18th July 1916.


We pray for Dominic Twinn and Crystal Bailey on their wedding day on Saturday.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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.


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

Readings: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13, Luke 16: 1-9

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 18: 20-32, Psalm 138, Colossians 2: 6-15, Luke 11: 1-13

Hymns: 662, 590, 418, 281

Communion 165, 650, 938, 544

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Genesis 42: 1-25, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-24




Summer Fair: Well done St Thomas a Becket’s on an excellent Summer Fair! It was a lovely atmosphere, great weather and thank you to everyone who supported the day, not least in setting up, overseeing stalls and tidying away. Results of the day are display on the noticeboard.


Thank you: June Baker would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, hospital and home visits following her recent accident and especially to Elizabeth Pope and Jill Millam who responded in the early hours!  It’s a privilege to be part of such a caring Church family.


New housing: Taylor Wimpey will be hosting an exhibition of their proposal for homes off Sefter Road on Wednesday between 2pm and 7.30pm at The Royal British Legion club on Hewarts Lane. All are welcome.


Painting: Fresh from our triumph with decorating St Andrews Chapel, we are now planning on painting the Church Centre starting at 9.00am on Saturday 13th August. There is a sign-up sheet on the notice board in church. Please come equipped with brushes and rollers on the day.

Stewardship Sunday: In February you will remember that there was a Financial Presentation in church, where we asked all of you to prayerfully consider your level of financial support to the church. We said that we would report back to you once all had had time to take time to consider and if appropriate act. 6 months down the line we are able to report that there was a very positive response to the appeal. We do of course operate a variety of giving schemes – Parish giving Scheme, Free Will offering Envelopes, the collection plate etc. We are able to see that more than 30 people have taken positive steps to increase their giving, either in line with inflation via the Parish Giving Scheme, or by increasing the amount they give. Others have signed up either for the Parish Giving Scheme or the Free Will offering envelopes. There is a level of anonymity associated with all our giving, which makes giving thanks to individuals difficult. The PCC would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank all who responded to the appeal.

New members of Pastoral Care Team: If you might be interested in joining the team, we hope to have a further training course in the autumn. Speak to Mark, Jo or Trudi for more information.

100 Club as part of the Roof Appeal: This is one fundraising idea for the roof work. If anyone might be able to organise this do speak to Mark, Trudi or the Wardens.