Weekly Pews News

No. 8367

Colour of the season: G

Date: 17th September 2017


Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity                               (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 5: 16-24, Luke 17: 11-19

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 14: 19-end, Psalm 114, Romans 14: 1-12, Matthew 18: 21-35

Hymns: 580, 274, 222, 822          

Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Albie Bowman
5.00pm Evening Worship – Choral Evensong

Ezekiel 20: 1-8, 33-44, Acts 20: 17-end


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 September

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


Monday 18th September

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

Anniversary: Alfred Pickett (1987), Joyce Potter (1997)


7.30pm       Cursillo Group Reunion at Shirley’s 16 Springfield (266107)


Tuesday 19th September – Theodore

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

Anniversary: Frank Goldsmith (1994)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 20th September – John Coleridge Patteson

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

Anniversary: Doris Howell (1994)


10.00am        Holy Communion

2-4.00pm      Knit & Natter at Carole Edwards 31 Grange Court (865167)


Thursday 21st September – Matthew

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: Alan Swan (2014)


7.30pm          The Eucharist

8.00pm       PCC in St Andrew’s Chapel


Friday 22nd September

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: Thelma Hughes (2005), Dorothy Denyer (2012)


Saturday 23rd September

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

Anniversary: Ethel Baldwin (1975), Evelyn Jenner (1993), George Harrison (2003)



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, Celia, Val, Mavis Eede, Wendy Donovan, Jean, Barbara, Richard, Margaret Mayhew, Kevin, Bill


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: Ethel Hadfield and Audrey Bridge.


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 Silverdale Close, Singleton Close, Springfield


We pray for Albie Bowman his parents and godparents on the day of his baptism.


We pray for Nyewood Infant and Nyewood Junior Schools whose work we support as a parish.


We pray for Martin Draper (who had a placement with us during his Reader training) as he is licensed at the Readers Licensing Service in the cathedral on Saturday



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.


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

Readings: Galatians 6: 11-end, Matthew 6: 24-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 16: 2-15, Psalm 105: 37-end, Philippians 1: 21-end, Matthew 20: 1-16

Hymns:                              Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Elodie Turner
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Ezekiel 33: 23, 30-34: 10, Acts 26: 1, 9-25



Audrey Bridge: our prayers go out for Audrey at her passing, she (with husband Michael before his death) was a member here for many years. Audrey’s funeral is in church on Monday 25 September at 11.00am. May she rest in peace.


Choral Evensong with scratch choir: CHANGE OF DATE all are welcome on Sunday 24th September at 3.30pm to come for an informal rehearsal for Choral Evensong followed by refreshments and then all to sing the service together at 5pm: “O Lord, open thou our lips!”


Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Saturday 30th September from 9.30 am. Donations of greenery, together with produce, would be very much appreciated. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers, in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event please speak to Trudi. If you would like to help with the flowers please speak to Trudi, or just turn up to help. Details from Trudi – 263597/07703597353.


Raise the Roof: continuous thanks to so many for generous contributions; including money held by the Friends, we have about £108,000. We continue to apply for grants and are thinking of other fundraising opportunities. Do speak to a PCC member if you have any ideas.



Church Deep Clean: CHANGE OF DATE Saturday 7th October starting at 9.00am we are having our annual deep clean of all the ledges, crevices and corners that our regular weekly church cleaners are not able to do. Although we have a selection of vacuums, dusters and brushes it might be helpful you could bring your own particularly those with long handles.


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.


Cook Book: Copies are available at the back of the church priced at £5.00 per copy. Thanks to all who contributed. All proceeds to ‘Raise the Roof Fund’.


Harvest Supper Saturday: 30th September, 6.30pm at the Church Centre. Join us for delicious food and homespun entertainment. Please bring your own alcohol. Adults £7.50, children £4, all proceeds to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal. See noticeboard for further info and to sign up. Money to Trudi or Elise by Sunday 24th September.


Actors Required: If you are interested in being involved in the Harvest Entertainment please speak to Jo or Elise.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun’ by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. Join a discussion group on Monday 6th November at 8pm, or Thursday 10th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.