Weekly Pews News

No. 8354

Colour of the season: G

Date: 18th June 2017


First Sunday after Trinity                                                              


Collect for the day:

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  First Sunday after Trinity                                            (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 4: 7-end, Luke 16: 19-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 18: 1-15, Psalm 116: 1, 10-17, Romans 5: 1-8, Matthew 9: 35-10: 8

Hymns: 21, 461, 752, 438  Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Freya Bailey
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Samuel 21: 1-15, Luke 11: 14-28

5.30pm Deanery Confirmation at Chichester Cathedral


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 18th June

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


Monday 19th June

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

Anniversary: Edward Keith (‘Dick’) Martin (2001)


Tuesday 20th June

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

Anniversary: Kathleen Goldring (1973), Stephen Parkin (1987), Thomas Pay (1997), David Clement (2004)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 21st June

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        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 Joan’s – 3 Church Way      (265083)


Thursday 22nd June – Alban

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.


Friday 23rd June – Etheldreda

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

Anniversary: Elsie Smith (1994)


Saturday 24th June – Birth of John the Baptist

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


10.00am         The Eucharist







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, Dennis, Raymond, Avis, Wendy Ursell, Ray, Audrey Bridge, Bob Riding, Al, Shelagh, Reg Smith, Hazel and Michael, Sue, Donna, Ken, Ben, Geoffrey Rowle.


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: Barrington Beange, Tony Lock, Robert Fielder, Neil Dalton, Sue Downey, Caroline Coen, Steve, Keith Beard.


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.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Ledra Drive, Leonora Drive, Link Way.


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 Allyssia Congdon, Eden Congdon, Lucy King and Annaliesa Whitworth as they prepare for their confirmation today.


We pray for Freya Bailey and her parents and godparents on this day of her baptism.


We pray for Grass Roots whose work we support financially 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 930247.


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

Readings: 1 John 3: 13-end, Luke 14: 16-24

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 21: 8-21, Psalm 86: 1-10, 16-end, Romans 6: 1b-11, Matthew 10: 24-39

Hymns: 628, 161, 34, 817  Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Reggie Hardy
5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé



TODAY – Deanery Confirmation: this annual event is at the Cathedral at 5.30pm and we have four candidates: Allyssia Congdon, Eden Congdon, Lucy King and Annaliesa Whitworth.  Do keep them in your prayers and even better come along for the service.


Thank you: to all who supported Christian Aid during Lent and Christian Aid Week, the total collected is as follows:

Christian Aid Soup Lunch                         £188.00

Count your Blessings during Lent             £235.00

Christian Aid Week Envelopes                   £150.80

Total £573.80 – Gift aid amounts to £80.00 making a total of £653.80


Neil Dalton: Neil’s funeral service will take place in church on Monday 26th June at 2.00pm. Do come if you can and we can keep Jeanne and family in our prayers.


Patronal Festival and Hog Roast: our annual celebration is on Sunday 2nd July.  Do come and feast at the Vicarage from 12noon.  Bring your own drinks and charge is £5 for adults and £3 for children.


Presentation from Sussex Police on Scams and Rogue Traders: a PCSO from Sussex Police is giving a talk on this important concern here in church on Monday 10th July at 3pm.  All are welcome and do pass on the word to any neighbours who may be interested.


Sea Sunday: we are keeping this on 9th July at our 9.45am Parish Eucharist, including taking a collection for the Mission to Seafarers.  Do spread the word to any nautically-minded neighbours!


Summer Fair: 12 noon – 3pm, 15th July – Village Hall. We would be grateful for donations for the stalls:- Tombola, Bottles, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Toys, Games, Clean Paperback Books, Toiletries, Raffle Prizes, un-wanted gifts, \Fancy Goods and Bric-a-brac (no electrical items please – we cannot sell them) and of course nearer the day we will be seeking Cakes/sweets. Boxes for your donations will be found at the rear of the church or you can speak to me and I will arrange collection. Sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard – please add your name if you can assist with running a stall. We will need gazebos on the day – please sign on the list on the noticeboard if you have one to lend. Please collect the envelope with your name on it from the rear of the church. Thank you – Trudi Kearsley 263597.


Church cleaning: once more some of our weekly teams are getting overstretched, so if there is any way you could join the cleaning rota (if possible on a monthly basis) do please speak to Dave Smith in church or contact Sue Miller at sue.armex@btinternet.com.  Our thanks go to Sue for heading up the team and all the cleaners for their excellent work.


Parish Book Group: Group: Our current book is ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief’ by Francis Collins. Join a discussion group on Monday 17th July at 8pm, or Thursday 20th July at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.