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Weekly Pews News

No. 795

Colour of the season: G

Date: 18th September 2016



Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity



Collect for the day:


Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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: Give praise to the Lord who lifts up the poor.



Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity                             (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6, Luke 14: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Amos 8: 4-7, Psalm 113, 1 Timothy 2: 1-7, Luke 16: 1-13

Hymns: 367, 202, 629, 503   Communion 484, 682, 915

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 18th September

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

Anniversary: Alfred ‘Jack’ Pickett (1987), Joyce Potter (1997)


Monday 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)


Tuesday 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)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

Wednesday 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)


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm         Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 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)


Friday 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)


Saturday 24th September

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

Anniversary: Alice Julius (1983), Elsie Billing (1999)







We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Peter, Reg Smith, Joan Hardie, Roy Wallace, Audrey Bridge, Graham, Mia, Kevin, Gladys Quin, Shirley Armstrong, Sue Downey, Jan Munn, Anne, Matthew.


We pray for those who have died: Peter Trott.


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


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 remember in our prayers: church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Brenda Dobson, Elizabeth Dove, Kathleen Dudley, Ellinor Gordon-Lennox, Ethel Huckle, Val James, Eileen Knight, Frank and Mary Lawton, Ken Little, Catherine Morrish, David Nash, Pam Peach.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in St Thomas Court, St Thomas Drive and Stonehill Crescent.


We pray for Mission to Seafarers whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday HARVEST THANKSGIVING                                      (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11, John 6: 25-35

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11, John 6: 25-35

Hymns: 719, 558, 25, 887   Communion 904, 559, 915, sheet

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Nehemiah 2, John 8: 31-38, 48-end


Thank you: To all who helped give the church a thorough clean yesterday: cleanliness is next to godliness!


Sea Sunday: On 2nd October we are keeping Sea Sunday at the 9.45 am Parish Eucharist. If you know someone with any nautical connection please do invite them along.


Luncheon Club: Please vote for Pagham Luncheon Club through GrassRoots Giving at Skipton Building Society via this website: There is a chance for Luncheon Club to win £500.


Roof Appeal Launch – On Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm we officially launch our appeal to local businesses and community groups. Do keep the event and the whole appeal in your prayers and church members are welcome to attend, especially to give a warm welcome to visitors.


Church Diaries 2017: These are now available at the back of church. There is no charge, though you are welcome to make a donation.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th November at 8pm, or Thursday 17th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for the Harvest Festival on Saturday 24th 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.


Harvest Supper: Saturday 24th September, 6.30pm at the Church Centre. Join us for hearty home cooked 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 is due to Trudi or Elise today please.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


2016 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 6th 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 – 263597/07703597353.