Weekly Pews News

No. 819

Colour of the season: G

Date: 19th February 2017




Collect for the day:


Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.




Psalm: For his mercy endures for ever.


Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Second Sunday before Lent                                     (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Sexagesima)

Readings: 2 Corinthians 11: 19-31, Luke 8: 4-15

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 1: 1-2: 3, Psalm 136, Romans 8: 18-25, Matthew 6: 25-end

Hymns: 684, 162, 413, 108

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – 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 19th February

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


Monday 20th February

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


Tuesday 21st February

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: Thomas Best (1985), John Field (1996)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 22nd February

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: John Fisk (2008)


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

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


Thursday 23rd February – Polycarp

Intention: Pray for all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services and the emergency services. Anniversary: Eric Willmot (1993)


Friday 24th February

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

Anniversary: Alfred Vickery (1986), Jean Saunders (1994)


Saturday 25th February

Intention: Pray for our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy and people; for the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; for the witness of Chichester Cathedral.




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, Mo Hatzfeld, Eva Maltby, Barbara Waldron, Simon Woods.


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: June Williams and Pam Crooks.


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: – Ken Little, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Buckland Drive, Canterbury Close and Cardinals Drive.


We pray for Christian Solidarity Worldwide 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 The Sunday next before Lent                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13, Luke 18: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 24: 12-end, Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1: 16-end, Matthew 17: 1-9

Hymns: 684, 162, 413, 108

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Ecclesiasticus 48: 1-10, Matthew 17: 1-23




Good News: Our monthly newsletter ‘Good News’ is an important part of our outreach. We currently have a number of vacant rounds and are seeking deliverers for the following: Bridorley Close (15), Fletcher Close (18|), Greenlea Avenue (30), Edwin Close (27), Honeysuckle drive (600) and Laurel Drive (20); if you can help speak to Mo Hatzfeld (268576), Trudi Kearsley (263597).


Sinners Lenten Creative Quiet Morning: Saturday 4th March 9.30am -12pm St Thomas à Becket Church. All welcome. Start lent with a period of quiet reflection. During the morning we will come together to pray and reflect upon Lent, then spend time apart for prayerful reflection in stillness, in creating, in reading or walking. We will finish with Holy Communion together.


10K anyone? A team from the congregation (including our very our curate and vicar’s wife) are running the Bognor Prom 10K to raise money for the Raising the Roof campaign. The event is on Sunday 21st May 2017. If you are interested, please speak to Graham Jones or email grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com’.


Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday: 28th February 3-5pm at the Vicarage all are welcome to come for a pancake and glass of something (or few) and donations to the work of the Church Urban Fund (no Eucharist that evening); then 1st March is the beginning of Lent with services and ashing at 10am, 4pm and 8pm – all encouraged to attend one of these.


Lent Groups: Do sign up on the board to express interest in a particular Lent Group doing the diocesan course for the Year of the Bible.


Exploring the Heritage of Pagham Church and Village: This next event in our Raise the Roof Appeal is on Sunday 26th February 3.00-6.00pm. Entry is by donation and refreshments are available for sale all afternoon with talks at 4.00pm and 5.00pm. If you have any Pagham memorabilia or ideas speak to Stephen Cox-Rusbridge or Mark.


Palm Crosses: Please return last year’s crosses by Sunday 26th February ready for burning on Shrove Tuesday.


Quiz Night for Church Roof: St Ninian’s are very kindly hosting a quiz night for our Roof Appeal on Saturday 4th March 6 for 6.30pm. Tickets are £6 and include a Ploughman’s Supper and are available from Bernie and Mandy Taylor on 262414.


Renewal of Electoral Roll: Our annual updating begins on Sunday 26th February. Fill in a form if you are not on the church electoral roll or let Mark know if you have changed any details, e.g. moved house or changed e-mail address.