Weekly Pews News

No 19-20

19 May 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Chrst our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Psalm response Praise, O praise the name of the Lord.

Intercessions chant  Hum … Surrexit Christus, alleluia!

Hum … Cantate Domino, alleluia!


                           Fifth Sunday of Easter                     (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 4)

Readings: James 1: 17-21; John 16: 5-15

9.45 am Parish Eucharist, followed by Beating the Bounds

Readings: Acts 11: 1-18; Psalm 148;

Revelation 21: 1-6; John 13: 31-35

Hymns: 467, 705, 472, 511

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Readings: Daniel 6: 1-23; Mark 15: 46 – 16: 8

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday



Beating the Bounds today: following the Parish Eucharist, do join the band of walkers heading to Copyhold Farm, Lagness, in prayer for the parish, or just come for lunch there at 1/1.30 pm (bring your own picnic). Please follow the one way system for car access and departure.

Deanery confirmation today at 5 pm, at St Mary’s Felpham: do come and support our candidates, Nicky Cogger and Beryl Smith.

Christian Aid Week: thanks to all who supported this. Please return your envelopes in the box provided at the back of Church today. You can find out more at caweek.org. Thank you!

Children’s Society are very grateful for all donations. Please return collection boxes to church as soon as possible.

Ascension Day, Thursday 30th: all are encouraged to worship on this glorious day; services at 10 am, 4 pm and 8 pm.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 30 May-9 June: between Ascension and Pentecost the whole Church is called to pray for God’s Kingdom to come, and for others to come to know the Lord. We have had prayer stations round the church the last few years. It would be good to do so again; if you might like to help, please speak to Mark or Trudi (263597).

Deanery Synod: Monday 3 June at St Mary’s, Felpham, 7 for 7.30 pm; all welcome to hear from Bishop Martin about the diocesan vision and strategy (see poster on the board). Bishop Martin is also presiding at the eucharist here on Tuesday 4 June at 12 noon, so do come along!

Pagham Church Night Out: Sat 22-Sun 23 June at the Scout Hut, Sefter Road, combined with an early Patronal Festival. An afternoon of family and team-building fun from 2 pm on Saturday, with a bouncy castle and hog roast in the evening – BYO liquid refreshments. Optional camping. Please sign up for daytime only or overnight on the notice board; more info from Stephen (07974 177905). Open-air Family Eucharist on Sunday at 9.45 am, on the grassed area used for the fireworks. We will be under canvas on church chairs, with Ann playing a small organ. The car park is available for those that need to get to the service easily.
Be bold, leave your comfort zone and embrace our surroundings!

Advance notice

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27 July: at the vicarage, from 4 pm with a hog roast. Come and keep the feast!