Weekly Pews News

No. 782

Colour of the season: G

Date: 19th June 2016


Fourth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Psalm response: All the ends of the earth shall bow before him.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fourth Sunday after Trinity                                (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 8: 18-23, Luke 6: 36-42

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 65: 1-9, Psalm 22: 19-28, Galatians 3: 23-end, Luke 8: 26-39

Hymns: 16, 375, 186, 695

Communion: 412, 66, 32, 890

5.00pm Deanery Confirmation here in Pagham


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 June

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

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


5.00pm       Deanery Confirmation Service


Monday 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)

Tuesday 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.


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 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.


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 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)


Friday 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.


Saturday 25th June – Ember Day

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.


10am-4pm   Bognor Methodist Church Quiet Day in church



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, Steven Conley, Stella, Sue Downey, Reg Smith, Katie, Phil and Stan Ford, John, Daniel Phillips, Louisa, David Atkins, Heidi, Leon Hogan, Pat, Jill, Joseph Renton, Danny, David, June Baker and Rita Thompson .

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: Doris Grounsell, Norman Maddern, Sue Hanmore, Dianne Hulme.


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 Zoe Crisp, Ayshea Feaver, Jason Smith and Carol Turner as they prepare for Confirmation today.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Lion Road, Lodsworth Road and Lower Bognor Road.


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 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005)


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

Readings: 1 Peter 3: 8-15, Luke 5: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-end, Psalm 16, Galatians 5: 1, 13-25, Luke 9: 51-end

Hymns: 304, 18, 683, sheet

Communion 127, 204, 814×2

5.00pm Evening Worship – Songs of Praise




Christian Aid: Thank you for supporting Christian Aid 2016 with the various fundraising activities, we raised the following amount:


£217.50         Christian Aid Soup Lunch

£345.00         Count your Blessings during Lent

£207.70         Christian Aid Week Envelopes


Total   £770.20 –    Gift aid can be claimed on £465.00


Diocesan Response to the Continuing Refugee Crisis: Please see the letter on the noticeboard if you feel able to give financially or have a specific skill which may be of use in helping the settlement of refugees.


Good News: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds – Manor Park, West Front Road, Lagoon Road, Mulberry Court, Churchill Walk. If anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.

Songs of Praise Sunday: Do feel free to make a favourite hymn request for this service, placing your request in the box provided – 26th June 5pm.


Chichester Voices Concert: ‘The Way of Love’, a celebration of love through music, is being held in church on Thursday 30th June in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Music ranges from Tallis to Rutter, and includes a lovely mix of both sacred and secular works. Tickets £12 with £10 concessions available from Andrew or Sandra in church, or the box office on 07900 098197 and also on the door. With St Wilfrid’s on the move, we need to support our wonderful hospice more than ever’.


Ladies Club annual Dinner: Tuesday 5th July at the Lion Nyetimber. Menu available at the yacht club meeting on 7th June or from Janet Lambert on 262434 or Sue Smith on 263560 .Completed menus and monies returned to us by 26th June please.


Concert: St Richard Singers will perform Bach’s Magnificat, and chorales including ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, as part of the Festival of Chichester on Monday 4th July at 7.30pm, St George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester. More information from Alison Blenkinsop, 261131.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign- up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 18th July at 8pm or Thursday 21st July at 10am.