Weekly Pews News

No 19-03

20 January 2019

Third Sunday of Epiphany

Collect for the day Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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 Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.

Post communion prayer

Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which you have given us, for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us. Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother, may we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day.  Amen.


                        Third Sunday of Epiphany           (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Epiphany 2)

Readings: Romans 12: 6-16; John 2: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5; Psalm 36: 5-10;
1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2: 1-11

Hymns: 85, 152, 609, 36

5 pm Evening Worship – Taizé


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

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity continues to 25th January

Sunday 20th January

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

Anniversary: Colin Knight            (2010); Jason Clarke (2012)

Monday 21st January – Agnes

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who are addicted, disabled or incurable; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Tuesday 22nd January

Intention: our Deanery of Arundel & Bognor, our parishes, clergy and people; our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and the work of Deanery Synod.

7pm                The Eucharist

Wednesday 23rd January

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit&Natter at Kim’s, 17 Silverdale Close (07770 870534)

Thursday 24th January – Francis de Sales

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

8 pm           Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: James Turton (1994); Florence Plummer (2006)

Friday 25th January – Conversion of Paul

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

Anniversary:           Cyril May (1998)

Saturday 26th January – Timothy and Titus

Intention: the elderly, lonely and bereaved; all those in residential care and those who care for them.

10.15-11 am         Visiting bell ringers


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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Ray Radmall, Mary Ramsay, Roderick Plastow, Ethel Huckle, Simon, Maria, Nicola, Carol Powell, Margaret Rees, Simon Hill.

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

Those who have died recently: Dizzy Bennett, Daphne Woolnough, Mark Kingsman, Mary Griffin, John Evans.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett.

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Barrack Lane, Barons Mead, Barton Close.

Year of Vocation: we pray for the world of work in all its diversity.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.
(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Next Sunday          Fourth Sunday of Epiphany          (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Epiphany 3)

Readings: Romans 12: 16-end; Matthew 8: 1-13

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19;
1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a; Luke 4: 14-21

Hymns: 105, 361, 291, 148

5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Readings: Numbers 9: 15–end; 1 Corinthians 7: 17-24


Bishop Martin’s Rule of Life: the second part of this (“Christmas”) is available at the back of church for those who are interested.

Year of Vocation: last Sunday was the official launch of this diocesan year when we thank God for our calling in baptism and receive baptism cards. Copies of the service and baptism thanksgiving cards are still available at the back of church; do take them.

As part of the launch, we commissioned Linda Tempest as our Lay Champion, and heard something of how she lives out her vocation in the world. This will be a monthly series, so if others are happy to share in this way, do speak to Mark. Literature about opportunities this year is on or near the noticeboard.

Confirmation preparation – if anyone is interested in exploring confirmation, initial sessions will begin soon. Do speak to Mark for a further chat.

Bishop Luffa consultation on admissions arrangements from 2020 – see the letter on the noticeboard detailing how you can comment on this.

Freewill Offerings: the white freewill offering envelopes for the forthcoming year are now in the pigeon holes in church for collection.

Defibrillator Training: Peter and Carol-Anne Pocock have kindly offered to run a training session for the use of our new church defibrillator on Sunday 27th, 2–4 pm. If you would like to attend, contact Mike Wake (264254), mikewake@talktalk.net.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Bringing in the Sheaves’ by the Reverend Richard Coles. Join a discussion group on Thursday 28th February at 10am, or Monday 4th March at 8pm. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Pagham Church is a member of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District. CTBRD exists to draw local Christians into greater understanding and unity by witnessing, worshipping, praying, socialising and studying together. It is chaired by Revd Tim Crook, vicar of St Mary Magdalene, S Bersted; our Lay Champion Linda Tempest is secretary, and our parish representative is Sue O’Neill. The AGM is on Thursday 28th February at St Mary’s, 7 for 7.30 pm, with refreshments and inspiring reports from different local organisations about how God is working in this area. All welcome!