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Weekly Pews News

No. 8363

Colour of the season: G

Date: 20th August 2017



Tenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Lord of heaven and earth, as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope, but always to bring our prayers before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.






Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Tenth Sunday after Trinity                                    (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, Luke 19: 41-47

9.45am Parish Eucharist with Baptism of Serennah Stanley

Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15: 21-28

Hymns: 662, 797, 280, 509

Communion: See hymn board

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 20th August

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


Monday 21st August

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: William Hudson (1970)

Tuesday 22nd August

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: May Ashwood (1977), William Rockcliffe (1992)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 23rd August

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

Anniversary: Jean Sage (2001)


10.00am        Holy Communion


Thursday 24th August – Bartholomew

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


10.00am        The Eucharist

5.00pm       Wedding Blessing rehearsal in church


Friday 25th August

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.


Saturday 26th August

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

Anniversary: Raymond Johnson de Marvine (1981)


10.00am       Lay Ministers of Communion training in St Andrew’s Chapel

3.00pm       Wedding Blessing of Jason & Evija Charles



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Isobelle, Arthur Harrison, Raymond, Amy, Harrison, Katie, Sandy, Gill, Paul, Clare, Annie, Roxanne, Mark, Kellie, Katie, Eloise, Ethel Hadfield, Celia.


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: Colin Neal, Tony Spencer, Roger.


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 church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Ken Little, Eva Maltby, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Edna Puttock, Mary Ramsay.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Pryors Lane, Pyrford Close, Queensmead.


We pray for Serennah Stanley and her parents and godparents on the day of her baptism.


We pray for Jason and Evija Charles as their marriage is blessed on Saturday.


We pray for Tearfund whose work we support as a parish.



Church Website update: To add content to the website email


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)


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


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

Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11, Luke 18: 9-14

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 1: 8-2: 10, Psalm 124, Romans 12: 1-8, Matthew 16: 13-20

Hymns: 8, 166,340, 195 Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Robin Murphy
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

2 Kings 6: 8-23, Acts 17: 15-end



Dennis Witcomb: Shirley and Family would like to thank everyone who attended Dennis’ Funeral Service on Wednesday 9th August. We thank everyone for their kind thoughts and loving comments written on cards, letters and emails. The beautiful Service was such a comfort to us, conducted with such love and careful preparation. We felt relaxed when we saw Mike Wake and Rosemary West on duty when we entered St Thomas’s and Ann Gristwood on the organ with her loyal choir to lead the singing. Rev Jo and Rev Canon Wood provoked such comments as: ‘ We thought the Funeral Service for Dennis was one of the most sensitive and appropriate ones we have ever been to.’


Raise the Roof: the Rotary Club has returned all the money raised by our 10K runners plus Rotary’s top-up and it came to a staggering £3280! Thank you again all our heroic runners and their generous sponsors.


Pilgrim: this autumn we are offering the Pilgrim Bible Course. It is a six-week course and all are strongly encouraged to join a group, whether you have tried Pilgrim before or not, especially as our Year of the Bible continues. Sign-up sheets are on the board.


Choral Evensong with scratch choir: all are welcome on Sunday 17th September at 3.30pm to come for an informal rehearsal for Choral Evensong followed by refreshments and then all to sing the service together at 5pm: “O Lord, open thou our lips!”


Raise The Roof Cook Book: Now available at £5.00 a copy – all proceeds to the ‘Raise the Roof Appeal’. Please see either David Smith or Trudi Kearsley if you would like to buy a copy. Thank you to all who shared their favourite recipes to allow us to create this book.


Church Families BBQ: Sunday 10th September 12.30pm at The Vicarage. All families should have received an invitation to this, please do remember to let Elise or Mark know if you are coming so they can arrange the right amount of food.


Accommodation request: a parishioner is looking for a small place to rent or a room, for no more than £500 a month. They do have a cat. Character reference can be supplied. Do speak to Mark for more information.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood. Join a discussion group on Monday 11th September at 8pm, or Thursday 14th September at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.