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Weekly Pews News

No. 766

Colour of the season: Purple

Date: 21st February 2016


Second Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day:

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Post-Communion prayer:

Heavenly Father, as we celebrate this year of mercy: open the doors of our hearts and minds that we may show forth in our lives the mercy and compassion that we see in the face of your Son Jesus Christ who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever. Amen.


Response to Psalm: The Lord is my light and my salvation.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Second Sunday of Lent                                      (P)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8, Matthew 15: 21-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18, Psalm 27, Philippians 3: 17-4: 1, Luke 13: 31-end


Hymns: 642, 694, 398, 709

Communion: 327, 26, 162

5.00pm Evening Worship – Celtic

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 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 (‘Jack’) Field (1996)


Monday 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      Lent Course in St Andrew’s Chapel

Tuesday 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)


2.00pm       Lent Course in St Andrew’s Chapel

7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 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)


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Club at the Church Centre opposite Pagham FC

2.00pm       Burial of ashes of Edna Stevens

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Helen’s (265911) – 3 Conway Drive

7.30pm       Stations of the Cross

Thursday 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.


Friday 26th February

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

Anniversary: Alan Faulkner (1976), Edith Warren (1982)


Saturday 27th February – George Herbert

Intention: Pray for Peace and for the European Union and the United Nations organisations.

Anniversary: Ernest Cornell (1993)


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Stella Clarke, Velda Scully, Mary, Benj, Lucy, Isobel Aldred, Elizabeth Dove, Adrian.

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: Peter Downey


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Buckland Drive, Canterbury Close and Cardinal’s Drive.


We pray for the ministry of Bishop Luffa School, whose work we support financially 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 276949.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Third Sunday after Lent                                   (P)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 5: 1-14, Luke 11: 14-28

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-9, Psalm 63: 1-9, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13, Luke 13: 1-9

Hymns: 310, 45, 630, song sheet

Communion: 297, 687

12.00 noon Baptisms of Henry Hall and Lennie Connor
5.00pm Common Worship

Genesis 28: 10-19a, John 1: 35-end




Domestic Abuse: Following on from last Sunday’s sermon, literature is now placed suitably around the Church and Church Centre and one or two contact numbers below. If you want to speak further about the issues raised do approach Mark or Jo. If you would like to get more involved in raising awareness of domestic abuse then please speak to Mark – we hope to have perhaps a small group with a named church rep.


Worth Domestic Abuse Advisors: 0330 222818, 01903 205111 ext 84395 or 07834 968539 (weekends). WORTH Services is an Independent Domestic (IDVA) Service here to support people affected by domestic abuse in West Sussex. Available 7 days a week 0900-1700hrs on the telephone numbers above.


Renewal of Electoral Roll: The annual renewal takes place between Sunday 28th February and Sunday 27th March. If you are not on the Electoral Roll now is the time to join! If you are already on it, do nothing, unless you have changed address, telephone number or e-mail, in which case let Beth or Mark know please.


Christian Aid: We hope you will join us in following the Christian Aid Count Your Blessings Lent Reflections again this year. You can find out more from There is a Children’s version available as well. Please also put the Super Soup date in your diary Thursday 10th March 12 – 2pm at the Vicarage. These activities help us raise funds for Christian Aid. For further information please speak to Sue O’Neill.


Women’s World day of Prayer: At Pagham United Reformed Church (St Ninian’s) on 4th March – 3.00 pm. All are welcome.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” edited by Clayborne Carson. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th March at 8pm or Thursday 17th March at 10am.


Date for diary: Our parish trip to the Door of Mercy at the cathedral has been booked for Saturday 28th May at 11.15am. All are welcome.


Confirmation: There is a Confirmation at the Cathedral on 19th June. If you are interested in being part of a group exploring and working towards this please speak to Mark or Jo. We will begin to meet during Lent.