Weekly Pews News

No. 791

Colour of the season: G

Date: 21st August 2016



Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Psalm response: Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity                                 (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 3: 16-22, Luke 10: 23-37

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 58: 9b-end, Psalm 103: 1-8, Hebrews 12: 18-end, Luke 13: 10-17

Hymns: 580, 211, 534, 819   Communion 625, 1, 850

12noon Baptism of Henri Ide
5.00pm Evening Prayer – 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 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)


Monday 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)


Tuesday 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)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 24th August – Bartholomew

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

2 – 4pm       Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 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.


Friday 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)


Saturday 27th August – Monica

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



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, David Atkins, June Baker, Ann Harney, Audrey Bridge, Simon Peters, Teagan Matfield, Louisa, Gerald Hume, Anne, Graham Bennett, Alan Syphas, Lynda Hacker, Matthew, Dorothy, Christina Sarah, Jeanne Dalton, Karl, Victoria


We pray for those who have died: Edwin Walls, John Causon, Helga White, Fred Braithwaite

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


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 Henri Ide on the day of his baptism and for his parents and godparents.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Pryors Lane, Pyrford Close, Queensmead, Regis Avenue, Ross Close and Sandy Road.


We pray for St Wilfrid’s Hospice 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.


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

Readings: Galatians 5: 16-24, Luke 17: 11-19

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 10: 12-18, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16, Luke 14: 1, 7-14

Hymns: 19, 67, 184, 784     Communion 365, 484, 915

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Isaiah 33: 13-22, John 3: 22-36



BBQ: Sunday 4th September, from midday, at Copyhold Farm, Lagness, PO20 1LN. This will be a grand last day of summer for our Sunday School

families, and the whole church family is invited to join in the fun. See noticeboard for further info and to sign up.


Last Night of the Proms: with Songs from the Music Hall Saturday 17th September, 7.30pm, at St Thomas à Becket’s Church. Tickets £5 on the door, and bring a flag to wave if you have one! For those without transport a mini bus service is available – contact Stephen on 01243 266800 for further info.


Harvest Supper: Saturday 24th September, 6.30pm at the Church Centre. Join us for hearty home cooked food and homespun entertainment. Please bring your own alcohol.


Pilgrim Groups for September: We are hoping to start some new Pilgrim groups in September. There will be opportunity for people who have never done Pilgrim to try it out as well as new groups looking at other books later in the series. Please see the

noticeboard for sign-up sheets and details.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 12th September at 8pm, or Thursday 15th September at 10am.


Good News: Good News: Thank you to those who have responded and volunteered to take on deliveries. We are seeking deliverers for West Front Road (1 -25) and Edwen Close, if anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.