Weekly Pews News

No 18-42

21 October 2018

Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; 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. Amen.

Psalm response: At your rebuke, O Lord, the waters fled.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                             Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity               (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 4: 46–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 38: 1-7; Psalm 104: 1-10; Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 10: 35-45    

Hymns: 347, 654, 551, 511

12 noon Baptisms of Alfie O’Neill and Molly & Harry Taylor
5 pm Evening worship – Celtic

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

Sunday 21 October

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

Anniversary: Leonora Gibson (1968); Lyn Paul (2006)

Monday 22 October

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

Anniversary: Violet Bell (1980); Kathleen Bircham (2002); Joseph Moore (1992)

Tuesday 23 October

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

7 pm Compline

Wednesday 24 October

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

10 am Holy Communion

12 noon Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818) 2-4 pm Knit & Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

Anniversary: Peter Wice (1986); Peter Kenward (1998); Frank Williams (1999); Elsie Gulliver (2004)

Thursday 25 October

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.

12 noon Funeral of Peter Edwards

Anniversary: Harold Mortimer (1972); John Pett (2004)

Friday 26 October

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

Anniversary: Harold Sadler (1989); Kenneth Fuller (2008)

Saturday 27 October

Intention: Peace, and the European Union and the United Nations.

Anniversary: Joyce Allam (1976); Edith Daniell (1998)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Derek Hardie, Peter Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Steve, Robert, Judith Wake, John Gale, Kelly-Lou, Su, Ray Radmall.

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

Those who have died recently: Joan Stringer, Peter Edwards, Geoff Mason.

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, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: The Court, The Crescent, The Dunes.

We pray for Family Support Work for Sussex children, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Alfie O’Neill and Molly and Harry Taylor on this day of their baptism and their parents and godparents.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

NB Clocks go back next Sunday! Next Sunday Bible Sunday (G)

8 am

Holy Communion (Trinity 22)

Readings: Philippians 1: 3-11; Matthew 18: 21-end

9.45 am

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-11; Psalm 19: 7–end; 2 Timothy 3: 14 to 4: 5; John 5: 36b–end Hymns: 684, 447, 409, 110

5 pm

Evening worship Common Worship 2 Kings 22; Colossians 3: 12-17


NOTICES continued from inside

Church Path: we need to sweep the church path on Saturday mornings again. Contact Mike Wake (07899 705632) if you can join a rota for this.

Will Aid is a charity which encourages people each November to write a basic Will, using local solicitors who waive their fee in exchange for a voluntary donation to the charity. See willaid.org.uk or call 0300 0309 558 for more information. Pagham Church relies on legacies along with regular giving!

Stewardship: on Sunday 4 November, All Saints’ Day, we will also reflect on our Christian stewardship. Let us be praying about this in the meantime.

Memorial Service, 4 November at 3.30 pm: all are invited to attend this service. If you wish for names of those who have died to be read out, then add them to the list at the back of church.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More information from Trudi. Return boxes by 4 November.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 17 November 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Donations (in good condition) needed for stalls include: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, wine, Christmas decorations and items etc. NB no bric-a-brac. Please leave donations in the boxes at back of church or speak to Trudi to arrange collection.

Diocesan intercessions for Pagham: on Tuesday 20 November prayers for our Church will be said at the Cathedral during morning and evening services. To attend a complimentary tea in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 pm, followed by sung Evensong at 5.30 pm, please sign the list by Sunday 18th.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘A Glass of Blessings’ by Barbara Pym. See the Book Group notice board for further information and dates.

Bishop Luffa: any parents of Year 6 children applying to the school in September 2019 need to see Mark to fill out the Church Support Form.

Open Gardens: the “Friends” are considering organising a Pagham Open Gardens for 2019, but need a coordinator to oversee the event. If anyone with the relevant skills is interested, please contact Trudi (263597) or Mo (268576).

2018 Christmas Quiz can be obtained from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for £1.00.

Morning and Evening Prayer: Mark would love some company at these, so here are the regular days/times from now on:

Morning 9 am Monday-Thursday (8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday);
Evening 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (4.30 pm Friday).

In half-term, Morning Prayer continues, but there will be no Evening Prayer.