Weekly Pews News

No. 8372

Colour of the season: G


Date: 22nd October 2017



Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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: He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity                                (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 17-end, Matthew 9: 1-8

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 33: 12-end, Psalm 99, 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10, Matthew 22: 15-22

Hymns: 398, 412, 649, 578

12noon Baptism of Jacob Hauxwell and Arthur Scott-Moore
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Proverbs 4: 1-18, 1 John 3: 16-4: 6


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 22nd October

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


Monday 23rd October

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


Tuesday 24th October

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

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


Wednesday 25th October

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.

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

12 noon      Luncheon Club– St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

1.30pm       Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4.00pm      Knit & Natter at Pauline’s – 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)


Thursday 26th October – Alfred

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

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


Friday 27th October

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

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


Saturday 28th October – Simon and Jude

Intention: Pray for vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; for the theological colleges and for all ordinands in training and for vocations to the religious life.





We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Sue Smith, Arthur Harrison, Margaret Mayhew, Keley Morris, Jim and Jill, Victoria, Janine, Barbara Waldron.


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 church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for Pam Ryan, John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Barbara Waldron, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.


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


We pray for Jacob Hauxwell and Arthur Scott-Moore and his parents and godparents on the day of his baptism.


We pray for USPG 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Bible Sunday                                                              (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 5: 15-21, Matthew 22: 1-14

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Nehemiah 8: 1-4a, 5-6, 8-12, Psalm 119: 9-16, Colossians 3: 12-17, Matthew 24: 30-35

Hymns: 114, 312, 755, 716

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 55: 1-11, Luke 4: 14-30


CANCELLED: There will be no Tuesday evening Eucharist this week.


PCC Away Day is on Saturday 11th November at the Bishop’s Palace in Chichester between 10am and 3pm. Anyone is welcome to join us as we think through the forthcoming Year of Prayer. Do sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard (and indicate what kind of food you can bring for shared lunch).


Bible Sunday 29th October: do bring in your own Bible on this day as the Year of the Bible draws close to its conclusion.


Memorial Service: Sunday 5th November 3.30pm followed by refreshments. All are welcome to attend this service. Do add any names for whom you would like prayer to the list at the back of church.


Christmas Quiz: Copies of this year’s Christmas Quiz are now available from Mo Hatzfeld, priced at £1.00. This year’s prize is a hamper filled with lovely Christmas goodies. All profits go to Raise the Roof Fund.


Safeguarding: the Safeguarding page on our church website has been updated. We have included details of all our policies, general information and some useful contact numbers. Do have a look on and click on Safeguarding. Any feedback or queries to Jan – 07759865115 or 862606


Concert: Chichester Voices’ will be performing a further concert at St George’s, Whyke featuring some of the great works of George Frideric Handel on the 4th November. If you would like to go please speak to Andrew Naylor who is thinking about organising transport as parking is very limited. All proceeds to St Wilfred’s Hospice.


Church Path: Bruce Evans has for many years ensured the church path has been cleared of fallen autumn leaves to prevent it becoming slippery in wet weather and maintained the flower pots around the church during the summer months. He understandably now feels the time has come for others to take this on. If anyone is willing to join a rota for path sweeping on Saturday mornings please let me know, and if looking after the pots is your forte please speak to Bruce. – Mike Wake 07899705632.


2017 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family or elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703 597353.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun’ by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. Join a discussion group on Monday 6th November at 8pm, or Thursday 10th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.