Weekly Pews News
No 18-38

23 September 2018


Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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: Happy are they who delight in the law of the Lord.

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.

                             Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity                 (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6; Luke 14: 1-11

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Proverbs 31: 10–end; Psalm 1; James 3: 13 to 4: 3, 7-8a; Mark 9: 30-37                    

Hymns: 16, 541, 314, 305

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 19: 10–end; Matthew 8: 23–end

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



Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.

Sunday 23 September

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

Anniversary: Ethel Baldwin (1975); Evelyn Jenner (1993); George Harrison (2003)

Monday 24 September

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

12.30 pm        Funeral of Simon Burford

Anniversary: Alice Julius (1983); Elsie Billing (1999)

Tuesday 25 September – Lancelot Andrewes

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.

7.30 pm          Licensing of the Revd Jo King at Holy Cross, North Bersted

Anniversary: George Summerside (1992); Leonard Vallerine (2001)

Wednesday 26 September – Wilson Carlile

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

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)
7 pm                Pastoral Care Team Meeting with Age UK in St A’s Chapel

Anniversary: Beryl Hurst (2002)

Thursday 27 September – Vincent de Paul

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

5 pm                Wedding rehearsal

8 pm                PCC Meeting in St A’s Chapel (7.45pm prayers in church)

Anniversary: Winifred Williams (1988)

Friday 28 September – Ember Day

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

Anniversary: Ernest Halling (1988)

Saturday 29 September – Michael and All Angels

Intention: our mission to our own parish; the outreach of our parish newsletter; all newcomers to Pagham, and to our church family.

10 am             The Eucharist

2.30 pm          Wedding of Ian Hackett and Emma Bist

Anniversary: Michael Bridge (2004)


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, Neil, Christopher Browne, Bill & Maureen Howard, Philip Martin, Roy.

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

Those who have died recently: Peter Eden, Peggy Osborn, Simon Burford, Rosemary Baker.

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: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: St Thomas Court, St Thomas Drive, Stonehill Crescent.

We pray for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Jo as she is licensed as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted on Tuesday and Mike, Lucy and Amy.

We pray for Ian Hackett and Emma Bist on their wedding day on Saturday.



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.)

Next Sunday                Harvest Thanksgiving                       (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Psalm 126; Matthew 6: 25-33

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Psalm 126; Matthew 6: 25-33
Hymns: 450, 155, 719, 559

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer
Exodus 24; Matthew 9: 1-8


Trevor Marshall – today is Trevor’s last Sunday with us before he is licensed as Priest-in-Charge at Oving and Tangmere in October. Do stay after the service for fizz and cake!

Launde Abbey 2019: 12-15 August. Last chance today to sign up!

Joan Hardie is very grateful for the prayers and practical help given by the Church in her recent difficulties, and is happy to report that all is now well.

Harvest Festival Flowers: We will be decorating the church in readiness for Harvest Festival on Friday 28th from 9.30 am. Donations of greenery and produce would be much appreciated. To donate towards the cost of the flowers, in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event, or to help arrange the flowers, contact Trudi – 263597/07703 597353.

Harvest Supper: Saturday 29th, 6.30 pm at the Church Centre. Join us for delicious food and homespun entertainment; bring your own alcohol. Adults £7.50, children £4. All proceeds to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal. Details and sign-up sheet on noticeboard. Money to Trudi or Elise by Sunday 23rd.

Ladies’ Club dinner is at the Lion Hotel on Tuesday 2nd October.

Autumn Course on Prayer: at least three groups will be offering the Diocesan Prayer Course ‘Finding God in all things’, starting this or next month. See the noticeboard for more information and to sign up.

Church Deep Clean on Saturday 6 October from 9 am. It’s time for our annual clean of the ledges, crevices and corners that our regular weekly church cleaners are not able to do. We have a selection of vacuums, dusters and brushes, but extra tools are helpful, particularly those with long handles.

Friends of Pagham Church: Tapas evening in the church on Saturday 13 October at 7.30 pm. BYO drinks, and enjoy tasty food in good company. All profits for Raise The Roof fund. More details and sign-up sheet on noticeboard.

Informal Songs of Praise, Sunday 14 October at 5 pm: a chance to come and sing old favourites and learn a few new favourites!

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: see leaflets at the back of church on how to fill boxes for family or elderly, or consider supplying some items and/or money to help with the costs. More information from Trudi. Boxes need to be returned by Sunday 4 November.

Sponsor a Silhouette for the centenary of the end of WW1, for our afternoon event on 11 November. We have been awarded 10 bench silhouettes to commemorate the fallen. 21 men of Pagham died in the conflict; could we sponsor another 11 (£42 each)? View on the website therebutnotthere.org.uk. Speak to the vicar or churchwardens if you can help with this.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘A Glass of Blessings’ by Barbara Pym. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further info.