Weekly Pews News

No. 801

Colour of the season: G


Date: 23rd October 2016


Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity–Bible Sunday

Collect for the day:

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and forever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Psalm response: When your word goes forth it gives light.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity–Bible Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion

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

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 45: 22-end, Psalm 119: 129-136, Romans 15:1-6, Luke 4: 16-24

Hymns: 684, Sheet, 485, 231Communion: 343, 374, 915

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 23rd October

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


Monday 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)


Tuesday 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)


7.00pm           The Eucharist

Wednesday 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)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

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


Thursday 27th October

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

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


Friday 28th October – Simon & 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.


Saturday 29th October – James Hannington

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

Anniversary: Roy Marley (1990), Fintan Kennedy (1995)


Weekday Morning Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Jeanne Dalton, Sylvia, Elizabeth Dove, Gerald Hume, Lynda Hacker, Chrissie, the Hughes family, Annabelle Peters, Avril Railton, Diane, Gary, Bob

Riding, Chris.


We pray for those who have died: Keith Bennett, Mary Ball.


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 remember in our prayers: church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: 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 Fairway and The Glade.


We pray for Tearfund 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday All Saints’ Sunday                                                     (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 7: 2-12, Matthew 5: 1-12

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Daniel 7: 1-3, 15-18, Luke 6: 20-31

Hymns: 684, 420, 485, 231

Communion: 343, 374, 915

5.00pm Evening Prayer –Common Worship

Isaiah 65: 17-end, Hebrews 11: 32-12: 2



Big Sleepout: Thank you to all who sponsored the group sleeping out at the cathedral last week. Do please get your donations in, so they can be sent on to Stonepillow for their important work.


Annual Memorial Service is on Sunday 6th November at 3.30pm followed by refreshments. All are welcome to attend to remember loved-ones who have died. If you wish for someone’s name to be read out please add it to the list at the back of church.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need.


2016 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 6th 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 – 263597/07703597353.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th November at 8pm, or Thursday 17th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


PCC Away Day is on Saturday 29th October at The Bishop’s Palace 10am -3pm. All church members are welcome to attend as we will be looking at the |Bible, ready for the forthcoming Year of the Bible. Do sign on the sheet to say you are attending and please bring a bible.


All Souls’ Day: St Richard Singers will perform Fauré’s Requiem at the All Souls’ Day Service on Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm at St George’s, Cleveland Road, Chichester.


Bishop Luffa applications for September 2017 – any parent who wishes to apply for their child to attend Bishop Luffa School next year needs to make an appointment with Mark please.

Parish Pilgrimage 2017: Parish Pilgrimage 2017 to Launde Abbey is going to be Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June. Cost per adult is £200 or more. A provisional booking has been made, so do please speak to Mark ASAP if you would like to be added to the list.


Christmas Market and Craft Fair: This event is being held at the Village Hall on 26th November. Donations needed for stalls include: Raffle prizes, Chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, Empty wine bottles, bottle bags, Christmas decorations and items etc. Please leave in the boxes at back of church. Volunteer sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.

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.