Weekly Pews News

No. 18-8


Date: 25th February 2018

Collect for the day

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response – All the ends of the earth shall turn to you, O 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.

                              Second Sunday of Lent                     (P)
8 am Holy Communion  

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8; Matthew 15: 21-28

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22: 23–end; Romans 4: 13–end; Mark 8: 31–end
Hymns: 756, 18, 626, 305

12.00 Baptism of Florence Rush
5.00 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Genesis 12: 1-9; Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16


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

Sunday 25th February

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester and Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy and people; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Monday 26th February

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

8 pm                   Book group at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Alan Faulkner (1976); Edith Warren (1982)

Tuesday 27th February – George Herbert

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

1.30 pm      Funeral of Hazel Rogers

7 pm               The Eucharist
Anniversary: Ernest Cornell (1993); Audrey Nicholls (2016)

Wednesday 28th February

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

10 am             Holy Communion
12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)
6 pm           Baptism rehearsal
7.30 pm      Stations of the Cross

Anniversary: Lilian Hamerton (1992)  

Thursday 1st March – David

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer and Trevor Marshall; Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

10 am                  Book group at the Vicarage

Anniversary: Alan Dalrymple (1990); Phyllis Burrow (2000)       

Friday 2nd March – Chad

Intention: our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

Saturday 3rd March
Intention: the Pilgrim Course – leaders and participants; those baptised and confirmed here during the year, and their parents, godparents or sponsors; our own godchildren.

9.20 am      Year of Prayer taster session

Anniversary: Michael Fielder (1989); Ronald Bosher (2006)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Maureen Howard, Bill Mitchell, Ellen Earwaker, Lynette, Gillian Grimmond, Lynne, James, Maureen Howland, Jane Prater, Mavis Eede, Bo Campling, Clare, Joe.

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

Those who have died recently: Barbara Nash, Dave Merritt, Hazel Rogers, Eileen Gower, Al, Joan Dray, Edna Puttock.

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: Buckland Drive, Canterbury Close, Cardinals Drive.

We pray for Pagham Flood Defence Trust, one of our supported charities.

We pray for Florence Rush on the day of her baptism, and for her parents and godparents.

We pray for Gemma Green as the Bishops’ Advisers come to their decision about her call to ordained ministry. She is very grateful for our support.


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

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

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News – Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

Next Sunday                  Third Sunday of Lent                  (P)
8.00 am Holy Communion  

Readings: Ephesians 5: 1-14; Luke 11: 14-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 20: 1-17; Psalm 19;

1 Corinthians 1: 18-25; John 2: 13-22
Hymns: 19, 327, 149, Sheet

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Informal



Lenten disciplines: see the mauve Lent, Holy Week and Easter leaflet for various opportunities and resources.

Spiritual direction or assistance in prayer is available from one of the ministerial team.

All are invited to attend our regular services of Morning and Evening Prayer: 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday, 8.30 am Friday;
5 pm Monday and Thursday. See also ideas for eco-living such as The Seven Rs at http://www.greenchristian.org.uk/.

Church Electoral Roll: the Annual Revision is now under way. If you aren’t yet on the Church membership list, or your details have changed, please fill in a form or check with Mark.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): from May, Data Protection law is changing, which affects all organisations and charities, including ourselves. As a result, we have produced a consent form for everyone to fill in, to state if and how you are happy for us to contact you about church life matters. Do please get these forms back to a church officer as soon as possible.

Fairtrade Fortnight 26th Feb–11th March. If you can help with a display and fundraising cake sale after the main service on Sunday 4th March, ring Alison Blenkinsop on 261131. https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

Women’s World Day of Prayer: Friday 2nd March at 10.30 am, at St Mary’s, Felpham – leaflets are on the back table. This service is for men, women and children, and is written by women in Suriname; the theme is All God’s creation is very good! https://www.wwdp.org.uk/

Ladies’ Club AGM: Tuesday 6th March at 7pm, with food and informal entertainment for all. Enquiries to Barbara Crew, 264071.

Bognor Food Bank are asking for toiletries (especially men’s), UHT milk and long-life fruit juices, coffee, packs of custard, rice pudding and sponge puddings, and carrier bags. The collection box is near the church door for donated items, which are very gratefully received.