Weekly Pews News

No. 774

Colour of the season: W

Date: 24th April 2016


Fifth Sunday of Easter



Collect for the day:


Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Response to Psalm: Praise, O praise the name of the Lord.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fifth Sunday of Easter                                      (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 5)

Readings: James 1: 17-21, John 16: 5-15

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 11: 1-18, Psalm 148, Revelation 21: 1-6, John 13: 31-35

Hymns: 433, 311, 470, 435

Communion: 517, 35, 386.

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Daniel 6: 1-23, Mark 15: 46-16: 8


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 24th April

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


Monday 25th April – Mark

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: Owen Lewis (1996), Hilda Boddy (2000), Alan Dudley (2007)


Tuesday 26th April

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


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 27th April

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

Anniversary: Pamela Clift (2000)


10.00am        Holy Communion

12.00noon   Luncheon Club – St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

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

2-4pm         Knit and Natter at Sue’s – 1 Church Way (262915)

3.15pm       Funeral of Munro Edwards in church

Thursday 28th April

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.

Anniversary: Ronald Reed (1985)


Friday 29th April – Catherine of Siena

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: Ernest Webb (2003), Derek Willson (2006)


Saturday 30th April

Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District.



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, Jean Marchant, Ross Parker, Wendy, Charlotte Wiseman, Ann Harney, David and Rita Thompson, Ellen, Jill Burgess, Jean McDonald, Gary Jenkins.

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


We pray for those who have died recently: Jack Ridgway, Charles Marchant, Gladys Dell, Derek Bech, Munro Edwards, Sheila Hart, Shirley Bass, Joyce Rosevear


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Harbour View Road and Heron Mead.


We pray for the ministry of the Church Army, whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her 90th birthday.




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 276949.


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 Sixth Sunday of Easter                                    (W)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 6)

Readings: James 1: 22-end, John 16: 23b-33

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 16: 9-15, Psalm 67, Revelation 21: 10, 22-22: 5, John 14: 23-29

Hymns: 450, 475, 398, 485

Communion: 99, 555, 201

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Nones




Derek Bech: We were saddened to hear news of Derek’s death recently and offer our condolences to his family. Derek’s funeral will be here in church at 2pm on Wednesday 4th May.


Munro Edwards: We have also heard of Munro’s death last week and send our sympathy to Susan and all the family. Munro’s funeral is this Wednesday at 3.15pm.


Art Exhibition: The staging for this event will be assembled on Thursday 28th April from 10 o’clock. If you are able to assist please just turn up, or speak to Mike Wake or Trudi Kearsley. Hanging of the paintings takes place between 6 and 8 on Thursday evening and help would be appreciated.


Ascension Day: This great festival is on Thursday 5th May. All are encouraged to attend a service for their communion at 10am, 4pm or 8pm.


Safeguarding: A Child Protection Safeguarding Training course is to be held at St Pancras Church, Chichester on Thursday 5th May from 7–9.30 pm.   If you are interested in attending this course, in particular new members of the PCC and anyone currently working with our children who have not had any relevant training in the past 5 years, please do your best to attend. Please let Jan know if you are able to attend (jan.brockhurst@btinternet.com).


St Andrews Chapel: We need volunteer painters for this on Saturday 7th May starting at 9.00am. We hope to have enough brushes, rollers etc. but it might be helpful to bring your own just in case. Find out more from Mike (264254) or Stephen (266800) or just turn up on the day.


Support CMS: Alison Blenkinsop (Tel: 261131) is taking part in a 10K ‘Walk with Jesus’ from Goodwood on Saturday 7th May, to raise funds for the Church Mission Society. Sponsorship forms are at the back of church if you wish to support this worthy cause.


EU Referendum Discussion Evening: All are welcome to descend upon The Lamb on Wednesday 11th May 7 for 7.30pm for a free-flowing evening of putting the world to rights on Britain and the EU!


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “God before Breakfast – Thoughts for the Day” by Angela Tilby. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 16th May at 8pm or Thursday 19th May at 10am.


Good News sponsorship: It is wonderful that this leaflet goes to every household in the parish, but for us to be able to afford it please consider sponsoring an issue for £50, whether for a special occasion or in memory of a loved-one or anonymously. Thank you.

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