Curate – We wish Jo and family joy in their new home and a happy summer holiday. Jo’s stipend begins on 1st September, so we look forward to her starting full-time with us then.
The Friends of St Thomas a’ Becket Church are holding their annual golf day at the Church Farm mini golf course on Saturday 6th September 2014. The cost will be £7.00 per entrant and the start (tee off) times will be from 11.00 a.m. Please put your name on the list at the back of the church. The prize giving will be at The Lamb Inn afterwards. Tickets can be purchased from Michael Biggs in church or phone 263537
Families Barbecue – Sunday 7 September at the Vicarage after church. All Sunday School families and helpers welcome.
Parish Book Group – To mark the First World War Centenary, over the summer we will be reading “Regeneration” by Pat Barker. Further information and sign-up sheets on Book Group notice board. Discussion groups: Monday 15th September at 8pm & Thursday 18th Sept at 10am.
Pilgrim – Further to Mark’s sermon do please see him if you would like to be involved in leading or helping with the Pilgrim Course and please everyone prayerfully consider if there is someone you might be able to invite to try the course, which will start in October. Literature to follow soon.
Knit and natter will restart in September – date to be advised.
Luncheon Club meets on alternate Wednesdays at St. Ninian`s hall.
They need more people to join them to help keep costs down. They are a lively bunch who enjoy a good meal and happy company. The next lunch is Wednesday 3rd September. Free transport is available. Please contact Jean on 268801.
Our church is beautiful as you know
It takes elbow grease to make it so.
More hands will add to this power
So once a month will you spare an hour?
One lady cleans three weeks in four
From a parish the size of ours, this is poor.
Soon the church won`t be clean
Unless you will please join a team.
The kids return to school in September
That would be a good time to remember
That our hardworking team leader Sue
Really needs some help from you
Please phone Sue on 261839
Or email email@example.com
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The Church of St Thomas a’Becket, Pagham
Weekly Pews News
No.688 24th August 2014
Colour of the season: Red
Bartholomew the Apostle
Collect for the day: Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your word: grant that your Church may love that word which he believed and may faithfully preach and receive the same; 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.
Response to psalm 145: The Lord is loving to everyone
0ur Opportunities for Worship today
|Bartholomew the Apostle (R)|
Readings: 1Acts 5: 12-16, Luke 22: 24-30
Readings: Isaiah 43: 8-13, Psalm 145: 1-7, Acts 5: 12-16, Luke 22: 24-30
Hymns: 552, 736, 195, 695 Communion: 47, 17, 181
|Evening Prayer – Common Worship
Readings: Ecclesiasticus 39: 1-10, Matthew 10: 1-22
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 August
Intention: Pray for the Church’s worldwide mission; for all the missionary societies and for The Bible Society.
8.00 am Holy Communion
9.45 am Parish Eucharist
5.00 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship
Monday 25th August
Intention: Pray for our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy & people; for the work of Diocesan Synod & Church House; for the witness of Chichester Cathedral.
7.30pm Bell Ringers
Tuesday 26th August
Intention: Pray for the elderly, lonely & bereaved; for all those in residential care and those who care for them.
Anniversary: Raymond Johnson de Marvine (1981)
7.00pm The Eucharist
Wednesday 27th August Monica
Intention: Pray for Peace. For the European Union & The United nations Organisation.
10.00am Holy Communion
Thursday 28th August Augustine of Hippo
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: Robert Lack (1979)
Friday 29th August Beheading of John the Baptist
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: Eric Lock (2003)
Saturday 30th August John Bunyan
Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis & District.
Anniversaries: Primrose Green (1973), William Smith (1996)
11.30am Wedding of Daniel Courcier & Kerri-Anne Edwards
1.30pm Wedding of Christopher Hayden & Corinne Cardwell
Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer
Morning prayer: Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am
Evening Prayer: Tuesday to Thursday 5.20 pm. Friday 4.30pm
No evening prayer on Saturday
Prayers and Intentions
We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Robin & Anthea Potter, Gerry Mitchell, Dawn Spurway, Elizabeth, Sandra, Luke, Ian Turner, Kathy Camille, Angela, June, Ray, Rosemary, Shannon, Richard, Sylvia, Bebe
To add someone to the prayer list either write their name on the board near the church door or let Mark or the editors of Pews News know. We will pray for that person for about a month. After a month the name can be added again, but it is the responsibility of the one who made the initial request. Also please include start date on your request.
For urgent prayer contact Gillian Purvis to activate the Prayer Chain (Tel: 267597)
We pray for those who have died recently: Jill Ziolkowski, Annette Richards and 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 Daniel Courcier & Kerri-Anne Edwards and Christopher Hayden & Corinne Cardwell whose weddings are this Saturday.
We Pray for Richard and Luke who are on tour in Afghanistan.
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|Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (G)|
Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11, Luke 18: 9-14
Readings: Jeremiah 15: 15-21, Psalm 26: 1-8, Romans 12: 9-end, Matthew 16: 21-end
Hymns: 161, 658, 428, 281 Communion: 417, 45, 67
|Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer
Readings: 2 Kings 6: 24-25; 7: 3-end, Acts 18: 1-16