Weekly Pews News

No. 820

Colour of the season: G


Date: 26th February 2017


The Sunday next before Lent


Collect for the day:


Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Psalm: You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  The Sunday next before Lent                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13, Luke 18: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 24: 12-end, Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1: 16-end, Matthew 17: 1-9

Hymns: 684, 162, 413, 108

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Ecclesiasticus 48: 1-10, Matthew 17: 1-23


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 26th February

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

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

Monday 27th February – George Herbert

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

Anniversary: Ernest Cornell (1993), Audrey Nicholls (2016)


Tuesday 28th February – Shrove Tuesday

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: Lilian Hamerton (1992)


Wednesday 1st March – Ash Wednesday

Intention: Pray for 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.

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


10.00am        Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

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

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

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

4.00pm       The Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

8.00pm       Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes


Thursday 2nd March – Chad

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


Friday 3rd March

Intention: Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those baptised and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents or sponsors; fFor our own godchildren.

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


Saturday 4th March

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.

Anniversary: Margaret Bell (1994), Douglas Pennicott (1999)


9.30am           Sinners Lenten Creative Quiet Morning



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Eva Maltby, Barbara Waldron, Simon Woods, Wendy Donovan, Jane Prater, Aimee.


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: Roger Bonnick


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, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Channel View, Church Lane, Church Way.


We pray for Christian Solidarity Worldwide 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 the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. 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 First Sunday of Lent                                                  (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10, Matthew 4: 1-11

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5: 12-19, Matthew 4: 1-11

Hymns: 1379, 705, 190, 32

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal


TODAY: Exploring the Heritage of Pagham Church and Village: This next event in our Raise the Roof Appeal. Entry is by donation and refreshments are available for sale all afternoon with talks at 4.00pm and 5.00pm. If you have any Pagham memorabilia or ideas speak to Stephen Cox-Rusbridge or Mark.


Sinners Lenten Creative Quiet Morning: Saturday 4th March 9.30am -12pm St Thomas à Becket Church. All welcome. Start lent with a period of quiet reflection. During the morning we will come together to pray and reflect upon Lent, then spend time apart for prayerful reflection in stillness, in creating, in reading or walking. We will finish with Holy Communion together.


10K anyone? A team from the congregation (including our very our curate and vicar’s wife) are running the Bognor Prom 10K to raise money for the Raising the Roof campaign. The event is on Sunday 21st May 2017. If you are interested, please speak to Graham Jones or email grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com’.


Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday: 28th February 3-5pm at the Vicarage all are welcome to come for a pancake and glass of something (or few) and donations to the work of the Church Urban Fund (no Eucharist that evening); then 1st March is the beginning of Lent with services and ashing at 10am, 4pm and 8pm – all encouraged to attend one of these.


Lent leaflet: Do please take a copy of this home to enter fully into this special season.


Confirmation: If any adults might be interested in exploring this next step in their faith do please speak to Mark or Jo as there is a confirmation service in June. A separate teenage group is also going to be prepared.


PAGHAM CHURCH LADIES CLUB: AGM with a party food buffet will start at 7pm on Tuesday 7th March in the Church Centre.   Contact Janet on 262434 for further information.


Quiz Night for Church Roof: St Ninian’s are very kindly hosting a quiz night for our Roof Appeal on Saturday 4th March 6 for 6.30pm. Tickets are £6 and include a Ploughman’s Supper and are available from Bernie and Mandy Taylor on 262414.


Renewal of Electoral Roll: Our annual updating begins on Sunday 26th February. Fill in a form if you are not on the church electoral roll or let Mark know if you have changed any details, e.g. moved house or changed e-mail address.