Weekly Pews News

No. 824

Colour of the season: P

Date: 26th March 2017


Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday

Collect for the day:


God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; 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.


Amen.Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 4: 21-end, John 6: 1-14

9.45am Family Eucharist

Colossians 3: 12-17, John 19: 25b-27

Hymns: 25, 184, 182, 819

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Samuel 16: 1-13, John 9


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 March

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


Monday 27th March

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

Anniversary: Kenneth Winfield (2002)


2pm   Burial of ashes of Philip Rhodes


Tuesday 28th March

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: Frank Myatt           (1981)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 29th March

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: Jean Jackson (2001)


10.00am        Holy Communion

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)

7.30pm       Stations of the Cross


Thursday 30th March

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

Anniversary: John Griffin            (1988)


Friday 31st March

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.

Anniversary: Amelia Lolley Rutterford (1973), Harold Archer (1995), Captain Frank Hope (2008)


Saturday 1st April

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: Adrian Smith (2016)



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, Roger Watts, Ken, Carole, Alison, Geoff and Jean Ide, Isabelle Elliott, Prim, Mary Edwards, Sonia, Simon Woods, Richard, Mavis Toogood.


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: George Connell, Vivienne Godfrey and Philip Rhodes.


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 Eastmead, Edwen Close, Ellis Way.


We pray for the soul of Reginald Dell, son of Pagham, killed in the Great War, 26th March 1917.




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).


Next Sunday Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passiontide begins                (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Hebrews 9: 11-15, John 8: 46-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 Hymns:

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal




Holy Week sign-up sheets: please add your names to the various ministries and to indicate attendance at services with catering over Holy Week and Easter.


Charitable Giving: at our last meeting the PCC voted to support four new charities as suggested by church members: Bible Society, Pagham Flood Defence Trust, Shelter Box (providing emergency aid in humanitarian crises) and Woodlarks (providing holidays for those with disabilities).


Co-Op Card Local Community Fund: Do you shop in the Co-op? Do you have a members card? Have you selected us as your charity? There are just a few weeks to go to nominate us as your charity. If you are a member you need to log on to your account and ensure that you have selected the Raise the Roof campaign the 1% of all your shopping will come to the fund.


Fundraising Auction for Raise the Roof: this event is on Friday 28th April at 7.00pm. If you have an item or promise to be one of the lots please speak to Mark and get a form. And start spreading the word with friends and neighbours to come on the night as we already have some excellent lots!


Christian Aid Count Your Blessings During Lent: Please help us in supporting Christian Aid once again during Lent, there will be Super Soup lunch at the vicarage on Thursday 6th April 12 – 2pm, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard.


Easter Pilgrimage 2017: Wimbourne Minster is the venue for the Easter Pilgrimage on Saturday April 22nd If you wish to join the group, please sign the ‘Wimbourne Minster’ sheet which is on the white notice board situated in the South Aisle; closing date for bookings 2nd April.


Good News: Our monthly newsletter ‘Good News’ is an important part of our outreach. We currently have a number of vacant rounds and are seeking deliverers for: Edwin Close (27), Honeysuckle Drive (60), Laurel Drive (20), Springfirld, Pryors Way and Oakland Court Flats (53) and Pagham Road – Church Way – Sea Lane (40) ; if you can help speak to Mo Hatzfeld (268576), Trudi Kearsley (263597).


Raise the Roof Cook Book 2017: We are compiling a Cook Book to sell in aid of Raise the Roof. We need you to share your recipes – Starters, Mains, Desserts, Cakes, Snacks, Party Food, BBQ food etc. Details on the noticeboard or speak to David Smith (263560) or Trudi Kearsley (263597).

Free Passiontide Concert: is to be held at St George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester on Monday 3rd April at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.