Weekly Pews News

No. 771

Colour of the season: White







Collect for the day:  Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.



Collect Second Sunday of Easter:  Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of 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.


Psalm Response for Second Sunday of Easter:

This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Easter Day                                                        (W)                                                                                                                                                             
5.30am Easter Vigil and Dawn Eucharist, followed by champagne breakfast
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 3: 1-7, John 20: 1-10

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 10: 34-43, Luke 24: 1-12

Hymns: 14, 583,463, 201

Communion: 516, 336 x 2, 905, 785

5.00pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Isaiah 43: 1-21, 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11




Sunday 27th March – Easter Day

Intention: Pray for Peace; for the European Union and the United Nations Organisation. Anniversary: Kenneth Winfield M.B.E (2002)


Monday 28th March Monday of Easter Week

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)


Tuesday 29th March Tuesday of Easter Week

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)


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 30th March Wednesday of Easter Week

Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District. Anniversary: John Griffin (1988)


10.00am         Holy Communion

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Judith’s (267678) – 40 The Causeway


Thursday 31st March – Thursday of Easter Week

Intention: Pray for those married here and preparing for marriage this year; for family life and especially for any families facing adversity.

Anniversaries: Amelia Rutterford (1973), Harold Archer (1995),

Captain Frank Hope R.N. (2008)


9.15am                       Parish Pilgrimage to Christchurch



Friday 1st April – Friday of Easter Week

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King,

Colin Wood, Bill Meyer, Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox Rusbridge.


Saturday 2nd April Saturday of Easter Week

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


Next Sunday Second Sunday of Easter                                 (W)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 5: 4-12, John 20: 19-23

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 5: 27-32,Revelation 1: 4-8,

John 20: 19 -end

Hymns: 53, 705, 754, 198

Communion: 3, 450, 905

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Isobel Aldred, Elizabeth Dove, Adrian, Brian Pope, David Atkins, David Nash, David and Rita Thompson, Greg Huet, Winifred, Elsie, Gwynneth, Charles and Jean Marchant.


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: Catherine Marter, Benji, Joan Mackenzie, Luke Jeffrey, William Isott.

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 Otto Parker on his baptism on 3rd April and for his parents and godparents.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Dukes Meadow, Durham Close, East Front Road, Elm Close, Esher Clase and Fletcher Close


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


Sunday 3rd April

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; for our own godchildren.


Monday 4th April Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford. Anniversary: Robert McCleland (2001), Edward Balk (1999)


Tuesday 5th April

Intention: Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club and Youth Group. Anniversary David Morrison (2015)


7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.45pm                       Ladies Club   – Speaker – Jim Weston, former theatrical agent


Wednesday 6th April

Intention: Pray for our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and John Sentamu of York; for the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; for the worldwide Anglican Communion. Anniversary: Nellie Horlock (2009), Joyce Burns (2011)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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


Thursday 7th April

Intention: Pray for our schools, colleges and universities; for all teachers and learners, governors and administrators. Anniversary: John Fairclough (2001)


Friday 8th April

Intention: Pray for the hungry, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers; for the work of The Church Army, Christian Aid and all relief agencies. Anniversary: Philip Smith   (2005)


Saturday 9th April – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Intention: Pray for the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP and MEP.





Easter thanks – sincere thanks to all who have helped in so many ways with preparing the church for Easter and with services and feastings – Alleluia.


Christian Aid: Thank you to all who supported the Super Soup lunch in aid of Chrisitian Aid, and especially to those who weren’t able to make it but donated anyway. We raised £221.50. For those of you who are taking part in Count Your blessings this Lent, there will be a collection plate at the back of the Church over Easter to return your form and donation.


Friends’ Quiz Night: Saturday 9th April, 2016 at Pagham Church Centre, 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets – £10, includes a Fish and Chip supper, (£9 for Members, £5 for under 12’s). Bring your own drinks. Sign-up sheet at back of church or see Richard Druce for tickets – Tel: 07825 309585.


St George’s day Night to Remember: Friday 22nd April 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Roast Beef followed by Apple Crumble. Tickets – Adults £15, under 12’s £7.50.

‘Friends’ members £14. Tickets and details – Stephen 266800/Richard 07825309585


Pagham Concert Series: The next concert is entitled ‘Have guitar – will travel ….’ and will be held on Saturday 16th April 2016 at 7.30pm. This promises to be an evening of some of the most beautiful guitar music ever written, performed by Amanda Cook. Tickets £12.50 and £10 concessions. Available on 07758 657775, via paghamconcerts@hotmail.com and in church.


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.


Pilgrimage to Christchurch Priory, Dorset – Thursday 31st March

The coach is scheduled to depart from Pagham Parade at 09.15am and leave the Church Centre, Nyetimber lane at 09.30am. Estimated time of arrival in Christchurch being 11.30/11.45. return journey will depart from Christchurch at 6.30pm. The final cost is £25 and includes return coach travel, pre-booked

buffet lunch and a Guided Tour of the Priory church.


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