Weekly Pews News

No. 8364

Colour of the season: G

Date: 27th August 2017



Eleventh Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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.


Psalm response: Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Eleventh Sunday after Trinity                               (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11, Luke 18: 9-14

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 1: 8-2: 10, Psalm 124, Romans 12: 1-8, Matthew 16: 13-20

Hymns: 8, 166,340, 195 Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Robin Murphy
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

2 Kings 6: 8-23, Acts 17: 15-end


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 27th August

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


Monday 28th August – Augustine

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)


Tuesday 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), Hilda Hughes (2015)


Wednesday 30th August – John Bunyan

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

Anniversary: Primrose Green (1973), William Smith (1996)


10.00am        Holy Communion

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


Thursday 31st August – Aidan

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.


Friday 1st September

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.


Saturday 2nd September

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













We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Isobelle, Arthur Harrison, Raymond, Amy, Harrison, Katie, Sandy, Gill, Paul, Clare, Annie, Roxanne, Mark, Kellie, Katie, Eloise, Ethel Hadfield, Celia, Val, Mavis Eede, Wendy Donovan, Jean.


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: Ann Fletcher, Colin Neal, Tony Spencer, Roger.


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 church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Pam Ryan, 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 Regis Avenue, Ross Close, Sandy Road.


We pray for Robin Murphy and his parents and godparents on the day of her baptism.


We pray for Alison Blenkinsop and Gemma Green as they are admitted as Lay Ministers of Holy Communion.


We pray for Tearfund whose work we support 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.


Next Sunday Twelfth Sunday after Trinity                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9, Mark 7: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 3: 1-15, Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45b, Romans 12: 9-end, Matthew 16: 21-end

Hymns: 367, 437, 163, 887 Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



Gemma Green: today is Gemma’s last Sunday with us before she begins a Pastoral Assistant’s role at Holy Innocents’ Hornsey, London. We wish her God’s blessings upon this and upon her and the Church’s discernment of her priestly calling.


Parish Pilgrimage to Launde Abbey 2018: we will be going again to Launde from 29th May -1st June next year. It was such a success and places may be limited, so do sign up on the sheet ASAP if you wish to go.


Church diaries 2018: these are now available at the back of church. There is no charge, though you are welcome to make a donation.


Ladies Club: invite you to their meeting on Tuesday 5th September at 7.45 pm at The Church Centre when Jim Weston will give a talk entitled ‘So you want to be a birdwatcher’.


Raise the Roof: the Rotary Club has returned all the money raised by our 10K runners plus Rotary’s top-up and it came to a staggering £3280! Thank you again all our heroic runners and their generous sponsors.


Pilgrim: this autumn we are offering the Pilgrim Bible Course. It is a six-week course and all are strongly encouraged to join a group, whether you have tried Pilgrim before or not, especially as our Year of the Bible continues. Sign-up sheets are on the board.


Choral Evensong with scratch choir: all are welcome on Sunday 17th September at 3.30pm to come for an informal rehearsal for Choral Evensong followed by refreshments and then all to sing the service together at 5pm: “O Lord, open thou our lips!”


Raise The Roof Cook Book: Now available at £5.00 a copy – all proceeds to the ‘Raise the Roof Appeal’. Please see either David Smith or Trudi Kearsley if you would like to buy a copy. Thank you to all who shared their favourite recipes to allow us to create this book.


Church Families BBQ: Sunday 10th September 12.30pm at The Vicarage. All families should have received an invitation to this, please do remember to let Elise or Mark know if you are coming so they can arrange the right amount of food.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood. Join a discussion group on Monday 11th September at 8pm, or Thursday 14th September at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.