Shoe Box Appeal – Please fill a box if you can and return to church by 3rd November.
Parish book is ‘Blessings’ by Mary Craig. Sign-up sheets on Book Group notice board in church. Discussion groups Thurs 7th Nov, 10am and Mon 11th Nov at 8pm. Elise.
Quiet Day at Crawley Down Monastery. Saturday 30th November. Please sign up on the notice board.
Pram Race. A team is required for this year’s Pram Race. Our theme will be The Ten Commandments. A list will be put up in church, we need 15 volunteers (Email: email@example.com)
Church trip to the panto. Robin Hood at the AlexanderTheatre, Bognor Regis. Sat 21st Dec, 2.30pm. £9 each. Please see Jeanette for tickets (07704864836). Sign up list on church notice board.
Christmas Fair: 10am–1.00pm on Sat 16th Nov. Help is urgently needed with this fund-raising event. We will be collecting donated items for the stalls in the box at the back of church, or contact Trudi (263597). We are looking for goods for the hamper, items for the raffle & tombola, Christmas goods, unwanted gifts, fancy goods, jewellery, good quality toys, books, jigsaws etc. Lists are on the notice board for volunteers for the stalls.
Chinese Meal (home cooked) in aid of the Friends of St Thomas A’Becket Church. Sat 2nd Nov, 7.30pm at ParishChurch Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Variety of Chinese dishes and dessert for £10. Bring own drinks. Sign up on Church notice board, ticket money to Carole/Rich Druce by 28/10/13, Tel: 07732768890, for further info and reservations.
The Craft Fair was successful and we would like to thank all those who helped out, with special thanks to Bruce, Roger and Rich, Mo, Glenda and Jean, and Barbara Crewe and her Ladies Meetings’ team. Carole Druce will now run such events. A big thank you to Diane for all she has done over the past 9 years. Next year’s Craft and Gift Fairs will be on May 26th and Sat 8th.
School Governor for Nyewood Infants – Anyone who might be interested in this important Christian ministry please see Mark for more details.
Sewing Group Thurs 7th Nov, 2pm, at Gilly Naylor’s – Millstone Cottage, Church Lane.
Men’s Group – Sat 30th Nov, 8pm, at The Inglenook
Annual Memorial Service – Service on Sunday 17th November, 4pm, for families who have been bereaved in the past year or so. Any others are most welcome to attend. Whether you can or cannot come, do add names of loved-ones for whom you would like us to pray on the sheet at the back of church.
Church diaries 2014 – These are available in church. Do pick one up. There is no charge, but any donations are welcome.
Our new website is now ready to view at http://paghamchurch.org. To add content about your group/photos/descriptions of recent events, Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Elise)
Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: email@example.com
Pews News – Glenda can be contacted on 263537 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church of St Thomas a’Becket, Pagham
Weekly Pews News
No.647 27th October 2013
Colour of the season: Green
Last Sunday after Trinity
Collect for the day:
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning; help us to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
The Response to Psalm 84: Happy are they who dwell in your house!
Our Opportunities for Worship today
|8am||Holy CommunionReadings: Philippians 1:3-11, Matthew 18:21-end|
|9.45 am||Parish Eucharist Readings: Ecclesiasticus 35: 12-17, Psalm 84:1-7, 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18, Luke 18: 9-14
Hymns: 169, 101, 374, 281
|6.00 pm||Evening Prayer (Celtic)|
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 October Last Sunday after Trinity
Intention: Pray for peace. For the European Union & The United Nations Organisation.
Anniversaries: Joyce Allam (1976), Edith Daniell (1998)
8.00 am Holy Communion
9.45 am Parish Eucharist
6.00 pm Evening Prayer (Celtic)
Monday 28th October Simon and Jude, Apostles
Intention: Pray for vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; for our theological colleges and for all ordinands in training.
10.30 am Coffee and scripture at Julia’s, 5 The Ridings (266545)
7.30 pm Prayer Group meeting in Church
Tuesday 29th October James Hannington Bishop of Equatorial Africa, 1885
Intention: Pray for Christian Unity. 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.
Anniversaries: Roy Marley (1990) Fintan Kennedy (1995)
7.00 pm The Eucharist
Wednesday 30th October
Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches and for the work of Churches together in Bognor Regis & District.
Anniversary: Emily Evans (1993)
10.00 am Holy Communion
12 noonLuncheon Club at St Ninian’s
2-4pm Knit and Natter at Glenda’s, 31 Sea Lane, 263537
Thursday 31st October Martin Luther Reformer, 1546
Intention: Pray for our family & friends.
Anniversaries: Alfred Thorell (1964), Jean McDermott (2000), Eric Towler (2004)
Friday 1st November
Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Colin Wood and Bill Meyer, Lay Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Trudi Kearsley and David Smith, our prospective Curate: Jo King. Anniversaries: Florence Fagg (1991)
7.30 pm Cursillo re-union at Di`s 103 West Front Road, 268712
Saturday 2nd November
Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.
Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer
No morning and evening prayer in church this week
Registered Charity No 1134842
Prayers and Intentions
For urgent prayer contact Angela Halfacree to activate the Prayer Chain (Tel: 864353).
For longer-term prayer needs contact Colin Wood (Tel: 264192).
We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Terry Haskell, Janet Porter, June and Debbie Dunkin, Sue Clark, Ethan May,
Judy March, Catherine, Darren, Wendy Donovan.
We give thanks to God that Elizabeth Pett is now much better
We pray for those who have died recently, Roy Burtenshaw, Des Denny,
Norman Porter and John Clark 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 Ashley Campbell and his family during his tour in Afghanistan.
Parish Pastoral Care Course: There will be a course next January to equip a team of ‘parish visitors’. Start thinking and praying about whether this might be where God is calling you and if interested, see Mark. Examples of visiting would be the bereaved, baptism families, the sick and housebound.
Walsingham 2014 – The parish visit to Walsingham has been booked from 9th to 13th June. Should you be interested in joining our pilgrimage, please add you name to the list which is on the white notice board in the South Aisle. Please speak to Roland if you would like more information about Walsingham.
Chichester Cathedral. Our parish will be prayed for at Chichester Cathedral on Thursday 14th November 2013. Details available on notice board – sign the list by Sunday November 3rd if you wish to attend. We have been invited for tea at 4.30pm in Cloisters Café followed at 5.30pm by Sung Evensong. Guided tour of cathedral may be possible (min 6 people). Further info from June Baker (our Parish/Cathedral link) Tel: 262344.
Thank you for your prayers and good wishes since my recent stroke. Your love and care has meant so much to me. Gillian Purvis.
|Next Sunday||All Saints’ Sunday (W)|
Readings: Revelation 7: 2-12, Matthew 5: 1-12
|9.45am||Parish EucharistReadings: Daniel 7: 1-3, 15-18, Luke 6: 20-31
Baptisms of Benjamin Webb, Alfie Wignall-Jones & Curtis Ellis
Hymns: 169, 101, 374, 281
|6.00pm||Evening Prayer – Common Worship
Readings: Isaiah 65: 17-end, Hebrews 11: 32-12: 2