Weekly Pews News

No. 767

Colour of the season: Purple

Date: 28th February 2016


Third Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day:

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; 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.


Post-Communion prayer:

Heavenly Father, as we celebrate this year of mercy: open the doors of our hearts and minds that we may show forth in our lives the mercy and compassion that we see in the face of your Son Jesus Christ who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever. Amen.


Response to Psalm: My soul thirsts for you, O my God.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday after Lent                                    (P)                                                                                                                                                             
8.00 am Holy Communion

Readings:   Ephesians 5: 1-14, Luke 11: 14-28

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-9, Psalm 63: 1-9, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13, Luke 13: 1-9

Hymns: 310, 45, 630, song sheet

Communion: 297, 687

12.00 noon Baptisms of Henry Hall and Lennie Connor
5.00pm Common Worship

Genesis 28: 10-19a, John 1: 35-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 28th February

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)


Monday 29th February

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: John Fisk (2008)


10.00am         Lent Course in St Andrew’s Chapel

Tuesday 1st March – David

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Stephen Cox Rusbridge and Mike Wake. Anniversary: Phyllis Burrow (2000)


2.00pm           Lent Course in St Andrew’s Chapel

7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.00pm          Ladies Club Supper, AGM and Party at the Church Centre


Wednesday 2nd March – Chad

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


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

1.30pm           Wednesday Club at the Church Centre opposite Pagham FC

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Helen’s (265911) – 3 Conway Drive

7.30pm           Stations of the Cross

Thursday 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; for our own godchildren. Anniversary: Michael Fielder (1989), Ronald Bosher (2006)


Friday 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)


3.00pm           Women’s World day of Prayer at St Ninian’s


Saturday 5th March

Intention: Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club and Youth Group.

Anniversary: Frank Stedman (1959), Dorothy Tapping (1996), Olive Lewis (2005), Irene Plumb (2007)


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Stella Clarke, Mary, Benj, Lucy, Isobel Aldred, Elizabeth Dove, Adrian, David Atkins, Audrey Nicholls.

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: Peter Downey, Rosemary Willmot.


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


We pray for the ministry of Bishop Luffa School, whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for Lennie Connor and Henry Hall on this day of their baptism and for their parents and godparents.




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 276949.


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

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

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 2: 1-10, John 19: 25b-27

Hymns: 184, 437,413, 819

Communion: 382, 474, 825, 897

12.00 noon Baptisms of Henry Hall and Lennie Connor
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Prayer of Manasseh, 2 Timothy 4: 1-18




Domestic Abuse: Following on from last Sunday’s sermon, literature is now placed suitably around the Church and Church Centre and one or two contact numbers below. If you want to speak further about the issues raised do approach Mark or Jo. If you would like to get more involved in raising awareness of domestic abuse then please speak to Mark – we hope to have perhaps a small group with a named church rep.


Worth Domestic Abuse Advisors: 0330 222818, 01903 205111 ext 84395 or 07834 968539 (weekends). WORTH Services is an Independent Domestic (IDVA) Service here to support people affected by domestic abuse in West Sussex. Available 7 days a week 0900-1700hrs on the telephone numbers above.


St Olav’s Christian Bookshop: In North Street, Chichester is seeking a sales assistant for Saturdays 11am to 3pm beginning in March. For a job description and further details about this paid position please contact Bradley Smith at stolavbookshop@gmail.com or phone 01243 782790.


Renewal of Electoral Roll: The annual renewal takes place between Sunday 28th February and Sunday 27th March. If you are not on the Electoral Roll now is the time to join! If you are already on it, do nothing, unless you have changed address, telephone number or e-mail, in which case let Beth or Mark know please.


Christian Aid: Please put the Super Soup date in your diary Thursday 10th March 12 – 2pm at the Vicarage. For further information please speak to Sue O’Neill.


St Richard Singers: Present the beautiful Duruflé Requiem on Sunday, 13th March at 6.30pm, at St George’s Church, Chichester, PO19 7AD. More information from Alison on 261131. Admission is free.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” edited by Clayborne Carson. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th March at 8pm or Thursday 17th March at 10am.


Date for diary: Our parish trip to the Door of Mercy at the cathedral has been booked for Saturday 28th May at 11.15am. All are welcome.


Confirmation: There is a Confirmation at the Cathedral on 19th June. If you are interested in being part of a group exploring and working towards this please speak to Mark or Jo. We will begin to meet during Lent.