Weekly Pews News

No. 779

Colour of the season: G

Date: 29th May 2016


First Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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: Ascribe to the Lord honour and power.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  First Sunday after Trinity                               (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 4: 7-end, Luke 16: 19-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Kings 8: 22-23, 41-43, Psalm 96: 1-9, Galatians 1: 1-12, Luke 7: 1-10

Hymns: 671, 315, 741, 29

Communion: 622, 202, 212

12noon Baptisms of Elsie Donaldson and Charlie Holmes
5.00pm Evening Worship – Taizé


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 29th May

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.


Monday 30th May – Josephine Butler

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

Anniversary: Louie Humphries (1998)


Tuesday 31st May – Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 1st June – Justin

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.


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

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

7.30 pm      Julian Group at Julia’s, The Studio, Cypress Way (266866)

New members welcomed.


Thursday 2nd June

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

Anniversary: Frederick Dell (1998), Peter Bradley (2010)


Friday 3rd June – Martyrs of Uganda

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.


Saturday 4th June

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.


1.00pm       Wedding of Matthew Kaill and Louise Noyce






We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Dove, David Nash, David and Rita Thompson, Ann, Brenda Lawson, Ann Grout, Steven Conley, Stella, Sue Downey, Doris Grounsell and Reg Smith.

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: Peggy Alexander, Joan Kimble Kyle and Peter Mitchell.


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 Elsie Donaldson on her baptism today and for her parents and godparents.


We pray for Matthew Kaill and Louise Noyce on their wedding day on Saturday.


We pray for Stephen Cox-Rusbridge and Mike Wake as they are sworn-in as churchwardens in Chichester on Saturday.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Lagoon Road and Lake View.


We pray for Christian Aid, whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email editor@paghamchurch.org


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. 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 Second Sunday after Trinity                              (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 3: 13-end, Luke 14: 16-24

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Kings 17: 17-end, Psalm 30, Galatians 1: 11-end, Luke 7: 11-17

Hymns: 12, 475,712, 243

Communion: 165, 632, 897

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



Tea and cakes: We would like to investigate the possibility of offering Tea and Cakes between 2-4 pm on Sunday afternoons during July, August and September. If you are prepared to give three hours (to include set up and clear away time) on the occasional Sunday afternoon or by baking the occasional cake please add your name to the list on the board.


Good News: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds – Manor Park, West Front Road, Lagoon Road, Mulberry Court, Churchill Walk. If anyone is able to assist please contact Trudi 263597 or Mo 268576.

Cream Tea: 3.30pm – 5.30pm on Saturday 4th June – with Glenwood Ladies Choir – £4.00. Tickets and details from Mo Hatzfeld 01243 268576. A Signup sheet is on noticeboard if you are able to assist.
Festival of Flowers: Chichester Cathedral 2nd – 4th June. Following on from last year’s flower festival in this church, we were invited to take part in this year’s event at the Cathedral. Please go along and support the team effort of Janet Turner, Sue Smith, Carole Druce, Gilly Naylor, Trudi Kearsley, Elaine Cliford, David Smith and Roger Turner.


New monthly prayer Meeting: First Saturday of each month at 9.20am to pray for the life and work the church. See Mark or Jo for more details. All welcome, just turn up. First meeting Saturday 4th June 9.20am -10.00am.


Ladies Club: Invite you to a Social Evening at Pagham Yacht Club on Tuesday 7th June at 7.00pm. In addition to refreshments the programme includes a Quiz, Bring and Buy Sale, Raffle and Darts. All are welcome.


Open Gardens: 1.30pm – 5.00pm on Sunday 12th June. Tickets £5.00 available in advance from Mo Hatzfeld with the brochure and map available on the day from The Church Centre.. Come and enjoy a variety of gardens around the village.


Chichester Voices Concert: ‘The Way of Love’ is being held at church on Thursday 30th June at 7.30 pm in aid of St Wilfred’s Hospice. Tickets £12 with

£10 concessions (children & OAP) to include interval refreshments available at www.chichestervoices.org or 07900 098197, www.chichestertickets.co.uk

or 01243 813595, www.fundraising@stwh.co.uk or 01243 755827.


Ladies Club annual Dinner: Tuesday 5th July at the Lion Nyetimber. Menu available at the yacht club meeting on 7th June or from Janet Lambert on 262434 or Sue Smith on 263560 .Completed menus and monies returned to us by 26th June please.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 18th July at 8pm or Thursday 21st July at 10am.