Weekly Pews News

No. 792

Colour of the season: G

Date: 28th August 2016

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:


Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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: Light shines in the darkness for the upright.

Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity                               (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 5: 16-24, Luke 17: 11-19

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 10: 12-18, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16, Luke 14: 1, 7-14

Hymns: 19, 67, 184, 784    

Communion 365, 484, 915

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Isaiah 33: 13-22, John 3: 22-36



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 August

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)


Monday 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)


Tuesday 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)


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 31st August – Aidan

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.


10.00am        Holy Communion

2pm            Burial of ashes of Adrian Smith

2 – 4pm       Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane, 263537


Thursday 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.


Friday 2nd September

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


Saturday 3rd September – Gregory the Great

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.


9.20am       Prayer for Church and Parish



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 Atkins, June Baker, Audrey Bridge, Simon Peters, Gerald Hume, Graham Bennett, Alan Syphas, Lynda Hacker, Matthew, Christina Sarah, Jeanne Dalton, Karl, Victoria, Peter, Reg Smith, Joan Hardie and Roy Wallace.


We pray for those who have died: Helga White, Fred Braithwaite, Stanley Holden and Ann Harney.


For urgent prayer please contact Gillian Purvis (Tel: 267597) or Colin Wood (Tel: 264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.


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 Saxon Close and Sea Lane.


We pray for St Wilfrid’s Hospice 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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


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

Readings: Galatians 6: 11-end, Matthew 6: 24-end

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Psalm 1, Luke 14: 25-33

Hymns: 179, sheet, 252, 897 Communion 37, 625, 890

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Informal



Painting Church Centre – A big thank you to the faithful few who completed this task last week, they have done a splendid job on our behalf.


BBQ: Sunday 4th September, from midday, at Copyhold Farm, Lagness, PO20 1LN. Delicious food and our very own Pagham Olympics! This will be a grand last day of summer for our Sunday School families, and the whole church family is invited to join in the fun. See noticeboard for further info and to sign up.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Grantchester – Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 12th September at 8pm, or Thursday 15th September at 10am.


Church Clean: Saturday 17th September from 9am. Please come and assist in a serious clean of the church.


Last Night of the Proms: with Songs from the Music Hall Saturday 17th September, 7.30pm, at St Thomas à Becket’s Church. Tickets £5 on the door, and bring a flag to wave if you have one! For those without transport a mini bus service is available – contact Stephen on 01243 266800 for further info.


Harvest Festival Flowers:   We will be decorating the church in readiness for harvest Festival on Saturday 24th September from 9.30 am. Donations of greenery, together with produce, would be very much appreciated. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers, in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an event please speak to Trudi. If you would like to help with the flowers please speak to Trudi, or just turn up to help. Details from Trudi – 263597/07703597353.


Harvest Supper: Saturday 24th September, 6.30pm at the Church Centre. Join us for hearty home cooked food and homespun entertainment. Please bring your own alcohol.


Pilgrim Groups for September: We are hoping to start some new Pilgrim groups in September. There will be opportunity for people who have never done Pilgrim to try it out as well as new groups looking at other books later in the series. Please see the noticeboard for sign-up sheets and details.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need, the summer holidays creates added pressure on budgets as children are not fed at school and need entertainment too.


2016 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 6th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703597353.