Weekly Pews News
No 18-43

28 October 2018

Bible Sunday

Collect for the day

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so 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. Amen.

Psalm response: The law of the Lord is perfect and revives the soul.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                                  Bible Sunday                                 (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Trinity 22)

Readings: Philippians 1: 3-11; Matthew 18: 21-end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-11; Psalm 19: 7–end;
2 Timothy 3: 14 to 4: 5; John 5: 36b–end    

Hymns: 684, 447, 409, 110

5 pm Evening worship Common Worship
2 Kings 22; Colossians 3: 12-17

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Sunday 28 October

Intention: vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; theological colleges and all ordinands in training, and vocations to the religious life.

Monday 29 October – Simon and Jude

Intention: our mission to our own parish; the outreach of our parish newsletter; all newcomers to Pagham, and to our church family.

10 am             The Eucharist
8 pm                Prayer course at the Vicarage (first session)

Anniversary: Roy Marley (1990); Fintan Kennedy (1995)

Tuesday 30 October

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Emily Evans (1993)

Wednesday 31 October

Intention: our family and friends.

10 am             Holy Communion
2-4 pm                        Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)

Anniversary: Alfred Thorell (1964); Jean McDermott (2000); Eric Towler (2004)

Thursday 1 November – All Saints’ Day

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

8 pm                Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Florence Fagg (1991); Peggy Rowley (2014)

Friday 2 November – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)

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

Saturday 3 November – Richard Hooker

Intention: the Pilgrim Course – leaders and participants. Those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.


Morning Prayer is at 9 am Monday–Thursday, 8.30 am Friday,
and 9.30 am Saturday



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Judith Wake, John Gale, Kelly-Lou, Su, Ray Radmall.

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

Those who have died recently: Peter Edwards, Geoff Mason.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in The Fairway, The Glade.

We pray for Family Support Work for Sussex children, whose work we support financially as a parish.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday        All Saints’ Sunday with Stewardship  (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion
Revelation 7: 2-12; Matthew 5: 1-12
9.45 am Family Eucharist
Readings: Psalm 24: 1-6; John 11: 32-44

Hymns: 384, 67, 177, 876

12 noon Baptisms of Amelie Turner and Arthur Bircham
3.30 pm Memorial Service


NOTICES continued overleaf

Roof Appeal: we have had a very generous pledge of £10,000. Do please consider if you also could make a pledge, so that we know what other fundraising is required. If so, speak to the vicar, wardens or treasurer.

Remembrance: thank you to all those who contributed towards the silhouettes. Such was the generosity, we have also been able to order a Standing Tommy, so if you are still interested in giving, then all donations will be gratefully received.

NOTICES continued from inside

Church Path: the autumn rota has only 3 volunteer sweeps! Could YOU help for an hour on a Saturday morning? Contact Mike Wake (07899 705632).

Will Aid encourages people each November to write a basic Will, in exchange for a voluntary donation to the charity. See willaid.org.uk or call 0300 0309 558 for more information. Our Church relies on legacies with other giving!

PCC Away Day is on Saturday 3rd, 10 am-3 pm at The Bishop’s Palace in Chichester. Anyone is welcome to attend: sign the list on the noticeboard.

Stewardship: on Sunday 4th, All Saints’ Day, we will also reflect on our Christian stewardship. Let us be praying about this in the meantime.

Memorial Service, Sunday 4th at 3.30 pm: all are invited to attend this service. If you wish for names of those who have died to be read out, then add them to the list at the back of church.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More information from Trudi. Return boxes by Sunday 4th.

Ladies’ Club: on Tuesday 6th the speaker will be Revd Dr Janet Hopewell, Associate Minister at St Ninian’s URC & Advocate for the Elderly. All welcome.

Events on Remembrance Sunday: as usual we have our 9.45 am Parish Eucharist and Act of Remembrance. For the centenary we have an event at 3 pm, including refreshments, when we have a few short talks and sit alongside the silhouette Tommies. This is preceded by bell-ringing, joining many churches up and down the land. Finally, Evening Prayer at 5 pm is a Vigil service of readings and prayers.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 17th 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Good quality items needed for stalls include: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, wine, Christmas decorations and items etc (no bric-a-brac). Leave donations in boxes at back of church; contact Trudi to arrange collection.

Diocesan intercessions for Pagham: on Tuesday 20th prayers for our Church will be said at the Cathedral during morning and evening services. To attend a complimentary tea in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 pm, followed by sung Evensong at 5.30 pm, please sign the list by Sunday 18th.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘A Glass of Blessings’ by Barbara Pym. See the Book Group notice board for further information and dates.

Open Gardens: the “Friends” are considering organising a Pagham Open Gardens for 2019, but need a coordinator to oversee the event. If anyone with the relevant skills is interested, please contact Trudi (263597) or Mo (268576).

2018 Christmas Quiz can be obtained from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for £1.00.