Date: 29th October 2017

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.


Psalm response: Happy are they who walk in the law of the Lord.

Our Opportunities for Worship today

Bible Sunday (G)

8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 5: 15-21, Matthew 22: 1-14

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Nehemiah 8: 1-4a, 5-6, 8-12, Psalm 119: 9-16,

Colossians 3: 12-17, Matthew 24: 30-35

Hymns: 114, 312, 755, 716


Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Isaiah 55: 1-11, Luke 4: 14-30

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

Weekly Pews News

No. 8373

Colour of the season: G

Sunday 29th October – James Hannington

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: Roy Marley (1990), Fintan Kennedy (1995)

Monday 30th October

Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches

together in Bognor Regis and District.

Anniversary: Emily Evans (1993)

8.00pm Pilgrim at 103 West front Road

Tuesday 31st October – Martin Luther

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.

Anniversary: Alfred Thoresll (1964), Jean McDermott (2000), Eric Towler


10.00am Pilgrim in St Andrew’s Chapel

7.00pm The Eucharist

7.45pm Pilgrim in St Andrew’s Chapel

Wednesday 1st November – All Saints’ Day

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin

Wood, Bill Meyer and Trevor Marshall. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens:

Stephen Cox-Rusbridge and Mike Wake.

Anniversary: Florence Fagg (1991), Nora “Peggy” Rowley (2014)

10.00am Holy Communion

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

2-4.00pm Knit and Natter at Helen Barnett’s – 3 Conway Drive (265911)

3.45pm Communion Club in St Andrew’s Chapel

Thursday 2nd November – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All

Souls’ Day)

Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants,

pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

11.30pm Funeral of Allan Lewis

Friday 3rd November – Richard Hooker

Intention: Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those

baptized and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, god parents or

sponsors; for our own godchildren.

Saturday 4th November

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff,

chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in

mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi march, Sue Smith,

Arthur Harrison, Margaret Mayhew, Keley Morris, Jim, Jill, Victoria, Janine,

Sally, Ian Turner.

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: Barbara Waldron, Allan Lewis, Janet


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 church members who live in residential care or receive

communion at home. This week we pray for The Fairway, The Glade.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in The

We pray for Jacob Hauxwell and Arthur Scott-Moore and his parents and

godparents on the day of his baptism.

We pray for USPG whose work we support as a parish.


Church Website update: To add content to the website email

Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21

4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: (day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King can be contacted on (day off

Friday) or 01243 930247.

Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005).

Next Sunday All Saints’ Sunday (R)

8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelations 7: 2-12, Matthew 5: 1-12

9.45am Family Eucharist Psalm 34: 1-10, Matthew 5: 1- 12

Hymns: 438, 67, 177, 876

3.30pm Memorial Service


Memorial Service: Sunday 5th November 3.30pm followed by refreshments.

All are welcome to attend this service. Do add any names for whom you

would like prayer to the list at the back of the church.

Christmas Quiz: Copies of this year’s Christmas Quiz are now available from

Mo Hatzfeld, priced £1.00. This year’s prize is a hamper filled with lovely

Christmas goodies. All profits go to Raise the Roof Fund.

2017 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: Filled boxes need to be returned to

church by Sunday 5th November. If you have been unable to fill a whole

box, but would like to help, perhaps you could donate some money towards

the transport costs – speak to Trudi for further details- 263597/07703


Safeguarding: the Safeguarding page on our church website has been

updated. We have included details of all our policies, general information and

some useful contact numbers. Do have a look on and click

on Safeguarding. Any feedback or queries to Jan – 07759865115 or 862606

Christmas Market and Craft Fair 25th November: Donations for the stalls

are urgently needed – raffle prizes, filled bottles, chocolates, filled jam jars,

tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, paperback books, jewellery, knitted

goods, toys, Christmas decorations etc. We will be seeking cakes, home –

made sweets and produce nearer the time. Please either leave your donations

in the box at the rear of church or speak to Trudi – 263597.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun’ by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. Join a discussion group on Monday 6th November at 8pm, or Thursday 10th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.

New homes in Pagham: the Parish Council have asked if anyone would like

to submit a letter in favour of their proposal for smaller and more affordable

plots of housing via a Community Land Trust scheme. Letters can go to the

Village Hall.

Bishop Luffa School: parents of Year 6 children applying for Bishop Luffa

next year need to arrange to meet with Mark to fill out the Church Support


Ladies Club: Tuesday 7th November 7.45pm at Church Centre. Hazel Child

will be giving a talk on Music Therapy. All are welcome.

Home Insurance: To celebrate 130 years of insuring Anglican churches,

Ecclesiastical will donate £130 to our church each time a member of our

church family takes out a new home insurance policy with them during the

next year. Further details ith terms and conditions can be found on the poster

in the church porch or visit www.ecclesiastical.comTrust130 or phone 0800

783 0130 and quote Trust 130.