Weekly Pews News

No. 741

Colour of the season: Green

Date: 30th August 2015


Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.





Response to Psalm: Those who do what is right will dwell in the presence of the Lord Diary



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity                     (G)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9, Mark 7: 31-end

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18, Psalm 34: 15-end, Ephesians 6: 10-20, John 6: 56-69

Hymns: 716, 447, 249, 915

5.00pm Evening Worship – Book of Common Prayer

Exodus 4: 27 – 5: 1, Hebrews 13: 16-21


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: 30th August

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

Anniversary: Primrose A Green (1973), William George Smith (1996)


Monday: 31st August – Aidan

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.


Tuesday: 1st September

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.


2.00pm       Funeral of Norman Smith

7.00pm          The Eucharist

8.00pm       Standing Committee


Wednesday: 2nd September

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)        

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

Thursday: 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.


Friday: 4th September

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


Saturday: 5th September

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



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Val Tomlinson, Amanda Newton, Sue, Frank Williams, Beryl Moremott, Anthea Potter, Mary Gough, Frank Lawton, Joyce, Sophie, Hugh, Rita and David Thompson, Jim Fowler, Adrian, John Gledhill.

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: Brian Boreham, Maureen Jones, Frank Green, Elizabeth Wright, Peter Clark, Derek Stott, Norman Smith and for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.




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)


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 Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity                   (G)                                                                                                                                                              
8.00am Holy Communion

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


9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 11: 1-9, John 10: 11-16

Hymns: First and second hymns – words on sheet, 573, 890

Communion: 47,202,887, 850.

12.00 noon Baptisms
5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal




2016 Church Diaries: These are now available at the back of church. There is no charge as the costs are largely covered by the advertising, although you are welcome to make a little donation!


Pilgrim: There will be new Pilgrim groups starting up in September, see the board for details. Please contact Jo if you are interested in joining a group.


BBQ: Sunday School families BBQ and picnic will be held on Sunday 6th September at 12.00 noon don’t forget to keep the afternoon free.


Sinners: Sharing and laughing together through parenthood. A new group aimed at those women who are in the throes of parenting or other caring responsibilities, hoping to create opportunities for friendship and fun together. See Jo, Elise or Jenny for more details. Inaugural Meeting Wednesday 16th September at 8pm at The Lamb.


Pews News: If you didn’t receive a copy of Pews News this week via email and would like to do so, please email Louise.Gibbs1109@rocketmail.com and you will be added to the distribution list.


Music: Chichester Voices will be performing a concert on Thursday 8th October. Music to include a new Requiem composed by Michael Walsh; this work received its premier performance in the Bournemouth Music Festival in May and was received with great acclaim. Indeed two cathedral organists present were anxious to get their hands on a score there and then. Other works in the concert will include well know music – something for everyone!

Saturday 17th October – it has been a dream of Andrew Naylor to try to establish an annual Pagham Concert Series, featuring high quality performers playing a variety of instruments. The first of these will feature the highly talented organist, Mark Wardell. Since leaving his post as Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral, Mark has concentrated more on his solo career. Not only is he a wonderful player, but he engages his audiences with a witty commentary of his programme. He will be playing the big 4 manual Wyvern. Simply watching him playing is a fascinating experience in itself.  Tickets for both these events will be available from Andrew Naylor.

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