Weekly Pews News

No 18-39

30 September 2018


Harvest Thanksgiving

Collect for the day

Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; 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.




                           Harvest Thanksgiving                    (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Psalm 126; Matthew 6: 25-33

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Psalm 126; Matthew 6: 25-33
Hymns: 450, 155, 719, 559

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer
Exodus 24; Matthew 9: 1-8

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



Morning Prayer is at 9.00 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.

Sunday 30 September

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

Anniversary: Shepherd King (1987)

Monday 1 October – Anthony Ashley Cooper

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

12 noon       Funeral of Rosemary Baker

Anniversary: Albert Cyril Piper (1992)

Tuesday 2 October

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

7 for 7.30 pm Ladies’ Club dinner at The Lion Hotel

Anniversary: James Sage (1996)

Wednesday 3 October – George Bell

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

10 am             Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

Anniversary: Charles Major (1990)

Thursday 4 October – Francis of Assisi

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

Anniversary: Daisy Major (1995)

Friday 5 October

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School and Saints (older children).

Saturday 6 October – William Tyndale

Intention: our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and John Sentamu of York; the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; the worldwide Anglican Communion.



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Derek Hardie, Peter Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Diane Wills, Roy, Steve, Robert.

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

Those who have died recently: Peggy Osborn, Simon Burford, Rosemary Baker.

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.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Sudbury Close, Summer Lane, Sussex Drive.

We pray for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools, 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     Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity          (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 4: 17–end; Matthew 9: 1-8

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 1: 1 and 2: 1-10; Psalm 26;
Hebrews 1: 1-4 and 2: 5-12; Mark 10: 2-16

Hymns: 484, 77, 533, 104

12 noon Baptism of Sienna Brooks
3.30 pm Pet Blessing



Harvest thanksgiving: welcome to all visitors as we thank God for the gifts of the harvest. Thank you for any donations you have for the Food Bank and Stonepillow. There is also a retiring collection for the Diocesan Harvest Appeal, which supports communities in Kenya and West Africa.

Harvest Gifts: if you are able to assist with the distribution of Harvest Gifts around the Parish on Monday morning, please come to church at 9.45am.

Ladies’ Club dinner is at the Lion Hotel on Tuesday.

Story of Pagham Weddings – last Saturday’s event was a tremendous success, with 350-400 visitors. Thank you to Elise and all helpers. As well as the joy of celebrating weddings, we made around £2000 for the Roof Fund: thanks be to God!

Next Sunday at 3.30pm is our annual Pet Blessing, followed by refreshments (this replaces regular evening prayer that day).

Autumn Course on Prayer: We are studying the five-week Diocesan Prayer Course ‘Finding God in all things’. The group at Colin’s has had its first meeting, and two other groups will start next month. See the noticeboard for more information.

Church Deep Clean on Saturday 6 October from 9 am. It’s time for our annual clean of the ledges, crevices and corners that our regular weekly church cleaners are not able to do. We have a selection of vacuums, dusters and brushes, but extra tools are helpful, particularly those with long handles.

Friends of Pagham Church: Tapas evening in the church on Saturday 13 October at 7.30 pm. BYO drinks, and enjoy tasty food in good company. All profits for Raise The Roof fund. More details and sign-up sheet on noticeboard.

Informal Songs of Praise, Sunday 14 October at 5 pm: a chance to come and sing old favourites and learn a few new favourites!

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018: see leaflets at the back of church on how to fill boxes for family or elderly, or consider supplying some items and/or money to help with the costs. More information from Trudi. Boxes need to be returned by Sunday 4 November.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘A Glass of Blessings’ by Barbara Pym. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further info.