Weekly Pews News

No 19-12

24 March 2019

Third Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; 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. Amen.


                               Third Sunday of Lent                   (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Acts 16: 11-15; Luke 11: 14-28

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 3: 1-14; Luke 13: 1-9

Hymns: 297, 67, 626, 45

12 noon Baptisms of Rose Dennis and Hugo Hill
5 pm Evening Worship Taizé


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


Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842


Sunday 24 March

Intention: the Church’s worldwide mission; all missionary societies and the Bible Society.

Anniversary: Frank Sutton (2008)

Monday 25 March – Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy and people; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

9.30 am         The Eucharist

Anniversary: David Horlock (1990)

Tuesday 26 March

Intention: the elderly, lonely and bereaved; all those in residential care and those who care for them.

7 pm               The Eucharist
7.30 pm      Confirmation preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel

Wednesday 27 March – George Herbert

Intention: Peace, and the European Union and the United Nations.

10 am             Holy Communion

12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt, 268818)

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Carole’s, 31 Grange Court (865167)
7.30 pm      Stations of the Cross

Anniversary: Kenneth Winfield (2002)

Thursday 28 March

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

8 pm           Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Frank Myatt (1981)

Friday 29 March

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

Anniversary: Jean Jackson (2001)

Saturday 30 March

Intention: our hospitals, doctors, nurses and midwives, pharmacists, home care assistants, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.                             Anniversary: John Griffin (1988)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, the Dowden family, Mike, Skye, Chloe Green, Ian Turner, Mike Cole, Isobel, Nicky, Roderick Plastow, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight.

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

Those who have died recently: Margaret Westlake.

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 Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Raymond Stobart, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Dukes Meadow, Durham Close, East Front Road.

We pray for Rose Dennis and Hugo Hill and their parents and godparents on this day of their baptism.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the right ordering of work in time of technological change.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: church cleaners, flower arrangers, church path sweepers, sacristan, bell-ringers.

**Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session that is designed to be used via an App on your phone or tablet – find out more at https://pray-as-you-go.org/home


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

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

Clocks go forward on Sunday 31st!

Next Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Galatians 4: 21–end; John 6: 1-14

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 20–end; John 19: 25b-27

Hymns: 413, 856, 25, 819

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship
Prayer of Manasseh; 2 Timothy 4: 1-18


Today is the third of our sermons on biblical callings. Do take this week’s (and previous) readings home with you for further reflection.

Do take a Lent Leaflet as aid and prompt to the keeping of a holy Lent.

Christian Aid Count Your Blessings: daily reflections and actions for Lent. See leaflets at the back of church, and a children’s version online: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/how-to-help/fundraising-ideas/count-your-blessings-2019

New Electoral Roll: this six-yearly process is closing today. Later additions will be made after the APCM (Annual Church Meeting) on 25 April.

Year of Vocation special meeting: on Monday 1 April, 7 for 7.30 pm, Bishop Mark is addressing our deanery churches at St Peter and St Paul Rustington. It should be an interesting evening; all are welcome.

Year of Vocation thanks: we also today particularly thank all our Sunday School leaders for their loving and creative work.

Well-being in dementia: talks and discussions on Tuesday 2 April with Alison’s sister Shirley Pearce (founder of the charity Understanding Dementia), 3-5 pm at 4 Swandene, and at Ladies’ Club at 7.45 pm, where all are welcome. More information from Alison (261131).

Our Super Soup lunch will be on Wednesday 3 April, 12-2 pm at the Vicarage. Please sign up if you are able to join us for delicious home-made soup, wonderful company and fundraising for Christian Aid.

Music for Lent: Chichester Voices concert in church on Thursday 4 April, 7.30-8.30 pm. More information on flyers and posters.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church AGM: Sunday 5 April at 4 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel, followed by refreshments. Nomination forms are on the noticeboard. All welcome.

Chrism Eucharist: Tuesday 16 April, 12 noon at the Cathedral. See Bishop Martin’s invitation on the noticeboard, extended to all who assist in worship; in this Year of Vocation, this is most of us, so all welcome!

Easter Flowers: We are aiming to fill the church with flowers for Easter. To sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs, contact Trudi Kearsley (263597). We will be decorating the church on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 April, from 9.30 am. We would be very grateful for donations of greenery, delivered to church early on Saturday morning.

Day Pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey on Saturday 27 April. For more information and to sign up, see the noticeboard.

Cursillo: a movement of the Church, providing a method for Christians to grow through prayer, study and action; and to joyfully explore God’s will for us by knowing, loving and following Jesus. For more details, see http://chichestercursillo.co.uk/ or speak to Trudi.