Weekly Pews News

No 19-32

11 August 2019

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and 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 Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own!

Eighth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Romans 8: 12-17; Matthew 7: 15-21

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40 Hymns: 642, 361, 280, 752

5 pm Evening Prayer – Celtic

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome.

Sunday 11 August

Intention: our Scouts, Guides, Cadets and other local youth organisations.

Monday 12 August

Intention: our local industry and commerce, our farmers and growers, and the holiday industry.

Anniversary: Albert Carpenter (2002); Lilian Hardy (2003)

Tuesday 13 August – Jeremy Taylor, Bishop and Teacher, 1667

Intention: our organist and director of music Ann Gristwood, our choir and musicians; our lay ministers of communion, altar servers, welcome team and bell-ringers.

9 am Site meeting with roof contractors

7 pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 14 August

Intention: our Parochial Church Council, its officers and committees; all those who serve our Church in any way.

10 am Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm Knit & Natter at Pauline’s, 37 Chawkmare Coppice (864461)

Thursday 15 August – the Blessed Virgin Mary

Intention: our local community; our Parish Pastoral Care Team, local Residents’ Associations, and the County, District and Parish Councils.

Anniversary: Cecilia Alldred (1977)

Friday 16 August

Intention: those married here and preparing for marriage this year; family life, and especially any families facing adversity.

7 for 7.30 pm Friends’ Event: Skittles & BBQ at The Spur, Slindon.

Saturday 17 August

Intention: the press, radio and television corporations, and all who influence public opinion; also Christian publishing and broadcasting.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Kim, Charlie, Jo Gale, Pam & Don Browning, Chris Harlock, Tony, Chris, Simon Hill.

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

Those who have died: Colin Webb, Trevor Cox.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Kathleen Dudley, Ethel Huckle, Eileen Knight, Catherine Morrish.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Princes Croft, Priors Way, Priory Close.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: all service industries that provide for our daily needs.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sidespeople & Welcomers, wedding, funeral and baptism vergers, wedding and baptism card senders.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake or Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwardens@paghamchurch.org, 262713 (S C-R).

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

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

Sunday 18th Ninth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Morning Prayer Readings: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 16: 1-9

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29 to 12:2; Luke 12:49-56 Hymns: 636, 161, 267, 409 (Taizé response 923)

5 pm Evening Prayer – Taizé

NOTICES and events in August and September

Church Roof update: scaffolding has been erected at the east and west ends of the church. The masonry repairs to the copings of the gables have started, then scaffolding will appear at the front and back when the contractors are ready to start on the roof. The church will remain open throughout, and services will take place as usual. Do take extra care while the work is in progress. We are still short of our funding target; if anyone is able to assist with a pledge or loan to help us over the line, pleases speak to the churchwardens.

Photographic record of the repairs: we would like to document the progress of repairs to the roof, to keep our donors and sponsors informed. If you have some spare time on weekdays (ie while the work is taking place), and a good quality camera, please contact Mike Wake for more information: 264254, mikewake@talktalk.net.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church: our next social and fundraising event is Skittles & BBQ this Friday 16th, 7 for 7.30 pm at The Spur, Slindon. Tickets £18 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576).

Pagham on Parade on Sunday 18th, 11-4 pm at the Village Hall. Come along and support our local Family Fun Day!

Institution and Induction of Revd Mark Eminson in Mark’s new parish of Merton Priory, at Holy Trinity Church, South Wimbledon, on Wednesday 4 September. The coach (now full) will leave the Church Centre at 4.45 pm (note change of time), returning at approx. 11.30 pm. As we have to pay the coach company in advance, could those coming now let Trudi have £15 per person, which will include a tip for the driver.

Stonepillow’s 30th anniversary: Saturday 7 September between 12 noon and 5 pm, in the Bishop’s Private Garden by the Cathedral (access via Canon Lane). “We are hosting a Community Thank You event to commemorate 30 years of operation, and show our appreciation to all who have supported us …” – including Pagham Church. FREE ENTRY!

Good News deliverers: we are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Brooks End, Edwen Close, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.

Amendments to regular services of worship: weekday Morning and Evening Prayer will be suspended throughout the vacancy. However, the church will be open each day as usual, so if anyone wishes to say the Daily Office themselves, they are welcome to come and do so.

Sunday 18th August: please note that the 8 am service will be Morning Prayer, NOT Holy Communion. During the vacancy every effort is being made to arrange to engage clergy to cover for all of our regular services, but unfortunately this may not always be possible.


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