Date: 19th March 2017

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.




Psalm: O that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday of Lent                                              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Ephesians 5: 1-14, Luke 11: 14-28

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Exodus 17: 1-7, Psalm 95, Romans 5: 1-11, John 4: 5-42

Hymns: 219, 657, 315, 525

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Choral Evensong

Joshua 1: 1-9, Ephesians 6: 10-20


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 19th March

Intention: Pray for Church finances, National and international finance; for what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.


Monday 20th March – Joseph of Nazareth

Intention: Pray for all victims of violence, crime and oppression; for all those who seek to support them.

Anniversary: Dennis Mackenzie (2003)


10.00 am      The Eucharist


Tuesday 21st March – Thomas Cranmer

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Anniversary: Patricia Bratt (2013)


7.00pm          Healing Eucharist


Wednesday 22nd March

Intention: Pray for our Deanery of Arundel and Bognor, for our parishes, clergy and people; for our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and for the work of the Deanery Synod.


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane (263537)

7.30pm       Stations of the Cross


Thursday 23rd March

Intention: Pray for all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services and the emergency services.

Anniversary: Norman Teulon (1988), John Pegnall (2007)


Friday 24th March

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

Anniversary: Frank Sutton (2008)


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

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

Anniversary: David Horlock (1990)


10.00am        The Eucharist


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Barbara Waldron, Wendy Donovan, Jane Prater, Aimee, Roger Watts, Ken, Carole, Alison, Geoff and Jean Ide.


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: Roger Bonnick and George Connell.


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 remember in our prayers: church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Ken Little, Eva Maltby, Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.


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


We pray for Church Army whose work we support financially 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 Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday              (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Galatians 4: 21-end, John 6: 1-14

9.45am Family Eucharist

Colossians 3: 12-17, John 19: 25b-27

Hymns: 25, 184, 182, 819

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Samuel 16: 1-13, John 9




Co-Op Card Local Community Fund: Do you shop in the Co-op? Do you have a members card? Have you selected us as your charity? There are just a few weeks to go to nominate us as your charity. If you are a member you need to log on to your account and ensure that you have selected the Raise the Roof campaign the 1% of all your shopping will come to the fund.


Launde Abbey Pilgrimage: For those coming on this in May, do look out for a letter, and if you are interested in going, speak to Mark or Trudi ASAP.


Fundraising Auction for Raise the Roof: this event is on Friday 28th April at 7.00pm. If you have an item or promise to be one of the lots please speak to Mark and get a form. And start spreading the word with friends and neighbours to come on the night as we already have some excellent lots!


Christian Aid Count Your Blessings During Lent: Please help us in supporting Christian Aid once again during Lent, there will be Super Soup lunch at the vicarage on Thursday 6th April 12 – 2pm, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard.


Confirmation: If any adults might be interested in exploring this next step in their faith do please speak to Mark or Jo as there is a confirmation service in June. A separate teenage group is also going to be prepared.


Easter Pilgrimage 2017: Wimbourne Minster is the venue for the Easter Pilgrimage on Saturday April 22nd If you wish to join the group, please sign the ‘Wimbourne Minster’ sheet which is on the white notice board situated in the South Aisle; closing date for bookings 2nd April.


Registered charity number: 1134842

Chichester Voices Concert: ‘Requiem Aeternam’ and Fauré Requiem with music by Mendelssohn, Pergolesi and Parsons will be held on Saturday 25th March at 7.30 pm to raise funds for ‘Raise the Roof’. This event promises to be an entertaining evening. Tickets can be obtained from Andrew Naylor in church (£12 or £10 for concessions) or by visiting


Revd Pauline Lucas: will be licenced as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Kirdford with Plaistow and Ifold at St John the Baptist’s Church, Kirdford on Wednesday 12th April at 7.30 pm. If you would like to attend please Trudi know so that she can let Pauline know numbers for catering etc, and so that we can arrange car sharing – Trudi Kearsley – 263597/07703597353.


Good News: Our monthly newsletter ‘Good News’ is an important part of our outreach. We currently have a number of vacant rounds and are seeking deliverers for: Bridorley Close (15), Fletcher Close (18|), Greenlea Avenue (30), Edwin Close (27), Honeysuckle drive (60) and Laurel Drive (20); if you can help speak to Mo Hatzfeld (268576), Trudi Kearsley (263597).