Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face: 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
We continue to pray for:
Clemmie, Peter Barnett, Michael Palmer, Brian O’Brien and Charlotte Megenney
And those who have recently died and their loved ones:
We pray for Adam Norris and Emily King for their marriage at Birdham on Friday 21st September.
If you know of anyone who needs our prayers or would appreciate a visit, please let the Rector or the Parish Administrator know.
Should you wish to contact the Rector his mobile number is 07538 011579.
Services for this weekend
8.00 BCP Holy Communion at West Wittering and Birdham
At the main service at Birdham (9.30am) Jonathan Swindells will be presiding and Alistair Ghinn will be preaching. At West Wittering (9.30) Annette Stickley will be preaching and at 11.00 Jonathan Swindells will be preaching and presiding. At Itchenor (11.00) Jim Mould’s sermon theme will be “I am the greatest” (with apologies to Muhammed Ali).
There will be Evensong at 6.00 at West Wittering.
Wednesday 26th September 10.00 West Wittering Commemoration of St Michael and All Angels.
The Ministry Team are only too happy to talk through aspects of their Sermon.
Sunday 23rd September – Trinity 17
Birdham Harvest Festival
James 3.13-4.3, 7-8a; Mark 9. 30-37
Ephesians 4. 1-6; Luke 14. 1-11
Exodus 19. 10-25; Matthew 8. 23-34
Sunday 30th September – Trinity 18
Numbers 11. 4-6, 10-16, 24-29; James 5. 13-20; Mark 9. 38-50
1 Corinthians 1. 4-8; Matthew 22. 34-end
Exodus 24; Matthew 9. 1-8