22nd April 2018


The Watlington Benefice

 

4th Sunday of Easter

22nd April 2018

 

Our Hymns today

NEH 137 Come down O Love Divine

NEH 342 Breathe on me Breath of God

Mission Praise 248 To God be the Glory

Mission Praise 173 O Lord my God

 

Collect

Risen Christ,

faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:

teach us to hear your voice

and to follow your command,

that all your people may be gathered into one flock,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

Our readings today

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is
“the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
   it has become the cornerstone.” 
There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

Acts 4. 5-12

A reading from First Epistle of John

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?

 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

 1 John 3.16-end

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’

John 10.11-18

Please include in your prayers              Those in our prayer basket, those who are ill or housebound                                           Rebecca, Tony Marie, Philippa Jamieson, Mick Collins, John Harris, Dilys Garland, Anne Clarke, David Colby, Margaret Gardner, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali, Ken Martin, Josie, Ted Smith, Shaun Caley

April and May Services

 

*Wednesday 25th April 7pm Wimbotsham Church West Norfolk Priory Group, do support this first joint service of 2018 if you can

 

*Sunday 29th April 11am Watlington Canon Tony Porter

 

*Thursday May 3rd 10am Runcton Holme Morning prayer led by lay people

 

*Sunday 6th May 11am Wormegay

Reverend David Yabbacome

 

* Thursday 10th May 7pm Ascension Day Runcton Holme Canon Derek Brown

* Sunday 13th May 11am Tottenhill Reverend David Yabbacome

* Sunday 13th May 7pm Watlington Benefice Pentecost service led by young people

 

 Please continue to give to the King’s Lynn foodbank through the basket at the back of Watlington Church. Non-perishable items (food and toiletries) always wanted.

 

Diary Dates

Monday 14th May 10am Watlington Archdeacons Visitation Service

7pm Downham Market (Churchwardens swearing in)

 

Friday 18th May 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Village Meet Coffee Morning in Parish Hall

Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning Saturday 19th May 10am-12noon in Watlington Church Do come and join us

To contribute to this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584, barbarachurch@phonecoop.coop If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the newssheet please e-mail

To contact our Churchwardens, please ring:

Runcton Holme Eve Thomas 01553 812094

Runcton Holme Brenda Redfern 01553 811212

Tottenhill Teresa Anderson 01553 810037

Watlington John Murfitt 01553 811086

Watlington Barbara Church 01553 810584

Wormegay Elaine Squires 01553 841252

Wormegay Janet Shinn 01553 841410

 

FRIENDS OF NAKWERO

Registered Charity No: 1150883

QUIZ NIGHT

WATLINGTON VILLAGE HALL

 

 SATURDAY 5th MAY 7.30 pm

MAXIMUM 8 per TEAM £6. PER HEAD

(UNDER 12's £3) Light Refreshments

BRING YOUR OWN DRINK

PRIZES------RAFFLE

To Book Your Team Phone 01553 810584 or email johnchurch@phonecoop.coop

Prayer/Healing Service Steve and Cate Waters from Nordelph (julianhealinghouse@yahoo.com)

are travelling around our new Benefice holding short healing services at 10am, on Tuesdays. They will be at Runcton Holme on 1st May and Watlington 22nd May, all are welcome.

 

From Canon Derek Brown

An old Japanese proverb:

 

‘He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.’

 

New Christian Aid Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi interviewed in the Christian Aid magazine was asked ‘what are the principles and philosophy that guide you? She answered: there is a lovely quote by Maya Angelou that speaks to my thoughts on this. ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style’. And I believe that God answers prayers.


The Watlington Benefice

 

4th Sunday of Easter

22nd April 2018

 

Our Hymns today

NEH 137 Come down O Love Divine

NEH 342 Breathe on me Breath of God

Mission Praise 248 To God be the Glory

Mission Praise 173 O Lord my God

 

Collect

Risen Christ,

faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:

teach us to hear your voice

and to follow your command,

that all your people may be gathered into one flock,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

Our readings today

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is
“the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
   it has become the cornerstone.” 
There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

Acts 4. 5-12

A reading from First Epistle of John

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?

 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

 1 John 3.16-end

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’

John 10.11-18

Please include in your prayers              Those in our prayer basket, those who are ill or housebound                                           Rebecca, Tony Marie, Philippa Jamieson, Mick Collins, John Harris, Dilys Garland, Anne Clarke, David Colby, Margaret Gardner, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali, Ken Martin, Josie, Ted Smith, Shaun Caley

April and May Services

 

*Wednesday 25th April 7pm Wimbotsham Church West Norfolk Priory Group, do support this first joint service of 2018 if you can

 

*Sunday 29th April 11am Watlington Canon Tony Porter

 

*Thursday May 3rd 10am Runcton Holme Morning prayer led by lay people

 

*Sunday 6th May 11am Wormegay

Reverend David Yabbacome

 

* Thursday 10th May 7pm Ascension Day Runcton Holme Canon Derek Brown

* Sunday 13th May 11am Tottenhill Reverend David Yabbacome

* Sunday 13th May 7pm Watlington Benefice Pentecost service led by young people

 

 Please continue to give to the King’s Lynn foodbank through the basket at the back of Watlington Church. Non-perishable items (food and toiletries) always wanted.

 

Diary Dates

Monday 14th May 10am Watlington Archdeacons Visitation Service

7pm Downham Market (Churchwardens swearing in)

 

Friday 18th May 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Village Meet Coffee Morning in Parish Hall

Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning Saturday 19th May 10am-12noon in Watlington Church Do come and join us

To contribute to this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584, barbarachurch@phonecoop.coop If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the newssheet please e-mail

To contact our Churchwardens, please ring:

Runcton Holme Eve Thomas 01553 812094

Runcton Holme Brenda Redfern 01553 811212

Tottenhill Teresa Anderson 01553 810037

Watlington John Murfitt 01553 811086

Watlington Barbara Church 01553 810584

Wormegay Elaine Squires 01553 841252

Wormegay Janet Shinn 01553 841410

 

FRIENDS OF NAKWERO

Registered Charity No: 1150883

QUIZ NIGHT

WATLINGTON VILLAGE HALL

 

 SATURDAY 5th MAY 7.30 pm

MAXIMUM 8 per TEAM £6. PER HEAD

(UNDER 12's £3) Light Refreshments

BRING YOUR OWN DRINK

PRIZES------RAFFLE

To Book Your Team Phone 01553 810584 or email johnchurch@phonecoop.coop

Prayer/Healing Service Steve and Cate Waters from Nordelph (julianhealinghouse@yahoo.com)

are travelling around our new Benefice holding short healing services at 10am, on Tuesdays. They will be at Runcton Holme on 1st May and Watlington 22nd May, all are welcome.

 

From Canon Derek Brown

An old Japanese proverb:

 

‘He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.’

 

New Christian Aid Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi interviewed in the Christian Aid magazine was asked ‘what are the principles and philosophy that guide you? She answered: there is a lovely quote by Maya Angelou that speaks to my thoughts on this. ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style’. And I believe that God answers prayers.


Service sheets (weekly)
Webpage icon First Sunday of Advent 2nd December 2018
Webpage icon 2nd Sunday Before Advent 18th November 2018
Webpage icon Order of Service for Remembrance Sunday
Webpage icon Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018
Webpage icon Last Sunday after Trinity Bible Sunday 28thth October 2018
Webpage icon 20th Sunday after Trinity 14th October 2018
Webpage icon 18th Sunday after Trinity, 30th September 2018
Webpage icon 17th Sunday after Trinity 23rd September 2018
Webpage icon 9th September 2018, 15th Sunday after Trinity
Webpage icon 14th Sunday after Trinity 2ndSeptember 2018
Webpage icon 13th Sunday after Trinity 26th August 2018
Webpage icon 9th Sunday after Trinity Patronal Service St. James Runcton Holme 29th July 20
Webpage icon 8th Sunday after Trinity 22nd July 2018
Webpage icon 8th July
Webpage icon Birth of John the Baptist Fourth Sunday after Trinity 24th June 2018
Webpage icon Second Sunday after Trinity 10th June 2018
Webpage icon 7th Sunday of Easter Sunday after Ascension Day 13th May 2018
Webpage icon Sunday after Ascension Day 13th May 2018
Webpage icon 6th May 2018
Webpage icon 3rd Sunday of Easter 15th April 2018
Webpage icon Easter Sunday April 1st 2018
Webpage icon Palm Sunday 25th March 2018
Webpage icon 3rd Sunday of Lent 4th March 2018
Webpage icon 1st Sunday of Lent 18th February 2018
Webpage icon Sunday next before Lent 11th February 2018