7th Sunday of Easter Sunday after Ascension Day 13th May 2018


The Watlington Benefice

7th Sunday of Easter

Sunday after Ascension Day

13th May 2018

 

Our Hymns today (Mission Praise)

62 Great is thy Faithfulness
195 Rejoice the Lord is King
220 The head that once was crowned with thorns
103 Immortal Invisible God only wise

 

Collect

Risen, ascended Lord,

as we rejoice at your triumph,

fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace,

to the glory of the Father. Amen.

 

Our readings today

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred and twenty people) and said, ‘Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus— for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.’ 
So one of the men who have accompanied us throughout the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.’ So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place. ’And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Acts 1. 15-17, 21-end

A reading from First Epistle of John

If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.            1.John 5. 9-13

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.

 John 17. 6-19

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

May Services

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

 

Monday 14th May 9.30am Watlington Archdeacons Visitation Service

7pm Downham Market (Churchwardens swearing in)

 

*Sunday 20th May 11am Tottenhill Pentecost Reverend David Yabbacome

 

*Tuesday 22nd May 10am Watlington Prayer and Healing service led by Steve and Cate Waters

*Sunday 27th May 11am Watlington Reverend John Hall

 

 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

Friday 18th May 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Village Meet Coffee Morning in Parish Hall (proceeds to parish hall)

Saturday 9th June Church Fete at Old Rectory Downham Road Watlington (lots of help needed)

To contribute to, or receive a copy of this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584, barbarachurch@phonecoop.coop

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

 

Christian Aid Week 13th -19th May

There will be a Coffee Morning in Watlington Church on Saturday 19th May 10am-12noon. Do come and join us

Christian Aid week falls within Thy Kingdom Come an ecumenical global prayer movement throughout the 11 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. This great wave of prayer is for the empowering of the Holy Spirit to enable our effective evangelism and witness.

In May 2016 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited Christians from across the Church of England to join a wave of prayer during the days between Ascension and Pentecost - a time when the church traditionally focuses on prayer. They encouraged everyone to ask for the Holy Spirit to help them be witnesses to Jesus Christ and to pray for others to discover that living faith. What started as an idea gained momentum and in 2016 more than 100,000 Christians from different denominations and traditions took part from the UK and across the world. They joined in more than 3,000 events and services to pray for others to come to know Jesus Christ and for God’s kingdom to come. The time of prayer culminated in six national Beacon Events over Pentecost weekend at cathedrals in different parts of the country.                    In 2017, every diocese in the UK took part, and 85 per cent of Church of England churches and cathedrals were involved as well as the churches of the world-wide Anglican Communion and many other denominations and traditions. Leaders from Churches Together in England, including Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist and Methodist churches, Free churches and Orthodox churches came together to pray 'Thy Kingdom Come’


Service sheets (weekly)
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 Sunday after Ascension Day 13th May 2018
Webpage icon 6th May 2018
Webpage icon 22nd April 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
Webpage icon Second Sunday before Lent   4th February 2018
Webpage icon Candlemas   28th January 2018
Webpage icon The Third Sunday of Epiphany 21st January 2018
Webpage icon The Second Sunday of Epiphany 14th January 2018
Webpage icon Third Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day, 17th and 25th December
Webpage icon First and Second Sunday of Advent, 3rd and 10th December 2017
Webpage icon 26th November 2017
Webpage icon 19th November & Remembrance Sunday (12th November) 2017
Webpage icon 29th October 2017
Webpage icon 15th October 2017
Webpage icon 8th October 2017
Webpage icon 24h September 2017
Webpage icon 3rd September 2017
Webpage icon 10th September 2017