8th July


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Watlington Benefice


Sixth Sunday after Trinity

8th July 2018


Our Hymns today

NEH 393 Lead us Heavenly Father lead us

Gloria 363 Glory to God in the highest

NEH 349 Come let us join

Mission praise 270 Who can cheer the heart

Mission Praise 22 Blessed Assurance



   Creator God,

   you made us in your own image:

   may we discern you in all that we see,

and serve you in all that we do;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord



Our readings today

A reading from the second Book of Samuel

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, ‘Look, we are your bone and flesh. For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.’ So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for forty years. At Hebron he reigned over Judah for seven years and six months; and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah for thirty-three years. David occupied the stronghold, and named it the city of David. David built the city all around from the Millo inwards. And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.

2 Samuel 5.1-5,9-10

A reading from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians

I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given to me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12. 2-10

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?’ And they took offence at him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.’ And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief. 

Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’ So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Mark 6.1-13

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, Carole, Jo,



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.



July and August Services

*15th July 11am Open Air Service at Stow Hall Bring picnic and folding chair or blanket


* 22nd July 11am Watlington Canon Stephen Leeke


*29th July 11am Runcton Holme Patronal

Festival Reverend John Hall


*5th August 11am Wormegay Reverend Alan Bennett


*12th August 11am Runcton Holme Canon

Tony Porter

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

Diary Dates


Sunday 8th July 7pm Strawberry and Wine Evening at home of Janet Shinn Stone Cross Wormegay


Friday 13th July 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Village Meet Coffee Morning in Parish Hall (proceeds to parish hall)

Saturday 14th July 2-4m Watlington Church and Churchyard Open Afternoon, Come and explore, enjoy refreshments and a warm welcome, plus a treasure hunt.


Wednesday 18th July 7pm Marham

West Norfolk Priory Group Joint Service

Walking Together – a service with a difference


If you know of anyone who may be interested in this posit please pass information on


FOR Church of England Ely Diocese

THE WEST NORFOLK PRIORY GROUP BENEFICE Closing date for applications 23 July 2018

5 days per week, 3 hours per day negotiable; £7,800 pa £10/hour 15hours a week.)

Based in an office in Downham Market.

This is a new part-time role. The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to use his/her skills and experience in supporting the formation of the new Church of England West Norfolk Priory Group Benefice of 12 churches.

The role will require good communication and IT skills, administrative ability, personal communication skills and an ability to be pro-active. The post will be subject to DBS checks. The role involves administrative support for the new Benefice Priest (yet to be appointed) and                                                             the development of a lay Mission and Ministry team. Leadership skills would be welcomed.

Further details available from –Canon William Burke, Rural Dean of Fincham and Feltwell

New Rectory, High Street, Fincham King’s Lynn PE33 9EL e-mail: wsdburke@outlook.com

Thank you:

*Friends of Nakwero Strawberry Tea on Sunday 1st July raised £258

*Lite Bite at Runcton Holme on Thursday 5th July for Church funds raised £179