Easter Sunday April 1st 2018

The Watlington Benefice

Easter Sunday

1st April 2018

 

 

Our Hymns today

NEH 120 Thine be the glory

NEH 110 Jesus Christ is risen today

NEH 103 Alleluya, Alleluya

NEH 119 The strife is o’er, the battle done

 

Collect

God of glory,

by the raising of your Son

you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your Church with faith and hope;

for a new day has dawned

and the way to life stands open

in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Our readings today

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’

Acts 10. 34-43

A reading from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain.

 For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to someone untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace towards me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.                1 Corinthians 15. 1-11

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went towards the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

John 20. 1-18

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, Maddy, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali , Ken Martin, Josie, Ted Smith, Shaun Caley

April Services

*Thursday 5th April 10am Runcton Holme

Morning prayer led by lay people

* Sunday 8th April 11am Wormegay Reverend John Hall

*Sunday 15th April 11am Runcton Holme

Reverend David Yabbacome

*Sunday 22nd April 11am Tottenhill

Canon Derek Brown

*Wednesday 25th April 7pm Wimbotsham Church West Norfolk Priory Group

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

 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.

 

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

Saturday April 7th 9.30-11.30am Big Breakfast Fundraiser for the Churches in Watlington Village Hall

Friday April 13th 9.30am-12noon Runcton Holme Coffee Morning in Parish Room (proceeds to Parish Room)

From Canon Stephen Leeke

If you have a smart phone or a computer and want to pray more seriously you should try the Church of England's Daily Prayer App. When you click on it, it gives you all you need to have about 10 minutes of prayer and Bible reading either Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Night Prayer as appropriate. You get options and choices of seasonal material and set readings and prayer suggestions. It is easy-to-use and user-friendly! Go to:

https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/daily-prayer.

Why not click over a new leaf this Easter!

Saturday March 17th was really cold: Thank you for supporting the Fairtrade Fortnight Coffee Morning. £32 raised from the raffle supports Friends of Nakwero, £60 was sent to Fairtrade Exchange which will be doubled by our government through UK Aid. This helps entrepreneurs in developing countries like smallholders, beekeepers, carpenters.


Service sheets (weekly)
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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
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