Lent 2    8th March 2020 

The West Norfolk Priory Group  

Watlington                       

Lent 2 

Baptism Elena Georgina Howling 

8th March 2020 

 

Our Hymns today  

3 All things bright and beautiful 

1 Morning has broken, like the first morning 

47 One more step along the world I go 

63 Spirit of God as strong as the wind 

 

Collect 

Almighty God, 

by the prayer and discipline of Lent  

may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way  

come to share in his glory;  

through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen. 

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.” The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can these things be?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?                                    ‘Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.                             Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.                           John 3. 1-17 

 Please include in your prayers: Those in our prayer basket, those who are ill or housebound: Rebecca, Tony Marie, Philippa Jamieson, Mick Collins, Dilys Garland, David Colby, Margaret and Kevin Gardner, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali, Josie, Shaun Caley, Roger, Philip, Carole, , Debra, Christine, Tony Porter, Kath, Sam, Ken Martin, Wendy  

March and April Services 

*Sunday March 15th 9.30am Wormegay Revd Dr. David 

*Mothering Sunday March 22nd 11am Tottenhill Revd Alan Bennett 

*Sunday March 29th 11am Watlington Revd. Dr. David                        *Thursday 2nd April 10am Runcton Holme          *Sunday 5th April 9.30am Runcton Holme 

 

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

Diary Dates 

*Coffee Morning Friday 13th March 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Parish Room 

*Coffee Morning Saturday 28th March 10am-12 noon Wormegay Mission Room 

Mission Administrator Louise Vigus email  

louise.vigus@westnorfolkpriorygroup.co.uk  

The office is open Monday to Thursday 10am-noon Tel.no. 07596 707469 Address: Church Office, 27/29 Bridge Street, Downham Market PE38 9DW.