Runcton Holme Patronal Festival Trinity 7 4th August 2019

 The West Norfolk Priory Group

Runcton Holme

 

Patronal Festival

Trinity 7

4th August 2019

 

Our Hymns today (NEH) 

234 Christ whose glory fills the skies

The Gloria                                                         297 Lord Jesus Christ                                137 Come down O Love Divine                   

Collect

 

O gracious God, we remember before you today your servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that you will pour out upon the leaders of your Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among your people; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Our readings today

 

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius. The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea; this they did, sending it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword.

Acts 11.27-12.2

A reading from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians                                                    

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—‘I believed, and so I spoke’—we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4. 7-15

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She said to him, ‘Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ But Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?’ They said to him, ‘We are able. ’He said to them, ‘You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.’

When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave;just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’                                  Matthew 20.20-28

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 Gardner, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali, Josie, Ted Smith, Shaun Caley, Roger, Philip, Carole, , Debra, John, Christine, Tony Porter, Jessica Clark, Kath, Sam, Ken Martin, Vi Kent

 

Baptisms Lily-Rose Sayer, Leo Dungay (Watlington), Charlie Thrower (Shouldham Thorpe), Hector Thaxton, Charlie Cooper (Wormegay) and their families

 

August Services

 

* Sunday 11th August 11am Watlington with Baptism Reverend Dr. David

*Sunday 18th August 9.30am Tottenhill Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Sunday 25th August 11am Wormegay with Baptism Reverend Alan Bennett

 

 

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 August 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Parish Room Coffee Morning (proceeds for Parish Room)

 

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

Sunday 1st September 3-5pm                Jazz Afternoon at the Old Rectory Downham Road Watlington

 

 

 

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

Jesus’s Life has been summed up in the following version: One Solitary Life      He was born in an obscure village 
The child of a peasant woman 
He grew up in another obscure village 
Where he worked in a carpenter shop 
Until he was thirty when public opinion turned against him

He never wrote a book 
He never held an office 
He never went to college 
He never visited a big city 
He never travelled more than two hundred miles 
From the place where he was born 
He did none of the things 
Usually associated with greatness 
He had no credentials but himself 

He was only thirty three 

His friends ran away 
One of them denied him 
He was turned over to his enemies 
And went through the mockery of a trial 
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves 
While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing 
The only property he had on earth 

When he was dead 
He was laid in a borrowed grave 
Through the pity of a friend 

Nineteen centuries have come and gone 
And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race 
And the leader of mankind's progress 
All the armies that have ever marched 
All the navies that have ever sailed 
All the parliaments that have ever sat 
All the kings that ever reigned put together 
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth 
As powerfully as that one solitary life 

Dr James Allan Francis © 1926. (Ely diocese website)

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