29th October 2017

The Watlington Benefice

Last Sunday after Trinity

29th October 2017

Our Hymns today (New English Hymnal)
296 Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour
9 Lo He comes
297 Lord Jesus Christ
420 O Jesus I have promised

 

Collect

Merciful God,

teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty,

trusting in your word

and obeying your will

we may enter the unfailing joy

of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

 

 

       

Our readings today

A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy

Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the Lord showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the Negeb, and the Plain—that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees—as far as Zoar. The Lord said to him, ‘This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, “I will give it to your descendants”; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.’ Then Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord’s command. He was buried in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor, but no one knows his burial place to this day. Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired and his vigour had not abated. The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days; then the period of mourning for Moses was ended.

 Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as the Lordhad commanded Moses.

 Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. He was unequalled for all the signs and wonders that the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land, and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.

Deuteronomy 34. 1-12

A reading from the first letter to the Thessalonians

You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, but though we had already suffered and been shamefully maltreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.                                  1 Thessalonians 2. 1-8

GOSPEL READING

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’

 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: ‘What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?’ They said to him, ‘The son of David.’ He said to them, ‘How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, 
“The Lord said to my Lord,
‘Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet’? 
If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?’ No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.         Matthew 22.34-end

Please include in your prayers

Those in our prayer basket, those who are ill or housebound

Rebecca, Tony Marie, Philippa Jamieson, Mick Collins, John and Rosemary Harris, Dilys Garland, Anne Clarke, David Colby, Chris, Margaret Gardner, Kath Lee, Maddy, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Catherine, Frederick Ali

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

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

November Services

*Thursday 2nd November 10am Runcton

Holme All Souls Day Canon William Burke

 Holy Communion Service

*Sunday 5th November Tottenhill 11am

Reverend David Grundy

 

*Sunday 12th November Watlington

10.50am Remembrance Sunday

Canon Derek Brown

 

Sunday November 19th 11am Runcton

Holme Reverend Martin Dale

 

Thank you so much for your support at the Norfolk Hospice Coffee morning. We raised an amazing £800.00!  Brenda Redfern"

All Souls Day 2nd November

 List of names of the departed to be remembered and prayed for at the service, at back of Church today – please add names

 

Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child

It’s shoebox season once more! Time to wrap, pack and fill those shoeboxes with treasures as you join with thousands of generous individuals across the UK and the globe to send love and bring joy to children in need this Christmas.

Jean Gale has leaflets available giving guidance on packing shoe boxes with suitable Christmas gifts for boys and girls. All gifts need to be received before Sunday 19th November please; they can be either brought along to church or dropped off at 55 Mill Road, Watlington.  Thank you so much! With Christ’s blessings, Jean. Tel: 01553 811845

 

Please continue to give to the King’s Lynn foodbank through the basket at the back of Watlington Church. Non-perishable items always wanted

 

Diary Date

Friday November 3rd Watlington Churchyard clear up Work Party

 

Saturday 11th November 7.00pm Quiz Watlington Village Hall, teams of 6-8 people. Refreshments included. Raffle Prizes needed

 

The Real Advent Calendar £3.99

Not only is there a delicious fair trade chocolate behind every door, you also receive a mini Christmas story booklet, illustrated by award-winning artist Alida Massari.

Barbara Church can take orders


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