10th September 2017 

The Watlington Benefice 

13th Sunday after Trinity 

10th September 2017 


Our Hymns today  

128 (NHWS) He’s got the whole world 

227 (NHWS) Morning has broken 

76 (NHWS) For I am building a people of power 

210 (NHWS) Lord the light of your love is shining 



Almighty God, 

you search us and know us: 

may we rely on you in strength 

and rest on you in weakness, 

now and in all our days; 

through Jesus Christ our LordAmen 




Our readings today 

A reading from the Book of Exodus 

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbour in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgements: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. 

This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance 

   Exodus 12. 1-14 

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans  

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. 

Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honourably as in the day, not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.  

Romans 13. 8-14 


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew  

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 

 ‘Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.         Matthew 18. 1-4,10-14 

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 GarlandAnne Clarke, David Colby, ChrisMargaret Gardner, Kath Lee, Maddy, Samantha Clark, Don Bentley, Lynne Watton, Catherine 

Those baptised today Mary, Philip and Leo and their families 

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  


September and October Services 

Sunday 17th September 11am Runcton  

Holme Reverend John Hall 


Sunday September 24th 11am Tottenhill   

Reverend Richard Fordham 


Sunday October 1st 11am Wormegay  

Patronal Festival Michael and all Angels 

Canon Derek Brown 


Thursday 5th October 10am Runcton  

Holme Morning Prayer led by lay people 


Sunday October 8th 11am Watlington 

Canon Tony Porter 

To contribute to this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584barbarachurch@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 always wanted 


  1. Thought for the week contributed by  

  1. Reverend Canon Stephen Leeke 

  1. Holy Habits 

  1. Is the name of a new book by Revd Andrew Roberts which is based on Acts 2.42-47 which is St Luke’s cameo portrait of the early church. He says that Churches and individual Christians should cultivate these habits: 


  • Following Biblical Teaching 

  • Sharing Fellowship 

  • Breaking of Bread (Communion) 

  • Frequent Prayer 

  • Giving to God and Others 

  • Acts of Service 

  • Eating Together 

  • Gladness and Generosity 

  • Regular Worship 

  • Making more disciples. 

How do you match up? 


Diary Dates 

*Joint PCC meeting Monday 11th September 7.30pm Wormegay Mission Room 


*Tuesday 12th September 7pm Fincham Church Open Meeting to agree ‘Northern Group’ profile 


Friday 15th September 10am-12noon Coffee Morning Runcton Holme Parish Room (funds for RH Parish Rooms) 


From Sam Bone – Grimston Church organist ‘Last Night of the Proms’ We will be having the Bilton Silver Rugby Band for entertainment on the evening of Saturday 16th September 7.30pm start tickets £10 on the door for advance tickets phone 01553 674286 proceeds are for church funds 

Friday 22 September 9.30-12noon Watlington Village Hall Rainbow Café supporting MacMillan KL

Service sheets (weekly)
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Webpage icon Candlemas   28th January 2018
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