Tottenhill Trinity 9 18th August 2019

 The West Norfolk Priory Group

Tottenhill

 

Trinity 9

18th August 2019

 

 

Our Hymns today (NEH) 

 

238 New Every Morning

The Gloria                                                         341 Blest are the Pure in Heart                                                             357 Father hear the prayer we offer            475 Ye holy Angels

Collect

 

Gracious Father,

revive your Church in our day,

and make her holy, strong and faithful,

for your glory’s sake

in Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

 

Our readings today

 

A reading from book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Am I a God near by, says the Lord, and not a God far off? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord. I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long? Will the hearts of the prophets ever turn back—those who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart? They plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, just as their ancestors forgot my name for Baal. Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the Lord. Is not my word like fire, says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

Jeremiah 23.23-29

A reading from Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews                                                    

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient,because she had received the spies in peace.

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented— of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.

Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, without us, be made perfect.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 11.29-12.2

 

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

‘I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided:
father against son
   and son against father,
mother against daughter
   and daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
   and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

He also said to the crowds, ‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, “It is going to rain”; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, “There will be scorching heat”; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?                       Luke 12.49-56

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: Hector Thaxton, Charlie Cooper (Wormegay), Freya May Owen (Runcton Holme) Daniel Shelden and their families

 

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

August and September Services

 

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

*Sunday 1st September 9.30am Runcton Holme with Baptism Rev. Dr. David

*Thursday 5th September 10am Holy Communion BCP Reverend Dr, David

*Sunday 8th September 11am Watlington 11am Venerable David Fleming

*Sunday 15th September 9.30am Wormegay with Baptism Reverend Dr. David

*Sunday 22nd September 11am Tottenhill

 

Diary Dates                                

Wednesday 21st August 7pm               Joint PCC Meeting in Wormegay Mission Room with Reverend Dr. David

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

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

 

£5 tickets at gate

2019 Churchwardens Training Day – Saturday 21st September 9.45am – 3.30pm, Prickwillow Village Hall (Ely, CB7 4UN)

To reserve your place please email archdeacons.events@elydiocese.org or telephone the office 01353 652709/652719 (The office is open Monday – Thursday, 9am – 1pm)

 

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

 

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.