Trinity 12 8th September 2019

 The West Norfolk Priory Group

Watlington

Trinity 12

 

8th September 2019

 

Our Hymns today (NEH)

334 All people that on earth do dwell

The Gloria

351 Come ye faithful raise the anthem

391 King of Glory, King of peace

466 Thou whose almighty word

 

Collect

God of constant mercy,

who sent your Son to save us:

remind us of your goodness,

increase your grace within us,

that our thankfulness may grow,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Our Readings

 

A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah

The Potter and the Clay

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: ‘Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.

Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it. And at another moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it. Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the Lord: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.                           Jeremiah 18. 1-11

A reading from Paul’s Letter to Philemon

Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,                                               To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in your house:   Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith towards the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother.

For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus. I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me. I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back for ever, no longer as a slave but as more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self. Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.                      Philemon 1-21

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke                                  

Now large crowds were travelling with him; and he turned and said to them, ‘Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.” Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.                    Luke 14.25-33

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: Daniel Shelden (Wormegay) + family

 

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

September and October Services

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

*Sunday 22nd September 11am Tottenhill

*Sunday 29th September 9.30am Wormegay Patronal Festival Michael and all Angels

*Sunday 6th October 9.30am Runcton Holme Reverend Dr. David

*Thursday 10th October 10am Runcton Holme BCP Holy Communion

 

Diary Dates

Sunday 8th September 1.30-5.30pm 

Open Afternoon Runcton Holme Church.  Come and visit our lovely church. Tea and cake. 4.30 pm Evensong Rev. David

Saturday 14th September 7pm Flower Arranging Demonstration Runcton Holme Parish Rooms £5 Ticket includes refreshments contact Eve 812094

Saturday October 5th 7pm Harvest Supper

Watlington Village Hall

 

Walking the Fen Rivers Way with Bishop Dagmar 12 – 14 September 2019 prior to her welcoming to the Diocese service at Godmanchester Sept. 15th

Saturday, 14th September, Holy Cross Day Start 8.17 Downham Market Railway Stn & Morning Prayer at St Edmund, Downham M. 11am Wiggenhall, St Mary Magdalen 1pm Watlington, SS Peter & Paul

 

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.

 

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.