Fifth Sunday Of Easter 19th May 2019, Sixth Sunday Of Easter 26th May 2019

The West Norfolk Priory Group

Tottenhill

Sixth Sunday 

Of Easter

26th May 2019

 

Our Hymns today (NEH)

234 Christ whose glory fills the skies

363 The Gloria
443 Rejoice the Lord is King

383 Jesu, Lover of my soul

408 Love Divine, all loves excelling

 

Collect

Risen Christ,

by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:

help your Church to obey your command

and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father Amen.

 

Our readings today

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us. ’When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.

 We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshipper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, ‘If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.’ And she prevailed upon us. Acts 16. 9-15

A reading from the book of Revelation

And in the spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.

 I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.People will bring into it the glory and the honour of the nations. But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practises abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there anymore. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 21.10,22 - 22.5

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine but is from the Father who sent me.

 ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.

John 14. 23 - 29

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                            

May and June Services

*Thursday 30th May 10am Ascension Day Runcton Holme Rev. Dr. David our Priest in Charge

*Sunday 2nd June 9.30am Runcton Holme Rev. Dr. David our Priest in Charge

*Thursday 6th June 10am Runcton Holme Rev. Dr. David our Priest in Charge

*Sunday 9th June 11am Watlington Pentecost and Baptism Reverend Dr. David our Priest in Charge

* Sunday 16th June 9.30am Wormegay   Rev. Dr. David our Priest in Charge

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

Diary Dates

*Wednesday 29th May 10.30am Watlington Church Martin Kenward from the Diocese is coming to talk about Parish Giving Scheme, Legacies etc. in Watlington Church. All Welcome

 

*Church Fete Saturday June 8th 2pm in the grounds of the Old Rectory

*Friday 14th June Runcton Holme Coffee Morning in Parish Room

Thankyou Final figure for Christian Aid £370.50

 

Thy Kingdom Come Global Wave of Prayer when churches throughout the world pray for the Holy Spirit between Ascension Day May 30th and Pentecost June 9th.

 

Thy Kingdom Come encourages every Christian to pray for five individuals so that they may know God’s love for them in Christ

 

Collect for Thy Kingdom Come

Almighty God,

your ascended Son has sent us into the world

to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit

and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word

may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

There is a prayer station in Watlington Church

Come in and pray, there are booklets from Common Worship Daily Prayer to use for Thy Kingdom Come

 

 

 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 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.

 

 

The West Norfolk Priory Group

Wormegay

Fifth Sunday 

Of Easter

 

19th May 2019

 

Our Hymns today (NEH)

377 Immortal, invisible God only wise

363 The Gloria
374 How sweet the name of jesus sounds

437 Praise the Lord, the heavens adore him

 

Collect

Risen Christ,

your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

Our readings today

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.” But I replied, “By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” But a second time the voice answered from heaven, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, “Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.” And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?’ When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, ‘Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.’    Acts 11. 1-18

A reading from the book of Revelation

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them; 
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’

 And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.                                      Revelation 21. 1-6

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’              John 13. 31-35

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                            

May and June Services

*Sunday 26th May 11am Tottenhill     Canon Derek Brown                        *Thursday 30th May 10am Ascension Day Runcton Holme Canon William Burke      *Sunday 2nd June 9.30am Runcton Holme Rev. Dr. David our Priest in Charge             *Thursday 6th June 10am Runcton Holme Rev. Dr. David our Priest in Charge                *Sunday 9th June 11am Watlington Reverend Dr. David our Priest in Charge

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

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.

 

May: Two significant periods in our May Calendar

 Christian Aid Week 12-18 May

Thank you we sent off £320.50

 

Thy Kingdom Come Global Wave of Prayer when churches throughout the world pray for the Holy Spirit between Ascension Day May 30th and Pentecost June 9th. Thy Kingdom come encourages every Christian to pray for five individuals so that they may know God’s love for them in Christ

Diary Dates

*Thursday 23rd May 7.30pm Watlington PCC Meeting at Old Rectory

*Wednesday 29th May 10.30am Martin Kenward from the Diocese is coming to talk about Parish Giving Scheme, Legacies etc. in Watlington Church. All Welcome

 

 (From Ely Diocese website)

New Bishop of Huntingdon Canon Dr Dagmar Winter (Rector of Hexham, in the Diocese of Newcastle) will be consecrated on Wednesday, 3rd July at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. 

Dagmar said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to become the seventh Bishop of Huntingdon. The Fens will be quite a different experience to the Northumberland Uplands for me and I can’t wait to meet people from the varied communities across the breadth of the Diocese. 

I have a particular passion for rural and market town ministry, and I am impressed with the Diocesan vision and will to grasp the great opportunities there are.  Cambridge and its universities make a distinct contribution which I deeply appreciate and I hope to build further on relationships here. 

There is a remarkable connection between Hexham and Ely: Etheldreda gave the land for the building of Hexham Abbey and in Ely she founded a monastery on the site which is now Ely Cathedral. I believe this legacy of generosity and prayerful commitment is rooted in the life-affirming, encouraging and inspiring love of God which we see in Jesus Christ, and I look forward to working with Bishop Stephen and many others to share this.” 

The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, said: “I am so thankful to God that our process of discernment has given us Dagmar Winter to be the next bishop of Huntingdon. Her gifts and experience in ministry are a splendid match with our role description and our ambition to be fully alive. She is first and foremost a fine pastor. 

I admire what she has contributed both locally and nationally to the Church’s engagement with rural life. Her talents as a theologian and biblical scholar will bring real benefits to us and to the College of Bishops. I am praying for our visible and generous ministry together as bishops within the established team serving the Diocese.”