Trinity 16 6th October 2019

 The West Norfolk Priory Group

Runcton Holme



Trinity 16


6th October 2019


Our Hymns today

333 All my hope on God is founded                                 The Gloria                                                                             456 Teach me my God and King                           285 For the beauty of the earth


Lord of creation,

whose glory is around and within us:

open our eyes to your wonders,

that we may serve you with reverence 

and know your peace at our lives’ end. Amen.


Our Readings

A reading from Paul’s second letter to Timothy

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

To Timothy, my beloved child:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.           2 Timothy 1.1-14

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke                                  

The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ The Lord replied, ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you.

‘Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from ploughing or tending sheep in the field, “Come here at once and take your place at the table”? Would you not rather say to him, “Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink”? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, “We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!” ’

Luke 1. 5-10

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, Shaun Caley, Roger, Philip, Carole, , Debra, John, Christine, Tony Porter, Kath, Sam, Ken Martin


Wedding Wishes and Prayers for

Katherine Mary Brittain and Scott Paul Hunter of Wormegay who are getting married in Flitcham Church on 19th October


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,

October and November Services


*Sunday 13th October 11am Watlington Revd Dr. David                                        

*Sunday 20th October 9.30am Wormegay Revd Dr. David

*Sunday 27th October 11am + Baptism Tottenhill Revd Dr. David

Sunday 3rd November 9.30am Runcton Holme Revd Dr. David                                        


 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.’


Diary Dates

Sunday October 13th 2-4pm, service at 3.45pm Watlington Church

Care for our Earth Harvest Festival with a difference, birdbox making, apple juice pressing, reduce plastic use, bread making, lots more, teas coffees, cakes Bring something for the food bank   

Do come and bring someone with you

Friday 18th October 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Village Meet Coffee Morning in Parish Hall (proceeds to parish hall)

Saturday 19th October 10am-12noon Coffee Morning Wormegay Mission Room


Poppies for Remembrance Sunday                If you would like to knit or crochet poppies please see Janet Jones for details

Pat Blyth was licensed as a Licensed Lay Minister to work in the West Norfolk Priory Group at a Service in Ely Cathedral yesterday. She is already working with church schools in our Benefice and taking some Church services. Please support her with your prayers in this work.

Pat is happy to lead a Growing as a Disciple Course locally next year which some of us have found stimulating and helpful. Please contact David or a churchwarden if you might be interested.

Diocesan Prayer Calendar Sunday 6th October Today we pray for the Benefice of The Paxtons with Diddington and Southoe, its parishes of Diddington, Great Paxton, Little Paxton, Southoe. We pray for its Clergy: The Revd Canon Annette Reed. We pray for its LLM(s): Mrs Mel Eyeons and its volunteers, PCC members, Churchwardens and congregations. We pray for the Mission and Ministry team in the Diocese offices and from the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Church in Wales The Most Revd John Davies - Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea & Brecon

From Church of England web-site

The environment and climate change We believe that responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God's creation. Our environmental campaign exists to enable the whole church to address - in faith, practice and mission - the issue of climate change. "Reducing the causes of climate change is essential to the life of faith. It is a way to love our neighbour and to steward the gift of creation."                                                          Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Mission Administrator Louise Vigus email

The office is open Monday to Thursday 10am-noon 07596 707469 Address: Church Office, 27/29 Bridge Street, Downham Market PE38 9DW.