Michael and all Angels Trinity 15 29th September 2019

 The West Norfolk Priory Group

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Michael and all Angels

Trinity 15

29th September 2019


Our Hymns today

224 For all the Saints

478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones

186 Tell out my soul



O EVERLASTING God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels alway do thee service in heaven, so by thy appointment they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Our Readings

A reading from Paul’s first letter to Timothy

Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will bring about at the right time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honour and eternal dominion. Amen.

As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.                    

1 Tim 6:6-19

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke                                  

‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” ’.                                 Luke 16:19-end

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


Pray for Patricia Blyth and Peter Starling who will be licensed to the West Norfolk Priory Group as Licensed Lay Ministers on Saturday 5th October 2pm at Ely Cathedral. All Welcome


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

October Services

*Thursday 3rd October 10am Runcton Holme BCP Holy Communion Rev.David  

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

*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


 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

Saturday October 5th 7pm Harvest Supper

Watlington Village Hall Tickets £6 from Churchwardens. List for contributions at back of church at services. Tickets now available!


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


A Reflection

Deep peace of the running wave to you

deep peace of the flowing air to you

deep peace of the quiet air to you

deep peace of the shining stars to you

deep peace of the Son of peace to you. Amen


From the Ely Diocese Prayer Calendar Sunday 29th September Today we pray for the Benefice of Warboys with Broughton and Bury with Wistow, its parishes of Broughton, Bury, Warboys, Wistow. We pray for its Clergy: The Revd Garry Dawson-Jones. We pray for its LLM(s): Mr Andrew Bartram, Mrs Maureen Dean, Ms Debbie Goodwin and its volunteers, PCC members, Churchwardens and congregations. We pray for the Archdeacon of Cambridge and from the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Episcopal Church, The Most Revd Michael Curry - Presiding Bishop of TEC.

Mission Administrator Louise Vigus email


The office is open Monday to Thursday 10am-noon Tel.no. 07596 707469 Address: Church Office, 27/29 Bridge Street, Downham Market PE38 9DW.