Trinity 14 22nd September 2019

 The West Norfolk Priory Group


Trinity 14


22nd September 2019


Our Hymns today

25 Be Still

204 Lord for the years

82 From Heaven you came helpless babe

309 Take my life and let it be



Merciful God,

your Son came to save us

and bore our sins on the cross:

may we trust in your mercy

and know your love,

rejoicing in the righteousness

that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Our Readings


A reading from the book of the prophet Amos

Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
saying, ‘When will the new moon be over
   so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath,
   so that we may offer wheat for sale?
We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,
   and practise deceit with false balances,
buying the poor for silver
   and the needy for a pair of sandals,
   and selling the sweepings of the wheat.’

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

Amos 8. 4-7


A reading from Paul’s first letter to Timothy


First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For
there is one God;
   there is also one mediator between God and humankind,
Christ Jesus, himself human,
   who gave himself a ransom for all
—this was attested at the right time. For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

1 Timothy 2.1-7

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke                                  

Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an account of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.” Then the manager said to himself, “What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.” So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, “How much do you owe my master?” He answered, “A hundred jugs of olive oil.” He said to him, “Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.” Then he asked another, “And how much do you owe?” He replied, “A hundred containers of wheat.” He said to him, “Take your bill and make it eighty.” And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes.

‘Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.’                            Luke 16. 1-13

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

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,

September and October Services

*Sunday 29th September 9.30am Wormegay Patronal Festival Michael and all Angels Revd Dr.David                   

*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

From Canon Derek Brown                                              Today at Boughton the Revd Robin Blackall will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination, and at the same service the Revd Brian Redgers will celebrate his 51st….  Meanwhile in Ely Cathedral Canon Chris Barber will celebrate his 60th anniversary…. Congratulations and thanks to them - but with such long service do you think that there's something in the water?……

Meg Maxwell’s funeral was on Tuesday 17th, several people gathered at Enid Campbell’s home to remember Meg and share a quiet time of hope and thanksgiving. Any contributions in her memory are going to Medicins Sans Frontieres.


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


Michaelmas Ordinations (from The Revd Dr Megan Daffern at the Diocese)

As Michaelmas approaches, we are looking forward to the ordination of three deacons to serve curacies across the Ely Diocese. We would be very grateful for your prayers for them and their families, their training incumbents and their parishes, in the coming days.

Daphne CALVERT Upwell and Outwell

Training Incumbent: The Reverend Matthew Bradbury

Mark PYBUS Stilton with Denton and Caldecote with Folkesworth with Morborne and Haddon and Elton

Training Incumbent: The Reverend Richard Gibbs

Barrie SWINGLER Stanground and Farcet Training Incumbent: The Reverend Sarah Gower

Ordination will take place at St. Peter’s Upwell at 7pm on Wednesday 25th September. Pre-ordination quiet day on Monday 23rd September

And please keep praying for vocations to all ministries, lay and ordained, in our Diocese and wider Church.


 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

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