Trinity Sunday 16th June 2019

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Trinity Sunday

16th June 2019


Our Hymns today (Mission Praise)

209 Spirit of the Living God                            The Gloria                                                    142 Lord for the years                                         163 Now thank we all our God


Holy God,

faithful and unchanging:

enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,

that we may truly worship you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.


Our readings today


A reading from the Book of Proverbs

Does not wisdom call,
   and does not understanding raise her voice? 
On the heights, beside the way,
   at the crossroads she takes her stand; 
beside the gates in front of the town,
   at the entrance of the portals she cries out: 
‘To you, O people, I call,
   and my cry is to all that live.

The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,
   the first of his acts of long ago. 
Ages ago I was set up,
   at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
   when there were no springs abounding with water. 
Before the mountains had been shaped,
   before the hills, I was brought forth— 
when he had not yet made earth and fields,
   or the world’s first bits of soil. 
When he established the heavens, I was there,
   when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, 
when he made firm the skies above,
   when he established the fountains of the deep, 
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
   so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 
   then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight,
   rejoicing before him always, 
rejoicing in his inhabited world
   and delighting in the human race. 

Proverbs 1-4. 22-31

A reading from Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Romans 5.1-5

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John ‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

John 16.12-15

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                                         

June and July Services


*Sunday 23rd June 11am Tottenhill Morning Prayer led by lay people        

*Sunday 30th June 11am Watlington Patronal Festival Canon Derek Brown

*Sunday 7th July 9.30am Runcton Holme Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Thursday 4th July 10am Runcton Holme Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Sunday 14th July 11am Watlington with Baptism Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Sunday 21st July 9.30am Wormegay with Baptism Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Sunday 28th July Open Air Deanery Service at Stow Hall

To contribute to, or receive a copy of this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584,

 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 June 22nd 10am-3pm Watlington Church Open Day and Gift Day

Saturday June 29th 7pm Strawberry and Wine Evening at home of Janet and Gerald Shinn, Stone Cross Farm Wormegay (Proceeds to cluster of our four churches)

Saturday July 6th 7pm Barbeque Evening with music and mini Quiz at Watlington Village Hall £6 ticket from 811086 or 810584 (proceeds to Watlington Church)

Sunday 7th July 3pm Open Garden and Strawberry Tea 32 Fen Road Watlington (proceeds to Friends of Nakwero which supports Norfolk Vocational Institute Uganda)          AGM at 5pm

Thankyou everyone who supported the Garden Fete 9th June at the Old Rectory The rain came down unrelentingly on Saturday the planned date for the Church Fete. The decision late on Saturday morning to postpone until Sunday meant we were blessed with sunshine and people turned out to support us. The financial result was £1104.45.           Thankyou Maria and Drew Purves and family for opening your garden and home to host the Garden Fete

Swiss Holiday 30th July to August 6th

Mrs Maddy Dale, The Vicarage, 37 Church Rd


Tel: 01945-880259

There are 6 spaces still available

Another Thankyou received from the family of Jack Miller baptised last Sunday, for the welcome they received in Watlington Church

Baptism the start of a journey, an opportunity to thank God for the gift of a child.

The arrival of a child often makes people look at life differently, perhaps makes people think about their own faith and explore their own thinking. A baptism also gives us older Christians the chance to reappraise, give thanks for new life, give thanks for our own lives and our own journey.

Christians come in all shapes and sizes and are at different stages on their journey of faith. Churches try to be places where everyone is welcomed, where everyone can grow, get to know God better and support one another.

Barbara Church (precis from Ally Barrett’s book on Baptism)

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

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