Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

The West Norfolk Priory Group

Trinity Sunday

7th June 2020







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

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
   and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure,
   and weighed the mountains in scales
   and the hills in a balance?
Who has directed the spirit of the Lord,
   or as his counsellor has instructed him?
Whom did he consult for his enlightenment,
   and who taught him the path of justice?
Who taught him knowledge,
   and showed him the way of understanding?
Even the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
   and are accounted as dust on the scales;
   see, he takes up the isles like fine dust.
Lebanon would not provide fuel enough,
   nor are its animals enough for a burnt-offering.
All the nations are as nothing before him;
   they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

Why do you say, O Jacob,
   and speak, O Israel,
‘My way is hidden from the Lord,
   and my right is disregarded by my God’?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
   the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
   his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
   and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
   and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
   they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
   they shall walk and not faint.

 Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31

A reading from the second Epistle to the Corinthians

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

              2 Corinthians 13.11-13

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

Matthew 28.16-20

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 and Kevin Gardner, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali, Josie, Shaun Caley, Roger, Philip, Carole, , Debra, Christine, Tony Porter, Kath, Sam, Ken Martin, Wendy, Liz Wing

From the Diocese Prayer Calendar

Sunday 7th June

Today we pray for the Benefice of Wood Ditton with Saxon Street. We pray for its Clergy: The Revd Dr Naomi Wormell and for the life of the church, and the parishes it serves.

We pray for those that support our Bishops' Officers and from the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer: Pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico The Most Revd Francisco Moreno - Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico


From Archbishop of Canterbury

This weekend we give thanks and praise for Archbishop of York John Sentamu's ministry, and pray for him and Margaret as they prepare for retirement.


*Free Telephone Church Service

Daily HOPE. The line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.  Callers hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before being able to choose from a range of options.


* Virtual services



*Canon Jessica Martin has a Monday and Thursday reflection on Ely cathedral web-site

* Bishop Dagmar of Huntingdon Sunday Reflection


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Kings Lynn Foodbank – we can still support *by BACS transfer                         KL Foodbank Sort Code: 40-26-11 Account: 91808443                                 *by cheque  Kings Lynn Foodbank,                        TS Vancouver Building, St Margaret’s Lane, King’s Lynn, Norfolk  PE30 5DS

Racism and White Supremacy: Joint Statement by our Archbishops

Recent events in the United States of America have once again drawn public attention to the ongoing evil of white supremacy. Systemic racism continues to cause incalculable harm across the world. Our hearts weep for the suffering caused – for those who have lost their lives, those who have experienced persecution, those who live in fear. God’s justice and love for all creation demands that this evil is properly confronted and tackled. Let us be clear: racism is an affront to God. It is born out of ignorance, and must be eradicated. We all bear the responsibility and must play our part to eliminate this scourge on humanity.

As Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, “In a real sense, we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Therefore, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

We pray that God’s abounding wisdom, compassion and love will guide leaders across the world to forge a better society.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of YorkI


Prayer written this week by the Bishop of Ely’s BAME Adviser, Revd Nikki Mann, Priest-in-charge of the Raddesley Group


God of love,

You see and share in the hurt and injustices of the world.

We pray for change, for justice and equality everywhere.

Inspire good leadership, that will always seek higher values and work for peace.

Help us to work together for a world where each is valued and respected.

In humility we ask for insight to face our own prejudice and biases.

Transform our hearts, so we may value and celebrate one another as you do.         Amen.