Weekly Notice Sheet


6th August 2017

Trinity 8

8.00am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion

Presiding: Canon Simon


9.30am St Cuthbert’s, All Age Worship

Leading: All Age Team

Hymns: Please see screen

10.30am St Mary & St Margaret’s, Holy Communion

Presiding: Reverend Melanie

Preaching: Canon Simon

Hymns: 26, 39, 288, 463, 235

Readers: Tony Ashley-Griffth &

Christine Stanley

Intercessions: Ashley Williams

12.15pm St Mary & St Margaret’s, Baptism of Arthur Downs

Leading: Canon Simon

If you require a gluten free wafer please let a sideperson know.

Please join us for refreshments after the services

If you have prayer requests, please enter them in the books at the back of the church.

Collect  (Prayer of the week)

Lord God,

your Son left the riches of heaven

and became poor for our sake:

when we prosper save us from pride,

when we are needy save us from despair,

that we may trust in you alone;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Post Communion Prayer

Strengthen for service, Lord,

the hands that have taken holy things;

may the ears which have heard your word

be deaf to clamour and dispute;

may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;

may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love

shine with the light of hope;

and may the bodies which have been fed with your body

be refreshed with the fullness of your life;

glory to you for ever. Amen


Old Testament: Genesis Ch 32, 22-31 

Epistle: Romans Ch 9, 1-5

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah,who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

Gospel – Matthew Ch 14, 13-21

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Please Pray For:


Diocese of Puerto Rico (The Episcopal Church of USA): Bishop Wilfrido Ramos Orench.

Pray that our Mission Strategy 2021 may be an effective tool as we seek renewal and fresh inspiration for proclaiming the good news across this diocese.

The parishes of:

Drayton. Hellesdon, -Felthorpe, Hevingham, Horsford.

First Anniversary Of Baptism: Benjamin Ketland, Ivy Rowland, Sofia Harden.

Those living or working in: Virginia Close, Sparhawk Avenue, Merlin Avenue, Merlin Mews.

For healing: Hasina Begum, Peggy Brickman, Paul and Liz Boughton, Richard Boyce, Bryan Carpenter, Mabel Carter, Jean Carver, Bruce Crick, Ruth Dawes, Ron King, Karen Land, Alan Maundrell, Annette Norton, Angela Quantrill, Gail Rogers, Gordon Rooney, Diana Smith, Roger Tatton, Rodney Tooke, Robert Wood.

Please pray for family and friends of:  Derek Thomson, Denis Norton, Eileen Bullock.

First Anniversary:  David Banham, Doris Royal.

Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 9th August.

(Mothers’ Union – Mary Sumner Day) MU prayers will be incorporated in the 9.30 communion service at St Cuthbert’s Church.

SYEP – Tea Dance

Thursday 10th August 10.00am – 2.00pm

To be held in the Vicarage Garden or St Cuthbert’s hall depending on the weather.

SYEP will be providing musical entertainment which includes a sing along and dance along. Plus a DJ who will be playing 40s and 50s music.


Wednesday 27th August 2.00 – 5.00pm

Mothers’ Union

Sprowston Branch Afternoon Tea:

at 25 Allens Avenue. In aid of MU and Church Funds. Friends and relations welcome.

Saturday 9th September:

The Norfolk Churches Trust Cycle Ride & Walk.

Join a walking group starting from St Cuthbert’s at 9.30. Place your name on a sheet (at the back of both churches) or just turn up. Or, please sponsor a rider or a walker. We also need stewards at both churches to give a welcome, and sign the sponsor sheets for those visiting our own churches. Please see Sheila.

Sunday 17th September – Teddy Bear Picnic

St Mary & St Margaret’s 1.00 – 3.00pm


Update on John’s appeal

Many of you will know John’s appeal was postponed, we have now been given notice of a new date of 1st May 2018.

Please continue to pray for John and thank you for your support.

Children’s Society Collection Boxes

Children’s Society money boxes will be collected from now until Sunday 24th September.

You may drop off your box at church on a Sunday before the deadline.

Alternatively Pauline will collect from you, please call Pauline on 01603 405283.

Parish Magazine Distribution

We are looking for Sprowston News Magazine distributors to deliver to the following roads:

Blithemeadow Drive & Gardens 17 copies

Linacre Avenue & Kestrel Road 14 copies

Russell Avenue 9 copies

Falcon Road East & West, Linton Cres. 22 copies

If you feel able to do one of these please contact Roz Taylor, Magazine Secretary on 01603 484626.

Thank you.

Children’s Society Collection Boxes

Children’s Society collection boxes will be collected from now until Sunday 24th September.

You may drop off your box at church on a Sunday before the deadline.

Alternatively Pauline will collect from you, please call Pauline on 01603 405283.


Sprowston Day Centre

On your own, would like some good company?

The luncheon club runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at St Cuthbert’s.  They offer morning coffee, entertainment, 2 course lunch and bingo afterwards.

An opportunity to make new friends and chat.

A warm welcome on arrival and help from friendly hostesses for those with disabilities.

For more information call 01603 419682.

 Anyone interested in being Confirmed, please speak to Canon Simon.

 This Week

Monday – Friday


St Cuthbert’s,

8.30am, Morning Prayer;

5.15pm Evening Prayer.

Our churches are open everyday:

St Mary & St Margaret’s 10.00am – 4.00pm

St Cuthbert’s 8.30am – 10.00pm




St Mary & St Margaret’s 10.00 – 12.00, Tuesday Break

St Cuthbert’s 6.00 – 7.00pm, Vestry Hour

Annexe 6.30pm, Youth Cafe


St Cuthbert’s 9.30am, Holy Communion




St Mary & St Margaret’s 9.15, Morning Prayer

St Mary & St Margaret’s 9.30 – 10.30am, Vestry Hour

St Cuthbert’s 10.00am, Coffee Morning

St Cuthbert’s 12.15pm, Midday Prayer Group

St Mary & St Margaret’s 3:00pm, Julian Gathering


If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the notice sheet, please email: office@sprowston.org.uk