Weekly Notices


17th September 2017

Talent’   (Trinity 14)

8.00am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion

Presiding: Reverend Dean

9.30am St Cuthbert’s, Family Communion Presiding: Reverend Dean

Preaching: Reverend Melanie

Hymns: Please see screen

Intercessions: Penny Rennie

10.30am St Mary & St Margaret’s, Holy Communion Leading: Reverend Philip

Presiding & Preaching: Canon Simon

Hymns: 282, 167, 533, 53, 30

Readers: Tony Ashley-Griffith & Liz Marsden

Intercessions: Barbara Winter

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

Please join us for refreshments after the services

12.15pm St Mary & St Margaret, Baptism of

Lilly-Mae Burton

1.00pm St Mary & St Margaret’s

Teddy Bear Picnic & Parachute Drop

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

Collect (Prayer of the week)

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

Post Communion Prayer

Lord God, the source of truth and love,

keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,

united in prayer and the breaking of bread,

and one in joy and simplicity of heart,

in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Old Testament: Exodus 31.1-6

The Israelites Oppressed

These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:  Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;  Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.

Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died …

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12.1-18

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot were to say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body’, that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear were to say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body’, that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

Gospel – Matthew 5.13-16

You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Please Pray For:


Diocese of Sodor & Man: Bishop Peter Eagles.

The Religious Society of Friends and Area Representative, David Saunders.

The parishes of:

Christ Church, New Catton,St Mary Magdelene, Norwich, Old Catton

Those living or working in: Plantation Drive, Rowan Court, Pine Court, Chopyngs Dole Close.

For healing: Hasina Begum, Paul and Liz Boughton, Richard Boyce, Bryan Carpenter, Mabel Carter, Jean Carver, Ruth Dawes, Jerry Duncombe, Ron King, Karen Land, Alan Maundrell, Annette Norton, Roger Tatton, Rodney Tooke, Robert Wood.

Please pray for family and friends of: Sonia Forster, Maria Windscheffel, Barbara Duncan, May Farrow, Barbara Thrower, Gordon Rooney.

Forthcoming Events

TODAY – Teddy Bear Picnic & Parachute Drop

St Mary & St Margaret’s 1.00 – 3.00pm

If you are able to provide cakes for this event, it would be very much appreciated.

Thursday 28th September

Deanery Prayer Pilgrimage with Bishop Jonathan.

A prayer journay around the Deanery starting at 9.00am at Anglia Square and finishing with evening prayer at Hellesdon Hospital Chapel. Join us for all or part of this day. Leaflets at the back of the church.

Saturday 30th September – Messy Harvest

St Cuthbert’s 3.30 – 5.30

Come join us for fun craft activities for all the family

Sunday 8th October – United Harvest Festival Service

At St Cuthbert’s church 10.00am.

With Bishop Graham, The Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Followed by Bring & Share lunch in the hall – sign up sheets can be found at the back of the church.


Thanksgiving Sunday – 24th September

Please give some thought and prayer to the amount you can give in 2018, your generosity it always appreciated.

There is a letter from Simon – please collect one if you haven’t already seen it.

Thank you.

Alpha Course

Delves Rm, Diamond Centre, Sprowston.  27th September to 29th November

See front page entry for details.


Parish Magazine Distribution

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

Blithemeadow Drive & Gardens 17 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 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.

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


Parish Room 9.00am, Wider team meeting

Parish Room 10.15am, Site Committee

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

Gryphon Place 11.00am, Service

St Cuthbert’s 6.00 – 7.00pm, Vestry Hour

Annexe 6.30pm, Youth Cafe

St Cuthbert’s 7.30pm, Cross Section


St Cuthbert’s 9.30am, Holy Communion


St Cuthbert’s 9.30am, Berties Babes



St Mary & St Margaret’s 9.15, Morning Prayer

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

24th September


Thanksgiving Sunday

Ecclesiastes 5: 7-16

2 Corinthians 9: 6-11 & Matthew 6: 19 -33

8.00am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion

9.30am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion

10.30am St Mary & St Margaret’s, Morning Prayer

12.15pm St Mary & St Margaret, Baptism of Olivia, Penny and George Jefferies

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