NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 10th June 2 after Trinity GREEN
NO service at Great Harrowden (join with others )
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
No morning service at Isham cupcakes & Fizz 4pm. (Lesley & Team)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 17th June 3 after Trinity GREEN
Benefice Holy Communion at Isham 10:30am (The Rector)
4pm Village Remembers Memorial Service at Little Harrowden Church Refreshments after in Little Harrowden Working Mens Club (The Rector)
9:30am – 10:45am (term time) Little Fishes carer and tots group at Little Harrowden.
9:15 am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Morning Prayer at Little Harrowden.
9.15 am Wednesday, Holy Communion at Little Harrowden. (see later in NIPS)
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Faithful creator, whose mercy never fails,: deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Genesis 3:8-15 (NIV)
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and hers; he will crush[b] your head, and you will strike his heel.”
New Testament Reading 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 (NIV)
13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[a] Since we have that same spirit of[b] faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Gospel Reading Mark 3:20-35
20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family[a] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”
23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. 28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”
31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
Afternoon tea will be served at All Saints’ Church, Pytchley on Sunday, 17th June between 3pm and 5pm. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children. Proceeds in aid of All Saints Church. Contact Julie Wykes 01536 790744, Diana Smith or Barbara Lodge for tickets or email: [email protected]
Village Remembers Seasons of Life Flower Festival will be held in Little Harrowden next weekend, the 16th and 17th June. Various events are taking place to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the 19 men (18 from Little Harrowden and one from Great Harrowden) who gave their lives in the First World War. A Flower Festival will take place in church, a craft fair will be held in Little Harrowden School on Saturday, 16th June and refreshments, a raffle, tombola and a display organised by Bob Coles MBE, will be held in the Village Hall.
The weekend will finish with a memorial service in church at 4pm on Sunday 17th, attended by Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden and the Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Paul Bell.
Reverend Toni’s bible study group will meet for the second time on Thursday, 14th June at 7:30pm at The Vicarage. The fortnightly course, held over 10 weeks, began on May 31st and will look at The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Revd Toni either by email: [email protected] or call The Vicarage: OR just turn up.
A doggie welcome guaranteed!!!! PLEASE BRING YOUR BIBLE. 01933 678225.
Summer Drinks & Nibbles at Pauline and Toni Middleton’s Farm, Sunday 24th June from 12.30pm Tickets £10, lawn games etc. Contact Pauline 01536 515458
KIDZONE “Holiday Club”
Get on board with holiday club
23rd -27th July 2018 for children aged 5+ noon, All Saints’ Church, Pytchley
10.00-12.00 Monday – Friday
or speak to Karan on 07761 593101
Connect 5 Summer Edition: Just a reminder that the next edition of Connect 5 is a joint edition for July and August. Please submit entries for inclusion to: [email protected] by the usual deadline of 10th June.
• For Doreen Dicks, Janet Grundy, Janet Johnson and all those known to us personally who need God’s healing touch.
• For Jean and her team of supporters for the work they do at the Isham Chapel.
• For Stephanie Smith and Freddie Dougall whose wedding takes place at Orlingbury Church on Saturday at 1pm.
• For the Village Remembers festival taking place in Little Harrowden next weekend in memory of the 19 men who gave their lives in the First World War.
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
Church Website: www.5churches.co.uk
NIP online: https://5churches.co.uk/newsletter/
‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’ Psalm 127.Vs.1
Reverend Toni’s Summer break is from
Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.