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NEWS IN THE PEWS ‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain’ Psalm 127.Vs.1
SERVICES: Sunday 13th May Seventh Sunday of Easter
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector) 4:00pm Pet Service at Isham Church (The Rector)
 
SERVICES NEXT WEEK: Sunday 20th May: Pentecost
9:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
3pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden Church (Carolynne Adam)
5pm Evensong at Little Harrowden Church (Carolynne Adam)
 
Weekday Services
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.
 
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Collect
Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen
 
Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26 (NIV)
15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters,[a] the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.”
21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”
23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
 
1 John 5:9-13
9 We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Concluding Affirmations
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
 
John 17:6-19 Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Notices
 
Forms are now out to sign up to attend or help as a volunteer at this year’s holiday club. Known as Team Builders Holiday Club it will take place at Pytchley Church from Monday, July 23 until Friday, July 27 from 10am to 12pm each day. Everyone is invited to stay for a celebration picnic on Friday, 27, July at 12pm. Games, crafts, stories, songs, sports and lots of fun everyday is planned. Forms can be found at the back of each church and need to be returned to Karan Harris 07761 593101, by July 9, to secure your place.
 
Waendel Walk on Orlingbury Green St Mary’s Church runs the checkpoint on Orlingbury Green today until 3pm. However, there is also a Holy Communion, as usual at 11am. Hot and cold drinks will be served on The Green as well as savories, delicious cakes and a BBQ. Come and join us, meet the walkers and have lunch and tea!
 
Marathon effort by Sarah Osborne
Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support and generous sponsorship you gave me recently in completing the London Marathon.
In the hottest London marathon to date it was a really tough but rewarding day, I am pleased to say I have raised £4784.85 for Pre Eclampsia Charity APEC. This money will mean so much to them and I know they are extremely grateful.
Thank you so very much. Sarah
 
Cupcakes & Fizz, Isham’s family service are holding a Pet Service at Isham Church at 4pm today. Everyone is invited to attend with their pet or soft toy or picture of a pet.
 
Isham History Society is holding a talk about Harrowden Hall RC Chapel, which is located in the grounds of Harrowden Hall, Great Harrowden on Thursday, 24 May at 7:30pm in the chapel. Non members are invited to go along. Admission costs £3. Also, on Thursday, 28 June the society has organised a coach trip to Worcester. Non-members are very welcome to help fill the coach. The cost is £15. Please contact Hazel Rait 01536 726 623 or Margaret Priest 01536 723 392 for further detail and to book.
 
All Saints Church, Kettering, has organised a trip to Walsingham on Saturday, 9 June. Travel cost by coach is £15 required ASAP. The coach will leave All Saints Church, Kettering at 8am and leave Walsingham at 5pm. Please sign the form in church or email: [email protected]
 
“Listen very carefully; I shall say this only once.” A French Evening will be held in Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, 19 May at 7:00pm. Come along and enjoy French food, desserts and wine. Tickets cost £8 and are available from Linda 01933 680378 or Jose 01933 678262.
 
Please pray:
• For Doreen Dicks, Janet Grundy, Janet Johnson and all those known to us personally who need God’s healing touch.
• Alan Ryan and Sarah Giordano were married at Pytchley Church Saturday 12th May and for all couples getting married in churches in the benefice this year.
 
Reverend Toni’s summer break is from
Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.
 
 
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN,
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN,
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY,
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY,
ST PETER’S, ISHAM,
 
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