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NEWS IN THE PEWS
‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.’Psalm 127.Vs.1
SERVICES: Sunday 15th April Third Sunday of Easter
9:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
*new time* 3pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
*new time* 5pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)

SERVICES NEXT WEEK: Sunday 22nd April Fourth Sunday of Easter
9:00am Morning Worship & Sunday School (Carolynne Adam)
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (Archdeacon Richard)
11:00am Morning Worship with APCM at Orlingbury (The Rector)
11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Archdeacon Richard)

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.

Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to
[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.

Collect
Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us also to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Zephaniah 3:14 – end (NIV) Song of Joy
14 Sing, O Daughter Zion;
shout aloud, O Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
O Daughter Jerusalem!
15 The LORD has taken away your punishment;
he has turned back your enemy.
The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you;
never again will you fear any harm.
16 On that day
they will say to Jerusalem,
“Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands hang limp.
17 The LORD your God is with you,
he is Mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you;
he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
18 “The sorrows for the appointed feats I will remove from you, they are a burden and a reproach to you.
19 At that time I will deal
with all who oppressed you.
I will rescue the lame;
and gather those who have been scattered.
I will give them praise and honor
in every land where they were put to shame.
20 At that time I will gather you;
at that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honor and praise
among all the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes[e] before your very eyes,”
says the LORD.

Acts 3:11-19:(NIV) Peter Speaks to the Onlookers
11 While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.
17 “Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer. 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Luke 24: 36b -49 (NIV) Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised, but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.
Notices

Sarah Osborne, who worships at Little Harrowden Church, is running the London Marathon on Sunday, April 22 to raise money for Action on Pre-Eclampsia, a charity which supports anyone affected by pre-eclampsia and works to prevent the needless deaths of mums and babies. Everyone wishes Sarah the best of luck with the 26-mile challenge. Anyone wanting to sponsor Sarah can do so by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-osborne36

Little Harrowden’s Got Talent, a family concert to showcase the talents of those at Little Harrowden Church will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 4pm.
Everyone is invited to attend and anyone wishing to take part is asked to contact Carolynne Adam as soon as possible on 01933 673492.

Waendel Walk on Orlingbury Green St Mary’s Church runs the checkpoint on Orlingbury Green on Sunday, May 13th from 8.30am and until 3pm.
We will be serving hot and cold drinks, savories, delicious cakes and there will be a BBQ. Come and join us on The Green, meet the walkers, have morning coffee, lunch and tea!
Help on the day and cakes would be very welcome.
Contact Gillian Walton  01933 557410

APCM MEETINGS
Great Harrowden Thursday April 19th at 7:00pm in church.
Orlingbury Sunday April 22nd at 11:00am within morning service
Little Harrowden Wednesday April 25th at 7:00pm in church.
Isham Thursday, April 26th at 7:00pm in church.

Please pray:
• For Janet Johnson and all in need of healing.

Reverend Toni’s Easter Break is from Friday 27th April until Thursday 3rd May. Her Summer break is from Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.

Church Website: www.5churches.co.uk
NIP online: https://5churches.co.uk/newsletter/

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