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NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES : Sunday 18th February Lent 1

10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
2:00pm – 3:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
4:00pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY Sunday 25th February Lent 2
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
9:00am Morning Worship & Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (The Rector)11:00am Café Church at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)

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.
Please pray:
• For Pam Buckby (Little Harrowden), who died on Tuesday, her husband Harvey and all family and friends in mourning.
• For Denis Osborne, (Little Harrowden) who died on the 3rd of February, his wife May and all family and friends in mourning.
• For Alf Lossau, Janet Johnson, and all in need of healing.

Collect Lent 1
Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Genesis 9:8-17 (NRSV)
8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.[a] 11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
1 Peter 3:18-22 (NRSV)
18 For Christ also suffered[a] for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you[b] to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for[c] a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

Mark 1:9-15 (NRSV)
The Baptism of Jesus
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved;[a] with you I am well pleased.”
The Temptation of Jesus
12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[b] of God,[c] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;[d] repent, and believe in the good news.”[e] Notices

Lent lunches began at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, 17th February at 12 noon. Everyone is invited to pop along and enjoy lunch in exchange for donations to charity.

Lent Courses

Little Harrowden will be following the Diocesan Lent course which will largely be done individually, and it will be part of the three Morning Prayers that they hold. There will be one meeting to be arranged held at St Mary’s Little Harrowden during Lent where they shall discuss the whole course.

Orlingbury will be following the Pilgrims’ Course on The Bible and will meet every Thursday starting on 15 February at 7.30pm at Pat Waller’s house in Rectory Lane. All welcome and Gillian has copies of the booklet, which cost £4.50

Men’s Breakfast will take place at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, 24th February at 8:45am. Please let Jerry Adam know if you plan to attend for catering purposes:

Isham C of E Primary School has a vacancy for a foundation governor.
Are you a regular church attendee who is able to contribute some of your time to support our “outstanding” Primary School? Ideally we are looking for someone who is comfortable with financial matters and has a broad interest in children’s education. For more details please contact Liz Lovett, Chair of Governors, 01536 726200 or Mrs K Howarth, Head of the school on 01536 723956.

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

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