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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 18th March Lent 5
9:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am Benefice Celtic Holy Commuion at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
2:00pm – 3:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
4:00am Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY Sunday 25th March Palm Sunday
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
9:45am Palm Sunday procession from Pocket Park in Main Street to Church
for 10:00am service (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Palm Sunday Holy Communion Service at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Café Church and Passion Reading at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
11:00am Palm Sunday Family Service with donkeys at Pytchley (Lay-led)

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 Lent 5
Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world: lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shredding of our Saviour’s blood Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NRSV) A New Covenant
31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband,[a] says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Hebrew 5:5-10 (NRSV)
5 So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;
6 as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
according to the order of Melchizedek.”
7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus[a] offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10 having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

John 12:20-33 (NRSV) Some Greeks Wish to See Jesus
20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

Jesus Speaks about His Death
27 “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people[a] to myself.” 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.

Notices

A Quiz Night, in aid of the Isabel Baker Foundation, will take place on Saturday 14th April at Isham Cricket Club at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 and include a cold supper. Six people maximum in each team. Licensed bar & raffle. Please contact Helen Clark 07543 471996 for tickets.

Lent lunches are taking place at Little Harrowden Church at 12 noon on Saturdays until (and including) 31st March. Everyone is invited to pop along and enjoy lunch in exchange for donations to charity.

Step into Spring Benefice Concert – It is with great regret that the Benefice Concert has been cancelled.

Milk Bottle Tops of any colour can be left in Great Harrowden Church porch or give to anyone who attends the church. They will be used to help raise money for the granddaughter of a local lady, who has been chosen to attend the World Scout Jamboree in America 2019.

A tribute to Pam Buckby 12.02.33 – 13.02.18
If you needed a word of encouragement, if you wanted a bit of help or some cheering up go and see Pam.
If there was a job to be done or some support required go and see Pam.
I remember Pam making bouquets for the Mothering Sunday service, reading regularly at Evensong, leading intercessions in Morning Prayer, she was on the cleaning rota, she performed recitations for our Wassail evening, sang in the Ladies Choir, the Church choir, she was a regular visitor to those in hospital or sick at home. She was a constant support to Harvey during the years that he was the Church Warden. You name it, Pam was involved in it from Knit and Natter to Little Fishes. As she grew older and her health deteriorated Pam still remained interested in everything that was happening in the church, she embraced every new venture from our Family Service to Café Church, and she was always so encouraging.
Even for the future Pam had told me that she would do a recitation for our April Concert if she was well enough, and she was very interested in the Flower Festival planned for the Summer.
St Mary’s will not be quite the same without her, we shall miss her.

By Carolynne Adam, Little Harrowden

Please pray:
• For baby Ollie, that his operation is successful and for the healing of his grandparents, for Janet Johnson and all in need of healing.
• Give thanks to God that Alf Loussau has been transferred for rehabilitation.

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