NEWS IN THE PEWS
Services: Sunday 21st January Epiphany 3
9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am Benefice Service at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
2pm – 3:00pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
4:00pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY Sunday 28th January Epiphany 4
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham – Pytchley to join (The Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
9:00am Morning Worship and Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd James Mogridge)
11:00am Morning Worship & Café Church (Gillian Walton)
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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• For Reuben Bell, Alf Lossau, Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
Collect Epiphany 3
God of all mercy your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise. Amen
Genesis 14: 17-20 (NIV)
17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
20 And praise be to God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.”
Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Revelation 19:6-10 (NIV)
6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”
John 2: 1 – 11 Jesus Changes Water Into Wine
2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Lent lunches begin at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, 24th February at 12 noon
A Beetle Drive with Sausage and Mash Supper will take place at Little Harrowden Church on Friday, February 9th starting at 6pm. Tickets cost £6 (£4 children) available from Linda 01933 680 378 or Jose 01933 678 262.
Men’s Breakfast will be held in Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, 27 January at 8:45am. Please let Jerry Adam know if you plan to attend for catering purposes.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party hosted by The Harrowdens with Isham, Orlingbury and Pytchley Mother’s Union will take place at Little Harrowden Church on 13th February at 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for delicious pancakes cooked by the Guides.
Feb 3rd: 9:30am – 2:00pm Wedding Preparation at Little Harrowden Church
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