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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 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
 
SERVICES NEXT WEEK: Sunday 29th April Fifth Sunday of Easter
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
10:00am for 10:30am Café Church at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
4:00pm Sung Evensong at Orlingbury
 
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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[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.
 
Collect
Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep: teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father. Amen
 
Acts 4:5-12 (NIV)
5 The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family. 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is
“‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
 
1 John 3:16-24 (NIV)
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
John 10:11-18 (NIV)
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
 
Notices
 
Sarah Osborne, who worships at Little Harrowden Church, is running the London Marathon Sunday 22 April, 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
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.
 
Mens and ladies breakfasts will take place on Saturday, April 28th at Little Harrowden Church and 17 Grange Road respectively beginning at 8:45am.
For catering purposes, please let Gerry and Carolynne Adam know if you can attend: [email protected]
 
Request from Julie Georgiou: My son is getting married in June and part of the tradition is the breaking of plates. If any one has any old or chipped plates they want to get rid of I would be happy to collect. Please message me or mobile 07789818291. Many thanks
 
Please pray:
• For Janet Johnson and all in need of healing.
• Give thanks to God for bringing Bob Oldfield safely through his operation and continue to pray for his full recovery.
 
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.
 
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NIP online: https://5churches.co.uk/newsletter/
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