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Services: Sunday 4th February 2 Before Lent
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
9:00am Family Service at Isham (Team)
11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
11:00am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)
11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)
 
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY Sunday 11th February 1 Before Lent
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Isham to join) (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Team)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (GH to join) (The Rector)
 
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 baby Ollie, Reuben Bell, Alf Lossau, Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
 
Collect 2 Before Lent
Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 
 
Proverbs 8.1, 22-31 (NIV) Wisdom’s Call
8 Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
22 “The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,[a][b]
before his deeds of old;
23 I was formed long ages ago,
at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,
when there were no springs overflowing with water;
25 before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,
26 before he made the world or its fields
or any of the dust of the earth.
27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,
when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
28 when he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29 when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
30 Then I was constantly[c] at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
31 rejoicing in his whole world
and delighting in mankind.
Col 1.15-20 (NIV) The Supremacy of the Son of God
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
 
John 1:1 – 14 The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Notices
 
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.
 
Lent lunches begin 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.
 
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.
 
The 2nd Orlingbury Brownies invite everyone to a coffee morning on Saturday, February 10th between 10am and 12noon at Orlingbury Village Hall.
 
 
Family Services take place on the first Sunday of the month at St Mary’s Church, Orlingbury. A production error meant this information was missing from the service rota in Connect 5 February edition. Apologies for any confusion caused.
 
Aged 10.5 to 14 years? Want to do different things, make a difference, see and do more? Then maybe the 1st Isham and Orlingbury Scouts is for you. Exciting activities include; canoeing, lighting fires, cooking and making bird boxes for the community. A spokesman for Isham Scouts said: “We try archery, walk to the chip shop through mud, rain and in the dark (quite a few times), do wide games, go on incident hikes and take part in survival camps.” The Isham Scouts also manage to fit in craft making – making junk models that resemble the leader. Other activties which have taken place recently include axe throwing, games, and work on the Million Hands project (dementia), indoor non-stop cricket, dodgeball, sushi making, and a South African Night run by the Scouts. Finally they are off to see the Menin Gate and Ypres. And that’s just in the last few months!
So what is stopping you?
The Isham Scouts meet on a Wednesday evening during term time from 7.30pm – 9pm (mainly) sometimes at Isham Village Hall, sometimes down the fields having a barbecue.
If you or someone you know would like to join us please contact [email protected]
 
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