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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 6th May   Rogation Sunday

9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden  (The Rector)

9:00am Family Service at Isham (Lay led)

11:00am Thanksgiving service at Great Harrowden (The Rector)

11:00am Family Service at Orlingbury (Lay led)

11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (Lay led)

SERVICES NEXT WEEK: Sunday 13th May Seventh Sunday of Easter    

9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)

10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam))

11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)

4:00pm Cupcakes & Fizz Family Service at Isham (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.

Collect                                                                             

Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Isaiah 55: 1-11 (NIV)                               Invitation to the Thirsty

55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,

    come to the waters;

and you who have no money,

    come, buy and eat!

Come; buy wine and milk

    without money and without cost.

2 Why spend money on what is not bread,

    and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

    and you will delight in the richest of fare.

3 Give ear and come to me;

    listen, that you may live.

I will make an everlasting covenant with you,

    my faithful love promised to David.

4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,

    a ruler and commander of the peoples.

5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,

    and nations you do not know will come running to you,

because of the LORD your God,

    the Holy One of Israel,

    for he has endowed you with splendor.”

6 Seek the LORD while he may be found;

    call on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake their ways

    and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,

    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

    neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the LORD.

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,

    so are my ways higher than your ways

    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow

    come down from heaven,

and do not return to it

    without watering the earth

and making it bud and flourish,

    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

    It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Acts 10: 44-48 (NIV)                                                           

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles. 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues[a] and praising God.

Then Peter said, 47 “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” 48 So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.

John 15:9-17                                                                       

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

Notices                                                                                

Forms are now out to sign up to attend or help as a volunteer at this year’s holiday club. Known as Team Builders Holiday Club it will take place at Pytchley Church from Monday, July 23 until Friday, July 27 from 10am to 12pm each day. Everyone is invited to stay for a celebration picnic on Friday, 27, July at 12pm. Games, crafts, stories, songs, sports and lots of fun everyday is planned. Forms can be found at the back of each church and need to be returned to Karan Harris by July 9, to secure your place.

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 [email protected] 01933 557410

Please pray:  

• For Doreen Dicks, Janet Grundy, Janet Johnson and all those known to us personally who need God’s healing touch.

• James Tarry and Ruth Walker who were married at Orlingbury Church yesterday (Saturday 5th) and for Alan Ryan and Sarah Giordano who are getting married at Pytchley Church on Saturday, May 12.

Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to 

[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.

Reverend Toni’s Summer break is from Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.

Church Website:  www.5churches.co.uk

NIP online: https://5churches.co.uk/newsletter/

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