SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 7th October 2018
19th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Little Harrowden – 12pm Harvest Lunch (The Rector) (Tickets from Jose 01933 678 262)
9:00am Harvest Service at Isham (Lay-Led)
11:00am Harvest Service & Baptism at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Harvest Service at Orlingbury (Lay-Led)
11:00am Harvest Service at Pytchley (Lay-led)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 14th October 2018
20th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
No morning service at Great Harrowden – to join another church
No morning service at Isham – to join another church
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Lay-led)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
3:00pm Baptism Service at Pytchley (The Rector)
4:00pm Cupcakes & Fizz Family Service at Isham
9:30am – 10:45am (term time) Mon 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 followed by refreshments.
Faithful Lord, whose steadfast love never ceases and whose mercies never come to an end: grant us the grace to trust you and to receive the gifts of your love, new every morning, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Genesis 2:18-24 (NIV)
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam[a] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[b] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[c] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
New Testament Reading Hebrew 1.1-4, 2.5-12(NIV)
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
7 You made them a little[a] lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honor
8 and put everything under their feet.”[b][c]
In putting everything under them,[d] God left nothing that is not subject to them.[e] Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.[f] 9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.[g] 12 He says,
“I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters;
in the assembly I will sing your praises.”[h]
Gospel Reading Mark 10:2-16 (NIV)
2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”
3 “What did Moses command you?” he replied.
4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”
5 “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. 6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’[a] 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[c] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”
13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
Enjoy lunch at Little Harrowden Church next Saturday. A ‘lent lunch’ style meal consisting of soup and a roll will be served at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday 13th October at 12noon, costing £3. Everyone is invited to go along and enjoy lunch in good company. Proceeds to church funds.
Outing to Peterborough Cathedral: People are still invited to join members of Little Harrowden Church on their trip to Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday, October 20th. Please inform Carolynne ASAP: [email protected] or let the church wardens know if you would like to attend.
Kettering Harvest food bank appeal 2018:
The following items would be greatly received: cereal, long life milk, ravioli , spaghetti hoops, tomatoes, sweet corn, peas, carrots, pasta sauce, rice, small bags of sugar, potatoes, fruit, custard, rice pudding, jam, chocolate spread, tinned fruit and any sort of instant rice pasta packets – boiling water ones or microwave as not everyone has cooker. Tinned tuna, biscuits /sweets and chocolate are nice for a treat too, toiletries.
They usually have plenty of rice and pasta so it’s the things to put with it they need.
Please pray for:
• William Hilsden that he may know God’s love as he begins his journey in the Christian faith following his baptism at Great Harrowden today and his parents Amy and Fred as they bring him up in the Christian faith.
• Janet Johnson, for Carolynne’s mum, Joyce that she continues to improve. For Alan Skinner’s wife Barbara, for Jules Guilfoyle, that she will get good news from her scans.
• Please pray for the families and all those who are undergoing new treatment, especially Josephine and Lucy that God will give them the strength and peace to get through this difficult time, remembering Alexandria.
• For all those in need of healing.
Please pray for those affected by the natural disasters in Indonesia
LORD you have said that when we pray for anything in Your name, you will grant our request. In your mercy….hear these prayers in Jesus name.
Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet [email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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NEWS IN THE PEWS
‘Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’
Reverend Toni’s Autumn break will be from Friday 19th October until Friday 26th October