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NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 8th July 2018 6 after Trinity GREEN
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)
No service at Great Harrowden – to join others

SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 15th July 2018 7 after Trinity GREEN
9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
Benefice Holy Communion at 10:30am at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
3pm -4:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden Church (Carolynne Adam)
5pm Evensong at Little Harrowden Church (Carolynne Adam)

Weekday Services
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.

Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to
[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.

Collect
Creator God, you made us all in your image: may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 2:1-5 (NIV)
2 He said to me, “Son of man,[a] stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.” 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
3 He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day. 4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says.’ 5 And whether they listen or fail to listen—for they are a rebellious people—they will know that a prophet has been among them.

New Testament Reading 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 (NIV)

2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Gospel Reading Mark 6:1-13
6 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.
Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.
8 These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
12 They went out and preached that people should repent. 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
Notices

Would you like to be confirmed? A confirmation service will be held in the Benefice in March. (Venue to be confirmed.) Reverend Toni would like to hear from anyone interested. There will be two preparation groups, for young people and adults. Also there will be preparation classes for youngsters wishing to take communion before confirmation. Please place your name on the forms at the back of church and return ASAP to Reverend Toni or church wardens.

Little Fishes Coffee Morning will be held in Little Harrowden Church on Monday, August 13 from 9:30am – 11am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 5 Churches Holiday Club takes place between 23rd – 27th July. Forms are available in each church or from your local school.

Little Harrowden mid-week Holy Communion takes place each Wednesday at 9:15am followed by coffee/tea and cake from 10:10am. People are invited to attend the short, said service or pop-in from 10:10am to enjoy a cup of tea and a cake.

Note for your diary: There will be no Sunday JAM or Evensong during August.

Please pray:
• For Frank Stanley (Pytchley), Steve and family on the loss of her beloved dog Bruce, Doreen Dicks, Janet Grundy, Janet Johnson and all those known to us personally who need God’s healing touch.
• For John Thompson, the father of Kath Gosling (Orlingbury), whose funeral took place at Orlingbury on Thursday. For the family of Cliff Payne whose funeral takes place at Pytchley Church on 20th July at 1pm.
• For the family and friends of Norman Knibbs, whose ashes will be interred at Pytchley Church on Wednesday.

ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
Church Website: www.5churches.co.uk
NIP online: https://5churches.co.uk/newsletter/

‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’
Psalm 127.Vs.1
Reverend Toni’s Summer break is from
Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.

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