NEWS IN THE PEWS SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 16th September 2018 16th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am 175 years Celebratory Benefice Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Bishop Donald)
3pm Baptism Service at Isham (The Rector)
3pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
5:00pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 23rd September 2018 17th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
9:00am Morning Worship & Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Café Church at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
No service at Pytchley – to join others
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.
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Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives’ end through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 50:4-9a (NIV)
4 The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
5 The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears;
I have not been rebellious,
I have not turned away.
6 I offered my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face
from mocking and spitting.
7 Because the Sovereign LORD helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set my face like flint,
and I know I will not be put to shame.
8 He who vindicates me is near.
Who then will bring charges against me?
Let us face each other!
Who is my accuser?
Let him confront me!
9 It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me.
Who will condemn me?
They will all wear out like a garment;
the moths will eat them up.
New Testament Reading James 3:1-12 (NIV)
3 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Gospel Reading Mark 8:27-end (NIV)
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”
30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life[b] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
Notices: Personal Assistants Required – Generous hourly rate to support a woman in Little Harrowden. There is flexibility with hours and shifts.
No personal care is required. Walking and light household chores. Training is provided. Applicants must like dogs.
Contact 07706 122443 for more information or e-mail [email protected]
Outing to Peterborough Cathedral: Members of Little Harrowden Church are organising a trip to take place on Saturday, October 20th and invite everyone across the Benefice to join them. In order to book transport, please inform Carolynne ASAP: [email protected] or let the church wardens know.
2018 Shoebox appeal Margaret Buchanan writes…
We are giving the shoebox appeal a rest this year ready for a FULL ON drive in 2019! Don’t worry if you have already started filling a box. Leave it in church and Karan and I will make sure it is safely delivered to the collection point.
Mens Breakfast will be held at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday 29th September at 8:45am. There will be no women’s breakfast in September. Please let Gerry Adam know if you plan to attend for catering purposes: 01933 673492
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. (All in tins or packets and not out of date please. Some schools have also asked children to add a coin to the tins, this helps tremendously as we are always short of funds.) Thank you so very much for your support.
- For Hazel and family following the funeral of her husband Alf on Friday.
- Janet Johnson, for Carolynne’s mum, Joyce, who is undergoing tests and Rex Tapp, that investigations at Great Ormond Street Hospital go well.
- 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.
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.
‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’ Psalm 127.Vs.1
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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