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NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 17th June 2018 3 after Trinity (GREEN)
Benefice Holy Communion at Isham 10:30am (The Rector)
4pm Village Remembers Memorial Service at Little Harrowden Church Refreshments after in Little Harrowden Working Men’s Club (The Rector)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 24th June 2018 4 after Trinity (GREEN)
9:00am Morning Worship and Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
11:00am Family Service & Baptism at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Café Church & Moring Worship at Orlingbury (Lay-led)
No service at Pytchley – to join with others

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
God our Saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; and help us to hold fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 17:22-24 (NIV)

22 “‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23 On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. 24 All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.
“‘I the LORD have spoken and I will do it.’”
New Testament Reading 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (NIV)

6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Gospel Reading Mark 4:26-34
26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”

33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything

Notices

Village Remembers memorial service will take place later today at Little Harrowden Church at 4pm. Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden and the Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Paul Bell will be in attendance.

Reverend Toni’s bible study group will meet for the third time on Thursday, 28th June at 7:30pm at The Vicarage. The fortnightly course, held over 10 weeks, began on May 31st and will look at The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Revd Toni either by email: [email protected] or call The Vicarage: OR just turn up.
A doggie welcome guaranteed!!!! PLEASE BRING YOUR BIBLE. 01933 678225.

Kettering Food Bank has issued an urgent appeal for the following items:
Tinned tomatoes, packets of rice, long life milk, rice pudding and custard. Collection points in Pytchley School and church.

Bishop John will be preaching and leading the Deanery Evensong service at St Mary’s Church, Grendon, NN7 1JE Church on Sunday 22nd July at 6pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend and join in the worship.

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

Please pray:
• For Joy Burton’s brother Malcolm and for all the family, Doreen Dicks, Janet Grundy, Janet Johnson and all those known to us personally who need God’s healing touch.
• For continued support to be given to Hazel and Alf Lassou.
• For Stephanie Smith and Freddie Dougall whose wedding took place at Orlingbury Church yesterday.

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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