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NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 18th November 2018
Second Sunday before Advent RED

9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion Service at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am Benefice Holy Communion Service at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
3pm- 4:30pm JAM Family Service & Baptism at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)

No Evensong

SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 25th November 2018 Sunday before Advent RED
9:00am Morning Worship & Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
5:00pm Songs of Praise at Little Harrowden (Lay-led)
5:00pm Thanksgiving and Carols at Isham (The Rector)
No Service at Orlingbury
No Service at Pytchley

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 followed by refreshments.

Collect
Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Old Testament Reading Daniel 12:1-3 (NIV)
12 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise[a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.

New Testament Reading Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25
11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Gospel Reading Mark 13;1-8 (NIV)
13 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”
2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
Notices:
Visitors to Little Harrowden’s Main Street at the end of November are invited to keep their eyes open for heavenly creations spreading their wings and Christmas joy around the village. Watch this space.
Christmas Tree Festivals are taking place in Little Harrowden Church and Isham Church next weekend, ending with a 5:00pm thanksgiving service in each church.

Please pray for:
• Aimee Garner, that she may know God’s love, following her baptism at Little Harrowden today
• for Bob Oldfield
• Janet Johnson
• for Carolynne’s mum, Joyce that she continues to improve.
• for Alan Skinner’s wife Barbara.
• for Jules Guilfoyle.
• 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
• for Alexandria and her family
• 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

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As we approach Advent, a time of expectation, draw us together in unity,
that our praise and worship
might echo in the walls of our churches,
and also through our lives.
In this Advent of expectation
draw us together in mission,
that the hope within
might be the song we sing,
and the melody of our lives.
In this Advent of expectation
draw us together in service,
that the path we follow
might lead us from a stable
to a glimpse of eternity.

ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’ Psalm 127.Vs.1

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