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NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 19th August 2018 12th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion at Isham (Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
No Evensong or Sunday JAM
 
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 26th August 2018, 13th Sunday after Trinity GREEN 9:00am Holy Communion at Isham(Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
9:00am Celtic Morning Worship & Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
11:00am Café Church at Orlingbury (Lay-led)
No service at Pytchley – to join 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 followed by refreshments. (Rev’d James Mogridge 22nd August)
 
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Collect
God of constant mercy, who sent your Son to save us: remind us of your goodness, increase your grace within us, that our thankfulness may grow, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 
Old Testament Reading 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 (NIV)
10 Then David rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. 11 He had reigned forty years over Israel—seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. 12 So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established.
3 Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
4 The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. 5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
6 Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.
7 “Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”
 
 
New Testament Reading Ephesians 5:15-20 (NIV)
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Gospel Reading John 6:51-58 (NIV)
51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
52 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
Notices and prayers continued over the page
 
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the Macmillan Coffee Morning at Little Harrowden on Monday. A total of £192.74 was raised, including a £50 donation from the Ladies Breakfast.
 
Outing to Peterborough Catherdral: 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. Numbers are required URGENTLY so that transport can be booked. Please let Carolynne Adam [email protected] or the churchwardens know.
 
September 7th Beetle Drive in Gt Harrowden church at 6.30pm starting with jacket potato supper. Adults £6 children £4. Bring your own drinks. Fun for all. Come on your own or bring friends/family – all welcome.
For tickets please contact Sharon on 07771 800068 or email [email protected]
 
Coffee Morning and Teddy Bears Picnic at All Saints’ Church, Pytchley
Saturday 8th September
9.30 am – noon
Cakes, Eggs, Breads Delicious Coffee!
FACE PAINTING, HAIR BRAIDING
BRING YOUR TEDDY to the Teddy Bears Picnic
 
Come to the WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING!
9am – 11am Friday 28th September Pytchley School
Donations of cake please 🙂
ALL VERY WELCOME
Contact Helen: 01536 790506 [email protected]
 
Are you ready to be confirmed?
So far we have 4 adults and 11 young people going forward for confirmation. I am also waiting for forms to come in for baptised youngsters who want to learn about Holy Communion, with the view of receiving prior to confirmation.
 
Eucharistic training – Would YOU like to assist at Holy Communion?
Rev.d Toni has put together a preparation course to encourage you to come forward and is now waiting for YOUR form to be received. We are hoping to have this group on a Saturday morning (with a light lunch) early September. If you are already a lay assistant, then this group is still for you, so that we can all learn together, and serve in the same way.
PLEASE send names ASAP to Rev’d Toni if you are interested.
 
Thankyou to Rev’d Canon Margaret Johnson for covering our services for the next two weeks and also Rev’d James Mogridge for covering our Wednesday mid week services at Little Harrowden. I am sure you will give them a warm welcome and a HOT cup of tea or coffee (and of course CAKE!!)
 
Please pray:
• For Frank Stanley (Pytchley), Janet Johnson, Val Wells and all those in need of healing.
• Please pray for the families and all those who are undergoing new treatment, that God will give them the strength and peace to get through this difficult time, remembering Alexandria, and also Laz that his biopsy will prove to be clear.
• Pray for our government and their responsibilities concerning Brexit. That they will have the humility to listen to one another and a good solution will be found for the UK and the EU.
• Pray for all fire-fighters that are battling with the fires throughout the world, that they will not be overcome by exhaustion and lack of resources. Pray for the loss of life and homes, and for those left behind distraught. Remember also those countries affected by earthquakes, for the homeless and bereaved.
 
• 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
Reverend Toni is on holiday until Tues 28th Aug
 
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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