NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 25th November 2018
Sunday before Advent RED
9:00am Morning Worship & Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Celtic Morning Prayer at Great Harrowden (Lay led)
5:00pm Songs of Praise at Little Harrowden (Lay-led)
5:00pm Thanksgiving and Carols at Isham (Lay led)
No Service at Orlingbury
No Service at Pytchley
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 2nd December 2018
Sunday before Advent RE
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
9:00am Family Service at Isham (Lay led)
11:00am Come & Worship at Orlingbury (Lay-led)
4:00pm Christingle Service at Pytchley (The Rector)
11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Lay led)
4:00pm Christingle Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
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.
God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory. Amen
Old Testament Reading Daniel 7:9-10 (NIV)
9 “As I looked,
“thrones were set in place,
and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow;
the hair of his head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire,
and its wheels were all ablaze.
10 A river of fire was flowing,
coming out from before him.
Thousands upon thousands attended him;
ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
The court was seated,
and the books were opened.
New Testament Reading Revelations 1:4b-8 4 John,
To the seven churches in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”[b]
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”[c]
So shall it be! Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Gospel Reading John 18;33-37 (NIV)
33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”
35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”
36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
Visitors to Little Harrowden! Keep your eyes open on November 29th; angelic visitors are on the way!
Confirmation: Due to the number of baptism and confirmation candidates the benefice confirmation service will take place at Pytchley Church on March 17th.
The Volunteer Medical Car Service helps the elderly and disabled get to a range of medical appointments such as, the GP, hospital, optician, dentist or any other medically connected appointment. If yuou would like help with this service call 01933 223 636 Mon- Fri 9am – 4pm. The service is also appealing for drivers who can spare days or hours.
Great Harrowden Church now has a new home for milk bottle tops! Finedon church is collecting them for Guide Dogs. People can leave them at GH church and Pat will see that they get to Finedon.
Message of thanks from Jane and Dick Smith: You will remember that when Jane Smith left the Benefice, she was given a week’s holiday in Norfolk. She has been in touch to say she has now enjoyed that holiday and writes…
To Friends across the Benefice
We have had a wonderful week in a lovely cottage, the sun shone every day. Lots of long walks along the beach with not many other people around apart from a few other dog walkers all very friendly. It’s a holiday we would not have had without your kindness. We have enjoyed every minute and made lots of new and happy memories – thank you very much. I wrote all my Christmas cards while here and enjoyed doing them.
With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year
Jane & Dick xx
Please pray for:
• 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
‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’
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ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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