NEWS IN THE PEWS ‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’ Psalm 127.Vs.1
SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 27th May Trinity Sunday
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 Morning Worship Café Church at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
3:00pm Baptism Service at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 3rd June 1 after Trinity
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden(Lay-led)
11:00am Family Baptism Service at Isham (The Rector)
11:00am Family Service at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (Lay-led)
9:30am – 10:45am (term time) 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.
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Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God. Now and for ever. Amen
Isaiah 6: 1-8 (NIV) Isaiah’s Commission
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Romans 8: 12-17 (NIV)
12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[a] And by him we cry, “Abba,[b] Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God
and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
John 3: 1-17 (NIV) Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d] 9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e] 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f] 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[g] 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Reverend Toni will begin a bible study group on Thursday, 31st May at 7:30pm at The Vicarage. The fortnightly course, held over 10 weeks, will look at The Return of the Prodigal Son. Those wishes to attend are asked to contact Revd Toni either by email: [email protected] or call The Vicarage: 01933 678225.
Afternoon tea will be served at All Saints Church, Pytchley on Sunday, 17th June between 3pm and 5pm. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children. Proceeds in aid of All Saints’ Church. Contact Julie Wykes 01536 790744, Diana Smith or Barbara Lodge for tickets or email: [email protected]
St Mary’s Church, Orlingbury is 175-years-old this year. To celebrate, a birthday tea will take place for members of the congregation and volunteers on Sunday, 15th July at Gillian’s house, invitations to follow. A Benefice Holy Communion, led by Bishop John, will take place on September 16th followed by lunch and a flower festival will also be held during September.
Village Remembers Seasons of Life Flower Festival will be held in Little Harrowden over the weekend of 16th and 17th June. Various events are taking place to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the 19 men (18 from Little Harrowden and one from Great Harrowden) who gave their lives in the First World War. A Flower Festival will take place in church, a craft fair will be held in Little Harrowden School on Saturday, 16th June and refreshments, a raffle, tombola and a display organised by Bob Coles MBE, will be held in the Village Hall.
The weekend will finish with a memorial service in church at 4pm on Sunday 17th, attended by Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden and the Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Paul Bell.
• For Doreen Dicks, Janet Grundy, Janet Johnson and all those known to us personally who need God’s healing touch.
• For Eliza Rose Hoy, who will be baptized at Little Harrowden Church this afternoon and for her parents, Jethro and Victoria, and Godparents as they bring her up in the Christian faith.
Reverend Toni’s Summer break is from
Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS’, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM