NEWS IN THE PEWS SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 28th October 2018
22nd Sunday after Trinity GREEN
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N.B No service at Pytchley – to join with others
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
9:00am Morning Worship and Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden
11:00am Café Church at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 4th November 2018
23RD Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden
9:00am Morning Worship at Isham (Lay–led )
4:00pm All Souls service of thanksgiving and remembrance at Isham (The Rector)
11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Lay-led)
11:00am Come and Worship at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (Lay-led)
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.
Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 55:1-11 end (NIV)
55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me;
listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David.
4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
a ruler and commander of the peoples.
5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,
and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has endowed you with splendor.”
6 Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LORD.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
New Testament Reading 2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4-5 (NIV)
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
4 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Gospel Reading John 5:36b-47 (NIV)
36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 39 You study[a] the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
41 “I do not accept glory from human beings, 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God[b]?
45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?
Notices: A service to remember our loved one departed will take place at St Peter’s Church, Isham on Sunday, 4 November at 4pm followed by refreshments. If you would like the name of a loved one remembered, please write it (in block capitals) on the lists in the back of each church or email: [email protected]
Preparation for communion has now started for children hoping to take communion in the New Year. If you are interested please will you ring Revd Toni at The Vicarage – preparation is for children under 12 and is held at St Mary’s Little Harrowden on Saturday afternoons from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.
Confirmation classes continue on Wednesday evenings in LH Church at 7:00pm
Little Harrowden Angels – the task has begun to knit 100 angels. So far, talented members of the congregation have successfully completed 29 angels. With 71 still required Carolynne looks forward to receiving the holy creations.
Please pray for:
• for 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.
• 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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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.’