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NEWS IN THE PEWS

SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 2nd September 2018, 14th Sunday after Trinity GREEN 

9:00am Family Service at Isham(Lay-led)

9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (The Rector)

11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Lay-led)

11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (The Rector)

11:00am Pet Service on Orlingbury Green (church if wet)

(Lay-led)

SERVICES NEXT WEEK: Sunday 9th September                                                                                                                                                                                                           

No service at Isham – to join another service

No Service at Great Harrowden – to join another service

9:00am Holy Communion Service at Pytchley

(The Rector)

10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden

 (Carolynne Adam)

11:00am Holy Communion at  Orlingbury 

(The Rector)

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.  

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Collect                                                                             

Merciful God, your Son came to save us and bore our sins on the cross: may we trust in your mercy and know your love, rejoicing in the righteousness that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Reading for Great Harrowden’s All Age Service:  Corinthians 12 v 12-26

Old Testament Reading     Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9(NIV)

4 Now, Israel, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. 2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.

6 Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” 7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? 8 And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

New Testament Reading                           James 1:17-27 (NIV)

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Gospel Reading                      Mark 7:1-8, 14-15: 21-23  (NIV)

7 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus 2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. 4 When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles. [a])

5 So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”

6 He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,

    but their hearts are far from me.

7 They worship me in vain;

    their teachings are merely human rules.’[b]

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”

14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.”

21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”                                                                             

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]

Ride & Stride, Saturday 8th September, Little Harrowden Church is open all day for refreshments. Morning Coffee: 10am – 12pm, Lunch: (soup&roll) 12pm – 2:00pm, tea & cake: 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Everyone welcome.

ALSO on the same day, COFFEE MORNING Pytchley church 9.30-12 noon, teddy bears picnic, face painting, hair braiding etc… all welcome 

Bishop Donald will now take the service at Orlingbury Church on Sunday, 16th September at 10:30am. However, the Bishop is already booked for the afternoon, so tea and cake will now be served in church after the service, not the village hall. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration.

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? So far we have a list of seven names from Little Harrowden and two names from Isham. There are no free Saturdays in September so the office will be looking to arrange a date in October. PLEASE send names ASAP to Rev’d Toni if you are interested.

Connect 5 delivery: A volunteer is needed to help deliver to the even house numbers in Main Sreet, Little Harrowden, once a month. If you can help, please contact Sue Taylor: 01933 675766 / [email protected]

Please pray:  

• For Hazel and family following the loss of her husband Alf, and give thanks for the care he received whilst he was in the care home. 

• Frank Stanley (Pytchley), Janet Johnson, and all those in need of healing.

• 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, remembering Alexandria.

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.

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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