SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 4th November 2018
Fourth Sunday before Advent RED
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
9:00am Morning Worship at Isham (Lay-led)
11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Lay-led)
11:00am Come and Worship at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (The Rector)
4:00pm All Souls Service at Isham (The Rector)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 11th November 2018
Third Sunday before Advent RED
9:00am Remembrance Service at Isham (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
10:50am Remembrance Service at Great Harrowden (Gillian Walton)
10:50am Remembrance Service at Orlingbury (The Rector)
10:50am Remembrance Service at Pytchley (David Staff)
4:00pm Remembrance Evensong at Little Harrowden
(Carolynne Adam & The Rector)
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 of glory, touch our lips with the fire of your spirit that we with all creation may rejoice to sing your praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 6: 1 – 9 (NIV)
These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
New Testament Reading Hebrews 9: 11 – 14 (NIV)
When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
Gospel Reading Mark 12: 28 – 34 NIV)
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.
Notices: A service to remember our loved ones departed will take place at St Peter’s Church, Isham today at 4pm followed by refreshments. All are invited to this moving service, even if they do not wish for a loved ones name to be read out.
The funeral of Margaret Oldfield, will take place at Little Harrowden Church on Thursday, 8th November at 1pm followed by cremation at Kettering Crematorium at 2pm, all are invited to both services. Please pray for Bob, Alison, Stuart, and the grandchildren, Oliver and Grace at this difficult time.
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.
Little Harrowden Church Christmas Bazaar
Refreshments, Cake Stall,
Wanted ! Items for our Christmas Hamper raffle.
Little Harrowden Angels –So far, 50 angels have been completed. With 50 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.
• Pray for all those whose names we will remember this afternoon at St Peter’s Church Isham at our All Soul’s service. 4:00pm.
Come and light a candle in memory of your loved one.
• 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.’