1 after Trinity GREEN
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 – Young leaders)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 10th June 2018 2 after Trinity GREEN
NO service at Great Harrowden ( join with others )
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
No morning service at Isham. Cupcakes & Fizz 4pm. (Lesley & Team )
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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God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen
Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 5:12-15 (NIV)
“Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
New Testament Reading 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 (NIV)
For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
Gospel Reading Mark 2:23-3: vs 1 – 6 (NIV)
One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”
Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath. ”Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
Do you like to Knit and natter?? The knit and natter group will be meeting on Monday afternoon 4th June in Little Harrowden Church at 2pm – 4pm. You can be sure of a warm welcome
Afternoon tea with Brass Band, 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. 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.
Reverend Toni’s bible study group will meet for the second time on Thursday, 14th June at 7:30pm at The Vicarage. The fortnightly course, held over 10 weeks, began on May 31st and will look at The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Revd Toni either by email: [email protected] or call The Vicarage: OR just turn up.
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Great Harrowden churchwardens and congregation would like to say a huge thank you to all those who supported the Art Festival, with special thanks to those who organised it and gave up their time to meet and greet. The final sum received will be published when the figures come in…THANKYOU !
***Little Harrowden Mid-week Holy Communion has taken on a NEW TWIST !!
If you enjoy a quiet said Communion service, then this is a service for you.
We meet together every Wednesday at 9:15am in Little Harrowden Church
And there is a NEW TWIST to our service !!! We now share tea, coffee and cake
at the end of the service. What could be better ??
Please come and join us. Look forward to seeing you.
Thought for the day
Don’t quit when the tide is lowest
For it’s just about to turn;
Don’t quit of doubts and questions
For there’s something you may learn;
Don’t quit when the night is darkest
For it’s just a while to dawn.
Don’t quit when you’ve run the farthest
For the race is almost won.
Don’t quit when the hill is steepest
For your goal is almost nigh.
Don’t quit, for you’re not a failure
Until you fail to try.
• For Doreen Dicks back in hospital for further treatment.
• Janet Grundy, Janet Johnson and all those known to us personally who need God’s healing touch.
• For Josie Crick, who is being baptized at Isham today, that she may know God’s love and continue to grow from this day forward in the Christian faith.
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’
Reverend Toni’s Summer break is from
Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.
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