NEWS IN THE PEWS
Sunday 13th January 2019
Baptism of Christ WHITE
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley
10:00am Café Church at Little Harrowden
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury
4:00pm Cupcakes & Fizz at Isham
No Service at Great Harrowden – to join others
Sunday 20th January 2019
Third Sunday of Epiphany WHITE
9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion at Isham
10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Great Harrowden
3:00pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden
5:00pm Evensong at Little Harrowden
Wednesday Holy Communion (with tea & cake to follow) 9:15am at Little Harrowden Church
9:15am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning Prayer at Little Harrowden
9:30am – 10:45am (term time) Mon Little Fishes carer and tots group at
Heavenly Father at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognise him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 43: 1-7 (NIV)
But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush[a] and Seba in your stead.
4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
New Testament Reading Acts 8: 14- 17 (NIV)
14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit
Gospel Reading Luke 3: 15- 17, 21-22 (NIV)
15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. 16 John answered them all, “I baptise you with[a] water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with[b] the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptised too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Sadly, last Monday the 31st , Reverend John Cooper died following a stroke. John was the vicar of Little Harrowden, Great Harrowden and Orlingbury in the 1990’s. His funeral is expected to be during the third week of January. This will be a private cremation at Great Glen, followed by funeral at Oakham church. Please pray for his wife, Joan, his daughter Wendy and her family and also the family of their late daughter Bridget. Anyone wishing to know more is asked to contact Janet Gower at Great Harrowden.
The Volunteer Medical Car Service helps the elderly and disabled get to a range of medical appointments such as the GP, hospital, optician, dentist or any other medically connected appointment. If you would like help with this service call 01933 223 636 Mon- Fri 9am – 4pm. The service is also appealing for drivers who can spare days or hours.
Please pray for:
• for Bob Oldfield
• Janet Johnson
• for Alan Skinner’s wife Barbara.
• for Jules Guilfoyle.
• Please pray for the families and all those who are undergoing new treatment, especially Pam King, Josephine and Lucy that God will give them the strength and peace to get through this difficult time.
• For the family and friends of Betty Coles (Little Harrowden) following her funeral on Wednesday.
• 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. Amen
In Sunday School, they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said,’ Johnny what is the matter?’ Little Johnny responded, ‘I have a pain in my side. I think I’m going to have a wife.’
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.