NEWS IN THE PEWS
Services : Sunday 14th January Epiphany 2
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Isham to join) ( The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden ( Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Great Harrowden to join) (The Rector)
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY Sunday 21st January Epiphany 3
9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion at Isham ( The Rector)
10:30am Benefice Service at Little Harrowden ( The Rector)
2pm – 3:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
4:00pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
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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• For Reuben Bell, Alf Lossau, Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
Collect Epiphany 1
Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
1 Samuel 3: 1-10 (NIV) The LORD Calls Samuel
3 The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.
2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the LORD, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the LORD called Samuel.
Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down.
6 Again the LORD called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
“My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.”
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
8 A third time the LORD called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
Revelation 5:1-10 (NIV) The Scroll and the Lamb
5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits[a] of God sent out into all the earth. 7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
and with your blood you purchased for God
persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
and they will reign[b] on the earth.”
John 1: 43 – end Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.
“Come and see,” said Philip.
47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”
48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.
Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”
50 Jesus said, “You believe[h] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you,[i] you[j] will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’[k] the Son of Man.”
A huge thank you to all from Isham and Little Harrowden who have taken Hazel to see Alf on Claremont care home. She is so grateful. MORE VOLUNTEERS needed! Most of us have been dropping Hazel off, popping to Tesco or into Kettering and then fetching her back home again, do let the church wardens know if you could do the occasional trip or contact Margaret Buchanan on [email protected] who is co-coordinating the rota.
Lent lunches begin at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, 24th February at 12 noon.
A Beetle Drive with Sausage and Mash Supper will take place at Little Harrowden Church on Friday, February 9th starting at 6pm. Tickets cost £6 (£4 children) available from Linda 01933 680 378 or Jose 01933 678 262.
Feb 3rd: 9:30am – 2:00pm Wedding Preparation at Little Harrowden Church