NEWS IN THE PEWS ‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.’ Psalm 127.Vs.1
SERVICES : Sunday 1st April Easter Day
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (Lay led
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK: Sunday 8th April Easter 1
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
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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Collect Easter Day
Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace to the praise of God the Father. Amen.
Isaiah 25: 6-9 (NRSV)
6 On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
7 And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the LORD has spoken.
9 It will be said on that day,
Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Acts 10: 34-43 (NRSV) Gentiles Hear the Good News
34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
John 20:1-18 (NRSV) The Resurrection of Jesus
20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look[a] into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew,[b] “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
A Quiz Night, in aid of the Isabel Baker Foundation, will take place on Saturday 14th April at Isham Cricket Club at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 and include a cold supper. Six people maximum in each team. Licensed bar & raffle. Please contact Helen Clark 07543 471996 for tickets.
Milk Bottle Tops of any colour can be left in Great Harrowden Church porch or give to anyone who attends the church. They will be used to help raise money for the granddaughter of a local lady, who has been chosen to attend the World Scout Jamboree in America 2019.
Waendel Walk on Orlingbury Green St Mary’s Church runs the checkpoint on Orlingbury Green on Sunday, May 13th from 8.30am and until 3pm.
We will be serving hot and cold drinks, savories, delicious cakes and
there will be a BBQ. Come and join us on The Green, meet the walkers, have morning coffee, lunch and tea!
Help on the day and cakes would be very welcome.
Contact Gillian Walton [email protected] 01933 557410
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH ART EXHIBITION
19-20th May 2018 11am to 5pm
• Display of original art by local artists for sale
• Selection of crafts and greetings cards
• ‘Artist in Residence’ demonstrating watercolour techniques daily from 2 – 4pm
• Children’s painting area
• Refreshments served all day with home made cakes
• Entry by catalogue £1, children no charge
Please do come along and bring your families and friends, enjoy our beautiful Church as well as the Exhibition and perhaps some cake!
For more information or if you would like to exhibit, please contact Gillian Walton [email protected] 077 3803 1646
Great Harrowden Thursday April 19th at 7:00pm in church.
Orlingbury Sunday April 22nd at 11:00 am within morning service
Little Harrowden Wednesday April 25th at 7:00pm in church.
Isham Thursday, April 26th at 7:00pm in church.
Reverend Toni’s Easter Break is from Friday 27th April until Thursday 3rd May. Her Summer break is from Tuesday 14th August until Tuesday 28th August.
• For Janet Johnson and all in need of healing.
• For Kim and John who are getting married at Isham Church on 7th April.
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