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NEWS IN THE PEWS
‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’ Psalm 127.Vs.1
SERVICES: Sunday 25th March Palm Sunday
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
9:45am Palm Sunday procession from Pocket Park in Main Street to Church for 10:00am service (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Palm Sunday Holy Communion Service at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Café Church and Passion Reading at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
11:00am Palm Sunday Family Service with donkey at Pytchley (Lay-led)

Holy Week (Monday 26th – Friday 30th 10am – 4pm) Children’s Easter Reflections and WW1 Commemorative Reflections, Pytchley

Good Friday 2pm – Family Hot Cross Bun Service at Pytchley

SERVICES NEXT WEEK: 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)
Weekday Services

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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[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.

Collect Palm Sunday

True and humble King, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory. Amen.

Zechariah 9:9-12 (NRSV) The Coming Ruler of God’s People
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!
Lo, your king comes to you;
triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10 He[a] will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war-horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall command peace to the nations;
his dominion shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
12 Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Philippians 2:5-11 (NRSV)
5 Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8 he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
9 Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Mark 11:1-11 (NRSV) Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, 5 some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. 7 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. 9 Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,
“Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
11 Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Notices
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.

Lent lunches are taking place at Little Harrowden Church at 12 noon on Saturdays until (and including) 31st March. Everyone is invited to pop along and enjoy lunch in exchange for donations to charity.

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.

Pytchley Church Heritage Trust
The excellently delivered, and informative lecture, on the ups and downs of Northamptonshire country houses since 1880 given by Neil Lyon at Pytchley Church on the 17th March was much appreciated by those attending. The event raised over £700 which will be used to help with improvement projects within the Church.

Connect 5 printing – Pytchley Church is looking for a volunteer to help deal with the Connect 5 print-run for Pytchley. The role involves visiting The Vicarage once a month to count the magazines into bundles of 10; boxing them up into two boxes made-up of 110 copies each and dropping 10 copies off to Pytchley School.
Please contact Karan: [email protected] 07761 593101

Please pray:
• 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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