SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 30th September 2018
18th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:00am Harvest Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Café Church at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
11:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
No service at Great Harrowden – to join with others
3pm Baptism at Isham (The Rector)
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 7th October 2018
19th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden – 12pm Harvest Lunch (The Rector)(Tickets from Jose 01933 678 262)
9:00am Harvest Service at Isham (Lay-Led)
11:00am Harvest Service & Baptism at Great Harrowden (The Rector)
11:00am Harvest Service at Orlingbury (Lay-Led)
11:00am Harvest Service at Pytchley (Lay-led)
9:30am – 10:45am (term time) Mon 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 followed by refreshments.
God our judge and savior, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 (NIV)
4 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!”
10 Moses heard the people of every family wailing at the entrance to their tents. The Lord became exceedingly angry, and Moses was troubled. 11 He asked the Lord, “Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? 12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? 13 Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’
14 I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. 15 If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favour in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin.”
16 The Lord said to Moses: “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you.
24 So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied—but did not do so again.
26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp. 27 A young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ aide since youth, spoke up and said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!”
29 But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”
New Testament Reading James 5:13-20 (NIV)
13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
Gospel Reading Mark 9:38-50 (NIV)
38 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40 for whoever is not against us is for us. 41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.
42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.
43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.  [a] 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.  [b] 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48 where “‘the worms that eat them do not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’[c]
49 Everyone will be salted with fire.
50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”
Personal Assistants Required – Generous hourly rate to support a woman in Little Harrowden. There is flexibility with hours and shifts.
No personal care is required. Walking and light household chores is. Training is provided. Applicants must like dogs.
Contact 07706 122443 for more information or e-mail [email protected]
Outing to Peterborough Cathedral: People are still invited to join members of Little Harrowden Church on their trip to Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday, October 20th. Please inform Carolynne ASAP: [email protected] or let the church wardens know if you would like to attend.
Kettering Harvest food bank appeal 2018 The following items would be greatly received: cereal, long life milk, ravioli , spaghetti hoops, tomatoes, sweet corn, peas, carrots, pasta sauce, rice, small bags of sugar, potatoes, fruit, custard, rice pudding, jam, chocolate spread, tinned fruit and any sort of instant rice pasta packets – boiling water ones or microwave as not everyone has cooker. Tinned tuna, biscuits /sweets and chocolate are nice for a treat too, toiletries. They usually have plenty of rice and pasta so it’s the things to put with it they need.
(All in tins or packets and not out of date please. Some schools have also asked children to add a coin to the tins, this helps tremendously as we are always short of funds.) Thank you so very much for your support.
Please pray for:
• William Redfern that he may know God’s love as he begins his journey in the Christian faith following his baptism at Isham and his parents Emma and James as they bring him up in the Christian faith.
• Janet Johnson, for Carolynne’s mum, Joyce that she continues to improve. For Alan Skinner’s wife Barbara, that investigations at The Papworth Hospital go well. For Jules Guilfoyle, that she will get good news from her scans.
• Please pray for the families and all those who are undergoing new treatment, especially Josephine and Lucy that God will give them the strength and peace to get through this difficult time, remembering Alexandria.
• 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.
Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to [email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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NEWS IN THE PEWS
‘Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’
Reverend Toni’s Autumn break will be from Friday 19th October until Friday 26th October