NEWS IN THE PEWS ‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.’ Psalm 127.Vs.1
SERVICES: Sunday 8th April Second Sunday of Easter
9:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Lay led)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
SERVICES: Sunday 15th April Third Sunday of Easter
9:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Orlingbury (The Rector)
*new time* 3pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
*new time* 5pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
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 Second Sunday of Easter
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Acts 4:32-35 (NRSV) The Believers Share Their Possessions
32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35 They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
1 John 1:1-2:2 (NRSV) The Word of Life
1 We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3 we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 We are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete.
5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; 7 but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
John 20: 19-end (NRSV) Jesus Appears to the Disciples
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin[c]), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe[d] that Jesus is the Messiah,[e] the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Sarah Osborne, who worships at Little Harrowden Church, is running the London Marathon on Sunday, April 22 to raise money for Action on Pre-Eclampsia, a charity which supports anyone affected by pre-eclampsia and works to prevent the needless deaths of mums and babies. Everyone wishes Sarah the best of luck with the 26-mile challenge. Anyone wanting to sponsor Sarah can do so by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-osborne36
Little Harrowden’s Got Talent, a family concert to showcase the talents of those at Little Harrowden Church will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 4pm.
Everyone is invited to attend and anyone wishing to take part is asked to contact Carolynne Adam as soon as possible on 01933 673492.
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.
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 11:00am within morning service
Little Harrowden Wednesday April 25th at 7:00pm in church.
Isham Thursday, April 26th at 7:00pm in church.
• For Janet Johnson and all in need of healing.
• For Kim and John who were married at Isham Church yesterday.
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.
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