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WEEK COMMENCING 18th September, 2016

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 18th September Trinity 17

8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) at Isham (Rector)

10.00 am 5 Churches Together Communion at Pytchley
(Rector – preacher Janette O’Neil from USPG)

6pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 25th September Trinity 18

9.15am Holy Communion & Sunday School at Little Harrowden
(Canon Tim Short)

9.15am Harvest Family Communion at Isham (Revd Graham Bell)

11.00 am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd John Seaman)

11.00 am Harvest Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)

11.00 am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)

Weekday Services
9:15 am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Morning Prayer at Little Harrowden.
9.15 am. Wednesday, Holy Communion at Little Harrowden.
8.00 am Friday Morning Prayer at Great Harrowden.

Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to the Rector (01933 678225)
Or email: [email protected]
(underscore between names) by Thursday evening of each week.

Mon 19th Sept: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church
2.00pm Knit & Natter at Little Harrowden Church
Wed 21st Sept: 7pm Isham PCC in the Village Hall
Thurs 22nd Sept: 7.00pm Routz at Pytchley Church
Fri 23rd Sept: 7pm Harvest Supper and Beetle Drive in Isham Village Hall
Sat 24th Sept: 8.45am Men’s Breakfast at Little Harrowden Church
(No ladies’ breakfast this time!)

Future dates
Memorial Service for Bryony St John, Sun 9th Oct, 2.30pm at Pytchley Church

Collect Trinity 17
Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm 113
Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD, you his servants; praise the name of the LORD.
Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and for evermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
the name of the LORD is to be praised.
The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,
who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Praise the LORD.

Luke 10: 25-37
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there? He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’
But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.” Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’

Kristy has started a new part-time job as a reporter so from now on she will be working in our office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-1.30pm ONLY.

NIP’s will be printed on Thursday next week so please send any information to MARY ([email protected]) by Thursday morning.

Routz is the Benefice Youth Club for young people of secondary school age. We meet fortnightly, 7-8.30pm, at Isham Cricket Club during the winter, and at Pytchley Church during the cricket season. Next week we need plenty of newspapers – please can you give any old ones to Mary or Zoe Robinson, or drop them off in Pytchley Church which is open during the daytime. We are having a design and fashion show! We always welcome new young people so if you know anyone who might be interested, please tell them about Routz.

Exploring Christianity: Mary is going to run a course for those who would like to learn about Christianity – there are 3 people interested so far so please can you ask around to see who else might like to take part. The course can be a preparation for confirmation for those who wish.

Bible Reading and Tasting Club! Gillian is going to run this on 2nd Thursday of each month, 7.30pm at 7 The Paddocks, Orlingbury. She says it would be good if you could let her know if you can come to ensure there’s enough to taste! Intrigued? Go along and discover more!

A Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 1st October, 10am-12noon at Great Harrowden Church. Bring a friend, enjoy company and coffee and raise money for this excellent cause. Cakes needed please!

Another Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held at Pytchley School 9am-11.30am on Friday 30th September – cakes needed please! And guests on the day!

Little Harrowden Heritage Society are organising a Dinner & Speaker event at Wellingborough Golf Club on Saturday 15th October, 7pm for 7.30pm. The speaker is Miranda Ponsonby, formerly a Welsh farmer and latterly a nurse – should be a fascinating talk! Tickets £30 each, in aid of Little Harrowden Church building. This follows the success of last year’s event with Richard Coles.

Harvest Supper & Beetle Drive will take place on Friday 23rd September, 7pm in Isham Village Hall. Tickets £5/£3 from Doreen Dicks (01536 722756), Ruth Sumpter (722198), Lesley Marriott (726163). BYO drink and glasses!

Harvest Lunch will be served at Little Harrowden Church on Sunday 2nd October, 12noon for 12.30pm – tickets (£10) from Linda 01933 680378 or Jose 01933 678262. There will be an auction of Harvest Produce on Sunday 9th October following the Family Harvest Festival Service 10.30-11.30am.

Harvest Lunch will also be served in Orlingbury Village Hall on Sunday 2nd October at 12.30pm. Tickets £5/£3 must be bought by 25th September from Shelley Brown 07790 393913.

Harvest Supper will be served at 6.30pm on Monday 3rd October at Pytchley Village Hall (BYO cutlery, glass and drink). £6/£3 tickets from Mark, Sarah, Diana Smith, Janet Preedy or Julie Wykes on 01536 790744.

Care Manager required for a Care Home in Evington, Leicester run by Pilgrim’s Friends Society who are looking for a caring Christian person with management experience and nursing qualification. Salary £35k. Tel. 0300 3031400 or see Closing date 30th September.

Humour is a gift: While addressing the crowd at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park Lord Soper was interrupted by a heckler who kept shouting: “What about flying saucers?” Finally Lord Soper turned to him and, much to the delight of his audience, silenced him with: “I cannot deal with your domestic difficulties now.”

Please pray:
• For all who embark on married life.
• For all in need of healing.
• For the family and friends of all who have died recently, and all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
• For young people starting new courses, jobs and apprenticeships.
• For the endeavour and example of ALL the Paralympic athletes.

Proverb: “Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!” Ch 15, Vs23

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