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SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 14th October 2018

20th Sunday after Trinity GREEN

No morning service at Great Harrowden – to join another church

No morning service at Isham – to join another church

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)

3:00pm Baptism Service at Pytchley (The Rector)

4:00pm Cupcakes & Fizz Family Service at Isham (Lay led)


SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 21st October 2018

21st Sunday after Trinity GREEN

9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd. Cannon Margaret Johnson)

10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)

3:00pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden (The Rector)

No Evensong at Little Harrowden

Weekday Services

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 light and our salvation: illuminate our lives that we may see your goodness in the land of the living, and looking on your beauty may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Old Testament Reading  Job 23:1-9: 16-17 (NIV)

23 Then Job replied:

2 “Even today my complaint is bitter;

his hand[a] is heavy in spite of[b] my groaning.

3 If only I knew where to find him;

if only I could go to his dwelling!

4 I would state my case before him

and fill my mouth with arguments.

5 I would find out what he would answer me,

and consider what he would say to me.

6 Would he vigorously oppose me?

No, he would not press charges against me.

7 There the upright can establish their innocence before him,

and there I would be delivered forever from my judge.

8 “But if I go to the east, he is not there;

if I go to the west, I do not find him.

9 When he is at work in the north, I do not see him;

when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.

God has made my heart faint;

the Almighty has terrified me.

17 Yet I am not silenced by the darkness,

by the thick darkness that covers my face.


New Testament Reading: Hebrew 4.12-16 (NIV)

12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.


14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[f] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.


Gospel Reading: Mark 10:17-31 (NIV)

17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’[a]”

20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”

21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”

24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is[b] to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”

27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”

29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”



A service to remember our loved one departed will take place at St Peter’s Church, Isham on Sunday, 4 November at 4pm followed by refreshments. If you would like the name of a loved one remembered, please write it (in block capitals) on the lists in the back of each church.

Does anyone have a mannequin that they can lend Carolynne for three days in December to help her with a prayer space that she is hoping to create? If you can help please contact her on 01933 673492.

Outing to Peterborough Cathedral: There are now very few spaces available on the coach to Peterborough on 20th October. The cost of the trip is £10 return and £5 for children. If you are interested please contact Andrew Henderson.


Preparation for communion has now started for children hoping to take communion in the New Year. If you are interested please will you ring Revd Toni at The Vicarage – preparation is for children under 12 and is held at St Mary’s Little Harrowden on Saturday afternoons from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.


Little Harrowden Angels – the task has begun to knit 100 angels. So far talented members of the congregation have successfully completed 10 per cent of the order. With 90 still required Carolynne looks forward to receiving the holy creations.


Please pray for:

  • Elsie Haynes that she may know God’s love as she begins her journey in the Christian faith following baptism at Pytchley today and her parents Hannah and Jamie as they bring her up in the Christian faith.
  • Ron Matthews as he receives treatment in intensive care, for Janet Johnson, Frank Stanley, for Carolynne’s mum, Joyce that she continues to improve.
  • For Alan Skinner’s wife Barbara, for Jules Guilfoyle.
  • 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


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Reverend Toni’s Autumn break will be from Friday 19th October until Friday 26th October




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