SERVICES THIS WEEK Sunday 21st October 2018
21stSunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am BCP Said Holy Communion at Isham
(Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
10:30am Benefice Holy Communion at Pytchley
(Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM at Little Harrowden
No Evensong at Little Harrowden
**CLOCKS GO BACK**
SERVICES NEXT WEEKSunday 28thOctober 2018
22nd Sunday after Trinity GREEN
N.B No service at Pytchley – to join with others
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham (The Rector)
9:00am Morning Worship and Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden
11:00am Café Church at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
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.
Almighty God, in whose service lies perfect freedom: teach us to obey you with loving hearts and steadfast wills; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 53:4-end (NIV)
Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lordhas laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression[a]and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lordmakes[c]his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lordwill prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life[d]and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f]my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
New Testament Reading Hebrew 5.1-10 (NIV)
5 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.4 And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,
“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.”[a]
6 And he says in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”[b]
7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Gospel Reading Mark 10:35-45 (NIV)
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”
36 “What do you want me to do for you?”he asked.
37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”
38 “You don’t know what you are asking,”Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”
39 “We can,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with,40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”
41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Notices: 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.
Preparation for communionhas 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 29 angels. With 71 still required Carolynne looks forward to receiving the holy creations.
Please pray for:
for Judith, who is going through a difficult time.
for Janet Johnson.
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.
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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ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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‘Unless the Lordbuilds the house, those who build it labour in vain.’
Reverend Toni’s Autumn break will be from Friday 19thOctober until Friday 26thOctober