SERVICES THIS WEEK: Sunday 9th September 2018, 15th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
No service at Isham – to join another service
No Service at Great Harrowden – to join another service
9:00am Holy Communion Service at Pytchley
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury )The Rector)
4:00pm Cupcakes & Fizz at Isham
SERVICES NEXT WEEK Sunday 16th September 2018 16th Sunday after Trinity GREEN
9:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (The Rector)
10:30am 175 years Celebratory Benefice Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Bishop Donald)
3pm Baptism Service at Isham
(The Rector) 3pm – 4:30pm Sunday JAM Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
5:00pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
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.
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Lord God, defend your Church from all false teaching and give to your people knowledge of your truth, that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 35:4-7a (NIV)
4 say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.”
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
New Testament Reading James 2:1-10 (NIV)
2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[a] you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
Gospel Reading Mark 7:24-37(NIV)
24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.[a] He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
27 “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
29 Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”
30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.[b] 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.
33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
The funeral of Alf Lossau, of Little Harrowden and formerly Isham, will take place on Friday 14th September at Kettering Crematorium at 11.30am followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 12.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Isham. Refreshments afterwards in Isham Village Hall. All welcome.
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. Training is provided. Applicants must like dogs.
Contact 07706 122443 for more information or e-mail [email protected]
A former Pytchley resident and retired doctor, Diana Ashworth, has written a book called Lolo’s Revenge – Sheep farming by happy accident in mid Wales. It is a hugely engaging account of the retired couple’s new life in an old farmhouse in the Welsh hills. Written with an infectious warmth and humour.
‘They had never had any inclination to move to Wales or practice extreme farming, nor try to learn Welsh –yet life just takes over and before they know it they have discovered a sense of belonging and community lost since childhood.’
Published by Logaston Press the book is available from all usual stockists, Amazon, WH Smith etc, priced £7.99.
Bishop Donald will now take the service at Orlingbury Church on Sunday, 16th September at 10:30am. However, the Bishop is already booked for the afternoon, so tea and cake will now be served in church after the service, not the village hall. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration.
Connect 5 delivery: A volunteer is needed to help deliver to the even house numbers in Main Sreet, Little Harrowden, once a month. If you can help, please contact Sue Taylor: 01933 675766 / [email protected]
• For Hazel and family following the loss of her husband Alf, and give thanks for the care he received whilst he was in the care home.
• Frank Stanley (Pytchley), Janet Johnson, and all those in need of healing.
• 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.
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.
ST MARY’S, LITTLE HARROWDEN
ALL SAINTS, GREAT HARROWDEN
ST MARY’S, ORLINGBURY
ALL SAINTS, PYTCHLEY
ST PETER’S, ISHAM
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