NEWS IN THE PEWS
WEEK COMMENCING 10th July, 2016
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 10th July Trinity 7
9.15am Holy Communion & Sunday School at Isham (Rector)
9:15am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)
10.30am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Team)
11am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Rector)
11am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd Toni Smith)
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 17th July Trinity 8
8.00am BCP Communion at Isham (Rector)
10.00am 5 Churches Together Communion at Pytchley (Rector)
6.00 pm Deanery Choral Evensong at St. Barnabas, Wellingborough
9:15 am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Morning Prayer at Little Harrowden.
9.15 am. Wednesday, Holy Communion at Little Harrowden.
NO Friday Morning Prayer at Great Harrowden on 15th July.
Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to the Rector (01933 678225)
(underscore between names) by Thursday evening of each week.
Mon 11th July: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church.
2-4pm Knit & Natter at Little Harrowden Church
3.45pm Messy Church at Great Harrowden Church
Wed 13th July: 7.30pm Hymn Choosing meeting at 2 Dovecote Yard
Thurs 14th July: 7pm Routz at the Vicarage
Fri 15th July: 7pm Wedding rehearsal at Orlingbury Church
Sat 16th July: 1:30pm Wedding of Emily Eady and Sam Varnfield at Orlingbury 7pm Italian Evening at Little Harrowden church
Quentin’s Farewell Lunch: 12.30pm on Sunday 24th July at Pytchley Church
Holiday Club dates: 22nd – 26th August, 2016
Collect Trinity 7
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Ezekiel 18:27-32 Through the prophet Ezekiel God calls Israel to repent
If a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. Because they consider all the offences they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. Yet the Israelites say, “The way of the Lord is not just.” Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offences; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offences you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
A lawyer once came forward to test Jesus by asking: “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’
Jesus said, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?’
He replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’
“That is the right answer,’ said Jesus; “do that and you will have life.’
Wanting to justify his question, he asked, “But who is my neighbour?’
Jesus replied, “A man was on his way from Jerusalem down to Jericho when he was set upon by robbers, who stripped and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. It so happened that a priest was going down by the same road, and when he saw him, he went past on the other side. So too a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him went past on the other side. But a Samaritan who was going that way came upon him, and when he saw him he was moved to pity. He went up and bandaged his wounds, bathing them with oil and wine. Then he lifted him on to his own beast, brought him to an inn, and looked after him. Next day he produced two silver pieces and gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “”Look after him; and if you spend more, I will repay you on my way back.” Which of these three do you think was neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’
He answered, “The one who showed him kindness.’
Jesus said to him, “Go and do as he did.’
Congratulations to Sarah Bertram who overcame her nerves to abseil 150 feet successfully down the tower of Peterborough Cathedral – that’s real bravery!
Italian Evening: Enjoy an Italian style meal at Little Harrowden Church, 7pm Sat 16th July, £9 adults, concessions for children (Linda 01933 680378 or Josie 01933 678262)
A Deanery Choral Evensong will be held next Sunday 17th July at 6pm at Revd Christine’s church, St. Barnabas in Wellingborough. There will be a combined choir of people from churches in the area so it will be a lovely service. There will be no Evensong at Little Harrowden that night.
Quentin’s Farewell Lunch: Revd Quentin Chandler is moving on to greater things! He will be leaving our diocese to become Diocesan Director of Ordinands in St Albans Diocese (and half-time parish priest) and his last services in this benefice will be on Sunday 24th July. So we are going to have a Bring & Share Lunch at Pytchley Church from 12.30pm that Sunday to celebrate his time with us and to thank him for all that he has done for our churches. Put the date in your diaries and turn up with some food and drink to add to the general buffet we’re all going to share!
Holiday Club: the organisers really need to know how many children to cater for – so please can you encourage everyone to send in their application forms if they haven’t done so yet!
Year 6 children are invited to join Routz for their last session this term on Thursday 14th July (BBQ night), 7pm-8.30pm at Mary’s house, the Vicarage, 18 Kings Lane, Little Harrowden. Routz costs £1 each night but the BBQ food is free!! For info ring Zoe Robinson (01933 402800) or Mary.
Pitsford Challenge: Earls Barton Church are organising a fun day for all ages on Sunday 4th September. You can raise funds for your church or charity or just do it for fun. You can walk, run or cycle along various routes. Entry £6 for over 16’s, Family £15. Email [email protected], tel. Helen 07775 708771 or Jill 01604 810051
A Scarecrow Festival will be held in Little Harrowden on Sat/Sun 10/11th September – for entry details see leaflet or contact churchwardens.
The Church Urban Fund is a C of E charity worth supporting. It works through Near Neighbours to bring people together and break down the barriers that keep people apart. They have some wonderful stories of people going beyond toleration of each other’s beliefs to an active celebration of our life together.
- In Hyson Green in Nottingham the Salaam-Shalom Kitchen has been bringing Jewish and Muslim people together to get to know each other and to support those who need a hot meal in their neighbourhood.
- UK Butterflies in Bradford, a group of Eastern European and Bangladeshi women, who have come together to run a Parent and Toddler group, cook and eat sessions, and job search workshops. They started with suspicion of each other but now offer each other active practical support and advice.
- In Birmingham we have seen Somali and Eritrean women coming together to develop mutual support and a hub for developing micro enterprises to develop employment skills and tackle social needs.
Humour is a gift: seen at a church: The preacher for next Sunday will be found hanging on the notice board in the porch.
- For all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
- For all who are suffering from conflict and violence, and all who are trying to create peace, tolerance and understanding.
Proverb: “The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.” Ch 28, Vs1