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NEWS IN THE PEWS
WEEK COMMENCING 10th September 2017
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 17th September Trinity 14
 
8:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (Revd John Seaman)
10:00am Five Churches Together at Great Harrowden (Revd John Seaman)
 
4:00pm – 5:30pm Sunday JAM Family Service at Little Harrowden (Team)
 
6:00pm Evensong (Carolynne Adam)
 
Weekday Services
9:15 am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Morning Prayer at Little Harrowden.
9.15 am. Wednesday, Holy Communion at Little Harrowden.
 
Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to
The [email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.
 
Diary
Mon 11th: 9:30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church
3:45pm Messy Church Great Harrowden 3.45pm
Sat 16th: 10-4pm Isham Scarecrow Festival with refreshments and BBQ in Village Hall – continues Sunday.
 
Future Dates
Sun 24th Sept – Presentation to Jane Smith after Harvest Festival at Great Harrowden, followed by ‘bring and share’ lunch
Sat 30th Sept: 10am – 12pm Macmillan Coffee Morning Great Harrowden church
Belcanto Choir concert at Pytchley Church in aid of church funds
Sat Oct 14th: 3pm Songs of Praise at Great Harrowden Church
 
Collect – Trinity 13
Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
 
Ezekiel 33:7-11 (NRSV)
7 So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8 If I say to the wicked, “O wicked ones, you shall surely die,” and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand. 9 But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life.
 
10 Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: “Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?” 11 Say to them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
 
Romans 13:8-14 (NRSV)
8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.
 
11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12 the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; 13 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
 
Matthew 18:15-20 (NRSV)
15 “If another member of the church[a] sins against you,[b] go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one.[c] 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
 
Notices
TODAY (Sunday) – JANE SMITH’S OPEN GARDEN at West Haddon Vicarage between 1pm and 7pm. Drop in as and when you please. Entrance by ticket or £3 (a drink and a cake included) on the gate. Children under 11 free. Children’s tent with Rebecca Smith.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Coffee will NOT be served at Great Harrowden this morning to allow everyone time to get their lunch before going to Jane’s.
 
• A combined gift from all 5 parishes will be given to Jane at the end of Great Harrowden’s Harvest Festival on 24th September. Everyone is welcome at that service and/or the faith lunch afterwards. Contributions may be given to your own churchwardens or directly to Patricia Blenkinsop or David Staff at Great Harrowden. Thank you.
 
• The Holy Communion Service at Pytchley on Sunday, 24, September will start at the earlier time of 10:30am in order to allow people to attend Jane Smith’s farewell bring and share lunch being held at Great Harrowden.
 
Beetle Drive- 20th October 2017 6pm at Broughton Church
On Friday 20th October Sarah Osborne is holding a Beetle Drive at Broughton Church to raise money for APEC (action on PreEclampsia). Sarah is running the London Marathon in April 2018 and hopes to raise money for this good cause. Tickets are on sale from Sarah or Fran £6 per adult, £4 per child and include pizza, soft drinks and nibbles.
There will also be one of Bob and Margaret Oldfield’s famous raffles!
If you are unable to make the night and wish to donate to Sarah, you can do so at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-osborne36
 
Songs for an Autumn Evening – with Anna Burgon & Tony Edwards on Saturday 23rd September in Little Harrowden Church. Choral and organ music for all tastes. Tickets £10 available from Linda on 01933 680378.
 
Harvest Lunch on Sunday 1st October in Little Harrowden Church, starting at 12 noon. Tickets £10 from Linda on 01933 680378.
 
5 Churches Light Party – Pytchley Church will be hosting a Light Party, which everyone in the Benefice is invited to attend on Tuesday, 31ST October at 5:30pm. People are encouraged to bring a carved heart pumpkin to the service, where a light tea will be provided.
 
Little Harrowden Church Harvest Festival and auction of produce will take place on Sunday, 8, October at 10am. Everyone is invited to join this special service. The harvest produce will be auctioned off after the service.
 
Humour is a gift – Church Humour: A minister arrived at his new church and was interviewed by a young reporter from the local paper. The minister was in good form and told the reporter many of his finest and funniest stories. “But don’t print them, “ he added. “I want to use them in my sermons.” The frustrated reporter reluctantly agreed, but the minister was horrified to read in the paper the following evening: “The minister told some good stories, which cannot be repeated.”
 
Please pray:
• For Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
• For our churches during the interregnum.
• All those affected by the terrible storms and earthquake.
 
Proverb: “Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction.”
Ch 22 Vs 17
 
 
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