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WEEK COMMENCING 11th September, 2016

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 11th September Trinity 16

9.15am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)
9.15am Family Service & Baptism at Isham (Rector)
10.30 am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Team)
11.00 am Family Service & Baptism at Great Harrowden (Rector)
11.00 am Patronal Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd Toni Smith)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 18th September Trinity 17
8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) at Isham (Rector)
10.00 am 5 Churches Together Communion at Pytchley
(Rector – preacher Janette O’Neil from USPG)
6pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (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.
8.00 am Friday Morning Prayer at Great Harrowden.

Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to the Rector (01933 678225)
Or email [email protected] AND [email protected]
(underscore between names) by Thursday evening of each week.

Mon 12th Sept: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church
3.45pm Messy Church at Great Harrowden Church
7.30pm Pytchley PCC meeting at Church
Tues 13 Sept: 3.45pm Funeral of Freda Noble at Kett Crem, Edgar Newman Chapl
10-12noon & 2-4pm Open Day at new Crematorium, Doddington Rd,
Wellingborough (opposite garden centre and The Miller) – a chance to
look round, see the new voile curtain possibility.
7.30pm Orlingbury PCC meeting at 7 The Paddocks
Wed 14th Sept: 6pm Wedding rehearsal at Little Harrowden church
Thurs 15th Sept: 7.30pm MU Wave of Prayer at Great Harrowden Church
Sat 17th Sept: 3pm Wedding of Victoria Alex & Jethro Hoy at Little Harrowden

Future dates
Isham PCC meeting, Thurs 20th September, 7pm at Village Hall
Memorial Service for Bryony St John, Sun 9th Oct, 2.30pm at Pytchley Church

Collect Trinity 16
O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:12-17

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Luke 15:1-10

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering round to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ‘This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.’
Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.” I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who do not need to repent.
‘Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbours together and says, “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.” In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’

Revd Quentin Chandler’s Licensing Service takes place at 3pm on Saturday 17th September at St. Mary the Virgin, Marston Moreteyne, Beds MK43 0NE. If you are going it would be helpful if you could email [email protected] or tel. 01234 767014 so they have some idea of the numbers to expect.

Visiting preacher: at the 5 Churches Together Communion on 18th September (10am) Janette O’Neill, CEO of USPG, is coming to speak to us about this wonderful charity that has been doing Christian work for over 300 years. Please make every effort to attend this service – anyone in her position should be interesting to listen to!!

Kristy is starting a new part-time job as a reporter so from now on she will be working in our office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-1.30pm ONLY. When Mary is not around to do NIPs it will be necessary to send all information to Kristy by 9am on the Wednesday – we will let you know when this is necessary.

Exploring Christianity: Mary is going to run a course for those who would like to learn about Christianity – there are 3 people interested so far so please can you ask around to see who else might like to take part. The course can be a preparation for confirmation for those who wish.

Bible Reading and Tasting Club! Gillian is going to run this on 2nd Thursday of each month, 7.30pm at 7 The Paddocks, Orlingbury. She says it would be good if you could let her know if you can come to ensure there’s enough to taste! Intrigued? Go along and discover more!

Another Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held at Pytchley School 9am-11.30am on Friday 30th September – cakes needed please! And guests on the day!

A Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 1st October, 10am-12noon at Great Harrowden Church. Bring a friend, enjoy company and coffee and raise money for this excellent cause. Cakes needed please!

Little Harrowden Heritage Society are organising a Dinner & Speaker event at Wellingborough Golf Club on Saturday 15th October, 7pm for 7.30pm. The speaker is Miranda Ponsonby, formerly a Welsh farmer and latterly a nurse – should be a fascinating talk! Tickets £30 each, in aid of Little Harrowden Church building. This follows the success of last year’s event with Richard Coles.

Harvest Supper & Beetle Drive will take place on Friday 23rd September, 7pm in Isham Village Hall. Tickets £5/£3 from Doreen Dicks (01536 722756), Ruth Sumpter (722198), Lesley Marriott (726163). BYO drink and glasses!

Harvest Lunch will be served at Little Harrowden Church on Sunday 2nd October, 12noon for 12.30pm – tickets (£10) from Linda 01933 680378 or Jose 01933 678262. There will be an auction of Harvest Produce on Sunday 9th October following the Family Harvest Festival Service 10.30-11.30am.

Harvest Lunch will also be served in Orlingbury Village Hall on Sunday 2nd October at 12.30pm. Tickets £5/£3 must be bought by 25th September from Shelley Brown 07790 393913.

Harvest Supper will be served at 6.30pm on Monday 3rd October at Pytchley Village Hall (BYO cutlery, glass and drink). £6/£3 tickets from Mark, Sarah, Diana Smith, Janet Preedy or July Wykes on 01536 790744.

Humour is a gift: A Benedictine monk was returning from a conference abroad and as customary packed his monk’s habit in a small case. When he arrived at the customs the officer asked him: “Anything to declare?” The monk replied: “Only an old Benedictine habit.” “Ok,” said the officer, “How many bottles?”

Please pray:
· For all preparing for their weddings.
· For all parents who are bringing children up in the Christian faith.
· For all in need of healing.
· For the family and friends of those who have died recently, and all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
· For the endeavour and example of ALL the Paralympic athletes.

Proverb: “If you refuse to discipline your children, it proves you don’t love them; if you love your children, you will be prompt to discipline them.” Ch 13, Vs24

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