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WEEK COMMENCING 13th August, 2017
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY                   13th August                         Trinity 9        
9:15am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)
9:15am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd Graham Bell)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Team)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd Graham Bell)
10:30am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd Toni Smith)
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 20th August  Trinity 10
8:00am BCP Said Communion at Isham (Revd John Seaman)
(Revd John Seaman)
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
[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.  
Thurs 17thAug: 12:00pm Wedding of Chandni Bopria & Jason Chalmers at Isham.
Future Dates
Mon 21st Aug – Fri 25 Aug: 10am – 12 pm 5 Churches Summer Holiday Club at Pytchley Church.
Sun 3rd Sept: 2pm Joseph Manning Trust Brass Band Concert – Orlingbury Green
Sat 16th & Sun 17th September 11am – 4pm: Scarecrow Festival in Isham
Sat 30th Sept: Bel Canto Choir concert at Pytchley Church in aid of church fun
Collect                                                                                                 Trinity 9
Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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 forever. Amen                                    
Romans 10:5-15 (NLT)                       Salvation Is for Everyone
5 For Moses writes that the law’s way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands.[a] 6 But faith’s way of getting right with God says, “Don’t say in your heart, ‘Who will go up to heaven?’ (to bring Christ down to earth). 7 And don’t say, ‘Who will go down to the place of the dead?’ (to bring Christ back to life again).” 8 In fact, it says,
“The message is very close at hand;
   it is on your lips and in your heart.”[b]
And that message is the very message about faith that we preach: 9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring
your faith that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”[c] 12 Jew and Gentile[d] are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[e]
14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”[f]
Matthew 14: 22-33 NIV                   Jesus Walks on the Water
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone. 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Songs of Praise at Great Harrowden – October 14th at 3pm – Everyone welcome. Hymn requests to Pat 01933 674370 or [email protected] by 31st August please.
Jane Smith – as most people will know by now, Jane and Dick Smith have left Great Harrowden. A combined gift from all our 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. If you wish to donate, please give your contributions to your own churchwardens or directly to Patricia Blenkinsop or David Staff at Great Harrowden. Thank you.
Save your egg boxes for this year’s holiday club. Please leave in Pytchley Church or contact Karan Harris to arrange collection. Organisers are also requesting cakes. Guardians of Ancora will run at Pytchley Church Mon 21 Aug – Fri 25 Aug 10am – 12noon each day.
Calling all Little Fishes past and present, there will be coffee mornings on Monday 7th and 21st August from 9.30 – 11.00 in St Mary’s church, we would love to see you there, please bring your adults with you.
Evensong. Please note, contrary to details given in Connect 5, their will be no Evensong held at Little Harrowden Church in August.
A silent auction, BBQ and Licensed bar will be held in aid of Orlingbury Church on Friday, 8th September from 7pm to 10pm on Orlingbury village green. Auction lots are available to view on Facebook. Organisers are also looking for donations, so, if you have any good quality, unwanted items or a service such as, baby sitting or gardening you are able to donate then please get in touch with Sue Cole 07808 476697 or Vanessa Simpson 07970 075946.
Humour is a gift – Church Bulletin Typos: “Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00pm – prayer and medication to follow.”
Please pray:
For Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
For our churches during the interregnum.
For Chandni Bopria & Jason Chalmers who are getting married at Isham on Thursday 17th August.
Proverb: “The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.” Ch 15 Vs 29
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