NEWS IN THE PEWS
WEEK COMMENCING 16th October, 2016
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 16th October Trinity 21
8.00 am Holy Communion BCP at Isham (Rector)
10.00 am 5 Churches Together Communion at Little Harrowden (Rector)
6.00 pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 23rd October Trinity 22
9.15am Holy Communion at Isham (Rector)
9.15am Holy Communion and Sunday School at Little Harrowden
(Revd Graham Bell)
10.30 am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
11.00 am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Rector)
11.00 am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Graham Bell)
8.30 am Monday Morning Prayer at Great Harrowden.
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 Rector (01933 678225)
Or email: [email protected]
(underscore between names) by Thursday evening of each week
Sun 16th Oct: from 1.30pm Conker Championship on Orlingbury Green
Mon 17th Oct: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church
2.00 pm Knit & Natter at Little Harrowden Church
Thurs 20th Oct: 1.45pm Funeral of Margaret Sanders at Orlingbury Church
7.00 pm Routz at Isham Village Hall
7.30 pm Mother’s Union AGM at Little Harrowden Church
Sat 22nd Oct: 12 noon Autumn Lunch at Little Harrowden Church (costs £3)
Sat 29th Oct: 9.15-4pm Orlingbury Art Day at the Village Hall (Snow scene)
Sun 30th Oct: British Summer Time ends
Collect Trinity 21
Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; 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.
2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5
But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favourable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
Luke 18: 1-8
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”
Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”
The Funeral Service for Nora Hirst will be held at 11.30 am. on Tuesday 18th October at St Edward’s Catholic Church in Kettering. Nora lived in Orlingbury for many years and contributed to village life.
There is a 5th Sunday in October – Little Harrowden are having another Café Church at 10.30am, Orlingbury are starting their 11am Songs of Praise service with bacon baps, and Pytchley have a Family Communion at 10.30am. Please support these efforts to obey Jesus’ command to ALL of us to spread the gospel message and make disciples. Newcomers, young families, and those leading these services need everyone’s encouragement.
A Light Party will be held at Pytchley Church at 5pm on Monday 31st October – bring your carved heart pumpkin and enjoy a “Light Tea”. Little Harrowden are having a Light Party during Café Church at 10.30am on Sunday 30th October.
An All Souls Service will be held as usual at 7.30pm on 2nd November
(a Wednesday this year) at Isham Church. This is a gentle service of Christian hope for those who wish to remember loved ones, whether they’ve died recently or long ago. Names are submitted at the door to be read out during the service and there are candles for people to light during the service. Please tell people about this and invite them to come, wherever they live.
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.
A Christmas Bazaar will be held in Little Harrowden church on Saturday 12th November, 2-5pm.
A Christmas Market will be held in Orlingbury Village Hall on Sunday 27th November. Arrive at 1pm when Father Christmas will arrive! No need to have lunch first, bacon rolls and mince pies for sale, with free mulled wine.
A Yuletide Concert will be held on Saturday 19th November at 7pm in Little Harrowden Church. Music to get you into the festive spirit. Tickets £10 inc refreshments from Linda (01933 680378) and Jose (01933 678262)
Shoebox Christmas Gifts for Operation Christmas Child – Carolynne Adam has labels for those who are using old shoeboxes. This is a wonderful charity to support – parents have found it very worthwhile to take their children shopping in a supermarket to choose and buy suitable gifts for children in other countries who face a bleak Christmas. Karan Harris can also provide you with a special shoebox for you to fill, and ideas of what to include. Please take completed shoeboxes to any of our churches and our schools by Friday 18th November.
Humour is a gift: “When my husband and I became engaged, I had no-one to give me away at the wedding. Being very close to our rector, I asked him to do the honours. Father D. had been a missionary in the Philippines and he told Dan, my fiancé, that it was customary for the groom to present the father of the bride (or in this case, the rector himself) with a rice field and five water buffalo!”
• For all in need of healing.
• For the families and friends of Margaret Sanders and Nora Hirst (both Orlingbury) and Peter Palmer (Pytchley) who died recently, and for all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
• For those in Haiti, and all who are coping with the after-effects of Hurricane Matthew. We pray especially for doctors and others trying to combat cholera and other diseases.
Proverb: “Do not do as the wicked do or follow the path of evildoers. Avoid their haunts: turn away and go somewhere else.” Ch 4 Vs 14-15