NEWS IN THE PEWS
WEEK COMMENCING 28th August, 2016
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 28th August Trinity 14
9.15am Holy Communion at Isham (Rector)
10.30am Café Church at Little Harrowden (Team)
11.00 am Family Service & Baptism at Pytchley (Rector)
11.00 am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
11.00 am Morning Worship at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 4th September Trinity 15
9.15am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (Rector)
9.15am Morning Worship at Isham (Team)
13.30 am Animal Service at Pytchley (Team)
11.00 am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)
11.00 am Pet Service at Orlingbury Village Green (Team)
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)
(underscore between names) by Thursday evening of each week.
Thurs 1st Sept: 12.30pm OOAPS lunch at Isham Cricket Club
Messy Church, Monday 12th Sept, 3.45-5.15pm at Great Harrowden Church
Friday Family Fun, Friday 9th Sept, 5.00pm at Pytchley Church
Memorial Service for Briony St John, Sun 9th October, 2.30pm at Pytchley Church
Collect Trinity 14
Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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.
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are ill-treated as if you yourselves were suffering.
Marriage should be honoured by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
‘Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.’
So we say with confidence,
‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?’
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Luke 14: 1, 7-14
One sabbath Jesus went to have a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they were watching him closely. When he noticed how the guests were trying to secure the places of honour, he spoke to them in a parable:
“When somebody asks you to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the place of honour. It may be that some person more distinguished than yourself has been invited; and the host will come to say to you, “Give this man your seat.” Then you will look foolish as you go to take the lowest place. No, when you receive an invitation, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he will say, “Come up higher, my friend.” Then all your fellow-guests will see the respect in which you are held. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled; and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Then he said to his host, “When you are having guests for lunch or supper, do not invite your friends, your brothers or other relations, or your rich neighbours; they will only ask you back again and so you will be repaid. But when you give a party, ask the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. That is the way to find happiness, because they have no means of repaying you. You will be repaid on the day when the righteous rise from the dead.”
TODAY (SUNDAY) is the Garage Sale at Isham
Little Fishes starts again on Monday 6th Sept, 9.30am, Little Harrowden Church
Animal & Pet Services will take place at 11am next Sunday at Pytchley and Orlingbury – do take your pets – any variety – and children, grandparents, friends, neighbours – also any variety – ALL VERY WELCOME!
A Brass Band Concert with the Raunds Temperance Band will take place on Orlingbury Village Green at 2pm next Sunday 4th September – free to everyone courtesy of the William Manning Trust. Licensed bar and afternoon teas available – sit on straw bales or take your own deckchair for comfort!
A Scarecrow Festival will be held in Little Harrowden on Sat/Sun 10/11th September, 1.30pm-5pm. Raffle, Tombola, Lucky Dip, Treasure Hunt, Afternoon Teas etc. The theme will be nursery rhymes so it will be great fun!!
An Autumn Clean will take place at Great Harrowden from 10am on Saturday 10th September to tidy up the church and churchyard. Many hands make light work! Bring garden tools if you can work the churchyard and some simple food for lunch if you’re around then.
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, it starts on Wednesday 17 Sept with chocolate! (It’s just the first one that’s on a Wednesday!)
Ride & Stride is a great opportunity to visit churches all over the country, some of which are normally closed. 9.30am-5pm on Saturday 10th September. Walk, cycle or drive – funds raised to be split 50:50 between your church and the Historic Churches Society which gives our churches grants towards repairs.
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.
Raising funds for Cynthia Spencer Hospice – why not take part in a sponsored cycle ride on Sunday 25th September, starting from Holdenby House. Our hospices provide the most wonderful service so please consider supporting this local one. Information and application forms can be found at cycle4cynthia.co.uk
Humour is a gift: Out of the mouths of babes:
Small boy, looking at the red sanctuary lamp during a rather long sermon, “Mum, when the light changes to green can we go?”
• For all being baptised, and for the family as they bring up their children in the Christian faith.
• For teachers preparing for the new term, and for children preparing to start a new school.
• For all in need of healing.
• For the family and friends of all who died recently, and for all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
• For all who have been injured or lost loved ones in the Italian earthquake.
Proverb: “Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can crush strong opposition.” Ch 25, Vs15