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WEEK COMMENCING 21st August, 2016


SERVICES THIS SUNDAY                   21st August                          Trinity 13

8.00am Holy Communion BCP at Isham (Rector)

10.00 am 5 Churches Together Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)

6.00 pm Evensong at Little Harrowden (Gillian Walton)

SERVICES NEXT 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)

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 22nd – Fri 26th Aug: 10am-12noon Holiday Club at Pytchley Church

Wed 24th Aug: 3.00 pm Funeral of Betty Hollands (86) at Isham Church

Fri 26th Aug: 12 noon Holiday Club Service at Pytchley Church

Future dates

Memorial Service for Briony St John, Sun 9th October, 2.30pm at Pytchley 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. Amen.

 Hebrews 12:18-29     The mountain of fear and the mountain of joy

You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded: ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.’ The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, ‘I am trembling with fear.’

But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’ The words ‘once more’ indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire.’

Luke 13:10-17

Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, ‘There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.’

But the Lord answered him and said, ‘You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day? When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.


From Quentin: Jeanette, John-Mark, Joanna and I would like say a big “thank you” to everyone for such a special farewell.  We were bowled over by the lovely things people said, the many good wishes and the excellent food.  It was a very positive end to our time with the Benefice and we will remember you all with great affection. Thank you too for the cards and the kind gifts you gave us, we’ll buy something specific for our new home that we can look at and think of the five churches and the happy times we have shared.  We have greatly valued the way you have given us a home base for the five years I have worked for the Diocese, and the love and support we have received from you.  We wish you every blessing and we will continue to remember you in our prayers.

A Scarecrow Festival will be held in Little Harrowden on Sat/Sun 10/11th September – for entry details see leaflet or contact churchwardens. The theme will be nursery rhymes so plenty of ideas to be had!!

Holiday Club needs cakes for refreshments (inc. flapjacks, tarts etc) + CLEAN 4 pint milk plastic bottles + lids, egg boxes, yogurt pots, cereal boxes,  kitchen roll holders. Please take them to Pytchley Church.

Holiday Club Service: because the Sunday after the Holiday Club is bank holiday this year it has been decided to hold the usual Family Service at 12 noon on Friday 26th August – it will be followed by complimentary cream cakes and tea! Although it’s not a Sunday I would like to urge you to please make every effort to attend this service to show your support for the many people involved in running the Holiday Club and to hear about what the children have been doing.

The Church in action: Christians in bright orange t-shirts have taken to the streets of Rio to make people aware of child sex tourism which flourishes alongside international events. Bola na Rede (Ball in the Net) was founded in 2014 for the World Cup Football in Rio, and now the government is taking notice, attempted abuse is being reported more often, and children are learning what to look out for in order to stay safe.

Jesus and the Church: 4 evening sessions in Wellingborough – Wednesdays 26 October, 16, 30 November, 14 December. Growing our relationship with Jesus

How can he become more central to our lives? How can we share Jesus with Others? What is the Church? How do i play my part in it?

Many more interesting learning opportunities can be found on the Peterborough Diocese Website. Do have a look – click on ‘Training’ under the “What we do” label, then click on ‘church member’ and you will find the many and varied ways they offer of discussing, applying and learning about our Christian Faith.

Launde Abbey Amble: raise funds for Launde Abbey and your own charity on Bank Holiday Sunday, August 28th by taking part in a 50:50 fundraising walk around the beautiful countryside near Launde. Long or short walks.  For information tel 01572 717254 or email: [email protected].

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

Humour is a gift: Two new loudspeakers will be dedicated at this evening’s service. They are a gift from the verger in memory of his wife.

Please pray:

  • For all newly weds as they embark on married life.
  • For all in need of healing.
  • For all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
  • Give thanks the pleasure we’ve had from watching the Olympics, and for the hard work of all the athletes and organisers.

Proverb: “Godliness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” Ch 14, Vs34





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