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WEEK COMMENCING 23rd July, 2017

 SERVICES THIS SUNDAY                 23rd July                               Trinity 6

9:15am Holy Communion and Sunday School at Little Harrowden

(The Ven. Richard Ormston Archdeacon of Northampton)

9:15am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd. John Seaman)

11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd. John Seaman)

11:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley

(The Ven.Richard Ormston Archdeacon of Northampton)        

11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY                        30th July                     Trinity 7

9:15am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd. Toni Smith)

10:00am Café Church at Little Harrowden (Team)

11:00am Praise and Baps at Orlingbury (Revd. John Seaman)

10:30am Morning Worship at Pytchley (Team)        

11:00am Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd. Toni Smith)

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.


Fri 28 July: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Bell Ringing Practice at Pytchley Church

Sat 29 July: 7:00pm for 7:30pm Italian Evening at Little Harrowden Church

Future Dates

Sun 6th Aug: 11am Family Service Baptism, Isham. Please note later start time.

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 funds

Collect                                                                         Trinity 6

Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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

Romans 8: 12-25

12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, 21 the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. 24 We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

Jesus told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed ears, then the weeds also appeared.

‘The owner’s servants came to him and said, “Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?”

‘“An enemy did this,” he replied.

‘The servants asked him, “Do you want us to go and pull them up?”

 ‘“No,” he answered, “Because while you are pulling up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: first collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.”’

Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.’

He answered, ‘The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

‘As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.


It is with great sadness we inform you that Ray Cubitt died on 6th June, aged 89 after a short illness. There was a private cremation for immediate family, but there will be a thanksgiving service in celebration of Ray’s life in the near future.

If you would like to be included please let his son know, along with any anecdotes or memories that you would care to share. His e-mail is [email protected]

Now recruiting children for this year’s holiday club! – Guardians of Ancora will run at Pytchley Church Mon 21 Aug – Fri 25 Aug 10am – 12noon each day. Find forms for children and helpers in church now.

Routz Youth Group Needs You – Due to Mary Ireland’s retirement and a leader moving location, Routz youth group is looking for helpers to help lead, plan and have fun as part of a small leaders group. Routz is for secondary school children in the local area of the 5 villages. It is associated with NAYC Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs. It meets alternative Thursdays, usually 5/6 times a school term. Helpers could be parents, retirees, or young adults over 18 years of age. It would greatly assist build skills such as leadership, time management, volunteering, working with children. Even if you could help for 1 school term over the year it would be much appreciated.

You will require DBS check.

If you are interested please get in touch with Zoe Robinson 01933 402 800 /07739 799096 or Gillian Walton 01933 557 410

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.

Little Fishes had a happy ‘Party in the Park’ for our end of year meeting!  We will be in church for the start of the new term on Monday September 4th from 9.30-10.45am. All pre-school children with their adult very welcome!

More details available from Margaret Buchanan [email protected]

Humour is a giftChurch Bulletin Typos: “Don’t let worry kill you off – let the church help.”

Please pray:

  • For Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
  • For our churches during the interregnum.

Proverb: “Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.” Ch 29 Vs 1




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