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NEWS IN THE PEWS
WEEK COMMENCING 23rd October, 2016
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 23rd October Last after Trinity
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)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 30th October 4 before Advent
9.15am Holy Communion at Isham (Rector)
10.30am Café Church at Little Harrowden (Team)
10.30 am Family Communion Service at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)
11.00 am Songs of Praise at Orlingbury (Team)
11.00 am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)
Weekday Services
NO 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 Kristy (01933 678225)
Or email: [email protected]
(underscore between names) by Tuesday evening.
Diary
Tues 25th Oct: 12 noon Funeral of Joyce Graney at Little Harrowden Church
Sat 29th Oct: 9.15-4pm Orlingbury Art Day at the Village Hall (Snow scene)
Sun 30th Oct: British Summer Time ends

Future dates
Funeral of Pecker Freeman at Little Harrowden Church, 1.00pm on Wednesday
2nd November
All Souls Service, 7.30pm on Wednesday 2nd November at Isham Church
Funeral of Peter Palmer at Kettering Crematorium, 1.00pm on Wed 9th November

Collect Last after Trinity
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

2 Timothy 4: 6-8,16-18
As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.
The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death. Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil.

Luke 18: 9-14
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.’

NOTICES

Kristy will be printing NIPs on Wednesday next week so please give her any notices and/or information by Tuesday evening.

It’s Breakfast Time Again FOR MEN ONLY – don’t forget to put this in your diary: Saturday 29th October at 8.45am, St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden.
Please let me know if your coming so I can buy the right amount. Thanks and see you Saturday, Jerry (Chef)=
The Woman’s Breakfast WILL NOT TAKE PLACE THIS MONTH – SORRY.

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.

Hospital Visiting – a ministry for you?
· Have you a few hours a week/month to spare?
· Do you like meeting people, listening to their stories and encouraging them on their spiritual journey?
The Chaplaincy at Kettering General Hospital is looking for new volunteers to join their existing team of people who come in one morning a week, adopt a ward and visit the patients. The next training course for new volunteers starts on Tuesday morning, 8th November and runs for 10 weeks (with a break for the Christmas holidays). For further details and an application form please contact Rev Phillip Staves, Lead Chaplain, telephone: 01536 492609 or e mail: [email protected]
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: An elderly retired vicar, a friend of the bride’s parents, was asked to officiate at a wedding in a parish church in the north of England. While the couple were kneeling on the chancel steps following their exchange of vows the old man whispered that during the next hymn they should follow him to the altar for prayers. He announced the hymn, turned, and paced slowly towards the altar. To the amusement of the choirboys, the couple followed, much entangled in the bride’s dress. And still on their knees.

Please pray:
• For all in need of healing.
• For the families and friends of Pecker Freeman and Joyce Graney (both LH) who died recently, and for all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
• For the citizens of Mosul, Kirkuk, and all living with the threat of violence
• For all refugee children living without the support of their family.

Proverb: “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and be wise! Even though they have no prince, governor, or ruler to make them work, they labour hard all summer, gathering food for winter..” Ch 6 Vs 6-8

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