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NEWS IN THE PEWS                

WEEK COMMENCING 24th July, 201

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY                      24h July                           Trinity 9

9.15am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd Quentin Chandler)

9:15am Holy Communion & Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Rector)

11am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd Quentin Chandler)

NO Service at Great Harrowden or Pytchley

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY                      31st July                       Trinity 10

9.15am Holy Communion at Isham (Rector)

10.30am Café Church at Little Harrowden (Team)

10.30am Family Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)

11.00 am Celtic Communion at Great Harrowden   (Rector)

5.00 pm Community Service at the Queen’s Arms, Orlingbury (Team)

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 25th July: 2-4pm Knit & Natter at Little Harrowden Church

Wed 27th July: 12 noon Funeral of Paul Lewis (62) at Little Harrowden Church

Future dates

Holiday Club dates: 22nd – 26th August, 2016

Collect                                                                       Trinity 9

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church; open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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.

Colossians 2:6-15

As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so continue to live in him. Keep your roots deep in him and have your lives built on him. Be strong in the faith, just as you were taught, and always be thankful. Be sure that no one leads you away with false and empty teaching that is only human, which comes from the ruling spirits of this world, and not from Christ. All of God lives fully in Christ (even when Christ was on earth), and you have a full and true life in Christ, who is ruler over all rulers and powers.

Also in Christ you had a different kind of circumcision, a circumcision not done by hands. It was through Christ’s circumcision, that is, his death, that you were made free from the power of your sinful self. When you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and you were raised up with him through your faith in God’s power that was shown when he raised Christ from the dead.  When you were spiritually dead because of your sins and because you were not free from the power of your sinful self, God made you alive with Christ, and he forgave all our sins. He cancelled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow. He took away that record with its rules and nailed it to the cross. God stripped the spiritual rulers and powers of their authority. With the cross, he won the victory and showed the world that they were powerless.

Luke 11:1-13

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:

Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread,
And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.’

And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.” And he answers from within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.”  I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish?  Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’


Sunday is Quentin’s farewell lunch from 12.30 at Pytchley – just pick up some food and bring yourselves along to give him a happy farewell from us all!

Pokemon Go churches – I am told that Isham Church is a Pokemon gym and Little Harrrowden a Pokemon hub so it’s possible some of our other churches might be featuring in this mobile phone game. If any of your family or friends are playing the game do encourage them to go to the many churches around the country that feature as some will probably be serving refreshments or offering battery charging facilities! The Church of England is encouraging us to see this as an opportunity for us to reach out to people and make them feel welcome.

Holiday Club: the organisers really need to know how many children to cater for – so please can you encourage everyone to send in their application forms if they haven’t done so yet!

Holiday Club needs cakes for refreshments – if you are willing to provide a cake of any kind (inc. flapjacks, tarts etc) Karan Harris would love to hear from you – her tel. no. is 01536 790391 email [email protected]

Holiday Club needs these items: CLEAN 4 pint milk plastic bottles + lids, egg boxes, yogurt pots, cereal boxes,  kitchen roll holders. Please give them to Karan or anyone involved in the Holiday Club! Or take them to Pytchley Church.   An easy way to do our bit to support this wonderful event!

Pitsford Challenge: Earls Barton Church are organising a fun day for all ages on Sunday 4th September. You can raise funds for your church or charity or just do it for fun. You can walk, run or cycle along various routes. Entry £6 for over 16’s, Family £15. Email [email protected], tel. Helen 07775 708771 or Jill 01604 810051. Why not organise a group from your church to go?

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!!

The Church Urban Fund is a C of E charity worth supporting. It works through Near Neighbours to bring people together and break down the barriers that keep people apart. They have some wonderful stories of people going beyond toleration of each other’s beliefs to an active celebration of our life together.

  • In Hyson Green in Nottingham the Salaam-Shalom Kitchen has been bringing Jewish and Muslim people together to get to know each other and to support those who need a hot meal in their neighbourhood.
  • UK Butterflies in Bradford, a group of Eastern European and Bangladeshi women, who have come together to run a Parent and Toddler group, cook and eat sessions, and job search workshops. They started with suspicion of each other but now offer each other active practical support and advice.
  • In Birmingham we have seen Somali and Eritrean women coming together to develop mutual support and a hub for developing micro enterprises to develop employment skills and tackle social needs.

Humour is a gift: A minister on holiday was reading his hometown newspaper and was stunned to read his own obituary. Shocked and upset, he telephoned the editor to remonstrate. “Just a minute,” came the cautious reply. “Where are you calling from?”

Please pray:

  • For our teachers and young families, that they may have an enjoyable and refreshing summer break.
  • For all in need of healing.
  • For all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
  • For all who have been affected by the recent lorry tragedy in Nice, including those who have had to deal with the carnage.

Proverb: “A poor person who oppressed the poor is like a pounding rain that destroys the crops.” Ch 28, Vs3

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