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SERVICES THIS SUNDAY                      26th June                          Trinity 5

9.15am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd Toni Smith)

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

11am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)

11am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd Toni Smith)

11am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Rector)

4pm Cup Cakes & Fizz at Isham (Team)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY                      3rd July                          Trinity 6

9.15am Morning Worship at Isham (Team)

9:15am Family Service & Baptism at Little Harrowden   (Rector)

10.30am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)

11am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)

11am Family Service & Baptism at Great Harrowden (Rector)

5pm Taize Service at Great Harrowden (Rector)


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 27th June: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church.

7.30pm Holiday Club meeting at 3a Isham Road, Pytchley

Tues 28th June: 7.00 pm Isham Church family service meeting at 2 Sorrels Close

Wed 29th June: 7.30pm Little Harrrowden PCC at the Vicarage

Thurs 30th June: 2.15pm Funeral of Brian Pratt at Isham Chapel

Fri 1st July: 6.30pm Wedding rehearsal at Great Harrowden Church

Sat 2nd July: 7pm Pytchley Wine Tour

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd July, 1.30-5.30pm, Open Gardens at Orlingbury

Sun 3rd July, 12.30pm Summer Drinks & Nibbles at Coppicemoor Farm, Pytchley,

Future dates

Coffee & Chat at Coppicemore Farm, Tues 5th July, 10.30am-12noon

OOAPS lunch at Isham Cricket Club, 12.30pm on Thurs 7th July.

Orpheus Choir Concert with songs from the shows at Great Harrowden Church, 7.30pm on 9th July – £10 (Jane 01933 677380 or Christine 01933 678629)

Youth Concert at Pytchley Church at 7.30pm on 9th July, £5 tickets from Pam Reynolds (01536 790257), Mike Walsh (536 790984), Mark Goodman

Italian Evening at Little Harrowden Church, 7pm Sat 16th July, £9 adults (Linda 01933 680378 or Josie 01933 678262)

Quentin’s Farewell Lunch: 12.30pm on Sunday 24th July at Pytchley Church

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

Collect                                                                       Trinity 5

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and 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 Samuel 6:5-15 (abbreviated)            

David and all the people of Israel were dancing before the Lord, singing songs and playing all kinds of musical instruments—lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals. But when they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah reached out his hand and steadied the Ark of God. Then the Lord’s anger was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him dead because of this. So Uzzah died right there beside the Ark of God.

David was now afraid of the Lord, and he asked, “How can I ever bring the Ark of the Lord back into my care?”   So David decided not to move the Ark of the Lord into the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-edom of Gath. Then King David was told, “The Lord has blessed Obed-edom’s household and everything he has because of the Ark of God.” So David went there and brought the Ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the City of David with a great celebration.  After the men who were carrying the Ark of the Lord had gone six steps, David sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.  And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. So David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams’ horns.

Luke 9:51-62

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.  And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, ‘Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?’ But Jesus turned and rebuked them.  Then he and his disciples went to another village.

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’

He said to another man, ‘Follow me.’ But he replied, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’

Still another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.’ Jesus replied, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.’



Quentin’s Farewell Lunch: Revd Quentin Chandler is moving on to greater things! He will be leaving our diocese to become Diocesan Director of Ordinands in St Albans Diocese (and half-time parish priest) and his last services in this benefice will be on Sunday 24th July. So we are going to have a Bring & Share Lunch at Pytchley Church from 12.30pm that Sunday to celebrate his time with us and to thank him for all that he has done for our churches. Put the date in your diaries and turn up with some food and drink to add to the general buffet we’re all going to share!

Listen and enjoy the bells of St Peter’s Isham on July 9th from 4pm-6pm when Isham ringers will be hosting a meeting of the Kettering Branch of The Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers. Do come and visit the church and meet some very expert and enthusiastic ringers!


For Sale: Two hand black & white ink sketches of St. Peter’ Church, Isham on stiff creamy white paper, suitable for framing. Dimensions 12 inches wide and 9 inches deep.  Price is £10 each.  Proceeds to St. Peter’ church. Please phone 01536 726588 or email [email protected]  Richard Marshall

Isham Over 60’s Outing to Moreton in the Marsh (market day) & Broadway, Tues 5th July, 9am-4pm. £13.00, Tel: 01536 723694 or 726337   ALL WELCOME

Abseiling down Peterborough Cathedral – Sarah Bertram (nee Osborne) from Little Harrowden church has signed up for this – so please sponsor this brave young mum! See or in church


Year 6 children are invited to join Routz for their last sessions this term on Thursdays 7th July and 14th July (BBQ night). All these sessions start at 7pm at Pytchley Church unless otherwise notified. Do come and have fun with us – we’ll be playing rounders on one night and mad games in the church the other. Routz costs £1 each evening and you will need money for the tuck shop but the BBQ food is free!! For info ring Zoe Robinson (01933 402800) or Mary.

Worship, Prayer and Spirituality: Explore what these mean to you over 4 evening sessions at Spratton: Wednesdays 29th June, 6,13, & 27 July. For information ring 01604 887070 or email [email protected]

A great opportunity to meet other church people and learn more about our faith.

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 pitsfordc[email protected], tel. Helen 07775 708771 or Jill 01604 810051


Humour is a gift: Definition of a committee: “A committee is a dark avenue down which good ideas are lured and quietly strangled”

Please pray:

  • For the family and friends of MP Jo Cox who was killed on Thursday.
  • For our nation during this period of uncertainty following the EU vote.


Proverb: “A king despises wrongdoing, for his rule depends on his justice.”

Ch 16, Vs12

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