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WEEK COMMENCING 27th August, 2017

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 27th August Trinity 11
9:15am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd Toni Smith)
9:15am Benefice Holy Communion & Sunday School at Little Harrowden
(Revd Martin Walker)
11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd Martin Walker)
11:00am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)
11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 3rd September Trinity 12
9:15am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (Revd Toni Smith)
9:15am Family Service at Isham (Team)
10:30am Animal Service at Pytchley ( Team)
11:00am Pets’ Service on Orlingbury Green (Church if wet – team)
11:00am 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.
Mon 28th – 2pm Knit and Natter at Little Harrowden Church

Future Dates
Sun 3rd Sept: 12.30pm Family Fun Day/Drinks and Nibbles-Pytchley- The Elms £10 per adult, under 12’s FOC
Sun 3rd Sept: 2pm Joseph Manning Trust Brass Band Concert – Orlingbury Green
Sun 10th Sept: between 1pm and 7pm – Jane’s new garden open. Please see separate item on this sheet.
Sat 16th & Sun 17th September 11am – 4pm: Scarecrow Festival in Isham
Sat 30th Sept: Belcanto Choir concert at Pytchley Church in aid of church funds

Collect Trinity 11
O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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.

Romans 12:1-8 (NLT) A Living Sacrifice to God
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

Matthew 16: 13-20 NRSV Peter’s Declaration about Jesus

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.


Familiar faces on BBC Songs of Praise – If you watch BBC Songs of Praise later Sunday, on BBC 1 at 4pm, you may catch a glimpse of Françoise, of Great Harrowden, singing with her choir and also Pauline Middleton, singing with her choir. Both attended the recording at All Saints Northampton.

Beetle Drive- 20th October 2017 6pm at Broughton Church
On Friday 20th October Sarah Osborne is holding a Beetle Drive at Broughton Church to raise money for APEC (action on PreEclampsia). Sarah Bertram is running the London Marathon in April 2018 and hopes to raise money for this good cause. Tickets are on sale from Sarah or Fran £6 per adult, £4 per child and include pizza, soft drinks and nibbles.
There will also be one of Bob and Margaret Oldfield’s famous raffles!
If you are unable to make the night and wish to donate to Sarah, you can do so at:

Songs of Praise at Great Harrowden – October 14th at 3pm – Everyone welcome. Hymn requests to Pat 01933 674370 or [email protected] by 31st August please.

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.

Jane Smith – A combined gift from all 5 parishes will be given to Jane at the end of Great Harrowden’s Harvest Festival on 24th September. Everyone is welcome at that service and/or the faith lunch afterwards. Contributions may be given to your own churchwardens or directly to Patricia Blenkinsop or David Staff at Great Harrowden. Thank you.
Jane’s New Garden – Jane will be delighted to welcome all her friends from our 5 parishes for tea/coffee and cake in her new garden at West Haddon on Sunday 10th September – between 1pm and 7pm. Tickets £3 (children under 11 free) available from Pat or David at Great Harrowden. Proceeds in aid of Great Harrowden church.

Songs for an Autumn Evening – with Anna Burgon & Tony Edwards on Saturday 23rd September in Little Harrowden Church. Choral and organ music for all tastes. Tickets £10 available from Linda on 01933 680378.

Harvest Supper Monday 2nd October in Pytchley Village Hall- Tickets from Julie Wykes, Barbara Lodge etc.

Harvest Lunch on Sunday 1st October in Little Harrowden Church, starting at 12 noon. Tickets £10 from Linda on 01933 680378.

Humour is a gift – Church Bulletin Typos: “The eighth graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7pm. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.”

Please pray:
• For Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
• For our churches during the interregnum.

Proverb: “Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.”
Ch 23 Vs 11

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