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SERVICES THIS SUNDAY                      29th May                        Trinity 1

10am Holy Communion at Isham (Rector)

10.30am Café Church at Little Harrowden   (Team)

10.30am Family Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)

11am Taize Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)

5pm Community Service at the Queen’s Head, Orlingbury (Team)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY                        5th June                          Trinity 2

9.15am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (Revd Quentin Chandler)

9:15am Morning Worship at Isham   (Team)

 10.30am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)

 11am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)

 11am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd Quentin Chandler)

 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.


Half-term: No Little Fishes.

Thurs 2nd June: 12.30pm OOAPS Lunch to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

Sat 4th June: 2-5pm Orlingbury Church Fete at the Old Rectory & Village Hall

Future dates

Open Gardens at Little Harrowden, Sunday 19th June 2-5pm

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

St Peter’s Singers Concert at Isham Church, 7 for 7.30pm on 2nd July

Orpheus Choir Concert at Great Harrowden Church, 7.30pm on 9th July

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

Collect                                                                       Trinity 1

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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.


Galatians 1:11-24   Paul’s Message Comes from Christ

Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning. I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ.

You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion—how I violently persecuted God’s church. I did my best to destroy it.  I was far ahead of my fellow Jews in my zeal for the traditions of my ancestors. But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvellous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles.

When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being. Nor did I go up to Jerusalem to consult with those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went away into Arabia, and later I returned to the city of Damascus. Then three years later I went to Jerusalem to get to know Peter, and I stayed with him for fifteen days. The only other apostle I met at that time was James, the Lord’s brother. I declare before God that what I am writing to you is not a lie.

After that visit I went north into the provinces of Syria and Cilicia. And still the churches in Christ that are in Judea didn’t know me personally. All they knew was that people were saying, “The one who used to persecute us is now preaching the very faith he tried to destroy!” And they praised God because of me.

Luke 7:11-17

Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, rise!’ The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, ‘A great prophet has risen among us!’ and ‘God has looked favourably on his people!’ This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.


QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND plans – Friday 10th June to Sunday 12th June:

Pytchley: Friday 7.30pm Lincoln Noel Concert in the village hall, tickets £10 (£5 under 14) from Mike Walsh 01536 790984

Saturday 10am-12noon Jubilee Coffee Morning in church

6pm-9pm Party in the Park in the recreation ground with music from    the Dave Johnson Trio – take your own picnic

Sunday 4pm Songs of Praise for the Queen in church followed by a bring and

share tea. Please forward hymn requests to [email protected] or to

Mark or Sarah.

Isham: Saturday 2-5pm Royal Garden Party with BBQ, cream teas, fancy dress competition, stalls etc at All Saints House in Middle Street.

Little Harrowden: Sunday 3-5pm Afternoon Tea in church.

Orlingbury: Saturday – fun all day at the Queen’s Arms – Pimms Bar etc, BYO Afternoon Tea.

The bells of Isham, Orlingbury and Pytchley churches will ring out along with the rest of the country between 12pm and 1pm on Sunday 12th June.

Holiday Club needs these items: CLEAN 4 pint milk cartons, 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.

A Speaker from Samaritans will be the focus of the MU meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 16th June at Pytchley Church. And there will beStrawberries & Cream to enjoy! Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be a member of the Mothers’ Union, you do not have to be a mother and you do not have to be female – though of course all the above are very 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 board in Little Harrowden church

Grants are available for under 25’s towards the cost of tuition fees, books and other elements furthering their education in the widest sense. The applicant needs to be resident in the parishes of Pytchley, Isham or Broughton and to have attended Pytchley School for at least 2 years. For information contact Diana Smith, [email protected]

Sermons on Website – if you would like to catch up on any of the sermons on forgiveness recently you will find them on our church website. There are also paper copies of the sermons at the back of church – please help yourself!

EU referendum: Churches Together in Kettering have organised a hustings at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd June at the Eden Centre, Montagu Street. Entrance tickets required – available free from or tel. 01536 392401. If you have a question you’d like to be answered please submit it beforehand.

Richard Beadon Second Annual Lecture: 2 July, 2 pm. at Northampton High School Newport Pagnell Road Hardingstone, Northampton NN4 6UU. This year’s lecture will be given by Obi Abuchi, a consultant and author of The Magic of Monday: A Fable about the Winning Formula for Career Success. He is passionate about helping Christians to discover their unique talents and gifts and to express those talents fully in their everyday lives. Primarily for lay people from all walks of life. For further information contact Cheryl Goddard:[email protected].

Humour is a gift: Out of the mouths of babes: A retired admiral gave a dinner party with several illustrious guests. His small granddaughter was allowed to say goodnight to them before going to bed. She went around the room and eventually came to a bishop resplendent in his robes. “Oh,” she said, “I do like your dress. Do you have knickers to match?”

Please pray:

  • For all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.

Proverb: “The wise are known for their understanding, and instruction is appreciated if it’s well presented.” Ch 16, Vs21

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