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WEEK COMMENCING 30th October, 2016

SERVICES THIS 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 Celtic Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 6th November 3 before Advent
9:15am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (Rector)
9:15am Morning Worship at Isham (Team)
10:30am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)
11:00am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)
11:00am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)
5:00pm Taize Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
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 Mary (01933 678225)
Or email: [email protected]
by Wednesday evening.
Mon 31st Oct: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church
11am Open the Book rehearsal at Little Harrowden Church
5.30pm Light Party at Pytchley Church
Wed 2nd Nov: 1.00 pm Funeral of Pecker Freeman at Little Harrowden Church
7.30pm All Souls Service at Isham Church
Thurs 3rd Nov: 7pm Routz Night Hike starting at Isham Cricket Club and ending
at The Vicarage in Little Harrowden

Future dates
Funeral of Peter Palmer at Kettering Crematorium, 1.00pm on Wed 9th November
Sat 12th Nov: 2-5pm Christmas Bazaar at Little Harrowden Church

Collect 4 before Advent
Almighty and eternal God, you have kindled the flame of love in the hearts of the saints: grant to us the same faith and power of love, that, as we rejoice in their triumphs, we may be sustained by their example and fellowship; 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.

2 Thessalonians 1
Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just: he will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marvelled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 19: 1-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.’ So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, ‘He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.’
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, ‘Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.’

Special Service. Revd Susan Rolfe, Assistant Curate, St Mark’s Wellingborough writes: Dear All, This comes to tell you more about a service for people with learning disabilities and their families and supporters in the Wellingborough area. The Rural Dean and I have been thinking about how we might better serve these people in our communities and in the life of the church, so after much thought and prayer and some research into what might be appreciated locally, we are going ahead and planning this service in faith, not knowing who might come.
At the moment this one service is an experiment and we hope to learn from it how we should best continue. It will be at 2pm on Sunday November 27th at St Mark’s. The service will last about 30 minutes and will consist of songs, a Bible story and some prayers and there will be refreshments afterwards. Please do encourage anyone you know who might enjoy this act of worship to come along. Families with children and adults are all welcome.

International Evangelist Canon J.John will be leading an Evangelism equipping session on Saturday 12th November 9.30am – 12.00noon. Buffet afterwards £8.00. Venue: NAYC Kings Park, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6LL
Numbers are strictly limited and are quickly filling up, so don’t miss out!
Please RSVP today and book your place/s [email protected]

A Light Party will be held at Pytchley Church at 5.30pm TOMORROW 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.

Exploring Christianity: Mary is going to run a course for those who would like to learn about Christianity – please 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 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 – Please take completed shoeboxes to any of our churches and our schools by Friday 18th November.

Humour is a gift: While reading banns of marriage recently I accidently spoonerized the notice at the end, saying: “If anyone knows any just cause or impediment why theses persons may not be joyfully lioned together…..”

Please pray:
• For all in need of healing.
• For the families and friends of Pecker Freeman, Joyce Graney (both LH) and Peter Palmer (Pytchley) 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: “Laughter can conceal a heavy heart; when the laughter ends, the grief remains.” Ch 14 Vs 13

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