NEWS IN THE PEWS
WEEK COMMENCING 31st July, 2016
SERVICES THIS 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)
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 7th August Trinity 11
9.15am Morning Worship at Isham (Team)
9.15am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (Rector)
10.30am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)
11.00 am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)
11.00 am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)
5.00 pm Taize Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
NO Morning Prayer at Little Harrowden this week.
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)
(underscore between names) by Thursday evening of each week.
Thurs 4th Aug: 12.30pm OOAPS lunch at Isham Cricket Club
Holiday Club dates: 22nd – 26th August, 2016
Collect Trinity 10
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. Amen.
Colossians 3: 1-11
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honour at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshipping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behaviour, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’ And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’
Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’
From Quentin: Jeanette, John-Mark, Joanna and I would like say a big “thank you” to everyone for such a special day last Sunday. We were bowled over by the lovely things people said, the many good wishes and the excellent food. It all brought a very positive end to our time with the Benefice and we will remember you all with great affection. Thank you too for the cards and the kind gifts you gave us. We will make sure we buy something specific for our new home that we can look at and think of the five churches and the happy times we have shared.
We have greatly valued the way you have given us a home base for the five years I have worked for the Diocese, and the love and support we have received from you. We wish you every blessing and we will continue to remember you in our prayers.
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!!
Holiday Club Service: because the Sunday after the Holiday Club is bank holiday this year it has been decided to hold the usual Family Service at 12 noon on Friday 26th August – it will be followed by complementary cream cakes and tea! Although it’s not a Sunday I would like to urge you to please make every effort to attend this service to show your support for the many people involved in running the Holiday Club and to hear about what the children have been doing.
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 e: [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!
Pokemon Go! churches – I am told that Isham and Orlingbury Churches are Pokemon gyms and Little Harrrowden is 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.
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 Music and Arts Festival is to be held at St. Matthew’s Church, Northampton (Kingsley district) 21-25 September – a chance to see Henry Moore’s Madonna and Child and Graham Sutherland’s Crucifixion. There is a leaflet with the programme at the back of church.
Humour is a gift: A missionary deep in the jungle came across a witch doctor pounding his drum furiously.
“What’s the matter?” asked the missionary with some trepidation.
“We have no water,” responded the witch doctor, drumming away.
“Oh, I see,” said the missionary, seeing an opportunity. “You’re praying for rain?” “No, I’m not, replied the witch doctor curtly. “I’m sending for the plumber.”
- For our farmers as they begin the busy harvest season.
- For all in need of healing.
- For all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
- For all who have been affected by the recent violent acts in France and Germany, and for those trying to protect us.
- For wisdom in our government as they consider the future provision of electricity supplies in our country.
Proverb: “To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them.” Ch 28, Vs4