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.
Genesis 3: 1-13
Now the snake was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ The woman said to the snake, ‘We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, “You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”’ ‘You will not certainly die,’ the snake said to the woman. For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realised that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’ He answered, ‘I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.’ And he said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?’ The man said, ‘The woman you put here with me – she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.’ Then the Lord God said to the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’ The woman said, ‘The snake deceived me, and I ate.’
John 3: 16-21
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of 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. [email protected]
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 email [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