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WEEK COMMENCING 3rd July, 2016

 SERVICES THIS SUNDAY                      3rd July                            Trinity 6


9.15am Morning Worship at Isham (Team)

9:15am Family Service & Baptism at Little Harrowden   (Rector)

10.30am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)

11am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)

11am Family Service & Baptism at Great Harrowden (Rector)

5pm Taize Service at Great Harrowden (Rector)

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY                        10th July                         Trinity 7

9.15am Holy Communion & Sunday School at Isham (Rector)

9:15am Holy Communion at Pytchley (Revd Toni Smith)

10.30am Family Service at Little Harrowden   (Team)

11am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Rector)

11am 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.

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.


Mon 4th July: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church.

Tues 5th July: 10.30am Coffee & Chat at Coppicemore Farm

Wed 6th July: 7pm Great Harrrowden PCC at 36 Lowick Close, Wellingborough

Thurs 7th July: Prayer Spaces in Little Harrowden School

12.30pm OOAPS lunch at Isham Cricket Club

7pm Routz at Pytchley Church

Fri 8th July: 3pm Sarah Bertram abseils down Peterborough Cathedral

5pm Friday Family Fun at Pytchley Church

Sat 9th July: 7.30pm Orpheus Choir Concert at Great Harrowden Church

7.30pm Youth Concert at Pytchley Church

Future dates

Italian Evening at Little Harrowden Church, 7pm Sat 16th July, £9 adults (Linda 01933 680378 or Josie 01933 678262)

Quentin’s Farewell Lunch: 12.30pm on Sunday 24th July at Pytchley Church

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


Collect                                                                       Trinity 6

Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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.


Jeremiah 38:2-13                

Jeremiah had been saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Everyone who stays in Jerusalem will die from war, famine, or disease, but those who surrender to the Babylonians will live. Their reward will be life. They will live!’  The Lord also says: ‘The city of Jerusalem will certainly be handed over to the army of the king of Babylon, who will capture it.’”


Some officials went to the king and said, “Sir, this man must die! That kind of talk will undermine the morale of the few fighting men we have left, as well as that of all the people. This man is a traitor!” King Zedekiah agreed. “All right,” he said. “Do as you like. I can’t stop you.” So the officials took Jeremiah from his cell and lowered him by ropes into an empty cistern in the prison yard. There was no water in the cistern, only a thick layer of mud at the bottom, and Jeremiah sank down into it.


But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, an important court official, heard that Jeremiah was in the cistern. At that time the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate, so he rushed from the palace to speak with him.  “My lord the king,” he said, “these men have done a very evil thing in putting Jeremiah the prophet into the cistern. He will soon die of hunger, for almost all the bread in the city is gone.” The king told Ebed-melech, “Take thirty of my men with you, and pull Jeremiah out of the cistern before he dies.”


Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to a room in the palace beneath the treasury, where he found some old rags and discarded clothing. He carried these to the cistern and lowered them to Jeremiah on a rope. Then he called down to Jeremiah, “Put these rags under your armpits to protect you from the ropes.” When Jeremiah was ready, they pulled him out. So Jeremiah was returned to the courtyard of the guard – the palace prison – where he remained.


Luke 10:13-16     Woes to Unrepentant Cities – Jesus sends out 70 followers

‘Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.  But at the judgement it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades.


‘Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.’



TODAY – Open Gardens at Orlingbury, 1.30pm-5.30pm

Quentin’s Farewell Lunch: Revd Quentin Chandler is moving on to greater things! He will be leaving our diocese to become Diocesan Director of Ordinands in St Albans Diocese (and half-time parish priest) and his last services in this benefice will be on Sunday 24th July. So we are going to have a Bring & Share Lunch at Pytchley Church from 12.30pm that Sunday to celebrate his time with us and to thank him for all that he has done for our churches. Put the date in your diaries and turn up with some food and drink to add to the general buffet we’re all going to share!

Orpheus Choir Concert next Saturday – come and enjoy a lovely evening and raise money for Great Harrowden church at the same time – we all enjoy songs from the shows! Tickets from Jane 01933 677380 or Christine 01933 678629

Year 6 children are invited to join Routz for their last sessions this term on Thursdays 7th July and 14th July (BBQ night). Start at 7pm until 8.30pm at Pytchley Church unless otherwise notified. Routz costs £1 each evening and you will need money for the tuck shop but the BBQ food is free!! For info ring Zoe Robinson (01933 402800) or Mary.

Youth Concert at Pytchley next Saturday – a chance to encourage our county’s young musicians and enjoy the music of string and bassoon quartets. £5 tickets from Pam Reynolds (01536 790257), Mike Walsh (536 790984), Mark Goodman 

Listen and enjoy the bells of St Peter’s Isham on July 9th from 4pm-6pm when Isham ringers will be hosting a meeting of the Kettering Branch of The Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers. Do come and visit the church and meet some very expert and enthusiastic ringers!

For Sale: Two hand black & white ink sketches of St. Peter’ Church, Isham on stiff creamy white paper, suitable for framing. Dimensions 12 inches wide and 9 inches deep.  Price is £10 each.  Proceeds to St. Peter’ church. Please phone 01536 726588 or email [email protected]  Richard Marshall

Abseiling down Peterborough Cathedral next FRIDAY – Sarah Bertram (nee Osborne) from Little Harrowden church has signed up for this – so please sponsor her! See or in church

Worship, Prayer and Spirituality: Explore what these mean to you over 4 evening sessions at Spratton: Wednesdays 29th June, 6,13, & 27 July. For information ring 01604 887070 or email [email protected]

A great opportunity to meet other church people and learn more about our faith.


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

Humour is a gift: Small boy to his new baby sister whom he had been told was a gift from God: “Quick, before you forget, what does God look like?”

Please pray:

  • For all involved in the Istanbul airport bombing, and all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
  • For wisdom and grace in our nation during this period of uncertainty.

Proverb: “Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart.” Ch 3, Vs3

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