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NEWS IN THE PEWS
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 12th November Remembrance Sunday
9:15am Remembrance Service at Isham (The Rector)
10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
10:50:am Remembrance Service at Pytchley (The Rector)
10:50am Uniformed Remembrance Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
10:50am Remembrance Service at Orlingbury (Gillian Walton)
4:00pm Remembrance Evensong at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
Weekday Services
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
[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.

Please pray:
• For Reuben Bell, Barbara Freeman, Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
• For Chester Peacock and his parents Lauren and Matthew that they may know God’s love following Chester’s baptism at Great Harrowden today.

Collect All Saints’ Sunday
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; 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.

Revelation 7.9–17
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying ‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’ Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?’ I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.’ Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’

1 John 3.1–3
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Matthew 5.1–12
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.’

NOTICES

Men’s breakfast will take place on Saturday, 18th November at 8.45am in St Mary’s Little Harrowden. Please let Jerry, [email protected], know if you can attend.

Shoebox Appeal – We are doing something slightly different this year. You can choose whether you fill a self-decorated shoebox for a family or for an elderly person. Please take time to look at the website for more information:
https://linktohope.co.uk/shoebox-appeal-2017 Information leaflets can also be collected from Pytchley, Isham, Redwell and Oakway schools or any of the five churches. Please drop off your filled boxes, or if you don’t have a shoebox, your bagged donations, together with your £2 postage donation, to any of the benefice schools or churches before Wednesday, November 8.

Everyone is invited to browse the stalls at the Christmas Bazaar taking place at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, November 11th from 2:00pm.

Orlingbury’s Christmas Market takes place in the village hall on Sunday, November 26 and will be opened by Father Christmas at 1:00pm.

Sunday Jesus And Me (JAM), a church group for children and their adults at Little Harrowden Church will take place on the third Sunday for the month at the earlier time of 2pm – 3pm starting on Sunday, November 19th.

There will be no Evensong held at Little Harrowden Church on Sunday, November 19th due to Remembrance Evensong taking place the week before.

Items left in Pytchley Church – There are a number of items left in church that need collecting following Toni’s institution: A poppy bowl, flowered bowl, wicker basket, Eucharist cloths etc. People are asked to collect their items as soon as possible. The church is open every day.

Future Dates
Sat Nov 11th: 2pm Christmas Bazaar at Little Harrowden Church
Sun Nov 26: 1pm Christmas Market at Orlingbury Village Hall

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