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WEEK COMMENCING 6th August, 2017

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 6th August   Trinity 8

9:15am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (Revd Graham Bell)

11:00am Family Baptism Service at Isham (Revd Toni Smith)

11:00am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd Graham Bell)

11:00am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)

10:30am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)

Please note: No Taize Service at Great Harrowden

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 13th August                           Trinity 9

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

9:15am Holy Communion at Isham (Revd Graham Bell)

10:00am Family Service at Little Harrowden (Team)

11:00am Holy Communion at Orlingbury (Revd Graham Bell)

10:30am 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.

Please forward any items for inclusion in this news sheet to

[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.


Mon 7thAug: 9:30am 11:00am Little Fishes coffee morning – all welcome.

Sat 12th Aug: 10:30am – 12noon Coffee Morning at 100 Main Street, LH

1:00pm Wedding of Nicholas Gayton & Laura Whitney at Orlingbury Church.

Future Dates

Mon 21st Aug – Fri 25 Aug: 10am – 12 pm 5 Churches Summer Holiday Club at Pytchley Church.

Sun 3rd Sept: 2pm Joseph Manning Trust Brass Band Concert – Orlingbury Green

Sat 16th & Sun 17th September 11am – 4pm: Scarecrow Festival in Isham

Sat 30th Sept: Bel Canto Choir concert at Pytchley Church in aid of church funds

Collect                                                                                                 Trinity 8

Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Romans 9: 1-5 NLT   God’s Selection of Israel

With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it. 2 My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief3 for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them. 4 They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God’s adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises. 5 Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are their ancestors, and Christ himself was an Israelite as far as his human nature is concerned. And he is God, the one who rules over everything and is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

Matthew 14: 13-21 NRSV Feeding the Five Thousand

13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.


Taize Service and Morning Prayer at Great Harrowden Church have been cancelled this week and neither service will be held in the foreseeable future.

A Coffee morning will be held at 100 Main Street, Little Harrowden on Saturday, August 12, from 10:30am – 12:30am in order to raise funds to purchase extra tables for St Mary’s, Little Harrowden. All welcome.

Bake a cake and save your egg boxes for this year’s holiday club. Organiser’s of this year’s Holiday Club, taking place at Pytchley Church from Mon 21 Aug – Fri 25 Aug 10am – 12noon each day, have issued a request for cake and egg boxes. Children’s registration forms should be sent to 3a Isham Road, Pytchley.

Songs of Praise at Great Harrowden – October 14th at 3pm – Everyone welcome. Hymn requests to Pat 01933 674370 or [email protected] by 31st August please.

Great Harrowden Church has booked a table at the Guiding Centre in Alexandra Street, Burton Latimer, for the town’s garage sale on Saturday, August 12 from 9:30am. We will have bric-a-brac and books for sale, plus a tombola and would be grateful for items for these stalls. Items can be left in church or we can collect from you. For collections or offers of help on the day please contact Pat on 01933 674370.

Calling all Little Fishes past and present, there will be coffee mornings tomorrow, Monday 7th and 21st August from 9.30 – 11.00 in St Mary’s church, we would love to see you there, please bring your adults with you.

Evensong. Please note, contrary to details given in Connect 5, there will be no Evensong held at Little Harrowden Church in August.

A silent auction, BBQ and Licensed bar will be held in aid of Orlingbury Church on Friday, 8th September from 7pm to 10pm on Orlingbury village green. Auction lots are available to view on Facebook. Organisers are also looking for donations, so, if you have any good quality, unwanted items or a service such as, baby sitting or gardening you are able to donate then please get in touch with Sue Cole 07808 476697 or Vanessa Simpson 07970 075946.

Humour is a gift – Church Bulletin Typos: “The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.”

Please pray:

  • For Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
  • For our churches during the interregnum.
  • For Wyatt and Amelie Glue and their mother Gemma who celebrate the start of their Christian journey with baptism at Isham today.
  • For Nicholas Gayton & Laura Whitney who are getting married at Orlingbury on Saturday.

Proverb: “Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to advice.” Ch 12 Vs 15





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