NEWS IN THE PEWS
WEEK COMMENCING 6th November, 2016
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 6th November 3 before Advent
9:15am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (Rector)
9:15am Morning Worship at Isham (Team)
10:30am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)
11:00am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Rector)
11:00am Family Service at Orlingbury (Team)
5:00pm Taize Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY 13th November Remembrance Sunday
10.50am Uniformed Remembrance (Mary)
10.30am Café Church (Team)
4.00pm Remembrance Evensong (Carolynne and Mary)
10.50am Remembrance Service (Gillian)
9.00am Remembrance Service (Mary)
10.50am Remembrance Service (Toni)
8.30am Monday Morning Prayer at Great Harrowden.
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 the Rector (01933 678225)
Or email: [email protected]
(underscore between names) by WEDNESDAY evening this week.
Mon 7th Nov: 9.30am Little Fishes at Little Harrowden Church
2pm Knit & Natter at Little Harrowden Church
Tues 8th Nov: 7.00 pm Isham PCC at 8 The Sorrels
Wed 9th Nov: 7.00 pm Great Harrowden PCC at 36 Lowick Close, Wellingborough
Fri 11th Nov: 5.00 pm Friday Family Fun at Pytchley Primary School
Sat 12th Nov: 2-5pm Christmas Bazaar at Little Harrowden Church
Funeral of Peter Palmer at Kettering Crematorium, 1.00pm on Wed 9th November
Collect 3 before Advent
Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-16
Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God. Don’t you remember that I told you about all this when I was with you?
As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News; now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
Luke 20: 27-38
Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. The second and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. Finally, the woman died too. Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?’
Jesus replied, ‘The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord “the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”. He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.’
Don’t forget the CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at Little Harrowden Church this Saturday from 2-5pm – Get ahead with your Christmas Shopping!
Special Service. Revd Susan Rolfe, Assistant Curate, St Mark’s Wellingborough writes: Dear All, This comes to tell you more about a service for people with learning disabilities and their families and supporters in the Wellingborough area. The Rural Dean and I have been thinking about how we might better serve these people in our communities and in the life of the church, so after much thought and prayer and some research into what might be appreciated locally, we are going ahead and planning this service in faith, not knowing who might come.
At the moment this one service is an experiment and we hope to learn from it how we should best continue. It will be at 2pm on Sunday November 27th at St Mark’s. The service will last about 30 minutes and will consist of songs, a Bible story and some prayers and there will be refreshments afterwards. Please do encourage anyone you know who might enjoy this act of worship to come along. Families with children and adults are all welcome.
Concert in aid of Cransley Hospice: do support and enjoy this event – Northants Sings Out features combined choirs inc. Wellingborough Gospel Choir. 14th and 15th November only at the Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. Tickets £11.50/£10 from lighthousetheatre.co.uk or tel. 01536 414141
Shoebox Christmas Gifts for Operation Christmas Child – Please take completed shoeboxes to any of our churches and our schools by Friday 18th November.
Winter Glory is an encouraging day conference for ladies only – it’s on 4th February at Kettering Conference Centre and Karan Harris (01536 790391) will organise tickets for anyone who would like to go with her.
Are you being called?: If you’d like to learn more about the various trainings the diocese offers why not go to this day at All Saints School, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AJ, 10am-4pm on Sat. 26th November. Training is offered as a Lay Worship Leader, Lay Chaplain & Visitor, House Group Leader, Children’s Leader, Lay Pastoral Minister and many other roles/tasks needed in our churches. Contact Mary or Sally Crossley 01604 887049
A Yuletide Concert will be held on Saturday 19th November at 7pm in Little Harrowden Church. Music to get you into the festive spirit. Tickets £10 inc refreshments from Linda (01933 680378) and Jose (01933 678262)
A Christmas Market will be held in Orlingbury Village Hall on Sunday 27th November. Arrive at 1pm when Father Christmas will arrive! No need to have lunch first, bacon rolls and mince pies for sale, with free mulled wine.
A Christmas Concert at Great Harrowden Church with the Virtuosi Gus Band Ensemble will take place on Sunday 4th December at 2.30pm. Let’s start the Festive season with music, mulled wine and perhaps a first mince pie.
Tickets £10 (inc refreshments) from Chris Staff (01933 678629), Jane Smith (01933 677380) or [email protected]
Humour is a gift: Out of the mouths of babes: A little girl had been to Sunday School for the first time and was asked by her mother how it compared with her day school. “Oh! I like it much better,” she said. “There are no exams there, and at the end you go to heaven instead of the High School.”
• For all being baptised, and for all parents as they bring up their children in the Christian faith.
• All in need of healing.
• For the Freeman family and all who are grieving, lonely or anxious.
• For those in Italy coping with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes, especially those who have lost their homes.
• For the citizens of Mosul, Kirkuk, and all living with the threat of violence
Proverb: “A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.” Ch.17, v27.