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NEWS IN THE PEWS
Services: Sunday 28th January Epiphany 4
9:00am Holy Communion at Isham – Pytchley to join
(The Revd Cannon Margaret Johnson)
9:00am Morning Worship and Sunday School at Little Harrowden (Carolynne Adam)
11:00am Holy Communion at Great Harrowden (Revd James Mogridge)
11:00am Morning Worship & Café Church (Gillian Walton)
 
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY : Sunday 4th February 2 Before Lent
9:00am Holy Communion at Little Harrowden (The Rector)
9:00am Family Service at Isham (Team)
11:00am Family Service at Great Harrowden (Team)
11:00am Family Service at Pytchley (Team)
 
Weekday Services
9:15 am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Morning Prayer at Little Harrowden.
9.15 am Wednesday, Holy Communion at Little Harrowden.
 
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[email protected] by Tuesday evening each week.
Please pray:
• For baby Ollie, Reuben Bell, Alf Lossau, Janet Johnson, Pam Buckby, and all in need of healing.
 
Collect Epiphany 4
God of heaven, you send the Gospel to the ends of the earth and your messengers to every nation: send your Holy Spirit to transform us by the good news of everlasting life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 
Readings for Holy Communion. Family Services to choose their own:
 
Deuteronomy 18: 15-20 (NIV)
15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. 16 For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”
17 The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. 19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. 20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.”
Revelation 12:1-5a (NRSV) The Woman and the Dragon
12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
 
Mark 1: 21 – 28 Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit
21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24 “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26 The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Notices
 
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party hosted by The Harrowdens with Isham, Orlingbury and Pytchley Mother’s Union will take place at Little Harrowden Church on 13th February at 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for delicious pancakes cooked by the Guides.
 
Lent lunches begin at Little Harrowden Church on Saturday, 27th February at 12 noon. Everyone is invited to pop along and enjoy lunch in exchange for donations to charity.
 
A Beetle Drive with Sausage and Mash Supper will take place at Little Harrowden Church on Friday, February 9th starting at 6pm. Tickets cost £6 (£4 children) available from Linda 01933 680 378 or Jose 01933 678 262.
 
The 2nd Orlingbury Brownies invite everyone to a coffee morning on Saturday, February 10th between 10am and 12noon at Orlingbury Village Hall.
 
Future dates:
Feb 3rd: 9:30am – 2:00pm Wedding Preparation at Little Harrowden Church
 
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