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8th October 2023

8th October 2023

By Justin Dyche in Sunday Service on 14 October 2023

Hello everyone,

First of all can I say a big thank you to everyone who helped make last Sunday’s Harvest celebration such a success, including all the children who took part in the service, and especially the Events Team who put on a wonderful Lunch. Sadly a number of them have gone down with Covid this week, so please pray for them to make a full recovery. Also thanks to everyone who donated to the FOOD BANK, we donated a wonderful 189kg last week alone! Don’t forget that you can bring donations for the Food Bank to church any Sunday, and leave them at the back behind the table with the offering basket.

On the subject of giving the PCC agreed the following charitable donations at our meeting on Tuesday:
CMS for M&H £1500 plus an additional £387
Hope From Above for Tim & Carol £1500
Hope Into Action (for the house we look after) £645
It’s Your Move books for Year 6 children at Studfall, Woodnewton and Rockingham £675
Homestart £506
Christians Against Poverty £208
Spring Harvest Bursary Fund £268
Rooted in Jesus (Mathetes Trust) £90
Toilet Twinning £238
Tearfund £268
World Vision £238
Barnabas Fund £268
Word for Today £208
As we said at the meeting what a privilege to be able to support so many good causes both locally, nationally and around the world. We do pray for some of these at our 6pm Prayer Meetings so do come along if you would like to find out more about them.

We have two services and a prayer meeting on Sunday:
HOLY COMMUNION at St Columba’s at 10.30am, but don’t forget to try and arrive early to join in the sung worship from 10.15. This service will include the next sermon in our series on Philippians, as well as ENERGIZE groups for children and young people. If you are not able to be in church you can watch this service here:
In the afternoon we have the HARVEST FAMILY SERVICE at St Leonard’s, Rockingham at 3pm.
And at 6pm there is the PRAYER MEETING at St Columba’s.

Also on Sunday you can go and see Paul Kerensa at the Kettering Arts Centre (St Andrew’s Church) at 7pm performing his one man show “The First Religious Broadcast: Re-staged”. I saw this at Spring Harvest and can assure you it is more entertaining than it might sound! Although it is not a comedy (Paul has written for shows like Miranda and Not Going Out) it is an interesting look back to one man’s efforts to broadcast his church service in July 1922! Tickets cost £12 (with concessions at £8). Do look at the flyer for more details.

More of our new groups will be starting this week and I pray that God will bless all those people who have signed up to be part of one.

This gathering of people from Church of England parishes in and around Corby will be happening on WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER at Weston by Welland church and will include both Holy Communion and an opportunity to hear from our Archdeacon Alison Booker. We have three elected members of the Synod (David, Steve, and William) but the meetings are open to everyone.

This Friday the ladies Afternoon Tea will be happening in the Church Hall at 3pm on Friday. All ladies are welcome for tea, sandwiches, cake and good conversation.

This is also happening next Friday in the Church Hall from 7.30pm. As well as discovering whodunnit you will be able to enjoy a meal. Tickets are available for £12 each from James or Louisa. This is suitable for adults and teenage children but probably not younger children. It is also a good opportunity to invite friends along.

There is a service of MORNING WORSHIP at St Columba’s on Sunday 15th October at 10.30am with ENERGIZE groups for children and young people.

Please see the latest Prayer Update from Hope From Above in Australia. Do have a read and pray for this work.

May God bless you all in the coming week,


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