SERVICES THIS WEEK


​Sunday 15th July​​​​
  7th after Trinity
​9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Bedehouse)
10.15 a.m.  Family Mass & Godly Play Higham Ferrers



 

During this week at St. Mary's ​​  ​​

Monday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7.00 p.m. Celtic Mass followed by meditation

Tuesday
8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12.15 p.m. Mass followed by lunch
​5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer

Wednesday  
8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9.30 a.m. Mass
2.00 p.m. Tiny Tots
​5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer


Thursday   8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
10.30 a.m. Mass
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer

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​Sunday 22nd July​​​​
  8th after Trinity

​9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Bedehouse)
10.15 a.m.  Family Mass & Godly Play Higham Ferrers



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This week 
      
OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR:
Tim Maguire, Madge Boxall, Cynthia Hobson, Ettie Green, Daniel Boxall, George Wagstaff, Derek Brawn, Emily Morris, Russel Charles Ewan, Paul Paynton (Revd), Terry Broughton, Gerald Sanders, George Howlett, Annette Norman, Bernard Brady, Shirley Brady, Patricia Cross, Margaret Tuffnail, Irene Hawkins, Elizabeth Swindley, Wallis Beard, Robert Howe, Jean Stainer, Garth Ward.

Chelveston:    Joan Amos, Jo Emerson, Michael Stephenson, Muriel Palmer, Diana Wright, Winifred Yorke, Maureen Kay, Jean Izzard, Joy Coker.

IN MEMORIAM:    Rita Spencer (funeral 18th July, 2.30 pm, Kettering Crematorium)

YEAR’S MIND ANNIVERSARIES:
Bernard Frederick Britchford, Charles Auld, Vera Brawn, Maureen Kilsby, Fred William Parker, Frances Mary Groome, Ernest Nicholas Wright, Clifford (Cliff) Pladdys, Frank Morris, Joan Lacey, Leonard Nowell Wilson, Doreen Curtis, Kenneth Youle, Ella York, Maureen Veronica Kilsby, Barbara Winifred Lumbers, Jean Ann Lewis, Richard Farey, Fred Groome, William John Blake, William Ainge, George Hendry, William Sidney Knight, Freda Jolley, Christopher Michael George Francis, Gwendoline Burton, Clara Cox. 
 


COLLECT OF THE DAY
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; 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.  Amen.

FIRST READING    Ephesians 1.3-14
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.  5He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.  7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 8that he lavished on us.  With all wisdom and insight 9he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.  11In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 12so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory.  13In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 14this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Welcome with meekness the implanted word
That has the power to save your souls.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 GOSPEL    Mark 6.14-29
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known.  Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’  15But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’  And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’  16But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.’
17For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her.  18For John had been telling Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’  19And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him.  But she could not, 20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him.  When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him.  21But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee.  22When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, ‘Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.’  23And he solemnly swore to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.’  24She went out and said to her mother, ‘What should I ask for?’  She replied, ‘The head of John the baptizer.’  25Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, ‘I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.’  26The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her.  27Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head.  He went and beheaded him in the prison, 28brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl.  Then the girl gave it to her mother.  29When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

POST COMMUNION PRAYER
Lord God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life, ever giving himself that the world may live: may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that, in his saving cup, we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.