During the week at St. Mary's ​​ 

Monday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7.00 p.m. Celtic Mass & Meditation
Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer 
Wednesday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9.30 a.m. Mass 
  Thursday​ 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer    10.30 a.m. Mass
​5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer

​​Sunday 22nd October
Trinity 19

9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship Higham Ferrers
10.15 a.m.Family Mass & Godly play   Higham Ferrers

Sunday 29th October
Last after Trinity. Bible Sunday
9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship Higham Ferrers
10.15 a.m. Family Mass & Godly play   Higham Ferrers

for those looking to explore faith will recommence on Saturday 16th September, 9-11 am, and run to the end of October - speak with Debbie if you are interested to know more.
This week 

Tim Maguire, Madge Boxall, Cynthia Hobson, Ettie Green, Daniel Boxall, 
George Wagstaff, Derek Brawn, Emily Morris, Cyril Sturgen, Andrew Britchford, Russel Charles Ewan, Michael Paynton, Paul Paynton (Revd), Darren Robinson, 
Lynn Wesby, Stephen Pack, Terry Broughton, Gerald Sanders, George Howlett, Annette Norman, Richard Eady, Patricia Cross, Miranda Robinson. 
Chelveston:  Jo Emerson, Michael Smith, Diana Wright, Tony Spicer, Janet Morris, 
Geoff and Muriel Palmer, Michael Stephenson.

IN MEMORIAM:    Audrey Sawinski

Margaret Perry Jones, Frederick Stanley Howes, Edith Ivy Wardiell, John Arthur Neville, Catherine Holmes, Darren Paul Neville, Annie May Childs, Harvey John Scull, Alec Stokes, Doris Mabel Groome, Charles Hubbard, Ethel Margaret Mountford, Herbert (Bert) William Colton, Horace Childs, Richard Hendry, Janet Newell, Miriam Mary Gomm, Delia Burton; Lilian Banham, Catherina Stewart, Denise Sargent, Daisy Johnson, Albert George Riley, Edith Evans, Ivy Tobin, John Arthur Crittenden, Dorothy Wood, Mary Birtchnell, Doreen Whitney.  

O God,, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you,, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts,, 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 Isaiah 45.1 - 7
Thus says the Lord to his anointed,, to Cyrus,, whose right hand I grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes,, to open doors before him --- and the gates shall not be closed:: I will go before you and level the mountains,, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron,, I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidde n in secret places,, so that you may know that it is I,, the Lord,, the God of Israel,, who call you by your name.. For the sake of my servant Jacob,, and Israel my chosen,, I call you by your name,, I surname you,, though you do not know me.. I am the Lord,, and t here is no other;; besides me there is no god.. I arm you,, though you do not know me,, so that they may know,, from the rising of the sun and from the west,, that there is no one besides me;; I am the Lord,, and there is no other.. I form light and create darkne ss,, I make weal and create woe;; I the Lord do all these things..
S ECOND READING 1 Thessalonians 1.1 - 10
Paul,, Silvanus,, and Timothy,, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:: Grace to you and peace..
We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers,, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.. For we know,, brothers and sisters belove d by God,, that he has chosen you,, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only,, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction;; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.. And you bec ame imitators of us and of the Lord,, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit,, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia,, but in every place your faith in God has become known,, so that we have no need to speak about it.. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you,, and how you turned to God from idol s,, to serve a living and true God,, and to wait for his Son from heaven,, whom he raised from the dead - Jesus,, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming..
Alleluia,, Alleluia,, Alleluia,, Alleluia..
We lcome with meekness the implanted word
that has the power to save your souls
Alleluia , alleluia,, alleluia , alleluia..
GOSPEL Matthew 22.15 - 22
The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said.. So they sent their disciples to him,, along with the Herodians,, saying,, “TTeacher,, we know that you are sincere,, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth,, and show deference to no one;; for you do not regard people with partiality.. Tell us,, then,, what you think.. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor,, or not??”” But Jesus,, aware of their malice,, said,, “WWhy are you putting me to the test,, you hypocrites?? Show me the coin used for the tax..”” And they brought him a denarius.. Then he said to them,, “WWho se head is this,, and whose title??”” They answered,, “TThe emperor’s..”” Then he said to them,, “GGive therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s,, and to God the things that are God’s..”” When they heard this,, they were amazed;; and they left him a nd went away..
Holy and blessed God,, you have fed us with the body and blood of your Son and filled us with your Holy Spirit,, may we honour you,, not only with our lips,, but in lives dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ our Lord.. Amen..