SERVICES THIS WEEK

​Sunday 17th June​​​
Trintiy 3
​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 soup.


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 24th June​​
  Trinity 4

Birth of St. John Baptist
5.00 p.m. Fr. Tom's First Mass
at Higham Ferrers
after his ordination

​No other services today at Hiham or Chelveston
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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, Cyril Sturgen, Russel Charles Ewan, Paul Paynton (Revd), Lynn Wesby, Terry Broughton, Gerald Sanders, George Howlett, Annette Norman, 
Bernard Brady, Shirley Brady, Patricia Cross, Margaret Tuffnail, Irene Hawkins, Elizabeth Swindley, Wallis Beard, Robert Howe.

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

IN MEMORIAM: Eileen Lambert
  
YEAR’S MIND ANNIVERSARIES:
Herbert Whiting, Thomas George Toombs, Wilfred Bert See, Wilfred See, John White, Alfred Percival Mepham, Ernest Newell, Ernest William Braybrook, Nellie Newman, Frederick Charles Underwood, Jeanette Joan Garratt, John Curtis Millgate, George Wager, Alan Cedric Ainge, Richard Herbert Hawkins, Evelyn Mary Shaw, Annie Maria Felce, Mary Jarvis, Gladys Emma (Jill) Woodley, Mark Crosthwaite, Millicent Ackerley, Elspeth Patrick. 
 
 


COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; 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    Ezekiel 17.22-24
Thus says the Lord God: I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of a cedar; I will set it out.  I will break off a tender one from the topmost of its young twigs; I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.  23On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it, in order that it may produce boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar.  Under it every kind of bird will live; in the shade of its branches will nest winged creatures of every kind.  24All the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.  I the Lord have spoken; I will accomplish it.

SECOND READING    2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1
So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— 7for we walk by faith, not by sight.  8Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  9So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.  10For all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.  
[11Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences.  12We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart.  13For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.]  14For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.  15And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. 
16From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way.  17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
We do not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

GOSPEL    Mark 4.26-34
He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.  28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.  29But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.’ 
30He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it?  31It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’ 
33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples

POST COMMUNION PRAYER
O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend: show us your glory as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.  Amen.