SERVICES THIS WEEK


During the week at St. Mary's ​​

Monday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
5.p.m. Evening Prayer ​
7 p.m. Celtic Mass followed by Meditation
Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
​6.00 p.m. Evensong
Wednesday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
9.30 a.m. Mass
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
  Thursday​ 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer    10.30 a.m. Mass
​5 p.m. Evening Prayer

Sunday, 20th August
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9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship Higham Ferrers
10.15 a.m. Family Mass  Higham Ferrers


Sunday 27th August
Trinity 11

9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship Higham Ferrers
10.15 a.m. Family Mass   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, Cyril Sturgen, Andrew Britchford, Russel Charles Ewan, Michael Paynton, Darren Robinson, Lynn Wesby,
Stephen Pack, Terry Broughton, Gerald Sanders, George Howlett, Annette Norman. Chelveston: Jo Emerson, Michael Smith, Diana Wright, Tony Spicer, Janet Morris, Geoff and Muriel Palmer, Michael Stephenson, Margaret Hunt.

IN MEMORIAM: Helen Bettles (funeral Friday 8th September, Chelveston)

YEAR’S MIND ANNIVERSARIES:

Robert Allen Ingram, Samuel Towers, Dorothy May Pack, Dennis Leslie Simpson, Ian Murray, Lily Keep, Winifred Emma Oberman, Edward Parker, James Albert Grant, Renee Rieley, Violet May Lilian Burt, Raymond William Kilsby, Horace Hubbard, John Leslie Nichols, Caroline Kartinsky, Samuel James Turnock, Christine Elvina Barbar, Mabel Todd, Gordon Pack, Joseph Blaxland Lawrence.


  
   
   

   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   

 
COLLECT OF THE DAY
Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; 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 56.1,6-8
Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.
6And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant - 7these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. 8Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.

SECOND READING Romans 11.1-2a,29-32
I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?
29for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, 31so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. 32For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.

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

GOSPEL Matthew 15.10-28
Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ 15But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ 16Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’
21Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ 23But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ 24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ 26He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 27She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ 28Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.

POST COMMUNION PRAYER
God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.