​​Sunday 21st October
Trinity 21

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


During this week,21st October,
at St. Mary's ​​  ​​

8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
5.00 p.m Evening Prayer
7.00 p.m. Celtic Mass followed by Meditation
8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12.15 p.m. Mass followed by lunch
5.00 p.m Evening Prayer

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
5.00 p.m Evening Prayer


​Sunday 28th October​​​
 Last after Trinity 

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

Benefice Prayer Group
Requirements to be a part of the prayer group:  To find a few moments each day to pray for the daily intention.  No financial requests, no meetings!  If you are willing to pray daily, please can you sign the list at the back of church, so we can see how much prayer support there is. 

 The intentions changing regularly and we would like suggestions for what we should pray for next.  You don’t need to be part of the network to make a suggestion.  Please see Caroline Walker or email her HERE

Intentions to Start:    Sunday 14th October 2018

Mission:     To reach the 95% of children identified by Scripture Union as not being part of a church

Aim:     To be able to share Jesus’ love with them

Young people not in Church in Higham or Chelveston

Toddle In:  The carers/children and leaders who attend Toddle In and those we are yet to reach with this mission.

Junior Choir:  Our current members and their families.  Those who currently lead the sessions and our need for a new director of music, so the choir can grow and reach more children.

Tiny Tots:  The carers/children and leaders who attend Tiny Tots and those we are yet to reach with this mission.

The After School Drop In:  For those who attend and the helpers.  Those we are yet to reach.

Packed Lunch Club:  For those who lead and attend and those yet to find this activity.

For Godly play which is not currently meeting due to the need for a new leader.  For the Christmas children’s work that is currently being planned at Chelveston.

This week 
John Arkell, Wallis Beard, Madge Boxall, Daniel Boxall, Terry Broughton, George Farmery, Angela Fulcher, Ettie Green, Cynthia Hobson, Norma Horn, Tim McGuire, Annette Norman, Diane Richardson, Jean Stainer, Elizabeth Swindley, Margaret Tuffnail, Garth Ward.

Chelveston:    Joan Amos, Adrian Spicer, Diana Wright.

IN MEMORIAM:    Maureen Kay (Thanksgiving Service 24th October, 12.30 pm, Chelveston)
Morey Gompertz (priest)

William Pack, Eveline Ena Morris, 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, Ethel Margaret Mountford, Doris Mabel Groome, Charles Hubbard, 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. 

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; 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 53.4-12
Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.  5But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.  6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.  8By a perversion of justice he was taken away.  Who could have imagined his future?  For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people.  9They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. 
10Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain.  When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the Lord shall prosper.  11Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge.  The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.  12Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
SECOND READING        Hebrews 5.1-10
Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.  2He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness; 3and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people.  4And one does not presume to take this honour, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was. 
5So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, 
    ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you’; 
6as he says also in another place,
    ‘You are a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchizedek.’ 
7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.  8Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 9and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

GOSPEL    Mark 10.35-45
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’  36And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’  37And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’  38But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking.  Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’  39They replied, ‘We are able.’  Then Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.’ 
41When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John.  42So Jesus called them and said to them, ‘You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.  43But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.  45For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’
Father of light, in whom is no change or shadow of turning, you give us every good and perfect gift and have brought us to birth by your word of truth: may we be a living sign of that kingdom where your whole creation will be made perfect in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.