SERVICES THIS WEEK

Sunday 19th November​​
Second Sunday before Advent

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
10.00 a.m. Toddle In for mums & Tots in the Bedehouse
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7.00 p.m. Celtic Mass followed by meditation

Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
10.15 a.m Funeral - Roy Rush
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
Friday 12 noon Packed lunch & play club (Bedehouse)


Sunday 26th November
Christ the King
9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Bedehouse)
10.15 a.m.  Family Mass  & Godly Play  
Higham Ferrers
5.00 p.m. Deanery Evensong, 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, 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, Tim Mould.

IN MEMORIAM:    Roy Edward Rush (funeral Tuesday 21st November at 10.15 am),
        Glenn Harwood MBE (Cllr).

YEAR’S MIND ANNIVERSARIES:
Arthur New, John Edward Braybrook, Graeme Whitecross, Brenda Wood, Frances Evelyn Wagstaff, Dennis John White, Daniel Webb Neville, Gertrude Gorley,Mary Cynthia Harding Stuttle, Edward Evans, George Hunt, Hazel Jean Adams, Annie Elizabeth Masters, May Marriott, Bernard Blackwell Simmons, Richard Hackett, Maria Mommersteeg, Eric Clifford Sibley, Lilian Mary Denton, Doris Toppin, Maurice Newman, Rose Watts, Audrey Chesters, William Campion. 
 

COLLECT OF THE DAY
Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.
FIRST READING    Deuteronomy 26.1-11
When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, 2you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name.  3You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, “Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.”  4When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lord your God, 5you shall make this response before the Lord your God: “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous.  6When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labour on us, 7we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.  8The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; 9and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.  10So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.”  You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God.  11Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.
SECOND READING    1 Timothy 6.11-18
But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.  12Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  13In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which he will bring about at the right time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.  16It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honour and eternal dominion.  Amen.
17As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  18They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
GOSPEL    Matthew 6.25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?  28And why do you worry about clothing?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.  30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’  32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  33But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.  Today’s trouble is enough for today.
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.  Amen.
men.