​​Sunday 23rd September
Trinity 17

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

11.00 a.m. Family Harvest Service (Chelveston)


During this week, 23rd September,
at St. Mary's ​​  ​​

7.00 p.m. Celtic Mass followed by Meditation
12.15 p.m. Mass followed by lunch

9.30 a.m. Mass

​​ Thursday  
10.30 a.m. Mass


​Sunday 30th September​​​​​​
 Trinity 18 (Harvest)

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

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, Jean Stainer, Elizabeth Swindley, Margaret Tuffnail, Garth Ward.
Chelveston:    Joy Coker, Diana Wright, Winifred Yorke.

 Malcolm Tobin
Thanksgiving Service 26th Sept, 12 noon, St Mary's)
Irene Hawkins
Thanksgiving Service 27th Sept, 12.30 pm, St Mary's)
Maureen Kay
Thanksgiving Service 24th Oct, 12.30 pm, Chelveston)

Lily Hanson, Deborah Sargent, Philip Ward, Samuel Hubbard, Basil Coffey, Edna Youle, Frances Lily Daisy Bryant, Olive Lawrence Woods, Edith Stokes, Edward Wainwright, Adrian Smith, Frank Harold Neville, Charles Richardson, George Arthur Allen, George Chesters, Hugh Carson, Ruth Elizabeth Rowthorn, Jennifer Mary Zeigler, 
Mark Payne. 

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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        Wisdom of Solomon 1.16 - 2.1,12-22
16But the ungodly by their words and deeds summoned death; considering him a friend, they pined away and made a covenant with him, because they are fit to belong to his company.
1For they reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves, ‘Short and sorrowful is our life, and there is no remedy when a life comes to its end, and no one has been known to return from Hades.
12‘Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for sins against the law, and accuses us of sins against our training.
13He professes to have knowledge of God, and calls himself a child of the Lord. 14He became to us a reproof of our thoughts;
15the very sight of him is a burden to us, because his manner of life is unlike that of others, and his ways are strange.
16We are considered by him as something base, and he avoids our ways as unclean; he calls the last end of the righteous happy, and boasts that God is his father.
17Let us see if his words are true, and let us test what will happen at the end of his life; 
18for if the righteous man is God’s child, he will help him, and will deliver him from the hand of his adversaries. 
19Let us test him with insult and torture, so that we may find out how gentle he is, and make trial of his forbearance. 
20Let us condemn him to a shameful death, for, according to what he says, he will be protected.’
21Thus they reasoned, but they were led astray, for their wickedness blinded them, 
22and they did not know the secret purposes of God, nor hoped for the wages of holiness, nor discerned the prize for blameless souls;

SECOND READING    James 3.13–4.3,7-8a
Who is wise and understanding among you?  Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom.  14But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth.  15Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish.  16For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind.  17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.  18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.
Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from?  Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?  2You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder.  And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts.  You do not have, because you do not ask.  3You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures.
7Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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 9.30-37
They went on from there and passed through Galilee.  He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.’  32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
33Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the way?’  34But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.  35He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.’  36Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.