SERVICES THIS WEEK

​Sunday 21st January​​​​​​
    Epiphany 3
​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 at St. Mary's ​​ 

Monday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. to Noon Toddle In for Mums & Tots
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7.00 p.m. Celtic Mass & Meditation
Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12.15 p.m. Mass followed by soup.
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
    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
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer

Friday​ 12 noon -2.30 p.m. Packed lunch & Play club (Bedehouse)


​Sunday 28th January​​​​​​​
    Presentation of Christ

in the Temple
​(Candlemass)
​9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Bedehouse)
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, Russel Charles Ewan, Paul Paynton (Revd), Lynn Wesby, Stephen Pack, Terry Broughton, Gerald Sanders, George Howlett, Annette Norman, Richard Eady, Patricia Cross, Miranda Robinson, Peter Phelps, Pauline Jewell, Bernard Brady, Shirley Brady, Margaret Tuffnail.

Chelveston:    Joan Amos, Jo Emerson, Graham Earnshaw, Geoffrey & Muriel Palmer, Michael Stephenson, Diana Wright.

IN MEMORIAM:    Michael Smith, Andrew Britchford, Ann Witham Britten.

YEAR’S MIND ANNIVERSARIES:
Beatrice Ellen Weed, Robert Frisby, Horace Scott, Thomas Evans, Ralph Ernest Dunmore, William Webb, Cecil William Holyoak, Beatrice Weed, Dorothy Burton, Albert Morris, Ivan Driver, Gerald George Hunt, Edward George Tompkins, Albert John Wilson, Carla Radok, Arthur John (John) Tombling (priest), Nellie Thompson, Kate Pitts, Elsie Christabel Eady, Albert Edward Knight, Francis Wagstaff, Natalie Woods, Enid Wagstaff, Margaret Longstaff, Margaret (Meg) Jean Allen, Michael Best, Spencer Leeson (Bishop), Mary Dee, Dorothy Ball, Elizabeth Martha Horn, Emily Ellen Caswell, Harold Carmichael, Mabel Florence Robinson. 
 
 

  
 
COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence, renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness, sustain us by your mighty power, 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    Genesis 14.17-20
After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).  And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High.  He blessed him and said, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High who has delivered your enemies into your hand!’  And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.
SECOND READING    Revelation 19.6-10
Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying out, “Hallelujah!  For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.  Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready; to her it has been granted to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.  
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.”  And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”  Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that!  I am a fellow servant with you and your comrades who hold the testimony of Jesus.  Worship God!  For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Christ was revealed in flesh, proclaimed among the nations 
and believed in throughout the world.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.







GOSPEL    John 2.1-11
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me?  My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”  Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.”  And they filled them up to the brim.  He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.”  So they took it.  Then the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk.  But you have kept the good wine until now.”  Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.




POST COMMUNION PRAYER
Almighty Father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world, may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped and obeyed to the ends of the earth, for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.
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