​Sunday 18th February
    1st Sunday of Lent
​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.
3.00 p.m. Messy Church (Bedehouse)
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 25th February​​​​​​​​​​​
    2nd Sunday of Lent
​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 
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, Terry Broughton, Gerald Sanders, George Howlett, Annette Norman, Patricia Cross, Miranda Robinson, Pauline Jewell, Bernard Brady, Shirley Brady, Margaret Tuffnail.
Chelveston:    Joan Amos, Jo Emerson, Graham Earnshaw, Geoffrey & Muriel Palmer,  Michael Stephenson, Diana Wright.

IN MEMORIAM:    Richard Eady, Jonathan Knight.

Emily Martin, Florence Dickenson, Gertrude Crick, Margaret Bedells, Reginald McGeorge, Katey Milne Jephcote, Violet Childs, Christopher Richard Faulkner, Elizabeth Ann Hubbard, Cora Jones, Bernard Fernyhough (priest), Mary Elizabeth Greatorex, Gertrude Chambers, Charles Eaton, Isaac Stapleton, Elvina Ellen Batt, Leonard George Barton, Peter Newman, Lilian Charlotte (Lily) Pladdys, Dennis Watts, Lawrence Henry Britchford, Mabel Tilley, Ivy Gladys Pendered, Sidney Arthur Parnell, Ian White, Avril Patricia Jephcote, Mark Lovell, Mary Jane Kilsby, Stephen Henry Hill, Nellie Grant, Frank Pridmore, Edward Joseph Wright, Dan Horsfield, Cecil Kilsby, Elsie Pack, Phyllis Rosa Tipler, Jules Lienberger, Ivy Freeman, Janet Boddington, Edward Thomas Mountford, John Thomas Hill, Ivy Helen Brown.
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin, give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit, and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save, 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 9.8-17
God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.  I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”  God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.  When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.  When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”  God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

SECOND READING – 1 Peter 3.18-22
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God.  He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water.  And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you-- not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Lord is a great God, O that today you would listen to his voice.
Harden not your hearts.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

GOSPEL    Mark 1.9-15
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”  
And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.  He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.  
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven, by it you nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love, teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread, and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth, through Jesus Chris our Lord.  Amen.