​Sunday 18th March
 Passion Sunday
​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 a.m. to Noon Toddle In for Mums & Tots
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer
7.00 p.m. Celtic Mass & Meditation
Tuesday  12.15 p.m. Mass followed by soup.
    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 March​​​​
    Palm Sunday

​9.00 a.m. Family Mass  Chelveston
9.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Bedehouse)
10.15 a.m.  Family Mass & Godly Play   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, Geoffrey Headland, Irene Hawkins.

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

IN MEMORIAM:    Mary Lawson, Mike Holyoak

Gwendoline Hendry, Elsie Wright, Minnie Tebbutt, Harry Cole, Doris May Boddington, Albert Ernest Sturgen, Robert Arthur Osborne, Gweneth Claire Brockhouse, Emily Cole, Effie Phoebe Helena Bass, William Edward Jackson, Margaret Martin, Mark Lovell, Nellie Grant, Kathleen Sharp, Frederick Knight, Charles Edward Kilsby, Kate Mantle, Eric Arthur Groome, Drusilla Lawrence, Phyllis May Thompkins, Gilbert Robinson, Helen Ball, Harry Ball, Warren Warnes (priest), Dorothy Kennell. 
Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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        Jeremiah 31.31-34
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord.  33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  34No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, ‘Know the Lord’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

SECOND READING        Hebrews 5.5-10
So 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.

Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory.
Christ humbled himself and became obedient unto death,
    even death on a cross.
Therefore God has highly exalted him and given him the name 
    that is above every name.
Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory.

GOSPEL    John 12.20-33
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks.  21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’  22Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.  23Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  24Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.  25Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  26Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also.  Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.
27‘Now my soul is troubled.  And what should I say — “Father, save me from this hour”?  No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.  28Father, glorify your name.’  Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.  29The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder.  Others said, ‘An angel has spoken to him.’  30Jesus answered, ‘This voice has come for your sake, not for mine.  31Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.  32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.’  33He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for you: give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us, but are alive and reign, now and for ever.  Amen.