Pew News: March 4th 2018 - 3rd Sunday in Lent

Welcome to St. Mary Magdalene, Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards. 

Young Pilgrims meet next Sunday (11th) at 9:30 and then on March 25th

8:00 Holy Communion  BCP This Week's Service will be held at Bolney
9:30 Sung Eucharist  P:   97  Christ is made the sure foundation
 G: 541  O thou who camest from above
 O: 420  Lord, thy word abideth
 R: 252  Guide me O thou great Redeemer
 Exodus 20:1-17
 Psalm 19
 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
 John 2:13-22

Sung before and after the Gospel
Bless the Lord, my soul, and bless God's holy name
Bless the Lord, my soul, that leads me into life.

Communion Music
584  Rock of ages (t. Petra)
931  Jesus, remember me

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially - Margaret Akeroyd, Hannah Buhler, Barney Barclay, Veronica Burgess, Maddie, Gay Courtnage, Bob Ellis, Jessie Foote, Richard Ford, Joy Futcher, Joy Moon, John Higinbotham, Bobbie, Louise Carter, Jackie Clare Hunt, Cyril and Nellie Lucas, Douglas and Eleanor Littlejohn, Doug Mills, Geoff Mills, Jon Perrott, Henry Rogers, Helen, Janet Samson, Dorothy Sheridan, Gina Ricci, Mike Vidler, David and Jean Ellis, Phil Silcock and Brenda Watts.

Services This Week
 Said Eucharist - Wednesday at 10.00am at Cowfold 
 Lent Devotions - Wednesday at 7.45pm at Cowfold 
 Said Eucharist - Thursday at 9.30am at Bolney

Next Sunday
  8:00am  Holy Communion 
 9:30am  Sung Eucharist with Young Pilgrims
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21

Here's what's HOT this week !

■ Devotions for Lent every Wednesday at 7:45pm - This week at COWFOLD
    Station No.

■ Subscribe to LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE #livelent

■ Check the Website for regular updates and to Listen Again to recent sermons

Chrism Mass with Blessing of the Oils will be held in Chichester Cathedral at 12 noon on Tuesday 28th March. We shall once again be joining with Cowfold in attending this service and then for lunch after. This year we are planning to go to the Bay Tree Restaurant in Tarrant Street, Arundel. A menu will be available shortly. Everyone is welcome so if you would like to join us please could you let Sue know. Lifts can be arranged if needed.

Easter Lilies for Church  Easter Day falls on Sunday April 1st and at this time of the year we ask if anyone would like to donate a lily in memory of a friend or relative which are used to decorate the church over the Easter Festival. If you would like to do this, then please put the money, in cash, in an envelope, with the names of the people to be commemorated and leave at Badgers Cottage, 29 The Street. Please put through the letterbox on the door and not in the mailbox. The lilies cost £2.50 each and the last day for payment is March 16th. A list will be placed in church with all the names. If you do not want your relative on this list please indicate on the envelope.

Bolney Christian Women’s Breakfast  Saturday 10th March at The Eight Bells 8.30am.
The buffet-style Breakfast will cost £5 per person and we aim to finish by 10.30 at the latest. We need to know numbers for catering purposes, so if you haven’t already been in touch please contact Marigold or 01444 881877 to say you are coming and if you have any special dietary needs.  It would be helpful to know if you can come by Wednesday 7th March.   More Details . .

Dates for your Diary

Church Quiet Day - Saturday 9th June
At Bolney House. Led by Rev Ruth Bond. More details to follow.

Grand Prize Draw to culminate on Village Day - Saturday 30th June
We would be very grateful for offers of generous prizes for our draw as this is a major fund-raiser for church projects.
Please let Sue or Tim know what you are able to contribute as soon as possible.
Tickets will be on sale in May. Offers to help with sales will be welcome.

Tea at Agates - Saturday 18th August by kind invitation from Judy
Offers of help will be much appreciated. Please let Sue or Judy know if you can help in any way.

Can You Help ?

Interesting articles wanted for Parish Magazine If anyone would like to write a regular or occasional article for the magazine (travel, hobby, gardening etc) please send to our editor Penuel Ellis-Brown Articles to be with the Editor by 15th of the month please.

New readers, sidespersons, intercessors, ministers of communion and coffee makers  are always welcome to join our rota. If you would like to help please see Sue or contact Martin Wood who kindly spends a good deal of time putting the rota together for us.

FSW Basket for donations of non-perishable groceries. Your contributions are gratefully received for distribution around the diocese for those less fortunate than ourselves. They are collected on a regular basis. Pasta, tinned goods, cereals and toiletries are very welcome.

Plastic Milk Bottle Tops are collected to raise funds for the Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice. Please wash and add them to the bin by the door. Please do not add any other kind of bottle top.

General Information

Year of Prayer within our Diocese  A Prayer Card for your personal use is available on the table by the door. Bishop Richard is to make a pilgrimage across the Diocese in the week leading up to Pentecost. He will stop at St Mary Magdalene for prayer with us at 9.30am on Wednesday 16th May. All are welcome to join him.

Flowers in Memory of a Loved One  Would you like to remember a friend or relative in a special way on an important anniversary, a birthday or date of death? Please ring Emily on 01444 881320 for more information.

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)  is a 21st century solution to offset one of the greatest problems of local church income – ‘static’ giving. Donations made through PGS use Direct Debit which can be on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Please ring Tim for further information on 01444 881320 or

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