Pew News: March 11th 2018 - 4th Sunday in Lent

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

Young Pilgrims are meeting today (11th) at 9:30 and then on March 25th

Today is Mothering Sunday and we will be distributing flowers to all of the ladies.
Young Pilgrims will also be contributing by making their own posies.

8:00 Holy Communion  BCP This Week's Service will be held at Bolney
9:30 Sung Eucharist  303   I cannot tell
 605  Sing we of the blessed Mother
 625  Take my life and let it be
 184   For the beauty of the earth
1 Samuel 1.20–end
Psalm 34.11–20
Colossians 3.12–17
Luke 2.33–35
John 19.25b–27
  47   As we are gathered
 532  Open our eyes, Lord

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.

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, Barbara and David Robins, Phil Silcock and Brenda Watts.

The Week Ahead - and Coming Soon !

Services This Week
 Said Eucharist - Wednesday at 10.00am at Cowfold 
 Lent Devotions - Wednesday at 7.45pm at Bolney
 Said Eucharist - Thursday at 9.30am at Bolney
    Wednesday at 7:45pm
Fr. Keith will offer a meditation on Station No.10
- Jesus is stripped of his garments

Next Sunday
  8:00am  Holy Communion at Cowfold
 10:00am  Breathing Space
Jeremiah 31.31-34
Hebrews 5.5-10
John 12.20-33

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Chrism Mass with Blessing of the Oils will be held in Chichester Cathedral at 12 noon on Tuesday 27th March. Everyone is welcome. Please let Sue know if you would like to come. We will have lunch in Arundel afterwards. Lifts can be arranged if needed.

Spring Clean Your help will be much appreciated next Saturday 17th March from 9.30am onwards to give church a good spring clean! Just turn up with your duster and some polish! Refreshments provided!

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.

Palm Sunday (25th)  9:30am - Sung Eucharist
. . . with Procession of the Palms starting from the Drovers at 9:20am

Tuesday 12 Noon - Chrism Mass at Chichester Cathedral
. . .  followed by lunch in Arundel

Wednesday 7:45pm - Devotions for Lent
. . . Stations of the Cross followed by Compline

Maundy Thursday 7:45pm - Eucharist with Washing of Feet  (at Cowfold)
. . . followed by the stripping of the altars and vigil until midnight

Good Friday  2:00pm  - Vigil 
 . . . and veneration of the Cross

Easter Saturday  8:30pm - Service of Light  (at Cowfold)
 . . . readings, hymns and the renewal of Baptismal vows

Easter Day (1st April)
8:00am   Holy Communion (BCP)                     9:30am   Sung Eucharist  

 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 ?

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.


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.