First Sunday of Lent 10th March 2019

First Sunday in Lent 10th March 2019
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00am8am Holy Communion
BCP (Said)

Service will be at Cowfold today

Sung Eucharist

P: 190   Forty days and forty nights
G:  69   Be thou my guardian and my guide
O: 420   Lord, thy word abideth
R:  97   Christ is made the sure foundation

Kyrie: Rizza - Bread of the bread of life

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
   310   I heard the voice of Jesus say
        929   In the Lord, I'll be ever thankful
Deuteronomy 26: 1-11;
Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-end;
Romans 10: 8-13;
Luke 4: 1-13

Refrain for the Psalm: 'Keep me as the apple of your eye'

Year's Mind: Joshua Brooks,  Philip Kennard and Olive Phillips

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially - Margaret Akeroyd, Hannah Buhler, Veronica Burgess, Maddie, Bob Ellis, Richard Ford, Joy Futcher, Joy Moon, Les and Christina Hamstead, John Higinbotham, Louise Carter, Jackie Clare Hunt, Cyril and Nellie Lucas, Douglas Littlejohn, William and Ann Mill, Doug Mills, Geoff Mills, Kerry Parsons, Jon Perrott, Henry Rogers, Helen, Janet Samson, Dorothy Sheridan, Steven Stone, Gina Ricci, Mike Vidler, Pennie and Nick Wells, Treena Lerwill, Jackie Slaughter, Lucy Mitchell and John Roach.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maurice Clift and for Hazel and all the family as they mourn.

A prayer for our interregnum for us all to use regularly. A vital point that we can all participate in prayer during this time:
Loving God, as we journey together through this period of interregnum, let us look to the journey of our Patron, St Mary Magdalene, for inspiration:
As she and the other disciples walked alongside Christ, give us joy in each other, as we share responsibility for our church and our community and may the gift of interregnum be a period of deeper love and fellowship.
As she stood at the foot of the Cross give us courage to face our future and embrace the unknown.
As she waited and watched by the Tomb give us patience to wait and wisdom to live and trust in the waiting.
As she witnessed Christ in the stillness of early morning grant that we may witness his presence with us at all times and let us look forward to rejoicing in that presence with our new Vicar.  Amen

The Week Ahead  -  What's New  -  Coming Soon

Sunday 17th March
8am Holy Communion (Said BCP) at Cowfold 
10am Breathing Space at Bolney

Said Eucharist on Thursday 14th March at Bolney at 9.30am
PCC meeting at 2.30pm in church

Please refer to the website for updated information

Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18;
Psalm 27
Philippians 3: 17 - 4:1
Luke 13: 31-end

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 Dates for your Diary

Next Saturday Market will on 25th May 2019  at the Rawson Hall 10am - 12 noon. Free refreshments.
If you would like a stall please contact Claire George

                                                 We will be starting a study course for Lent on Wednesday 13th March.                                                                                This will take place at 7.15 pm in St Mary Magdalene starting with coffee.  Finishing by 9.00pm.
It will run throughout Lent every Wednesday at the same time.

Bolney Christian Women's Breakfast
Saturday 30th March at The Eight Bells 8.30 -10.30am
More details to follow.

Church Spring Clean
Saturday 30th March from 9.30am onwards. All help gratefully accepted.
Coffee and refreshments to keep us going!

Saturday 17th August 2019
Tea at Agates by kind invitation from Judy. Please save the date!

We will sing a new Kyrie through Lent.
Mass of the Bread of life. © 1998 Margaret Rizza
Do listen here:  

Revision of Electoral Roll 2019
 Sue would be grateful for your completed Application for Electoral Roll form if you have not already done so.The new roll needs to be completed two weeks before the APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) on Sunday 28th April
You can download an Application Form here if you wish.  Hard copies are available in church.
Please leave completed forms in church for collection.

Tickets £15 are available from Sue for a Spring Supper in aid of Family Support Work 
to be held at Wivelsfield Village Hall on Friday 22nd March 2019, 7 for 7.30pm

The wardens and our clergy have made some revisions to the service pattern for the ensuing months of our interregnum. There are hard copies available in church but please check our website for any last minute changes. We ask for your support and patience as we settle into a new routine although there are no major changes.

Please help by being vigilant
Some churches in the Diocese have experienced recent break-ins and metal theft.  If you see anything untoward in or around church, please report it to the police and notify the churchwardens.

Plastic milk bottle tops
Please continue to save your plastic milk bottle tops and drop them in the bin in church (washed!) They raise funds for the Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice resources. It is worth noting that these tops cannot be recycled in your wheelie bin.