Fourth Sunday in Lent 31st March 2019

Fourth Sunday in Lent  Mothering Sunday                  March 31st 2019
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
No Service This Week
9:30 Sung

P: 654 The Lord's my Shepherd (t. Brother James Air)
G: 202 Give thanks, with a grateful heart (sung TWICE)
O:184  For the beauty of the earth
R: 695 To God be the glory

We will present posies to all the womenfolk in our congregation today.

Exodus 2: 1-10
Psalm 34: 11-20
2 Corinthians 1: 3-7
John 1: 25 -27

There will be no 8am Holy Communion at Cowfold this Sunday.
Our grateful thanks to Rev. Francis Pole for presiding and preaching this morning.

Year's Mind: Norman Cole, Wallace Allen, Tom Jenks, Bob Green

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially - Hannah Buhler, Toby Edwards and all his family, Richard Ford, Les and Christina Hamstead, Louise Carter,  William and Ann Mill, Kerry Parsons, Henry Parsons, Steven Stone, Jackie Slaughter and Lucy Mitchell

There is a comprehensive list in our Prayer Corner at the side of the organ for all those we wish to pray for.

We pray especially for the repose of the soul of Geoffrey Mills and offer love and prayers to Fr Martin in his time of loss.

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

Midweek Communion
Thursday next week (11th April) at Bolney at 9.30am

Sunday 7th April  Passion Sunday
8:00 - Holy Communion is CANCELLED

9:30 - Sung Eucharist
Archdeacon Fiona will preside and preach

Please refer to the website for updated information
Isaiah 43.16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3.4b-14
John 12.1-8

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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

Our Lent course continues every Wednesday at 7.15 pm in St Mary Magdalene.
Starting with coffee. Finishing by 9.00pm.
The reading for this evening is John 5: 1-9a

Church Spring Clean
Saturday 13th April from 9.30am onwards. All help gratefully accepted.
Coffee and refreshments to keep us going!

The Chrism Mass (Blessing of the Oils) will take place in Chichester cathedral on Tuesday 16th April at 12 noon.
Due to a change in circumstances we will not be going out to lunch this time. However if you would like to attend please contact Linda Barker on 881709 or email Linda has kindly offered to coordinate transport. If you are able to offer transport that would be welcome too.

Saturday 8th June
A Prayer Breakfast in conjunction with Bolney Village Chapel at The Eight Bells.

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

Harvest Supper - a joint venture with Bolney Village Chapel - Saturday 28th September.
Details to follow.

Can You Help ?
Help St Mary Magdalene Church - Bolney WIN!
#easyfundrasing are giving away a share of £500 in their #MothersDayGiveaway!
To enter, just go to their competition page and visit any participating retailer before midnight Sunday 31st March. It's completely free to enter (no purchase necessary) and it only takes a minute! Please share, tag and retweet as much as you can so we have more chances to WIN!


Revision of Electoral Roll 2019
The deadline for Application for the Electoral Roll is fast approaching. Please ensure you have completed one before 7th April. 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.
Nomination forms are available for election of churchwardens and PCC members. New members will be most welcome to join your PCC. Please speak to any current member or churchwarden for more information. Find a nomination form in church or HERE

Lilies in memory of a loved one
Easter Day falls on Sunday April 21st and at this time of year we ask if anyone would like to donate a lily in memory of a friend or relative. The lilies are used to decorate the church over the Easter Festival. If you would like to do this, then please put the money in cash (preferably not a cheque) 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 £3.00 each. Last day for payment is April 8th. 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. Contact Emily Hutchings on 01444 881320 if any questions.

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.