Sunday next before Lent 3rd March 2019

Last Sunday before Lent 3rd March 2019
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00am8am Holy Communion
BCP (Said)

Service will be at Bolney today

Sung Eucharist

P: 314   Immortal, invisible
G:  67   Be still for the presence of the Lord
O: 000   Be thou my vision (Words on Sheet)
R: 419   Shine, Jesus shine
Exodus 34: 29-end;
Psalm 99;
2 Corinthians 3: 12 - 4: 2
Luke 9: 28-36

Refrain for the Psalm: No refrain today.

Year's Mind: Dorrie Seward, Suzette Flutter and Frank Burgess

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially - Margaret Akeroyd, Hannah Buhler, Margaret Burgess,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, Maurice Clift and John Roach.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jessie Foote and her family and friends who mourn.
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jessie will be held in church on Thursday 7th March at 1.30pm. It will be followed by burial and all will be welcome afterwards in The Eight Bells at 2.30pm. Donations in memory of Jessie will go to Hope House, Haiti.

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

Our grateful thanks go to Fr Derek who has kindly come to preside for us today. A warm welcome back!

The Week Ahead  -  What's New  -  Coming Soon

Said Eucharist for Ash Wednesday 10am at Cowfold 

Ash Wednesday 6th March
7.45pm  Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at Bolney

Sunday 10th March
8am Holy Communion (Said BCP) at Cowfold 
9.30am Sung Eucharist at Bolney

Said Eucharist on Thursday 14th March at Bolney  at 9.30am

Please refer to the website for updated information

Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51: 1-18;
2 Corinthians 5: 20-6:10;
Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21

Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-end;
Romans 10: 8-13; Luke 4: 1-13

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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.

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