Third Sunday in Lent 24th March 2019

Third Sunday in Lent    24th March 2019
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00amHoly Communion
BCP (Said)

Service will be at Bolney today

Sung Eucharist

P: 626   Take up thy cross
G: 162   Father, I place into your hands
O:  68    Be still, my soul
R: 217   God is love, let heaven adore him (t. Blaenwern)

Communion Music
610     Soul of my Saviour
938     O Lord, hear my prayer
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.

 Isaiah 55:1-9;
Psalm 63:1-9;
1 Corinthians 10:1-13;
Luke 13:1-9

Our grateful thanks to Ruth for stepping in to preside. It should have been a day off!

Refrain for the Psalm: 'My soul is athirst for God, even for the living God'

Year's Mind: Margaret Ayres, Pat Hawke and Jim Thurston

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially -Hannah Buhler, Richard Ford,  Les and Christina Hamstead,  Louise Carter,  William and Ann Mill,  Kerry Parsons, Henry Parsons, Steven Stone,  Jackie Slaughter, Lucy Mitchell and John Roach.
There is a comprehensive list in our Prayer Corner at the side of the organ for all those we wish to pray for.

Today 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

8am Holy Communion at Cowfold today
Sunday 31st March  Fourth Sunday in Lent
Mothering Sunday
9.30am Sung Eucharist at Bolney
President: Rev. Francis Pole

Sunday 7th April  Passion Sunday
NB 8am Holy Communion cancelled
Archdeacon Fiona will preside and preach at 9.30am

Please refer to the website for updated information
Joshua 5: 9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5: 16-end
Luke 15: 1-3, 11b to 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

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 3: 1-20
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
We are so pleased that Caroline Kemp will be joining us to speak about The Haven. Caroline is the the manager of The Haven, a small Christian Charity based in Burgess Hill that helps women and couples in crisis pregnancy, who are struggling with pregnancy loss, miscarriage, still birth or post abortion. The Haven also goes into  local schools and takes PSHE lessons (Personal Social Health and Economic Education) with years 9 and 10 advising them about services that the Haven offers in Crisis pregnancy situations. This work is so vital and yet so little is available for women and couples who find themselves in these situations, just when they need to feel care and compassion. Breakfast cost is £5.00
Please contact Marigold on 881877 or email if you would like to attend.

Church Spring Clean - note change of date!
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.
We will keep up our tradition and have lunch afterwards! If you would like to attend please contact Linda Barker on 881709 or email Linda has kindly offered to coordinate the day. If you are able to offer transport that would be welcome too.

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.

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!

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
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.

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.