Third Sunday of Easter 5th May 2019

Third Sunday of Easter 5th May 2019
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
Cancelled this Week
9.30amSung Eucharist

P: 205    Glorious things of thee are spoken (t. Abbots Leigh)
G: 296   How shall I sing that majesty (t. Coe Fen)
O: 12      Alleluia, sing to Jesus
R: 104    Christ triumphant
Acts 9: 36-43; Psalm 30;
Revelation 5: 1-11
John 21:1-19

A  warm welcome and grateful thanks to Peter Irwin-Clark who is to preside for us this morning.

Congratulations to ruth and Tony as they celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary!

Year's Mind:  Reg Harcus (Priest), Margaret Clare Hunt and Roger Winstone

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, Trevor, 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 will be delighted to welcome Fr Martin back at this week's Thursday Eucharist. He will preside at our next Breathing Space at 10am on 19th May. Please continue to pray for him.

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

Thursday 9th May Said Eucharist will be at 9.30am

Fourth Sunday of Easter 12th May 
9.30am Sung Eucharist
Rev Francis Pole will preside

Please refer to the website for updated information
Acts 9: 36 to end; Psalm 23;
Revelation 7: 9 to the end
John 10: 22-30

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 Dates for your Diary

Saturday 8th June
A Prayer Breakfast in conjunction with Bolney Village Chapel at The Eight Bells.
If you wish to attend please sign the list on the table in church asap.  Cost £5.00 each

Village Day Saturday 13th July
The PCC will once again be running a Grand Prize Draw in aid of church funds. If you are able to provide a good prize please get in touch with Sue. Raffle tickets will be on sale later this month. Your help with buying and selling tickets will be much appreciated.
The draw will take place at 4pm on Village Day.

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.

Results  of elections at the APCM last Sunday can be found on the website with Annual Reports.

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.

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.