Pentecost Sunday 9th June 2019

 Pentecost Sunday 9th June 2019 
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
Service at Cowfold today
9.30amSung EucharistP: 114    Come down, O Love divine
G:  84    Breathe on me breath of God
O: 476    O breath of life
C: 000    Take, O take me as I am
R: 163    Father, Lord of all creation
Acts 2: 1-21;
Psalm 104: 26-37b;
Romans 8: 14-17;
John 14: 8-17

Year's Mind: Marjorie Robins and Joe Phillips

Will Lyon-Tupman
We congratulate Will Lyon-Tupman, who spent a placement at our two churches as part of his vocational discernment process a little while go. Will recently attended a selection conference ('BAP') and has been selected for training for the priesthood. All good wishes to Will for the future.

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially - Hannah Buhler, Jo Clements,  Richard Ford, Malcolm Fordham, Les and Christina Hamstead, Louise Carter, Michael Hudson, John Humphreys, Helen James, Sarah Jenks, 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.

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 16th June Trinity Sunday
8am Holy Communion at Cowfold
10am Breathing Space

Thursday 20th June 2019
NB Sung Eucharist to celebrate Corpus Christi at Bolney
at 7.45pm

Please refer to the website for updated information

Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8;
Romans 5: 1-5; John 16: 12-15

Genesis 14: 18-20; Psalm 116:10-end;
1 Corinthians 11: 23-26;
John 6: 51-58

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 Dates for your Diary

On Sunday 9th June a celebration of Thy Kingdom Come will be held at The Dome - follow this link for information and booking

Tickets now on sale for our Grand Prize Draw
The draw will take place at 4pm on Village Day Saturday 13th July.
Your help with selling tickets will be much appreciated - please see Sue for tickets. 
We are still in need of good prizes so your offering will also be welcome!

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.

We enjoyed a visit from Archdeacon Fiona on Friday on her Prayer Pilgrimage to Brighton.
Thank you to Sarah Harvey who brought a group of children from school (in their pyjamas - the decreed 'uniform' for the day!!) Fiona stayed for conversation and refreshments before leaving for her next visit.

Faith in Sussex
Please take your free copy of the latest Diocesan magazine from the table by the door.

Family Support Work
There are copies of the Spring Newsletter from FSW on the table. Please take one as there are details of events particularly Gardens Open - all will help to continue the work of FSW which does such valuable work amongst those in the Diocese less fortunate than ourselves.

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.