Eleventh Sunday after Trinity 1st September 2019

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity 1st September 2019 
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
Service at Bolney today
9.30amSung EucharistP: 000   We come as guests invited (t. Ellacombe)
G: 386   Let there be love (Sung TWICE)
O: 649   The King of love
R: 630   Tell his praise in song and story
Proverbs 25: 6-7
Psalm 112
Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16
Luke 14: 1, 7-14

Welcome to our worship today. Please stay for refreshments and conversation afterwards.

Following on from the wardens announcement regarding the future, our Parish Profile is now available for all to read on  line. Please follow the link from the Homepage.
We have a limited number of hard copies if anyone would like to borrow one but please return as soon as possible. Please see Sue if you would like to borrow one.

Today we pray for baby Eliza Howarth who is to be baptised this afternoon. Pray for her parents and godparents as she is welcomed at the beginning of her journey to faith.

Year's Mind: Joan Pooley and Jim Lorimer

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially - Adrian Morris, Hannah Buhler, Jo Clements,  Richard Ford, Les and Christina Hamstead, Louise Carter, Michael Hudson, John Humphreys, Helen James, Sarah Jenks,  Ann Mill, Kerry Parsons, Flora Young, Henry Parsons, Steven Stone, Trevor and Lucy Mitchell.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of William Mill, and for Barry, Teresa and all their family as they mourn their loss.
Pray too for the repose of the soul of Dorothy Sheridan and her family as they mourn their loss.
Dorothy often helped her daughter Ann in the Post Office and became a friend to many of us.

Adrian Morris has made good progress and is well enough to return home early next week.
We send him our good wishes.

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 9th September
8am Holy Communion at Cowfold
9.30am Sung Eucharist

NB Said Eucharist scheduled for Thursday 12th September is unfortunately cancelled.

Please refer to the website for updated information

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 Dates for your Diary

Harvest Supper & Barn Dance - a joint venture with Bolney Village Chapel
Saturday 28th September - More information available on the Website and Posters
Please sign up on the list available by the door and note what you are able to 'Bring and Share'

We will celebrate Harvest Festival on Sunday 29th September at 9.30am.
Harvest gifts will go to Family Support Work to be distributed to those in need around the Diocese

The latest edition of Faith in Sussex is available by the door.
Please take your free copy.

Children and Family Work Conference 6th and 7th September 
At St Andrew's, Cants Lane, Burgess Hill
 This course is highly recommended by the Bishop of Lewes
For more information
Email: irene.smale@chichester.anglican.org
Or Visit: youth.chichester.anglican.org

Please help by being vigilant
Some churches in the Diocese have experienced recent break-ins and metal theft; St Margaret's, West Hoathly have recently experienced metal theft from the churchyard.  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.