Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday 29th September 2019

Harvest Thanksgiving 29th September 2019 
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
This Service is at Cowfold today
9.30amSung Eucharist
for Harvest
You will be handed a Service Booklet on arrival at churchDeuteronomy 26: 1-11;
Psalm 100
Philippians 4: 4-9
John 6: 25-35

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 online - 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.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed harvest gifts today which will go to FSW for distribution throughout the Diocese. Please remember that we have a basket in church permanently for
Many of us enjoyed the Harvest Supper at the Rawson Hall last night - thank you to everyone for all help and contributions towards supper.

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.

There is a comprehensive list in our Prayer Corner at the side of the organ for all those we wish to pray for.

Years Mind: Angela Davies

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Douglas Littlejohn and for Fr. Keith and his family as they mourn their 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

Sunday 6th October
8am Holy Communion (Said BCP) at Bolney

 9.30am  Sung Eucharist

Next Thursday Eucharist will be on 10th October at 9.30am

Please refer to the website for updated information
Habbakuk 1: 1-4 and 2: 1-4;
Psalm 37: 1-9
2 Timothy 1: 1-14
Luke 17: 5-10

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 Dates for your Diary

Holy Trinity, Cuckfield extend an invitation to us to attend their Bring and Share Harvest Supper and Barn Dance on Saturday 5th October.  A contribution of food or a donation will be most welcome however. They have a badly leaking roof to repair.....

Our Primary School will be holding their Harvest Festival in church at 2.15pm on Wednesday 9th October. 
Everyone is welcome to attend.

And an invitation for men of Bolney from Cuckfield.....you are invited to join them for their regular 'Mens Suppers' on Wed 16th Oct : Skittles The Bull Henfield and/or Wed 20th Nov: Bowling Crawley Bowl. Initially please let Sue know if you are interested until I have set up a contact this end!

At last we have achieved the installation of handrails on the lychgate steps! Please take a look even if you don't normally pass that way - they are beautifully designed by Michael Hart of Horsmonden Forge.

Also we have a bright new clock face renovated and gilded by Joseph Barr.
Guy Lawford and his son Tom, stonemasons,have now finished re-pointing the tower.
Thank you Tim for achieving such coordination between them all.
Three long awaited tasks achieved!
Have a look at the photos of the clock on our website!

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.