Twelfth Sunday after Trinity 8th September 2019

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity 8th September 2019 
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
Service at Cowfold today
9.30amSung EucharistP:  19   All my hope on God is founded
G: 620   Such love
O: 538   O, the deep, deep love of Jesus
R: 238   Go forth and tell (t. Woodlands)
Deuteronomy 30.15-20
Psalm 139, 1-5, 12-18
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14.25-33    

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.

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.

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 15th September
8am Holy Communion at Cowfold
10am Breathing Space

Next Thursday Eucharist will be on 26th September

We will celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 29th September at 9.30am
All gifts will go to Family Support Work to be distributed to those in need around the Diocese.
Contributions to the appropriate basket inside the church door are always welcome. These are collected regularly by FSW.

Please refer to the website for updated information
Exodus 32: 7-14
1 Timothy 1: 12-17
Luke 15: 1-10

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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'


From Fr Martin
Order of St Richard - Bishop Martin has this year initiated the award of the Order of St Richard, which is to recognise special and longstanding service to the local church by lay people. I am delighted to tell you that one of the first recipients of the award is our very own Sue Ayres. You don't need me to tell you that Sue has served St. Mary Magdalene most generously and professionally in various roles over many years, culminating in her work as churchwarden, and with Tim, steering us through the current interregnum which has placed huge amounts of work and responsibility on her shoulders, all of which she has born with typical good humour and efficiency. Sue, we give you our love and congratulations on this most richly deserved recognition of your work for Christ and His Church. 
( Sue will receive her award at a ceremony in Chichester on 5th October, and we hope to have more details of this soon).

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.