Second Sunday before Advent 17th November 2019

Second Sunday before Advent 17th November 2019 
Welcome to
St. Mary Magdalene, Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
Service will be at Cowfold today
10amBreathing SpaceClick HERE for today's Service Booklet

Malachi 4: 1-2;
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13
Luke 21: 5-19

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

Year's Mind - Harry and Flo Stoffell, Ken Kendra (priest) and Shirley Skepper

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

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

Said Eucharist Thursday 21st November at 9.30am

 Christ the King Sunday 24th November     
9.30am Sung Eucharist with Baptism

Please refer to the website for updated information

Jeremiah 23: 1-6;
Psalm 46; Colossians 1: 11-20
Luke 23: 33-43

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An invitation for the men of Bolney from are invited to join them for their regular 'Mens Suppers'. The next one is Wed 20th Nov: Bowling Crawley Bowl.  A meeting in January is being planned.  Contact Ron Leggett if you are interested.

Bolney Christian Women's Breakfast
Saturday 30th November at The Eight Bells 8.30am - 10.30am
Contact Marigold Pym
if you would like to attend as breakfast needs to be ordered in advance
£5.00 on the day.
We will be delighted to welcome Deborah Jackson as our speaker.

Grateful thanks to all who helped with our church clean yesterday.

Advent and Christmas services are all on the website.
Details will be added here soon
Advent will begin on 1st December with a Service of Light at 6pm

St Peter's, Cowfold are staging a Christmas Tree Festival
on the weekend of 7th and 8th December.
Bolney will be staging a tree!

Family Support Work
FSW are appealing to anyone who would like to donate their winter fuel allowance to those families in the Diocese are struggling to keep warm. Please take a leaflet from the table at the door for information.

Faith in Sussex
The latest edition of our Diocesan magazine is available in church. Please take a copy - they are free!
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.
It has come to our notice that mobile phones have been stolen from unattended bags and coats in churches around the diocese.

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.

Once you have made provision for your loved ones in your will, please consider leaving a legacy to our beautiful church.
Our policy can be found on: