Weekly Notices – 20 October 2019

WE WELCOME Pádraig Ó Tuama as our preacher today. Pádraig is a poet, theologian and mediator.  He led the CRC conference on “borders & belonging” yesterday and we look forward to what he has to share with us today.  The Clergy Team

CONGRATULATIONS! To Mark, Emily and Wilf Ansell on the safe arrival of their baby daughter/sister.  Sue H

NAME BADGE MONTH if you are willing, please write yourself a name badge– it helps us get to know each other better.  Clergy

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 23 October – Marks Three ‘Over the Moon’ Details from Mabel 348 2181

BONFIRE NIGHT We’d like to hold a fundraising party for all ages on Tues 5 Nov, bonfire night from 4.30-6.30pm. But we can only run it if we have help! Sign up sheet on CHYPSS noticeboard in corridor or email me. Thanks. Hannah Jones

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER There is an opportunity for a young member of the congregation to attend one of Church Action on Poverty’s Roadshows on this theme in Nov. Home Donations Group has some money set aside for this. If interested, please contact judyrob9@gmail.com Judy R

JAMMING!? I have to part with my much-loved preserving pan, so if you want to make jam/marmalade and need a pan, have a word with me – it’s yours for a donation to church funds! 258 3678 or pauline@mm1728pm.plus.com Pauline

SUNDAY LUNCH TODAY after the service is an Iranian meal of 3 kinds hosted by Manuch and friends. Raising money for Omid Foundation & SYMAAG Please stay, all welcome. Briony & Dilys

ALL SOULS COMMEMORATION SERVICE this year will be held at 6pm on Sunday 3 November. A list is available at the back of church for you to write the names of those you would like to be remembered aloud. Please pass the word around as all are welcome to come to remember loved ones, and please hold all who are bereaved in your thoughts and prayers at this time. The Clergy Team

Encounter Christianity This 8 week course is for all who are interested in exploring the Christian faith in a small group.  There will be a chance to reflect on what faith means and the ways it has an impact on our lives. It starts on Sat 26 Oct 9.30 -11.30am at the Vicarage and is being led by Amanda Pilkington. Interested? please email office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

ST MARK’S FINANCES Thank you all who have already transferred their regular giving to the “Parish Giving Scheme”.  Extra packs are available at the back of church. Thank you for your support and prayers. Sue & the finance team.

TAIZE TASTER DAY TODAY at 2pm for an afternoon & evening of discussion, info, practice (singing and/or food), food & Taize night service (at 8pm). Free, all welcome. David Willington & Tim Jansen

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES – There are a number of opportunities to get involved in local events and groups (including here at St Mark’s) Please see the noticeboard next to the card stall.  Sarah R

MARK’S MESSENGER The latest edition is now in your pigeonhole and on the card stand (£1). Annual subscriptions (£9.00) for 2019/20 are now due. I’ll be grateful to receive either cash or a cheque (made payable to St Mark’s PCC). Michael Hunt

SERVICE OF LIGHT Thurs 31 Oct at 8pm.  Whatever your views on Brexit, come and share a simple service with time to reflect, sing and pray on this All Hallows Eve.  The Clergy Team.

CHILDREN’S REGISTRATION TODAY Please can all parent/carers complete new forms for the 2019/20 year. Thank you. Sarah C/Hannah

JOHN BRAMLEY thanks everyone for “the splendid farewell card signed by so many friends.  It will be lovingly preserved as a happy memento of my years at St Mark’s.” Sue H

EXERCISE BIKE  If anyone has an exercise bike they can lend for a short time please let the office know.  Sarah R


CRC SEMINAR IT’S NOT YOU, BUT…”lived experiences of being a Christian and a European in the time of Brexit. An event of story-telling (& reclaiming stories) with Anna Bellamy, Sibylle Batten, Debora Marschner & Ela Nutu-Hall. 7.00pm Mon 11 Nov at St Mark’s £5 on the door, £3 students, includes light refreshments from 6.30pm. Tallyn Gray


NS TIME CHANGE? We are considering moving to an earlier time slot. If you would like to contribute to the decision, slips with the options are available on the Night Service board. Cate

SOCIAL a meal at The Vicarage on Weds 23 Oct at 7.00pm.  Please let Cate know for catering purposes.  Sue H

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