Weekly Sheet – 4th May 2014

90 NOT OUT! Congratulations to Roy Godden on reaching his 90th birthday.  We wish him many happy returns of the day.

NEW KNITTING GROUP! A monthly knitting group is starting up at St Marks THIS SATURDAY, 10.30 am – 12 noon in the church lounge. New and experienced knitters welcome; bring your own projects or get involved in some group ones. Light refreshments will be available. For further information please contact Jennie Martin (230 3718) or Alison Tolson (221 4578).

LIVING EUCHARIST Ian is preaching three sermons on the meanings of the Eucharist and what it means to be a eucharistic community (4/5, 18/5, 1/6).

ASCENSION DAY A special service on Thursday 29 May at 7.30 pm, followed by a ‘Christian Aid’ buffet supper hosted by the International Committee.  Tickets: £5 waged; £3 concessions. A short film, ‘Somos Wichi,’ about the lives of an Argentinian community struggling to maintain their unique identity and culture, will be shown.

GARDEN PARTY – 14 JUNE  Jane Padget and Briony Tayler are co-ordinating this event. If you’d like to be part of this exciting extravaganza, we need volunteers to act as helpers and stallholders. No prior experience necessary! Please sign up on the sheet, or speak to Jane or Briony.

CHARITY VINTAGE SPORTS day 1 June 1.30-6.00 pm raising Funds for Phaseworldwide. Teams of 6 adults to take part in fun event 3 legged races, egg and spoon races and more . No experience needed just lots of energy and imagination. Helpers also required for tea and cakes! Contact Dilys Noble 07817651178; dilysnoble@hotmail.co.uk;

 www.phaseworldwide.org.

WOOL NEEDED for knitters in Broomhall. Please bring supplies to Sue!

LUNCH DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 18 May (host – Briony Tayler), 8 June – shared meal with CTBB at St Andrew’s URC. Any volunteers for July?!

BIBLE STUDIES Robert Beard is leading a series of bible studies engaging with life’s big questions and dilemmas on Sundays at 6.00 pm in the lounge.  Everyone invited.  Please read the passages beforehand!

LENT COURSE REVIEW You are invited to reflect on this year’s course, Earthing our faith: cherishing God’s creation, and explore ways of furthering its vision on Sunday 18 May at 6.00 pm in the Upper Room.  All welcome.

WATCH flyers detailing what you can do to help the journey of women in ministry are available.  Please take some and distribute to other churches.

20th ANNIVERSARY of women’s ordination to the priesthood will be celebrated here on Sunday 15 June at 10.00 am when Sue will preside and Rev’d Sarah Hills, Bishop’s Adviser in Pastoral Care and Reconciliation, will preach.

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY AGM 6.30 for 7.00 pm, 8 May at Quaker Meeting House. Speaker: Dr Simon Duffy on ‘Poverty and Welfare Reform,’ plus launch of booklet ‘Five Years of Sheffield Pilgrimages’. All welcome.

ACCOMMODATION SOUGHT for a PhD student, partner and two angelic dogs.  Looking to rent a flat or house.  Contact Elizabeth Draper at St Andrew’s (elizdraper504@btinternet.com) or Sue.

POETRY WORKSHOP From July 4-6, Californian Kim Rosen, poet, therapist, spiritual teacher and colleague of John Hillman, will give her first workshop in England – in Sheffield. Workshop title: Poetry as a Portal to Inner Freedom.  Enquiries to John on 0114 258 4241 or john@hillmans.demon.co.uk.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 11–17 MAY Thanks very much to everyone who has agreed to do the door to door collecting this year. Envelopes are now available from the back.  We still have a few roads to cover if anyone would like to help out. Ceri Gallivan and Helen Hillman.

CHRISTIAN AID BUSK AID – SATURDAY 10 MAY Calling all musicians and singers! Busk Aid is taking place in the city centre again this year – last year it raised over £400. If you’re interested in performing popular mainstream music either individually or as a group, or if you can spare an hour to be a collector, please contact Alison Tresize on 0114 2365938.

DIOCESE’S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS 2014 marks 100 years of the Sheffield Diocese. Please see the poster at the back.

HATTINGEN-WITTEN LINK Would you like to host a visitor from our link Diocese in Germany (11-17 October)?  No German needed!  See notice board or contact Sue Hobley (01709 872299; vicar@wathparishchurch.co.uk).

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30 pm.  7 May: Sheffield University Big Band (sub-group).  All welcome. Moderate charge. Details: Carol 266 5628

MACMILLAN CANCER CARE Robert Beard is undertaking the 25-miles Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 14 June in memory of his sister Miranda. Please sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/RobertBeard or collar him to sign his form. Thank you.

JIM COTTER’S Memorial Service will take place on 25 June at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, starting at 3.00 pm.

PCN CONFERENCE ‘Seeing Jesus Again with New Eyes’ with Mark Townsend. Progressive Christianity Network’s Spring Conference will be held in the Priory Rooms, Birmingham, on Saturday, 17 May 2014.  For further details/booking: www.pcnbritain.org.uk or contact Robin Story.

 ‘ECO-CONGREGATIONS What do they do? Past Present and Future,’ is the title of an evening to be held at St Andrew’s, Psalter Lane THIS THURSDAY 8 May at 6.30 pm.  The evening is about ‘Greening’ our places of worship and our spiritual lives: how can we save energy, improve our gardens and take better care of creation?  Please see the poster at the back of church.  All welcome.

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