Weekly Sheet 11th May 2014

ELECTRONIC VERSION of Sunday’s liturgy can be emailed to you in advance.  Please contact Anne in the office.

COMMENTS BOX for feedback on services and church life can be found at the back. Why not suggest a hymn?

MOBILE PHONES Please ensure they are not used and switched off or set to silent mode during services.  Thank you.

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

LIVING EUCHARIST Ian has preached the first of 3 sermons on the meanings of the Eucharist and what it means to be a Eucharistic community.  Next instalments on 18/5 and 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.

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.  See the leaflets at the back of church for dates and subjects. Everyone invited.    Please read the passages beforehand!

LUNCH DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 18 May (host – Briony Tayler), 8 June – shared meal for Pentecost at St Andrew’s URC, 13 July – BBQ and games on the green

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.

The Diocese will also be celebrating on Saturday 14th June at 11.00am at the cathedral.  The preacher will be the Venerable Jane Sinclair.  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.

KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL PRAYER GROUP Next meeting is Mon 12th May 9.15 @ 28 Albany Road S7 1DP.  All welcome. For further info contact Rachel Marshall on 230 3221.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 11–17 MAY Begins today. 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.

SHEFFIELD DIOCESE’S CENTENARY CELEBRATION EUCHARIST at Sheffield Cathedral 4pm on Sunday 8th June.  All welcome but tickets needed.  Please contact Anne in the office for details.

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).

THURSDAY DISCUSSION GROUP Join us on Thursdays from 11.15-12.15 to discuss Poetry (1st Thursday of the month), Bible Study (3rd Thursday of the month) and “Sharing our Journey” (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month). All are welcome and no preparation is necessary. “Sharing our Journey” is a way of sharing, listening and reflecting on our Life journey together, so just bring yourself. Coffee/tea and biscuits provided.

SOCIAL OUTINGS There are details of 4 possible events on a board in the narthex; please add your name if you are interested – no commitment at this stage.  A couple of the events have members of St. Mark’s in them!
SOLAR PANEL CAR BATTERY Don’t use your car as much as you used to?  AA Solar Panel Car Battery Charger for sale.  Keeps your car running by converting light energy into voltage while the vehicle is parked, preventing the natural discharge process within a lead acid battery.  £40 ono.  Call Rosie on 07706 095663.

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

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the church lounge. THIS WEDNESDAY: Andy Firth shows slides on “The White Peak Way”. All welcome.  Modest charge. Details: Rosalind 268 1426

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, THIS SATURDAY.  For further details/booking: www.pcnbritain.org.uk or contact Robin Story.

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;


SEMINAR AND LIBRARY EVENING will be happening on Wednesday 21st May, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start in the lounge. It is with author and poet Adrian Scott, and the title is “Writing as a Way of Allowing the Soul to Speak – The Poetry of an Ordinary Life”.  It will draw upon two of his poetry books – “The Call of the Unwritten” and “Arriving in Magic”.  Please see flyers in the library.  All welcome. 


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