Weekly Sheet ~ 22nd June 2014

LUNCH DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

13 July – BBQ and games on the Green; 3 August – Ceri is raising money for VSO before going to Sierra Leone.  All welcome.

LIONS will be meeting TONIGHT at 6.00 pm in the lounge for food and friendship.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Garden Party, especially to the organisers Jane Padget and Briony Tayler. It was a splendid effort which grossed in excess of £3000, most of which will go towards the Festival charities.

FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION closes at 4.00 pm TODAY, so it’s your last chance to view and purchase work by our very own John Brokenshire plus contributions from Freeman College and the Academy of Makers. Originals, prints, cards.

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL CLOSES today after nearly 70 events, 25 of which were hosted at St Mark’s. A huge thank you to the small band of dedicated volunteers who made sure each event was properly organised and staffed, especially Derek Collins, Jonathan Earle, Rodney Hickman, Leni Oglesby, Alan Wellings and Eva Wilkinson as well as the Festival Administrator, Paula Thomas.

THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL BANNER was designed and crafted by Margot Fox with support from Susan Whitmill, Dilys Noble and Carol Rowe.

CONGRATULATIONS to James and Jen Ryder whose daughter, Olive, was born at 7.20am on Friday 13 June at 8.267lbs!  A true festive event in a festive fortnight!

CONGRATULATIONS to Tim Gregory on his appointment as Outreach Worker with Children and Young People.  He will also be licensed to the parish as an Honorary Assistant Curate.

SECURITY Recently, the office was broken into – a crime made easier because one of the doors into the upper room was left unlocked.  Users of restricted areas (lounge, upper room, vestry), please take extra care to ensure that all doors are locked before leaving the room unattended. Thank you.

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.

14 JULY is scheduled to be the day when General Synod, meeting in York, will give final approval (hopefully) to the Women in the Episcopate legislation.

SOCIAL OUTINGS Details of four possible events are on the flipchart; please add your name if you are interested – no commitment at this stage.  A couple feature St Mark’s members!

KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU: The Abba concert, featuring a solo by Anne Padget, is NEXT SUNDAY at 4.00 pm in City Hall. We have booked 20 tickets and they are available now, price £12. Money back if you don’t leave the hall smiling! Contact Carol Rowe (carol@oaktreelane.fsworld.co.uk; tel: 266 5628) for more information or to buy tickets.

NIGHT SERVICE now has its own website thanks to David and Liz Anson.  Check it out: www.nightservice.org.uk.

ORGAN REFURBISHMENT will commence TOMORROW which means that TODAY is the last time we will enjoy our wonderful organ for months!  A ‘locum’ chamber organ will be installed shortly.

SARAH MOORE has set up an email address for all things churchwarden at sarahmoorechurchwarden@gmail.com. Emails sent to our existing account on the congregational list will still get there, but if you’d like to contact me as a church warden then do use this new address (or indeed, come and have a chat!)

FAITH & JUSTICE COMMITTEE meets TOMORROW at 7.30 pm in St Mark’s Church Lounge. All welcome. Enquiries to David Price (0114 296 0806).

INDEPENDENT AGE, the national support community for older people, needs volunteer befrienders in Sheffield. Volunteers receive a full induction and ongoing training. In addition, all expenses are reimbursed. To find out more contact Jacoba Oldham, on 01977 551405 or Jacoba.oldham@independentage.org.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Please make sure you’re free on Saturday 27 September for our day together with Canon Richard Giles, creative liturgist and worship leader, and for the weekend of 18-20 September 2015 when the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, is booked for our parish weekend together.

CHRISTIAN AID UPDATE Thank you to all those who participated in the May Day Trek. If you have sponsored those who walked can you please give your sponsorship money to Alison, Helen or Ceri. Sheffield Night Hike takes place on Saturday 28 June and is a 17 mile dusk-till-dawn trek from Lodge Moor to Hathersage and back. Register online at www.SheffieldNightHike.org.uk or phone 0113 244 4764.

PCC UPDATE Copies of the green flyer highlighting key outcomes from the June meeting are available at the back of church.

UTU BOOK SALE will take place on Saturday 12 July, 12 noon – 3.00 pm, at Victoria Hall Methodist church.  A huge range of quality books will be available.  Please see the poster in the foyer..

BURNGREAVE ASHRAM Multifaith Chapel & Library is holding their Meditation/Prayer Lunch Seminar on 7th July, including a talk on the book “How To Be a Bad Christian”. For more info on this and future events, please see the poster in the foyer.

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.  Flyers on the card stall.

BAKEWELL GREEN FESTIVAL – Celebrating Sustainable Living in the Peak District, on Saturday 12 July, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell.  Free Entry. Poster in the Foyer.

CATHEDRAL ARCHER PROJECT are putting on 3 fantastic events over the summer.  Tipi Dinner: THIS THURSDAY, £40 for a 3 course meal and a glass of wine, plus raffle and bar.  My Sleep Out: Saturday 12 July, and Sleep Out at the Cathedral: Friday 5 September, this is a unique experience of sleeping out in the centre of Sheffield. Are you up to the challenge? For more details about all three events, see the poster in the foyer or go to www.archerproject.org.uk or call 3212311.

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