Weekly Update ~ 9th November 2014

NEXT OF KIN Ian would like to reassure all those who entrusted him with details of their next of kin that he has passed them on to Sue who will look after them until his successor has been appointed. In the meantime, if anyone else wishes to add their NoK details for use in case of emergency, Sue would be happy to receive them.  Thank you.

MUSICIANS: ST MARK’S NEEDS YOU! Do you sing in the shower? How about singing in St Mark’s Choir instead? We rehearse weekly on Thursdays, 6.30-8pm to prepare for our contributions to Sunday morning worship. Do you play an instrument? How would you like to lead the music at a Sunday morning Service or a Night Service? St Mark’s is looking to hear more and more from our talented congregation, and to get all of our musicians involved! For more information please email the Director of Music (mua08mwm@sheffield.ac.uk).

POVERTY IN SHEFFIELD TODAY: Public meeting from 10 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday 29 November at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. Opened by Bishop of Sheffield, with talks on Listen Up interviews (including Broomhall), Food Banks, Benefit Sanctions  and the Fairness Commission.  Organised by Church Action on Poverty, Sheffield Equality Group and People’s Assembly for Sheffield. Please come.

THE RELUCTANT PATIENT is the title of Ian’s latest book.  If you would like to purchase a copy at a special discounted price of £6.50, please add your name to the list at the back of church where you will also find review copies for perusal.

MARGARET SLATER writes: My heartfelt thanks for the love and sympathy the many friends at St Mark’s have extended to me and my family during this time of Ernest’s recent passing.  His funeral will be on 13 November at 2.30pm.

ADVENT STUDY GROUPS

Dying to Live This is another joint project with the Manor Team and will be happening on 7 & 14 December.  Please sign up at the back if you would like to come and indicate if you need help with transport.  Please see flyer at back of church for more details.

THANK YOU for all your purchases of Harvest produce.  We raised £176.50 for Christian Aid.

CRAFT FAIR will be happening on Saturday 29th November from 10.00am all day.  See Briony for more details.

PARISH WEEKEND Following the success of our weekend in 2012, we have booked the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, for 18-20 September 2015.  This is definitely one not to miss.  For all ages and outlooks!

 

DID YOU KNOW that our weekly newssheets are currently posted on St Mark’s Website where details can be picked up by internet search engines?  Contributors, please only include details you are happy to be picked up by a Google search.  For further information, please contact a member of the clergy.

KNIT & NATTERAll are welcome to come and knit, crochet, etc. THIS SATURDAY from 10.30 to 12 noon. After that we will be meeting on 6th December. Further info from Alison (2214578) or Jennie (2303718).

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE will shortly be making decisions on which charities to support this year. If you have any suggestions please contact Alison (alisontolson@aol.co.uk or tel: 2214578) or any member of the committee.

WELCOME TEAMS Fancy getting involved on a Sunday morning and having the opportunity to meet new (and not so new!) members of St Mark’s? We’re looking for people to join our Welcome Teams for the next rota starting in November, and it’s a great way of getting to know others in our congregation. If you’re interested, please contact Sarah M sarahmoorechurchwarden@gmail.com.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesday from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. in the church lounge. 12 November:  Words and music on the theme  “War and Peace”. All welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind 268 1426.

HISTORY OF ST MARK’S Copies are on the Card Stall in the entrance lobby for a bargain price of £5 and will make ideal Christmas or birthday presents.

WWI MEMORABILIA Please see the exhibition in church with photos and memorabilia from WW1. 

DIGESTING WILLIAMS After the fantastic Rowan Williams conference, ‘Faith in search of understanding today,’ yesterday, there will two follow up sessions on 16 & 23 November at 6.00pm in the upper room.  All welcome.

SHEFFIELD CRC-PCN GROUP We shall meet on Thursday 20 November at 12.30pm at Robin and Joan Story’s house (82 Ecclesall Road South, S11 9PG).  Peter Fisher will ask us “What is faith or even Faith?”  All are welcome.  Telephone Robin (236 2252) or click on www.pcnbritain.org.uk/groups/sheffield

DIOCESAN CENTENARY EUCHARIST Sheffield Cathedral Sun. 23 Nov. at 4.00pm.  Tickets on a first-come first-served basis.  Please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diocesan-centenary-celebration-with-the-archbishop-of-york-tickets-11915127467

BROADWAY BABY Come and see Chorus UK and their next spectacular concert at the City Hall on Saturday 29 November. Carol Rowe, Jane Padget and Anne Padget are all singing. Please speak to any of them for more details. It promises to be fabulous, darling!!

YOUR LAST CHANCE to join a trip to look round Byron Howard‘s sculpture studio in Thorne. Car spaces available. For more details see Briony.

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