Weekly Update ~ 22nd March 2015

CHRISM EUCHARIST at the cathedral will be taking place on 30th March at 7.00pm (not 7.30pm as on the Holy Week sheet).  All are welcome to attend, where there will be Renewal of Commitment to Ministry and the Blessing of the Oils.  Please see the letter on the board in the foyer for more details.

SUMMER TIME NEXT WEEKEND! Please remember that clocks go forwards an hour at 1.00am on Sunday 29 March!

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS We need you! Please see the flyers at the back and help us out with what promises to be a spectacular Broomhill Festival this year!

CTBB AGM This will take place TOMORROW at 7.30pm at the Beacon at Broomhill. Anyone who wishes to come is more than welcome! Many thanks, Jean Dickson.

MUSIC AND READING FOR PASSIONTIDE Do join us at 6pm on Palm Sunday for music by Allegri, Leighton, Sanders and Ireland.

CALLING ALL WELCOMERS! Want to meet new (and not-so-new) members of St Mark’s? Our Welcome Teams are a perfect opportunity and we’re looking for new members to join our teams. This is a fun and vital part of our ministry, so if you’re interested please contact Sarah M at sarahmoorechurchwarden@gmail.com.

CHRISTENING Olive Ryder will be christened on Easter Sunday. We’re going to cook lunch in the lounge afterwards for our family and friends. You’re welcome to join us! Please RSVP to us or jen_gallivan @hotmail.co.uk so we know how many to cater for. Thanks, Jen & James.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30pm, 25 March:  Words and Music for Eastertide. All welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind Rogerson 268 1426.
NEW CRC WEBSITE! The brand new CRC website is now officially launched!  Have an investigation through all the many things available to you at www.stmarkscrc.co.uk

STORAGE SPACE NEEDED for 2 x 2 seater leather sofas, from April. Time span unknown, would remove on demand if needed! Please contact Jez or Donna at jeremy.paul.thomas@gmail.com/ donna_yeates@hotmail.com.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION Our weekly newssheets are on St Mark’s Website.  Contributors, please only include details you are happy to be picked up by a Google search.  For further info, please see a member of the clergy.

PCN’S SPRING CONFERENCE is at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, on Saturday, 9 May 2015 from 11am to 4.15 pm. It will be led by Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, on the theme “A DAY IN THE FOUNTAIN: exploring poetry”. Book at www.pcnbritain.org.uk.

DIOCESAN VISIT TO GERMANY IN OCTOBER 2015 – COME AND JOIN US! The Diocese of Sheffield Hattingen Witten Link invites you to join a group visiting our partner diocese in the Ruhr area of Germany.  We will travel via coach and overnight ferry on Friday 23rd October and will return to Sheffield on Saturday 30th October.The cost will be in the region of £200 inclusive.  If you would like to booking form, or would like to find out more, please contact Revd Sue Hobley, 01709 872299, or email vicar@wathparishchurch.co.uk

LENT SERVICE BOOKLET Please note the YELLOW sheets contain the FULL Service, including readings and hymns.  Please complete the feedback form in your insert as we consider the kind of service sheets we want for the period after Easter.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the auction of promises last month. Please could those of you who had a successful bid and have not paid for your “lot” do so before the end of March. Thank you. Shan and Sue.

DR VAL WEBB Australian theologian and author, will give a talk, “Liberating Theology” on Sunday, 12 April 2015 at 6.00 p.m. in the Upper Room. Tickets (£5) are on sale after today’s service. In addition Val will be preaching that morning and this will be followed by  a Bring & Share Sunday Lunch.  Please sign the flipchart at the back to say what food you would like to bring.

PARISH WEEKEND NOW LAUNCHED!This will be at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on 18-20 September 2015!  Please see the flyers at the back.  We are now taking bookings!!

Places are limited, please book early.

LEARN AND BOOST CHURCH FUNDS Join one of our Enneagram Workshops.  Some people bid at the Auction of Promises for a place on a Workshop.  We now have three planned with places available on all of them: 30 May, 18 July or 17 October. Come along and have fun and learn! (minimum fee of £8 each – donations above this very welcome to support church outreach and Parish Weekend).  A leaflet at the back of church will give you more information, or have a chat with Jane or Anne Padget.

HUSTINGS Come and question candidatesin Sheffield Central Constituency.  This will take place at Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane on Sunday 19th April at 4.00pm – 6.00pm for the General Election on 7th May.  Please see poster in the foyer for more details or contact David Price on 296 0806.

PRINCES OF ROCK The next fantastic concert at the City Hall from Chorus UK is rock music choral style! AC:DC, Queen, Jesus Christ Superstar and many others are in there.  Sunday 29th March at 4.00pm.  Anne Padget, Carol Rowe and Jane Padget are all performing. Please contact Anne in the office for more details or see the City Hall website.

STUDENT AND YOUNG ADULT WEEKEND AWAY! 24th-26th April at Ashbourne Methodist Church residential centre. £30ish. A chance to get to know each other, go on beautiful walks etc. See Ceri or email cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk for more info.

NEW CONGREGATIONAL LIST The new list will be out from Easter Sunday.

ST MARK’S PHOTO ALBUM We would like to update our photo album. Please check if your photo is in the yellow album.  If not, ask me to take one or e-mail at shan@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

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