|ELECTRONIC VERSION of Sunday’s liturgy can be emailed to you in advance. Please contact Anne in the office.
LENT LUNCH TODAY Join us after the 10am service for a simple meal of soup and bread and a chance to be in community and enjoy each other’s company during this season of Lent. Briony
LENT SERMON SERIES During Lent our preachers have been invited to enter into conversations with members of the congregation about their experiences of faith and church. I hope that this will be an opportunity to learn from one another and value the diversity of this rich community. Sue
LENT 2016 MEETING GOD IN MARK Our Lent groups began last week, please hold those who are meeting in your thoughts and prayers. We are exploring our own responses to Mark’s Gospel and what it means to us to follow Jesus. Perhaps this is something we could all reflect on during Lent? Sue
USED SPECTACLES I am still
accepting old spectacles, which I take to a collection point to be classified, and from where they are shipped to third world countries for reuse. You may give them to me any time. Rosalind Rogerson
FIRE SAFETY TRAINING Anyone who leads a group in church and who did not attend the training session last Sunday should do so NEXT SUNDAY at 11.30am-12.00noon. If you have not already received an email and should be included, please tell Robin Saunders (firstname.lastname@example.org or 2665403)
|DIOCESAN SYNOD In our Deanery we have several spaces for lay people who could join Diocesan Synod. Being involved at this level means you play a very important role in the life of the church, and it makes a real difference to decisions that are made. Next year there will be significant discussions about issues such as human sexuality and Climate Change. There are only 3 half day meetings a year and it is a three year term. The deadline for nominations is THIS WEDNESDAY. Please speak to Anne Padget or Cath Osgerby after the service if you are interested. Anne Padget
ISLAM AWARENESS WEEK On Friday 18th March at St. Mark’s there will be an opportunity to share food and friendship with others in celebrating Islam Awareness Week. This is an open event with the Council of Mosques, St Mark’s Church and friends. If you would be willing to make a dessert for this event please write on the flipchart at the back. All are welcome. Gary and Sue
TUITION Sam, a member of this church, is an experienced primary school teacher offering warm and friendly tuition for children (7-11) in Maths and English. For more details please contact Sam Faulds (07733374601).
MANY THANKS to those who supported the piano and organ recital at Sacred Heart last month; a total of £1184.32 was raised in aid of Iraqi Christians In Need, which will go far. Carl Bahoshy
IS A RADICAL CHURCH POSSIBLE? is the title of Adrian Alker’s book. If you wish to order a copy at a pre publication price of £8.99 please contact Adrian either by email, Adrian.email@example.com or phone 07595 249791.
|FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30 p.m.
24 Feb: “Words, words…..” All welcome. Modest charge. Details from Rosalind Rogerson on 268 1426
SPONSORED WALK Ceri’s friend, Gerard Hunter, is walking 106km around the Isle of Wight in May to raise money for a new incubator at Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda where she is working. If anyone would like to sponsor him you can text GIOW82£5 to 70070 or go to
OPPORTUNITY FOR GROUPS TO MEET In April the Broomhill Ward boundaries will change, becoming Broomhill and Sharrow Vale (Broomhill and Broomhall will come under the same Ward). Broomhill Ward Councillors would like to invite groups to the Broomhall Centre on Wednesday 9th March, 4pm – 7pm to share information about activities and promote volunteering opportunities. It is an open event for all members of the community. Please see the poster in the foyer for more information about how a group you’re involved with can attend. Anne in the office has booking forms. Sue
SOUL STORIES: THE CHURCH AND LGBT+ & LIBERATING THEOLOGIES The Multi-faith Chaplaincy is launching two new reading and discussion groups. One group is for people to hear and share stories about the experience of identifying as LGBT+ in the church. The other is a chance to explore liberating theologies. The groups will run on alternate Wednesdays beginning on 2 March, 11.45am – 1.00pm. visit http://goo.gl/forms/REbwmceQEM for more information, or contact Anthea Colledge at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeremy Clines at email@example.com for further details. Jeremy Clines
|GIFT AID Thanks to all who have completed and returned their pledge forms and also their signed yellow Gift Aid forms. If you do pay income tax but have not yet done so, will you please ensure that the yellow Gift Aid form is returned as soon as possible to Judith Pitchforth so that we can comply with the new HMRC requirements. If you have recycled your yellow form and need a replacement please let me know. Thanks. Judith Pitchforth
WHITE ENVELOPES If you make your donations to church via the weekly white envelope scheme, you will need a new supply – starting from 6th March 2016. These are now at the back of church, above the pigeonholes. Please collect asap. If anyone would like to join this scheme please contact me. Many thanks. Judith Pitchforth.
ROSALIND MASON, daughter of the late Ernest Slater, would like to thank the congregation of St. Mark’s Church for their prayers and support since her accident eighteen months ago. She is now learning to walk again and is looking forward to making a full recovery. Margaret Slater
HOME FOR A CAT Would anyone be able to offer a home to a cat whose owner is going abroad for her PhD studies? He is 14 years old and in good health. Please see Donna Yeates at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Donna Yeates
RINGING THE CHANGES Friday March 11th at 7.30pm.A celebration of the folk art of bell-ringing through readings, poetry, music, song and dance. Discover Sheffield’s bell-ringing tradition and help raise funds for a new Cathedral bell. See www.sheffield
ringing-the-changes for more details about the event. Robert Beard