|JESUS:HEALER & EXORCIST Ian Wallis will be the speaker at the next CRC conference on Saturday 16 April. when he will address questions about Jesus’ reputation as a healer and exorcist, and the implications of this for the sick, oppressed and marginalised. Booking forms on the CRC stall. Anne Padget
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Come and hear about the exciting new developments TODAY AT 11.30am in the upper room. A leaflet giving more details will be available next Sunday. Michael Bayley
BAPTISM Abigail will be baptised NEXT SUNDAY during the 10am service. There will be cake afterwards and we hope many of our St Mark’s friends will be able to join us for the occasion. Anna & Pete Ryder
FOLK FOR REFUGEE CONCERT A group of Sheffield folk performers are holding a concert THIS SATURDAY at 7.30pm at St. Mark’s in aid of the British Red Cross. Further details from Simon Ennals 01629 734347. Tickets £10 at www.wegottickets.com/event/350394, the Blue Moon cafe or on the door. Anne
TALK TO THE FUTURE If you missed Frances Gray’s play when performed in St Mark’s, there is a chance to experience “Talk to the Future” on Wednesday, 13 April at 7.15 p.m. in the Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street. Free entry: donations towards Amnesty International’s work with refugees. Robin Story
SPRING GARDENING MORNING SATURDAY 9.30-1.00pm. Do join us to tidy the flower beds in the grounds and also enjoy a baked potato lunch. Mike Hunt
FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30 p.m. 6 April: “The Impact of Sheffield Lunch Clubs” – Lauren White investigates. Visitors welcome. Modest charge. Details from Rosalind on 268 1426.
|APCM The Annual Parochial Church Meetings will take place on Sunday 17th April at 11.15am after a shorter 10.00am Eucharist. These will be followed by a Bring & Share Lunch, to which all are welcome. The sign-up sheet will be available soon. Sue / Briony
PCC 2016-2017 At our APCM we will be electing PCC members for the next year. The PCC makes decisions on a broad range of issues affecting church life and helps to shape the vision and strategy of what we do here at St Mark’s, so we’re keen to invite people of all ages and stages of life to stand for election. The post is for one year. Nomination Forms are available at the back of church, and need to be in by 12.30pm on Friday 15 April. Please put them in the box provided. Current PCC members are happy to chat to you informally if you’d like to know more about what is involved. Sarah Moore
ST MARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2016 This is now available at the back of church and contains reports of the groups and activities that make up life at St. Mark’s, as well as the financial report. Please pick up a copy. Suggested donation, 50p. Anne
STUDENT AND YOUNG ADULT GROUP We are starting up a student and young adult group that will take place in term time fortnightly on a Wednesday in the upper room from 7:30. There will be pizza and some themed discussion. The first few dates will be the 27th April and the 11th and 25th of May. Contact Oli Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sophie Bunn at email@example.com for more info. All welcome
|NEPALESE EVENING Please come and enjoy an evening of Nepalese food
at St Mark’s Broomhill from 7pm on Friday April 22nd. Tickets £5 available from Dilys Noble 07817651176 or on the door but tentative numbers appreciated in advance. All proceeds go to Phase Nepal and earthquake relief. Dilys Noble
SARAH COLVER will be licensed as the new Associate Vicar of St. Mark’s on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments.We very much look forward to what she will bring to this community. Please come and support her and her family on this important occasion. Sue
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year is May 15th-21st. It seems far ahead, but we’re already on the lookout for people to help with the house-to-house collection in the parish. The money collected in this way provides a substantial proportion of Sheffield’s contribution to Christian Aid during the week. Please think about helping with this-and thanks to those who have already committed themselves to this. Helen Hillman tel: 2584241.
UNDERSTANDING ISLAM: THE FIRST STEPS Saturday 16th April 10.00am – 3.30pm, Christ Church, Pitsmoor. A day to help people begin to explore what Muslims believe, led by Dr. Chris Hewer. No charge, but donations welcome on the day. Please see the poster in the foyer for more details and contact Revd. Liz Willis on 261 0732 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book. Derek Newman
FORTHCOMING CHORAL CONCERT The Sheffield Chorale, Sat 16 April 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses. Exciting contemporary music by Will Todd (Footprints), Bob Chilcott (A little Jazz Mass), Ugis Pralines (Missa Rigensis) and others. Tickets from David Ryder – see poster in foyer for details. David Ryder.
|CHRISTIAN AID invites you to their POVERTY and PASTRIES event at Central URC NEXT SATURDAY, 10.00am-12 noon, with coffee and croissants etc. Meet Christian Aid staff, including a speaker who has visited CA projects in Brazil. Lots of ideas for including people, in this vital work. Contact Helen Hillman or Alison Trezise: email@example.com
STUDENT NURSE SPONSORSHIP: We’re looking for more people to sponsor students at the nursing school attached to the hospital Ceri Gallivan is working at in Uganda. This is an opportunity to change the life of a student and their family and to build the capacity of the hospital by training local staff to improve staff retention rates. The fees are approx. £600 a year. Please email me if you’re interested or would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing lots of you on April 17th. Ceri Gallivan
GIFT AID Thanks to all who have returned their pledge forms and also their signed yellow Gift Aid forms. If you do pay income tax but have not yet returned the yellow Gift Aid form to me, will you please do so ASAP – I need them to claim back tax after 5th April 2016. If you need a replacement yellow form please let me know. Thanks. Judith Pitchforth
OUT OF THIS WORLD is the next Chorus UK concert on Sunday 10th April 3.00pm and it promises to be just that! Performed with Sheffield Pops Orchestra at the Sheffield City Hall, it includes a eclectic mix from Holst, Haydn, War of the Worlds & Beethoven to David Bowie, The Beatles and The Carpenters. Flyers at the back or speak to Anne or Jane Padget or Carol Rowe about tickets. Anne Padget