|ROY AND BERYL BARRY
Roy and Beryl unfortunately had to rearrange their schedule so we had to say goodbye last Sunday, earlier than planned. We will still hold a retiring collection today for the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire which Roy helped to set up www.decsy.org.uk We are grateful for all that they have contributed to the life of St. Mark’s.
Sue/ Sarah C
ISOBEL BOWLER Isobel’s funeral will be held at Sheffield Cathedral THIS FRIDAYat 12noon. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please continue to hold her family in your prayers. Sarah C
SHAN’S SABBATICAL In order to re-evaluate my working pattern and make time to undertake some further education, from mid July I will being taking a 3 month sabbatical. I will still worship at St Mark’s but will be more evident in the pews than up front. My thanks go especially to Sue and Sarah for enabling me to take this time. Shan
FOOD BANK ITEMS Thank you everyone for your generous and continued support for the S6 Food Bank. They are ALWAYS in need of UHT milk, sugar and fruit juice; they CANNOT accept fresh, chilled or frozen foods. Thank you, Jennifer Hurrell
MARK’S MESSENGER The edition for July/August came out last week. Please check your pigeonholes if you have an annual subscription. If not they are available to purchase on the card stall for only 60p. If you would like to contribute an article to the Messenger, please get in touch with Carol Rowe at email@example.com who is the editor for the September edition. Anne Padget
|ABSEILING FOR NEPAL TODAY, 10th July, Jane Padget, Robert Beard, Dilys Noble and Polly Noble will be taking part in an abseil off Millers Dale bridge in Derbyshire on behalf of PHASE Worldwide, the charity Dilys supports in Nepal. You can sponsor them by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JanePadget Many thanks Jane Padget and Dilys Noble
SHEFFIELD CHORALE’S “Midsummer Miscellany’’ featuring John Rutter’s Wind in the Willows, songs from the shows and popular classics is here at St Mark’s THIS SATURDAY at 7.30 pm. Ticket prices and further details are on the posters in the entrance lobby or speak to David Ryder.
JOHN AND ANNE WOOD would like to thank all friends at St Mark’s for their support and care over the past four months. John is now at home and making an excellent recovery from his recent operation. We are always happy to see friends from St Mark’s, just ring first to make sure we are here! Anne Wood
WALKforWARDS Many thanks from Pauline and Michael Miller for all the generous support from friends for our sponsored walk in aid of Sheffield Hospital Charity. The walk went well, and we completed our 10km in good time. We’d appreciate payment from those who have promised money, and remember – it’s not too late if you’d still like to sponsor us at https://www,justgiving.com/fundraising/
MillersWalkforWards or speak to us after the service. Michael and Pauline Miller
|NEW COMMUNICATIONS/ PRESS/ PUBLICITY GROUP Ensuring good communication in a church of this size is a real challenge! A new PCC group is being asked to review and (hopefully) enable better communication. If you’d like to be part of this please let Sarah C know by Mon 11th July. We will meet sometime in the last two week of July, date tbc. Sarah
SHEFFIELD PRIDE; 30th JULY in Endcliffe Park, 12noon – 7.00pm.
St. Mark’s are having a Rainbow weekend – a stall in the park, and for Sunday morning we hope to welcome a guest preacher. The service will be followed by a Bring and Share…
BBQ and GAMES ON THE GREEN All welcome. Night Service at 8pm will also be LGBT+ themed. Sibylle Batten & Anne Padget
NADIA BOLZ-WEBER, Lutheran pastor, author and passionate advocate of inclusivity, from Colorado, will be speaking here at St Mark’s on her whistle-stop tour of the UK. Tickets are free and are now sold out but you can still get on the waiting list. Thursday 1 September, 7:00pm for 7.30pm. You can add your name to the waiting list via a link on the St Mark’s website (best way). If you are having difficulties please ring the Church Office. Register now for the best chance of getting a waiting list place.
LIZ ANSON SABBATICAL Liz is taking a short break from her duties as Night Service Chaplain but don’t be surprised if you see her in the congregation from time to time! Sue
|12 RECRUITS NEEDED for a ‘dramatic reading’ NEXT SUNDAY. Please see me after the service today if you can help! Sarah C.
PIGEONHOLES Please note that at the back of church, underneath the library shelves, there are pigeonholes, labelled alphabetically. These are for communications with members of the congregation. Please check your pigeonhole regularly to see if there is anything there for you. Anne
BISHOP OF SHEFFIELD VACANCY The Vacancy in See Committee leads in the appointment of a new bishop and would like to hear from people in the Diocese. You can find out more by visiting
www.sheffield.anglican.org/news/ the-search-for-a-new-bishop-of-sheffield Follow the link to offer your opinions on what might be 3 priorities for the diocese, and 3 qualities you would like to see in a new Bishop. You can also download a paper copy of the form. The deadline is THIS TUESDAY. Sarah C
BROOMHALL GALA will take place on Saturday 13th August. There will be activities and tea / coffees / cakes at the Broomhall Centre between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. If you would like help in any way, please contact Elizabeth Draper at firstname.lastname@example.org Most of all though, please come along and support it and bring your friends. Sue
CHERNOBYL CHILDREN Clothes needed for Belarussian girls aged 10-11. Anything no longer required will be welcomed before mid July by Chris Cowan tel: 2350328 or via Robin Saunders
NEW GROUP – THURSDAY SOCIAL Fancy a chat and a chance to get to know people a little bit better? Kim and Mike will be in The Stags Head Pub on Psalter Lane from 7:30pm till 9pm on a Thursday each month – next date: 28th July. Mob 07967 82956. Kim Willis