|HARVEST FESTIVAL-THANK YOU
To all those who helped with the wedding/harvest decorations, cooked and served the supper, and made jams and pickles – a great weekend! Sarah and Sue
WELCOME TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS! There’s lots going on over the coming weeks for students. THIS WEDNESDAY from 7:30pm in the upper lounge you can relax, with pizza making and some low intensity games. TODAY there is Sunday lunch at 12pm and again on 9 Oct, plus a light meal at 5pm NEXT SUNDAY, after which Paul Blomfield MP will be discussing important issues. Looking forward to meeting you soon! SCM+ Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions/for more details, or chat to Oli, Chris, Marie or Sophie at church!
WELCOME TEAMS are a great way of getting to know members of our congregation! We’re looking for extra volunteers to join the rota. This is an important and fun part of our ministry so have a chat if you’re interested! Sarah M.
2016 DIOCESAN DEVELOPMENT DAY will be on Sat October 1 at St. Thomas’ Philadelphia, 9.30am – 4.00pm. The theme is ‘Deep and Wide – thriving as a mixed economy church – workshops and plenary sessions on how churches can develop ways of being in which both traditional and fresh expressions of church can thrive. The day is a great way to meet other people from different churches and traditions, and we all learn from one another. Interested? Please book direct via the website, follow the link http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/ devday16bookings. And please let Sarah C. know which workshops you are signed up for. Thanks. Sarah C.
|WE NEED A NEW PCC SECRETARY as Kim Willis has started ordination training. This is a key position in the life and running of the church – please speak to Sue, Sarah or a warden TODAY if you are interested in the job, or know someone who might be. We are grateful to Kim for her work in this role.
LICENSING INVITATION Members of St Marks are invited to St Aidan’s, Manor Parish THIS THURSDAY at 7.30pm for the licensing of the Revd Karen Colley. Karen has served her curacy there and this service will mark the start of a new phase of ministry as SSM Associate Priest. All welcome. Sarah C.
CHATSWORTH Family ticket available. Please ask Sue for more information. Sue
ERKIN, the refugee who was staying in Sheffield and attending St. Mark’s, took Biology, Chemistry and Physics A-levels and obtained A, B, C (not bad in his fourth language!). He is going to Lincoln University to read Pharmacy. He likes Sheffield, so he’ll be back! David Sanderson
SOUP RUN Any donations of tins of soup and of baked beans (with sausages or not) gratefully received. Feel free to have a chat with any soup run supervisor, if you want to know more. Many thanks. Gary
CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY PILGIRMAGE – 8th Annual Pilgrimage in Darnall on Saturday 15 October from 9.30 am to 3pm. Visits to church projects in this multi-cultural area. All welcome. If interested, please contact email@example.com David Price
KAIROS SHEFFIELD – HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND? An evening of songs and stories from Garth Hewitt and Robert Cohen on 30 Sept at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. Tickets available from Eventbrite Tanya Ralph
|ANNE PADGET has been given the opportunity to develop her creativity with Chorus UK and so has resigned from her post as Church Administrator from the end of October. We wish her every success in her future career! In the meantime, while we recruit her replacement, we will need some voluntary support in the church office. If you could offer a day or two (with training) please speak to Sue or Sarah. Thank you!
HOME NEEDED 65 year old Christian man seeks a small flat or lodgings in someone’s house. If you think you could help, please contact David Price 296 0806.
YORKSHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST are joining us from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday 29 October for A Day at St Mark’s about the life and work of George Pace, the architect of this church. There will be guided tours of the church and a Newsnight style interview with Peter Pace, George’s son and biographer. Admission: £15 to cover coffee, lunch, tea and lectures. Send cheque (payable to YHCT-South Yorkshire) to Clyde Binfield, 604 Royal Plaza, 2 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield, S1 4GG. David Price
LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE EVERY TUESDAY in the church lounge. It is a new venture meeting between 10.30am and 12noon. It is a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death. All are welcome. Jane Padget
FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm. in the church lounge. 28 Sept: Treasure Hunt. Visitors welcome. Details: Rosalind 268 1426. Also COLLECTING cardboard inner rolls from Sellotape or equivalent. Please save any you have (NOT toilet roll tubes) for our making of Advent/Christmas decorations. Ask your friends, neighbours etc! These may be delivered to Rosalind at any time.
|ALTERNATIVE CHALICE There is now the option of non-alcoholic wine at Communion. If you would prefer this cup, please bring the newsletter with you to the rail or indicate to the chalice assistant. Thank you for your patience while we establish the best way to administer this choice. Sue
SNOWDROP CLOTHES SWAP EVENING is being held on Friday 21st October in aid of the Snowdrop Project, which exists to empower survivors of human trafficking. We will be collecting unwanted clothes in good condition after the morning service on 2nd, 9th and 16th October, and taking donations on the night. We would love people to help on the evening and in preparation. Please contact Rosie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alice (email@example.com) or Becca (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
READING THE STORY is a monthly group to hear key stories of the Old Testament and explore their impact on us and our culture. The next session, on Friday 14 October in the upper room, will be about the first seven chapters of the book of 1 Samuel (Eli, Hannah, the boy Samuel and the Ark of the Covenant). Readers should also look at the birth narratives in Luke 1-2. Janet Morley
TAIZE RETREAT IN SHEFFIELD
14 – 16 October Workshops, Taizé
prayer and silence. For 18 – 35 yr olds. Taking place from the Friday evening until Sunday afternoon with Saturday evening prayer at Sheffield Cathedral at 7:30pm. All ages invited. See tinyurl.com/zg8hlde or speak to Mark Ansell
SHEFFIELD BACH CHOIR perform Bach’s B Minor Mass at Sheffield Cathedral with the National Festival Orchestra and a fine quartet of soloists, at 7:30 on Saturday 1 October. For tickets go to www.sheffieldbachchoir.