|WELCOME TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS! There’s lots going on over the coming weeks for students. TONIGHT there will be a light meal at 5pm, after which Paul Blomfield MP will be discussing important issues., a Sunday Lunch after the 10.00am service. 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!NEW PCC SECRETARY NEEDED Any suggestions to Sue & Sarah. Thank you.
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.
PRAY FOR THE CLIMATE THIS THURSDAY, October 6 at the 12 noon service of Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel. Michael Bayley
MANY THANKS to those who attended and contributed to the evening a week last Friday about my travels in Nepal, Beijing and Tibet. We raised £70 for PHASE. Philip Booth
THE HARVEST PRODUCE STALL raised £305.50 which has been sent to Christian Aid. Many thanks to all who provided fruit, made preserves, bought the lovely jams, etc, dealt with the money and helped in any other way. Helen Hillman
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
|GOOD WISHES TO Kim Willis, Jonathan Williamson and Cath Williamson as they start various training courses, Kim for ordination, Jonathan for Reader ministry. Please hold them in your prayers. Sue and SarahBROOMHALL AGM is happening on Tuesday 18th October, 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Broomhall Centre. All are welcome to attend. Please see the poster in the foyer for more details. Sue
CAR PARK For those of you who use the church car park during the week, the code for the barrier padlock will be changing at 5.00pm on Monday 10th October. This is going to happen periodically to prevent mis-use of the car park. If you wish to know the new code, please speak to Sue, Sarah or Anne.
CHATSWORTH Family ticket available, valid until October 31st. 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
|MARK McCOMBS – will be on sabbatical for October and November, back for Christmas and then off again for January. We wish him every success as he concentrates on his studies. We welcome Fraser Wilson as his stand-in during this time. SueANNE 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
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAUREEN!Cake after the Service is to celebrate Maureen Bownas’s 80th Birthday – please join the queue to ask about her secret of eternal youth… and eat cake, of course!
ETHICAL MONEY MARKETPLACE
Thursday, 13 October from 6.30-9.00pm
at St. Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church. Come along to this drop-in community event to talk to representatives, sign up for services, gather and compare information. Focus on what you can ACTUALLY DO! At 7pm a talk on Carbon Free Investing, followed by refreshments. The event is organised by the Divestment Campaign of Sheffield Climate Alliance and the Sheffield Methodist Justice & Peace Mission Action Group. Jenny Carpenter
ALTERNATIVE CHALICE with non-alcoholic wine is now available at Communion. Please indicate to the chalice assistants. 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