|WELCOME TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS! There’s still more going on over the coming weeks for students. TODAY there will be 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!
MARKS MESSENGER subscriptions are now due. Peter Whitmill will be at the back for the next two Sundays. It is £6.50 for the year. Cheques to be made out to St. Mark’s PCC. Peter Whitmill
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.
TAIZE RETREAT IN SHEFFIELD
THIS WEEKEND 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. tinyurl.com/zg8hlde or see to Mark Ansell
READING THE STORY is a monthly group to hear Old Testament stories and explore their impact on us & our culture. THIS FRIDAY in the upper room the next session, is 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
MARK McCOMBS will be on sabbatical for October and November, back for Christmas and off for January. We wish him every success as he concentrates on his studies. We welcome Fraser Wilson as his stand-in durin g this time. Sue
|ALL SOULS Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for loved ones who have died, will be held on Sunday 30 October at 6pm. There is a list at the back of church for the names of those you would like to hear read out loud.
ECUMENICAL SERVICE to celebrate the signing of the Sheffield Methodist — Anglican Covenant. THIS TUESDAY at 7.30pm St Andrew’s Psalter Lane. The document will be signed by Bishop Peter and Rev Gill Newton and witnessed by guests including the Lord Mayor, ecumenical, civic and interfaith representatives. Everyone is welcome.
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 Sarah
BROOMHALL 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 who use the car park during the week, the code for the barrier padlock will be changing at 5.00pm TOMORROW. 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.
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 PILGRIMAGE – 8th Annual Pilgrimage THIS SATURDAY from 9.30am to 3pm. Visits to church projects in this multi-cultural area. If interested, please contact email@example.com David Price
|FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30 p.m. 12 Oct: Michael Hannon tells the story of “Mrs Findlay’s Broadwood Square Piano” Visitors welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426
WORLD FOOD DAY is NEXT SUNDAY and the day before is the launch of the End Hunger UK campaign.
The 10am All Age Eucharist will be followed by a simple lunch – please stay –
ANNE PADGET has been given the opportunity to work with Chorus UK and has resigned her post as Administrator from the end of October. We wish her every success! In the meantime, we will need some voluntary support in the church office. If you could offer a day or two please speak to Sue or Sarah. Thanks!
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 tours of the church and an 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
|NAME BADGES For the month of October we are invited to wear a name badge to help us learn new names and remember old ones! Do take part! Sue
ALTERNATIVE CHALICE with non-alcoholic wine is available at Communion. Please indicate to the chalice assistants if you would like this. Sue
ETHICAL MONEY MARKETPLACE
THIS THURSDAY from 6.30-9.00pm
at St. Andrew’s Psalter Lane. Come along to this drop-in event to talk to reps, sign up for services, gather and compare information. The event is organised by the Divestment Campaign of Sheffield Climate Alliance and the Sheffield Methodist Justice & Peace Mission Action Group. Jenny Carpenter
SHEFFIELD AND SOUTH YORKSHIRE RSCM DIOCESAN CHORAL FESTIVAL NEXT SUNDAY at 4.00pm at Sheffield Cathedral. This Festive Choral Evensong will be sung by local church choirs including members of St, Mark’s. During the service RSCM Bronze and Silver awards will be presented by the Bishop of Doncaster. Everyone welcome.
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 10am service on today and 16th October, and taking donations on the night. We would love people to help. Rosie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alice (email@example.com) or Becca (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE EVERY TUESDAY in the lounge between 10.30am and 12noon. It is a safe and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death. All are welcome. Jane Padget