Weekly Notices – Sunday 1st July 2018

Please note: these notices are for the week beginning Sunday 1st July.

HEALTH & WELLBEING IN SHEFFIELD ‘Question Time’ style debate Sun 8 July 6pm in the Lounge.  What does Christianity have to say in debates about the future of the NHS? Now in its 70th year, hear from experts and debate the future and how it may affect you.  Judy Robinson

INTERACTIVE SERVICE FOR ALL AGES Next Sunday 8 July at 4pm. Everyone is welcome, do come if you’ve not tried this before.  Sarah C / Jen

PIPER SKETCH The Legacy Project to buy the Piper Sketch is now complete.  The sketch is on display in Graves Art Gallery now.  Presentation at St Mark’s in the Autumn.  Phillip B

NEW 16-25 GROUP 4th Saturday of every month, all welcome.  Contact lesskerratt@gmail.com for more info. Lu Skerratt

CONFIRMATION 26 SEP here at St Mark’s. Day of preparation Sat 21 July. For more info email Sue H. Sue H

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM TALK led by Dr Chris Hewer 6 July 10am to 3.30pm refreshments available, bring a packed lunch. at St Andrew’s URC. Sue H

SHEFFIELD PRIDE Sat 28 July St Mark’s will be having a stall at Pride again this year – could you help us staff it for some of the day?  It’s great fun! Sign up sheet on the Pride Notice board in the corridor. Lu Skerratt

GARY & FIONA ARE GETTING MARRIED!  Gary Grief is leaving St Mark’s on Sunday Aug 19 after the morning service, a picnic lunch, and, oh yes, his wedding service (at 2pm). Gary & Fiona invite you to everything.  Sue H

CRC/PCN DAY CONFERENCE  Sat 20 Oct Canon Marianne Borg will lead the day ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How We See makes all the Difference’ Further info & tickets available through CRC and the PCN website. Sue Hobley

SHEFFIELD SINFONIETTA  Fri 13 July 8pm St Marks Church, playing Vivaldi’s Seasons for Nepal. As before no tickets just a retiring collection for Phase’s work in Nepal. Dilys

PAT HUNT has been invited to take up the role of the Bishop of Sheffield’s Advisor in Pastoral Care, offering pastoral oversight to clergy, lay ministers, and their partners.  This is a huge responsibility and recognition of Pat’s professional skill in this area. We surround Pat with our prayers and good wishes. Sue H

SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES IN GREECE Abdool Gooljar has suspended his container deliveries of food, clothes etc to refugees in Greece because of lack of storage space in Sheffield. If you know of large vacant storage space, please inform davidprice2@googlemail.com David Price

THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY NOTICES  21-23 Sept 2018.

A FEW PLACES LEFT!! We have a small number of places remaining – please contact Tanya if you’d like one –  on 01629 734347 or tanyakralph@hotmail.com

FUNDRAISING We are half way towards our target of £14,000. Keep an eye on the noticeboard for ways to support this. If you are planning to contribute, please do so by the end of June or let us know about your future fundraising plans. Thanks! Big Weekend Planning Team.

EVENTS COMING UP

PIE & PEA SUPPER & QUIZ NIGHT 20 July at 7pm in the Lounge. Tickets £10 per person – tickets today from Susan Whitmill.

BOARD GAME NIGHTS 10 & 31 August at 7.30pm til late in the Lounge. Bring your favourite tipple and we’ll supply games and nibbles! Sarah C & Sarah R

WORMS FOR THE WEEKEND!! Sarah Frost is selling special edition tubs of compost worms to revitalise your compost bin – £5 each.  Also, £10 for a compost bin makeover.  See Sarah or email sarah4frost@gmail.com

GALA DINNER – SAVE THE DATE! Fri 7th Sept. £20 Briony

ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOPS have been postponed. See Jane Padget for more information.

END OF TERM PICNIC & GAMES Sunday 22 July after morning service – details to follow. Save the date!

BIG THANK YOU to all the Christian Aid Collectors this year.  A grand total of £1800.96 including gift aid. Not a bad haul. Thanks also to Susan & Peter Whitmill for counting and Helen Hillman for her sterling organisational efforts! Dilys

 ABBEYDALE SINGERS SUMMER CONCERT – St Mark’s 14 July 7.30 pm. A superb mix of sacred and secular choral music. Tickets from either Anna Ryder, David Ryder, Alice Newitt or on the door.  Further details on poster in Church entrance. David Ryder

PIGEONHOLES Please note there are slots beneath the library shelves where correspondence is left (usually under the first letter of your surname, but not always!)  Please check regularly. Sue

WANT A JOB? We’re looking for volunteers to help on the sound desk, and as servers.  For more details please talk to the clergy. Sue H

MARKS MESSENGER the July/August edition will be available next Sunday (8 July).

I hope you’re enjoying the Sunshine! Sarah R

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