Weekly Notices – 22 July 2018

GOODBYE MARK – WE’LL MISS YOU!  Mark McCombs’ last Sunday as Director of Music and Organist will be NEXT WEEK, 29 July.  Mark has served this community faithfully for five years and his skill, dedication and good humour will be sorely missed.  Please add your good wishes to the card at the back of church – more blank pages available if needed!  Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB On Summer break – back 5 Sept. Details from Rosalind 268 1426. Rosalind

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

MUSIC AT ST MARK’S An advert will be circulated this week to invite expressions of interest from anyone who feels they could contribute to the development of music here.  If you are part of a network where this advert could be distributed, or know of someone suitable, please look at our website or ask Sarah in the office for details.  Musicians in the congregation, please let us know if you would like to play a part in worship, however small.  We’d like to be in touch!  Thank you.  Sue, Sarah and Shan

CONGRATULATIONS! To Rachel Grimsley, Graham and Joanie who welcomed Jackie into the world on Friday 13 July.  All are thriving!

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 on Oct 7 after the Harvest Festival – keep the date free.  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 at 7.30pm here at St Mark’s.  7 candidates will be presented to Bp Pete on this occasion.  Please do come along to support them, and other deanery candidates.  This is an exciting time in the life of the church.  Sue

SHEFFIELD PRIDE St Mark’s has coordinated the “Christians at Pride” stall with a number of local churches & chaplaincies involved.  This is such a good opportunity to challenge assumptions – and it’s a fun day with plenty of stalls & activities.  Come along if you can! Sign up sheet on the Pride Notice board in the corridor. Lu Skerratt.

AUGUST VOLUNTEERING Assist night shelter urgently need volunteers for August (to cover holidays). More info from Rosie or Ceri or email victor.mujakachi@assistsheffield.org.uk Ceri

GREENBELT TICKETS 2 Adult tickets available. Please see Sue H.

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

CONGREGATIONAL LIST An email has gone out asking for details for the new St Mark’s congregational list – if you have received this please reply by 7 Sept.  If you have not received the email but would like to be included on the new list please complete a form and put it in the red box (at the back of the church). Thanks. Sarah R

PCC MEETING – please look at the notice board for a summary of the main items discussed and talk to any PCC member for more information – we are here to represent you, please use us!

REDECORATING The Upper Room and office are being redecorated and the rooms will be out of use 27 July to 3 August.  No printing will be available after 2pm on Friday 27 until Monday 30. Please bear with us. Briony

THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY 21-23 Sept 2018.  NOW FULL!! Please contact Tanya if you’d like to be added to the waiting list – on 01629 734347 or tanyakralph@hotmail.com

An email has been sent out to all those attending regarding meal and accommodation requirements – please reply by 30 July.

FUNDRAISING 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

CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP Wednesday 15 August 10 am – 4 pm in the Lounge.  Come join us upcycling old altar candles into new candles for the parish weekend and charity sales.  Sign up sheet coming soon. Sarah Frost

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

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

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

 It’s holiday season – for all those who are off on their jollies – have a wonderful time.

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