Weekly Notices 19th August 2018

CHOIR MEMBERS First rehearsal will be 9am Sun 2 Sept, Thurs rehearsals resume on 6 Sept at 6.30pm. For more details email choir.stmarks@gmail.com Andrew Sanderson

MUSIC AT ST MARK’S There is an  advert on the website for the role of Director of Music. Please share with your networks or anyone you know who might be interested. Musicians in the congregation, please let us know if you would like to play a part in worship, however small. Thank you. Sue, Sarah and Shan

WELCOME TEAMS are looking for new recruits…  We know how much people dislike rotas but we get such positive feedback about how good our welcome here is that we really do need some more volunteers if we are to maintain this.  For more information speak to someone on the welcome team, to the clergy or Jean Baxter.

CONFIRMATION 26 SEP at 7.30pm here at St Mark’s.  7 candidates from St Mark’s 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

RANMOOR CHURCH are pleased to announce that St Johns church building will be reopening on Sunday 26 August. Sue

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

WEDDING AND GOODBYE!  Gary and Fiona invite everyone to celebrate with them TODAY. It’s Gary’s last morning service, followed by a picnic lunch and their wedding at 2pm. All welcome!  Sue H

CRC/PCN DAY CONFERENCE Sat 20 Oct Canon Marianne Borg ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How We See makes all the Difference’ Info & tickets on CRC and PCN websites. Sue Hobley

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

PHASE CONCERT a big thank you to St Marks Church & all who helped raise £1392.57 at the Seasons for Nepal Concert on 13 July.  This was despite much competition from a Presidential visit, Wimbledon finals, and many other summer activities.  Thanks to all who gave their time and talents to empower isolated Himalayan communities to have better access to health, education and sustainable livelihoods.  Dilys

PRIDE T-SHIRTS If you came and helped at PRIDE this year – thank you! If you had a purple t-shirt please can you return it to the office (washed please!) Sarah R

GREENBELT TICKETS we still have some over 25s tickets available, please contact the office if you’d like one. Sue

BIG CONVERSATION public meeting with Paul Bloomfield MP. ‘Make your voice heard – come along and tell me what you think’.

PLEA ON BEHALF OF ASSIST Whilst we’re away in Jordan, ASSIST will be using my flat as accommodation for asylum seekers.  Instead of a wedding gift it would be great if you would be willing to contribute towards the running costs (bills etc). Donations can be made on their website www.assistsheffield.org.uk/support-us or call 0114 275 4960.  Please mention that your donation is to meet these running costs.  If you’d like more info please get in touch. Thank you.  Gary and Fiona

TAIZÉ WEEKEND SHEFFIELD 2018!: Exploring Vulnerability October 12/13/14 Weekend is open to 18-35ish, but all the prayers are open to all. More information on flyers in church or email taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com or talk to Oli or Marie Giles. Sign up here: goo.gl/Xofph1

UNIVERSAL CREDIT The Trussell Trust has found that Universal Credit is greatly increasing debt problems and reliance on food banks. Please sign the End Hunger Campaign petition at the back of church calling on the Government to improve the system and ensure that people have enough income to afford good food.     Faith & Justice

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS The church will be open on Fri 14 and Sat 15 Sept.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of this church – come along and find out more! Philip B

LIBRARY NEWS Anam Cara; Spiritual Wisdom From the Celtic World (Category Q) Irish poet & scholar John O’Donohue, sharing his thoughts on the ancient Celtic world, with its reverence for the spirit in all things and where divinity was to be found in rivers, hills, sea and sky. Maureen B

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THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY 21-23 Sept 2018 STOP PRESS!  3 or 4 PLACES LEFT!

Please contact Tanya if you’d like to snap up the last few places!- on 01629 734347 or tanyakralph@hotmail.com

FUNDRAISING Keep an eye on the noticeboard for ways to support this. If you are planning to contribute, please let us know about your fundraising plans. Thanks! Big Weekend Planning Team.

BOARD GAME NIGHTS 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 Fri 7th Sept. Full details now on noticeboard. Jane P

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

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