Weekly Notices – 7 October 2018

HARVEST LUNCH Organised by the International Group after the 10 am TODAY. Also preserves stall – so don’t forget your pennies! Dilys.

SUNDAY LUNCHES TODAY – Food from around the world (Dilys Noble); 14 Oct Stew & Crumble (Fleur Bayley); 21 Oct Volunteers needed! 28 Oct Soups & Sweets (Briony) Briony

 BBEST CONSULTATION on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan & Draft Design Guide begins on 1 Oct, ends 11 Nov. To take part go to http://bbest.org.uk/the-plan/ or visit Broomhill Library for paper copies & forms. Sarah C

MARK’S MESSENGER Subscriptions (£9.00) for 2018/19 are now due. Please let Mike Hunt have your payment either by cheque (payable to St Mark’s Church PCC) or cash. Payment by Bank transfer is also possible (please see Mike). New subscribers welcome!

 ARCHER PROJECT HARVEST COLLECTION Would like donations of bags for life, biscuits, cereals, men’s and women’s trainers, men’s boxers, money, porridge, rucksacks, sleeping bags, socks, tins of fish & meat (with ring pulls) & washing powder. Please bring for the service next Sunday. Shan

DID YOU KNOW that only 2% of young adults identify as Anglican. This makes our youth work all the more important! We need more leaders for all ages in our Sunday morning groups. Please chat to any of us if you think it might be something you would enjoy. Jen Ryder

PIPER SKETCH Museums Sheffield will join us TODAY at St Mark’s after the Harvest Service for the presentation.  Phillip B

ST MARK’S CHOIR Needs new members, if you enjoy singing come to our practices on Thurs at 6.30 pm & Sundays at 9.00 am before the Parish Eucharist – no audition. Details from me, or email choir.stmarks@gmail.com Andrew Sanderson

BLUE BOXES If anyone has not yet found a new use for their blue recycling box, please let Sarah C know – Broomhill infant school would like to collect some to use for storage of playground equipment. Thanks. Sarah C

 FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the lounge at 1.30 p.m. 10 Oct: “Study in black and white”. All welcome. Details: Rosalind 268 1426

WELCOME to Esther Gratze (from Christ Church Pitsmoor) who will be on a ministry placement at St Mark’s for the autumn. She will be around for some Sunday services and also midweek – so please say hello! Sarah C

SHEFFIELD FOLK FOR GAZA/SIMON’S BIRTHDAY DO Believe it or not Simon Ennals has a birthday in Nov that ends in a ‘0’!! To celebrate this a bunch of excellent local Sheffield musicians will be holding a folk concert on Saturday November 10th in St Marks Church to raise money for the hospital in Gaza city. Tickets £10 in advance from Simon and Tanya today in church or on Eventbrite (or £12 on the door).

CHURCH OFFICE Thank you to those covering the office whilst I’m away in the USA. I will be returning on Mon 29 Oct.  Sarah R

URBAN THEOLOGY UNION Colloquium led by Revd Dr Alan Billings, Police and Crime Commissioner. Theme: What makes a good city? Safety and security. 12 noon-1.30 pm on Wed 10 Oct at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. All welcome. Bring sandwiches. Contact davidprice2@googlemail.com David P

10TH ANNUAL CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY PILGRIMAGE Sat 20 Oct  9.30am at Victoria Methodist Church, Stafford Road S2 2SE. Climb Skye Edge for the view, then walk to S2 Food Bank. Discussion with Paul Blomfield MP over sandwiches at St Aidan’s Church. Contact briony.broome@hotmail.co.uk David P

MIGRATION HISTORY WALK TODAY at 2.30 pm in Paradise Square. Walk 1.5 miles. Finish around 4.30 pm in Ellesmere Green, Burngreave. (Bus back to city centre). Cost £5 for Weekend Away funds. Contact davidprice2@googlemail.com David P

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

LOST PROPERTY If you left a dark blue top in the Derbyshire suite at the Parish Weekend, it is in the vestry. Shan

COUNCIL OF CHRISTIANS & JEWS Bishop Pete Wilcox will speak on “Christian/Jewish relationships” Thurs 11 Oct at 7.30 p.m. Harold Cantor Suite. Brincliffe Cresent. Visitors welcome (small adm. charge). Phone 0114 235 3153. Rob Wilks

TAIZÉ WEEKEND SHEFFIELD Oct 12-14 There are still some spaces to sign up for the weekend open to 18-35ish, but all the prayers are open to all. See Taize Sheffield on Facebook for details. Saturday evening Taizé prayer at Anglican Cathedral 7:30pm with 6:45 open rehearsal. More information email taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com or talk to us. Oli & Marie Giles

 3 CLIMATE CHANGE EVENTS

 HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Sun 14 Oct after the 10am service. A chance to hear more about the latest encouraging and exciting developments, and to meet the new Chair of Trustees, Glyn Turton, members of the staff team and volunteers. On 14 Oct also look at the exhibition in the church about our work over the past 5 years. Michael Bayley

 CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP How can we at St Mark’s support each other to take action?  6pm, Sun 28 Oct. Will be repeated on a family friendly date and time TBC. Rachael Hand 

CONTEMPLATIVE FIRE Wisdom on the Way Sat 10 Nov. An exploration of resources for living hopefully, followed by a prayer walk.  Rachael Hand

 

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