Weekly Notices – 23 December 2018

CHRISTMAS THANK YOU to everyone who has helped in any way to prepare for our Christmas Services. We have had wonderful comments from visitors about how much our services are appreciated, a real team effort! Thank you all. Sue, Sarah & Shan

GRAHAM MURRAY died peacefully at home on 7 Dec.  There will be a Service of Thanksgiving here at St Mark’s on Fri 18 Jan at 2.30pm.  Please hold the family in your prayers at this time. Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. in the lounge. Returns on 9 Jan. For more details from Rosalind on 268 1426.

ST MARK’S FAITH AND JUSTICE GROUP has agreed that in the coming year it will focus on three main themes: Challenge to the Church of England on gender and sexuality; Climate change; and Poverty and inequality. Next meeting at 7 pm on 21 Jan in the Vicarage.  If you are interested in any of these topics and would like to be involved, please inform me, davidprice2@googlemail.com David P

SAVE THE DATE: afternoon of Sunday 3 March. Workshop for parents of young children on taking practical action against Climate Change. Details to follow. Rachael Hand

STAMP COLLECTION collecting UK & Foreign stamps to send to the RNIB.  Please leave stamps in the letterbox outside the vestry. Thanks Sarah R

SHEFFIELD HEAT & POWER Mark Ansell has filmed a programme about the Bernard Road incinerator, to be shown on Look North sometime between Christmas Eve and the end of January. It may feature a couple of other St Mark’s members who happened to be on the same visit, and there will be an article in the next Messenger. Michael & Pauline Miller

A CHRISTMAS CARD FOR ALL On a notice board in the Lounge is a giant card, please write your Christmas message for the whole congregation. Cards from former church members will also be displayed here – please take a look and contribute.  Sarah R

CONTRIBUTING TO ST MARK’S Thank you to everyone who contributes regularly to the life of this church through gifts of time or money. There are lots of ways in which you can get involved. If you’d like to know more please talk to a member of the welcome team or the clergy. We have a £10k shortfall between our regular expenditure and our regular giving – can you help? Please consider reviewing your giving – there are “pledge packs” either in your pigeon-hole or blank on top of them.  See next page for ways to give today. THANK YOU! Clergy and Finance Team

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