Weekly Notices 13 January 2019

SAVE YOUR CANDLES! For our Candlemas Service on 3 Feb we will be asking you to bring your candle stubs left over from Christmas celebrations, so please keep them and bring on the day. Thanks. Sarah C

CONTRIBUTING TO ST MARK’S Thank you to everyone who contributes regularly with gifts of time or money.  There are lots of ways to get involved – talk to the welcome team or clergy for more info. We have a £10k shortfall between our regular expenditure and regular giving. Please review your giving; and ask if you’d like a pledge pack. THANK YOU! Clergy & Finance Team

STUDY AND LEARNING at St Mark’s. What would you like to learn more? The study and learning group want to know your views as we plan ahead. Help us to help you – complete the questionnaire on paper or via the website. Thank you John, Janet, Sarah C

BAKE SALE after Candlemas 10am service on Feb 3 in aid of Broomhill Breakfast. Donations of cakes welcome and please prepared to buy lots of goodies! Sarah C

Bishop Pete visits Hallam Deanery Sat May 4. This is an open meeting so please hold the date. He will focus on the new Diocesan Strategy and financial challenges alongside prayer for the Diocese. It will be all day, including lunch. Venue and timings to be confirmed. Expressions of interest to Sarah R in the office. Thank you. Sue

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL GARDEN PARTY – Sat15 June Andrew Sanderson will be helping to coordinate this year’s event, so please get in touch if you have any ideas. garden.party.2019@gmail.com Briony and Andrew Sanderson

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets on Weds at 1.30 pm in the lounge. 23 Jan: “Call my Bluff!” and more word games. All welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426.

ST MARK’S FAITH AND JUSTICE GROUP The next meeting is at 7 pm tomorrow (21 Jan) in the Vicarage.  If you are interested in any of our three themes: Challenges to the Church of England on gender & sexuality; Climate change; and Poverty & inequality; and would like to be involved, please inform me, davidprice2@googlemail.com David P

FLOWER DONATIONS if you’d like to donate some money for flowers for a special Sunday please let me know as I’m doing the rota for 2019 now. If you are on the list and wish to come off please contact me asap. Mary-Jane

CONGREGATIONAL LIST the updated list now available, if you would like a copy contact the office. Sarah R

VIGIL EUCHARIST New Mission Partnership monthly service beginning Sat Feb 16 at St Mary’s Walkley at 5.30pm. Formal liturgy (east facing) in a relaxed environment, followed by trip to the pub.  A safe space to learn/try out new different roles and teach others eg. Intercessors, thurifer, cantor etc. For more info see Sarah C

EILEEN STAMPER’S CONTINUING LEGACY – like us, Sheffield Girls High school has been very grateful to have received a legacy gift from Eileen, a former member of their staff. Her gift of £40,000 will be used to fund bursary places to ensure that future generations of girls from all backgrounds will be able to attend Sheffield Girls High. Shan

FANCY A SING? Join the choir for Simple Gifts at Candlemas on Sun 3 Feb, featuring flutes, piccolo, glockenspiel and the legendary Fraser Wilson on the organ. Practice if you can make it on Thurs 31 Jan 6.30-8.00pm. Suitable for all ages. David W.

16-25 GROUP Sat 26 Jan at 7pm. A scratch zine meet-up to compose the next edition of Mark’s Messenger. For more information contact Lu Skerratt.

RUTH – a play – will be performed by members of St Mark’s on March 23 at 6pm. Tell your friends. If you’d like to get involved please see Kim Edmonds, phone 01629 810145 or email k.edmonds@mmu.ac.uk

NEW PLAN FOR SHEFFIELD HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Workshops on 28, 29 ,31 Jan ; 5 & 8 Feb:  morning. To register visit http://bit.ly/shapingsheffieldplan Judy Robinson

WORKER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES The post will be re-advertised from 21st Jan, deadline mid Feb. Please hold all those involved in the discernment process in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Sarah C

SUNDAY SERVICE ROTA the Doodlepoll for the coming few months will be sent out this week to those of you on the rota – please keep a watch on your emails. Thank you. Sarah R

 ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE afternoon of Sunday 3 March. Workshop for parents of young children on taking practical action against Climate Change. Details to follow. Rachael Hand

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