Weekly Notices – Sunday 17 February 2019

WORKER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES The post is being re-advertised on the St Mark’s website, deadline 22 Feb. Please hold all those involved in the discernment process in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Sarah C

 PULPIT SWAP with our Mission Partnership. On 24 Feb Sue will be leading the Service at St Mary’s Walkley, their Vicar Melanie FitzGerald will be leading at St John’s & Revd Dr Matthew Rhodes will be presiding & preaching here.  We know that you will give him a true St Mark’s welcome! Sue H

PANCAKE PARTYon Shrove Tues (5 March) from 7pm in the Lounge. Please bring precooked pancakes, toppings and drink of choice. Donations welcome.  Mary-Jane Ryder

WHITE ENVELOPES 2019-20 If you make donations using the white envelope scheme, please collect your new supply (from 3 March) from your pigeonhole at the back of church. Thanks.  Judith Pitchforth

CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCE In an evening of international food & conversation in St Mark’s Lounge on 29 March at 7.30pm. Please bring food to share, stories to tell, & songs to sing on a European theme to mark our culturally diverse community. Contact on 07817651178 Dilys, or Dez/Jennie Martin

ST MARK’S CRC SEMINAR EVENING. Another chance to hear Ela Nutu-Hall when she leads an evening on her specialism – Framing Judith: biblical art and gender perspective. Weds 27 Feb, 7pm in the Lounge. John Schofield

LENT GROUPS Wellsprings of Hope. This year’s materials will deepen our understanding of active hope in a challenging and inspiring course. Thanks to those who have offered to be hosts or facilitators. Sign-up sheets now available at the back of the church. Sue H

SOUP RUN We are desperately seeking some help with the soup run! Jobs are answering email enquiries, making the rota, interviewing new volunteers. If shared out, none of these take too much time. Chat to me or email for more info! Thanks. jen_gallivan@hotmail.co.uk Jen Ryder

FRIENDSHIP CLUB No Friendship Club on Weds 20 Feb.  Back on 27 Feb – see you then.  Rosalind

SHEFFIELD CAMPAIGNS ROADSHOW “Journeying to a more just & equal world” will be at St Andrews, Psalter Lane on Mon 25 Feb at 7pm. To book a place email campaigns@christian-aid.org. Dilys

MARKS YOUTH AND FRIENDS WEEKEND AWAY! We’ve booked the Leslie Johnson Centre in the Peak March 22-24. Contact us if you’d be interested in coming or helping – All welcome! Est. cost £30. Talk to the Giles’, Ceri or Ben Ryan for more info.

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

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL  – 14-23 JUNE Please keep this week free! Lots of good events, programme is almost complete and the brochure will come out soon.   Shelagh Marston

FESTIVAL GARDEN PARTY – Sat15 June. Andrew Sanderson will be helping to coordinate this year’s event, please get in touch if you can help. garden.party.2019@gmail.com Briony & Andrew

ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Parents Action on Climate Change. Workshop facilitated by Rachael Hand 3.30 Sun 3 March, followed by beans on toast at 4.30. For details please contact the church office. Rachael Hand

THINKING RELIGION & ETHICS as part of the Cathedral’s series the philosopher John Gray addresses Religion, Atheism and the Varieties of Good Life on Tues 19 Feb at 7.30. Details & booking at https://tinyurl.com/oefg5u9 Michael Miller

DETENTION OF ZIMBABWEANS There is acute concern at the detention of a number of Zimbabwean asylum seekers in Sheffield, apparently with a view to deportation, where they would be seriously at risk. Please sign the St Mark’s petition. Or visit the Assist website for more info and online petition – https://bit.ly/2SDHD8n There is a demonstration outside Vulcan House S3 8NU at 9 am on Tues 19 Feb. David P.

JOINED UP CONFERENCE Sat 9 Mar for anyone interested in working with children, parenting or involving children in our church community.  Workshops look good this year. More info at https://joinedupconcerencecom.wordpress.com  Jen Ryder

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

 DOWNLOADABLE SERVICE BOOKLETS are now available on the St Mark’s website, please contact the office if you’d like more information.

MOSQUE OPEN DAY Sun 3 March 12-4pm at Muslim Welfare House, 10 Severn Road, S10 2SU. Lots of activities for families.  Sarah C

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