Weekly Notices – 24 March 2019

Please note: Notices are for week beginning Sunday 24 March.

 

LENT SERMON SERIES During Lent our readings and sermon reflect the themes of the Lent course.  TODAY Revd Canon Nick Jowett will be preaching on ‘Challenging Poverty’.

LENT LUNCHES are taking place today, and 7 April. TODAY hosts are Home Donations Group, talk about Church Action on Poverty. 7 April simple lunch. Donations welcomed.

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY please support the work of this organisation which makes a stand against injustice and speaks up for those living in poverty. Bucket Collection after the Service. Sue H

CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCE In an evening of international food & conversation in the 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 Dez/Jennie Martin

CYCLONE IDAI There will be an emergency bucket collection through Christian Aid next Sunday (31) to support those in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique who have been affected.  Dilys Noble

 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  Sat 15 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

SUCCOL The trustees would like to thank everyone who attended last week’s Lent lunch in aid of SuCCol,  £119 was raised.  Robin Saunders

KIM AND MIKE WILLIS are grateful for all your messages of love and support during Kim’s illness. Please consider sharing a gift of love, a picture or a poem, a message of any kind which can be written, drawn or stuck into a beautiful butterfly book on the prayer table at the back of church. Sue, Sarah & Shan

ELECTORAL ROLL A new Electoral Roll is to be created at the end of March.  Please note that this is a full new roll and not just a revision.  Everybody who was previously on the old roll will now have to complete a new form if they wish to be added back on to the roll.  Please complete an electoral roll form and return it to Peter Ryder by Sunday 31 March. Peter Ryder

 FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wed at 1.30pm in the Lounge. 27 March – Who will sing and play for us?. All welcome. Details on 0114 268 1426 Rosalind

THE SHEFFIELD CHORALE’S SPRING CONCERT here at St Mark’s on Sat 30 March 7.30pm.  An uplifting evening of song. Tickets (£10/£8 (con)/ £6 students /under 16s free) via David or Peter Ryder or call 07816 062985 or buy from tickets@sheffieldchorale.co.uk

 GOOD FRIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES 19 Apr 9.30-11am Crafts and reflective worship. Would you like to help? email or speak to me. lynn_pocock@yahoo.com Lynn Pocock

CHILDREN & FAMILIES WORKER We’re pleased to announce that Hannah Jones has been appointed and will start work in mid April.  We look forward to working with her. Sue, Sarah & Shan

RUTH – A PLAY Thank you to everyone involved in the production last night.  It’s been a real community effort! Sue, Sarah & Shan

ST MARK’S FINANCES Our target is £10k and we have had £6k promised so far. Thank you to all who have returned pledge forms. Unfortunately we have lost some generous regular givers this year so we still have some way to go to cover our costs.  The CofE suggests that we give 5% of our annual income to the church. Please help us to be the kind of church we value. Thank you! Clergy & Finance Team

DONATIONS can now also be given by text. To do this send a text to 70070 Text the word ‘STMK10’ followed by the amount you’d like to donate – eg. STMK10 £2  or STMK10 £5  or STMK10 £10 You can add gift aid by following the instructions in the text receipt. Thank you.

ST MARK’S CRC ADMINISTRATOR CRC is seeking to appoint a new Administrator, 12 hours a month @ £11ph. For full details see the Church or St Mark’s CRC websites. Anne Padget

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? A study day organised by Faith & Justice and Study & Learning on 20 July.  Keep the date. Joe, John & Sue

 ENCOUNTER CHRISTIANITY is an 8 week small group for new Christians. Facilitated by Robyn Vesey and based on two books: Never a Stranger by Brother Emile of Taizé, and With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen, biblical stories and spiritual reflections engage how encountering faith impacts our lives. Saturdays 9.30-11.30am at the Vicarage on May 11, 18, June 1, 8, 22, 29 and July 6, 13. Contact Sarah R in the office to express interest. Robyn

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

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