Weekly Notices – 14 April – Palm Sunday

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK May 12-18 new and returning house to house collectors urgently needed. Last year we raised more than 3% of the total money raised in Sheffield – so it is worthwhile. Please contact me on 07817651178 dilys.noble@hotmail.co.uk if you can help Dilys Noble

CHILDREN & FAMILIES WORKER Hannah Jones starts work today! She will be working flexible hours from Thurs-Sun each week until Sept, when her hours increase. Welcome to the team. Sue, Sarah & Shan

BLUE SHEET FOR EASTER SUNDAY Please note: any notices for the next Blue Sheet (Sunday April 21) the deadline is 12 noon Thurs 18 April. Thank you. Sarah R

GRASS MOWING Volunteers needed to join the mowing rota this spring/summer. You must be fairly fit and able to push a petrol mower across the Green multiple times, once a month. It’s better exercise than the gym! Please contact me on 07505 992922 or martin.godley@tiscali.co.uk Martin G

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL14-23 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

KIM WILLIS Kim’s funeral will be held here at St Mark’s on Maundy Thursday, 18 April, at 12.30pm.  Mike is grateful for all your messages of love and support. Please let Sarah in the office know if you can bake a cake to share after the service. Sue, Sarah & Shan

FRIENDSHIP CLUB on Easter break – returning 24 April. Rosalind

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

CYCLE CROSS 9 June A cycle prayer ride organised by the Diocese of Sheffield, from Goole at 8.30 am to Sheffield Cathedral (50-55 miles) or from Sprotborough (25 miles).  Open to all, free registration and more information via sheffield.anglican.org/cycle-cross19  Sue H

Bishop Pete visits Hallam Deanery at St Luke’s Lodge Moor, 4 May, 10 til 2.30.  An open meeting, he will focus on the new Diocesan Strategy and financial challenges alongside prayer for the Diocese. Bring a packed lunch. Expressions of interest to Sarah R in the office. Thank you. Sue

THE BIG SHIFT CAMPAIGN Visit to HSBC Broomhill with our signed petition – Mon 15 Apr meet at St Mark’s 2pm. More info see Margaret Ainger

UNWANTED SPECTACLES? There will be a box at church until Sunday 28 April to collect these for donation to Vision Aid Overseas. Michael Miller

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. Opportunity to raise money for Hope for the Future at Waitrose on Ecclesall Rd during April. Please vote on the way out with the disc you receive when you pay. Please support us if you can. Michael Bayley

BABY THINGS We’ve received so much generosity for baby things for Ben through church and would like to return the favour. Please let us know if you or someone close to you would benefit from this within the next week before they go to charity. Email us hannahdawson@hotmail.co.uk Thanks, Hannah and Joe

CURATE coming to St Mark’s.  Over the Easter period we will be welcoming Caitlin Thomson, a curate who has already served two years of her curacy in Rotherham.  Caitlin will have a particular focus on Night Service.  We are excited by the opportunities this presents. Sue, Sarah & Shan

ST MARK’S FINANCES Thank you to all who have returned pledge forms. We are still receiving some promises, please pick up a leaflet for more information. 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…

DONATIONS BY TEXT to St Marks have raised about £100 since it was launched. NB. we now have a new provider, and a new number. To make a donation, text ‘STMARKS 5’ to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate msg. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Thanks! Clergy & Finance Team

CONGRATULATIONS to Isabel Lloyd-Jones on her appointment as a circuit judge in Oxon.  Sadly this means both Isabel and Rick (Hughes) are leaving Sheffield soon.  We are hugely grateful for all that they have given to St Mark’s and the local community.  Our love and blessing go with you.  Sarah/Sue/Shan

ELA NUTU HALL has now finished her placement here.  We are very grateful for all that she has contributed to St Mark’s in recent months.  Sue/Shan/Sarah

ENCOUNTER CHRISTIANITY is an 8 week small group for new Christians. Facilitated by Robyn Vesey. Saturdays 9.30-11.30am at the Vicarage on May 11, 18, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & 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. Sarah R

CTBB WORKER WITH OLDER PEOPLE Please note that Claire Brooks’ email address has changed to ctbb546@gmail.com Sarah R

CONGREGATIONAL LIST an updated list is now available.  Contact the office if you would like a copy, or if you would like to be included. Sarah R

DESK NEEDED If anyone has a spare desk, we need one for Hannah Jones. No bigger than about 120 cm length – corner desk would be even more perfect!  Sarah C

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