Weekly notices – 21 April 2019

Please note, these notices are for week beginning 21 April 2019.

BRING AND SHARE LUNCH after the Annual Meeting NEXT SUNDAY: please sign up TODAY to contribute. Thank you. Briony

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

CHRISTIAN AID / CAFOD MAY DAY TREK  Mon 6 May. Two circular routes available (6 & 12 miles) from     St Luke’s at Lodge Moor. To register, visit http://sheffieldmaydaytrek.org.uk/. Volunteer marshals also needed. If you need further details or can volunteer please contact me (07984 498788). Alison Tolson

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

CURATE coming to St Mark’s.  Over the Easter period we will be welcoming Caitlin (Cate) Thomson. She will have a particular focus on Night Service.  Welcome! Sue, Sarah & Shan

SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES IN CALAIS: On 26 April, I am going to Calais with another lorry organised by Care4Calais. We have enough clothes etc but need money for fresh food for the refugees. Please help. I will be at the back of the church after the service TODAY to collect donations. Manuchehr

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

INTERSECTIONS: A public symposium about youth violence, masculinity & mental health University of Sheffield event onThurs 8 May at ISRAAC Centre, S11 8FP (12.30 – 5pm) Search Eventbrite for tickets.  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

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

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. 24 April: as seen on BBC2, “House of Games”. 1 May: “Now is the month of Maying” Details: Rosalind on 268 1426 

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

WELCOME TEAMS assistance The recent tea/coffee trolley service has been much appreciated but we need more helpers to provide this. Please ask about joining us, even if only to accompany the trolley. Please contact jean_baxter5@hotmail.com if you’re interested. Jean Baxter

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

DESK NEEDED If anyone has a spare desk, we need one for Hannah Jones. No longer than about 120 cm Sarah C

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