Weekly notices – 12 May 2019

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK May 12-18 Thank you to new and returning house to house collectors who will be commissioned today. 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 Dilys Noble

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 in the Lounge. 15 May: The Ukelele Gang. All welcome. Details from Carol on 266 5628. 

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

CRAFT STALLS if you (or a friend) would like a craft stall at the St Mark’s Garden Party (15 June) please contact garden.party.2019@gmail.com asap

CHOIR We are always open to new members, particularly any new basses. Rehearsals 6.30 – 8pm Thurs & 9am Sun. Speak to me if interested in knowing more.  David Willington

PCN BRITAIN invites you to a conference exploring religion and atheism on 8 June in central London. The speakers include Richard Holloway, Harriet Harris and the philosopher and Guardian columnist Julian Baggini. Full details and booking forms are in church. Adrian Alker

PARENTS RISE UP Climate Change Protest TODAY. Some parents and children from St Mark’s will leave the service early to attend the protest. Please offer them your support through your prayers Sarah C

BIG PRAISE! The Young Adults group (and friends) are trialling a new worship service on the 2nd June at 4pm. All are very welcome! And also, for this service – MUSICIANS REQUIRED! Would you like to be in a scratch worship band? All levels welcome! Contact us for more details! Lu Skerratt & Ben Ryan

QUIZ AND CURRY…with a twist! Come along at 6:30 for food at 7pm on Sat 18 May to help raise funds for Assist, organised by the Young Adults group. Everyone welcome, veggie/ vegan catered for, and prizes up for grabs! 30 tickets available, £5 each. Please contact Emma Castle or the church office before they’re all gone!! Emma Castle

ST MARKS GARDEN PARTY Sat 15 June.  We are looking for volunteers to help on the day – refreshments provided. Please talk to us or email garden.party.2019@gmail.com Briony and Andrew Sanderson

CHRIS KNIGHT died peacefully in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Monday 6 May.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and his family. Funeral details to be confirmed. Michael Bayley

CLOTHES SWAP & WINE EVENING for Suitworks – Weds 19 June, drop in from 7.30pm. £8 tickets (inc. 5 items) on door.  All welcome, with or without clothes donations.  Email for info rosiehunt@hotmail.co.uk  Rosie

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? 20th July. Book your places on this study day using Eventbrite through the church website or Facebook page. John, Joe & Sue

VIGIL EUCHARISTCANCELLED at St Mary’s Walkley Sat 18 May. Sarah C

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK on Saturday 18 May 11.00am -1.00pm. Meet at Broomhill Library. Bring friends, family & gloves. Equipment provided. Any queries ring 273 4276. Kathy Harbord.

SCARBOROUGH COACH TRIP St John’s Ranmoor annual coach trip Sat 29 June.  Leaving 8.30am returning c7pm.  Adults £12 or children £6.  More info or book email Claire on administrator @stjohnsranmoor.org.uk Sarah R

COME AND SING Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man in aid of ASSIST and part of the Broomhill Festival. Sun 16 June, 1.30 pm rehearsal, 5.30 pm concert. No experience necessary.  See me for info. David W

RATION CHALLENGE! For Refugee Week (16-23rd June) I’ll be eating the same rations as a Syrian refugee to raise money for those living in refugee camps through the charity, Concern. If you’d like to find out more please check out: https://my.rationchallenge.org.uk/ or come and speak to me. Thank you! Lu

SUNDAY 19 MAY

SHEFFIELD CHURCH BURGESSES patrons of St Mark’s, will be with us for the 10am service. They have recently had their annual meeting and as is their custom wish to attend one of the churches for which they have responsibility. During the service there will be thanksgiving for their work. The Clergy Team

Following the service there will be SUNDAY LUNCH marking the end of Christian Aid Week. Co-ordinator Dilys Noble. Briony

ALL AGE INTERACTIVE service at 4pm on the theme of ‘loving our world’ Join us to lament the current climate and ecological crisis, to reflect on where God can be found in it all and to resolve to take loving action. Preceded by Bring & Share tea from 3pm. Sarah C

JUNK MODELLING At this service. One of the stations will include an invitation to create using junk. If you are able to bring a some small items to contribute that would be much appreciated. Hannah J

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