Weekly Notices – 19 May – Easter 5

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOR THE SHEFFIELD CHURCH BURGESSES TRUST We are delighted to welcome the Sheffield Church Burgesses this morning and The Revd Stephen Hunter who has just been appointed as the new Capital Burgess.  Please pray for their work in awarding grants to local projects, including for youth work in Broomhall.   Please do speak to them after the Service.  The Burgesses are also our Patrons.  Sue H

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 in the Lounge. 22 May: Norwegian Cruising to see the Northern Lights. All welcome. Details from Mary-Jane on 230 3242.

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

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

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

SUNDAY LUNCH TODAY marking the end of Christian Aid Week. All Welcome. Co-ordinator Dilys Noble. Briony

HERITAGE OPEN DAY HELP NEEDED The church will be open on Fri 20 & Sat 21 Sept between 1pm and 5pm.  We need a small team of volunteers to show visitors round – full briefing available. Please contact me. Philp.churchwarden@btinternet.com Philip Booth

LENT & EASTER FEEDBACK members of the ministry team greatly appreciate your feedback after festivals.  Please fill in a form at the back of the church to help us review this year’s and plan next.  Many thanks, Ministry Team

ALL AGE INTERACTIVE TODAY 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

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? 20th July. Workshops by Andrew Foreskew-Cain, Rosalind Rutherford, Janey Morley, Jeremy Lines, Lu Skerratt & Imogen Clout. Book your places on this study day using Eventbrite through the church website or Facebook page. John, Joe & Sue

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

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

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

 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

KITCHEN APPLIANCES NEEDED FOR CARE4CALAIS We are going back to Care4Calais in June/July to help rebuild a chicken area and toilets. We need: Sinks, Kitchen units, Fridge/ Freezer, Microwave, Washing Machine, Stainless Steel Sheets For more information please contact SYMAAG/ Care4Calais Manuchehr

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

BROOMHALL GIRLS YOUTH GROUP– needs your skills! Are you able to give some time and skills to help us write a funding bid or put together a website? We are not asking for long term membership but instead a few helpers with particular pieces of work. If you would like to help out please contact me. childrensworker@stmarkssheffield.co.ukHannah Jones

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

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