Weekly Notices – 30 June 2019

BAPTISM of Libby Pallot (Laura Gordon and David Pallot’s daughter) at St Mark’s TODAY at 2:30pm. All welcome and there will be cake and drinks afterwards. Laura Gordon

EXTINCTION REBELLION – find out more about them, the climate crisis and what we can do about it.  A talk and Q&A 6pm TODAY in the Upper Room. Dave Baillie

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

THE TIME IS NOW – a mass lobby of MPs at parliament on Weds 26 June supported by the Climate Coalition & Greener UK. We need to urge our MPs to respond urgently to the climate emergency. Sign up via the Christian Aid website. Michael Bayley

RICHARD CARWARDINE Congratulations to Professor Richard Carwardine who has been awarded the CMG in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  Richard has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in recognition of his services to the study of American History in the UK and the USA.  Our warmest felicitations to Richard on receiving this honour.

CARDS TO SIGN:

BERYL AND ROY BARRY are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

SIBYLLE BATTEN is being ordained deacon at the Cathedral TODAY.

CHRIS KNIGHT this is the last week to write in the book of remembrance

CRC SEMINAR EVENING Weds 3 July, 18.30 for 19.00: author Richard Tetlow on ‘Connections’ – What is there, potentially important to us as Christians in our private and public lives, with which we may barely connect? British interfaith society is our starting place.” £5 on the door, £3 students, includes refreshments. Sibylle Batten, Anne Padget

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? 20 July. Flyers now available and bookings are being taken – please book so that we can plan which rooms to use.  Also on the Facebook page. John, Joe & Sue

CHURCH TRIP TO GAINSBOROUGH Our Choir is singing in All Saints Church, Gainsborough on 10 Aug.  We would you like you to come along to make this a great day out for the full church family? Talk to me or contact the church office. Jane Padget

NIGHT SERVICE SURVEY If you’re part of Night Service in any way (or would like to be) please complete the online survey (link below) to help us reflect on where we are and what could happen next. Cate https://tinyurl.com/NightService2019

HEDGE TRIMMER  I’ve been having trouble finding someone to help me trim the (rapidly overgrowing) hedge at the front of my accommodation – if you’d be able to help, please let me know! Willing to pay in tea and cake. Cate

TINA STORY (Joan and Robin’s daughter in law) is now feeling stronger and returning to work after her surgery. She wants to thank everyone for holding her in prayer. It has meant a lot to her and the family.

RIDE LONDON In August James Ryder is cycling the 100 mile ‘Ride London’ race to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. If you’d like to sponsor him speak to one of the Ryders. Thanks very much! Ceri

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. Philip Philip.churchwarden@btinternet.com

SHEFFIELD PRIDE Sat 27 July. As part of Christians at Pride members of St Mark’s will be staffing a stall & marching.  If you’d like to get involved please see us.  Sarah C & Lu Skerratt

CATH WILLIAMSON’S STAINED GLASS PANELS AUCTION Thank you to all who generously placed a bid.  The panels raised £331 for ASSIST – fantastic!  Sarah R

CLOTHES SWAP on 19 June. Lots of fun was had, £400 raised + £200 worth of clothes given direct to Suitworks (one of the charities St.Mark’s is supporting in 2019). . Thank you to all involved and for all donations  Rosie / Home Donations

 THE SHEFFIELD CHORALE’S SUMMER CONCERT – St Andrew’s, Psalter Lane on Saturday 6 July 2019 at 7.30 pm  for ‘Summer Time Blues’.  An evening with a jazz feel featuring Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, John Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals and George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets. Tickets (£10/£8 (concessions)/£6 Students/under 16s free) via David or Peter Ryder or call 07816 062905 or buy from tickets@sheffieldchorale.co.uk  David Ryder

 

 

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