Weekly Notices – 8 September 2019

CLIMATE STRIKE AT ST MARKS in support of those striking for the climate we will not be producing a Blue Sheet for Sun 22 Sept.  Notices will be on the website and up at the back of church.  We will use hymn books during the service.  The Clergy Team

JOIN THE STRIKE FOR THE CLIMATE on Fri 20 Sept 11am on Devonshire Green.  Members of St Mark’s will be joining the action – why not join us! Find details at on the Environment board in the corridor or https://ukscn.org  Michael Bayley

DEANERY SYNOD OPEN MEETING  at St John’s Ranmoor on Mon 24 Sept at 7pm. Jo Chamberlain, Diocesan Adviser on Environment will be speaking. Sue H

ST MARK’S FINANCES The PCC has decided that we must increase our income.  We are starting with a push for ALL church members to join the new “Parish Giving Scheme”.  Please collect your pack from the back of church. Thank you for your support and prayers as we tackle the increase in our regular bills. Sue and the finance team.

HARVEST FESTIVAL On Sunday 29 Sept we celebrate the fruits of the earth and our need to be better stewards of her resources.  We shall be collecting for the Cathedral Archer Project. Lunch afterwards. Sue H

ST MARY’S WALKLEY IS 150 and they have new windows to celebrate! If you haven’t seen them, do visit, they’re one of our Mission Partnership churches! Sue

HARVEST FESTIVAL, 29 SEPT See display in corridor for items required by The Archer project, to whom we will be donating our harvest gifts. International committee are also raising money for Christian Aid with a preserve stall and hosting lunch after the service. Please bring your donations of homemade jam, marmalade, pickles and chutneys in the coming weeks for us to sell. Thank you. Dilys & Shan

MIKE WILLIS is running the Sheffield 10k to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice in memory of Kim.  If you’d like to sponsor him visit justgiving.com /fundraising/michaeljwillis  Sarah R

PRAY THE LABYRINTH at Broomhill Methodist Centre Fri 27 – Sun 29 Sept.  Any volunteers to help out very welcome, or pop in and walk the Labyrinth (times on noticeboard in foyer).  More info contact 231 3518 or judithjessop@tiscali.co.uk   Judith Jessop

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES – There are a number of opportunities to get involved in local events and groups (including here at St Mark’s) Please see the noticeboard next to the card stall.  Sarah R

CEILIDH in aid of Broomhall Centre. Sun 22 Sept at 7.30pm at the Broomhall Centre.  £8 on the door or £7 online – welldressedband.org.uk. Jillian Creasy

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds 1.30 pm in the lounge. 11 Sept: Rob Wilks will speak on “Plaques and Historic Buildings in Sheffield”. All welcome. Details from Rosalind on 268 1426.

AUTUMN SUNDAY LUNCHES will be served from 22 Sept – 20 Oct inc. We begin with a ‘planet friendly’ lunch c/o the eco team. Please let me know if you can help on any date. Briony

TAIZE ‘We are one body’ a weekend of Taizé style prayer, workshops, food and building community at Wesley Hall, Crookes from 11-13th Oct Cost is £20pp. Assistance with funding is available. To book, fill in the form at: bit.ly/2ZF1y5N. For more details E mail taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com  Oli Giles

SOUNDS OF THE SPIRIT Tues 17 Sept. 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane. Beautiful chanting & recitation from different faith traditions. More info from garethjones11@gmail.com or  250 8251. Gareth Jones.

NIGHT SERVICE THEMES Each month we will have a different overarching theme to Night Service – September’s is Creation.  Why not come along and explore with us! Cate Thomson

MARK’S MESSENGER If you picked up your Messenger copy last week, please check your pigeon hole for the extra supplementary pages. The latest edition is in pigeon holes and on the card stall for non-subscribers (£1), together with a Supplement containing additional articles. If you wish to contribute to the next edition, please contact Frances Gray at f.b.gray@sheffield.ac.uk David Price

CLOTHES & “TREASURES” SALE 5 Oct 11am – 3pm. Please look out your unwanted bric-a-brac, good condition clothing, books, toys etc. to sell to raise money for St Mark’s.  We also need volunteers to help on the day.  See board at back of church for details. Contact the office to arrange to deliver (or we can pick up). Briony, Jane Padget & Sarah R.

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK Sat 21 Sept 11am-1pm Celebrate ‘People Power’ by joining our next pick. Meet at Broomhill Library. Bring your family/friends and gloves. Pickers & bags provided. Info: 273 4276 Kathy Harbord

LIBRARY -The Salt Path – Raynor Williams (Category N) A moving story of a couple who just days after her husband of 32 years was diagnosed as terminally ill, lost their home and livelihood.  With nothing left and little time, they impulsively decided to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path.  Living wild and free, at the mercy of sea and sky, they discovered a new, liberating existence – but what would they find at the journey’s end? Maureen Bownes

JONATHAN WILLIAMSON is being licensed as a Reader on Sat 21 Sept. Please hold him and Cath in your prayers as we celebrate his achievement. Sue H

RAISING MONEY FOR ST AIDAN’S Ass. Priest Karen Colley is running the Sheffield 10k to raise money to purchase a new cooker for the church.  You can sponsor her www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/karens10k  Ceri G.

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