Weekly Notices – 10 November 2019 – Remembrance Sunday

SUNDAY LUNCH TODAY– a roast and veggie options. All Welcome. Next lunch:15 Dec – pies. Briony

LOVE SET YOU GOING Poems of the Heart – Janet Morley introduces her new book.  Sun 24 Nov at 6pm in the Upper Room. £3 on the door inc. refreshments.  John Schofield

ST MARK’S FINANCES Thank you all who have already transferred their regular giving to the “Parish Giving Scheme”.  We will be considering next year’s budget at the November PCC meeting.  Extra packs are available at the back of church. Thank you for your support & prayers. Sue & the finance team

DAMNED BAD PLACE SHEFFIELD David Price’s play about Sheffield just after the French Revolution will be performed in the Upper Room at 6pm on Sat 30 Nov as a ‘play in a day’ with a cast drawn from the congregation. Please come. Collection for church funds and ASSIST. David Price

CHRISTMAS DINNER if anyone would be willing to host a Christmas Day Dinner at St Mark’s for those who would otherwise be alone please contact the office.  Sarah R

THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF BRITAIN invites everyone to the start of Inter-Faith Week on Sat 16 Nov 2019 from 1 – 3pm at the Industry Road Mosque, Sheffield, S9 5FP. Speakers, exhibition, Q&A, buffet and a chance to socialise. Abdool Kadir Gooljar

UNPACKING THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS organised by “EMBRACE” TODAY at 2pm Upstairs. Prof. Hugh Williamson will be speaking about their discovery, the controversies, and importance. All Welcome. Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge at 1.30 pm on Wednesdays. 13 Nov The Palmcourt Trio are coming to entertain us. All welcome. Details from Mary-Jane on 230 3242. Mary-Jane

GOODBYE NAZ & MAMZI We are sad to say goodbye as Naz and Mamzi go to London to stay with friends and look for work.  We wish them every blessing and look forward to seeing them again soon. The Clergy Team

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK Sat 16 Nov 11am-1pm Meet at Broomhill Library.  Bring gloves and friends/family. Other equipment provided. A warming drink on return!  Please spread the word! More info 273 4276. Kathy Harbord

AMNESTY’S GREETING CARD CAMPAIGN 2019 Amnesty cards will be on sale on Sunday, 17 & 24 Nov & 1 Dec Details of the targeted prisoners of conscience will be available to take away with you. Robin Story

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER There is an opportunity for a young member of the congregation to attend one of Church Action on Poverty’s Roadshows on this theme in Nov. Home Donations Group has some money set aside for this. If interested, please contact judyrob9@gmail.com Judy R

PIE AND PEA SUPPER AND QUIZ Fri 22 Nov, 7pm in the Lounge, to raise funds for church. Get tickets NOW, from Mary-Jane

CRC SEMINAR “IT’S NOT YOU, BUT…” lived experiences of being a Christian and a European in the time of Brexit. 7.00pm Mon 11 Nov at St Mark’s £5 on the door, £3 students, includes light refreshments from 6.30pm. Tallyn Gray

SHEFFIELD CHORALE’S AUTUMN CONCERT “Requiem” at St John’s Ranmoor on Sat 16 Nov at 7.30pm. Tickets via David or Peter Ryder, on the door, or call 07860 270408, or visit tickets@sheffieldchorale.co.uk David R

MARK’S MESSENGER The latest edition is in the pigeonholes and on the card stall for non-subscribers (£1). We can now produce an A4 version for subscribers who find the print difficult to read. Please contact the office if you wish to receive this. Sarah R

B-TOTS AT ST MARK’S 1 – 2.30pm, Term time Thursdays from 14 Nov onwards there will be an informal toddler group meeting in the upstairs room at St Mark’s. More details from childrensworker@stmarkssheffield.com or come along! Hannah J

MONEY RAISED AT ST MARK’S During 2019 there have been lots of collections for many different charities. So far these have raised a total of £3,186.30 (plus some gift aid for some of the charities). The largest was for Christian Aid’s harvest appeal that raised £754 (plus gift aid). David Armstrong

TONIGHT The choir are taking part in a joint Choral Evensong at St John’s Ranmoor. 6.30pm.  All Welcome. Sue H

HUSTINGS Here on Friday 29 Nov at 7pm, more details to follow. Candidates from the Green Party, Labour and Liberal Democrats confirmed. David Price

THE WELCOME TEAMS still need a few extra helpers.  It’s a great way to be involved without an onerous time commitment.  You don’t need to know everybody’s names! (there are various ways to help).  If you’re interested, please do ask – we’re a friendly bunch. jean_baxter5@hotmail.com Jean

BACH CHOIR at Sheffield Cathedral, Sat 16 Nov at 7:30. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Sleepers Wake! Cantata. Tickets from Cathedral shop; www.sheffieldbachchoir.org.uk or on the door. David Sanderson

NEW IN LIBRARY Dominion: the making of the western mind by Tom Holland. Category E. Tells the epic story of how those in the west came to be what they are, and they think the way they do. Explores just how novel and uncanny Christian teachings were when they first appeared; and why the West now takes them for granted.  Maureen B

POSADA (TRAVELLING CRIB)  Sign up sheets will be available from 17 Nov. More info soon. Hannah Jones

JUDGING RELIGION: INNOCENT OR GUILT by John Holroyd as reviewed by Robin Story in October Messenger is now on the shelf, Category E. Maureen

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