Weekly Notices – Sunday 8 December

NEXT SUNDAY LUNCH will be on 15 Dec – pies of any kind. Please contact me with offers of food or help. Briony

ST MARK’S FINANCES Thank you all who have already transferred their regular giving to the “Parish Giving Scheme”. Extra packs are available at the back of church. Thank you for your support & prayers. Sue & the finance team

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wed 1.30 in the lounge 11 Dec.  Hazelnuts Choir. More info 266 5628 Carol Rowe

NIGHT SERVICE Following the review, we will be trialling a new 7pm start for Night Service. The trial period from 5 Jan 2020 until 28 June. Feedback during this period will be appreciated. Cate

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX HOLDERS Please let me have your box for opening. Thanks. Susan Whitmill

LIBRARY NEWS – Following the rumbustious production on Friday night, the script of the play, written by David Price, is now in our library. See display. Maureen B

JOB! P/T INTERIM FAMILIES & COMMUNITY CO-ORDINATOR (Maternity Cover) at Wesley Hall, Crookes – please see foyer notice board for details.  Sarah R

CHRISTINGLE Thanks to all who helped in many different ways, in advance and on the day.  Sarah C/Lu

NEPALESE GOODS FOR SALE after the service TODAY in support of the work of Phase Worldwide.  Lots of Christmas present buying opportunities.  Dilys (in Nepal)

MARKS MESSENGER Annual subscriptions (£9) are now due.  I’ll be pleased to receive cheques or cash. Please also let the office know if you’d like an A4 copy.  Mike Hunt

DEC/JAN MESSENGER is now in your pigeonhole (for subscribers), please don’t forget to pick up your copy.  Sarah R

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). Thank you. David Armstrong

A BIG THANK YOU for all the lovely cards, letters, concern, love, good wishes and help we’ve received during the last few months, and for your prayers. I’m loads better now. Helen Hillman

MEAT: A THREAT TO OUR PLANET? was recently on BBC1. A superb, disturbing programme leaving no doubt whatever that if we stop or reduce substantially our meat eating we are making a vital contribution to the well-being of the planet. Worth watching on catch up. Michael Bayley

B-TOTS AT ST MARK’S 1-2.30pm, Term time Thursdays, an informal toddler group now meets in the Upper room. More details from childrensworker @stmarkssheffield.com or just come along! Hannah J

ST VINCENT’S FURNITURE STORE has launched an urgent appeal for beds to give to people setting up in new unfurnished homes ahead of Christmas. If you can help, please ring 0114 270 3990 or e-mail: info@svpfurniturestoresheffield.org.uk

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS AT ST MARK’S

POSADA (TRAVELLING CRIB) A lovely way to get to know people, give and receive hospitality. Sign up sheets and information on the board at the back of church now – please sign up. Hannah J

STAMPS As in previous years, the red post box will be in the corridor in Dec and Jan for you to donate your stamps to charity. Start collecting now! Sarah R

CHRISTMAS FOOD BANK DONATIONS Please ensure Christmas specific donations are delivered to church before 15 Dec to allow for sorting and distribution.  Thank you for all your support over the last year.  Jennifer Hurrell

CAROL SINGING IN CARE HOMES Join us on Mon 15 Dec 6pm onwards to visit several homes and/or 2pm Friday 19 just at Broomgrove. All welcome- sign up sheets on the music notice board now. David W

CAROL SERVICE 22 DEC please sign up to bring mince pies, and/or to offer help on the evening. Thank you. Briony

CHRISTMAS DINNER are you able to host one or two guests at your home for Christmas lunch, please let the office know. Sarah R

MUSIC CONCERTS Details of local concerts are now displayed on the music notice board – please take a look!

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