Flowers donated by Briony Tayler
Please contact the church office if you have any notices for next week – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0114 266 3613. If you would like to speak to a member of the clergy please call Sue Hammersley on 07904 284853.
Email with service details is sent out every Friday – please contact the office if you would like to be included in the mail out. Sarah
SARAH ROUSSEAU HOLIDAY Please note that Sarah is taking leave from 4 to 11 September. The office emails will be checked during the week, and urgent business will be attended to; everything else Sarah will respond to upon her return.
SERVICES IN ST MARK’S IN SEPTEMBER All Services are continuing on Zoom, but we are also continuing to hold one service each Sunday in the building. Read more information about how this is working on our website – https://stmarkssheffield.co.uk/latest-news-on-the-re-opening-of-st-marks/ The following services will be in the building – 6 Sept 7pm Night Service, 13 Sept 10am Parish Eucharist, 20 Sept 8am BCP Communion and 27 Sept 10am Parish Eucharist. Please contact the office to book a place at a service. Sarah R
8am SERVICES In addition to worship in church, we are pleased to be able to continue offering a BCP service of Holy Communion on Zoom at 8am each month. So, on September 20 and October 11 the service will just be in church and on September 27 and October 25 just on Zoom. The clergy team.
PRIVATE PRAYER IN ST MARK’S We are pleased that individuals (& households) have begun to attend pre-booked quiet prayer in St Mark’s. Please contact the office to book but it is helpful if you suggest your availability. An email will be sent outlining the necessary precautions. (email@example.com). Sarah R
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TECH TEAMS As we continue to develop our worship both online and in the building, we would like to grow the teams who have been making this possible. If you are confident with technology and would like to help with Zoom or with the sound desk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Role descriptions are available here. Cate
OUR ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGS (APCM) will be held straight after a shortened morning service on Sunday 25 October (at about 11am). Everyone is welcome to join us but only those on the Electoral Roll may vote or stand for PCC. Please do consider this as it is one way of having a voice in how the church makes decisions. Please talk to either of the churchwardens for more information. Sue
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC David Willington gathered together members of our choir with friends and with Josh Stevens on the organ pulled out all the stops to record our music for Sunday. Thank you to all concerned! Sue
BEING HUMAN In September we shall be resuming the reading group and looking together at Rowan Williams’ short book Being Human. We shall meet by Zoom at 7.30 on four Thursday evenings, starting on September 10th. More participants most welcome. Interested? Contact Sarah at the Parish Office. John Schofield
FRIENDSHIP CLUB Issue 7 of the Lunch and Friendship Club newsletter “Let’s Connect” is now out, edited by Jean Baxter. If you would like to receive this, please contact Sarah in the office. Rosalind
MARKS MESSENGER the September edition has now been sent out to subscribers (and will be available on the website soon), if you’d like to subscribe please contact the office. Sarah R
DAMSONS! The Alker family garden has a damson tree which has produced more damsons than we can jam or freeze. If you would like a bag of damsons (weighing about 3lb) left on your doorstep, please send us an email or give us a ring – first come, first served! email@example.com Adrian and Christine
VICARAGE APPLES! If you could use some cooking apples please let Sue know (they would go well with damsons!). If they could be collected that would really help. Thank you. Sue
SEARCHING FOR A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR I’m looking for a new driving instructor (automatic) as mine has now retired. Please could you let me know if you have any recommendations? Thank you. Cate
PACEM POSTCARD PILGRIMAGE – We were missing the regular Taizé in Sheffield community vibe – experienced primarily in the bring and share meals prior to the Taizé prayer. For obvious reasons, currently we are unable to share meals together as one big group. However, we would like to suggest an alternative taking place in the first few weeks of September. We have put together a sign-up sheet so that we can pass on the spirit of community between each other, 2 households at a time! Click here for full details and sign up, it would be great to see as many signed up as possible! Any questions, get in touch. Oli Giles
GATHERINGS ON THE GREEN – A number of activities/services are starting to take place on the Green, particularly for those who find it more difficult to come into the building and use Zoom. For more information please contact Hannah Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW SHORT FILMS The Progressive Christianity Network (PCN Britain) has commissioned 5 short films with big challenges for religious faith. You can view the films here: www.madeofstories.uk Members of St Marks are invited to join PCN Britain. Robin Story (Robin.email@example.com) convenes the local Sheffield group and Adrian Alker chairs the national team of trustees, please contact us for more information. Adrian
SERMONS AND SO MUCH MORE Did you know that you can find a whole back catalogue (back as far as 2010!) of Sermons from St Mark’s to read online? Visit https://stmarkssheffield.co.uk/sermons/ to have a browse! Sarah R
PILGRIM POSTCARDS All the postcards are now available to view in the church if you are able to visit (look for the stand at the front of church), or they are also available to read online at https://stmarkssheffield.co.uk/category/pilgrim-postcard/ Some lovely stories and images. Sarah R
CREATIVE WRITING & STORY TELLING WELLBEING GROUP Aged 50 or over? Join a Zoom creative writing group where you will be helped, encouraged and guided to capture YOUR story….no experience necessary. 7 sessions for about 90 minutes each being run by Age Better in Sheffield and Sheffield Mind, commencing 11am Tues 8 Sept, running for 6 weeks. Register your name and contact details at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07900 743 926. Claire Brooks
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU – Each week during morning and evening prayer, the clergy and pastoral care team pray for each one of you. If you have a specific prayer request for the pastoral care team or for intercessions at services, please let us know by e-mailing office@stmarkssheffield,co.uk or by contacting one of the clergy. Specific requests will remain on the intercessory prayer list for 4 weeks. If there is a need for the request to remain in the prayers for longer, please have a conversation with one of the clergy team. Thank you. Shan