NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2020
Flowers donated by Maureen and Stuart
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 Revd Sarah Colver on 07975 689403 or 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
WHEN WILL ST MARK’S RE-OPEN? Please contact the office (by email) or see the Friday email for more information. Clergy team
SERVICE BOOKLETS During August we are trialing how services look as we return to the building. Part of this is experimenting with how we display our liturgy over Zoom and on the new church projector. In order to do this well, we are now using PowerPoint in place of our usual service booklets. PDFs of the slides are available as usual on the website. Sarah R
ST MARKS QUESTIONNAIRE You should have received (by email) an invitation to give us feedback on Services and Worship with St Mark’s during the last few months. If you have not received the email and would like to contribute your thoughts please contact the office. Please note that the deadline for the questionnaire is Monday 17 August Thanks. Sarah R
SERMONS Whilst we undertake our pilgrimage at home during August, each person preaching will share a reflection about their favourite or much loved place, possibly a place that helps them feel closer or connected to God. If you would like to listen to an alternative sermon linked to the lectionary readings, you might consider accessing the video sermons being offered by The Bishop of Sheffield’s senior staff. These are available from Thursday each week and can be found at https://www.sheffield.anglican.org/video-sermons The Clergy Team
PILGRIM POSTCARDS During August we are exploring the theme of ‘Pilgrimage’ together. If you’d like to share your pilgrim place, you can send it to email@example.com and we’ll make it into a postcard. We will need: a picture of your pilgrim place which you have either taken or made and short message (100 max) which explains why this place is special to you. See here for more information, and see below for some of the cards we’ve already received. Cate
THANK YOU FROM AnnE & AnnA We would like to thank our wonderful congregation for all the kind wishes, cards and gifts we have received. We have had a most wonderful day and are delighted to be married! We look forward to celebrating with everybody next year at a 1st-year anniversary party. You are all warmly invited. Here is the link to the new save the date form: https://tinyurl.com/saveanotherdate You can also find the best photos of the wedding here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/189496763@N05/z48r7C Thank you again for all your support we have received from day 1! With best wishes, Mrs and Mrs Padget!
FAMINE IN YEMEN Double Your Donation If you have not already donated and would still like to please click on the link https://donation.dec.org.uk/coronavirus-appeal. The British Government has offered to match pound for pound up to the first £5million donated. Thanks. St Mark’s International Donations
READY, STEADY, COOK – Could you offer to cook an extra portion for someone on their own or a meal for a family? We would like you to consider offering your hospitality to members of the congregation who would value our support at present. It can be a one-off contribution or a regular commitment which will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help. Thank you. Shan
PASTORAL CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE – Please look here to see how Claire Brooks, Our Community Worker with Older People, funded through Churches Together in Broomhill and Broomhall, is managing to continue to enhance lives and offer support during the current crisis. Her report was written for the CTBB AGM held this week.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB : the latest Issue, number 6, of “Let’s Connect”, the Lunch and Friendship Club newsletter, is now out, edited by Carol Rowe. If you would like to receive this, please tell Sarah in the church office. Rosalind
GOOD NEWS STORIES People might like to share good news stories, images, poetry and light hearted items. We will be collating these together with the weekly notices into a post for our website. If you have items you’d like us to consider for inclusion please send them to the office. Sarah R
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