Notices – Sunday 29 March 2020 – Lent 5


We are sorry but all public worship has been suspended – some services have now moved online – please keep checking the ‘This Sunday Services’ page

WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST even when we can’t make physical contact and there are many ways of keeping in touch and helping each other. Want to be involved with a telephone tree? No one should feel isolated. Let’s rise to the challenge! Please contact the church office. Clergy Team

GOOD NEWS STORIES People might like to share good news stories, images, poetry and light-hearted items. We will be collated 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

LENT SERVICES and SERMON SERIES continue this week in virtual form – the service booklet and sermon text will be posted as usual on the website. This may include audio, YouTube links to hymns, PDF documents and on occasion interactive formats. Please visit the Worship section of the website to view these. Ministry Team

LENTEN PAPER CHAIN resource is available on the website to download and print as an activity for home use. We began this idea on Christmas Day and will continue through Lent and Easter as a way of ‘linking’ together these precious moments in the Christian calendar. Hannah  

FOOD BANK DONATIONS due to the need for everyone to stay at home, we are unable to collect food donations at the moment. However, the S6 Foodbank have seen a massive increased in requests for assistance. If you are able to make a donation please visit their JustGiving page. Sarah R

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Is now postponed until further notice. For more info call 268 1426. Rosalind

OUR ELECTORAL ROLL is being updated for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (date now tbc). If you are new to St Mark’s you may wish to join the roll as it allows you to vote at the meeting, stand for the PCC and is also helpful for church statistics. Please contact the church office for a form. Thank you. Peter Ryder (Electoral Roll officer)

‘COME ALL YOU PEOPLE’ Sadly we have had to cancel the St Marks Big ‘At Home’ Day on Sat 16 May. We will find a different way to launch the 2021 Big Weekend. Tanya

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 11-21 JUNE is now being planned as an ‘Almost the Broomhill Festival’ with resources to be available online, Actual events with minimal outlay are still being planned in the hope they can go ahead. The Festival Website will give more details soon. Sarah C

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL LUNCH 21 June. If restrictions are lifted by then, there will be a big festival fundraiser lunch after the Festival service, focusing on the climate. Fancy being involved eg. with food or additions? Current ideas include children’s activities, cake competition, plant stall. Home Donations Group

THE HOME DONATIONS GROUP would love new members. It is a great group to be in – choosing which local charities St. Mark’s supports is very uplifting. Only 4 meetings a year. If interested contact via the office. Home Donations Group

PHASE WORLDWIDE works in rural health posts in Nepal but has had cancelled all its UK fundraising events. We are very fortunately to have a Radio 4 broadcast appeal by Kate Humble on Sunday April 5th at 7.45 am and 9.25 pm and repeated on Thursday April 9th at 3.25pm PLEASE LISTEN TO IT and spread the word. Dilys

WEDDING DAY! All are invited to the wedding of Anne and Anna at 3pm on 25 July, including the party afterwards! If you haven’t signed up already, please contact Sarah R in the church office who will forward your details/ email. Looking forward to having you there! Anne & Anna

Please contact the church office if you have any contributions for next week – 0114 266 3613

If you would like to speak to a member of the clergy please call Revd Sue Hammersley on 07904 284853 or Revd Sarah Colver on 07975 689403

Final thought – lots of fantastic community things are happening at the moment, people putting rainbows in windows for children to see when they’re out for a walk. I thought I’d share some I‘ve spotted whilst walking the dogs. Sarah R

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