Weekly News – 14th May 2017

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 10-18 JUNE Website goes live today details in brochure at back of church.A much simpler Festival this year with activities laid on by the community groups who will benefit from the proceeds.  Including: ST MARKS’ GREAT GET TOGETHER Sat 17th June 1.30-4.30pm with: Parade, Bake Off, Café, games, craft fair and library event with Lydia Monks. See flyer for details of how to enter the Bake Off or book a craft stall. We need more volunteers, so please spread the word! Sue/Sarah  

GRAND BOOK SALE This year the Broomhill festival book sale will take place at Broomhill Community Library, NOT at St Mark’s. Good quality books can be dropped off in the library now. If that is impossible, please bring them to church and I will take them to the library. Thanks , Judith Pitchforth



SHEFFIELD PRIDE 2017 is on Saturday 29th July in Endcliffe Park St Mark’s and some other local churches are joining together to have a stall again as an affirming Christian presence. Please let Sibylle or Sarah C know asap if you’d like to be part of the planning team


SOUP RUN – have you ever thought about joining us on a Sat night but don’t want to commit to coming regularly? You could join the reserves list who we contact when we are low on numbers for a particular week. Chat to me or Gary some time to find out more about what it involves. Thanks, Jen Ryder


RESURRECTION PRAYER STATION continuing our theme of pilgrimage beyond Lent into the Easter season. This is an opportunity for all ages to encounter faith in an alternative  tangible, meaningful, experiential, and reflective way. Shan

NEW CHURCHWARDENS AND PCC Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for various responsibilities in church following the APCM. All names and roles are on the PCC noticeboard with photographs soon to follow. Sue 

THREE EVENTS ORGANISED BY THE FAITH & JUSTICE  GROUP: May 21at 5.30pm screening of “I, Daniel Blake” followed by discussion.May 28 at 6pm “Understanding Trump’s America” talk by Richard Cawardine. June 4 at 6pm Hustings (tbc) David Price


BLACK SHEEP AND PRODIGALS Dave Tomlinson, will be speaking about his new book “Black Sheep and Prodigals” on 21st May at 7.30pm in the Lescar (c/o Embrace Sheffield) and on 22 May, 7.30pm at Christ Church Pitsmoor. All welcome. Enquiries re Christ Church event to [email protected]. Admission is free – collection will be taken to cover expenses. Sarah


ORGAN RECITAL SERIES 18th May sees the start of our 2017 Organ Recital Series. We commence with Adam Parrish, a fine young organist from York St John University. Thursday at 8pm. Free Admission, with a retiring collection. For more information about upcoming recitalists, please pick up a flyer. Mark


FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m.17 May: Flower Arranging with Shiona (Mary-Jane’s sister). All welcome. Details from Mary-Jane on 230 3242.


NEXT MESSENGER: Andrew Burdett wants material for the next Messenger magazine. Articles, reviews, photographs – whatever! Let him know your ideas, then send to [email protected]. Deadline: midnight, Sunday 14 May.

CTBB AGM TOMORROW Monday 15 May at 6.00pm in St Mark’s lounge.  Please come – find out about the three social action projects and bring and share cake – some cake will be on sale to raise funds for the Girls’ Group.  Sue 

SLEEPOUT FOR ROUNDABOUT Last Thursday around 10 students from the Sheffield SCM Society slept on the St. Marks Green. This was to raise awareness and fundraise for Roundabout, a charity that helps adolescents at risk of homelessness in Sheffield. If you would like to donate some money to our cause, please visit:  https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/roundaboutsleepout. Oliver Giles



A new group for women began on Friday 12 May at the Broomhall Centre – learn DIY skills, sewing and intercultural crafts.  On Saturdays there will be the opportunity to learn Somali dance!  All women welcome.  See flyers – card stall.

ALSO two community events: Weds 31st May, a litter-picking session with police and housing reps – assessing some of the difficult issues facing Broomhall residents at the moment. It would be great for some volunteers from St Mark’s to get involved in the litter picking.  Thursday 1 June; community consultation and open day – local churches and community rooms will be open, fire officers, health workers and police, housing association reps and local councillors will be available for residents to meet and talk about local issues.  Fire engines and appliances will be on various sites too!  Sue


MORE GROUPS? If you would like to be part of a small church group please let us know, as we are keen to create a network of groups for those interested.  Sue/ Sarah

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK IS HERE! Thanks to all who have agreed to deliver and collect envelopes in roads in the parish. If you haven’t already got your bundle,  please pick it up from the back of church today.PRAY WITH CHRISTIAN AID. Collect your Daily Devotional from the back of church and pray every day this week for the work of Christian Aid. Helen Hillman


BUSKING FOR CHRISTIAN AID in the city centre. Come and support Christian Aid, and hear some wonderful buskers in Barker’s Pool THIS SATURDAY, 20th May. For more details, or to offer help for an hour during the day, please contact Alison Trezise on [email protected]


WANTED One or two people to co-ordinate the next Sunday lunch, on 21 May. To volunteer, or to find out more, contact Briony.


PENTECOST 4 JUNE 10.45 SERVICE at St Andrew’s – there will be no 10am service at St Mark’s. There will be a shared lunch afterwards and we are going to provide lasagnes. Please be in touch with me if you can offer to make one. Briony


SINGING LESSONS I am teaching singing among my other musical pursuits.  If you are interested in lessons, or would just like to try it out and see how it goes, please feel free to speak to me at church, or contact me on 07736 527777 or [email protected].  Anne Padget


SERMON SERIESover the next few months the home team will be preaching on a series of “thorny” issues to do with church language – Sue is starting us off on Sunday 28th May with “Eternal Life”. Preachers will be available after the service for conversation in the chapel. Sue

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