Weekly Notices – 10 March 2019

Please note: these notices are for the week beginning Sunday 10 March.

LITERACY FOR LIFE After the service TODAY Rosie Hunt will be showing a short video and update about the school the charity supports in Ghana.  All welcome. Dilys

ST MARK’S FINANCES  Our target is £10k and we have had £6k promised so far.  Thank you to all who have returned pledge forms.  Unfortunately we have lost some generous regular givers this year so we still have some way to go to cover our costs.  The CofE suggests that we give 5% of our annual income to the church. Please help us to be the kind of church we value.  Thank you! Clergy & Finance Team

DONATIONS can now also be given by text. To do this send a text to 70070 Text the word ‘STMK10’ followed by the amount you’d like to donate – eg. STMK10 £2  or STMK10 £5  or STMK10 £10 You can add gift aid by following the instructions in the text receipt. Thank you.

THANK YOU to Mary-Jane and her team of pancake chefs, and to the Gospel Choir for hosting the pancake party and entertainments. Sue/Sarah/Shan

TIM HATTON father of Wilf is raising money for Guernsey mental health charities in March by running a 20m race.  If you would like to sponsor him please search for ‘Timothy Hatton’ on mydonate.bt.com Ceri 

ELECTORAL ROLL A new Electoral Roll is to be created at the end of March.  Please note that this is a full new roll and not just a revision.  Everybody who was previously on the old roll will now have to complete a new form if they wish to be added back on to the roll.  Please complete an electoral roll form and return it to Peter Ryder by Sunday 31 March. Peter Ryder

BROOMHALL GIRLS’ GROUP Come and hear about the brilliant work of the Broomhall Girls’ Group in the Lounge after the service on Sun 17 March. Judy Robinson

LENT GROUPS Wellsprings of Hope. There are plenty of places left in the midweek Lent groups which start this week. Please sign up so that we can confirm numbers. Thank you. Sue H

LENT LUNCHES will take place on   TODAY, 17, 24 March & 7 April hosted by members of the Home and International Donations Groups, and will feature presentations about the work of some of the charities we support. Please come along; more details later. Briony

HOME DONATIONS LENT LUNCH on March 24th will raise money for a Church Action on Poverty bursary so someone who can’t afford it can go to their Annual Conference. Judy Robinson

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wed at 1.30 in the Lounge. 13 March: the Bents Green Singers – Singing with you and for you. All welcome. Details from Carol – 266 5628.

CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCE In an evening of international food & conversation in the Lounge on 29 March at 7.30pm. Please bring food to share, stories to tell, & songs to sing on a European theme to mark our culturally diverse community. Contact on 07817651178 Dilys Dez/Jennie Martin

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL  – 14-23 JUNE Please keep this week free! Lots of good events, programme is almost complete and the brochure will come out soon.   Shelagh Marston

FESTIVAL GARDEN PARTY – Sat 15 June. Andrew Sanderson will be helping to coordinate this year’s event, please get in touch if you can help. garden.party.2019@gmail.com Briony & Andrew

DOWNLOADABLE SERVICE BOOKLETS are now available on the St Mark’s website, please contact the office if you’d like more information.

THE SHEFFIELD CHORALE’S SPRING CONCERT here at St Mark’s on Sat 30 March 7.30pm.  An uplifting evening of song featuring Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, Copland’s Old American Songs and Poulenc’s Huit Chansons Francaises. Tickets (£10/£8 (con)/ £6 students /under 16s free) via David or Peter Ryder or call 07816 062985 or buy from tickets@sheffieldchorale.co.uk

WANTED a music keyboard for two teenage asylum seekers. Can collect. Contact ianandrenate@gmail.com. Thank you. Renate

SOUP RUN We are desperately seeking some help with the soup run! Jobs are answering email enquiries, making the rota, interviewing new volunteers. If shared out, none of these take too much time. Chat to me or email for more info! Thanks. jen_gallivan@hotmail.co.uk Jen Ryder

MARK’S MESSENGER The March edition is now in pigeon holes and on the card stall. It has been produced by the 16-25 Group. If you wish to contribute to the April edition, please contact davidprice2@googlemail.com asap.

MARKS YOUTH AND FRIENDS WEEKEND AWAY! We’ve booked the Leslie Johnson Centre in the Peaks March 22-24. Contact us if you’d be interested in coming or helping – All welcome! Est. cost £30. Talk to the Giles’, Ceri or Ben Ryan for more info.

RUTH – a play – will be performed by members of St Mark’s on March 23 at 6pm. Tell your friends. If you’d like to get involved please see Kim Edmonds, phone 01629 810145 or email k.edmonds@mmu.ac.uk

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK Sat 16 March 11.00am -1.00pm. Meet at Broomhill Library. Bring friends, family & gloves. Equipment provided. Any queries ring 273 4276. Kathy Harbord

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? A study day organised by Faith & Justice and Study & Learning on 20 July.  Keep the date. Joe, John & Sue

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