Weekly Notices – 13 January 2019

STUDY AND LEARNING at St Mark’s. What would you like to learn more? The study and learning group want to know your views as we plan ahead. Help us to help you – complete the questionnaire coming on Sun,  20 Jan. Available in paper or via a website link. Thank you John, Janet, Sarah C

SAVE YOUR CANDLES! For our Candlemas Service on 3 Feb we will be asking you to bring your candle stubs left over from Christmas celebrations, so please keep them and bring on the day. Thanks. Sarah C

CONTRIBUTING TO ST MARK’S Thank you to everyone who contributes regularly with gifts of time or money.  There are lots of ways to get involved – talk to the welcome team or clergy for more info. We have a £10k shortfall between our regular expenditure and regular giving. Please review your giving; and ask if you’d like a pledge pack. THANK YOU! Clergy & Finance Team

LOST PROPERTY Have you lost anything which may have been left in the church?  All found items are in the corridor, please claim your items.  Anything not claimed by 31 Jan will be disposed of (to charity if appropriate). Sarah R

SAVE THE DATE: afternoon of Sunday 3 March. Workshop for parents of young children on taking practical action against Climate Change. Details to follow. Rachael Hand

COMMUNITY OF PRAYER Please continue to pray for a turn-round in Sheffield Diocese’s finances which has led to a moratorium on external clergy appointments. You can intentionally join in at: sheffdio.org/pray2025 Clergy & Churchwardens

GRAHAM MURRAY There will be a Service of Thanksgiving here at St Mark’s this coming Friday 18 Jan at 2.30pm.  Please hold the family in your prayers at this time. Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 in the Lounge. 16 Jan – ‘Sarah’s Adventures on the USA West Coast’. All welcome. Details from Carol on 266 5628.

ST MARK’S FAITH AND JUSTICE GROUP The next meeting is at 7 pm on 21 Jan in the Vicarage.  If you are interested in any of our three themes: Challenges to the Church of England on gender & sexuality; Climate change; and Poverty & inequality; and would like to be involved, please inform me, davidprice2@googlemail.com David P

FLOWER DONATIONS if you’d like to donate some money for flowers for a special Sunday please let me know as I’m doing the rota for 2019 now. If you are on the list and wish to come off please contact me asap. Mary-Jane

EILEEN STAMPERS CONTINUING LEGACY – like us, Sheffield Girls High school has been very grateful to have received a legacy gift from Eileen, a former member of their staff. Her gift of £40,000 will be used to fund bursary places to ensure that future generations of girls from all backgrounds will be able to attend Sheffield Girls. Shan

OLDER PEOPLE’S FOCUS GROUP to look at the future of health & social care. 23 Jan 2018 10.30-12.45 The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Sheffield Details: Healthwatch 0114 253 6688

NEW PLAN FOR SHEFFIELD HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Workshops on 28, 29 ,31 Jan ; 5 & 8 Feb:  morning. To register visit http://bit.ly/shapingsheffieldplan

WORKER WITH CHILDREN /FAMILIES The post will be re-advertised from 21st Jan, deadline mid Feb. Please hold all those involved in the discernment process in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Sarah C

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