Weekly Notices – 15 March 2020

Notices for week beginning Sunday 15 March 2020

The C of E recommends that churches do NOT serve refreshments at the moment. Groups and meetings will continue until further notice but please make wise decisions whether you should attend.  We will update our website and Facebook page if we are advised to close. www.stmarkssheffield.co.uk

LENT SERMON SERIES continues this week and will run in parallel with the Lent Course theme of generosity. Ministry Team

LENTEN PAPER CHAIN resource now available at the back of the church, or on the website to download and print. We began this idea on Christmas Day and will continue through Lent and Easter, ‘linking’ together these precious moments in the Christian calendar! Hannah

CONFIRMATION SERVICE on Thurs 21 May at St Mary’s Walkley at 7.30pm. Please come along to support the candidates.  The ministry team

FRIENDSHIP CLUB 18 March Spring Collage. More info 348 2181. Rosalind.

PLEASE SPONSOR ME as I’m running the Sheffield Half Marathon on 29 March in aid of Broomhall Girls Youth Group.  Sponsor form on Home Donations board in corridor, or search Justgiving.com for ‘Broomhall Girls’. Thanks. Hannah Jones

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 pick up a card from us so you can go to the link, or speak to Anna who can put you straight on the list on her tablet. Looking forward to having you there! Anne & Anna

BIRTHDAY CARDS Children and young people who have registered with Creche, Godly Play or Lions are warmly invited to check the pigeon holes in the month of their birthday! Hannah Jones

WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST even when we can’t make physical contact please consider ways of keeping in touch. Want to help establish a telephone tree? No one should feel isolated. We can help each other in  so many different ways. Let’s rise to the challenge! Please contact the church office. Clergy Team

NIGHT SERVICE TODAY Brother Paolo will be at St Mark’s for Night Service of Taizé prayer tonight, 7pm. All welcome to join us. Mark Ansell

OUR ELECTORAL ROLL is being updated for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting on April 26.  If you are new to St Mark’s and wish to join the roll please complete a form and return to me or the box at back of church by Sun 31 March. This allows you to stand for office and vote at the meeting. It is also helpful for church statistics. More info from any member of PCC. Thank you. Peter Ryder (Electoral Roll officer).

COME ALL YOU PEOPLE‘: following the success of the Big Weekend Away in 2018, on Sat 16 May 2020 we will be having a St Marks Big ‘At Home’ Day to share time together and to launch the 2021 Big Weekend. All welcome. Tanya

SONG OF THE PROPHETS: A Requiem for the Climate. Christian Aid and the Chineke! orchestra present a FREE EVENT at St Paul’s Cathedral on 20 May. See music noticeboard for poster or visit https://www.christianaid.org.uk/song-prophets-sign Sarah C

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK – Sat 21 March 11.00am – 1.00pm Meet at Broomhill Library. Bring friends & family, gloves. Other equipment provided. Info: 273 4276 Kath Harbord

LEGO REQUEST! Do you have a box of Lego bricks that are unloved and used?! Some of the older children would love to have Lego available at church. If you are able to donate any it would be hugely appreciated! Many thanks from the children. Hannah Jones

CLEAN AIR DAY CONFERENCE Lead by Prof. Peter Styring, Director of the UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilization. Thurs 19 March 11 am to 4 pm in the International Suite, Bramall Lane Stadium. Free – book via Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.comeclean-air-zone-for-sheffield-tickets-97130593219 Robin Storey

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL LUNCH – 21 June. In lieu of a garden party this year, there will be a big festival fundraiser lunch, 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, chat to Judy Robinson, David Price, Donna Yeates, Dez Martin or Rosie Hunt. Home Donations Group

TOILET ROLLS & UHT MILK, dried food etc. please consider giving more to the Foodbank this week as they struggle with increased shortages.  Susan Whitmill

ST MARKS CAR PARK Please note that the car park padlock code will be changing early on Tuesday 24 March.  As usual, if you need to use the car park please contact the office.  Sarah R

ORGAN TASTER DAY – Sat 18 April. Come and try out the organ, open to all, see me for more details. David Willington

EASTER FOOD BANK DONATIONS Thank you to all who give.  If you would like to donate Easter Eggs please ensure they are in church by Sunday 29 March.  Jennifer Hurrell

BLUE RECYCLING BOXES do you still have yours? Broomhill Infants School can use it for storage – please contact the church office to donate. Sarah C

FIRST FEMALE BISHOP OF DONCASTER The Revd Canon Sophie Jelley is being consecrated in York Minster on Weds 25 March. Her Installation as Bishop of Doncaster is in Sheffield Cathedral on Sat 28 March at 2pm. Please hold her in your prayers. The clergy team.

WEEKEND AWAY All welcome to join a group of us at the Castleton Rotary Centre March 20-22 for a weekend of walking, fun and friendship. No age limit, just a willingness to sleep in a bunk bed! Email cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk for more info. Ceri

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