Weekly Notices – 15 September 2019 – Trinity 13

CLIMATE STRIKE AT ST MARKS In support of those striking for the climate we will not be producing a Blue Sheet for Sun 22 Sept.  Notices will be on the website and up at the back of church.  We will use hymn books during the service.  The Clergy Team

JOIN THE STRIKE FOR THE CLIMATE on Fri 20 Sept 11am on Devonshire Green.  Members of St Mark’s will be joining the action – why not join us! Find details at on the Environment board in the corridor or https://ukscn.org  Michael Bayley

SHARED LUNCH next week 22 Sept will be Planet Healthy, based on autumn fruit and vegetables. Please bring crusty bread, a seasonal stew such as ratatouille, or stewed fruit. If your garden and have a surplus of tomatoes, courgettes or fruit but can’t process it yourself, ask for help. Briony

HARVEST FESTIVAL On Sunday 29 Sept we celebrate the fruits of the earth and our need to be better stewards of her resources.  We shall be collecting for the Cathedral Archer Project (see display in corridor for items required). Lunch afterwards. Sue H

AUTUMN SUNDAY LUNCHES 29 Sept Harvest offers of food or help to Dilys.  6 Oct Soup & bread hosted by Judy Robinson & the home donations group. 13 Oct Pasta based hosted by Briony. 20 Oct TBA.  Briony & Dilys

NIGHT SERVICE SOCIAL This week on Weds 18 at 7pm, meet outside church front door. All Welcome. Cate

CHILDRENS REGISTRATION TODAY Please can all parent/carers complete new forms for the 2019/20 year. Thank you. Sarah C/Hannah

ROAD CLOSURES NEXT SUNDAY – 22 SEPT Please note that there will be road closures and increased traffic due to the Sheffield 10k.  Ecclesall Road and around Endcliffe Park are particularly affected.  Sarah R

JONATHAN WILLIAMSON is being licensed as a Reader on Sat 21 Sept at Doncaster Minster. Cath is baking a cake to celebrate after the 10am service on Sunday 22 Sept. Sue H & Cath

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK Sat 21 Sept 11am-1pm Celebrate ‘People Power’ by joining our next pick. Meet at Broomhill Library. Bring your family/friends and gloves. Pickers & bags provided. Info: 273 4276 Kathy Harbord

MIKE WILLIS is running the Sheffield 10k to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice in memory of Kim.  If you’d like to sponsor him visit justgiving.com /fundraising/michaeljwillis  Sarah R

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds 1.30 pm in the lounge. All welcome. Details from Rosalind on 268 1426.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES – There are a number of opportunities to get involved in local events and groups (including here at St Mark’s) Please see the noticeboard next to the card stall.  Sarah R

SPARE TRAIN TICKET to London for Fri 11 Oct (depart Sheffield 15.11), return on Sun 13 (depart Kings Cross 17.48). If you can use the outward and/or return half please contact Alan Yearsley.

ST MARK’S FINANCES The PCC has decided that we must increase our income.  We are starting with a push for ALL church members to join the new “Parish Giving Scheme”.  Please collect your pack from the back of church. Thank you for your support and prayers as we tackle the increase in our regular bills. Sue and the finance team.

TAIZE ‘We are one body’ a weekend of Taizé style prayer, workshops, food and building community at Wesley Hall, Crookes from 11-13th Oct Cost is £20pp. Assistance with funding is available. To book, fill in the form at: bit.ly/2ZF1y5N. For more details E mail taize.in.sheffield@gmail.com  Oli Giles

SOUNDS OF THE SPIRIT Tues 17 Sept. 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane. Beautiful chanting & recitation from different faith traditions. More info from garethjones11@gmail.com or  250 8251. Gareth Jones.

DEANERY SYNOD OPEN MEETING  at St John’s Ranmoor on Tues 24 Sept at 7pm. Jo Chamberlain, Diocesan Adviser on Environment will be speaking. Sue H

ST MARY’S WALKLEY IS 150 and they have a new window to celebrate! If you haven’t seen them, do visit, they’re one of our Mission Partnership churches! Sue

RACHAEL HAND has had an accident and is currently in hospital, no visitors for the time being, but prayers very much appreciated.  Sarah R

PRAY THE LABYRINTH at Broomhill Methodist Centre Fri 27 – Sun 29 Sept.  Any volunteers to help out very welcome, or pop in and walk the Labyrinth (times on noticeboard in foyer).  More info contact 231 3518 or judithjessop@tiscali.co.uk   Judith Jessop

CLOTHES & “TREASURES” SALE 5 Oct 11am – 3pm. Please look out your unwanted bric-a-brac, good condition clothing, paperback books, toys etc. to sell to raise money for St Mark’s.  We also need volunteers to help on the day.  See board at back of church for details. Contact the office to arrange to deliver (we can pick up). Briony, Jane & Sarah R.

CEILIDH in aid of Broomhall Centre. Sun 22 Sept at 7.30pm at the Broomhall Centre.  £8 on the door or £7 online – welldressedband.org.uk. Jillian Creasy

RAISING MONEY FOR ST AIDAN’S Ass. Priest Karen Colley is running the Sheffield 10k to raise money to purchase a new cooker for the church.  You can sponsor her www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/karens10k  Ceri G.

GREENBELT TALKS anyone interested in listening to some recorded talks from previous Greenbelt festivals? 7.30pm Thurs 12 Sept, Fri 27 Sept, Wed 9 Oct. Get in touch for more info! cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk Ceri

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