Weekly Notices – 2 February 2020 – Candlemas

Notices for week beginning Sunday 2 February 2020.

CRC CELEBRATION to launch the website www.crconline.org.uk an online library of theological resources grant funded by the Jim Cotter Trust. Sat 29 Feb 10 am-12.30 pm. Free event but please RSVP to admin@stmarkscrc.co.uk Tallyn

TODAY – CLIMATE CHANGE & FOOD TALK Discover the link. Presentation by the Food Group of Sheffield Climate Alliance Sun 2 Feb 5 pm – 6.30 pm in the Upper Room. Note earlier start time. Michael Bayley

SUNDAY LUNCH NEXT SUNDAY 9 Feb, hosted by the International Committee and in aid of one of the overseas charities we support. Any offers or queries to Dilys or Bruce. Dilys

YOUNG ADULTS REVIEW We are reviewing the young adults group, what works well and what can be improved. If you’re 18-25 years old please come to our discussion on 9 Feb at 5.30 pm in the Upper Room. Lu

PANCAKE PARTY Tues 25 Feb at 7 pm in the Vicarage. Bring your favourite toppings.  Sue H

ASH WEDNESDAY 26 Feb 8.30 am. Communion with the Imposition of ashes at St Mark’s is at 8.30 in the morning. In the evening we are invited to one of our Mission Partnership churches, St Mary’s Walkley or St John’s Ranmoor at 7.30 pm and clergy from here will be at both. Numbers for 8.30 am will help so please let Sarah R in the office know by Tuesday 25 at midday.  Thank you! The clergy team

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 Next Big Weekend Away. All welcome. Tanya

NO MORE SITTING ON THE OLD SCHOOL BENCH Dez & Jennie Martin are both performing in in this play by Alan Bleasdale at the University Drama Studio, 6 & 7 Feb at 7.30, 8 Feb at 5.30. 230 3718 / dezandjenniemartin@btinternet.com or http://www.hallam89.com Dez Martin

B-TOTS AT ST MARK’S 1-2.30pm, Term time Thursdays, informal toddler group meets in the Upper Room. Just come along or get more details from childrensworker@stmarkssheffield.co.uk Hannah J

FRIDAY EVENING PRAYER 14 FEB CANCELLED Please note that there will be no Evening Prayer due to corridor carpet cleaning.  Tim

LOST! SILVER BOWL with aqua marine enamelled lining. Have you seen it? Please let the office know – it has great sentimental value.  Thanks.  Lynn Pocock

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

TODAY Godly Chat will be at the new time of 5.30pm in the lounge. Pizza will be provided. All young adults welcome! Lu

WHITE ENVELOPE SCHEME If you use these to make your donations you will need a new supply for 1st March. I intend to recycle old supplies again please let me know if you do not want a new set.  Judith Pitchforth

BREXIT 50P In the spirit of the text on the new 50p pieces, ‘Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations’, We invite you to donate your unwanted 50p coins towards City of Sanctuary Sheffield. Glass jar at the back of the church. Janet Morley

STORIES OF ST TIM’S & THE VINE a collection of audio stories about these two churches are available to listen on www.sttimes.org.uk/news Rob Wilks

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

MARK’S MESSENGER The latest edition is in the pigeonholes and on the card stall for non-subscribers (£1). We can now produce an A4 version for subscribers who find the print difficult to read. Please contact the office if you wish to receive this. Sarah R

CONFIRMATION GROUPS If you’re thinking about Confirmation or would like to explore the basics of your faith, please contact the Church Office with your name and age.  We will be arranging groups around Easter time. The Confirmation Service is on: Thurs 21 May at St Mary’s Walkley at 7.30 pm Please come along to support the candidates.  The ministry team

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds in the lounge at 1.30 p.m. 5 Feb: Snap Happy Memories. All Welcome. Details from Mary-Jane 230 3242

LENT 2020 our joint Lent groups with the Manor Parish will be looking at generosity through the lives of different biblical characters. Watch out for fliers. Small groups meet in people’s homes for 5 weeks during Lent. Sign-up sheets available from Feb 9, groups start w/b Sun 1 March. For more info, contact the church office. Newcomers welcomed! Study & Learning 

CLIMATE THEOLOGY 2 events reflecting on climate issues in Lent. 23 Feb 4.30-5.40pm (Pancake party for children downstairs). 29 March T-Time Worship (intergenerational) from 4.30pm. Details to follow. Hannah J

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

URBAN THEOLOGY UNION is organising three evening sessions on 11 Feb, 3rd March and 31st March led by Revd Gareth Jones on ‘Living with confidence and respect with people of other faiths.’ Charge: £36 (£25 low income or members). If interested, contact office@utusheffield.org.uk

MODERN SLAVERY: OUR RESPONSE – find out about hosting talk by Hope at Home and Snowdrop.  10 March at St John’s Owlerton.  Contact info@hopeathome.org.uk for more information.  Sarah R

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