Weekly notices – 22 March 2020 – Mothering Sunday

Notices for the week beginning Sunday 22 March 2020

MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICES Cate has done a marvellous job of creating dynamic versions of both the 10 am and Night Service for this coming Sunday (22nd).  These are part of a trial as we explore creative ways of sharing liturgy and are available on the website. Sarah R

WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST even when we can’t make physical contact and there are many ways of keeping in touch and helping each other. Want to be involved with a telephone tree? No one should feel isolated.  Let’s rise to the challenge! Please contact the church office. Clergy Team

LENT SERVICES and SERMON SERIES continue this week in virtual form – the service booklet and sermon text will be posted as usual on the website and Cate has recorded her sermon which is uploaded as part of the Sway (interactive version) of the service. Ministry Team

LENTEN PAPER CHAIN resource is available on the website to download and print as an activity for home use. We began this idea on Christmas Day and will continue through Lent and Easter as a way of ‘linking’ together these precious moments in the Christian calendar. Hannah

BLUEBELL WOOD Thank you to all who bought cookies after the service earlier this month and raised £137 for Bluebell Wood Hospice.  Thanks from Lana, Ella and their friends at Verve. Lynn Pocock

FOOD BANK DONATIONS are desperately needed for the S6 Foodbank. If you are able, please drop off at church between 9- 5 on weekdays. Toilet rolls, UHT milk, fruit juice, dried food etc appreciated. If you would like to donate Easter Eggs please ensure they are in church by Weds 25 March, and if you need items collected from home, pls let the church office know. Jennifer Hurrell

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Is now postponed until further notice.  For more info call 348 2181. Rosalind.

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

OUR ELECTORAL ROLL is being updated for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (date now tbc).  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. Thank you. Peter Ryder (Electoral Roll officer).

COME ALL YOU PEOPLE‘ Sadly we have had to cancel the St Marks Big ‘At Home’ Day on Sat 16 May. We will find a different way to launch the 2021 Big Weekend. Tanya

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

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

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 11-20 JUNE  is obviously at risk. So we are now planning an ‘Almost the Broomhill Festival’ with resources online – and events with minimal outlay are still being planned in the hope they can go ahead. Others, where performers may have to be cancelled. The Festival Website will give more details soon. Sarah C

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL LUNCH – 21 June. IF the virus related restrictions are lifted by then, there will be a big festival fundraiser lunch after the Festival service, 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

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 contact Sarah R in the church office who will forward your details/ email. Looking forward to having you there! Anne & Anna

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