Weekly notices – 22 September 2019 – Trinity 14

CLIMATE STRIKE AT ST MARKS No blue sheets will be printed this week in solidarity with those striking for the climate.  Notices will be on the website and up at the back of church. The Clergy Team.

SHARED LUNCH TODAY will be Planet Healthy, based on autumn fruit and vegetables. All Welcome. Briony

BANNER MAKING 7pm on Weds 25 & Thurs 26 at the back of church Christians at Extinction Rebellion in London in October. All welcome with or without acrylic paint, brushes, ideas, pictures/stencils, creativity & fabric.  Kathy Baillie

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

HELP FOR 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

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 call, text or WhatsApp 07958 079048 or email alan_yearsley@hotmail.com Alan

JONATHAN WILLIAMSON was licensed as a Reader yesterday. Cath has baked a special cake to share after church this morning. Sue H & Cath

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

NO JULIAN PRAYER On Monday 23 Sept there will be no Julian Prayer. Shan

TAIZE TASTER DAY Sunday 20 Oct at 2pm for an afternoon & evening of discussion, info, practice (singing and/or food), food & Taize night service (at 8pm). Free, all welcome. See website to sign up. David Willington & Tim Jansen

FRIENDSHIP CLUB is on Weds 25 Sept at 1.30 in the Lounge. Nancy Fielder, editor of The Star, the Sheffield Telegraph and the Doncaster Free Press, will talk about ‘Sheffield Newspapers over the Decades’.  All welcome. Details from Carol on 266 5628

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

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

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

Encounter Christianity This 8 week course is for all who are interested in exploring the Christian faith in a small group.  There will be a chance to reflect on what faith means and the ways it impacts our lives. It starts on Sat 26 Oct 9.30 -11.30am at the Vicarage and is being led by Amanda Pilkington. To express interest, please email office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

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

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 just come home from hospital after falling and breaking her arms.  If you’d like to visit please email Russell to arrange, prayers very much appreciated.  Sarah R

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.

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

CRC AUTUMN CONFERENCE. We are delighted to host poet and theologian, Padraig Ó Tuama leading ‘Borders and Belonging’ on Sat 19 Oct 2019. Please make bookings at https:// bordersandbelonging.eventbrite.co.uk (or by cheque via the leaflet available in the narthex). Anne Padget

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