Weekly Notices – 24 February 2019

ALL CHANGE! This morning Sue will be leading the service at St Mary’s Walkley, whilst their Vicar Melanie FitzGerald will be leading at St John’s & Matthew Rhodes is here.  Meanwhile, Sarah is at Christ Church Wadsley Bridge. Sue H

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE PARTY WITH ENTERTAINMENT 7pm 5 March in the lounge.  All welcome.  No tickets but a small donation on the night please and also bring your own bottle.  If anyone would like to make me a batch of 10 pancakes in advance it would be appreciated.  Do let me know.  Mary-Jane Ryder (0114 2303242)

CONTRIBUTING TO ST MARK’S Thank you to everyone who contributes regularly with gifts of time or money.  There are lots of ways to get involved – talk to the welcome team or clergy for more info. We have a £10k shortfall between our regular expenditure and regular giving. Please review your giving; and ask if you’d like a pledge pack. THANK YOU! Clergy & Finance Team

WHITE ENVELOPES 2019-20 If you make donations using the white envelope scheme, please collect your new supply (from 3 March) from your pigeonhole at the back of church. Thanks.  Judith Pitchforth

MOSQUE OPEN DAY Sun 3 March 12-4pm at Muslim Welfare House, 10 Severn Road, S10 2SU. Lots of activities for families.  Sarah C

ELECTORAL ROLL A new Electoral Roll is to be created at the end of March.  Please note that this is a full new roll and not just a revision.  Everybody who was previously on the old roll will now have to complete a new form if they wish to be added back on to the roll.  Please complete an electoral roll form and return it to Peter Ryder by Sunday 31 March. Peter Ryder

ST MARK’S CRC SEMINAR EVENING Ela Nutu-Hall will be leading an evening on her specialism – Framing Judith: biblical art and gender perspective. Weds 27 Feb, 7pm in the Lounge. You can catch her on the BBC iPlayer by searching for In our Time. John Schofield

LENT GROUPS Wellsprings of Hope. This year’s materials will deepen our understanding of active hope in a challenging and inspiring course. Thanks to those who have offered to be hosts or facilitators. Sign-up sheets now available at the back of the church. Sue H

LENT LUNCHES will take place on   10, 17, 24 March & 7 April hosted by members of the Home and International Donations Groups, and will feature presentations about the work of some of the charities we support. Please come along; more details later. Briony

SOUP RUN We are desperately seeking some help with the soup run! Jobs are answering email enquiries, making the rota, interviewing new volunteers. If shared out, none of these take too much time. Chat to me or email for more info! Thanks. jen_gallivan@hotmail.co.uk Jen Ryder

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL  – 14-23 JUNE Please keep this week free! Lots of good events, programme is almost complete and the brochure will come out soon.   Shelagh Marston

FESTIVAL GARDEN PARTY – Sat15 June. Andrew Sanderson will be helping to coordinate this year’s event, please get in touch if you can help. garden.party.2019@gmail.com Briony & Andrew

FAMILIES WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE facilitated by Rachael Hand 3.30 Sun 3 March, followed by beans on toast at 4.30. For details of this and other family events coming up please see flyer. Rachael Hand & Sarah C

TIM HATTON father of Wilf is raising money for Guernsey mental health charities in March by running a 20m race.  If you would like to sponsor him please search for ‘Timothy Hatton’ on mydonate.bt.com Ceri G

WORKER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES The deadline for applications has now passed. Please hold all those involved in the discernment process in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Sarah C

CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCE In an evening of international food & conversation in the Lounge on 29 March at 7.30pm. Please bring food to share, stories to tell, & songs to sing on a European theme to mark our culturally diverse community. Contact on 07817651178 Dilys Dez/Jennie Martin

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Vintage singers perform at 1.30pm.  All are welcome. Mary-Jane

SHEFFIELD CAMPAIGNS ROADSHOW “Journeying to a more just & equal world” will be at St Andrews, Psalter Lane on Mon 25 Feb at 7pm. To book a place email campaigns@christian-aid.org. Dilys

MARKS YOUTH AND FRIENDS WEEKEND AWAY! We’ve booked the Leslie Johnson Centre in the Peak March 22-24. Contact us if you’d be interested in coming or helping – All welcome! Est. cost £30. Talk to the Giles’, Ceri or Ben Ryan for more info.

ZIMBABWE – detentions and possible deportations.  Thanks to those who signed the petition last week and to those who attended the big demonstration on Tuesday.  If you have not signed, please do so today.  David Price

JOINED UP CONFERENCE Sat 9 Mar for anyone interested in working with children, parenting or involving children in our church community. Search online for ‘Joined up Conference’.  Jen Ryder

RUTH – a play – will be performed by members of St Mark’s on March 23 at 6pm. Tell your friends. If you’d like to get involved please see Kim Edmonds, phone 01629 810145 or email k.edmonds@mmu.ac.uk

DOWNLOADABLE SERVICE BOOKLETS are now available on the St Mark’s website, please contact the office if you’d like more information.


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