Weekly Notices – 27 October 2019 – Trinity 19

ALL SOULS COMMEMORATION SERVICE this year will be held at 6pm on Sunday 3 November. A list is available at the back of church for you to write the names of those you would like to be remembered aloud. Please pass the word around as all are welcome to come to remember loved ones, and please hold all who are bereaved in your thoughts and prayers at this time. The Clergy Team

Encounter Christianity This 8 week course has been POSTPONED so there is still time to express an interest in the time it will meet.  Please email: office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

ST MARK’S FINANCES Thank you all who have already transferred their regular giving to the “Parish Giving Scheme”.  We will be considering next year’s budget at the November PCC meeting.  Extra packs are available at the back of church. Thank you for your support and prayers. Sue & the finance team.

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

THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF BRITAIN invites everyone to the start of Inter-Faith Week on Sat 16 Nov 2019 from 1 – 3pm at the Industry Mosque, Sheffield, S9 5FP. Speakers, exhibition, Q&A, buffet and a chance to socialise. Abdool Kadir Gooljar.

CONGRATULATIONS! To Mark, Emily and Wilf Ansell on the safe arrival of Martha Ottilie Rose.  Sue H

ANOTHER FUNDRAISER Pie & pea supper and quiz – 22 Nov 7pm in the Lounge- £6  Tickets limited – see me to buy or reserve from today. Briony

NAME BADGE MONTH please write yourself a name badge– it helps us get to know each other better.  Clergy

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 30 October HALF TERM – returning on 6 Nov. Details from Rosalind 268 1426

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER There is an opportunity for a young member of the congregation to attend one of Church Action on Poverty’s Roadshows on this theme in Nov. Home Donations Group has some money set aside for this. If interested, please contact judyrob9@gmail.com Judy R

SERVICE OF LIGHT Thurs 31 Oct at 8pm.  Come and share a simple service with time to reflect, sing and pray on this All Hallows Eve.  The Clergy Team.

EXERCISE BIKE  If anyone has an exercise bike they can lend for a short time please let the office know.  Sarah R

LIONS DEN/GODLY PLAY STORE Please note that this room is now also an office. Please ensure any items used are returned to their original position, and if leaving items for donation please attach a note so I know who to thank. Hannah Jones.

BONFIRE NIGHT SOCIAL for children and families Tue 5 Nov, 4.30 – 6pm in the lounge. Food, games, craft and sparklers! Donations towards costs welcome.If you would like to come please let me know either in person or by adding your name to the list at the back of church. Hannah Jones.

PIANO RECITAL Acclaimed international pianist Margaret Fingerhut is performing at St Andrews Church Psalter Lane at 7.30pm on Wed 6 Nov in aid of City of Sanctuary. Tickets £20 (£10 concs) . Box office: www.margaretfingerhut .co.uk/sheffield

CHRISTMAS DINNER if anyone would be willing to host a Christmas Day Dinner at St Mark’s for those who would otherwise be alone please contact the office.  Sarah R

SHEFFIELD CHORALE’S AUTUMN CONCERT “Requiem” at St John’s Ranmoor on Sat 16 Nov at 7.30pm. Spine tingling performances of John Rutter’s Requiem & Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. Tickets via David or Peter Ryder, on the door, or call 07860 270408, or visit tickets@sheffieldchorale.co.uk David R.

THE WELCOME TEAMS still need a few extra helpers.  It’s a great way to be involved without an onerous time commitment.  You need to know everybody’s names! (there are various ways to help).  If you’re interested, please do ask – we’re a friendly bunch. jean_baxter5@hotmail.com Jean

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK Sat 16 Nov 11am-1pm Meet at Broomhill Library.  Bring friends/family, gloves. Other equipment provided.  A warming drink on return!  Please spread the word! More info 273 4276. Kathy Harbord

 CRC SEMINAR IT’S NOT YOU, BUT…” lived experiences of being a Christian and a European in the time of Brexit. An event of story-telling (& reclaiming stories) with Anna Bellamy, Sibylle Batten, Debora Marschner & Ela Nutu-Hall. 7.00pm Mon 11 Nov at St Mark’s £5 on the door, £3 students, includes light refreshments from 6.30pm. Tallyn Gray

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