Weekly notices – 3 February 2019

ST MARKS CAR PARK CLOSED to all visitors on Mon, Tues, Weds this week (4-6 Feb) due to drainage works.  Sorry for any inconvenience. Briony & Sarah R

LENT GROUPS Wellsprings of Hope We’re looking for several hosts and group facilitators this year. Please ask clergy for more details. You can host in the church or the Vicarage if that’s easier. This year’s materials will deepen our understanding of active hope in a challenging and inspiring course prepared, in conjunction with the Manor Parish, by John Schofield. Sign up sheets available soon. Sue H

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

WORKER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES The post is being re-advertised on the St Mark’s website, deadline 22 Feb. Please hold all those involved in the discernment process in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Sarah C

ST MARK’S HOME GROUP This informal group meets on the 1st Tues of each month, 7 for 7.30. Feb 5 meeting will be at my house. New members are very welcome. Please join us. Jennifer Hurrell

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

Bishop Pete visits Hallam Deanery Sat May 4. This is an open meeting so please hold the date. He will focus on the new Diocesan Strategy and financial challenges alongside prayer for the Diocese. It will be all day, including lunch. Venue and timings to be confirmed. Expressions of interest to Sarah R in the office. Thank you. Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 in the Lounge. 6 Feb – ‘Flowers in Song’. All welcome. Details from Carol on 266 5628.

URBAN THEOLOGY UNION Forum discussion meeting on ‘The impact of immigration in Sheffield’ led by David Price. 12noon- 1.30pm on Weds 13 Feb in the basement of Victoria Hall Methodist Church (entrance on Chapel Walk). All welcome. David Price

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

WOMEN’S INTERFAITH FORUM 10 Feb 1-3pm Faith & Society: The Common Good. At St Mary’s Bramall Lane. Please bring veggie food to share. Sibylle Batten

MARKS MESSENGER The February edition is now in the pigeonholes for subscribers, or for sale on the card stall for £1. Sarah R

PANCAKE PARTY On Shrove Tuesday (5 March) at 7pm in the lounge. All welcome, save the date!  Sarah C

VIGIL EUCHARIST New Mission Partnership monthly service beginning Sat Feb 16 at St Mary’s Walkley at 5.30pm. Formal liturgy (east facing) in a relaxed environment, followed by trip to the pub.  A safe space to learn/try out new different roles and teach others eg. Intercessors, thurifer, cantor etc. For more info see Sarah C

ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE afternoon of Sunday 3 March. Workshop for parents of young children on taking practical action against Climate Change. Details to follow. Rachael Hand

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE. Hallam ’89 Theatre Club’s production of C S Lewis’ classic children’s story at the University Drama Studio. 7 & 8 Feb at 7.30pm and 9th at 5.30pm.  Tickets & info from 0114 2303718 dezandjenniemartin@btinternet.com or on the door. Dez & Jennie Martin

THINKING RELIGION & ETHICS series of talks at Sheffield Cathedral Tuesdays at 7.30pm more information at www.sheffield.ac.uk/prokhorov-centre Michael Miller

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

MARKS YOUTH AND FRIENDS WEEKEND AWAY! We’ve booked the Leslie Johnson Centre (budget/bunkbed dorms) in the Peak March 22-24. Very much in early planning stages but contact us if you’d be interested in coming or helping organise – All welcome! Estimated cost food & accommodation £30. Talk to the Giles’, Ceri or Ben Ryan for more info.

SHEFFIELD HEAT & POWER INCINERATOR a short video by Mark Ansell to compliment the February Messenger article – https://markansell.blogspot.com Michael Miller

ST MARK’S CRC SEMINAR EVENING.  The next Seminar Evening will be on Weds 27 Feb, 7pm in the Upper Room, when Ela Nutu-Hall – currently with us on placement – will be talking about Framing Judith, sharing her work on biblical art and gender perspective. She will also be talking about this with Melvyn Bragg on In Our Time on February 14! John Schofield

STUDY & LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE Thanks to everyone who took part.  We are now looking at the results and will feed back after the morning service next Sunday (10 Feb). Please grab a coffee and join us.  John S, Janet M & Sarah C

WAYS TO GIVE TO ST MARK’S Donations can now also be given by text. To do this send a text to 70070 with the following message Text the word ‘STMK10’ followed by the amount you’d like to donate – eg. STMK10 £2  or STMK10 £5  or STMK£10 You can add gift aid by following the instructions in the text receipt. Thank you.

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