Weekly Notices – 3 November 2019

SALES OF CHRISTMAS CARDS & SUNDRIES 17 & 24 Nov & 1 Dec. Please remember to bring your purses & wallets.  Thank you. St Mark’s International Committee

LOVE SET YOU GOING Poems of the Heart – Janet Morley introduces her new book.  Sun 24 Nov at 6pm in the Upper Room. £3 on the door inc. refreshments.  John Schofield

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 & prayers. Sue & the finance team

DAMNED BAD PLACE SHEFFIELD David Price’s play about Sheffield just after the French Revolution will be performed in the Upper Room at 6pm on Sat 30 Nov as a ‘play in a day’ with a cast drawn from the congregation. Please come. Collection for church funds and ASSIST. David Price

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

ORGANIST With thanks to Mandy Kan, who is assisting with playing the organ today.  David W

UNPACKING THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Sun 10 Nov at 2pm. Prof. Hugh Williamson will be speaking about their discovery, the controversies, and importance. All Welcome. Sue

PIE AND PEA SUPPER AND QUIZ Fri 22 Nov, 7pm in the Lounge, to raise funds for church. Tickets £6, from Briony

SUNDAY LUNCHES – 10 Nov – a roast and more! Hosts, Peter & James Ryder. 15 Dec – pies. Briony

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the lounge at 1.30 pm on Wednesdays. 6 Nov St Mark’s Noah’s Ark. Creating a collage. Details from Mabel 0114 348 2181

GOODBYE NAZ & MAMZI We are sad to say goodbye as Naz and Mamzi go to London to stay with friends and look for work.  We wish them every blessing and look forward to seeing them again soon. The Clergy Team

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

JUDGING RELIGION: INNOCENT OR GUILT by John Holroyd as reviewed by Robin Story in October Messenger is now on the shelf, Category E. Maureen

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

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 Road Mosque, Sheffield, S9 5FP. Speakers, exhibition, Q&A, buffet and a chance to socialise. Abdool Kadir Gooljar

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

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

MARK’S MESSENGER The latest edition is in the pigeonholes and on the card stall for non-subscribers (£1). If you wish to contribute to the next edition please contact Rob Wilks – rob.wilks65@gmail.com Sarah R

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

THE WELCOME TEAMS still need a few extra helpers.  It’s a great way to be involved without an onerous time commitment.  You don’t 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

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

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

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