Weekly Notices 31 March 2019 – Mothering Sunday

Don’t forget the clocks go FORWARD one hour this weekend!

CYCLONE IDAI There will be an emergency bucket collection through Christian Aid TODAY to support those in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique who have been affected.  Dilys Noble

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 Sat 15 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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES WORKER We’re pleased to announce that Hannah Jones has been appointed and will start work on 14 April.  We look forward to working with her.  Sue, Sarah & Shan

ST MARK’S CRC ADMIN CRC is seeking to appoint a new Administrator, 12 hours a month @ £11ph. For full details see the Church or St Mark’s CRC websites. Anne Padget

UNWANTED SPECTACLES if you have any unwanted spectacles There will be a box at church until Sunday 28 April to collect these for donation to Vision Aid Overseas. Michael Miller

CTBB WORKER WITH OLDER PEOPLE Please note that Claire Brooks’ email address has changed to ctbb546@gmail.com Sarah R

KIM AND MIKE WILLIS are grateful for all your messages of love and support during Kim’s illness. Please consider sharing a gift of love, a picture or a poem, a message of any kind which can be written, drawn or stuck into a beautiful butterfly book, please leave on the prayer table at the back of church. Sue, Sarah & Shan

ELECTORAL ROLL LAST CHANCE! 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 the end of TODAY. Peter Ryder

 FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wed at 1.30pm in the Lounge. 3 April Mabel’s Mystery. All welcome. Details on 0114 348 2181 Mabel

GOOD FRIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES 19 Apr 9.30-11am Crafts and reflective worship. Would you like to help? email or speak to me. lynn_pocock@yahoo.com Lynn Pocock

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? A study day organised by Faith & Justice and Study & Learning on 20 July.  Keep the date. Joe, John & Sue

LENT LUNCH on 7 April – A largely plant based lunch. Hosted by Briony. Donations welcomed. Briony

CURATE coming to St Mark’s.  Over the Easter period we will be welcoming Caitlin Thomson, a curate who has already served two years in Rotherham.  Caitlin will have a particular focus on Night Service.  We are excited by the opportunities this presents. Sue, Sarah & Shan.

ST MARK’S FINANCES Thank you to all who have returned pledge forms. We are still receiving some promises, please pick up a leaflet for more information. The CofE suggests that we give 5% of our annual income to the church. Please help us to be the kind of church we value. Thank you! Clergy & Finance Team

DONATIONS BY TEXT to St Marks have raised about £100 since it was launched. Unfortunately the supplier has closed.  We now have a new provider, and a new number. The service is a little more flexible as it supports donations up to £20. To make a donation, text ‘STMARKS 5’ to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate msg. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Thanks!

CONGREGATIONAL LIST an updated list is now available.  Contact the office if you would like a copy, or if you would like to be included. Sarah R

CYCLE CROSS 9 June A cycle prayer ride organised by the Diocese of Sheffield, from Goole at 8.30 am to Sheffield Cathedral (50-55 miles) or from Sprotborough (25 miles).  Open to all, free registration and more information via www.sheffdio.org/cycle2019  Sue H

ENCOUNTER CHRISTIANITY is an 8 week small group for new Christians. Facilitated by Robyn Vesey and based on two books: Never a Stranger by Brother Emile of Taizé, and With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen, biblical stories and spiritual reflections engage how encountering faith impacts our lives. Saturdays 9.30-11.30am at the Vicarage on May 11, 18, June 1, 8, 22, 29 and July 6, 13. Contact Sarah R in the office to express interest. Robyn

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

SHEFFIELD HALF MARATHON Sunday 14 April please note that Ecclesall Road and the Ring Road will be closed between 8am and 1.30pm – plan your journeys carefully!  Sarah R

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