Weekly Notices – 7 April 2019

KIM WILLIS died peacefully at St Luke’s Hospice on Saturday 30 March.  Mike is grateful for all your messages of love and support throughout Kim’s short illness.  Her funeral will be held here at St Mark’s on Maundy Thursday, 18 April, at 12.30pm.  If you would like to bake a cake to share after the service, please let Sarah in the office know. Sue, Sarah & Shan

FRIENDSHIP CLUB on Easter break – returning 24 April. Rosalind

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

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 sheffield.anglican.org/cycle-cross19  Sue H

Bishop Pete visits Hallam Deanery at St Luke’s Lodge Moor,  4 May, 10 til 2.30.  An open meeting, he will focus on the new Diocesan Strategy and financial challenges alongside prayer for the Diocese. Bring a packed lunch. Expressions of interest to Sarah R in the office. Thank you. Sue

SUNDAY LUNCH TODAY; all welcome to stay. NEXT LUNCH 28 April, after the annual meeting – bring-and-share. Sign up to contribute from next week. Briony

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL14-23 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

CURATE coming to St Mark’s.  Over the Easter period we will be welcoming Caitlin Thomson, a curate who has already served two years of her curacy 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

VIGIL EUCHARIST Mission Partnership monthly service at St Mary’s Walkley at 5.30pm on 13 April. 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

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

ROAD CLOSURES for the Sheffield Half Marathon on 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

FAREWELL to Lucy Bolster.  Lucy and her family are leaving The Vine, if you’d like to say goodbye please see details of the farewell party (28 April 3-5.30pm) on the poster in the foyer.  Sarah R.

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