Weekly notices – 8 March 2020

LENT SERMON SERIES continues this week and will run in parallel with the Lent Course theme of generosity. Ministry Team

LENTEN PAPER CHAIN resource now available at the back of the church, or on the website to download and print. We began this idea on Christmas Day and will continue through Lent and Easter, ‘linking’ together these precious moments in the Christian calendar! Hannah

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CONFIRMATION SERVICE on Thurs 21 May at St Mary’s Walkley at 7.30pm. Please come along to support the candidates.  The ministry team

MARCH MESSENGER is out. If you are a subscriber please check your pigeonhole. Sarah R

FRIENDSHIP CLUB 11 March Forum: The end of life: your questions to panel. More info 268 1426. Rosalind.

TREE PLANTING TO PREVENT FLOODING If you’d like to join with members from other churches and the Eastern Moors Partnership to help plant trees on Sun 15 March (good boots and waterproofs required) please contact deborah_page@btinternet.com for more information. Margaret Ainger

PLEASE SPONSOR ME as I’m running the Sheffield Half Marathon on 29 March in aid of Broomhall Girls Youth Group.  Sponsor form on Home Donations board in corridor, or search Justgiving.com for ‘Broomhall Girls’. Thanks. Hannah Jones

SUNDAY LUNCH NEXT WEEK   15 March – Soup, bread and fruit. Launching Christian Aid Week in May with info, films and a quiz. Offers for soup or help please.  Briony

CHRISTIAN AID INSPIRING STORIES Hear stories and share a cup of coffee with other supporters. Sat 14 March 10am-1pm at Central URC.  Free event – but sign up by searching Eventbrite for ‘Inspiring Stories Sheffield’  Dilys Nobel

OUR ELECTORAL ROLL is being updated for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting on April 26.  If you are new to St Mark’s and wish to join the roll please complete a form and return to me or the box at back of church by Sun 31 March. This allows you to stand for office and vote at the meeting. It is also helpful for church statistics. More info from any member of PCC. Thank you. Peter Ryder (Electoral Roll officer).

COME ALL YOU PEOPLE‘: following the success of the Big Weekend Away in 2018, on Sat 16 May 2020 we will be having a St Marks Big ‘At Home’ Day to share time together and to launch the 2021 Big Weekend. All welcome. Tanya

SONG OF THE PROPHETS: A Requiem for the Climate. Christian Aid and the Chineke! orchestra present a FREE EVENT at St Paul’s Cathedral on 20 May- inc a debut performance of a new orchestral work and an address by Dr Rowan Williams. See music noticeboard for poster or visit https://www.christianaid.org.uk/song-prophets-sign Sarah C

WEDDING DAY! All are invited to the wedding of Anne and Anna at 3pm on 25 July, including the party afterwards! If you haven’t signed up already, please pick up a card from us so you can go to the link, or speak to Anna who can put you straight on the list on her tablet. Looking forward to having you there! Anne & Anna

BROTHER PAOLO, TAIZE Sat 14 March, a day of prayer, workshops, food and building community at Wesley Hall in Crookes. For 18-35 year olds, but everyone welcome to the evening prayer at 7:30pm. (more info on the Taizé in Sheffield Facebook group). Brother Paolo will also be at St Mark’s for Night Service of Taizé prayer on Sun 15 March, 7pm. Mark Ansell

BIRTHDAY CARDS Children and young people who have registered with Creche, Godly Play or Lions are warmly invited to check the pigeon holes in the month of their birthday! Hannah Jones

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK – Sat 21 March 11.00am – 1.00pm Meet at Broomhill Library. Bring friends & family, gloves. Other equipment provided. Info: 273 4276 Kath Harbord

NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN at Broomhill Library – CAN YOU HELP? Can you spare a few hours in the next few weeks for some digging and planting up our new Pocket Park Rock Garden? First session Thurs 12 March 1-3pm after our AGM. Please contact 273 4276 or e-mail kathy.harbord@broomhill-library.org.uk Kathy Harbord

MESSENGER CORRECTION: Palm Sunday Crosses – The cover photo attributed to me was simply my photo of a photo in the Elche Palm Museum. The article was edited so that the critical information was omitted that, “To create the dried white palms the palm fronds have to be covered in a “vellet”, to stop their greening by photosynthesis, some months before harvesting. Michael Miller

CLEAN AIR DAY CONFERENCE Lead by Prof. Peter Styring, Director of the UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilization. Thurs 19 March 11 am to 4 pm in the International Suite, Bramall Lane Stadium. Free – book via Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.comeclean-air-zone-for-sheffield-tickets-97130593219 Robin Storey

FIRST FEMALE BISHOP OF DONCASTER The Revd Canon Sophie Jelley is being consecrated in York Minster on Weds 25 March. Her Installation as Bishop of Doncaster is in Sheffield Cathedral on Sat 28 March at 2pm. Please hold her in your prayers. The clergy team.

WEEKEND AWAY All welcome to join a group of us at the Castleton Rotary Centre March 20-22 for a weekend of walking, fun and friendship. No age limit, just a willingness to sleep in a bunk bed! Email cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk for more info. Ceri

LEGO REQUEST! Do you have a box of Lego bricks that are unloved and used?! Some of the older children would love to have Lego available at church. If you are able to donate any it would be hugely appreciated! Many thanks from the children. Hannah Jones

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