Weekly Notices – Sunday 23 February 2020

CONFIRMATION GROUPS Open session for all enquirers on Sunday 1 March at 2pm in the Upper Room. The Confirmation Service is on: Thurs 21 May at St Mary’s Walkley at 7.30pm Please come along to support the candidates.  The ministry team

 B-TOTS AT ST MARK’S 1-2.30pm, Term time Thursdays, informal toddler group meets in the Upper Room. Just come along or get more details from childrensworker@stmarkssheffield.co.uk Hannah J

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

 BREXIT 50P In the spirit of the text on the new 50p pieces, ‘Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations’, We invite you to donate your unwanted 50p coins towards City of Sanctuary Sheffield. Glass jar at the back of the church. Janet Morley

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

LENTEN REFLECTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE Sessions TODAY at 4.30pm – Climate Theology: Ash upstairs (for adults) and Pancake Party downstairs (for children). AND 29 Feb Intergenerational tea time worship Hannah J

PANCAKE PARTY Tues 25 Feb at 7pm in the Vicarage. Bring your favourite toppings.  Sue H

WHITE DONATION ENVELOPES for those who use them will are available via pigeonholes. Judith Pitchforth

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Kay Aitch, Local artist talks about her work with wood and gives us something to make. More info 230 3242. Mary-Jane Ryder

ASH WEDNESDAY 26 Feb 8.30am. Communion with the Imposition of ashes at St Mark’s is at 8.30 in the morning. In the evening we are invited to one of our Mission Partnership churches, St Mary’s Walkley or St John’s Ranmoor at 7.30pm and clergy from here will be at both. Numbers for 8.30am will help so please let Sarah R in the office know by Tuesday 25 at midday.  Thank you! The clergy team

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

CRC CELEBRATION to launch the website www.crconline.org.uk an online library of theological resources grant funded by the Jim Cotter Trust. Sat 29 Feb 10am-12.30pm. Free event but please RSVP to admin@stmarkscrc.co.uk Tallyn

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

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

OUR ELECTORAL ROLL is being updated for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting on April 26.  If you are new to St Mark’s please fill out a form which is available from the duty warden. 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).

LENT 2020 our joint Lent groups with the Manor Parish will be looking at generosity through the lives of different biblical characters. Watch out for fliers. Small groups meet in people’s homes for 5 weeks during Lent. Sign-up sheets available TODAY, groups start w/b Sun 1 March. For more info, contact the church office. Newcomers welcomed!

NAVIGATING ECOLOGICAL TRAGEDY Beyond hope and despair – a collaborative inquiry with Buddhists & Christians – Panel & Open discussion 6 March at Doncaster College, and weekend event 7-8 March at Gomde UK, Hatfield Woodhouse.  More details visit www.gomde.uk or see Environment Board in corridor.  Margaret Ainger

 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

FIRST FEMALE BISHOP OF DONCASTER The Revd Canon Sophie Jelley is being consecrated in York Minster on Weds 25 March. If you are planning on going and would like to travel together please let the office know asap as we may organise some transport across the Mission Partnership. 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.

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