Weekly Sheet 25th May 2014

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Please make sure you’re free on Saturday 27 September for our day together with Canon Richard Giles, creative liturgist and worship leader, and for the weekend of 18-20 September 2015 when the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, is booked for our parish weekend together.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Maher on his appointment as Honorary Minor Canon at Sheffield Cathedral, where he served his curacy.   

CHRISTIAN AID UPDATE Thank you to everyone (especially Gary) who contributed to Busk Aid in the city centre on 10 May – the event raised £475.

Sheffield Night Hike takes place on Saturday 28 June and is a 17 mile dusk-till-dawn trek from Lodge Moor to Hathersage and back. Register online at www.SheffieldNightHike.org.uk or phone 0113 244 4764.

THURSDAY DISCUSSION GROUP Join us on Thursdays from 11.15-12.15 to discuss Poetry (1st Thursday of the month), Bible Study (3rd Thursday of the month) and ‘Sharing our Journey’ (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month). All are welcome and no preparation is necessary. ‘Sharing our Journey’ is a way of sharing, listening and reflecting on our Life journey together, so just bring yourself. Coffee /tea and biscuits provided.

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT Philip Booth will be showing pictures of his recent trip round the world – including Angkor Wat and a hundredth birthday party – in the lounge at 7.30 pm THIS WEDNESDAY. All welcome.

WOOL NEEDED for knitters in Broomhall. Please bring supplies to Sue!

KNIT AND NATTER GROUP This had a very successful first session and will be meeting up again THIS SATURDAY at Doreen Godden’s house between 10.30 am and 12 noon. Please bring your own projects – knitting or other crafts, e.g. embroidery – or some pink wool and needles for more squares for the Wool against Weapons.  Tea and coffee provided.  Future dates (venue: church): 12 July; 16 August; 13 September. For more info, ask Jennie (230 3718) or Alison (221 4578).  All welcome.

INDEPENDENT AGE, the national support community for older people in the UK and Ireland, needs new volunteer befrienders in Sheffield. This role entails making regular visits to one of the older people we support in the area, for a cup of tea and a chat and is hugely important for the people we support. Volunteers receive a full induction and ongoing training. In addition, all expenses incurred are reimbursed. We are appealing to those who would like to find out more to contact Jacoba Oldham, on 01977 551405 or Jacoba.oldham@independentage.org

CHARITY VINTAGE SPORTS DAY NEXT SUNDAY raising Funds for Phaseworldwide. Teams of 6 adults to take part in the fun event. No experience needed just lots of energy and imagination. Helpers also required for tea and cakes! Contact Dilys Noble 07817651178; dilysnoble@hotmail.co.uk;


THROUGH THE FIRE THIS WEDNESDAY 5pm Rockingham St. (See poster) Film portraying another side of Somalia and Somaliland: three Somali women’s humanitarian initiatives. With Edna Adan Ismail, former Somali First Lady.  Tickets are £10.  Please support this. Sue H.


13 July – BBQ & games on the Green.

ASCENSION DAY A special service THIS THURSDAY at 7.30 pm, followed by a ‘Christian Aid’ buffet supper hosted by the International Committee.  Tickets: £5 waged; £3 concessions. A short film about the lives of an Argentinian community struggling to maintain their unique identity and culture, will be shown.

GARDEN PARTY 14 JUNE  Contributions for the Treasures, books and Toys stalls are welcome. Bring them on a Sunday, or contact Jane or Briony if you need transport. Helpers are still needed for Children’s games, plants and elsewhere; do please sign up or get in touch.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Broomhill Festival will soon be here and there are lots of events, mostly at St Mark’s, needing helpers to sell tickets, staff the box office and serve refreshments. Please sign up at the back of church – we need a small army!

ST MARK’S CRC CONFERENCEProgressive Church: Reconceiving Christian Community with Canon Professor Martyn Percy on Saturday 7 June, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm.  Tickets: £12 (CRC/PCN); £14 (non-members); £5 (students/unwaged).

MACMILLAN CANCER CARE Robert Beard is undertaking the 25-miles Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 14 June in memory of his sister Miranda. Please sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/RobertBeard or collar him to sign his form. Thank you.

WATCH flyers detailing what you can do to help the journey of women in ministry are available.  Please take some and distribute to other churches.

20th ANNIVERSARY of women’s ordination to the priesthood will be celebrated here on Sunday 15 June at 10.00 am when Sue will preside and Rev’d Sarah Hills, Bishop’s Adviser in Pastoral Care and Reconciliation, will preach. The Diocese will also be celebrating on Saturday 14 June at 11.00 am at the cathedral when the preacher will be the Venerable Jane Sinclair.  All welcome.

SOCIAL OUTINGS Details of four possible events are on a board in the narthex; please add your name if you are interested – no commitment at this stage.  A couple feature St Mark’s members!

LENT/HOLY WEEK/EASTER Please complete a pink feedback form if you haven’t done so and place in the marked box in the Narthex.  Thank you.

STREETS AHEAD Work on improving roads, pavements, lighting and drainage will commence in the parish in June.  For more information, attend the Roadshow on 3 June in the Broomhall Centre on Broomspring Lane, 3.30 – 6.30 pm.

PENTECOST As usual, we shall be worshipping with our partner churches in CTBB.  This year the service will take place in St Andrew’s URC, Upper Hanover Street, on Sunday 8 June at 10.30 am (nb later time)

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