Weekly Update ~ 10th April 2016



JESUS:HEALER & EXORCIST Ian Wallis will be the speaker at the next CRC conference THIS SATURDAY when he will address questions about Jesus’ reputation as a healer and exorcist, and the implications of this for the sick, oppressed and marginalised.  Booking forms on the CRC stall. Anne Padget

SARAH COLVER will be licensed as the new Associate Vicar of St. Mark’s on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments. We really look forward to what she will bring to this community. Please come and support her and her family on this important occasion. Sue

LENT FOLLOW-UP SESSION will take place THIS THURSDAY at 7.30pm in the upper room, when there will be an opportunity to share our thoughts and experiences of this year’s course. Sue

TALK TO THE FUTURE If you missed Frances Gray’s play when performed in St Mark’s, there is a chance to see it THIS WEDNESDAY at 7.15 in the Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street. Donations to Amnesty International’s work with refugees. Robin Story

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm. in the lounge. 13 April: “Ukulele Lady” Janet Pilkington. Visitors welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind 268 1426

NEPALESE EVENING Please come and enjoy an evening of Nepalese food

at St Mark’s Broomhill from 7pm on Friday April 22nd.  Tickets £5 available from Dilys Noble  07817651176 or on the door but tentative numbers appreciated in advance. All proceeds go to Phase Nepal and earthquake relief. Dilys Noble

FAMILY FOR A STUDENT? Jenny Tsim is a PhD student from Hong Kong and is keen to have a link to a St Mark’s family. Please contact Jennie Martin (jenniemartin49@gmail.com

APCM The Annual Parochial Church Meetings will take place NEXT SUNDAY at 11.15am after a shorter 10.00am Eucharist.  These will be followed by a Bring & Share Lunch. All welcome. See sign-up sheet at the back.   Sue / Briony

PCC 2016-2017 At our APCM we will be electing PCC members for the next year. The PCC makes decisions on a broad range of issues affecting church life and helps to shape the vision and strategy of what we do at St Mark’s, so we’re keen to invite people of all ages and stages of life to stand for election. The post is for one year.  Nomination Forms are at the back and need to be in by 12.30pm THIS FRIDAY.  Please put them in the box provided.  Current PCC members are happy to chat to you informally if you’d like to know more about what is involved. Sarah Moore

ST MARKS ANNUAL REPORT 2016 This is now available at the back of church and contains reports of the groups and activities that make up life at St. Mark’s.  Please pick up a copy.  Suggested donation, 50p.  Anne

STUDENT AND YOUNG ADULT GROUP A student and young adult group is starting up in term time every other Wednesday at 7:30pm.  There will be pizza and some themed discussion. The first dates are 27th April and 11th and 25th of May. For more info contact Oli Giles at oliver.giles@hotmail.co.uk or Sophie Bunn at sjbunn1@sheffield.ac.uk. All welcome.

CHRISTIANS IN SCIENCE NORTHERN CONFERENCE“Spreading the Good News of Science & Faith” 10am-4pm THIS SATURDAY, The Diamond, Sheffield. Please book by TODAY. See www.cis.org.uk for full details & registration. Rhoda Hawkins

CHRISTIAN AID invites you to their POVERTY and PASTRIES event at Central URC THIS SATURDAY, 10.00am-12 noon, with coffee and croissants etc. Contact Alison Trezise: jandatrezise@virginmedia.com

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK and  MAY DAY TREK Please see the fliers in your service sheet Helen Hillman, Sam Faulds & Alison Tolson

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BROOMHILL & BROOMHALL AGM has been rescheduled for Thursday 28th April at 5.45pm.  The AGM will be approximately 45 minutes long and this will be followed by a joint churches choir practice for the CTBB Pentecost service.  All Welcome!  Please show your support for our joint activities by coming along – or just come and learn some African chants!  Sue

GO A MILE IN THEIR SHOES – UPDATE As recorded on JustGiving, and with other offline donations, we have now raised well above £2,000.  This is absolutely fantastic!  So far, we have walked 3000km of the planned 4206km and I can’t thank enough all of you who have made donations via our GoAMile initiative – you are all amazing. I know that our charities will be able to put this money to very good use to support people caught in the migrant crisis.  Please visit the website goamileintheirshoes.org and/ or donate at www.justgiving.com/teams/go-a-mile. Thank you so much.  Lizzie Ilsley.

FORTHCOMING CHORAL CONCERT The Sheffield Chorale, Sat 16 April 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses.  Exciting contemporary music by Will Todd (Footprints), Bob Chilcott (A little Jazz Mass), Ugis Pralines (Missa Rigensis) and others.  Tickets from David Ryder – see poster in foyer for details. David Ryder.

GIFT AID Thanks to all who have returned their signed yellow Gift Aid forms. If you have not yet returned this, please do so ASAP!  If you need a replacement yellow form please let me know. Thanks. Judith Pitchforth


UNDERSTANDING ISLAM: THE FIRST STEPS THIS SATURDAY 10.00am – 3.30pm, Christ Church, Pitsmoor.  Donations welcome on the day.  Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.  Derek Newman


STORAGE SPACE NEEDED Do you have any spare space in a garage or unused room, possibly for a few months, for a some packing boxes. Also looking to store a tall, narrow bookshelf, a small dressing table and a bed frame (will store flat, no mattress) while I am between homes. If you think you may be able to offer space for any of these, I’d be very grateful. Any spare packing boxes would also be much appreciated.  Contact Donna Yeates at donnaclaireyeates@ gmail.com or via Anne in the office.


STUDENT NURSE SPONSORSHIP We’re looking for more people to sponsor students at the nursing school attached to the hospital I am working at in Uganda. This is an opportunity to change the life of a student and their family and to build the capacity of the hospital by training local staff to improve staff retention rates. The fees are approx. £600 a year. Please email me at cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk. if you’re interested or would like more information: Looking forward to seeing lots of you on April 17th. Ceri Gallivan


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