Weekly Update ~ 10th May 2015

ANNUAL REPORT This is now out and available.  You will find a copy at the back of church as well as on the website.

NIGHT SERVICE SPECIAL EVENT – ALL WELCOME   NEXT SUNDAY 6:30pm Bring and Share Meal.  Family and friends welcome followed by Taizé service at 8pm for those who would like to stay. More details of night service events on www.nightservice.org.uk

ASCENSION DAY The Ascension Day service THIS THURSDAY will be at 10.30am NOT in the evening.  All are welcome to attend.

PENTECOST As usual, we shall be worshipping with our ecumenical partners in CTBB.  This year the service will be at Beacon in Broomhill Methodist Church, on 24 May at 10.30 am (nb later time), followed by a Bring & Share lunch. There will be no 10am service here.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the church lounge. 13 May:  “Sounds Interesting”: musical instruments you may not have met before…All welcome.  Modest charge. Details from Rosalind 268 1426

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD GOSPEL CHOIR THIS WEDNESDAY at 6.30pm in Crookes Wesley Hall Church.  Entry is free and all donations go to Christian Aid.  All welcome.

FUN, FITNESS & FOOD Please support a fund raising event at the Crosspool Beacon at Stephen Hill. THIS TUESDAY, 3pm – 4.30pm. Craft stalls, cakes to buy and refreshments to enjoy. All welcome. £4 tickets from Jane Padget.

PARISH WEEKEND – PROVING POPULAR!Thank you to all who have booked already there are still places available if you’re thinking of coming.  It promises to be a wonderful weekend together at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on 18-20 September 2015!  Please see the flyers at the back.

NEPAL There is a PHASE collection this week at the back of church for the people of Nepal following the earthquake.  There are also GiftAid forms.  Please fill one in if you are a taxpayer, meaning an extra 25% on top of your donation can be claimed.  For up to date info on the work in Nepal go tohttp://phaseworldwide.org/update-worst-earthquake-affected-areas-gorkha-sindhulpalchok/

NEW PUBLICATION John Wood has produced a booklet which is on sale for a £1.00 at the back of the Church. This is entitled ‘John Wood looks at the Bible’ and includes the sermon he preached at St Mark’s on his 90th birthday.  He hopes the contents will be of interest to friends at St Mark’ s and hopefully  intends to publish 5 other booklets in the series.

LEARN AND BOOST CHURCH FUNDS Join one of our Enneagram Workshops.  Some people bid at the Auction of Promises for a place.  We now have three planned: 30 May , 18 July or 17 October. Come along and have fun and learn! (minimum £8 each – donations above very welcome to support church outreach and Parish Weekend).  For info have a chat with Jane or Anne Padget.



Many thanks to those who took part in this last Monday.   Sponsor forms are still available at the back of church. Alternatively you can also sponsor online: https://www.justgiving.com/SheffieldMay


CLIMATE CHANGE LOBBY: ACT TODAY!! The Climate Coalition is organising a lobby of the new Parliament on Weds17th June, entitled “Speak Up For the Love of..” Ecumenical service at 12noon, lobbying constituency MPs 1-4pm. If you know you’ll be going you have a chance of joining the coaches organised by Christian Aid and CAFOD if you contact Paul Furbey TODAY on pfurbey@christian-aid.org with your name, contact details, the constituency you live in, and mobile no (for 17th June). Cost of coach seat £18 each. More details from Helen Hillman 0114 2584241.Paul wants numbers by TOMORROW.

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 5 – 21 June 2015  The brochure will be out for this year’s Broomhill Festival from next Sunday.  As ever we will be celebrating community and raising money for charity with a whole range of events from musical concerts, interesting talks, Shakespearean drama and even a Mad Hatter’s Buffet!  Why not check out the website at www.broomhillfestival.org.uk for more details?

GARDEN PARTY 20 June We are now open for business!  Please bring all your “stuff”. Contributions for Treasures, books and Toys stalls are all welcome.

FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP The next Interfaith meal will be Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane THIS WEDNESDAY, 6.00 – 8.00pm!  All welcome.  See the poster in the foyer for more details.

WEDDING INVITATIONS! On 23 May at 2pm Jonathan Williamson and Cath Osgerby warmly invite all at St Mark’s to their wedding service, and for cake and bubbly in the church afterwards!

AND On Saturday 11th July at 2.30pm

Rosamund Brown, daughter of Alan and Judith, will be marrying Jan Ragnar Storheim at St Mark’s. Both live and work in Oslo, Norway but are looking forward to marrying in Rosamund’s childhood church. A warm welcome to all!

MUSICIANS: ST MARK’S NEEDS YOU! Do you sing in the shower? How would you like to sing in St Mark’s Choir instead? We rehearse weekly on Thursdays, 6.30-8pm to prepare for our contributions to Sunday morning worship. Do you play an instrument? How would you like to lead the music at a Sunday morning Service or a Night Service? St Mark’s is looking to hear more and more from our talented congregation, and to get all of our musicians involved! For more information please email the Director of Music (mua08mwm@sheffield.ac.uk).

FROM MAGNA CARTA TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT At the Broomhill Festival on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at 7.30p.m. David Price and Steve Eccleston will give an illustrated talk on the 800-year-old legacy of Magna Carta. This event is organised by the Sheffield Amnesty International Group. Proceeds from a retiring collection will go towards the Broomhill Festival charities and Amnesty International.


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