Weekly update – 12 Nov 2017


MARK’S MESSENGER – The November edition is published. Buy a copy from the bookstall or if you have a subscription, please collect from the pigeonholes. Offers of articles, letters or other contributions for the Dec Messenger welcome soon – deadline 15th Nov. davidprice2@googlemail.com

EXPLORING FAITH for all who would like to consider their faith in more depth. Continues Mon Nov 13 at 7.30pm meeting in the Lounge. Sue and Sarah

ROYRAK CREATIVE is a social enterprise in Bangkok – a group of women who make ethical, affordable and beautiful jewellery. Drop into church for tea, cake and a chance to view samples/ place orders from 7.30pm on Weds Nov 15th. Jen and Ceri

HAIL, BRIGHT CECILIA An evening of song in praise of St Cecilia by The Sheffield Chorale here at St Mark’s on Sat 18 Nov at 7.30 pm. Further details on poster in church entrance. Tickets £10/£8 concessions/£6 students/U16s free from David Ryder or on the door.

RACHEL MANN is leading an Advent session ‘Celebrating Our Gifts: The joy of being Christian & LGBTQIA’ for St Mark’s, CRC, Manor Parish and the new “Open Sheffield” network. At St. Aidan’s Church, on Sat 2 Dec. Book on Eventbrite, search Rachel Mann. Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 pm. in the lounge. 15 Nov: “What’s in the Games Box?” All welcome. Details: Rosalind on 268 1426

INTERFAITH WEEK 12-19 NOV A walk is hopefully being organised for Sat Nov 18, details to be confirmed. Keep an eye on the website: sheffieldinterfaith.org.uk

STUDENT CROSS has been walking to Walsingham from different locations every Easter since 1948, and is looking for new walkers. Come to lunch in Church on Sunday 19th Nov at 12.30. To find out more- please let Hannah Speed know if you’re interested. 07866775805 hannahdawson@hotmail.co.uk

A COFFEE & CAKE MORNING at St Mark’s on 25 November at 10am will raise funds for a colleague whose family were severely injured in the Manchester Terror attack and will need their home adapting for when they leave hospital. Help will be appreciated with baking, setting up or just being there! Thank you. Emily Thatcher emily_woofy@hotmail.co.uk

ST MARK’S GREAT GET TOGETHER 2018 will be on Saturday 16 June as part of the Broomhill Festival (16-24 June) . It would be wise to gather a steering group together of people who can start planning and identify who will lead different aspects of the day. The clergy team can’t take the lead on this as Sue/Sarah will be away for much of the week before. Might you be part of such a group? If so, contact Sarah C…

SUNDAY LUNCHES Lunch TODAY soup, bread and pudding at 12.15. Thanks to those who have provided food. Also 3 Dec. All are welcome; modest charge, FREE for first -timers! Briony.

PILGRIM GROUP now meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday so will meet again on Thurs 14 Dec. We listen and learn from one another using the CofE Pilgrim booklets as a guide for conversation. Interested in joining? See Sue/Sarah

NIGHT SERVICE BRING & SHARE MEAL We are planning to have Bring & Share meal before Night Service every first Sunday starting on 3 December at 6pm. All welcome, please bring food to share. Dave Baillie

FIRST AID TRAINING We still have spaces on the next First Aid training session on Saturday 9th December in the Upper Room. If you currently volunteer in a role which may require First Aid skills and would like to take part, please contact Sarah Jenkins s_blamirebrown@hotmail.com, 2481992

BIG WEEKEND AWAY 2018 21-23 September 2018 is the weekend that the St Mark’s congregations will be ‘Embodying Hope’ at The Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire. More details to follow but please put the date in your diary now! Tanya

TODAY’S ORGAN VOLUNTARY is Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Elgar, arr. Harris.

POSADA @St Mark’s. What is Posada all about? During Advent, nativity sets of Mary and Joseph travel on a rota basis visiting different homes or places. The people receiving the figures often thank those who bring them by offering hospitality if they can whether a drink or a meal, so its a good way to get to know people better. If you’d like to act as hosts please sign up on the sheet at the back of church – and if you can help with organising the project (esp the logistics) please let me know! Sarah C

CAROL SINGERS REQUIRED. Yes, it’s that time of the year already! CHRISTIAN AID will be singing carols in the centre of town in Fargate on Saturday December 2nd. St.Mark’s has been allotted the hour between 2.30 and 3.30p.m. Please come and bear witness to the Christmas story. No need to be an expert singer! But if you play an instrument you’ll be doubly welcome. See the sign up sheet on the noticeboard in the Narthex for more details. Helen Hillman.

LEAF SWEEPING WORKING PARTIES Sat 18 NOV from 10am, Sun 19 from 2pm. Please bring gloves, rakes etc. Any queries, see Briony.

LEAF MOULD – there is a huge surplus under the trees on the east side of the Green, free to anyone who cares to help themselves. Briony.

ALL PARENTS/CARERS If your child attends one of our groups please complete a 2017 registration form TODAY if you haven’t already done so. Thank you. Sarah

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