Weekly Update ~ 12th July 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT!! We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rev’d Sue Hammersley as the next incumbent of St Mark’s. Sue has been the Associate Vicar here for nearly five years and will be installed as incumbent on 2 September. We are really excited about Sue’s vision for our church and the skills and expertise she will bring to the role.

ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP IN AID OF PARISH WEEKEND After the success of the last one, there is another Enneagram workshop planned on 18 July or 17 October. Come along and have fun and learn! Minimum £8 each – donations above very welcome to support the Parish Weekend.  For info have a chat with Jane or Anne Padget.

PARISH WEEKEND – FILLING UP FAST!!!! We think there may be 10 places left.  If you’re planning to come but haven’t booked yet (like Sue!) PLEASE call Anne in the office asap.  We can probably book extra rooms but we need to close the bookings soon and turn our attention to other details, like signing up for workshops!   It promises to be a wonderful weekend at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on 18-20 September 2015!  Please see the flyers and booking forms at the back of church.

SACKED! “A black comedy about surviving the economic crisis – maybe!” This performance by the Hit-and-Run Theatre Company is taking place at the Broomhall Centre NEXT SUNDAY 19th JULY at 7.30PM.  Tickets are £6 and £3. Proceeds to the Broomhall Centre.  The writer and director talked to the Welcome Place and we recommend this to you.

ROWAN WILLIAMSThe CDs of Rowan Williams’ lectures “Faith with Understanding” from the 2014 Autumn Conference will be on sale at the back of church at the special, unbeatable price of £6 for three CDs. Take it on holiday with you!

ROTA FOR SERVERS We are looking for more people to be servers.  This involves carrying the cross or one of the acolyte candles, and helping the minsters with worship during the 10.00am Sunday morning Eucharist.   If you would like to know more about being in the sanctuary during worship and what it would mean to serve the church in this way, please speak to Anne in the office.

WEST SIDE STORY Luke Speddings is performing in Easy Street Youth Theatre’s production of “West Side Story”.  THIS WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY at 7.30pm at  The Montgomery Theatre.  Booking forms are in the foyer, or contact Catherine Speddings on 07535 901109 / 268 1552.

SUNDAY LUNCH NEXT SUNDAY! hosted by the international committee to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda where Ceri is going to volunteer for a year from August. All welcome. See cerigallivan.wordpress.com for more info about the hospital.

NEW CONGREGATIONAL LIST! This is now available.  If you are on it and would like a copy for 50p please let Anne in the office know

WELCOME TO OUR PREACHER TODAY, ROBERT SPOONER

We welcome Robert Spooner and his guests today who will help us to understand what it is like to be seeking asylum in Sheffield at this time.  Dickson Anyanwu is one of these people and we are praying for Dickson as his claim is currently being assessed.

MIDWEEK SERVICES IN AUGUST There will be NO mid-week Communion services during August.  There will be Morning Prayer at 8.00am on a Wednesday morning instead.

LOOKING FOR ELECTRICAL GOODS We trying to find a fridge freezer, washing machine and TV for someone setting up a new home. Any offers to Anne in the office.  Thank you.

WEDDING INVITATIONS! Although now exiled in London, Matt Pitchforth and Sophie Turner will be married here THIS SATURDAY at 1.00pm and they extend a warm welcome to all who are able to join them.

GENERAL SYNOD A new 5 year term of office starts later this year.  Our Diocese has 3 Lay Representatives.  In the vote for Women Bishops, 2 of our 3 reps voted against this legislation.  In the next 5 years the issue of human sexuality is likely to be discussed.  The General Synod is the Church of England’s parliament and it is vital that the moderate, majority view is well represented (the extreme edges are much better at getting motivated not only to stand but also to vote for their candidates).  Can you think of someone who would be good for this role?  If so, speak to Anne Padget, 07736 527777.

CROSSROADS Northern Bishops’ Mission 10-13 Sep 2015.  Sheffield Diocese will be hosting a delegation of Bishops from the North of England.  Hallam Deanery is organising a range of activities and here at St Mark’s we shall be organising an event on Friday Sep 11 at 7.30pm with Rt. Revd Libby Lane, the first female bishop in England.  More information to follow.

FREE TRAVEL VOUCHER A member of the Lunch Club, who won an Adeona travel voucher in the Broomhill Festival Draw, would like to offer it to someone who could make use of it.

Please contact Rosalind Rogerson on

268 1426.                     

OBSERVATION AND IMAGINATION Kay Aitch’s solo exhibition finishes THIS WEDNESDAY at the 35 Chapel Walk Gallery. Come along and enjoy this wonderful exhibition.  Kay will be there on most days. If you would like to check if she is going to be there please e-mail her at kay.aitch@yahoo.co.uk Many thanks.

ALSO Kay is running the second “Drawing for Well Being” workshop at the 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, TOMORROW from 1 – 3pm.  Places can be booked through Eventbrite at http://kayaitch.eventbrite.co.uk. The workshop costs £5 each plus a 95p booking fee. All materials will be provided.  Please see the poster in the foyer about both events.

NEW BOOKS JUNE 2015 “Meeting God in Mark”  Rowan Williams ‘In this short and very readable book, Rowan Williams has succeeded in conveying the essence of Mark’s Gospel.’ ‘It is an original work…written in a clear and vivid style that makes it accessible to everyone.  I could not put it down

 

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