Weekly Update – 17th July 2016

NOTICES

 

SHAN’S SABBATICAL In order to re-evaluate my working pattern and make time to undertake some further education, from mid July I will being taking a 3 month sabbatical. I will still worship at St Mark’s but will be more evident in the pews than up front. My thanks go especially to Sue and  Sarah for enabling me to take this time. Shan

FOOD BANK ITEMS Thank you everyone for your generous and continued support for the S6 Food Bank. They are ALWAYS in need of UHT milk, sugar and fruit juice; they CANNOT accept fresh, chilled or frozen foods. Thank you, Jennifer Hurrell

MARK’S MESSENGER The edition for July/August is now out.  Please check your pigeonholes if you have an annual subscription.  If not they are available to purchase on the card stall for only 60p.  If you would like to contribute an article to the Messenger, please get in touch with Carol Rowe at carol@oaktreelane.fsworld.co.uk who is the editor for the September edition.  Anne Padget

BROOMHALL GALA will take place on Saturday 13th August.  There will be activities and tea / coffees / cakes at the Broomhall Centre between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.  If you would like help in any way, please contact Elizabeth Draper at elizdraper504@btinternet.com Most of all though, please come along and support it and bring your friends.  Sue

HELPING ASYLUM SEEKERS It is good to have asylum seekers within our congregation. We are looking for more volunteers who can help with signposting people to appropriate sources of help and in other ways. Training and support are available.  Please contact David Price  davidprice2@googlemail.com

LIZ ANSON SABBATICAL Liz is taking a short break from her duties as Night Service Chaplain but don’t be surprised if you see her in the congregation from time to time! Sue

SUMMER FAIR THIS SATURDAY at The Laurels and the Limes Care Home, Manchester Road, from 1.30 pm. Will include cake and book stalls. All welcome. Briony Tayler

PRAY FOR THE  CLIMATE The monthly prayer for the climate is moving from the 1st day of the month to the 1st Thursday of the month. It will be incorporated into the 12 o’clock Holy Communion on Thursday. Therefore the August Pray for the Climate will not be on 1 August but on Thursday, 4 August at 12 o’clock Communion in the Lady Chapel. Michael Bayley

WAITROSE GREEN TOKEN COLLECTION this month includes St. Andrew’s Child Contact Centre.  Something to think about whilst enjoying your shopping! Elizabeth Draper

ABSEILING FOR NEPAL Many thanks to all who sponsored Jane Padget, Robert Beard, Dilys Noble and Polly Noble, who took part in an abseil off Chee Dale bridge last Sunday on behalf of PHASE, the charity Dilys supports in Nepal.  So far many hundreds of pounds have been raised. You can still sponsor by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JanePadget Many thanks. Jane Padget and Dilys Noble

WALKforWARDS Many thanks from Pauline and Michael Miller for all the support from friends for our walk in aid of Sheffield Hospital Charity.  We’d appreciate payment from those who have promised money, and remember – it’s not too late if you’d like to sponsor us at www,justgiving.com/fundraising/Millers

WalkforWards Michael and Pauline Miller

BEATLES MANIA It is Anne Padget’s inaugural professional concert as Musical Director of Semi Chorus THIS AFTERNOON at 1.30pm at the Millenium Galleries, where they will perform a whole range of Beatles hits.  Tickets available on the door. Come along and have some sixties fun.  Anne P

CONGRATULATIONS Alistair Sutcliffe and Elisabeth Rutherford are getting married in St Bene’t’s Church, Cambridge at noon on Saturday 6th August. They would be grateful for your prayers and would be delighted to welcome any members of the congregation (who find themselves in Cambridge!) to join them for the service and celebratory drinks. Alistair Sutcliffe

RAINBOW WEEKEND St. Mark’s is having a Rainbow Weekend: Sheffield Pride; 30th July in Endcliffe Park, 12noon – 7.00pm.  We will have a stall in the park and take part in the Pride March.  On Sunday 31st July 10am service we are delighted to welcome Jayne Ozanne to preach. The service will be followed by a Bring and Share BBQ and games on the green. All welcome. Please sign up if you can offer bread, salad, cake. Bring your own food to BBQ. Night Service at 8pm will also be LGBT+ themed.

Sibylle Batten & Anne Padget

NADIA BOLZ-WEBER, Lutheran pastor from Colorado, will be speaking here at St Mark’s on her whistle-stop tour of the UK.  Thursday 1 September, 7:00pm for 7.30pm. You can add your name to the waiting list via a link on the St Mark’s website (best way). If you are having difficulties please ring the Church Office. Register now for the best chance of getting a waiting list place. She has opened up new venues so we anticipate some tickets may be returned…

 

NEW GROUPS:

Bible Reading Group Janet Morley is putting together a Bible Reading Group that will focus on the poignant and humane stories of the Old Testament and their remarkable characters, exploring how it underlies the writings of the New Testament.  Please see the flyers at the back of church.  Janet Morley

Logos – a new group for members of St Mark’s who would like to expand their knowledge of the Bible in a small discussion group.  The group will meet monthly on the third Friday at 7.30pm in the Vicarage and will begin by exploring John’s Gospel with the help of Ian Wallis.  If you’d like to know more or are interested in joining, please contact Mark Newitt (mark.newitt@gmail.com).

Thursday Social  Fancy a chat and a chance to get to know people a little bit better?  Kim and Mike will be in The Stags Head Pub, Psalter Lane, 7:30pm till 9pm on a Thursday each month – next date: 28th July. Mob 07967 82956.  Kim Willis

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the lounge at 1.30pm. 20 July: End of term DIY concert. Visitors welcome: bring your songs and recitations! Modest charge. Details: Rosalind Rogerson on 268 1426

PIGEONHOLES Please note that at the back of church, underneath the library shelves, there are pigeonholes, labelled alphabetically.  These are for communications with members of the congregation.  Please check your pigeonhole regularly to see if there is anything there for you. Anne

JOHN AND ANNE WOOD would like to thank all friends at St Mark’s for their support and care over the past four months. John is now at home and making an excellent recovery  from his recent operation. We are always happy to see friends from St Mark’s, just ring first to make sure we are here! Anne Wood

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