Weekly Update ~ 19th October

CHURCH WEEKEND AWAY Following the success of our weekend in 2012, we have booked the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, for 18-20 September 2015.  This is definitely one not to miss.  For all ages and outlooks!

IAN & LIZ are so grateful for all the generosity, kindness and care extended to them last Sunday.  It was a joyously overwhelming occasion and more than a little humbling.  Thank you to everyone who contributed in whatever way to creating one of the most moving and memorable days of our lives.  It is, indeed, true that you can have little notion of how you’ve ‘gone down’ until it’s time to say farewell!  We are no less appreciative of the many cards and presents from members of the congregation.  St Mark’s will remain in our hearts.  Go well! I & L. (see Liz and Ian’s letter at the back of church)

OCTOBER is ‘Getting to know one another’ month when we are invited to meet new members, relearn the names of existing ones we’ve forgotten and introduce ourselves to those we’ve never found opportunity to talk to before.  To help with all this, please wear a Name Badge (labels and pens in the pews and at the back) and try our October Challenge to find (i) someone at St Mark’s who was born in the same month as you and (ii) someone whose photo is not in the church album and, with their permission, to take a shot and email it to Shan.

THE RELUCTANT PATIENT is the title of Ian’s latest book.  If you would like to purchase a copy at a special discounted price of £6.50, please add your name to the list at the back of church where you will also find review copies for perusal.

OFFERTORY GIVING CARDS are available for those who give by some other means apart from the weekly envelope.  Please collect one.

GARDENING MORNING  1 NOVEMBER Please join us between 9.00 and 12.00 to tidy the church grounds and undertake some weeding and clearing. If possible, please also bring gardening tools. Mike Hunt


4: Bible.    Today 6-8pm. Upstairs Room.  Sue H and Briony T.

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).


DID YOU KNOW that our weekly newssheets are currently posted on St Mark’s Website where details can be picked up by internet search engines?  Contributors, please only include details you are happy to be picked up by a Google search.  For further information, please contact a member of the clergy.

CTBB OPEN MEETING 7.30pm TOMORROW here at ST. MARK’S (note change of venue).  Vital meeting to review the future of this partnership. All welcome.

WELCOME TEAMS Fancy getting involved on a Sunday morning and having the opportunity to meet new (and not so new!) members of St Mark’s? We’re looking for people to join our Welcome Teams for the next rota starting in November, and it’s a great way of getting to know others in our congregation. If you’re interested, please contact Sarah M sarahmoorechurchwarden@gmail.com.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge, 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

22 Oct: “The New Ukes on the Block”:

Ukulele band.  All welcome. Modest charge.  Details:  Rosalind 268 1426

HISTORY OF ST MARK’S Copies are on the Card Stall in the entrance lobby for a bargain price of £5 and will make ideal Christmas or birthday presents.

BROOMHALL CENTRE is holding an Open Day and AGM THIS SATURDAY, 2.00pm to 6.00pm.  This will give a good overview of everything the Centre has to offer.  Refreshments available. All  welcome. More info on poster in the foyer.

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Do look at the article by Bishop Stephen in the Church Times on the Hope for the Future notice board under the PV screen giving details of what our panels have generated.

CONCERT TICKETS – front row circle, City Hall, Sat. Oct. 25, 7pm; the Halle – details and offers to Briony Tayler

WWI MEMORABILIA Do you have any photographs, letters or other items relating to WWI that you would be willing to lend for an exhibition at St. Mark’s? If so, please contact Mike Hunt (285 1473) or Anne Padget in the office.

COMMEMORATION This year’s service when we remember and give thanks for our loved ones who have died will take place on Sunday 2 November at 6.00 pm. If there is someone you would like to be included, please add his or her name to the list at the back.

CRC AUTUMN CONFERENCE Rowan Williams will lead a day on the theme, ‘Faith in search of understanding today,’ on Saturday 8 November.  See CRC stall for more info. Places are going quickly so book early!

DIOCESAN CENTENARY EUCHARIST at Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday 23 November at 4.00pm with the Archbishop of York.  Tickets on a first-come first-served basis.  Please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diocesan-centenary-celebration-with-the-archbishop-of-york-tickets-11915127467

OBSERVATION & IMAGINATION is the name of an exhibition of artwork being held by our very own Kay Aitch at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield.  It ends this Saturday.  Please see the poster in the foyer for more details. 


with a membership of over 50 people with sight loss is urgently looking for a sighted Honorary Secretary to take over in February 2015. For further details please contact Robin Story: 0114 236 2251 or story.robin@yahoo.co.uk.

INTERFAITH IN FICTION THIS TUESDAY at 2.30 pm Shirley House. Admission free but donations welcome.  To book tel: 255 4962 or e-mail office@standrewspsalterlane.org.uk See the poster in foyer for more details.

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