Weekly Update – 21 May 2017

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 10-18 JUNE Website now live – and brochure available for distribution at back of church.A much simpler Festival this year with activities laid on by the community groups who will benefit from the proceeds.  Including:

ST MARKS’ GREAT GET TOGETHER Sat 17th June 1.30-4.30pm with: Parade, Bake Off, Café, games, craft fair and library event with Lydia Monks. See flyer for details of how to enter the Bake Off or book a craft stall. We need more volunteers, so please spread the word! All proceeds go towards the City of sanctuary welcome centre Sue/Sarah


GRAND BOOK SALE This year the Broomhill festival book sale will take place at Broomhill Community Library, NOT at St Mark’s. Good quality books can be dropped off in the library now. If that is impossible, please bring them to church and I will take them to the library. Thanks, Judith Pitchforth


SOUP RUN – have you ever thought about joining us on a Sat night but don’t want to commit to coming regularly? You could join the reserves list who we contact when we are low on numbers for a particular week. Chat to me or Gary some time to find out more about what it involves. Thanks, Jen Ryder


THREE EVENTS ORGANISED BY THE FAITH & JUSTICE  GROUP: Today at 5.30pm screening of “I, Daniel Blake” followed by discussion.May 28 at 6pm “Understanding Trump’s America” talk by Richard Cawardine. June 4 at 6pm Hustings (with candidates from the 5 main political parties) David Price


PENTECOST 4 JUNE 10.45 SERVICE at St Andrew’s URC – there will be no 10am service at St Mark’s. There will be a shared lunch afterwards and we are going to provide lasagnes and some desserts. Please be in touch with me if you can offer to make one. Briony


NEW CHURCHWARDENS AND PCC Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for various responsibilities in church following the APCM. All names and roles are on the PCC noticeboard with photographs soon to follow. Sue


BLACK SHEEP AND PRODIGALS TODAY Dave Tomlinson, is speaking about his new book Black Sheep and Prodigals today, 7.30pm in the Lescar (c/o Embrace Sheffield) and on 22 May, 7.30pm at Christ Church Pitsmoor. All welcome. Enquiries re Christ Church event to [email protected]. Admission is free – collection will be taken to cover expenses. Sarah


ASCENSION DAY & TEN DAYS OF PRAYER All welcome to attend our midday said Eucharist for Ascension Day, in the Chapel at midday.

Also do pick up a leaflet for the 10 days of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost, “Thy Kingdom Come”.  At 4.45pm on Sat 27 May John Hibberd from the Parish Development Team will be visiting St Mark’s for a short prayer session as part of a pilgrimage visiting every parish in this archdeaconry.  Do come if you can!  Soup Run theme! Sue

NO NEWSLETTER 4TH JUNE As the Pentecost Service is at St Andrew’s we will not be producing a newsletter for that Sunday. If you have any notices relevant for that week get them in early so they can appear in the newsletter on the 28th May. Innes



A new group for women began on Friday 12 May at the Broomhall Centre – learn DIY skills, sewing and intercultural crafts.  All women welcome.  See flyers – card stall.

ALSO two community events: Weds 31st May, a litter-picking session with police and housing reps – assessing some of the difficult issues facing Broomhall residents at the moment. It would be great for some volunteers from St Mark’s to get involved in the litter picking.  Meet on the Gell Street playground at 11am.

Thursday 1 June; community consultation and open day – local churches and community rooms will be open, fire officers, health workers and police, housing association reps and local councillors will be available for residents to meet and talk about local issues.  Fire engines and appliances will be on various sites too!  Sue


SHEFFIELD PRIDE 2017 is on Saturday 29th July in Endcliffe Park.  St Mark’s and other local churches are hosting a joint stall again as an affirming Christian presence. Please let Sibylle or Sarah C know asap if you’d like to be part of the planning team.


ST MARK’S LIBRARY the book Mary Queen of Scot’s in stock. This was recently reviewed by David Price in May’s Mark’s Messenger. Maureen

SERMON SERIESover the next few months the home team will be preaching on a series of “thorny” issues to do with church language – Sue is starting us off on Sunday 28th May with “Eternal Life”. Preachers will be available after the service for conversation in the chapel. Sue


LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE Our Café is now moving to the Beacon Methodist Church in Broomhill.  We will be open EVERY TUESDAY between 10.30am and 12noon.  As always we offer a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Jane Padget


ORGAN RECITAL SERIES see the flyers for the NEW Organ Recital Series on Thursdays at 8pm. Free Admission, with a retiring collection. Mark McCombs


PEACE IN THE PARK – Festival, Saturday 10 June.  Local churches are invited to meet together on the Sunday morning for worship and then help to clean up as an act of service, then a picnic.  This is Sheffield’s free arts festival – promoting peace and understanding by bringing communities together through artistic, musical and vocal expression.  http://www.peaceinthepark.org.ukCould be fun! Sue


MORE GROUPS? If you would like to be part of a small church group please let us know, as we are keen to create a network of groups for those interested.  Sue/ Sarah




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