Weekly update – 22 Oct 2017


COMMEMORATION SERVICE for ALL SOULS this year will be held at 6pm on Sunday 29 October – please pass the word around, as everyone is welcome to come to remember loved ones. A list is available at the back of church for you to add the names of those you would like to be remembered aloud. Please hold all who are bereaved in your thoughts and prayers at this time. Sarah/ Sue

EXPLORING FAITH a new course for all who would like to consider their faith in more depth, is starting on Mon Nov 6 at 7.30 pm and will run for 6 weeks. Whether you are new to faith, new to St Mark’s, thinking about confirmation or considering your vocation, this group will be a good opportunity to learn and grow together. Please sign-up at the back of church, Sue and Sarah

PILGRIM: the group which meets on Thursdays at 5pm is going to continue. This is a space to learn from one another using the CofE Pilgrim booklet series as a guide for conversation. Interested in joining? See Sue/Sarah

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the church lounge on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. 25 Oct: John Rogerson will speak on Luther and the Reformation. All welcome. Tel: Rosalind 268 1426.

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

KAIROS SHEFFIELD welcomes Robert Cohen, blogger and dissident, to talk about the impact of the Balfour Declaration from his Jewish faith perspective on Monday 23rd October 2017, at 7.30pm at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street Sheffield S1 2EW. Contact jennyrichardson33@gmail.com, 0114-275-6856. Tanya

BROOMHALL CENTRE UPHOLSTERY MORNING Broomhall Centre Sat 4 Nov 9am-1pm 40 chairs need recovering, come and help and learn to upholster at the same time. Just turn up or contact Jillian Creasey on 07581 282953

ASSIST SHEFFIELD AGM and Supporter Update Weds 25 October 2017, 6.30-8.30 p.m. at The Sanctuary, Chapel Walk. To book your place please email efa@assistsheffield.org.uk

SERVICE OF CELEBRATION Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care at Sheffield Cathedral 30 Oct 7.00pm Recognising 50 years of helping older people and winning the prestigious Queens’ Award for Voluntary Service. Book (free) at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/50th-anniversary-service-of-celebration-tickets-35910421036

MARTIN LUTHER John Schofield will lead a CRC Seminar evening on 1st November at 7pm on Martin Luther: Revolutionary. And Radical? All welcome – £3 on the door.

CLOCKS CHANGE SOON Please don’t forget that the clocks go back next weekend, 28/29 October!

FUND RAISING BY EMILY THATCHER: 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! Contact: emily_woofy@hotmail.co.uk I will also be WALKING a 70 mile section of THE TRANS PENNINE TRAIL from 1- 5 November 2017. For more information please see https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gabbyandmartinhibbert. Thanks.

DO YOU SOMETIMES STRUGGLE TO HEAR THE SERVICES AT ST MARK’S? If so, please talk to or email Tanya (tanyakralph@hotmail.com) or Tim (caretaker@stmarks.co.uk) about your difficulties as we are undertaking a review of the current system. Details of what you struggle to hear, where you sit in church, if you find particular speakers difficult or when particular sound desk operators are on duty – all info welcome. Tanya

SUNDAY LUNCHES Thank you to the cooks who have provided delicious lunches recently. The next two are planned for 12th Nov and 3rd Dec – unless anyone offers to cook something in between? See Briony.

BACH FOR NEPAL CONCERT A concert of music by J S Bach will be held at St Mark’s, on Friday 3 Nov at 8.00 p.m., in aid of PHASE Worldwide, the medical charity working in the remotest areas of Nepal.

REFUGEES: “Why are so many Iranians forced to become refugees?” Meeting hosted by SYMAAG, Amnesty International Sheffield and SU Politics Society. Thursday 2nd November 6-8pm University of Sheffield, Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 5. All welcome. Manuch

RACHEL MANN will be leading a session for St Mark’s, CRC and the new “Open Sheffield” network on Sat 2nd Dec ; ‘Celebrating Our Gifts: The joy of being Christian & LGBTQIA.’ Canon Rachel Mann is an Anglican priest, writer and poet. Her latest book is Fierce Imaginings: The Great War, Ritual, Memory & God. Bookings open soon and more info to follow. Sue

DINING TABLE Circular wood pedestal dining table (extending) plus 4 chairs need a new home in return for an agreed donation to charity. Please see poster on noticeboard in corridor or contact Judith Crawshaw

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

LIBRARY NOTICE – new book on our shelves – The Great Partnership Science, Religion and the Search for Meaning (Category L). Rabbi Jonathon Sacks looks at the interdependence of religion and science and argues that they are the two essential perspectives that allow us to see the universe in its three-dimensional depth. A must read – Maureen Bownas

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