Go back to normal view
God, our judge and saviour,
teach us to be open to your truth
and to trust in your love,
that we may live each day
with confidence in the salvation which is given
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
10.00 am - 12 noon Knit and Knatter in Shirley House. Contact: Alison Gregg, 2665638
11.00 am - 3.00 pm Church open
1.30 to 5.00 pm. Sheffield's Cohesion Hub launch, at the Winter Gardens. Displays of art work, performances by local schools and cultural groups. The exhibition, including 7 of the pictures exhibited in the narthex as part of the Nether Edge Festival, will be available all week.
11.00 am - 3.00 pm Church open
7.00 pm Sheffield Climate Alliance AGM, Quaker Meeting House. Followed, at 7.30 pm by a discussion of 'Building a Better Future: the role of public sector institutions in Sheffield City Region' by Professor Heather Campbell and Councillor Jack Scott.
10.00 am Holy Communion
Readings Isaiah 35.3-6; Psalm 147.1-7; Luke 10.1-9
11.30 am - 3.00 pm Church open
7.30 pm Property & Finance meeting in Interfaith Room
11.00 am - 2.00 pm Church open
10.00 - 11.30 am Parent & Baby Group meet in Church from 8th September until 22nd December with a break on 3rd November. All Mums and/or Dads with their babies are welcome. For further information please contact either Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198.
11.30 am - 3.00 pm Church open
6.30 pm Sheffield Interfaith: Muslims in a non-Muslim Society – is Peaceful Coexistence Possible? Dr Chris Hewer will speak at the UK Islamic Mission Sheffield, 525 Abbeydale Rd. Contact Jamil Akhtar 07713037949/07738440608/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
9.30 am - 4.30 pm Eco-church regional conference, here at SAPLC. Registration necessary if you want lunch! Register here. See The 'What's on' page for more details
9.30 am - 1.45 pm Sheffield Church Action on Poverty’s Annual Sheffield Pilgrimage
Media Officer Clare Loughridge has been appointed as our Media Officer and will now be in charge of promoting SAPLC! So if you’re running an event, or have any ideas that would help us to become better known in the community, please contact her at email@example.com . And why not visit our brand-new SAPLC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SAPLChurch/ ?
Opening the Church We all agreed at the Awayday that it was important to open the church more often during the week, not just for services and meetings. We will continue to do this, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, every weekday during the month of October to see what response we get
Student Minister We are pleased that Mark Carrick, a member of Totley Rise Methodist Church who is training for the Methodist ministry, will be linking with SAPLC and Highfield Trinity as part of his training. This will involve being at SAPLC on some Sundays and taking part in other aspects of church life, totalling approximately 3 hours per week. Mark is training part-time with the Queen's Foundation in Birmingham, but will continue to work four days a week in his job in Royal Mail's IT section. We look forward to welcoming Mark, his wife Abi and their son Benjamin, at the service on 29th October.
Are you interested in basic First Aid training or Food Hygiene training? The Central Mission Partnership is gauging interest in both types of training. It is hoped to arrange groups from the four Central Mission Partnership churches to take part in a training day for each type of training. If interested, please contact Rob Barnett firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Lunch on Monday 30th October at Porter Croft School. Lunch at 12 followed by some children's activities if there is space /good weather. If anyone would like to help with food preparation, serving food/meeting families, organising the activities for children, clearing up they would be very welcome! Contact email@example.com
If you came to the exhibition of Young Artists in the narthex during the Nether Edge festival, this may interest you: 7 pictures were retained and will be on display in the Winter Gardens October 15th – 22nd as part of an exhibition about diversity in Sheffield. Four won prizes – 3 individual prizes and 1 for a joint piece of work. These will be presented in the Winter Gardens by the Lord Mayor on October 16th, 1.30pm. All welcome.
Sheffield Climate Alliance AGM 17 October at 7:00 pm The Quaker Meeting House, St. James Street: ‘Come along to the Quaker Meeting House from 7pm where we will get all the formal business done. Then, from 7.30pm onwards, Professor Heather Campbell and Councillor Jack Scott will be discussing "Building a Better Future: the role of public sector institutions in Sheffield City Region".'
Sheffield Interfaith: as always, an exciting programme of events, including: Muslims in a non-Muslim Society – is Peaceful Coexistence Possible? Dr Chris Hewer, a well-respected Christian scholar of Islam and author of a number of Books on Islam and Christianity, will speak on Friday 20th October, 6:30PM at the UK Islamic Mission Sheffield, 525 Abbeydale Rd. If you wish to attend: Jamil Akhtar 07713037949/ 07738440608/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Eco-church regional conference, here at SAPLC, Saturday 21st October: We will be the northern conference (the other one is in London) and we are hoping for 100-125 delegates – so it is a big, positive thing for us at SAPLC!It’s free, and a fantastic chance to get expert opinions on how to improve our eco credentials, and to talk to other churches on the same journey. It’s very exciting! If you are interested in how our faith and caring for the planet link – please sign up for this here. It is NOT just for those involved in the eco-group (we are an ECO-CHURCH!).
Sheffield Church Action on Poverty’s ANNUAL SHEFFIELD PILGRIMAGE on Saturday 21 October, 9.30 am - 1.45 pm approximately. If you're interested in taking part, please contact CAP for details.
Interfaith Food and Friendship Thursday 26th October at 6.00-8.00pm, Shirley House. If you are able, bring some food to share, but sharing is about receiving as well as giving. All welcome
Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care invites us to its Service of Celebration in Sheffield Cathedral at 7:00pm on Monday 30th October. The Service is to recognise 50 years of helping older people in Sheffield; the Archbishop of York, the Bishop of Sheffield and the Bishop of Hallam and a number of civic dignitaries will be there. If you would like to join the celebration, register here
Light Party: The next Mission Partnership event is geared at under-11s. Tuesday, 31st October, 3.30 - 5.00 pm. Light-themed activities, games, story and food. Please let the church office know if you plan to attend (children are asked to bring an adult) by 24th October, so we can pass on the information to St Oswald’s and St Peter’s (S7 2DL), where the event is being held.
St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church presents An Autumn Evening, Saturday, 4th November at 7pm. A musical evening with performances by choir and solo artists. Proceeds to go towards aid efforts for recent natural disasters. Further details later – but please get this in your diaries. Tickets, including refreshments: £7 (adults), £5 (concessions, £3 (children).
Music Festival 2017: advance notice of this November’s Music Festival, which Ray Kohn is running here at SAPLC again. As usual, the festival showcases many genres of music, and Ray concentrates on young and/or emerging groups of musicians. Programmes now available and we know from past festivals it will be a wonderful week of concerts!
Housegroups These have resumed and are looking at The Psalms. We currently have a daytime group (Tuesday afternoons) and an evening one (Wednesdays); and could easily set up a third one, if there were demand. They meet once every couple of weeks, in someone's house. The programme of faith-related study usually involves: study of one or more Bible passages; questions about the relevance and meaning to modern issues; chatting and refreshments - and more, depending on the actual course materials. New people and insights always welcome! Chris Lowry 255-6832
Robert Lewis, who was Superintendent of the Ecclesall Circuit some time ago, is now in Charlottesville where the clergy from all faith communities continue to be deeply involved. His Facebook response to the awful events there is available in the narthex
Sheffield South Live at Home are delighted that our application to the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Grant Scheme has been successful and our project ‘Peak District Outings’ has been put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during July and August 2017! We could win up to £4000 which would make such a difference to the lives of older people in our community! Please tell your friends and family and ask them to vote for us and remember to get your token at checkout and pop it in our box! We will be putting updates on Facebook too so you can follow our page – Sheffield South Live at Home – and see how we are doing!
Fairtrade and Sainsburys Sainsbury's intend to drop the Fairtrade mark and replace it with the phrase "fairly-traded". Such a course of action could be followed by other major organisations, and could seriously undermine the Fairtrade scheme. If you are concerned about this development, please consider signing the Change.org petition at https://www.change.org/p/sainsbury-s-don-t-ditch-fairtrade to tell Sainsbury’s: Don’t ditch Fairtrade. Sainsbury’s have asked the Fairtrade Foundation to work with them on their scheme, but they have some major concerns about it.
Coffee Shop at the Salvation Army, Psalter Lane, Monday – Wednesday, 8.45 am – 3.45 pm; Thursday 8.45 am – 1.45 pm
Ecosia: as an alternative to Google, and as a really easy way to be eco-friendly, use https://www.ecosia.org as your Internet search engine. Every time you use it, Ecosia plant more trees. At time of writing, number of trees planted is: 4,694,839.
To see what kind of church we are, have a look at the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x13g9XxMGUE
St. Andrew's Psalter Lane Church has a Twitter account - @SAPLChurch - and a Facebook page - SAPLChurch. SAPLC Children have Facebook and Twitter accounts: Facebook: SAPLC Children Twitter: @SAPLChurchChild