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Weekly Noticesheet


          Almighty God,

          purify our hearts and minds,

          that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as

          judge and saviour

          we may be ready to receive him,

          who is our Lord and our God.



                   THIS WEEK 




10.00 am - 12 noon Knit and Knatter  in Shirley House.Contact: Alison Gregg, 2665638




10.30 am - 1.30 pm Church open

2.30p.m. Housegroup at 6 Williamson Road

7.30 pm  ECC in Room 1, Shirley House




10.00 am Holy Communion

Readings: Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm  96.1, 10-end; Matthew 18.12-14

11.30 am - 1.30 pm Church open

7.00 pm Taizé Prayer in church

7.30 pm Interfaith Centre Winter Party and Quiz Share some of the winter festivals celebrated by different faiths, with party food and drinks and a light-hearted quiz about them. Most  questions are multiple choice!  Bring a team, or join one on the night. Open to all faiths and everybody. (Festive) refreshments included. At Shirley House




10.30 am - 1.30 pm Church open

6.30 pm – 9.00 pm  Sheffield Carols Evening




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.




NEXT SUNDAY 17th December 2017    3rd Sunday in Advent

10.30 am       Holy Communion       Revd Anthony Ashwell                                 

Readings       Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-end; 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24; John 1.6-8, 19-28

3.00 pm         Crib Service.      For toddlers and their families

6.30 pm         Carol Service                       Rev Gareth Jones



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 clare@standrewspsalterlane.org.uk . And why not visit our brand-new SAPLC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SAPLChurch/ ?

Opening the Church The Church is open from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11.30 am - 1.30 pm on Wednesdays.

The War Memorial tablets have now been installed in Shirley House.  John Cripps  would be grateful to receive any comments on these, preferably in writing.  He has to claim our grant from the War Memorials Trust and this asks for local feedback on the project.

Visit to the Holy Land   Revd John Howard, Methodist Mission Partner in Israel/Palestine for whom we are a Supporting Church, is organising a visit to the Holy Land from 5-19 February 2018. Details are on the notice board. If anyone would like to visit the Holy Land but is unable to join the Pilgrimage organised by John and Rosemary Hudson, this may well be of interest. The focus is more on the Christian community of the Holy Land than on the holy sites.

Thank You from Baby Basics “To all the congregation at St Andrews, Psalter Lane. We just wanted to say thank you for your dedicated ongoing support and a very special thank you for yet another beautiful delivery of presents following your gift service.  Your gifts and donations are a blessing to many vulnerable women and families in Sheffield and we could not do this without you.  We wish you all a truly blessed Christmas.   Love from all the team at Baby Basics”

The Sanctuary you can follow developments at The Sanctuary, the new centre for City of Sanctuary on Chapel Walk, on Facebook at City of Sanctuary Sheffield

In darkness Light    Three prayer installations open in the Cathedral from 3.00 pm on 3rd December until 7th January, and can be visited whenever the Cathedral is open. You are invited to use these spaces for personal prayer and meditation.  On Tuesday 19 December opening from 4.00 - 9.00 pm provides the opportunity to visit the prayer installations and explore this ancient sacred space by candlelight. This includes a special service of Choral Evensong from 5.45 - 6.30 pm.  

Sheffield Carols Evening The Sheffield Carols Evening at SAPLC is on Thursday 14th December from 6.30 - 9.00 pm. There will be Christmas stalls, refreshments, and lots of singing! Entry is free. Once again, I am appealing for helpers to make refreshments (soups and cakes), serve refreshments, sell raffle tickets, set up and tidy the church before and after the event. Please contact me on jlallen1812@gmail.com. Go on, it'll be fun!

Service of the Longest Night - a quiet time for those who find Christmas difficult and/or those who wish to remember a loved one. At  Banner Cross Methodist Church at 8.00 pm on 21st December.

A Christmas themed evening for young people aged 11-16, 22 December 6.00 to 11.00 pm, at 35 Chapel Walk Art Gallery. This fun filled evening will include food, Christmas movies, Nativity themed Art Exhibition, Christmas themed creative responses, Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows and more... £5 charge to cover food and refreshment costs. To book your place, contact Jonathan Buckley on 07450 778678 or jonathan.buckley@sheffieldcircuit.org.uk.

Fork and Talk will be back in Lent 2018. Details are in the new edition of Nexus but save the dates: 19th and 27th February and 15th March.

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