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Weekly Noticesheet


Gracious Father,

you gave up your Son

out of love for the world:

lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,

that we may know eternal peace

through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,

Jesus Christ our Lord.



               THIS WEEK 



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

6.00pm Seder Meal in Narthex.  



10.00 am The Tuesday Café in the narthex. Our café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers: Hot drinks, cakes, biscuits, music, memories, singing, stories, and more... 

7.30 pm  Eco-Group meeting in narthex



10.00 am Holy Communion

                Readings:  Genesis 17.3-9; Psalm 105.4-9; John 8.51-end

7.00 pm  Taizé Prayer for Lent in church

7.30 pm Housegroup in the narthex



7.30 pm Leadership Team meeting in narthex



10.00 - 11.30 Parent & Baby Group will meet in Church each Friday until 23rd March.  All Mums and/or Dads/carers with their babies are welcome.  For information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198.




7.30 pm A Feast of Brass and Voices  A Sheffield Chorale Concert, in church




25th March 2018  Palm Sunday (6th Sunday in Lent)

9.15 am           Holy Communion                                                              Revd Gareth Jones

10.30 am         Morning Worship                                                                        Imogen Clout

Readings        Jeremiah 31. 31-34 (OT); Hebrews 5. 5-10 (NT); John 12. 20-33

Josephine Hunt will have her Fairtrade Stall in the narthex – with chocolate -  just in time to stock up for Easter!



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 ?

Opening the Church As you will know, for several months we have opened the church on at least some days every week. Unfortunately, due to the low number of visitors and the difficulty finding volunteers to sit in church, the decision has been made that this is to be discontinued from the end of January 2018. However, we will be opening from 11.00 am - 1.30 pm on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday of Holy Week.

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.

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


Ways to observe Lent - services, courses, challenges

Taizé Prayer in Lent  There will be Taizé Prayers, quiet reflective prayer with repetitive singing, at 7.00 pm in the chancel each Wednesday in Lent: 21st February, 28th February, 7th March,14th March, 21st March, 28th March.

Lenten Reflection Courses:  There is a list of courses in the Narthex.

Lent Plastic Challenge  Particularly suitable for SAPLC as an Eco-Church ...Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation, and reflect on God’s purpose for our life. Why not take up the Lent Plastic Challenge devised by the Church of England Environment Programme to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation? Copies are in the narthex

Count Your Blessings (Christian Aid) Copies in narthex, or print your own here

Bible study Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at St Mary Bramall Lane - a weekly meeting using the #LiveLent "Let your light shine" study material. There will also be resources for individual use – for more info see the #LiveLent 2018 social media.

Beauchief Abbey Lent Lectures 2018. Revd Professor John Rogerson will give his Lent talks at Beauchief Abbey on Wednesdays 21st , 28th February, 7th, 14th, 21st March at 7.00 pm.  His topic this year is "Forgiveness of Sins".

All Saints Ecclesall Lent Series - Christian Voices in the Contemporary World. All are welcome on Wednesday evenings in Lent, 7.30 - 9.30 pm. Starting on 28th  February, speakers will address some of the issues in the world today, and explore our Christian response to them. Opportunity for questions and discussion, followed by wine and canapés. Find out  more at: office@allsaintsecclesall.org.uk

Thursday 29th March - Maundy Thursday

* 10.00 am Holy Communion at St Oswald’s and St Peter’s Church.

*  7.00 pm Maundy Thursday meal and service of reflection at St Augustine’s. This is a joint event for the Central Mission Partnership. The choir will be singing some beautiful music from Stainer’s Crucifixion

Friday 30th March - Good Friday Vigil 12.00 noon - 3.00 pm here in Church. A service of music and meditation, with readings, poems and reflections and music by Bach, Piazzolla, Vivaldi and Kerll played by the Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet


Seder Meal  Many of you will remember our recent tradition of a Seder meal shortly before Easter. There’s a short article in the current Nexus. This year, the Seder will be on Monday 19th March at 6.00 pm in the Narthex. The evening is a mixture of ritual and readings and a meal, so we do need people to sign up for numbers. (It will be a vegetarian meal, as that fits simply with Kosher dietary rules about mixing meat and dairy–we do our best to observe those for this occasion!)  Chris Lowry 255 6832.

Seminar on “The Quaker Business Method” Our Friends next door, The Quakers, invite us to find out about their "Business Method" on Monday 26 March, 7.00 pm in Shirley House Interfaith Room. Quakers have an unusual and individual way of running their business meetings and making decisions. Janey Fitzgerald, long term Quaker and Member of the Nether Edge Meeting, will describe the Quaker Business Method and lead a discussion. SAPLC members are specially invited.

Highfield Trinity Quiz  Highfield Trinity organise an annual quiz where they invite other churches to send teams. This year's will be on the evening of Saturday 28th April. They have asked if SAPLC would be interested in participating -  please speak to Gareth if you would like to be involved or to make up a team. Teams are of 6-8 people and the cost is £3 per team member and £10 for a family ticket.

The Tuesday Café: Our café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers is open on Tuesdays, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon, in the Narthex.  If you would be interested in volunteering to help on Tuesday mornings or to bake a cake or buns for the café occasionally, please speak to Judith Roberts 

Appeal for houseshare  We have had an appeal from someone looking for a house mate/House share:  “I’m currently living with friends in Nether Edge who are expecting their first child, so need to find somewhere new to live by April. I attend the Kings Centre in nether Edge. Thanks in advance"  If you can help please contact Clare Loughridge.

Mothers Union  If you are interested in going to St Oswald’s Mothers Union meetings, here are some dates:

 - St. Oswald's M.U.: - 17th July, 16th October, 20th November all at 2.00 pm; please note that if people would really like to meet but cannot make these dates or the time is unsuitable, PLEASE contact Sally and she will try and arrange a different date and/or time as they would love to meet other folk interested in this great world-wide movement.

 - Deanery Events: -  9th April, Lady Day Service at St. John's Abbeydale probably 2.00 pm;  25th June Deanery Thanksgiving Service at Christ Church Dore at 2.00 pm; The Deanery Advent Service at St. Oswald's TBC.

 - Diocesan Events: -  The first Friday in every month in the Cathedral for coffee and scones 10.15 am - 12.00 noon (except for March when it is the 'Women's World Day of Prayer'); Mary Sumner Day Service on Thursday 9th August at 2.00 pm in the Cathedral.

For more details contact Sally Wood sally-woodsgr@virginmedia.com

Banner Cross Lunch and Friendship Club is open to anyone over 60 in the local area. We meet every Tuesday from 12.15 pm and provide a 2 course meal plus tea or coffee and entertainment for around 45 minutes, closing at 2.30 pm. The cost of the meal is £4.00pp with a charge of £1.50 if we provide transport. Booking is essential. We also need volunteers to drive, cook, serve and wash up.  Drivers are paid a mileage allowance. If this is of interest to you either as a member or a volunteer, please contact: Ian McCollough on 266 2035/07891 290389 or email ian.mccollough@yahoo.co.uk or Steve Woodcock on 2667701/07902 097774 email woody176@hotmail.com.

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 over 20 million!

To see what kind of church we are, have a look at our video 

St. Andrew's Psalter Lane Church has a Twitter account - @SAPLChurch - and a Facebook page - @StAndrewsPsalterLaneChurch. SAPLC Children have Facebook and Twitter accounts:  Facebook: SAPLC Children  Twitter: @SAPLChurchChild