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whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:
may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.
10.00 am Knit and Natter in Shirley House. Contact Alison Gregg on 2665638
10.00 am Tuesday Café - (for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers) in the narthex
10.00 am Service of Holy Communion
Readings: Hebrews 7.1-3, 15-17; Psalm 110.1-4; Mark 3.1-6
2.30pm Housegroup at 6 Williamson Road
7.30pm Eco Group meeting in the narthex
6.00 - 8.00 pm Interfaith Food and Friendship Dinner Join us for both food and friendship. Bring and/or share some food on a summer evening; eat, drink and make new friends. People of all faiths (and food traditions), or none, are most welcome: Sheffield Interfaith welcomes everybody who would like to come. Make a new year resolution to meet new friends of different faiths! In the Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Shirley House.
10.00–11.30 am Parent & Baby - meets again from 11th January until 29th March with a break on 22nd February. All Mums and/ or Dads with their babies are welcome. For further information contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198.
27th January 2019
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
9.15 am Holy Communion Revd Gareth Jones
10.30am Morning Worship Imogen Clout
Readings Nehemiah 8. 1-3, 5-6 & 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12. 12-31; Luke 4. 14-21
Hospital Sunday 27th January - There will be a retiring collection for this local charity which supports the work of our wonderful Sheffield hospitals. Please give generously!
There is a leaflet in the narthex with examples of the Fund’s work, or see here for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter. And why not visit our SAPLC Facebook page ?
Holy Habits The book about exploring discipleship, mentioned by Judith on Sunday 22nd April, is now available in the church library and is also being used by our Housegroups this winter.
Sheffield Church Action on Poverty Summer Update If you would like to read this report on the year’s work, please email the Church Office at email@example.com who can forward it to you. In addition, Church Action on Poverty produce a news sheet which collates recent updates from there work - you can read the latest copy here.
Methodist Conference 28-30 June 2018 There are copies in the narthex of the Conference Business Digest – please take and read and find out what was discussed and decided. Or read it here.
Our current appeals
Baby Basics - Reaching out to the least, last and the lost in Sheffield with God’s love and practical help Please donate items for a new baby, to be given to new mothers in vulnerable situations. See here for more information. You will find a blue box for donations in the narthex. Trustees wanted - please see flyer
St Cuthbert's Firth Park Food Bank collection The Food Bank box is in the Narthex (and there is also a box in Shirley). Pictures on the side show the sort of non-perishable groceries that they would like. They are currently asking for donations of warm mens' clothing as well as food - see here for more information on the food bank.
Clifford School Appeal We have been asked to help collect empty, clean 2 litre plastic bottles (the kind that are used for pop or mineral water, not milk!) to build an eco-greenhouse. There is a poster in the narthex along with a box for the bottles.
City of Sanctuary would be grateful if you could help them raise money, by bringing us your used ink cartridges - the little ones with a metallic strip on top. An organisation called ThinkInks will then collect them, send them for recycling and share 50% of the proceeds with City of Sanctuary. One shoe-box full can raise £75 - an environmentally-friendly way of raising cash.
Action for Children – our collections raised £375 so a big thank you to everyone.
Christmas Cards for HARC A big thank you to everyone who gave so generously to HARC. This year, the 19th year we have been collecting using the three, we had a record number of cards and the largest collection ever. The sum of £503.27 was raised which, together with Gift Aid increased the donation to £578.27. Thank you to all.
Christingle – thank you to Imogen who wrote a very different but incredibly moving play this year, and her band of players and also to the team of Christingle makers for another successful Christingle. The total raised was £771.08 of which Clifford collected £238.75.
Universal Credit coming to Sheffield soon - Please read Anne Hollows’ information about this important matter and the problems it can cause. We can help in various ways:
Food banks: there is likely to be a 50% crease in demand for food banks, so please be extra-generous.
Consider volunteering – roles are outlined in the handout. Please let Anne know if you can help.
Homeless in Winter No one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Sheffield in Winter. If you are concerned about a rough sleeper you can call Sheffield Framework's Street Outreach Team on 0800 066 5358
Silent Vigil for Peace St Peter’s and St Oswald's, Millhouses. A silent vigil for peace takes place every second Saturday of the month at 12 noon in the Quiet Garden at St Oswald's Church on Bannerdale Road, S7.
Interfaith Food and Friendship Dinners Join us for both food and friendship. Bring and/or share some food on a summer evening; eat, drink and make new friends. People of all faiths (and food traditions), or none, are most welcome. Sheffield Interfaith welcomes everybody who would like to come. In the Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL. Future dates are: 24 January and 19 February. If you have not attended before, these are bring and share dinners. To be inclusive of varying dietary requirements, most dishes are vegetarian (though it is fine to bring meat dishes as long as you indicate this). We love to share traditional dishes from different cultures. A kettle, microwave and oven are available to finish off or heat up contributions that need this. Savoury and sweet foods are both popular; there is no need to book or inform anybody of what you wish to bring, but if you have any queries please contact the Sheffield Interfaith website or the St Andrews Psalter Lane Church Office on 0114 267 8289. These dinners are organised and hosted by Sheffield Interfaith, they are not Shirley House Interfaith Centre events. Shirley House Interfaith Centre is open to all faiths and everybody, it is not a membership group.
Clifford All Saints School, Ringinglow Road site – Sue Preston has asked if anyone would be able to help with the last cleaning and painting jobs at the site during this week. Please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holocaust Memorial Day – Sheffield Remembers – Monday 28th January, Winter Gardens 12.00 - 4.30 pm, short films so drop in anytime. 5.30 - 7.00 pm Memorial Candlelit Vigil with readings and reflections. Everyone welcome.
Working Parties The next Working Parties will be on the 2nd and 7th of February
Sheffield Music Club – 8th February at 7.30 pm in Shirley House. ‘Block 4’, the talented recorder quartet returns to play both early and contemporary music, from Palestrina to Jimi Hendrix.
Religion, Atheism and the Varieties of the Good Life – Tuesday 19th February, 7.30pm at Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street. John Gray argues that atheism is not a single movement but a diversity of different ways of life…which morality should atheists follow?
Christian Aid Campaigns Roadshow 7.00 - 9.00 pm on Monday 25th February, in church. Join us to reflect on how far we've come as a movement for justice, learn how you can campaign confidently, and hear the latest on our Big Shift climate campaign. See here for more information.
Big Pancake Party – we will be holding a Big Pancake Party before the 10.30 am morning service on Sunday 3rd March, from 9.15 - 10.00 am. Come and choose from the delicious pancakes and toppings, and make a donation in aid of the Church Urban Fund and its work with families across the country who are struggling to feed themselves - see here for more information. If you would like to join the team making and serving pancakes please see Janet Loughridge (258 4164).
Up for a challenge?
HISTORY BOOK – “Nether Edge People and Places”. The History Group’s NEW 200 page book has 49 articles written by local researchers about people and places linked to Nether Edge. It’s available from Pril -email@example.com and Chris - firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 07950 432487 or from Wickwire’s on Nether Edge Road. Price £10.
Part time Administration and Operations Co-ordinator Whirlow Spirituality Centre The role is 15 hours a week, to be worked over 3 or 4 days including Mondays The role is paid £14 per hour. Interested? If you have any questions about the post, please call our Operations Manager, Rachel McLafferty on 0114 2687574. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 8th February 2019. Further details here.
A History of Sheffield Interfaith – Origins and Early Years, by Debjani Chatterjee For those of us who have more recently become involved in interfaith activities in Sheffield it is very interesting to read about how and why Sheffield Interfaith came into being and some of the people who made it happen. Debjani Chatterjee was involved from before the beginning and wrote this brief, but very interesting, history of Sheffield Interfaith. Why not have a look, and sign up for notifications of interfaith events around Sheffield? Or ask the Church Office (Anna Harvey, Barbara Booler, Janet Loughridge) to print a copy for you.
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
Mothers Union If you are interested in going to St Oswald’s Mothers Union meetings, here are some dates:
- Diocesan Events: - The first Friday in every month in the Cathedral for coffee and scones 10.15 am - 12.00 noon;
For more details contact Sally Wood email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Woodcock on 2667701/07902 097774 email email@example.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 the time of writing, the number of trees planted is over 43 million!
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