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Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
10.00 am Knit and Natter (and coffee and cake!) in Shirley House. Contact Alison Gregg on 2665638
7.00 pm Property & Finance meeting in Interfaith Room
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 ECC meeting in narthex
10.00 am Holy Communion.
Readings Isaiah 10.5-7, 13-16; Psalm 94.5-11; Matthew 11.25-27
10.00 – 11.30 am Parent & Baby Group The group will run until 20th July and will then have a break for the summer. All mums and/or dads with their babies are welcome. For any information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198
1.00 pm Angela and Billy's Blessing Ceremony in church - Everyone welcome!
2.00 – 5.00 pm Bishop's Garden Party Open Day Bishopscroft, Snaithing Lane. All welcome.
22nd July 2018
8th Sunday after Trinity
9.15 am Holy Communion Revd Gareth Jones
10.30 am Morning Worship Imogen Clout
Readings 2 Samuel 7.1-14a; Ephesians 2.11-end; Mark 6.30-34, 53-end
12.00 noon The Women’s Interfaith Forum Walk with a visit to Sikh Gurdwara. See here
or contact Revd Claire Dawson 0114 2724987 or Maryam Akhtar 07491 299463.
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 or follow her on Twitter. And why not visit our brand-new SAPLC Facebook page ?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org who can forward it to you
Heritage Open Days This year, the Heritage Open Days events run across two weekends, 6-9 and 13-16 September, with the theme of ‘Extraordinary Women’. In previous years we have opened the church for people to look round, and we’ll be doing that again,as follows:
Thursday 6th September, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Friday 7th September, 11.30 am - 4.00 pm
Thursday 13th September, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Friday 14th September, 11.30 am - 4.00 pm
Additionally, on Saturday 8th September, we will be holding two extra events: In the morning, from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon, there will be a 'Behind the Scenes Tour' where you can see the parts of the church that are usually out of sight, and from 2.00 - 4.00 pm, we will be holding an Art Activity Afternoon in church - open to everyone, it's your chance to create your own masterpiece inspired by the New Creation window! See here for more information.
Summer Fayre We have now received the (almost) final figure from the treasurer at Clifford School – SAPLC’s share has now reached £641.12. Very well done to everyone who helped raise this good contribution to church funds.
Strawberry Tea and Book Swap in aid of Breast Cancer Care – Chris Lowry has now sent off the magnificent sum of £510 to Breast Cancer Care, more than this event has ever raised. Thanks to everyone who came along, gave a donation or sent books. Most of the books left unsold went to the church and Clifford School Summer Fayre. Well done, Chris!
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.
Holy Habits The book about exploring discipleship, mentioned by Judith on Sunday 22nd April, is now available in the church library
Working Parties Thank you to all who helped at the Working Parties on Saturday 7th July and Thursday 10th July. The next Working Parties will be on the 4th and 9th of August.
Congratulations to Florence Body and Thomas (Oz) Osborne following their marriage in Llansteffan on Saturday 8th July. We wish them every happiness!
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.
The Women’s Interfaith Forum Walk has been rearranged to take place on Sunday 22nd July at 12 noon with a visit to Sikh Gurdwara. See here or contact Revd Claire Dawson 0114 2724987 or Maryam Akhtar 07491 299463.
Fairtrade Stall Josephine Hunt will have a stall in the narthex on Sunday 29th July. Don’t forget to bring some money!
GoldDigger Trust Summer Activities with the girls work team See here for more information.
Family Picnic Days 11.30 am - 2.00 pm in St Mary's Church grounds on Wednesdays 1st, 8th and 15th August. See here for more details.
Music for the Spirit presents A Summer Series: Three lunchtime concerts at Whirlow Spirituality Centre. Enjoy the freedom and spaciousness of summer, whatever the weather! Bring a packed lunch, bring your family and expect to hear lovely music presented in an engaging and light-hearted way. All concerts are held at 12.45 – 1.30 pm. Tickets £10 or free for children. Details/bookings here or click the individual concerts for more information.
August 3 - Sheffield Flute Choir
August 17 - Transpennine Trombones
August 31 - Woodfield String Quartet
2018 African Day 3.00 pm on Saturday 1st September at #1 Fox Croft, Greenhill, Sheffield. Revd Henry C.Ohakah invites members of all the churches in the circuit to join him at his manse - drop in at any time and have some African food and share friendship with others. We will receive kind donations towards our African Children's Fund. Mr Danny Baker is helping us coordinate this project and has kindly received the donations so far. See here for more information.
Hattingen-Witten visit to Sheffield Diocese. Would you like to host a visiting church member from our German Link Diocese during their visit 20-26 October? There are contact details and more information on a poster in the narthex.
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:
- 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: - 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; Mary Sumner Day Service on Thursday 9th August at 2.00 pm in the Cathedral.
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 27 million!
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