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O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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 in Shirley House with artist & knitter Lyn Carruthers to talk about Woolly Warriors. Contact Alison Gregg on 2665638
7.30pm Interfaith Sounds of the Spirit in the Church
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...
10.00 am Service of Holy Communion.
Readings: 1 Corinthians 12.31b-13.13: Psalm 33.1-12: Luke 7.31-35:
3.00 - 7.00 pm We Leaf it Up To You in Room 1, Shirley House
3.15 - 6.00 pm Young Artists' Exhibition in church
7.30 pm ECC Meeting in the narthex
3.15 - 6.00 pm Young Artists' Exhibition in church
7.00 pm Nether Edge Festival Dinner at Kenwood Hall Hotel
10.00 – 11.30 am Parent & Baby will meet from 7th September until 21st December with a break on 2nd November. All mums/or dads with their babies are welcome. For any information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198
12.00 noon - 4.00 pm Nether Edge Festival Community Arts and Crafts Fair in Church
23rd September 2018
17th Sunday after Trinity
9.15 am Holy Communion Revd Gareth Jones
10.30 am SAPLC will be joining our Friends the Nether Edge Quakers
for our annual sharing in their Meeting for Worship in Shirley House.
Please note there will be no 10.30am service at SAPLC
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 ?
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.
Holy Habits The book about exploring discipleship, mentioned by Judith on Sunday 22nd April, is now available in the church library
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 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.
Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to make the Heritage Open Days events such a success , and thank you to everyone who came to visit us - we're glad you enjoyed it!
Christian Aid Retiring Collection in aid of those affected by the floods in Kerala raised £418.45. Well done and thanks to everyone.
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.
Working Parties The next Working Parties will be on the 6th and 11th of October. Please try to come and give some help if you are available, even if it is only for an hour or so.
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: 27th September, 23rd October, 26th November, 19th December, 24th January and 21st 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.
Sounds of the Spirit Monday 17 September, 7.30 pm at SAPLC. Presentations of beautiful chanting and recitation from different faith traditions, organised by the Shirley House Interfaith Centre as part of the Nether Edge Festival. This year’s event will include introductions to Islamic nasheeds (spiritual songs), Christian chants from the Taizé Community and Zoroastrian religious practice. Contact Gareth or see here for further information.
“Cargo” comes to Stocksbridge “Cargo” is a musical about the abolition of the slave trade in the 19th century, but it is also about the existence of modern forms of slavery and challenges people to think about how it impacts their lives today. “Cargo” includes stirring music, beautiful songs, dramatic action and narration, and striking visual images. It includes parts about the work of the early Sheffield abolitionists, who were in the forefront of the movement and at its most radical edge. “Cargo” will be performed at Christ Church Stocksbridge on Monday and Tuesday 17th and 18th September; tickets can be obtained by ringing 0114 288 3937. See here and here for more information
The Nether Edge Festival Dinner is at the Kenwood Hall Hotel on Thursday 20 September, 7 for 7.30pm. The cost is £20 for a drink on arrival, a 3 course meal (chicken or stuffed peppers, all diets catered for), plus entertainment. I have booked a table for 10 - do join me! It is always fun, and a great way to meet people! Please let me know ASAP, Jean firstname.lastname@example.org (0114) 250 8251.
Catholic Evangelism Lecture – on Friday 21st September at St Matthew’s Church, Carver Street. You are invited to join the Bishop of Sheffield, clergy and lay people from across the diocese and beyond for the Annual Lecture in Catholic Evangelism. Dr Jeremy Sheehy is delivering the lecture this year. Jeremy is the Rector of Swinton & Pendlebury in the Diocese of Manchester and was previously the Principal of St Stephen’s House, Oxford. There is ample parking around the church. Book via email@example.com.
Community Arts and Crafts Fair The third Community Arts and Crafts Fair is on Saturday 22 September 12.00 noon - 4.00 pm. It is one of the main events of the Nether Edge Festival, and I really need as much help as possible from as many people as possible to make it a success! Examples of help needed: Friday 21 (morning) clear away chairs and set up stalls; Saturday 22 (two shifts available, 11-1.30 and 1.30-4) preparing and serving refreshments; 4-5pm clearing away stalls and setting out chairs. Making refreshments in advance: soup (recipe provided), small cakes, scones, etc. Please contact me if you can help in any way on (0114) 250 8251 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Looking forward to hearing from you! Jean Allen
Mental Health Awareness Day at St Mark's Church, Broomhill, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 22nd September An awareness day produced and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health issues. Cost £10 per person or £5 if low income. See here and here for more information.
Modern slavery The Launch of the Sheffield Diocese Work on Modern Slavery will take place on 24 September at 7.30 pm at the cathedral. Tickets available here.
Risky Relationships Christians and Sheffield Schools (CASS) are running a series of 4 events for anyone with a concern for the next generation, starting 26th September. See here and here for more information.
A Passion for the Planet at Dronfield Baptist Church, 29th September 3.30 pm onwards. See here for details.
The future for Palestine, 25 years after the Oslo Accords: information, discussion and Palestinian supper here in Church on Saturday 29th September from 6pm to 9pm. Speakers Rev John Howard and Caitlin Procter. See here for more information.
Harvest Festival – Sunday 30th September – please bring gifts of fruit, vegetables, sweets and small tins/jellies etc., for distribution by the Brownies to older friends in the church and neighbourhood. Donations for the Cathedral Archer Project are also needed to help the homeless in Sheffield: There is a poster in the narthex with a list of what the Archer Project needs. Please label items you especially intend for the Archer Project. We will also be collecting money for All We Can’s ‘Let your Light Shine’ harvest appeal to provide solar irrigation systems for farmers in Malawi. Envelopes will be available for your donations. Josephine Hunt will have her Fairtrade stall in church on this Sunday, so you can buy goods from her if you forget your contribution to the Brownie and Archer Project collections - or just treat yourself to some yummy Fairtrade chocolate. And please stay for the Soup and Puddings lunch after the service – everyone welcome!
Free To Be – an event for Christian Women, Tuesday 16 October 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm at Network Church Sheffield, 6 Gilpin Street, S6 3BL. See here for more information. If you are interested, please inform Catherine Rooker-Brown, at email@example.com, or 07392087529, who will organise a block booking for the Mission Partnership.
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.: - 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or Steve Woodcock on 2667701/07902 097774 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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