Weekly Noticesheet



Heavenly Lord,
you long for the world's salvation:
stir us from apathy,
restrain us from excess
and revive in us new hope
that all creation will one day be healed
in Jesus Christ our Lord.


                   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

5.30 pm The Big Food Bank Collection will now take place at the Town Hall. There will be speakers from many of Sheffield's food banks.

6.00  - 8.00 pm Talking Climate  Join George Marshall for an insightful and witty workshop that will leave you with a whole new set of tools to help you engage your friends, family and colleagues, as well as new audiences, in climate change conversations. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-communication-workshop-with-george-marshall-tickets-38413713451 to book for this free event taking place on Tuesday 21st November 6 to 8pm (with pre-event drinks provided from 5.30pm), University of Sheffield, Workroom 2, Mappin Street.   Followed by Carbon Conversations meeting




10.00 am Holy Communion

Readings Revelation 4; Psalm  116.10-end; Luke 19.11-28     

11.30 am - 1.30 pm Church open

7.30 pm Housegroup at 303 Cemetery Road  




10.30 am - 1.30 pm Church open




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 26th November 2017    Christ the King

9.15 am           Holy Communion                  Revd Anthony Ashwell

10.30am          Morning Worship                  Judith Roberts 

Readings Ezekiel 34.11-16,20-24; Ephesians 1.15-end; Matthew 25.31-end




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 We all agreed at the Awayday that it was important to open the church more often during the week, not just for services and meetings. We will continue to do this, from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, Tuesday - Thursday (11.30 am - 1.30 pm on Wednesdays).

Student Minister  We are pleased that Mark Carrick, a member of Totley Rise Methodist Church who is training for the Methodist ministry, will be linking with SAPLC and Highfield Trinity as part of his training. This will involve being at SAPLC on some Sundays and taking part in other aspects of church life, totalling approximately 3 hours per week. Mark is training part-time with the Queen's Foundation in Birmingham, but will continue to work four days a week in his job in Royal Mail's IT section.

Are you interested in basic First Aid training or Food Hygiene training? The Central Mission Partnership is gauging interest in both types of training. It is hoped to arrange groups from the four Central Mission Partnership churches to take part in a training day for each type of training. If interested, please contact Rob Barnett centralmissionpartnership@sheffield.anglican.org

Music Festival 2017 The Festival is over now, after some wonderful concerts - A big Thank You to Ray Kohn for organising it, and to everyone who so generously gave their time to help with refreshments - we look forward to next year!

Talking Climate  When are we going to start talking about climate change with people outside – or even within – our own social bubble? And how? Join George Marshall for an insightful and witty workshop that will leave you with a whole new set of tools to help you engage your friends, family and colleagues, as well as new audiences, in climate change conversations. Book here for this free event taking place on Tuesday 21st November 6 to 8pm (with pre-event drinks provided from 5.30pm), University of Sheffield, Workroom 2, Mappin Street. You will recognise some of the people there!

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.

The Sanctuary There is a recent update from The Sanctuary, the new centre for City of Sanctuary on Chapel Walk. Details are on the notice board in the narthex but you can follow developments on Facebook at City of Sanctuary Sheffield

The Southcroft Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 2nd December. Please put the date in your diary. In the meantime, if you have any items suitable for the tombola please give them to Marlene Kennedy, Judith Roberts or Pat Rogers. They don’t have to be big items - a bar of soap or packet of biscuits would be great.

Brave the Shave - Imogen Clout will be marking the end of her sabbatical by having her head completely shaved on 3rd December as a fund-raiser for MacMillan Cancer Support. This is in memory of Imogen's friend, Tamsin Cassels, who died in the summer. Please donate as generously as possible – online here or if you prefer use the form in the narthex.

Julefest  Clifford School’s Scandi Christmas Fayre. 11.00 am – 4.00 pm on Saturday 9th December.  Lots of stalls, Christmas Grotto, Refreshments, Ski Lodge, Moomin Valley – and now with extra hygge!

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!

Gift Stall appeal for donations  I will be running the ever-popular Gift Stall at the Sheffield Carols Evening, and I am in dire need of donations of unused gifts to fill it. So if you have anything suitable languishing in your cupboards, please contact me on jlallen1812@gmail.com to arrange collection. Have a clear out!

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.

Housegroups These have resumed and are looking at The Psalms. We currently have a daytime group (Tuesday afternoons) and an evening one (Wednesdays); and could easily set up a third one, if there were demand. They meet once every couple of weeks, in someone's house. The programme of faith-related study usually involves: study of one or more Bible passages; questions about the relevance and meaning to modern issues; chatting and refreshments - and more, depending on the actual course materials. New people and insights always welcome! Chris Lowry 255-6832

Nestle products  The most recent list of products owned by Nestle is in the narthex. If you want to shop wisely you will find it interesting - quite apart from being a commentary on the many tentacles of that company. Anne Hollows is trying to obtain a copy of the film Tigers about a baby milk salesman in Pakistan - once seen, Nestle is never again purchased!

Fairtrade and Sainsburys   Sainsbury's intend to drop the Fairtrade mark and replace it with the phrase "fairly-traded". Such a course of action could be followed by other major organisations, and could seriously undermine the Fairtrade scheme. If you are concerned about this development, please consider signing the Change.org petition  at https://www.change.org/p/sainsbury-s-don-t-ditch-fairtrade to tell Sainsbury’s: Don’t ditch Fairtrade. Sainsbury’s have asked the Fairtrade Foundation to work with them on their scheme, but they have some major concerns about it.

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


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