Weekly Noticesheet


O LORD we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people which call upon thee;

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 the same;

through 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

2.30pm    Housegroup will meet at 6 Williamson Road  



10.00 am Holy Communion

                Readings 1 Samuel 16.1-13; Psalm 89.19-27; Mark 2.23-end

11.30 am - 1.30 pm Church open



10.30 am - 1.30 pm Church open



10.00 - 11.30 am Parent & Baby Group will meet in Church each Friday from 12th January until 23rd March with the exception of 23rd February.  All Mums and/or Dads with their babies are welcome.  For information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198.

1.00 pm – Service of remembrance for Kathy Lamb




21st January 2018       Second Sunday of Epiphany

We welcome Nikkita Silverwood, Jayarna Burnham and Lanaya Silverwood and their families for their baptism this morning

10.30 am         Holy Communion                  Revd Gareth Jones

Readings        Genesis 14. 17-20; Revelation 19. 6-10; John 2. 1-11




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 The Church is open from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11.30 am - 1.30 pm on Wednesdays.

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.

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  You can follow developments at The Sanctuary, the new centre for City of Sanctuary on Chapel Walk, on Facebook at City of Sanctuary Sheffield

Interfaith Food and Friendship dinner Monday 22nd January - a warm welcome awaits you at Shirley House Interfaith Centre. Do join us for a meal from many faiths and cultures, maybe bring something from your own tradition. We welcome everybody who would like to come to Shirley House Interfaith centre at 6.00-8.00pm. The next Food and Friendship dinner will be on Wednesday 28th February.

Dr Derek Summerfield, formerly senior psychiatrist at Freedom from Torture and honorary senior lecturer at London's Institute of Psychiatry will be speaking on Israeli physicians' complicity in torture of Palestinians at Friends Meeting House on Thursday 25th January at 7.30pm. He has worked with victims of war and torture for many years and is a fascinating speaker. He reported on this issue for the BMJ.

Mir Zaynen Do!  We are here!  A Holocaust Memorial Day event.  Live music led by Yiddish singer Phil Tomlinson and his klezmorim, with refreshment interval and appeal for a refugee charity. On Sunday 28 January 2018, 7.30 - 9.30 pm, at Central United Reform Church, Norfolk St, S2 2JB. Tickets can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mir-zaynen-do-we-are-here-tickets-34884099280 

Annual Church Action on Poverty Service will take place on Sunday 11th February at Central URC starting at 6.30 pm  The preacher is Rev Phil Borkett. The 10.30 am service at SAPLC on 11th February will be followed by a Soup & Puddings lunch - there will be a collection at the lunch in aid of the End Hunger Campaign, of which SAPLC is a member.

Brave New World, the annual JPIT conference is taking place in Manchester  on 17th March. Speakers include Stella Creasey MP in debate with Peter Oborne (of the Daily Mail). Booking through eventbrite or see Anne Hollows.

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.

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

 - St. Oswald's M.U.:- 20th February, 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

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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