St. Mark’s News from the Pew Sheet for Second Sunday before Lent (24/02/19)
LION: The March edition of the LION (monthly News Sheet) is available today in church. Please be sure to take one with you.
Rotas: The general service rota for March can be found in the side aisle. The ministry team should have received electronic copy. If you read, lead prayers etc., do take a copy.
APCM Group Reports: Please could all group reports for the PCC APCM be sent electronically (if possible) to Julie (Parish Administrator) no later than the 28th February.
Key Holders: In advance of this year’s APCM, the wardens are updating the register of key holders for the church and church hall. If you currently hold keys for the premises please see Diane and Nick.
Electoral Role: A new ‘Electoral role’ is needed for this year’s APCM. Everyone therefore needs to re-apply by 7th April, as the existing Electoral role will be deleted.
Lent Course: Come and join our Lent Course as Janet leads us through a Spiritual MOT based on the community of St Chad. It begins on 13th March at 7.30pm in the Lady Chapel.
Lent Extra: 20 copies of the ‘Lent Extra’ magazine with daily reflections and more throughout Lent have been ordered by Terry. If you are not attending the Lent course and would like one, they are £2 each and will be distributed on a first come-first served basis.
Potteries Theological Society: The next meeting will be held on 27th February at Keele Universities Chancellor Building at 7pm, where Dr Martin Hodson will be speaking on ‘The Churches and the Environments Future’.
Bag2Church: Please help our church queen to raise money by taking a bag and filling it with your unwanted clothes and household linen and bringing it back on Sunday 3rd March.
Soup and Bingo: Back by popular demand, on 16th March our Soup and Bingo. Come and join us at 1pm for only £3 with the first game free.
Table Top Sale: Our first TT Sale for 2019 will be held between 12.00 noon and 3.00pm in the hall on Saturday 2nd March.
Pancake Party: A second event on Saturday, 2nd March will be our annual pancake party. Come and join us at 7.30pm for an evening of games and pancakes. £3 per ticket.
Christian Aid: The date for this year’s CA sponsored walk around Tittesworth reservoir is Saturday, 23rd March. So come and join us for a chat as we walk and blow the winter cobwebs away.
Race night: Come and join our church queen for a fun packed family evening on 23rd March at 6.30pm, tickets £3. There will be simple nibbles and eight horse races with £1 per bet. A horse can also be sponsored for £3 with a prize for the winning sponsor.
Food Bank: Many thanks for your continued support. There is now an appeal for Easter eggs, to be in by 31st March, and placed securely within the boxes at the back.