St. Mark’s News from the Pew Sheet for Sunday….
Choir Rehearsals: The choir has changed its standard rehearsal evening to that of a Monday from a Friday.
Confirmation: We have Bishop Geoff with us on Sunday, 3rd September for a Confirmation Service. If you haven’t been confirmed and would like to know
more, have a word with Pat Dunn who will be starting some preparation sessions at the beginning of July.
Garden Party: This year’s Garden Party with its ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme will take place on Saturday, 8th July. Helpers are always needed for this major event in our calendar and a sign-up sheet is now available for you. Please note that preparation will start on Friday evening at 7.00pm when bunting and tables will be put in place. On Saturday, we’ll start at 9.30am erecting gazebos etc. Help to staff stalls from 1.00pm and dismantle everything (often forgotten about) from 3.30pm will also be required. Cakes and scones should be brought to the church hall on the day please. There will also be a children’s fancy dress competition so please encourage youngsters to participate by dressing in line with the theme.
PCC Meeting: Our postponed PCC meeting has been rescheduled for 7.30pm on Monday, 3rd July.
Sunday, 2nd July: On Patrick’s Ordination Day, there will be a celebration lunch provided by the church at 2.00pm in the church hall. So that we can cater accurately, there is a sign-up sheet in church today. At 4.30pm, instead of the usual Evensong, we will hold a service of Holy Communion so that Patrick can get used to the idea very quickly of being a deacon in the context of worship! For those not coming to the cathedral, there will be Holy Communion services at 8.00am and 9.30am as usual.
July Rotas: The general service rota for July can be found in church today. If you preach, lead services or intercede, please be sure to take one with you.
Fashion Show & Sale: The PTA of St. Margaret’s CofE Junior School are making use of our church on Thursday, 13th July for a fashion show and sale at 7.00pm. Tickets (priced at £5.00) includes a drink and are available from the school. I’m sure that Patrick will act as a booking agent if you ask him nicely! The goods are provided by ‘Shop-2-drop Ltd’ who claim up to 75% discount on lines from the likes of M&S, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, New Look, River Island and Next.
Thank You…to everyone who contributed to Messy Church yesterday!
Potteries Theological Society: The next meeting of the Potteries Theological Society will be on Tuesday 11th July, when the Revd Christine Polhill will be speaking on “The Reflection Gardens: Faith and the natural world”.