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NOTICES 20 May 2018 Welcome to All Saints To find out more about All Saints please speak to a member of the Welcome Team.

You are very welcome to our service today. Please join us for coffee and tea served afterwards. The Welcome Area at the back is ideal for young children who might be unsettled. If you are new or have recently started attending, please take a 'Welcome Pack'. It would help us to get to know you if you could fill in the details card and hand it to a member of the All Saints team. There will be no collection taken during the services but there are plates at the main doors for those who would like to contribute to the Church. Gift Aid envelopes can be found with the donation plates. Please consider filling one in and the Inland Revenue will increase your gift by 25%! Most sermons are recorded and are available for download from the church website (www.allsaintsecclesall.org.uk). You can use your computer to listen to the sermons or they can be downloaded. All songs covered by CCLI have been reproduced under CCL Licence No. 5119.

LOVING GOD. LIVING LIFE. SHARING FAITH.


MISSION SUNDAY Today is Mission Sunday, an opportunity to learn more about the Mission Partners supported by All Saints Ecclesall and offer both prayer and financial support. We will be welcoming guest preachers to our 9.15am, 11am and 6pm services. During our Sunday morning services we will hear from Paul Hackwood, Executive Chair for the Church Urban Fund. In the evening at our 6pm service the speaker will be from the Snowdrop Project, a Sheffield based charity which provides long-term support to empower survivors of human trafficking. Some of our Youth will be involved in this service so there is no Xenia tonight. We encourage our Youth to attend the 6pm service to support those involved and to and pray for the vital work done by this organisation. The Church family are invited to donate to help financially support our mission partners. Gift Aid envelopes were distributed last Sunday for this purpose, if you need another envelope they are available in the Welcome Area. We would like to thank the Mission Support Group, Christian Aid coordinators and all of the volunteers involved in the special events and services over the last 10 days. FROM THE VICAR Two Dates to Save: CHRISTIAN VOICES IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD Thursday 7 June, 7.45pm, Church. We were very much looking forward to Bishop Pete Wilcox opening this year’s 2018 lent programme on 28 February. Sadly we had to cancel because of the snow. Our rearranged date is Thursday 7 June. As usual the evening will begin at 7.45pm with tea and coffee provided from 7.30pm. He will speak for around 45 minutes and then to answer questions for up to 45 minutes. His theme will be ‘Mutual flourishing in a place of disagreement– what does this have to say to the world?’ How do we understand and hold disagreement theologically within the church? How does this impact of our mission in the world? The evening will then end with a reception. Save the date! OPEN PCC MEETING FOR ALL THE CHURCH FAMILY Saturday 9 June, 10.00am. A key part of my presentation at the APCM was an update on the PCC’s thinking about a possible extension to the church building. We are still very much at the beginning. But are now ready to share our conversation with the wider congregation. More than that we want to work with you to develop our vision for the church building we need as a multi-generation church family. On Saturday 9 June from 10.00am to 1.00pm we will be holding an Open PCC Meeting in the church to which everyone is invited. Together we will need to start asking: Is this the right vision for the building? What are our needs? What about the cost? What about the halls? What about the crypt? What about the community provision at the new Clifford All Saints School? How do they all fit together? Please put Saturday 9 June in your diary. CHURCH NEWS RETIRED MEN’S GROUP Wednesday 30 May, 2.30-4.00pm, 33 Montrose Road. Please bring a picture that has meaning to you and about which you can talk briefly. MEN’S MINISTRY Our next event is on Sunday 10 June at 8pm at the Norfolk Arms. Join us for a pint, a pub dinner, and an opportunity to ask a panel of experts any question you like. This event is designed for those with faith and those without so please invite your friends. A sign up and pre order sheet will be available very soon. GENERAL NEWS ALMSHOUSES There is currently a one-bedroom flat vacant for a modest rate in the almshouses at the bottom of Knowle Lane. If anyone is interested please contact Fenny Noble, 07837547287 ABBEYFIELD HOUSE, FULWOOD. SUPPORTED HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY There is 1 ground floor single en-suite room available with immediate effect. If you would like more information or to organise a viewing, please see www.abbeyfield.com/AbbeyfieldHouseSheffield/ or contact us on 0114 2301786 or abbeyfield-christchurch@abbeyfield.com


HATTINGEN-WITTEN VISIT TO SHEFFIELD 20-26 October. Are you able to host a visiting church member from Sheffield’s link Diocese in Germany this autumn? For further information please see www.sheffield.anglican.org/hattingen-witten-link or contact Revd. Vicky Camber on 01909 771101 or vicky.camber@sheffieldanglican.org GOLDDIGGER TRUST are recruiting for new Trustees. If you are passionate about seeing vulnerable young people find hope and value here in Sheffield, and have skills and experience that can help to govern and grow the Trust over the next 5 years, they’d love to hear from you! For more information, please email Beth Stout (CEO) at Beth.stout@golddiggertrust.co.uk or speak to Beth, Mandy Toombs (Creative Director) or Geoff Atkinson (current Trustee) after a service here. PRAYERS FOR MISSION ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Please pray urgently for healing of the divisions which are splitting Argentina at this time, for an end to the galloping inflation which is afflicting its citizens. Pray too for the continuing work of the Friday Social Action with mothers and children from one of the shanty towns. NEPAL Four Christian Churches have been attacked over a five-day period by unidentified assailants. The attacks, which began on the 9 May, targeted three churches in Western Nepal and one in the East. Although no-one was killed in the attacks, these developments show a worrying increase in hostilities towards Christian groups in Nepal. Also Christians are being falsely accused of conversion, leading to arrest and prosecution. Please pray for protection. WHIRLOW SPIRITUALITY CENTRE THE NIGHT SEA JOURNEY Tuesday 24 May, 7.30pm Poetry book launch with Adrian Scott. Works from Adrian's new collection will be read, explored and there will be chance to buy a copy! £5 to attend the launch. Details and bookings via https://www.whirlowspiritualitycentre.org/whats-on WE WHO SING, PRAY TWICE Thursday 31 May 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Learn simple, sacred rounds and chants in four-part harmony. Free, no need to book.

WHAT’S ON Today

8am 9.15am 11am 6pm

Said Holy Communion Morning Worship Holy Communion Evening Worship

8.30am 7pm 9.30am 9.45am 3.45pm 10.30am 3pm 9.45am 8am 9.15am 11am 6pm 7.30pm 8.30am

Space to Be Reflective Communion Weekly Prayers Reflective Communion Children’s Choir (Y 1-6) Holy Communion Maple Tree (11-16s) Community Bible Study Said Holy Communion Choral Communion Morning Worship Holy Communion Youth Service Space to Be

Pentecost & Mission Sunday

Please note there is no Xenia tonight Tue 22

Wed 23 Fri 25 Sun 27

Whirlow Church Whirlow Church Church Halls (Lower Entrance) Whirlow

AM: For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. PM: Intimacy with the Trinity. Halls (Lower Entrance) Whirlow


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