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Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Telephone 0114 245 0106

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Baptism Enquiries
Should be made to Pat Clarke   0114 257 7191

Wedding Enquiries
During Church Office Hours should be made to:
Jean Fowler   0114 245 0106
The Weekly Notices Page
We welcome all who are baptised to share in the bread and the wine.
Gift Aid Envelopes
If you are a tax payer you can increase your gift to the church by 28p in the pound by putting
your collection in the white gift aid envelopes. Please do this whenever possible, not
forgetting to fill in your name, address and to sign it. The details you provide are completely
confidential and will not be used for any other contact

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Holy Communion
Our practise is for you to receive the consecrated wafer into your hand.
If you do not wish to drink from the common cup then please take the wafer only
Food Banks
We are no longer able to accept donations however you can help to support the local
foodbank by donating money at this link   
S6 Foodbank
Or by visiting their main website at the link below for other giving options
Electoral Roll
If you come to Church here in Ecclesfield and you’re not on the Church Electoral
Roll we would encourage you to put your name forward. Forms and further details are
available from the Church wardens.  Please give your completed forms to Pat Hawley (or a
church warden if Pat is not available)
New feature - Bible readings are now provided as links to the BibleGateway  
click on readings to read online. Version - NRSVA
Your giving to the work of the church
There is more than one way of giving
1. Bankers Order
2. Gift Aid envelopes if you are a  tax payer
3. Stewardship Envelopes
4. On the collection plate

For further information see: -
Audrey Sidebottom – Treasurer or Ian Hartshorne – Giving Director
All Public Services are suspended until further notice
See the Home Page for more information

Bell Ringers
In line with current advice we will no longer be meeting to ring the bells
until advised that it is safe to do so. Philip Hirst - Tower Captain

Youth Fellowship
Meetings cancelled until further notice

Lent Group
Meetings cancelled until further notice

Parish Magazines
The Parish Magazine will be made available on-line to all website visitors

Church Cleaning
Thanks to all who contributed to the cost of cleaning the Church. Last year you contributed
£700. This amount covered half the annual cost of the cleaner. Most people that give
towards the cleaner give about £20. Thank you. The finance team

Church Finances
It looks as though we will have a deficit in 2020 of around £3000. We are not planning a
stewardship campaign in 2020 as we will be putting our time and energy into raising funds
for Disabled Access and to try and get the Church path sorted. When I realised that we
were facing a loss this year I also realised that I haven't increased my monthly giving by
inflation for the past 3 years. I also realised that if everyone at St Mary's who can afford to
do so made a small monthly increase in their giving of around £1 per week we would be
able to make up most of the shortfall. I am aware that St Mary's is a very generous Church
so I ask you to pray about this and respond however God prompts you. Many thanks, God
bless, Tim
For people who give by bankers order
There are now slips in a basket near the hymn books. If you give by bankers Order please
take one and put it on the collection plate during the service. It was felt that giving by Bank
Orders should be recognised and blessed along with other gifts on the collection plate
All meetings are CANCELLED until further notice.
Standing Notices
Mothers’ Union Notices
The Collect for Sunday 29th March
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners:
Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that,
among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Liturgy for the main service would have been as below:
All Public Services are suspended until further notice
and the church is closed to visitors
The Epistle
The Gospel
John 11:1-45
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her
brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is
ill.” But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’
s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Accordingly, though Jesus loved
Martha and her sister and Lazarus, after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two
days longer in the place where he was.

Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to
him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now trying to stone you, and are you going there again?”
Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those who walk during the day do
not stumble, because they see the light of this world. But those who walk at night stumble,
because the light is not in them.” After saying this, he told them, “Our friend Lazarus has
fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he
has fallen asleep, he will be all right.” Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death,
but they thought that he was referring merely to sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly,
“Lazarus is dead. For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let
us go to him.” Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also
go, that we may die with him.”

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Now
Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, and many of the Jews had come to
Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was
coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if
you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give
you whatever you ask of him.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said
to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I
am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to
him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the

When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately,
“The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she got up quickly and
went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where
Martha had met him. The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get
up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the
tomb to weep there. When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet
and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus
saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed
in spirit and deeply moved. He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord,
come and see.” Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But
some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man
from dying?”

Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying
against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to
him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to
her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” So they took
away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard
me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing
here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, he cried with a
loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with
strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him

Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did,
believed in him.
Romans 8:6-11
To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to
God's law-- indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in
you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If
the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from
the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.