January 24, 2018
This eNewsletter replaces "This Week at St. Mark's" and is published on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

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Wednesday Lion:  5 days prior (Friday)

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Pre-Lenten Retreat This Saturday

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and St.Mark's Episcopal Church are holding a one-
day pre-Lenten retreat - BECOMING THE STORY WE TELL - this Saturday, January 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Mark's. 
Pre-Registration Re quired: Send an email to office@stmarksevanston.org by Thursday, January 25.  $20 check payable to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, cash or credit card on or before the day of the event. Includes light breakfast and lunch.
About the Retreat: This one day retreat - Becoming the Story We Tell - is designed for all who want to learn more about re-entering the deep drama of the gospel and reclaiming the deep connection between baptism and the story of Christ's passion.  There will be two tracks during the retreat - one for clergy and one for lay persons. 
Dr. Hill is a presbyter in the Diocese of Toronto in the Anglican Church of Canada.  He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, an executive of Liturgy Canada and focuses his work on strengthening the ritual practices of the Church in a time when the role of the Church in society is rapidly changing. 
Pastor Bullock is Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and focuses her ministry on empowering communities of faith to live fully into their baptismal promises and ministry. She is currently working on her thesis, "(Re)Learning the Grammar of Our Faith" toward completion of a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bexley Seabury Seminary.
Inside this Edition of The eLion:

Reminder:  Annual Meeting is this Sunday. There will be only one worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed immediately by the meeting in the Parlor. You can find the slate of vestry nominees and other information by clicking here or by coping and pasting http://www.stmarksevanston.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ThisWeek012418.pdf into your
web browser.  
St. Mark's Ann
ual Pledge Campaign concludes this Sunday. If you haven't already, be sure to bring your Pledge Card to church!  If you need a pledge card, you can go to our web-page to download one (www.stmarksevanston.org). Be sure to check out the full newsletter to read about our progress so far. . . .  
Readings for Sunday, schedule of lay ministers and much, much more inside!