Worship & Formation
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Begins
Emily Chastain and Liz McElhatton have been busy choosing a script which has roles for ALL of St. Mark's children - and their friends! 

This year's rehearsals are as follows:
Sunday, Dec. 9 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. DRESS REHEARSAL
Monday, Dec. 24 Arrive at 3:30 p.m. (for St. Mark's 4 p.m Service)

Please e-mail either Emily or Liz to let us know if your child will be part of this year's pageant. If you are not going to be at worship on Monday, December 24, we still invite and encourage your young person to join in the preparations (again, just let us know).

If you have an older teen that does not want to participate in the pageant, but would be interested in either leading prayers and/or serving as Lay Eucharistic ministers, please let us know.

Volunteers Needed!
The Christmas Pageant is coming up, and we'll need plenty of helpers! If you are a parent or grandparent of a pageant participant, join the pageant party!

Email Liz or Emily to let them know if you are available to volunteer!
Sunday School
This Sunday, ECHO will be on at 9:15, while SPARK is rehearsing the Pageant!

Adult Forum
You won't want to miss the Rev. Canon Suzi's Adult Forum this weekend on God's Hospitality!!
S taying Connected
Jubi-latte & Tea Deum BACK AT IT
Coffee-with-the-Priest is back on today! Stop by Cupitol between 3:30 and 4:30 to chat with Suzi.
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
We need coffee hours hosts!! Email Timothy to let him know that you are interested in ministering in this way, or put your name and email address on the sign-up sheet in the Parlor. Thank you!
To find out more of what's going on this week at St. Mark's check out our full Calendar of Events!
Social Justice & Outreach
St. Mark's is committed to working with God to create a better community and a better world. God is at work in our world and St. Mark's parishioners seek opportunities to join God's mission in their daily lives - at school, at home, at work and through a variety of social justice and outreach initiatives. Following are just some of the ways in which St. Mark's is involved in the community in helping to create a better world.
ReVive Christmas Baskets
3rd Sunday Juice and Sock Collection
Please place the jugs or socks in the cart at the back of the sanctuary.
Thank you!
Join SJOM!
We need additional members for the Social Justice and Outreach Ministry team, if you are interested please contact Donna Richardson by Email or at 847.677.0701
Midweek Lunch: Come Join Us!
Each week, volunteers from St. Mark's and St. Matthew's work together to prepare and serve meals for our neighbors who struggle with hunger and homelessness. On Tuesdays from 6:00-6:30 p.m. volunteers prepare sandwiches. On  Wednesdays, volunteers gather in Cunningham Hall from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to set out food and beverages, serve the meal and talk with our guests. 

To sign up for Tuesday sandwich prep: Click Here!
To sign up for Wednesday serving:  Click Here!

Please email John Lucadamo or Donna Richardson or call Donna at 847.677.0701 for more information.
In the Community
M oving On
December 14-16 at Studio5 Performing Arts Center
One of our members has a dance recital coming up!

- "Graduation Ball" choreographed by Laura Berman
- ". . . my breath away. . . " choreographed by A. Raheim White
- "Neptune" choreographed by Christina Ernst

December 14, 2018 at 7:30
December 15, 2018 at 4:00 and 7:00
December 16, 2018 at 4:00 and 7:00

Tickets available only online! Get them HERE!
Students: $12/Adults: $20
(This performance suggested for ages 8 and up.)

Find out more information at the Evanston Dance Ensemble website! 
Texts for the Week Ahead

Sunday, December 9
Baruch 5:1-9
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6
Canticle 16

Lay Ministers
Sunday, December 9
Eucharistic Ministers:
Liz McElhatton, Lynette Murphy, Sarah Francis, Ted Richardson
Donna Richardson, Mike Johnson (10:30 a.m.)
Kate J., Patrick N., Evelyn S.
Lay Eucharist Visitor:
Beth Johnson
Altar Guild:
Alice Pappas, Evelyn Russell
Altar Flowers:
Emily Chastain
Coffee Hour Hosts:
Nancye Kirk
Coffee Hour Snacks:
G-L (12/9), M-R (12/16)
Prayer List
The eLion Newsletter is published every Wednesday.
Publication Deadlines:
Sunday Bulletin Announcements: five days before (Tuesday)
Wednesday Lion: two days before (Monday)

Submissions should be emailed to
Office Hours
Tuesday & Thursday:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.