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. 2 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
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, December 2, ECHO will return (SPARK is rehearsing the Pageant)! Be here at 9:15 to get the ball rolling!

Adult Forum
We're taking a break this weekend, but will begin again on 12/9 to discuss God's Hospitality.
S taying Connected
Jubi-latte & Tea Deum Off This Week!
Coffee-with-the-Priest will NOT be meeting today (November 28)! Be sure to catch it starting back up next week!
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.
Christmas Basket Update: Donors Still Needed!
All of our families have sponsors! Thank you to those parishioners who have adopted an individual, family or donated gift cards.

We still have openings for donations of $15 Jewel/Osco gift cards. Please check the display and information sheets in the parlor. A clipboard is on the table to signup for cards. Share the beauty of the season! This program is sponsored by ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, a ministry partner of the Episcopal Charities and Community Services to bring Christmas gifts and grocery cards to Chicago low-income families and senior citizens. 

All gifts and gift cards will be due on or before Sunday, December 2nd. Email Donna Richardson, or call her 847.712.0705 with any questions.
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 2
Jeremiah 33:14-16
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36
Psalm 25:1-9

Lay Ministers
Sunday, December 2
Eucharistic Ministers:
Aina Gutierrez, Beth Johnson, Byron Scott, Joanna Greene
Aina Gutierrez, Byron Scott (10:30 a.m.)
Betsy Johnson, Bruce Gaede, Asher Sondgeroth
Lay Eucharist Visitor:
Allison Ashley
Altar Flowers:
Ellie Bergman
Coffee Hour Hosts:
Pappas Family
Coffee Hour Snacks:
A-F (12/2), G-L (12/9)
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.