WELCOME St. Mark's Sabbatical Priest:
The Rev. Canon Suzann (Suzi) Holding

Suzann V. Holding
We are so grateful to have Suzi as our Sabbatical Priest during Pastor Debra's time away.  Today from 3:30-4:30 p.m., stop by Cupitol, 812 Grove Street, Evanston for Jubi-latte and Tea Deum where you can visit with both Debra and Suzi.  

During Debra's absence (Sept. 10 - Dec. 15), you will find Suzi in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It will be helpful to call ahead to schedule a meeting. If you have a pastoral emergency at anytime, you should not hesitate to contact Suzi at 619-955-0968.

About Suzi
After living in Glen Ellyn for 30 years, Suzi recently became a resident of Oak Park, the beginning of a new chapter in her life. She spent seventeen years  in sales and marketing, before she left the business world to attend Seabury Western Theological Seminary. After ordination, Suzi served as associate rector at Trinity, Wheaton and rector at Church of Our Saviour, Elmhurst before moving to San Diego to work on the Bishop's staff as Canon to the Ordinary.  Missing the Midwest (but not the weather!) she returned to Illinois in November 2013 and began a new position as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Lifelong Theological Education with Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation. She recently resigned from Bexley Seabury to return to full time congregational ministry. Remarried in 2017, she loves welcoming her two adult children home for visits and enjoys the companionship of her two black Heinz 57 dogs, Lucy and Stella.

Worship & Formation
Fall Schedule
Sunday, September 9
This Sunday, September 9, we return to our Fall Schedule with worship at 8 a.m. (Lady Chapel) and 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary), with Sunday School for ages 3 through grade 12 meeting from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  We look forward to falling back to church with you!
Coffee Hour to Welcome Suzi
Sunday, September 9
We will have one coffee hour between the services from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. as we welcome Suzi, our sabbatical priest, and as we bid farewell-for-now to Debra and Andrea. The vestry will be hosting this coffee hour; however, if you would like to assist, please email our Senior Warden  or Junior Warden

Coffee Hour Hosts 
Hosts are needed beginning Sunday, September 16th after each service. If you are able to host, please email Timothy!
SPARK Mornings and ECHO The Story
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
St. Mark's brand new Sunday School 
program  launches  with SPARK (for children ages 3 through grade 5) and ECHO (for young persons grade 6 - 12)! 

Thank you to  Emily Chastain and Liz McElhatton for directing the SPARK program and to September rotation leaders Andrea Nowack, Anne Flosi, Eliot Burlingham, Clark Alexander, and Nasim Alexander for volunteering for a week!  Thank you also to Blake Chastain, Lori Goede and  Matthew  Kirchner who will be leading the ECHO program!
S taying Connected
New Office Hours
St. Mark's Office hours have adjusted for the fall!

Tuesday & Thursday:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jubi-latte & Tea Deum
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Cupitol
Coffee-with-the-Rector takes place today at Cupitol (812 Grove Street, Evanston)l. Stop on by to chat! Today  both Debra  and   Suzi (our sabbatical priest) will be present!
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.
SJOM Wish List!
The Hospitality Center needs these things! Below is the list of items along with suggested sources sent by Sue Murphy, executive director. A red bucket has been placed in the parlor to collect items; please drop the items in at your convenience. Thanks, we appreciate your generosity!
  • Umbrellas 
  • Lip balm (ChapStick, etc.)    
  • Deodorant     
  • Readers - the stronger ones 200 and up - dollar store           
  • Ear buds - dollar store
3rd Sunday Juice collection  
Our supply is almost depleted! Please remember to put jugs of juice (cranberry or apple juice ae preferred) on your shopping list for our Wednesday Lunch program. Our next RED CART collection will be September 16 ; please place the jugs in the cart at the back of the sanctuary.  Thank you.
ReVive Adult Forum
Sunday, September 23rd in Bethlehem Chapel, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Please join us for Kevin McCullough, ReVive's chief operating officer's presentation, in Bethlehem Chapel between the services on the fourth Sunday!  Come hear more about this non-profit agency that has been a valuable resource for many individuals and families to overcome homelessness and other challenging situations.
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. Contact John for more information !
Creation Care
Join Our Creation Care Team!
The Creation Care team is seeking additional members. Questions? Contact Allison Ashley for more information and how you can get involved!
Saturday, September 15 at 525 Sheridan Square, Evanston, IL 60202

Come help the Creation Care Team clean up the beach after the summerseason! Tens of thousands of volunteers are working to keep the beaches and lakes clean, sponsored by the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Join members of the Creation Care team to clean this wonderful local resource. Questions? Contact Allison Ashley 
Creation Care Adult Forum
Sunday, October 6 in Bethlehem Chapel 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Dan Huntsha from Faith in Place will speak about creative and low cost ways we can use less energy and less water here at St. Marks. He will tell stories of faith communities that have worked on protecting our common air, land, and water. Join members of the Creation Care team for this forum. Questions? Contact  Allison Ashley, creation@stmarksevanston.org
Bike the Ridge
Sunday, September 30: 9:00 a.m - 1 p.m.
Let's welcome riders as they stop by. Sign up in the Parlor to volunteer for set-up and tear-down, to sit at the welcome table, and to bring snacks. Join members of the Creation Care team in this annual event. Questions? Contact Allison Ashley for more information.

The ride will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic from Howard to Church Streets. 
Texts for the Week Ahead

Lay Ministers
Sunday, Sept. 9
Eucharistic Ministers:
 Andy Howard, Dorothy Szczepaniak, Edie Molumby, Patty Bent (10:30 a.m.)
Nancye Kirk (8 a.m.), Chris Schultze, Casmir Szczepaniak (10:30 a.m.)
Altar Guild:
Rachel Easton, Alice Pappas, Pat Bent
Altar Flowers:
Dorothy Laudati
Fred & Susan Lewis, Lisa Montgomery, Emily & Sophia Chastain
Coffee Hour Snacks:
Vestry Person of the Day:
Rachel Easton, Blake Chastain
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Prayer List
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Wednesday Lion: two days before (Monday)

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