Worship & Formation
Adult Forum Series: Faithful Generations
Sunday November 11 at 9:15 a.m.
An INTERGENERATIONAL forum, we will join with our SPARK Kids to discuss the story of Ruth, one of our grandmothers in the faith.  We will learn more about Ruth, family, and God with our younger members.
You won't want to miss this one!!

November 18: 
The Times They are a Changin': Living in a VUCA World - Canon Suzi Come and find out what that means!
Extended Advent begins November 11
As we enter this new season of the church year, we will take time between services to learn with our younger members about Ruth. It is the story of an "outsider" who becomes one of Jesus' ancestors.
SPARK Mornings & ECHO The Story
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
St. Mark's brand new Sunday School  program has  launched  with SPARK (for children ages 3 through grade 5) and ECHO (for young persons grade 6 - 12)!
S taying Connected
Welcome Reception
A Holiday Invitation for the Ladies
Let's go to Old Orchard! We'll have lunch together at Uncle Julio's (the reservation is in Tacia Johnson's name).
Please RSVP by email to  Tacia Johnson (847/328-0993) or to Beth Johnson (847/733-9122) by November 26 if you can join us for this fun event.
Feliz Navidad!
Jubi-latte & Tea Deum
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. at Cupitol
Coffee-with-the-Priest takes place today at Cupitol (812 Grove Street, Evanston). Stop on by to chat!
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 Program
We still have a few individuals left to sponsor!
You can also donate $15 Jewel/Osco gift cards for families to purchase holiday meal items! Information table is the parlor. If you have questions, contact: Donna Richardson, Social Justice and Outreach Ministry, lay coordinator by Email or at 847.677.0701 or 847.712.0705
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. Contact John for more information !
Texts for the Week Ahead

Sunday, November 11
Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17
Psalm 127
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

Lay Ministers
Sunday, November 11
Eucharistic Ministers:
Betsy &  Kate Johnson, Liz McElhatton, Ted Richardson
Lectors:
Mike & Tacia Johnson (10:30 a.m.)
Acolytes:
Kate J., Evelyn S., Wesley U.
Lay Eucharist Visitor:
Beth Johnson
Altar Guild:
Sharon Friend, Evelyn Russell
Altar Flowers:
Ellie Bergman
Ushers:
John Lucadamo, Doug & Elsa  Sondgeroth, Nancye Kirk
Coffee Hour Snacks:
G-L (11/11), M-S (11/18)
Prayer List
The eLion Newsletter is published every Wednesday.
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Wednesday Lion: two days before (Monday)

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