Worship & Formation
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday October 14 at 1:00 pm on the front lawn.
"All creatures great and small, the Good Lord loves them all!' and we will be blessing them on Sunday October 14 at 1:00 pm on the front lawn. In the event of inclement weather we will move inside for the blessings.
All Saint's Commemoration-Table of Remembrance
Sunday, November 4
We will be celebrating the Feast of All Saints on Sunday November 4 at both of our worship services.  As part of that celebration we will be offering our remembrances of those that have gone before through our prayers and with a Table of Remembrance. If you would like for someone to be remembered in the prayers that day please, email Timothy no later than October 31. For the Table of Remembrance, which will be a Table set near the altar with photographs of our loved ones who have passed into eternal life, please bring in your pictures (framed if possible) either on any Sunday prior to Nov 4 or to the office by October 31. If you have any questions, please contact Suzi+ or by calling 619-955-0968.
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)!
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed!
Hosts are needed beginning Sunday, September 16th after each service. If you are able to host, please email Timothy !
S taying Connected
Jubi-latte & Tea Deum
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Cupitol
Coffee-with-the-Priest takes place today at Cupitol (812 Grove Street, Evanston). Stop on by to chat!
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.
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
CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday October 14
We are in the final stretch! Only 4 days left to sign up to be a Walker or sponsor!  We now have  4 Walkers on the St. Mark's Team.  It's not too late to become a Walker or sponsor, contact Donna Richardson or visit the St. Mark's CROP website,   or drop your contribution in the jar at the front of the church As of Mon., Oct 8, we have raised $699 toward our team goal.   The CROP Hunger Walk is truly about us all fighting hunger one step at a time. Thank you for your support!
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!
Texts for the Week Ahead

Sunday, October 14
Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm 22:1-15
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31

Lay Ministers
Sunday, October 14
Eucharistic Ministers:
Byron Scott, Edie Molumby, Joanna Greene, Sarah Francis
Abigail Seifert (8 a.m.) Casmir Szczepaniak, Mike Johnson (10:30 a.m.)
Asher S., Bruce G., Evelyn S.
Lay Eucharist Visitor:
Beth Johnson
Altar Guild:
Sharon Friend, Evelyn Russell
Altar Flowers:
Michael Schoen
John Lucadamo, Doug Sondgeroth, Nancye Kirk, Elsa Sondgeroth
Coffee Hour Snacks:
Vestry Person of the Day:
Chad Goeser, Doug Sondgeroth
Prayer List
The eLion Newsletter is published every Wednesday.
Publication Deadlines:
Sunday Bulletin Announcements: five days before (Tuesday)
Wednesday Lion: two days before (Monday)

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Office Hours
Tuesday & Thursday:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.