Worship & Formation
Bike Blessing
September 30 at St. Mark's
Suzi will bless the bike racks and "things that roll" at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 30!
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed!
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 has  launched  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
John "Jake" Morris Visitation & Service
Saturday, September 22 at St. Mark's at 10 a.m.
There will be a visitation with the family of Jake Morris, beginning this Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Parlor. The service will begin at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow immediately after the service, also in the parlor.
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. NOTE: Bike Blessing announcement above!!

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. 
St. Mark's Men's Group
Saturday, September 29 at Walker Bros. at 7:25 a.m.
The men of St. Mark's meet on the fifth Saturday (of months that have five Saturdays) for breakfast and conversation at Walker Bros. on Green Bay Road at 7:25 AM. This month that will be Saturday, September 29.  All men of the parish are welcome.
Questions? Email Bruce Gaede or call at  847-274-0541
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.
Worship & Formation
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 !
WALK. GIVE. Change the world . 
Sunday, October 14
We are five weeks away from the  Annual North Shore CROP Hunger Walk!  Please see  Rich Forst  or  Donna Richardson  for more details and to sign up to be a Walker or to sponsor a Walker! Or go to St. Mark's team website to register  to walk or donate.  We will have a  collection jar at the back of the church! Make checks payable to CWS/CROP.  Questions, contact Donna Richardson or call her at 847.677.0701.
Interfaith Action Panel Discussion
What is homelessness? What is affordable housing? What is the relationship between the two and how as faith communities can we help? Come and learn about these questions and get answers from an experienced panel of experts. Join the Interfaith Action of Evanston Advocacy Team on either date.

The Sunday panel will include lunch. To RSVP for lunch or for more information about the event, please contact Craig Chambers .
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!
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
Thank you to all who came out to help clean up the lakefront at Adopt-a-Beach!!
Texts for the Week Ahead

Sunday, September 23
Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37

Lay Ministers
Sunday, Sept. 23
Eucharistic Ministers:
Ted Richardson, Byron Scott, Joanna Greene, Kate Johnson
Byron Scott, Aina Gutierrez
Wesley Urbanowski, Vince Pappas, Michelle Mbuki
Altar Guild:
Julia Ferguson, Trish Barr
Lay Eucharistic Visitor:
Dave Himrod
Altar Flowers:
Emily Chastain
John Fitts, Dave Himrod, Tacia Johnson
Coffee Hour Snacks:
Vestry Person of the Day:
Julia Ferguson, Doug Sondgeroth
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Prayer List
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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.