June 19, 2019
The eLion
All of us at St. Mark’s share a commitment to our faith and to our community, and we welcome visitors regardless of religious background, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Everyone is welcome here.
St. Mark’s Goes to the Lakefront – along with St. Andrew Pentecost, St. Luke’s and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Churches - on Sunday, July 14 for a 10 a.m. worship service. (Location: Hamilton St. and the Lakefront!)

That day the open plate offering will be designated for Interfaith Action of Evanston’s Overnight Shelter. The Overnight Shelter is open whenever the temperature is at or below 20 degrees. Five churches and one Synagogue provide beds for a maximum of 35 persons on a 3 week rotation. Voluntary contributions keep the Shelter operating.

In addition, there will be a time of fellowship after the service. St. Mark’s has been designated as the provider of beverages! There is a sign-up sheet in the Parlor to indicate if you are willing to bring 1 gallon of lemonade (or similar) and/or 1 “box” of coffee. Cups will be provided by another congregation. You can also sign-up by emailing office@stmarksevanston.org and letting Timothy know what you will be bringing.
This Weekend
Texts for June 23, 2019


As the deer longs for the water-brooks, * 
so longs my soul for you, O God.
Lay Ministers for
Sunday, June 23
Eucharistic Ministers: Milner Seifert (8:00 a.m.), Asher Sondgeroth, Dorothy Szczepaniak (10:30 a.m.)
Lectors: Dale Seifert (8 a.m.), Donna Richardson, Dorothy Szczepaniak (10:30 a.m.)
Acoltyes: Mickey Lowenstein, Vince Pappas, Lydia Pappas
Altar Guild: Trish Barr, Julia Ferguson
Altar Flowers: Emily Chastain
Ushers: John Fitts, Tacia Johnson
Coffee Hour Host: Debra Bullock (8 a.m.), Steve Plank, Caroline Sheffield, Joanna Greene, Dan Whitmore (9:30 a.m.)
Vestry Person of the Day: Julia Ferguson, Rachel Easton
Worship & Formation

Altar Flowers: If you would like to remember a loved one by making a donation for flowers on a Sunday morning, add your name to the sign up sheet in the parlor. The suggested donation is $50. There are several dates in June still available.

The Big Provincial Gathering is an event for ANYONE and EVERYONE:
Lay persons and clergy are invited to come to connect with others, build networks around ministries, and create ongoing ways of supporting one another. St. Mark’s is part of the Diocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Chicago is in Province V of the Episcopal Church and this gathering is for all of us! It takes place on July 12 and July 13 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and includes childcare for infants, programs for children of all ages and adults! Join Pastor Debra and others from throughout the Province to learn what other churches are up to in these changing times. Click here for more information or to register!
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed for after services through June! If you are available to help set up and clean up after a service, please sign up in the parlor, or email Timothy and let him
know what weekend!
Staying Connected
Vacation: Pastor Debra will be out of the office on vacation from Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22. During her absence, The Rev. Suzi Holding will be covering for any pastoral emergencies. She can be reached at 619-955-0968.

Jubi-latte and Tea Deum (Coffee with the Priest)!
There will be no meeting this Thursday due to Pastor Debra’s vacation.

Vestry
Did you know that the most recent Vestry Meeting minutes are always posted on the bulletin board outside of the volunteer office? Now they can also be viewed onl ine by clicking  this link!
Social Justice & Outreach
Sandwich-Makers and Lunch Servers Wanted: Did you know that every week St. Mark’s and St. Matthew’s serve lunch to between 50 and 70 guests in Cunningham Hall? AND, did you know that you can get involved by helping to make those lunches on Tuesday evenings? It’s all true! Sandwich-making takes place on the 2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , and (when it exists) 5 th  Tuesday of each month in the kitchen from 6 – 6:30 p.m. but we need your help. If you can spend 30 minutes even once in a while, we could use your help. In addition, especially during the summer weeks, additional help is needed on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to set up, serve, and clean-up lunch. Sign up is easy:

·     Tuesday sandwich making -  http://tinyurl.com/y3xwbcda
·     Wednesday Lunch -  https://tinyurl.com/wedlch

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Richardson at 847-712-0705 or  dlynnrich322@gmail.com.
 
Cope Backpack Drive: St. Mark’s will once again be a distribution site for backpacks and school supplies in August but now through July 2019 you can already get involved by purchasing a new backpack and leaving it in the bin at Becky & Me Toys (620 Grove St) OR at Wintrust Bank (901 Grove St). Shop for backpacks in-store or online at COPE’s Amazon Wishlist: https://amzn.to/2VyCP5s.

Revive Christmas Baskets: It's Christmas Basket time again, and ReVive Center for Housing and Healing needs your help! The only registration date left is June 22nd at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. We will have hundreds of clients coming to register each day, and we need a great deal of Christmas Basket elves to help us pull it off successfully. We hope to have at least 20 elves each day! Volunteers will sit with families and record their Christmas wishlists. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Simone at (312) 997-2222, Ext. 233 or sowens@revivecenter.org
Thank you all for your continued support of the Christmas Basket program!
Pastoral Care Notes
Birthday Blessings:
Mike Johnson (6/21)
William Benz (6/24)
Ted Richardson (6/26)

Prayer List
Names remain on the prayer list for 5 weeks (2 weeks for those who have died).
  
We bid your prayers for: Trish Barr, Veronica Braithwaite, Mary Pat Buckley, Jim Carver, Gerritt Dangremond, John Fitts, Caroline Frowe, Judy Kopp, Charlie Lettner, Grace Lettner, Paul Lettner, Katherine Tyson McCrea, George Mitchell, Jan and Jeri Offutt, Chris Schultze, OJ Mabwa, Demetrie Augustinos, David and Donnie Cresap, Kathleen Cook and Pat Ryan, Ahmed Mahmoud, Jeff Redmond, Reg Ryan, Lisa Smith, Michael Collins, Archie Oliver

We pray for those who have died: Rosemarie Green, Steve Mullins, Leon G. Robinson
If we have missed your birthday or anniversary, or if you have a name you would like added to the prayer list (or removed from the list) please send an email to Timothy at office@stmarksevanston.org
Treasurer's Note:
On behalf of the Treasurer’s Office and the Stewardship Team, we are all hoping you have plans for a joyous summer! Before you head out of town, we’d love if you can remember to keep your pledge up to date at St. Mark’s. Cash flow slows down in the summer so it is helpful for everyone to help out! Payments can be placed in offering plates on Sunday mornings, mailed to the church, or made by PayPal (go to  http://www.stmarksevanston.org  and click on the Donate button in the right hand column). We want it to be easy for you! We will send out mid-year statements in early July.