March 13, 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.
The Lenten Midweek Group is cancelled due to lack of sign-ups.
Watch this space for upcoming Sunday Morning offerings!
This Weekend
Texts for March 17, 2019

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom then shall I fear? *
the Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom then shall I be afraid?
Lay Ministers for
Sunday, March 10
Eucharistic Ministers: Milner Seifert (8 a.m.), Edie Molumby, Joanna Greene, Andy Howard, Alice Pappas (10:30 a.m.)
Lectors: Nancye Kirk (8 a.m.), Alice Pappas, Eva Sondgeroth (10:30 a.m.)
Altar Guild: Pat Bent, Rachel Easton
Ushers: Fred Lewis, Susan Lewis, Lisa Montgomery, Emily & Sophia Chastain
Coffee Hour Hosts: Debra Bullock (8 a.m.), Volunteer Needed! (10:30 a.m.)
Coffee Hour Snacks: Last Names Beginning M-S (3/17), T-Z (3/24)
Vestry Person of the Day: Deane Johnson, Chad Goeser
Worship & Formation
Easter Flowers
One of the most beautiful ways in which we mark the difference between the season of Lent and the joyous celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection is in the way we adorn our sanctuary. All are invited to help us create a festive display by contributing money toward Easter flowers. These contributions may be given in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving or honor of someone special. The requested minimum donation is $20 per name. Please make checks payable to St. Mark's Episcopal Church and indicate "Easter Flowers" in the memo line or place cash in an envelope clearly marked Easter Flowers. Forms are available in the Parlor.

Requests to remember or honor loved ones in this way, must be in to the church office no later than Tuesday, April 9 

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed for after services through May 5th! 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!

Come and Sing Choir Sundays! Last Sunday of Each Month
Anytime is a good time to join the choir! However, sometimes the pieces are a little intimidating to just pick up and Thursday night rehearsals are too much for some people’s busy schedule. To accommodate this, an accessible choral work will be chosen for “drop-ins” to join on the last Sunday of each Month. No choral experience necessary! No strings attached! To participate, stop into the sanctuary 30 minutes before the later worship service to rehearse without a mid-week, late-night rehearsal. Rehearsal for the “Come and Sing Choir Sunday” will be every Sunday in the month leading up to the Sunday in which the piece is to be sung. 
(Anyone is welcome to join the choir on all Sundays with rehearsals on Thursday nights in the choir room from 7:30-9:00.)
Staying Connected
Jubi-latte and Tea Deum  
Beginning March 21, weekly conversation over
coffee or tea with Pastor Debra is moving! W e will now gather on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 at Curt’s Cafe South (1813 Dempster St). Hope to see you there!

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 online by clicking  this link.
Outreach & Social Justice
3rd Sunday Juice collection
Please remember to put gallon jugs of juice (cranberry or apple juice are preferred) on your shopping list for our Wednesday Lunch program.  Our next RED CART collection will be March 17; please place the jugs in the cart at the back of the sanctuary. Thank you!

Midweek Lunch
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 6-6:30 p.m. volunteers prepare sandwiches. On Wednesdays, volunteers gather in Cunningham Hall from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to serve the meal and talk with our guests. If you would like to help, please contact John Lucadamo or Donna Richardson for more information.

For any Social Justice and Outreach Ministry (SJOM) questions, please contact Donna Richardson, or 847.677.0701
Pastoral Care Notes
Birthday Blessings:
Deane Johnson (3/16)
Addison Benz (3/17)

We bid your prayers for: Veronica Braithwaite, Mary Pat Buckley, Tony Campise, Jim Carver, Gerritt Dangremond, Caroline Frowe, Cyndi Hefler, Judy Kopp, Charlie Lettner, Grace Lettner, Paul Lettner, John Lucadamo, Jan and Jeri Offutt, the Babbitt-Lewis family, Herschel Brooks Lowe, OJ Mabwa, The Nacey family, Kevin, the Dudich-Harris family, Tonee White, Demetrie Augustinos, David and Donnie Cresap, Kathleen Cook and Pat Ryan, Ahmed Mahmoud, Jeff Redmond, Reg Ryan, Lisa Smith, Lee Gaede
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
Living Well through Lent
The Living Compass Lenten devotionals, Living Well Through Lent: Practicing Forgiveness with All Your Heart, Soul , Strength an d Mind , are available to be picked up from the center table in the Parlor. The devotional is intended to be used for daily personal reflection and includes a reflection for each day of the week along with questions and a space for you to record your own thoughts, feelings or insights.