April 17, 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.
Feast of St. Mark
This Sunday, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Mark and will reveal this year’s Lion of the Year at the 10:30 a.m. service!  
We hope you’ll join in the celebration!
This Weekend
Texts for April 28, 2019

Let me announce the decree of the Lord: *
he said to me, "You are my Son;
this day have I begotten you.
Lay Ministers for
Sunday, April 28
Eucharistic Ministers: Dorothy Szczepaniak, Edie Molumby, Lynette Murphy, Ted Richardson
Lectors: Dale Seifert (8 a.m.), Aina Gutierrez, Donna Richardson (10:30 a.m.)
Acoltyes: Kate Johnson, Patrick Nee, Betsy Johnson, Bruce Gaede, Mickey Lowenstein
Flower Guild: Easter Flowers
Altar Guild: Trish Barr, Julia Ferguson
Ushers: John Fitts, Dave Himrod, Tacia Johnson
Coffee Hour Hosts: The Vestry (10:30 a.m.)
Coffee Hour Snacks: Last names beginning T-Z (4/28), A-G (5/5)
Vestry Person of the Day: Wyvette Hoffman, Blake Chastain
Worship & Formation
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.)

Adult Forum: Rethinking Church
Together we will watch Tod Bolsinger's talk at the 2017 Rethinking Church conference at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN. Bolsinger is the author of "Canoeing the Mountains" and Vice President for Vocation and Formation at Fuller Seminary. We will begin promptly at 9:15 so that we can see the whole thing in the time we have together and have a few minutes for conversation. 

Confirm Not Conform
Confirm not Conform will be meeting at St. Mark's this Sunday at 6:15 p.m.!
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!

Adult Formation: Rethinking Church! 
On Sunday, April 28 from 9:15-10:15, we will gather in Bethlehem Chapel to watch Tod Bolsinger's talk at the 2017 Rethinking Church conference at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN. Bolsinger is the author of Canoeing the Mountains and Vice President for Vocation and Formation at Fuller Seminary. We will begin promptly at 9:15 so that we can see the whole thing in the time we have together and still have a few minutes for conversation.
Staying Connected
Jubi-latte and Tea Deum are BACK!
Come sit and chat with Pastor Debra at Curt's Cafe South, 1813 Dempster Street, Evanston. We meet on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., see you then!

Coriolis Spring Concert will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s (939 Hinman, Evanston). This is their 32nd spring program focusing on the theme Conflict and Resolution. Conflict and resolution are often found in the choral literature; sometimes in the music itself, sometimes in the text, and sometimes both. References abound to “my soul on fire,” calls for help (alas!), crowds crying out in scorn or threatening persecution and murder, and contemplation of silence and solitude. But fear not! Resolution awaits in a cappella settings by Barber, Cordero, Dowland, Lauridsen, Stroop, Tchaikovsky, Whitacre, and more. St. Mark’s parishioners Patrick Furlong and Chris Schultze both sing with Coriolis. Program details are available on their Facebook page. You may purchase concert tickets either online at their website, or at the door on the day of the concert. Credit cards are always accepted. General admission is $20, and youth tickets for those 18 and under are $5. For more information, please call Eric Skalinder at 847.420.5085.

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.
Outreach & Social Justice
YWCA Initiative Stand Against Racism TODAY
St. Mark’s support for the YWCA’s Initiative Stand Against Racism continues this year. “Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.” Please come and stand with others to show your support for the community awareness of the effects of racism on all of us. Signs will be provided.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: West side of Ridge across from St. Mark’s Church
Post Stand Discussion: Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

If you are not able to join us on Wednesday, more information about the Stand and related activities including the Stand pledge are available on http://standagainstracism.org . You may sign the pledge online if you are interested.
Emergency Overnight Shelter Cocktail Reception Fundraiser
Don't miss the Evanston Emergency Overnight Shelter Cocktail Reception Fundraiser on May 6, from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are $100, and include appetizers, cocktails, and donation. Tix available online at www.interfaithactionofevanston.org or by mail at P.O. Box 1414, Evanston, IL 60204

Sandwich-Makers 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. Click the link HERE to sign up! If the schedule changes (sometimes a special meal is prepared and lunch making takes place at a different time), you will get an email letting you know! If you have any questions, please contact Donna Richardson at 847-712-0705 or  dlynnrich322@gmail.com.

For any Social Justice and Outreach Ministry (SJOM) questions, please contact Donna Richardson, dlynnrich322@gmail.com or 847.677.0701

Pastoral Care Notes
Birthday Blessings:
Dick Brooks (4/28)
Holly Benz (4/28)
Carrie King (4/29)
Michelle Mbuki (4/30)

Anniversary Blessings:
Nathan Waller & Michael Schoen (4/26)

We bid your prayers for: Veronica Braithwaite, Mary Pat Buckley, Tony Campise, Jim Carver, Emily, Blake and Sophia Chastain, Gerritt Dangremond, John Fitts, Caroline Frowe, Cyndi Hefler, Nancye Kirk, Judy Kopp, Charlie Lettner, Grace Lettner, Paul Lettner, George Mitchell, Jan and Jeri Offutt, the Babbitt-Lewis family, Herschel Brooks Lowe, OJ Mabwa, The Nacey family, Jessica Lemasters, Jesper Poulsen, Marvin Juliet, Rose Green, Linda Martin, Harold and Louise Samas, Hannah Boyadjis, Fay Ferguson, Pren Sawyer, Elizabeth Brasher, Demetrie Augustinos, David and Donnie Cresap, Kathleen Cook and Pat Ryan, Ahmed Mahmoud, Jeff Redmond, Reg Ryan, Lisa Smith

We pray for those who have died: Lucy Bremner (cousin of Edie Molumby), John Lucadamo (husband of Nancye Kirk)
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