July 3, 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.
Farewell to Associate for Music Ministries, David Plank
After more than five years of making music together with us at St. Mark’s, David Plank, Associate for Music Ministries, will be leaving on July 31st to move with his wife, Jamie McFarlin, and their cat, Phoebe, to Boulder, Colorado. As a token of our appreciation for his years of service, we invite you to make a contribution to a purse that will be presented to him on his last Sunday, July 28th. To contribute, please make checks payable to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (memo: David Plank Purse) OR go to our website, stmarksevanston.org, click on the donate tab and follow the PayPal instructions (again, be sure to indicate it is for the David Plank Purse). Please be advised that donations to this purse are not tax deductible. Gifts should be made to St. Mark’s no later than Wednesday, July 17. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.
This Weekend
Texts for July 7, 2019

Be joyful in God, all you lands; *
sing the glory of his Name;
sing the glory of his praise.
Lay Ministers for
Sunday, July 7

Eucharistic Ministers: Joanna Greene, Ted Richardson (10:30 a.m.)
Lectors: Phyllis Lyons (8 a.m.), Joanna Greene, Eva Sondgeroth (10:30 a.m.)
Altar Guild: Beth Johnson, Dorothy Laudati
Altar Flowers: Ellie Bergman
Ushers: Marion Macbeth, Deane Johnson, Rich Forst
Coffee Hour Host: Loretta Jacobs
Coffee Hour Snacks: Last names beginning A-F
Vestry Person of the Day: Milner Seifert, 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 throughout the summer still available!

Lakefront Worship & Lemonade: Beginning on Sunday, July 14 th  we will begin our lakefront worship. That first Sunday we will gather at 10 a.m. for our Annual All Evanston Episcopalian Worship Service. St. Mark’s has been asked to provide beverages. In fact, each Sunday we gather at the lakefront for worship, it is nice to end our time together with some refreshing lemonade. If you are willing to bring lemonade for one or more Sundays, please sign up in the Parlor OR email Timothy at  office@stmarksevanston.org . July 14 th  worship is at 10 a.m. All subsequent Sundays are at 9:30 a.m. Worship takes place at Hamilton Street and the Lakefront. A map is available here

Pastoral Emergencies and Sunday Coverage: Pastor Debra will be attending the wedding of David Plank and Jamie McFarlin this weekend in California. In her absence from July 4 through July 8, The Rev. Suzi Holding, Interim Rector at St. Augustine’s in Wilmette, will be covering for Pastoral Emergencies. If you have an emergency, please contact Suzi at 619-955-0968. The Rev. Dr. Jane Clark will preach and preside at Sunday services. Prior to her retirement, she most recently served as Rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Grayslake. Please help her feel welcomed this Sunday.
Staying Connected
Jubi-latte and Tea Deum (Coffee with the Priest) will not be meeting due to Independence Day. See you next week!

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.

Join IAE in the 4th of July Parade: Help raise the community’s awareness of Interfaith Action of Evanston by joining others from faith communities and march under the IAE banner in the Fourth of July parade. An Evanston tradition since 1922, this parade draws thousands of viewers. It’s a lively crowd of friends and neighbors from all over town—a community love fest.

We step off at 2 pm and follow the 1.3 mile route along Central Street, ending at Ryan Field (Dyche Stadium). Participants finish no later than 4 pm. Families and children are welcomed. Details are on the flyer posted on the bulletin board and in the parlor! Questions? Contact Donna Richardson, 847.712.0705

Hospitality Center Red Basket Campaign July-September: Below is the list of items along with suggested sources sent by Sue Murphy, executive director - Interfaith Action of Evanston. A red bucket has been placed in the parlor to collect items and will also be available at second service at the Lake please drop the items in at your convenience. Questions, please contact Donna Richardson. Thanks, we appreciate your generosity!

We're looking for: sunscreen, umbrellas, small bottles of hand sanitizer, deodorant, dollar store ear buds, and lip balm (ChapStick, etc.).
Pastoral Care Notes
Birthday Blessings:
Amaru Greene (7/3)
Annie Kirchner (7/3)
Phyllis Lyons (7/4)
Elsa Sondgeroth (7/8)

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, Michael Collins, Archie Oliver, Bob Finster, Rose Ikenye
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