July 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.
Lakefront Worship & Lemonade
We have begun our Lakefront Worship! Each Sunday we gather at the lakefront for worship, and 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

Sundays Worship takes place at 9:30 a.m.
at Hamilton Street and the Lakefront.
A map is available here

This Weekend
Lay Ministers for
Sunday, July 21

Eucharistic Ministers: Abigail & Milner Seifert, (9:30 a.m.)
Lectors: Nancye Kirk (8 a.m.), Cas Szczepaniak (9:30 a.m.)
Altar Guild: Pat Bent, Rachel Easton
Altar Flowers: Dorothy Laudati
Ushers: Fred & Susan Lewis, Lisa Montgomery
Vestry Person of the Day: Liz McElhatton, Deane Johnson
Worship & Formation

A Beach-a-Palooza Thank You  to all who joined in with the other 130 Episcopalians who gathered at the Lakefront last Sunday to praise God in our combined worship service. The open plate offering was designated for Interfaith Action of Evanston and together we raised $896. Thank you all!

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 Ushers Needed:  Due to some planned absences, we are in need of two people to serve as ushers at the lakefront on Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, August 25. This involves arriving about 15 minutes early to hand out worship booklets, counting the number of people in attendance, and collecting the offering. The only requirements are a cheerful disposition and a willingness to be of service. If you can help on either of these dates, please let Pastor Debra know at   rector@stmarksevanston.org . Thanks!
Staying Connected
 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.

Jubi-latte and Tea Deum (Coffee with the Priest): Come, sit and chat with Pastor Debra at Berry Pike Cafe, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays! You can find Berry Pike at 1100 Davis St, right across from the Post Office.

St. Mark’s Family Play Date will take place at Smith Park (corner of Ashland and Lyons in Evanston) on Saturday, July 27 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Bring your kids (or your inner child) and come out and play!

Luncheon for Altar Guild, Flower Guild and Ushers: The luncheon will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 12 noon. Location will be determined based on number of folks who are able to attend. Please RSVP to Pastor Debra at rector@stmarksevanston.org by Friday, July 19 to let her know whether or not you plan to attend the luncheon to honor you and your ministry at St. Mark’s.

Confirm not Conform Mini Golf for Students and Mentors:   A reminder that we will be going miniature golfing on Sunday, July 28. We will carpool from St. Mark’s with a 3 p.m. departure. Please RSVP to  rector@stmarksevanston.org to let us know if you are coming and, if you are a mentor, please let us know if you are able to drive and how many. We will be going to the Par-King in Wheeling.
The Rev. Scott Zaucha   will be installed as the sixth rector of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Bishop Jeffrey Lee will preside and preach. All are invited to attend this Celebration of New Ministry for the congregation of St. Ann’s. Please RSVP to  parishadm@stannswoodstock.org.

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.

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
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, Charlie and Judy Kopp, Charlie Lettner, Grace Lettner, Paul Lettner, Katherine Tyson McCrea, George Mitchell, Jan and Jeri Offutt, OJ Mabwa, Bob Finster,

We pray for the deceased: Njeri (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