July 31, 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.
This Weekend
Lay Ministers for
Sunday, August 4

Eucharistic Ministers: Joanna Greene, Beth Johnson (9:30 a.m.)
Lectors: Phyllis Lyons (8 a.m.), Dorothy Szczepaniak (9:30 a.m.)
Altar Flowers: Ellie Bergman
Altar Guild: Beth Johnson, Dorothy Laudati
Lakefront Lemonade: Debra Bullock, Malaysia Jackson
Vestry Person of the Day: Seth Himrod, Molly Skelton
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 Ushers Needed:  Due to some planned absences, we are in need of two people to serve as ushers at the lakefront on 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
An Invitation to the Women’s Gathering & Retreat: God’s Healing Leads to Wholeness : All women of the Diocese of Chicago and their guests are invited to attend the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) sponsored fall retreat (October 11-13 at The Portiuncula Center for Prayer in Frankfort, Illinois). Colleen and John Willard will be our featured presenters. Jeannie McCabe from Fort Smith, Arkansas will be our centering presenter and Lead Musician. Janet Irvine, from Janesville, Wisconsin is our Musician. The Rev. Trilby Murray, ECW Chaplain (Deacon at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chicago) is our Quiet Day Presenter and Spiritual Director for the weekend. The Rev. Eileen Shanley-Roberts is our Celebrant. Special pricing is available through August 31, 2019. Details and registration forms may be found on the ECW website: ecwchicago.org. For questions and concerns please contact Linda Toberman, retreat@ecwchicago.org .

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!

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 on line 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 School Supply Sorting and Distribution:   St. Mark’s is once again partnering with COPE to help sort and distribute school supplies and backpacks for Evanston public school students at St. Mark’s from August 14 through August 17. The sorting can be done by anyone; the distribution can only be done by adults. If you are able to assist, please sign up Here:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4ca9aa2ba02-sorting .

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 Celebrations:
Ann Lettner (8/1)
Maggie Johnson (8/1)
Lucy Consiglio (8/1)
Corinne Clarkson (8/3)
Andrea Nowack (8/4)
Nathan Waller (8/5)
Eliana Greene (8/5)
Jack Heinz (8/6)

Anniversary Celebrations:
Donald & Mary Koss (8/2)
Judson & Gabrielle Brooks (8/3)

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, Kate Lewis, OJ Mabwa, Bob Finster, Demetrie Augustinos, Michael Collins, Kathleen Cook and Pat Ryan, David and Donnie Cresap, Lynn Kissell, Ahmed Mahmoud, Holly Nelson-Johnson, Reg Ryan, Lisa Smith

We pray for the deceased: Njeri (Rose) Ikenye, Eric Mockler (brother-in-law of Liz McElhatton), Jerry Willkom (brother-in-law of Trish Barr), John Lane
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