How do we talk about race as Christians? There will be a discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on Thursday, June 22, at 6:30 pm. This book won the National Book Award, and was written as a letter to the author’s son on the subject of race in America. Click here for more details and contact information.
St. Marker Motorcylists
This month’s ride will be Sunday, June 25. Riders depart St. Mark’s after the 8:00 am service. Destination: the Serena Cafe on Rt. 52 in Serena, Illinois. Bring a friend! Contacts: Mike Zimmer, 630.234.2288, or Alan Shackleton, email@example.com, 630.235.8629.
Saturday Night BBQ is back!
Worship at 5:00, BBQ at 6:00 on the lawn, July 8–August 26. St. Mark’s will provide the meat. Come along with a dish to pass, and a blanket or chair to sit on. This is so much fun when we all come together to create great community. Contact Pastor Claudia, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and Youth
Vacation Bible School
Register online for Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory! In this summer’s VBS, kids will discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Curious kids become hands-on inventors and experience God–the ultimate Maker–in new and wildly creative ways. VBS runs June 19-23, 9:00—12:00 pm at St. Mark‘s. Open to kids in grades kindergarten through fifthgrade. Cost is $25 (check or cash payable to the church with VBS in memo line).
Girls’ Book Club
Do you love to read? Want to learn more about how reading stories can help you understand more about who you are in Jesus? Join Miss Stacie for a book club for girls only this summer! Starting in July and running through mid-August we’ll meet once weekly to read, talk, and eat some yummy summertime desserts. Book selection and timing to come–please note your interest by filling out this form (I’m INTERESTED!) and Miss Stacie will be in touch!
Summer Bible Pop-Ups at to the Rectory Wednesday mornings. You bring the topic, I provide the Scripture. Head over to the Adult Studies page for all the details.
Choir To Perform Evensong
The St Mark’s Residency Choir will travel to Wells Cathedral in England in July, to be the resident choir at the cathedral for the week of July 10. This is the eighth choir mission trip for the St Mark’s choir, as a pilgrimage to our Anglican heritage. St Mark’s has scheduled this choir for a Choral Evensong service at 6:30 on Thursday, June 29. Please plan to attend to worship on these dates. Read more about the choir and it’s residency here.
This favorite event will be held on July 2. An ice cream social follows. Don’t miss it!
- Security Team: Check over and secure the building each evening for a week, on an approximate 2-month rotation. Please contact John Temple, email@example.com, 630.606.0074.
- Audio Visual: Control lights, sound, and recordings during 10:30 worship. Please contact Sally Gradle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630.632.5671.
- Greeters: Assist visitors and newcomers, help knit our community together. Needed at 9 or 10:30 worship. Please contact Gary & Carol Cottingham, email@example.com, 630.845.2619.
- Ushers: Needed at 9 or 10:30 worship. Please contact Bill Spring, Billspring4@gmail.com, 331.588.4044.