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St. Mark’s in Motion by Photographer Peter Vagt on Display Now

From 2009 to 2019, parishioner and photographer Peter Vagt took over 4,000 pictures of what he saw and experienced here at St. Mark’s: our very lively and vibrant church life. Two years ago, Beth Trebelhorn-Treleven and the Art Committee began to plan an exhibit with the pictures. After reviewing the photographs and selecting 100 of them, they aptly named the exhibit St. Mark’s in Motion. 

It took a year to select the photographs, design the exhibit, and prepare the 14 panels of photographs you see on the walls of the nave. Last spring, the exhibit was ready, but the pandemic got in the way of installation. Now St. Mark’s in Motion is here for us all to see and enjoy.

From a newborn baby being baptized to a 97-year-old priest and scholar lighting a candle, you’ll see dear friends and family, multiple years’ worth of beloved Feasts of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Holy Week services, concerts, dramatic presentations, and as many pumpkins as pictures Peter has taken. Walk through the nave, look and see, and you’ll fall in love with St. Mark’s all over again.

The Exhibit will be up for several months, and the Art Committee is planning a formal opening and reception for Friday, September 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

 


Updated Guidelines for Music from the Diocese of Chicago

Guidelines for church music are becoming more relaxed as vaccination rates go up. Here are some updates from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago from earlier this month:

  • A choir of no more than four (4) fully vaccinated people may sing together at an indoor worship service at least 15 feet away from the congregation.
  • More people (but no more than 15) regardless of vaccine status may rehearse and sing together outdoors.
  • A choir of fully vaccinated singers may rehearse and record in an empty, well-ventilated church as long as all singers wear a well-fitted mask and maintain 6 feet distance from one another.
  • Congregants are welcome to hum along at the appropriate time as music is sung or played.
  • Brass and wind instrument players with appropriate bell coverings and face masks may play indoors.

For more information about the latest guidelines, click here. 

 


St. Mark’s LGBTQIA+ Group Meets Sunday, May 23, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LGBTQIA+ persons aged 21 and above and their families are invited for a group get-together on Sunday, May 23 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  We will meet in a private backyard; please bring your own chair and food/drinks.

We will spend time having conversations, getting to know each other, and talking about what we want a LGBTQIA+ group at St. Mark’s to look like.  Please contact Jo Ann Lagman at joann@stmarksglenellyn.org or call (630) 484-5932 to RSVP or if you have any questions.

If you are a family member of an LGBTQIA+ person who will not be present at this group or an ally and are interested in beginning a PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays) group, please also feel free to contact Jo Ann.


Time to Register for Vacation Bible School!

You are invited to VBS this summer at St. Mark’s. We hope you can join us as you discover you’re priceless to God!

When: Monday, July 19th – Friday, July 23rd

Where: St. Mark’s 

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Who: Children (4 years old to 5th Grade)

Registration begins May 1. Click here to register online!

More information to come. 

Questions? Contact Megan McGuire.


Low-Cost Dental Services Available in DuPage County – Servicios dentales de bajo costo disponibles en el condado de DuPage

Did you know that low-cost dental services are available for many DuPage County residents?

¿Sabía que hay servicios dentales de bajo costo disponibles para muchos residentes del condado de DuPage?

For more information in both English and Spanish about low-cost and free dental services, click here. 

Para obtener más información en inglés y español sobre servicios dentales gratuitos y de bajo costo, haga clic aquí.

For more information about Dental Health Services from the DuPage County Health Department in English, click here. 

Para obtener más información sobre los servicios de salud dental del Departamento de salud del condado de DuPage en español, haga clic aquí.


Adult Formation: Learn About Islam, Ramadan, and Eid, Sunday, May 2 at 9:00 am

Adult Formation will resume regular meetings sometime during the season of Pentecost. However, there will be a special event during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan (which this year begins now in mid-April and continues through mid-May) so that we may learn about Islam, Ramadan, and Eid.

Nadia Qazi, a dear Muslim friend committed to interfaith dialogue and understanding, will speak to us about this sacred time of fasting and grace. Coming to know our sisters and brothers from the Abrahamic traditions and growing in love and respect is part of God’s desire for the flourishing of the human community. Join the dialogue at Zoom ID 815 3207 6357.

If you have questions about Islam for Nadia, please send them to Lindsey Paris-Lopez at lparislopez@gmail.com or (630) 200-1950.


Learn More about Education for Ministry (EfM)

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 100,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.

There is an Education for Ministry group that meets at St. Marks on Wednesday evenings, currently via Zoom.  We are accepting applications for four more participants to start the next year in September running into June 2022. Sign-up will be in June of this year and there is a $375 tuition for the year, books are included.  For more information or to sign-up please contact David Dornblaser at (630) 215-7999 or david@shelterforall.org. The EfM website is http://efm.sewanee.edu/about-efm/about-efm


Blood Drive at St. Mark’s on Sunday, June 6

St. Mark’s is once again partnering with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois to host a blood drive on Sunday, June 6 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The blood drive will be held in Mahon Hall, socially distanced with everyone using masks.

Please considering donating!  One donation can help save up to three lives.  Plasma from people who have had COVID can help fight off the illness.

Register at the Versiti website or at https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5591779.  For any questions, please contact Jo Ann Lagman joann@stmarksglenellyn.org.

 


Free Transportation for COVID Vaccine Appointments in DuPage County

Free Transportation for COVID Vaccine Appointments: The DuPage County Department of Community Services Ride DuPage Program can provide free transportation to residents for vaccine appointments.  Residents who are most in need (low income, homeless, wheelchair bound) who have a vaccination appointment at a DuPage County mass vaccination site, doctor’s office, or pharmacy are encouraged to call (630) 407-6500 or (800) 942-9412 for more information or to set up a ride.  Rides require 24-hour advanced notice.  Ride appointment can be made starting April 16th for rides on or after April 20, 2021.

El programa Ride DuPage del Departamento de Servicios Comunitarios del Condado de DuPage puede proporcionar transporte gratuito a los residentes para las citas de vacunas. Se alienta a los residentes más necesitados (de bajos ingresos, sin hogar, en silla de ruedas) que tengan una cita de vacunación en un sitio de vacunación masiva, consultorio médico o farmacia del condado de DuPage que llamen al (630) 407-6500 o al (800) 942-9412 para más información o para programar un viaje. Los viajes deben ser avisados con 24 horas de anticipación. La cita de transporte se puede hacer a partir del 16 de abril para viajes a partir del 20 de abril de 2021.


Time for a Church Survey! ¡Hora de una encuesta!

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17 ESV

 

While the worst of the pandemic is ending, restrictions continue, including limited in-person church attendance. The current maximum in-person attendance is 80 people. As St. Mark’s now offers both in-person and online worship options, the Vestry felt we should proactively reach out to the entire congregation to get a better understanding of how the church can continue to learn, evolve and improve. The spirit behind this survey is a desire to hear as many voices as possible and to understand what the congregation is thinking and feeling. The survey is anonymous, but you are welcome to put your name in any comment if you’d prefer. Please complete by Friday, April 16!

New deadline is Wednesday, April 21!

 

St. Mark’s 3 Minute Congregation Survey

 

“Así que la fe es por el oír, y el oír, por la palabra de Dios.” – Romanos 10:17 RVR

 

Aunque lo peor de la pandemia está terminando, las restricciones continúan, incluyendo la limitación de la asistencia a la iglesia en persona. El máximo de asistencia presencial actual es de 80 personas. Dado que San Marcos ofrece ahora opciones de adoración tanto en persona como en línea, la Junta Parroquial consideró que debíamos llegar de forma proactiva a toda la congregación para obtener una mejor comprensión de cómo la iglesia puede seguir aprendiendo, evolucionando y mejorando. El espíritu detrás de esta encuesta es el deseo de escuchar tantas voces como sea posible y entender lo que la congregación está pensando y sintiendo. La encuesta es anónima, pero puedes poner tu nombre en cualquier comentario si lo prefieres.¡Complete antes del viernes 16 de abril!

¡La nueva fecha límite es el miércoles 21 de abril!

 

Congregación de San Marcos – Encuesta de 3 Minutos

 


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