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The Pumpkin Patch is Open!

The St. Mark’s Pumpkin Patch is a 15-year tradition, having raised $100,000 for DuPagePads!

We need lots of helpers to staff the sales tent. Please go here to sign up!  We need help with the sales tent during the weekend only.  This coming weekend is the last weekend for pumpkins sales!

Please contact Phil Adler at (312) 259-1003 or for additional information.

Glen Ellyn Interfaith Prayer Service on Wednesday, October 27th from 7:30am – 9:00am at Lake Ellyn

Meet on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:30am – 9:00am.  Rain date is November 3, 2021.  This event is outside and will be at Lake Ellyn.  Seating will be available, feel free to bring your own chair as well.  Free Coffee provided by Blackberry Market.  Masks are encouraged but not required.

The featured speaker will be the Rev. Dr. James Shannon, who previously served as executive director of the Regional Fair Housing Center in Chicago, before founding the Peoples Community Church in Glen Ellyn. He was baptized at age 12 by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For the service, masks are encouraged, but not required. For information, visit

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry – This Week’s Needed Items

We invite you to drop off donations just inside the door of the Pantry, at 493 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn. Call the Pantry at (630) 469-6988 if you need to arrange another drop off time. Any questions, please contact St. Mark’s representative to the Food Pantry, Joyce Frawley, at (630) 476-5655.

St. Mark’s Book Group: October, November & December Books

St. Mark’s Book Group is meeting October 24, at 3:00 pm via Zoom to discuss “War: How Conflict Shaped Us” by Margaret MacMillan who argues that war is an essential aspect of human nature, and that peace is an aberration in history. On November 28, we will be discussing “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson, the story of the decades-long migration of black citizens who left the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. And this year we are considering meeting in December to discuss “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell. We traditionally meet at 3:00 pm on the 4th Sunday of every month. We will be picking our upcoming titles in early January. If you want to suggest a title, you must be ready to defend it at the January meeting, and to lead the discussion. If you are interested in joining us for any of these discussions, please contact May Anstee, 630-247-0933, or for more information.

Yoga is Coming Back to St. Mark’s – More Details to Come


Coming Soon…Yoga at St. Mark’s!

Yoga is coming back to St. Mark’s! You don’t have to be highly flexible. You don’t have to be super strong. It doesn’t even matter if you have never done yoga before. Yoga is for Every BODY! Take the time to move your body and clear your mind! Interested in participating? Contact Beth Adas at 773-844-7271 (call or text) or to share your availability and to be added to future communications about classes starting in early 2022.

Our Nursery is OPEN and IN PERSON Sunday School is back!

Pre-K with Miss Diane meets in room 101 on the lower level at 10:15am and K-5 with Miss Gina meets in Mahon Hall at 10:15am. After Sunday School, children will be brought to their parents in church at 11:15 am.

 For the month of October:


October 17       Daniel: And the Lion

October 24       Pumpkin Decorating

October 31       Joseph: And his Brothers



October 17       Jesus heals Bartimaeus

October 24       Pumpkin Decorating

October 31       The Greatest Commandment

We would love to have you join us! Can’t be with us live? Watch our videos on the St. Mark’s YouTube Channel. Questions? Contact Miss Gina at


For many years, St. Mark’s has welcomed twelve-step groups. There are currently five groups that meet each week:

  • Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) at 7:30 pm – Library
  • Monday Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics) at 8:00 pm – Lehman Parlor
  • Tuesday AA at 8:00 pm – Mahon Hall
  • Thursday AA at 8:00 pm – Mahon Hall
  • Saturday AA at 7:30 am – Mahon Hall
  • Saturday CoDA (a program of recovery from co-dependence) at 9:30 am – Room 202
  • NEW: Saturday Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics) at 10:00 am – Lehman Parlor

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.