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A Night of Italian Opera Friday May 11 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the date for our second Night of Italian Opera on Friday May 11 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets are $50/person and can be purchased in the narthex after Sunday services, or online by clicking here. All proceeds benefit Shelter For All, a non-profit transitional housing ministry in DuPage County. It will be a fun night of delicious Italian food, drinks, and live opera. Any questions? Please contact David Dornblaser david@shelterforall.org.

Children’s Ministry Director and AM Sunday School Coordinator Positions Available

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Glen Ellyn invites applications for the positions of Children’s Ministry Director and AM Sunday School Coordinator. Send resume to Rev. George Smith, rector@stmarksglenellyn.org.


Children’s Ministries Director (10 hours per week average)

The ideal candidate will have broad view of the role of Children’s ministry in the life of today’s families; flexible and imaginative, superior organization and communication skills, previous teaching experience. Supports and coordinates all activities of Children’s Ministry Team: AM Sunday School, PM Sunday School, Jesus and Me, nursery, Nursery, Volunteer coordinated events, Vacation Bible School. This is a staff administrative position, but it may be combined with other Team positions if the candidate so desires.


AM Sunday School Coordinator (5 hours per week average)

The ideal candidate will be a detailed organizer, flexible, personable with kids and parents, good communicator. September-May, coordinate and facilitate all AM classroom activities on Sundays for Nursery-Grade 5: Nursery 9:00 am-2 pm, JAM 9:15 am, Sunday School 10:15 am. This position may be combined with the Children’s Ministry Director if the candidate so desires.


Cinco de Mayo Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday May 5

Cinco de Mayo Dinner and Silent Auction tickets are on sale Sundays in the Narthex and in the church office during the week. Tickets for this May 5 fundraiser will also be available at the door. You can also go online and purchase tickets here. Check Mexico Mission and please note that it is for tickets for Cinco de Mayo. Additionally, you can support our companion parish and the Mexico trip by donating an auction item. Each person going on the mission trip will be offering a silent auction item, but we also welcome auction item donations from other parishioners–gift baskets, sports tickets, restaurant certificates or gift cards have added generously to our fundraising in past years. To make arrangements to donate, or if you want to help but need an idea, please contact Jane Zaccaria tiddlywinks@sbcglobal.net or Jennifer Dorn jenniferdorn0211@gmail.com by Sunday, April 29. Proceeds help our companion parish, San Marcos, in Nigromante, Mexico and also support the 11 youth and adults going on this year’s Mexico Mission Trip in June!
Mother’s Day Roses will be for sale Saturday and Sunday, May 12 & 13Roses and floral arrangements will be sold in the morning on Saturday and before and after services on Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Mexico Mission Trip and our companion parish, San Marcos. Want to order in advance? A dozen roses are $20. Contact Evelyn Cabrera at evelyn.cabrera34@gmail.com.

Easter Sunday Sermon, April 1 2018

“Good morning and Happy Easter!  We have arrived at one of the summits of our Christian journey, the day when we as a community are most aligned in our calendars and hearts with the resurrection of Jesus and the possibilities of joy, hope, and newness that this event has brought to us and to the world.

And today, there will be no sermon, because there is nothing more that needs to be said than simply this:  God is love, without conditions.  Amen.” To read Father George Smith’s full sermon please click here.

Summer at St. Mark’s For Children

Vacation Bible School: The theme of VBS this year is Shipwrecked! Children ages four years old-entering fifth grade can participate in learning about God the week of July 16-20 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. There will be a performance for parents and caregivers on the last day. Registration form is here. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Kjellstrand at kjellstrandstephanie@gmail.com or call (630) 858-1020 ext. 234. Please mail or drop off your registration starting April 1 and a check to St. Mark’s, 393 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, Attn. Stephanie Kjellstrand.


Superstars Drama Camp: Gina Corrado will lead children ages 6 years and up June 11-15th at St. Mark’s 9:15 am-12:15 pm in a variety of performance activities such as acting, singing and dancing.  On the 15th there will be a performance for parents and care givers at 12:00 pm! Please mail or drop off your registration starting April 1 and a check to St. Mark’s, 393 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, Attn. Gina Corrado. We are not doing online registration this year–form can be printed out here. Questions? Please contact Gina at ginabina71@gmail.com.


Music Associate position available

The Music Program at St. Mark’s consists of Adult and Youth choirs which provide sung music for a variety of services held in the parish during the liturgical year. As we are a part of the Anglican Communion, much of the choral music offered is drawn from the rich tradition which comes to us through the Church of England. A wide variety of other styles of music are used as well, from early monastic chant and Renaissance composers to contemporary American works and spirituals. If you are interested in joining us, please read the job description here.

St. Mark’s listed as one of “100 Awesome Churches in the US”

Congratulations St. Mark’s! And thank you to everyone that helps make us who we are. Our doors are always open and everyone is always welcome, without condition. From the article:

“What makes a church awesome? Here are my criteria:

1️⃣ spiritually-enriching community
2️⃣ vibrant worship
3️⃣ social justice warriors
4️⃣ fully LGBTQ-inclusive
5️⃣ actively invite people into Christian identity/belonging

I crowd sourced suggestions on social media this weekend. Immediately, nominations started pouring in from across the country. 33 states to be exact.”

St. Mark’s 11th Mission Trip to Nigromante, Mexico!

Thirteen youth and adults from St. Mark’s leave on June 12 for a mission trip to our companion parish, San Marcos, in the Diocese of Southeast Mexico. Once again, we will help with Vacation Bible School and projects around the church. Most importantly, we will continue to strengthen our long-standing relationship with our friends in Nigromante, a ranching town of 5,000 people on the border of the Mexican states of Veracruz and Oaxaca. Please pray for the parish of San Marcos, for those St. Markers who will be traveling there, and for this continued relationship with our companion parish:

O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel on the Mission Trip to Mexico; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Prayer for Travelers, Book of Common Prayer)

Also, we invite you to join us during Sunday services on June 19 to see pictures and hear about the trip! If you can’t make it, please come to our August Taco Bar Lunch and Presentation to learn more about our relationship with San Marcos. Thank you for your continued support!

Mexico Mission Trip 2015-2

Memories From Our Mission Trip to Nigromonte Mexico

Learn more about the mission trip.  Visit http://www.stmarksglenellyn.org/outreach/global-partners/san-marcos/ for more information.