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Parish Newsletter

Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S – BRING YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Nicasa Behavioral Health Services is organizing a Back to School Fair for their clients, where they plan to give backpacks and supplies to over 500 students in Lake County. St. G’s has been supporting Nicasa for nearly 3 years, and we are excited to be included in this fair. We have committed to provide: 500 yellow highlighters, 250 Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 200 Elmer’s Glue Bottles, 500 Pencil Topper Erasers, 500 clear tape, and some backpacks. We also can provide TI-34II Scientific Calculators. Ask friends and family to help with the donations! Let them know St. G’s loves our community and invite them to share that love. We will bless them all at the worship services.

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer

10am – Joyful Noise Sunday Worship


On Joyful Noise Sunday Services, we shake up our service with a fusion of traditional worship and non-traditional music from a variety of genres. This Sunday will feature secular songs that have helped people in our community experience God. Come and connect with the Holy Spirit and each other in a new way – bring a friend for the fun!

11am – Coffee Hour (hosted by Mary Rodgers and family)

 

If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp10_RCL.html

Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Psalm 82
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

 

EXTEND HOSPITALITY WITH FOOD! – HOST COFFEE HOUR

If Coffee Hour is the first chance visitors have to really get to know our parish, and the best chance we all have to get to know each other better. Community is built over food and drink, just like Jesus did everywhere he went. Some hosts bring their own food (we all love the assortments that include protein and sweets!), and others thaw food from the freezer. The main responsibility is to set out coffee, mugs and food, then greet people at coffee hour, and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in hosting, or would like to co-host with someone else, sign up in Founder’s Hall, or email Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org .

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONOR NEEDED – JULY 28

If you are interested in donating flowers for the worship services on July 28, or ANY other Sunday, please contact Val Seilheimer ( valscello1@aol.com) . Val will help you with the process!

 

AN EVENING WITH PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY - JULY 31 AT 6:30PM
On July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at 
St. James Cathedral, Presiding Bishop Curry will appear in conversation with Dean Dominic Barrington. Tickets are $22 and include a signed copy of "The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire." If you are interested in attending with a group from St. G’s, please email Charlene Vanderhulst (parish@stgregoryschurch.org). Purchase tickets online: https://www.saintjamescathedral.org/cathedral-tickets

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Love-Sermons-reflections-inspire/dp/0525542892


 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

  

FAVORITE HYMNS... AND SECULAR SONGS TOO!

The music of our faith adds a familiar and meaningful texture to the most sacred moments of our lives - baptisms, weddings, funerals, liturgical feast days, and many others. They become inextricably intertwined with our life stories, and it is those stories we want to share this season of Pentecost! Once again, I'm asking for submissions of your favorite hymns from the Red Hymnal or the Music Issue. However, this time I'd like you to include not just a short sentence about why you like the hymn, but a story from YOUR life about why it means something to you, how you first came to hear it, etc! Length is not an issue... help us get to know each other through our love of music! If you submitted a hymn last year, feel free to repeat or pick something new - just tell us your story! 

BUT WAIT... there's more! :) In a related vein: our Broadway Sunday was such a hit a few months ago that we're planning to occasionally hold other Sunday services with themed music... and we'd like your input! So: what songs - even those that aren't explicitly sacred in nature - feel like hymns to you? What songs speak to your heart, fill you with joy or gratitude for God's gifts, or bring you closer to God... perhaps even without mentioning God by name at all? Some examples might include songs like All You Need is Love by the Beatles, Circle of Life from The Lion King, Defying Gravity from Wicked, Faithfully by Journey, or Happy by Pharrell Williams. Share your favorite song from ANY genre, and - just maybe - we'll all sing them together in a future Sunday service. :) 

There will be a place in the Sunday bulletin for you to handwrite your submissions and give them to me in person, but feel free to also email them to me at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – JULY 17 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
July 17th – “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
August 21st – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell
September 18th – “The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
October 16th – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler


JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE - SUNDAY, JULY 21 AT 10:15AM TILL NOON

This event is offered by Career Renewal Ministry and the meeting will feature our Advisors addressing various job search topics posed by the Participants. We are a group of several volunteer advisors who provide FREE one on one assistance to help individuals navigate the job search maze.  Established in 1986, Career Renewal has assisted more than 1000 people by walking with them through every step in the job search process. Meetings are held at the Holy Cross Church Community Room. Please bring 3 copies of your resume. 

www.careerrenewal.org

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - SUNDAY, JULY 21 AT NOON

We again  have the opportunity to serve at the Community Meals in Waukegan on Sunday, July 21st from 12 noon until 3:30 pm.  In Mother Anne's sermon on July 7th she referred to the passage in Luke 10 that was read at the Gospel and talked about  how we are called to help others in need.  We are also in need of baked goods.  Please sign up on the sheet in Founders Hall or contact Barb Schaper at bschaper7@aol.com. This is also a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow St. Gregory's parishioners.

 

ALL AGES MOVIE OUTING TO SEE LION KING – SUNDAY, JULY 21

Sign up to join us as we go see the new Lion King movie after church on July 21! We will go to the AMC Theater so we can have lunch. Shelley will order tickets ahead of time so we can all sit together. Sign up in Founders' Hall, or email Shelley Byrnes at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org . Bring friends, neighbors and all your family for this fun outing! 

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – JULY 24 AT 7PM

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. (July 24, and August 21). All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING, KEEP THOSE WHEELS ROLLING! – SUNDAY, JULY 28 AT 9AM

St. G’s is a special place of welcome and community. Would you like to help extend that love to parishioners who can’t get to church on their own, or who need help getting to a doctor’s appointment? Sunday the 28th at 9am  Robbie Boudreaux from Faith in Action Volunteers will talk about how we can help our worshipping community (and others around us if we desire) to help bring people together. Want to learn more? Explore the idea? Find out all that’s involved? Join us!

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS - AUGUST 18 AT 10AM

Save the date for the Blessing of the Backpacks! All students and teachers are invited to bring your backpacks (or another bag of choice) to be blessed during the 10am service on August 18th. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 19 FROM 7:30-9:00AM

Let’s welcome our elementary and middle school neighbors back to school! We will have coffee, juice, doughnut holes (of course), and fun signs to use for photo opportunities. This is a great opportunity for St. Gregory’s to tell our neighbors how much they mean to us – so please join us on the corner of Wilmot and Deerfield!

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HOLY EUCHARIST – 8AM, EVERY WEDNESDAY – TRY IT FOR THE SUMMER!

All are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings at 8am for Holy Eucharist. This is a short service that includes prayers for healing and health. The service is followed by a continental breakfast in the kitchen.

 

COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP – FRIDAYS, 9:00AM – 11:00AM

We have started a community Play Group for parents and caregivers of children infants - 4 years old on Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 am. If you are interested in attending or in hosting the group (provide snacks, hang out with the parents/caregivers and kids) please contact shelley@stgregoryschurch.org

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially Don Challingsworth, Emma, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Nancy Johnson, Priscilla Condon, Ralph Laurell, Stewart Segal, Taz & Sarah Roberts, Gerry Widemark, Joanne Baber. 

For the departed… Anne Shields, David Ingram, Dorothy Britt, Ann L Maude.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - MONDAY, 9:30 AM

If you would like to have something included in the newsletter sent out midweek, please submit your article to parish@stgregoryschurch.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)


 

 

 

 

 

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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S – FEED THE HUNGY RED BAG DONATIONS

Our Feed the Hungry Red Bags on July 7 will go to the Deerfield Food Pantry.  Please remember that hunger DOES NOT take a summer vacation.  The pantry shelves always get empty in the summer. The Deerfield Pantry needs: Jelly!!, granola/protein bars, pasta and pasta sauce, rice, canned chicken, tuna and hearty stews, oatmeal in canisters and packets, cereal, canned peas, canned fruit, condiments and crackers and cookies, toilet paper and small bottles of laundry detergent.   Please take a red bag or two and remember the hungry when you shop. 

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour 

If you would like to prepare for Sundays Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp9_RCL.html.

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

 

JOYFUL NOISE SUNDAY! JULY 14 AT 10AM

On Joyful Noise Sundays, we shake up our service with a fusion of traditional worship and non-traditional music from a variety of genres. July 14th will feature secular songs that have helped people in our community experience God. Come and connect with the Holy Spirit and each other in a new way – bring a friend for the fun!

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED! PLEASE BRING BY JULY 14

Nicasa Behavioral Health Services is organizing a Back to School Fair for their clients, where they plan to give backpacks and supplies to over 500 students in Lake County. St. G’s has been supporting Nicasa for nearly 3 years, and we are excited to be included in this fair. We have committed to provide: 500 yellow highlighters, 250 Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 200 Elmer’s Glue Bottles, 500 Pencil Topper Erasers, 500 clear tape, and some backpacks. We also can provide TI-34II Scientific Calculators. Ask friends and family to help with the donations! Let them know St. G’s loves our community and invite them to share that love. Please bring your supplies as you get them, so we can update the list, and we will bless them all on July 14th.

 

FAVORITE HYMNS... AND SECULAR SONGS TOO!

The music of our faith adds a familiar and meaningful texture to the most sacred moments of our lives - baptisms, weddings, funerals, liturgical feast days, and many others. They become inextricably intertwined with our life stories, and it is those stories we want to share this season of Pentecost! Once again, I'm asking for submissions of your favorite hymns from the Red Hymnal or the Music Issue. However, this time I'd like you to include not just a short sentence about why you like the hymn, but a story from YOUR life about why it means something to you, how you first came to hear it, etc! Length is not an issue... help us get to know each other through our love of music! If you submitted a hymn last year, feel free to repeat or pick something new - just tell us your story! 

BUT WAIT... there's more! :) In a related vein: our Broadway Sunday was such a hit a few months ago that we're planning to occasionally hold other Sunday services with themed music... and we'd like your input! So: what songs - even those that aren't explicitly sacred in nature - feel like hymns to you? What songs speak to your heart, fill you with joy or gratitude for God's gifts, or bring you closer to God... perhaps even without mentioning God by name at all? Some examples might include songs like All You Need is Love by the Beatles, Circle of Life from The Lion King, Defying Gravity from Wicked, Faithfully by Journey, or Happy by Pharrell Williams. Share your favorite song from ANY genre, and - just maybe - we'll all sing them together in a future Sunday service. :) 

There will be a place in the Sunday bulletin for you to handwrite your submissions and give them to me in person, but feel free to also email them to me at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – JULY 17 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
July 17th – “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
August 21st – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell
September 18th – “The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
October 16th – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler

 

ALL AGES MOVIE OUTING TO SEE LION KING – SUNDAY, JULY 21

Sign up to join us as we go see the new Lion King movie after church on July 21! We will go to the AMC Theater so we can have lunch. Shelley will order tickets ahead of time so we can all sit together. Sign up in Founders' Hall, or email Shelley Byrnes at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org . Bring friends, neighbors and all your family for this fun outing!  

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - SUNDAY, JULY 21 AT NOON

Mark your calendars to help cook and serve a meal for our neighbors in Waukegan. Our next opportunity to serve will be July 21 from 12-3:30.

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – JULY 24 AT 7PM

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. (July 24, and August 21). All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING, KEEP THOSE WHEELS ROLLING! – SUNDAY, JULY 28 AT 9AM

St. G’s is a special place of welcome and community. Would you like to help extend that love to parishioners who can’t get to church on their own, or who need help getting to a doctor’s appointment? Sunday the 28th at 9am  Robbie Boudreaux from Faith in Action Volunteers will talk about how we can help our worshiping community (and others around us if we desire) to help bring people together. Want to learn more? Explore the idea? Find out all that’s involved? Join us!

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HOLY EUCHARIST – 8AM, EVERY WEDNESDAY – TRY IT FOR THE SUMMER!

All are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings at 8am for Holy Eucharist. This is a short service that includes prayers for healing and health. The service is followed by a continental breakfast in the kitchen.

 

COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP – FRIDAYS, 9:00AM – 11:00AM

We have started a community Play Group for parents and caregivers of children infants - 4 years old on Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 am. If you are interested in attending or in hosting the group (provide snacks, hang out with the parents/caregivers and kids) please contact shelley@stgregoryschurch.org

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially Joanne Baber, Taz & Sarah Roberts, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Priscilla Condon, Don Challingsworth, Stewart Segal, Emma, Bill Carlson, Alisa Giraldo, Jeff Hansen, Ralph Laurell, Jim Collins, Michael Miller, Nancy Johnson, Gerry Widemark. 

For the departed… Anne Shields, David Ingram, Dorothy Britt.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - MONDAY, 9:30 AM

If you would like to have something included in the newsletter sent out midweek, please submit your article to parish@stgregoryschurch.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)


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Memorial Service Information for David Lee Ingram


Longtime member, David Ingram, died peacefully in his sleep on July 1, 2019.


A service is planned on Friday, July 5, 2019, 10:00 am, 

at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 815 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL.

 

Interment will follow the 10:00 am Worship Service on Sunday, September 15, 2019.


 

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday
8:00 AM Contemplative Holy Eucharist 
9:00 AM Adult Bible Study

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music

             

 
Wednesday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

07/16/2019 07:00 PM Youth Commission

07/17/2019 08:00 AM Holy Eucharist

07/17/2019 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

07/17/2019 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50
Boy Scout Troop 50 meets in the Basement of St. Gregory's Church every Wednesday evening during the school year. For more information contact Don Anderson 847-405-9301 Dranderson.2@juno.com

07/18/2019 08:00 PM Alcoholics Anonymous