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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 

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer!

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour (Scott & Elizabeth Hamilton will be hosting coffee hour this week- thank you!) 

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:

www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp16_RCL.html

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

 

FEAST OF ST. GREGORY, IN THE PARK – SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM

So much fun for our Feast day - we will worship in Mitchell Park at 10am with music many of you requested we sing. Then Kaden Soonthornsima’s band, 8AM is going to play for us while we have lunch and play games together. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family for this celebration – remember St. Gregory ALWAYS brought others in to eat with him!

What to Bring:

·         lawn chairs

·         lawn games if you have them

·         Last names A-L: side dish

·         Last names M-Z: dessert

 

RED BAGS FOOD DONATIONS - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

This month our food donations will go to the Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  They are asking for:

Peanut butter, jelly, rice, canned chicken, tuna and stews, pasta and pasta sauce, salad dressing, cooking oil, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, oatmeal-instant or packets, cereal, cookies, baked beans, Progresso soups, toilet paper, large bottles of shampoo and bar soap.  Please remember the hungry when you shop and watch for the buy-one-get-one free and the buy multiples and get 'em cheap specials.

 

SUNDAY ALTAR FLOWER DONOR NEED FOR SEPTEMBER 1

If you are interested in donating flowers in honor or memory of a loved one, September 1, or any Sunday, please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com.)

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

The Vestry met on August 13:

·      As part of St. Gregory’s Faith in Action initiative, the Vestry approved the allocation of $3,000 to Curt’s Cafe in Highland Park to support the opening and operation of their expansion into Lake County. Curt’s Cafe is a non-profit organization, founded in Evanston, which is dedicated to positively changing the futures of under-served young adults living in at-risk situations, including homelessness, food insecurity, dropped schooling and/or legal problems.

 

·      Our Youth Mission Trip to Michigan witnessed the amazing outreach programs of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation (ECI) in Ann Arbor. As a result, the Youth group requested and received Vestry Approval to support ECI by donating $500 from our Faith in Action mission reserve.

 

·      The Invite, Welcome Connect Task Force had a retreat at the Church to kick off this exciting new ministry to help build on our strength of hospitality and be more intentional in gathering God’s people in and through St. Gregory’s and the broader community.  Please reach out to the Task Force (Jim Swager, Barb Schaper, Michele Appelbaum, Kelly Gearhart, Susan Zint and Jill Polzin) to see how you can help support this fun ministry.

 

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY EMAIL – CAREFULLY CHECK THE SENDING ADDRESS!

I need urgent help! Please send gift cards! Sound familiar? A great deal of email scams pretend to be clergy in need of help. They say that your priest needs urgent help of some variety and ask you to respond quickly. When you do, your email gets a virus. I promise, I will call or text you if I need urgent help – and will NEVER email you to ask you to buy gift cards urgently. PLEASE check the sending email address – the only one I use for church business is anne@stgregoryschurch.org – even if it is similar, it is not me. If you have received a suspicious email and responded to it, please change your email password right away. Always, always, always look at the sending email address. When in doubt, do not respond via email. I’m so sorry these keep happening, and unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent it – we can only be alert and not respond.   – Anne+

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS 

Our First Youth Group event will be on September 15! We will be heading out to the Northbrook Teams Course to be physically and mentally challenged. Join us as we conquer a climbing wall, lift and ride an A-frame, balance an immense see-saw, are mentally challenged to complete a colossal maze and more. We have a 2 hour Teams Course challenge reserved just for us from 1pm – 3pm.  

Social Media Sunday is September 29! And it will be a BIG day! 

·         Our Youth Missioners will be sharing during both services. Be sure to come and support them and hear about our summer trip!

·         During coffee hour we will have a "Genius Bar" in Founders' Hall. Bring your electronic devices and learn or teach how to support St. Gregory's online! 

·         Pumpkins will arrive on September 29 too! at 4:30 pm (approx) our semi truck will arrive with our pumpkins and we will need all hands on deck to unload! A pizza dinner will be served to all the workers when we are finished!  Please sign up in Founders' Hall so Shelley can text or call when we get more solid information about when the truck will arrive.  

Pumpkin Recipe Book

This year we would like to give our customers at the patch even more reason to buy our pumpkins so we are collecting pumpkin recipes to put in a small cook book to hand out to customers who spend more than $50 in our patch! Of course no cook book would be a St. Greg's Pumpkin cook book without Jean Schwarz's famous Pumpkin Bread recipe. She has agreed to let us lead with that one! Please get your recipes to Shelley (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org)  by September 11 so we can put the booklet together in time for opening day! 

 

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

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – AUGUST 28

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets Wednesday, August 28 in Founders Hall at 7 pm. Then beginning in September, we will be meeting regularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.  So mark your calendars for September 11 and September 25 for bible study and fellowship.  We are currently studying the Epistle to the Ephesians. Visitors and newcomers are welcome to join at any time.  You don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEXT TIME TO SERVE– SEPTEMBER 15

Save the date, more information to follow!

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

DO YOU KNOW A PEDIATRIC EYE SPECIALIST?

Dana Barron’s granddaughter, Emerson, had a freak accident and had traumatic damage to her left eye. She is being treated at Lurie Children’s, and the family wants to make sure they have the best specialists they can find. If you know of doctors who specialize in pediatric traumatic eye injury, please contact Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org. Thank you!

 

THANK YOU FROM THE INGRAM FAMILY

Dear St. Gregory’s members,

Thank you to all who have sent notes of sympathy and prayers since the passing of David L. Ingram. If you came to his funeral, thank you for sharing of your time.  If you gave cash or wrote a check to support his memorial “St. Gregory’s Accessibility Fund”, we thank you. You are invited to attend his internment September 15 after the 10:00 am service.  A light luncheon will follow. 

The family of David L. Ingram thanks you for your comfort and support. 

 

DRIVING MINISTRY UPDATE

Thanks to all who attended the Driving Ministry info meeting. We are working out the logistics, and excited to start this ministry here. Stay tuned for an Orientation date coming soon.

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

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

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Emerson Barron, Rosemary Mete, Edward J. Collins III, Lucille Dyckman, Joy, Adam and Lisa Ralph, Carrie Stribling, Lucy Biddy, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Hergert. 

For the departed… Bill Carlson, William Bodzioch. 

Thanksgiving for…  the birth of Finn West, Joan & Dee West are the grandparents.

 

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 - BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS AT 10AM

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

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer!

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour (Leigh Stewart will be hosting coffee hour this week- thank you!) 

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/CProp15_RCL.html

Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Luke 12:49-56

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 19, 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!

 

BACK TO SCHOOL GAME NIGHT – AUGUST 16 AT 6PM

Sign up for our Back To School Game Night with Christ United Methodist Church! We will be joining together for another game night on the last Friday before school starts again (August 16 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Christ UMC). This is a great time to get families together and avoid cooking dinner! All ages are welcome. Sign up in Founder’s Hall. Main dishes will be provided and we will pot luck sides and desserts.

 

FEAST OF ST. GREGORY, IN THE PARK – SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM

So much fun for our Feast day - we will worship in Mitchell Park at 10am with music many of you requested we sing. Then Kaden Soonthornsima’s band, 8AM is going to play for us while we have lunch and play games together. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family for this celebration – remember St. Gregory ALWAYS brought others in to eat with him!

What to Bring:

·         lawn chairs

·         lawn games if you have them

·         Last names A-L: side dish

·         Last names M-Z: dessert

 

DO YOU KNOW A PEDIATRIC EYE SPECIALIST?

Dana Barron’s granddaughter, Emerson, had a freak accident and had traumatic damage to her left eye. She is being treated at Lurie Children’s, and the family wants to make sure they have the best specialists they can find. If you know of doctors who specialize in pediatric traumatic eye injury, please contact Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org. Thank you!

 

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY EMAIL – CAREFULLY CHECK THE SENDING ADDRESS!

I need urgent help! Please send gift cards! Sound familiar? A great deal of email scams pretend to be clergy in need of help. They say that your priest needs urgent help of some variety and ask you to respond quickly. When you do, your email gets a virus. I promise, I will call or text you if I need urgent help – and will NEVER email you to ask you to buy gift cards urgently. PLEASE check the sending email address – the only one I use for church business is anne@stgregoryschurch.org – even if it is similar, it is not me. If you have received a suspicious email and responded to it, please change your email password right away. Always, always, always look at the sending email address. When in doubt, do not respond via email. I’m so sorry these keep happening, and unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent it – we can only be alert and not respond.   – Anne+

 

LAST BISHOP SEARCH LISTENING SESSION – SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 3PM

The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee is inviting all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to attend a bishop search listening session. Input received at the sessions will guide the committee as it writes the diocesan profile, a detailed description of the diocese that helps applicants learn more about the Diocese of Chicago and its people. The listening sessions, which will take place across the diocese and will focus on how attendees see God at work in the diocese, what challenges the people of the diocese are facing together, and what the diocese seeks in its next bishop. 

The last Listening sessions will take place on August 18, 3-4:30 pm at St. Mark's, Glen Ellyn

 

DRIVING MINISTRY UPDATE

Thanks to all who attended the Driving Ministry info meeting. We are working out the logistics, and excited to start this ministry here. Stay tuned for an Orientation date coming soon.

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
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

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – AUGUST 21

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

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEXT TIME TO SERVE– SEPTEMBER 15

Save the date, more information to follow!

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

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

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Rosemary Mete, Edward J. Collins III, Lucille Dyckman, Joy, Adam and Lisa Ralph, Nancy Cook,  Trace Hendrickson, Carrie Stribling, Lucy Biddy, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Hergert. 

For the departed… Darrell Andersen, Carmella DeSalvo-Feminis. 

Thanksgiving for…  the birth of Finn West, Joan & Dee West are the grandparents.

 

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.)


Read More »

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer!

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour (if no volunteer, there will not be a coffee hour this week)

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.

 

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/CProp14_RCL.html

Genesis 15:1-6
Psalm 33:12-22 
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

 

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY EMAIL – CAREFULLY CHECK THE SENDING ADDRESS!

I need urgent help! Please send gift cards! Sound familiar? A great deal of email scams pretend to be clergy in need of help. They say that your priest needs urgent help of some variety and ask you to respond quickly. When you do, your email gets a virus. I promise, I will call or text you if I need urgent help – and will NEVER email you to ask you to buy gift cards urgently. PLEASE check the sending email address – the only one I use for church business is anne@stgregoryschurch.org – even if it is similar, it is not me. If you have received a suspicious email and responded to it, please change your email password right away. Always, always, always look at the sending email address. When in doubt, do not respond via email. I’m so sorry these keep happening, and unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent it – we can only be alert and not respond.   – Anne+

 

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, 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!

 

BACK TO SCHOOL GAME NIGHT – AUGUST 16 AT 6PM

Sign up for our Back To School Game Night with Christ United Methodist Church! We will be joining together for another game night on the last Friday before school starts again (August 16 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Christ UMC). This is a great time to get families together and avoid cooking dinner! All ages are welcome. Sign up in Founder’s Hall. Main dishes will be provided and we will pot luck sides and desserts.

 

FEAST OF ST. GREGORY, IN THE PARK – SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM

So much fun for our Feast day - we will worship in Mitchell Park at 10am with music many of you requested we sing. Then Kaden Soonthornsima’s band, 8AM is going to play for us while we have lunch and play games together. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family for this celebration – remember St. Gregory ALWAYS brought others in to eat with him!

What to Bring:

·         lawn chairs

·         lawn games if you have them

·         Last names A-L: side dish

·         Last names M-Z: dessert

 

BISHOP SEARCH LISTENING SESSIONS IN AUGUST

The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee is inviting all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to attend a bishop search listening session in August. Input received at the sessions will guide the committee as it writes the diocesan profile, a detailed description of the diocese that helps applicants learn more about the Diocese of Chicago and its people. The listening sessions, which will take place across the diocese and will focus on how attendees see God at work in the diocese, what challenges the people of the diocese are facing together, and what the diocese seeks in its next bishop.

 Listening sessions will take place:

August 8, 7 to 8:30 pm at Ascension, Chicago

August 10, 10 to 11:30 am at St. Edmund's, Chicago

August 10, 1 to 2:30 pm at St. Paul's, Peoria

August 18, 3-4:30 pm at St. Mark's, Glen Ellyn

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help! - Janet & Bill Foltz

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
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

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – AUGUST 21

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

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEXT TIME TO SERVE– SEPTEMBER 15

Save the date, more information to follow!

 

MOVIES ON THE LAWN?

We would like to have a movie in the pumpkin patch this year and a couple times during the summer next year. Is there anyone in the parish who has skills and/or supplies who can help us set the logistics up? Please contact Shelley via email (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

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

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Joy, Adam and Lisa Ralph, Nancy Cook,  Jackie Heinlein, Michael Smith & Family, Trace Hendrickson, Carrie Stribling, Lucy Biddy, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Hergert. 

For the departed… Darrell Anderson.

 

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.)


Read More »

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