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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 - REVISED WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND ANNUAL MEETING

8am – NO WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY ONLY

9am – WORSHIP FOR EVERYONE, including Children’s Church

10am – ANNUAL MEETING (No Atrium, but the Skit will rehearse at this time, child care is provided)

The slate for elections is:

Warden: Dan Nicholas

Vestry: Butler Sharpe, Don Kiva, and Susan Zint, vestrymembers

Electing Convention: Sarah Snyder, Scott Schaper, Susie Dutcher

Diocesan Convention: Fran Ingram, Mike Hamilton, Val Seilheimer

Please keep these people in your prayers, and thank them for their willingness to serve our worshipping community in these important leadership roles.

After meeting (11:15ish) – LUNCH FOR EVERYONE – stay for time to get to know your fellow Gregorians better, and break bread together.

 

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/YearA_RCL/Epiphany/AEpi3_RCL.html

Isaiah 9:1-4

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Matthew 4:12-23

Psalm 27:1, 5-13

 

GROVERS CANCELLED – TONIGHT, JANUARY 22

Please note that the Grovers will not meet tonight, Wednesday, January 22.

 

FEED THE HUNGRY FOOD COLLECTION – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Our red bags on February 2 will go to Vernon Township.   They’ve asked for boxes of pasta, canned protein - chicken, ham or Spam, tuna and salmon. Also, treats like cookies (regular and sugar free), individual cakes snacks, crackers, goldfish, cheezits and the like.  Remember the hungry when you shop.   If you don’t have a red bag, bring your food gifts to church on February 2 and put them into a red bag when you get here. 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CHILDREN’S SKIT – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT 9AM

Please mark your calendar as you won’t want to miss this special event! Join us as our 3rd and 4th graders act out the Story of Jerome, which symbolizes our discipleship and the power of our identity as children of God.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

The St. Gregory's Book Club has donated five wonderful children's picture books to the Sally Craig Memorial Library in memory of Jean Cummings.  They are on display on the shelves just inside the library door.  Take a look at them and check them out for the little ones in your family!

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND SIGN UP NOW – FEBRUARY 15-17

Get your spot reserved NOW! We have limited spots! Go to: https://sites.google.com/view/harry-potter-retreat/home to register online and turn in your $50 deposit to Shelley's mailbox! Muggles (non-magic people) are welcome to come and explore our baptismal covenant in five formation sessions: RESIST, PROCLAIM, SERVE, STRIVE and SEND! Sign up now for a magical weekend February 15 - 17! 

 

BOOK CLUB – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 7:00 PM

Upcoming selections are:

February 19 – “Amity & Prosperity” by Aliza Griswold

March 18 – “Origin” by Dan Brown 

April 15 “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the church, and all are invited to join in the discussion.

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – FEBRUARY 23, 11AM

Join us in our Mardi Gras themed celebration on Sunday, February 23 after the 10:00 service. We will have pancakes, eggs and sausages. The youth will serve and it will be a wonderful opportunity to share a meal! Atrium classes will meet as usual at 9:00am.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 26, 7AM, NOON, 7PM IN THE CHAPEL

Ash Wednesday is the liturgical start to the season of Lent. It occurs 40 days (not including Sundays) before Easter. We observe Ash Wednesday by putting ashes on our heads to remind us of our mortality as we head into this penitential season. Observing Lent through liturgy, prayer, penitence, and fasting (food or otherwise) helps us connect with God in the suffering of Christ – it also makes the joy of Easter more profound. Join us to begin our Lenten observance at one of our three liturgies.

 

SCOUT SUNDAY – MARCH 1

St. Gregory's is the Chartered Organization for Pack 50 (Cub Scouts) and Troop 50 (Scouts BSA), and also supports the Deerfield Girl Scouts Troop.  The organizations will participate during the 10AM service and provide a brief update on these ministries. All Scouts are invited to wear your uniforms to services this day. 

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The application window for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is now closed. All applications are in, and our dedicated Search and Nomination team is hard at work sorting through the applications. Please keep them in their prayers. The timeline published for announcing the slate is the end of April. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Sister Jean Herman, Marybeth, Teddy, Elliott and Greg Vernon, The Hoogasian Family, Synda Nelson, Dorothy Collins, Phoebe Caldwell, Lora Pfohl, Yvonne Masurat, Zach Davis, Ellie Stadelmann, Joanne Hanwell, Mary Bryan, Priscilla Condon, Grace Gayhart, Finn West, Chris Fardoux, Kay DeYoung, Mary DeYoung, Michele Hamilton, Mary Vlack-Kaulfers.

For the departed…. Charlie Vernon, Genevieve Stegeman, Claudia Hoogasian.

 

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

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for children and adults.

For adults, the weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in the Conference Room located at the end of the hall.

10am – Worship- Joyful Noise Sunday Service

In the third installation of our Joyful Noise series, we will continue to shake up our service with a fusion of traditional worship and non-traditional music! This Sunday, inspiring and heartwarming selections have been chosen from the much-loved catalogue of Disney, Broadway, and movie musicals - from Oklahoma to The Greatest Showman, from Lion King to Dear Evan Hansen.


11am – Coffee Hour – Thank you to the Appelbaum and Ariano families for hosting coffee hour with Singalong! Join us as Kathryn Duncan leads the fun with a musical-themed singalong during coffee hour to even more of your favorites! 

Noon – Community Meals - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!!

This Sunday, members of St. Gregory’s will again be volunteering at Christ Church Waukegan's Soup Kitchen Ministry, As 2020 starts, many of you are thinking about how you might spend your time helping others.  This ministry is an opportunity to be Jesus in the world. If you are unable to come to Waukegan, bake some cookies, brownies, cupcakes or a cake and bring them to the church by 10 am on Sunday, January 19th. If you have children, have them help you with the baking. This is a perfect time to talk about helping others who have food and/or housing insecurity. If you have extra Christmas candy, drop it off in the St. G’s kitchen and mark it “for Soup Kitchen.” 

“I have been active in this ministry for over 20 years to honor my father and his family who did not have enough food growing up and did not have a place where they could go to get additional food. My sons have known about what the importance of this ministry to my faith since they were small. They are now active volunteers.” – Barb Schaper 

We meet at 12 noon at Christ Church, Waukegan, 410 Grand Ave.  We prepare and serve dinner at 2pm and are done with clean up at 3:30 pm. Sign up on the sheet next to the kitchen and call Barb Schaper (847-948-8989, bschaper7@aol.com)  if you can find the time to help out this Sunday. 

 

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/YearA_RCL/Epiphany/AEpi2_RCL.html

Isaiah 49:1-7

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

John 1:29-42

Psalm 40:1-12

 

BOOK CLUB – TODAY, JANUARY 15, 7:00 PM

Upcoming selections are:

January 15 – “Outcasts United” by Warren St. John

February 19 – “Amity & Prosperity” by Aliza Griswold

March 18 – “Origin” by Dan Brown 

April 15 “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the church, and all are invited to join in the discussion.

 

JOB SEARCH OFFERED BY CAREER RENEWAL - SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 10:15AM - NOON

The Career Renewal Ministry is located in the Holy Cross Church Community Room, 724 Elder Lane Deerfield

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. Please bring 3 copies of your resume.

https://careerrenewal.org/

 

REVISED WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND ANNUAL MEETING – JANUARY 26

8am – NO WORSHIP AT 8AM THIS SUNDAY

9am – WORSHIP FOR EVERYONE, including Children’s Church

10am – ANNUAL MEETING (Children’s Atriums will have lessons, and the Skit will rehearse)

The slate for elections is:

Vestry: Dan Nicholas, warden; Butler Sharpe, Don Kiva, and Susan Zint, vestrymembers

Electing Convention: Sarah Snyder, Scott Schaper, Susie Dutcher

Diocesan Convention: Fran Ingram, Mike Hamilton, Val Seilheimer

Please keep these people in your prayers, and thank them for their willingness to serve our worshipping community in these important leadership roles.

11am – LUNCH FOR EVERYONE – stay for time to get to know your fellow Gregorians better, and break bread together.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CHILDREN’S SKIT - FEBRUARY 2 AT 9AM

Please mark your calendar as you won’t want to miss this special event! Join us as our 3rd and 4th graders act out the Story of Jerome, which symbolizes our discipleship and the power of our identity as children of God.

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND SIGN UP NOW – FEBRUARY 15-17

Get your spot reserved NOW! We have limited spots! Go to: https://sites.google.com/view/harry-potter-retreat/home to register online and turn in your $50 deposit to Shelley's mailbox! Muggles (non-magic people) are welcome to come and explore our baptismal covenant in five formation sessions: RESIST, PROCLAIM, SERVE, STRIVE and SEND! Sign up now for a magical weekend February 15 - 17! 

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – FEBRUARY 23, 11AM

Join us in our Mardi Gras themed celebration on Sunday, February 23 after the 10:00 service. We will have pancakes, eggs and sausages. The youth will serve and it will be a wonderful opportunity to share a meal! Atrium classes will meet as usual at 9:00am.

 

HELP THE AUSTRALIAN FIRE CRISIS

Do you knit, crochet, or sew? Would you like to help animals who have been affected by the fires in Australia? Please read the following article: Ways to provide assistance for animals impacted by the Australian fires

 

2020 ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE

If you currently use weekly pledge envelopes, you can pick up your 2020 box set in Founders Hall. If you are interested in using a set for next year, please contact Nancy Buller (treasurer@stgregoryschurch.org) or Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The application window for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is now closed. All applications are in, and our dedicated Search and Nomination team is hard at work sorting through the applications. Please keep them in their prayers. The timeline published for announcing the slate is the end of April. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Sister Jean Herman, Marybeth, Teddy, Elliott and Greg Vernon, The Hoogasian Family, Synda Nelson, Dorothy Collins, Barbara Schaper, Shelley Byrnes, Jim Mitchell, Samantha Salinas, Phoebe Caldwell, Lora Pfohl, Yvonne & George Masurat, Ellie Stadelmann, Joanne Hanwell, Mary Bryan, Priscilla Condon, Grace Gayhart, Finn West, Marilyn Thomas.

For the departed….Barry Warren, Charlie Vernon, Genevieve Stegeman, Claudia Hoogasian and Brad Gayhart.

 

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

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for children and adults.

For adults, the weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in the Conference Room located at the end of the hall.

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour – Currently we do not have a volunteer. Please contact Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org) if you are willing to host this opportunity for our church community.

5pm - Youth Second Sunday Worship/Discussion Collaboration

We will be hosting the first of our Second Sunday worship and discussion sessions with other houses of worship in the area. This will be a traveling service for Middle and High Schoolers with an opportunity to share faith and ask questions of each other on a monthly basis. Each service will be exemplary of the house of worship hosting for that month. Then we will share dinner and conversation together. We are the first to host so it is important that we have a good showing!  Kaden will be leading our music and the service will be contemporary. There will still be time to do homework afterward! 

 

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/YearA_RCL/Epiphany/AEpi1_RCL.html

Isaiah 42:1-9

Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 3:13-17

Psalm 29

 

JOYFUL NOISE SUNDAY - JANUARY 19, 10AM Service and COFFEE HOUR SINGALONG!

 

 

In the third installation of our Joyful Noise series, we will continue to shake up our service with a fusion of traditional worship and non-traditional music! This Sunday, inspiring and heartwarming selections have been chosen from the much-loved catalogue of Disney, Broadway, and movie musicals - from Oklahoma to The Greatest Showman, from Lion King to Dear Evan Hansen. Continue the fun with a musical-themed singalong during coffee hour to even more of your favorites! 

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, NOON

On Sunday, January 19th, members of St. Gregory’s will again be volunteering at Christ Church Waukegan's Soup Kitchen Ministry, As 2020 starts, many of you are thinking about how you might spend your time helping others.  This ministry is an opportunity to be Jesus in the world. If you are unable to come to Waukegan, bake some cookies, brownies, cupcakes or a cake and bring them to the church by 10 am on Sunday, January 19th. If you have children, have them help you with the baking. This is a perfect time to talk about helping others who have food and/or housing insecurity. If you have extra Christmas candy, drop it off in the St. G’s kitchen and mark it “for Soup Kitchen.” 

“I have been active in this ministry for over 20 years to honor my father and his family who did not have enough food growing up and did not have a place where they could go to get additional food. My sons have known about what the importance of this ministry to my faith since they were small. They are now active volunteers.” – Barb Schaper 

We meet at 12 noon at Christ Church, Waukegan, 410 Grand Ave.  We prepare and serve dinner at 2pm. We are done with clean up at 3:30 pm. Sign up on the sheet next to the kitchen. Hope to see you there. Any questions, call Barb Schaper (847-948-8989, bschaper7@aol.com).

 

BOOK CLUB – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 7:00 PM

Upcoming selections are:

January 15 – “Outcasts United” by Warren St. John (copies available)

February 19 – “Amity & Prosperity” by Aliza Griswold

March 18 – “Origin” by Dan Brown 

April 15 “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the church, and all are invited to join in the discussion. 

 

REVISED WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND ANNUAL MEETING – JANUARY 26

8am – NO WORSHIP AT 8AM THIS SUNDAY

9am – WORSHIP FOR EVERYONE, including Children’s Church

10am – ANNUAL MEETING (Children’s Atriums will have lessons, and the Skit will rehearse)

11am – LUNCH FOR EVERYONE

More information, including nominees for Warden, Vestry, Diocesan Convention, and Electing Convention coming  soon!

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CHILDREN’S SKIT - FEBRUARY 2 AT 9:00AM

Please mark your calendar as you won’t want to miss this special event! Join us as our 3rd and 4th graders act out the Story of Jerome, which symbolizes our discipleship and the power of our identity as children of God.

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND SIGN UP NOW – FEBRUARY 15-17

Get your spot reserved NOW! We have limited spots! Go to: https://sites.google.com/view/harry-potter-retreat/home to register online and turn in your $50 deposit to Shelley's mailbox! Muggles (non-magic people) are welcome to come and explore our baptismal covenant in five formation sessions: RESIST, PROCLAIM, SERVE, STRIVE and SEND! Sign up now for a magical weekend February 15 - 17! 

 

2020 ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE

If you currently use weekly pledge envelopes, you can pick up your 2020 box set in Founders Hall. If you are interested in using a set for next year, please contact Nancy Buller (treasurer@stgregoryschurch.org) or Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The profile for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is now available!!! Please share this profile on social media, and invite fantastic clergy to apply. The deadline for applications is January 10th. You can access the profile and stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Sister Jean Herman, Dorothy Collins, Barbara Schaper, Shelley Byrnes, Grace Potter, Jim Mitchell, Samantha Salinas, Phoebe Caldwell, Lora Pfohl, Yvonne Masurat, Ellie Stadelmann, Joanne Hanwell, Mary Bryan, Priscilla Condon, Alexis Lawrence, Grace Gayhart, Finn West, Marilyn Thomas.

For the departed….David Hanwell and Brad Gayhart.

 

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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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