THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S
8am – Worship
9am – Formation for all ages – Adult Forum: Instructed Eucharist
The Adult Forum will continue discussion on our worship service – what we do and why we do it – bring your questions!
10am – Worship
11am – Coffee Hour
FOLDING PRAYERS FOR PENTECOST – STARTING THIS SUNDAY!
As a part of our celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit (who guides us, informs us, inspires us, and gives us prayers), we will write our prayers on pieces of white paper, and fold them into doves to hang in our worship space. The paper will be out starting this Sunday in Founder’s Hall. Come, write a prayer. If you want to fold doves, take paper with prayers, and fold away – instructions will be out on the tables as well. Together, we can lift the prayers of this community for ourselves and the world!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN MEETINGS POLICY TASK FORCE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 AT 7PM
The Open Meetings Policy Task Force will be meeting to review the St. Gregory's Open Meetings Policy. We welcome those who wish to give input on this process.
BOOK CLUB – MAY 15 AT 7PM
Join us in the Conference Room on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This month we meet to discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.
CHILDREN/YOUTH LED FORUM – SUNDAY, MAY 19 AT 9AM
The whole parish is invited to come to a children/youth led Forum on May 19! The children will be teaching all of us lessons- Please join us to learn from our children and show them our support.
COMMUNITY MEALS - SUNDAY, MAY 19
Please save the date to volunteer. A Sign-up sheet is available in Founders Hall.
GRADUATING SENIOR SUNDAY – MAY 26
Don't miss Senior Sunday! Our two High School Seniors will be speaking during the services on May 26. We are so proud of Ross Peacock and Grace Gayhart and want to support them as they get ready to move to the next stage of their lives.
PENTECOST PARISH POTLUCK PICNIC – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 AFTER THE 10AM
To celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, we will share the gift of good food and community together after the 10am on Pentecost Sunday.
· WEAR RED! Pentecost is symbolized liturgically by the color red (the color of the Holy Spirit)
· Fried Chicken will be provided ($ donations always welcome to cover cost – but not required!)
· Last names beginning with A-K – Side Dish/Salad
· Last names beginning with L-Z – Dessert
· If your food needs to be warm, please bring something to keep it insulated – we have minimal oven space.
· There will be some refrigerator space, but if you can bring something to keep cold food cold, that’s better!
· We could use a few people to help set up, set out food, manage beverages, clean up, etc. If you are willing to help, please email Charlene (email@example.com)
CAN YOU SPEAK SPANISH, ITALIAN, FRENCH, OR GERMAN??
On Pentecost Sunday, the entire congregation will be singing a hymn that has multiple languages singing at the same time – so we will be singing all together – no one voice will stand out – and we need people who are willing to sing the different language parts. NO SINGING SKILL NECESSARY! You just need to be willing. J Please contact Kathryn Duncan to let her know you can participate in one of the languages above. Kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org
YOUTH GROUP YEAR END PICNIC – JUNE 2 AT 11:15AM
Youth Group will be having an end of year picnic at the Marian House on June 2, at 11:15 am. Sign up in Founders' Hall to tell what food you will bring to share.
ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEEDED
Would you like to donate altar flowers in memory of a loved one, or in honor of a special event or person? Dates are available, especially May 19, and June 2. Please contact Val Seilheimer, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ANNUAL INTERFAITH IFTAR DINNER – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 6:30PM (DINNER AT 8:10PM)
Gather for a ‘Breaking of the Fast’ dinner with guests from many different congregations and organizations. Islamic Foundation North is located at 1751 O’Plaine Rd. (east side of street) in Libertyville. RSVP to email@example.com by May 9, as seating is limited.
PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…
The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Lillybeth Quintana-Cristino, Norm George, Ralph Laurell, Priscilla Condon, Sue Mueller, Audrey Smith, Audrey Baer, Anne Shields, Dorothy Britt, Van Arkel Family, Rhonda Reid.
For the departed…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)
This Sunday and next Sunday, our Adult Forum will walk through our Eucharist service – discussing what we are doing, and why we do it. We will explore the theological, practical, and experiential aspects of our liturgy. Bring your questions!
SHARING OUR LOVE AT SHABBAT – FRIDAY, MAY 3 AT 7:30PM
Mother Anne is going to Shabbat (their worship service) at Congregation BJBE this Friday at 7:30 as a sign of love and solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters in the wake of the shooting at Chabad Congregation in Poway, CA. If you would like to join her in worshipping there, please email her and let her know you will be coming so she can look for you. email@example.com
RED BAGS FOOD COLLECTION – SUNDAY, MAY 5
Our Feed the Hungry red bags on May 5 will go to the Deerfield Township Food Pantry. They are in need of toilet paper and paper towels, jelly, peanut butter, oatmeal canisters, pasta and pasta sauce, canned chicken, canned stews, condiments, protein bars and snack crackers. Please remember to take a red bag or two and fill them when you shop.
INFORMATION MEETING/GATHERING FOR ISRAEL TRIP – MAY 7 AT 7PM AT BJBE
There will be a meeting for all interested in the trip to Israel to gather with BJBE to begin our time together discussing our trip. They are so very excited that we have SUCH a large group signed up, and are delighted to begin conversations together. The trip dates are October 19-30 (currently – there may be 1 or 2 more days added).
Join us in the Conference Room on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss the following selection:
May 15 – “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
The whole parish is invited to come to a children/youth led Forum on May 19! The children will be teaching all of us lessons! Please join us!
SENIOR SUNDAY – MAY 26
Don't miss Senior Sunday! Our two High School Seniors will be speaking at sermon time on May 26! We are so proud of Ross Peacock and Grace Gayhart and want to support them as they get ready to move to the next stage of their lives!
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
Last call for Youth Group Members interested in going to the Human Foosball Tournament at Christ Church Winnetka on May 11, 11:30 - 1:00! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in this Fun event! Lunch will be supplied!
Youth Group will also be having an end of year picnic at the Marian House on June 2, at 11:15 am. Sign up in Founders' Hall to tell what food you will bring to share!
SUPPORT BSA TROOP 50 PASTA DINNER – MAY 3 AT 6PM
Support BSA Troop 50 for their 43rd annual Pastas Dinner on Friday May 3 at the Wilmot School Gym, 6:00 - 8:00PM. Food is catered by Bonta. Advanced tickets are $10 Adult/ $8 Children 10& under. Tickets at the door are $12 Adult/ $10 Children 10& under. For questions, contact Julia Nelson 952-270-5745.
The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Ralph Laurell, Priscilla Condon, Sue Mueller, Audrey Smith, Audrey Baer, Anne Shields, Dorothy Britt, Van Arkel Family, Rhonda Reid.
For the departed… Jean Cummings, Mary Carter, Robert Van Arkel.
Funeral Service for Jean Cummings
Longtime member Jean Gardner Cummings, died April 29, 2019.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:30 am,
at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 815 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL.
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music