HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
The Diocese of TX and the Diocese of West TX are tremendously affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the flood waters are still rising. Mother Anne is in touch with clergy friends in the affected area, and with the Dioceses. At this time, they are recommending all help come in the form of monetary donations to Episcopal Relief and Development. Donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org
When other items and physical help are needed, Mother Anne’s friends and colleagues will let us know, and we will work together to serve our sisters and brothers in TX and beyond.
RED BAG SUNDAY IS THIS SUNDAY
Our Red Bags on September 3 go to the Deerfield Township Food Pantry. This month they need oatmeal in canisters, peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese, canned fruit (easy open if possible), canned sweet peas (ez open), pasta sauce and full size tubes of toothpaste. The pantry is always so grateful for St. Gregory's generosity and send their heartfelt thanks!
YOUTH PRESENTATION AT BOTH SERVICE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
You don’t want to miss worship on September 10th, because instead of a sermon, our missionaries from the Youth Trip will be sharing with us their spiritual journey in West Virginia! Come see the pictures, hear their stories, and support our amazing youth.
FORMATION FOR ALL AGES BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
This year we will be engaging in the Bible during our 9:00 am formation hour, with all age groups discussing a similar topic from scripture each Sunday. The first Sunday of each month (starting in October), all ages will gather together in Founders Hall for an intergenerational activity! Watch your email and the entrances at the church for the calendar for the entire year, and mark your calendars for a fun year of learning more about the Bible.
NEXT CPR CLASS – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 7:00 PM
The CPR class originally scheduled for August has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00PM in Founder's Hall. If you would like to learn this life-saving skill, please join in the class. The session will last about 3 hours. The cost is $35 and if you'd like to attend, but need scholarship help, please see Mother Anne. If you want to register email email@example.com and mark the date and time on your calendar.
CHOIR PRACTICE RESUMES - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 7:15 PM
Choir practices are starting up again! We invite all interested singers to join us in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:15pm. We practice every Wednesday, and sing at the 10:00am service on Sundays.
WOMEN’S FALL GATHERING & RETREAT – OCTOBER 28 & 29
Nurturing the Spirit – a fall women’s retreat held by the women of the Diocese of Chicago - will be held at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Retreat Leader is The Rev. Mollie Ward, Diocese of Springfield. Women of all faiths are invited. If interested, please pick up a pamphlet in Founders Hall.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS FOR THE YOUTH ROOM?
St. Gregorians we need your help to update the Youth Room. We are looking for the following items:
Foosball game table, flat screen television (recent model) and a boom box. If you have any of these items to donate, please contact the church office so we may review the items to make sure it fits our space. Thanks!
OFFERING FOR THE CHANDLERS
If you would like to contribute a card and/or monetary offering as a farewell for Bret Chandler and his family, please send your contributions to Charlene Vanderhulst, our Parish Administrator, by September 8th. The Youth Commission will deliver our expressions of love and gratitude to them on behalf of St. Gregory’s.
PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…
The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Liz Larson, Sue, Darrell Groves, Carol Harper, Michele Schmidt, Nora Kenaney, Noreen, Michael & Marie, Bob Ramey, Maxwell Mueller, Mark, Joan West, Dianne Shelton, Anne Bishop, Tim Otten and Myra Byrne.
Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné.
For the departed…. Anne Ramey, Dan Evans, Nancy Wackerlin, and Cotton Fite.
PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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.)
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music