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Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.
On November 22, 2017
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THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND LEFTOVER FEAST

Our Thanksgiving worship service is Thanksgiving Day at 10 am. On Sunday after Thanksgiving (26th), we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Feast! Bring your leftovers, or make something new, and let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together as a parish family! Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-thanksgiving ) or in Founder’s Hall.

 

WINTER DINNER PARTY – DECEMBER 2, 5PM

The nights are dark, and the air is cold, so let’s gather for warm food and fun! Bring family, friends, and anyone who likes to eat and have fun. Dinner will be potluck, and there is a sign up in Founder’s Hall. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. Beverages (including adult) will be provided. Let’s tell jokes and funny stories, and enjoy time together. For more information, contact Jean Schwarz.

 

INTERGENERATIONAL ADVENT WREATH MAKING PARTY – DECEMBER 3, 9 AM

Wreaths, and greens, and candles – oh my! Intergeneration fun as we assemble wreaths for Advent. All supplies are provided ($10 donation suggested as able), along with yummy snacks and fun with friends.

 

FEED THE HUNGRY – RED BAG COLLECTION – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Our Feed the Hungry Red Bags on December 3 will go to Vernon Township.   Currently they are well stocked with food, but need laundry detergent (in the smaller size), dryer sheets, dish detergent, regular size shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products and as always, grocery gift cards.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 – SIGN UP NOW!

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign-up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10am service 11am-12pminitial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9am - 11am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum appelbaums@comcast.net.

 

ReVive CHRISTMAS BOXES DUE – NOVEMBER 28

Please use markers when labeling the family code and box numbers.  Reminder - boxes are due at church by the end of the day, Tuesday, November 28th. .Helpers are needed on the morning of Thursday, November 30th to help load the ReVive truck with the boxes.  If you can help, please let me know.    And if you have any questions about your family, etc, contact me.   Thanks to one and all, Marilyn Knilans

 

ST GREGORY’S BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

On December 20th the book club will meet at 7 o'clock to discuss our spiritual selection: Bishop Jefferts Schori's book:”The Heartbeat of God:  Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything”.  

It is available - new and used - from both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.  In addition, Sue Koy ordered two copies for the church library. It is also available through the Northbrook Public Library consortium on inter-library loan. Hopefully with this information those who would like to read and join the discussion on this book will be able to secure a copy. 

The group also chose our classic selection for January 17th: “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier.

 

LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 7 PM

The Longest Night Liturgy is designed to create a place for people who are not joyous this holiday season. We acknowledge that the holidays can be painful, and worship together in asking for God’s peace and grace. It is a beautiful, quiet liturgy for those in grief and sorrow.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS THANKS AND NEXT TIME TO SERVE – DECEMBER 31

Many thanks to our volunteers David Jolly, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Bill and Janet Foltz and Barbara, David, Matthew and Scott Schaper for preparing and serving a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Thanks to our dessert providers Mary Keller, Debbie Welker, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton and the Foltz family.  Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 31st.   

Barb Schaper and Bill and Janet Foltz

 

POTTERY SHOW A HUGH SUCCESS!

Dear Friends, Thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU! This past Saturday I deposited $2,800.00 raised for St. G's by my recent pottery show.  Thank you all who helped put this show together by wrapping, schlepping, unpacking, setting up, designing and posting that wonderful ad!, buying wine and nibbles for Opening Night,  AND,  all those who came, bought, enjoyed just looking at /  touching various pieces, visited with me, were cashiers or wrappers of purchases, and cleaner uppers, and packers afterwards .    That weekend was such fun!  No, the shelves were not emptied, but I am happy to have some left-overs to keep as future gifts or sales.     Gratefully, jane Hush

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Sue Mueller, Connie Clibourn and Elisa Davis. 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné. 

For the departed…. George Corso.

 

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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JIM COLLINS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MUSICAL SERVICE – NOVEMBER 19

If you are interested in bringing something for the party, call Charlene in the office (847-945-1678).

 

 

YOUTH GROUPS - THIS SUNDAY: NOVEMBER 19

The High School Youth will meet at 11:30 am in the Upper Room.  Michele Appelbaum and Leigh Stewart will be leading them in activities to include wrapping presents for the Christmas Family Basket, Bible Jeopardy, and lunch. 

The Middle School Youth will meet at 5 pm with Mother Anne and Bill Foltz.

 

ReVive CHRISTMAS BOXES DUE – NOVEMBER 28

Thank you to all who signed up to sponsor a family or senior.  By now, you are probably doing the shopping for the family members.  There are boxes in the hallway off of Founder’s Hall for you to use to pack up the gifts, and there are labels on the sign-up table for you to use on the boxes.  Please use markers when labeling the family code and box numbers.  Reminder - boxes are due at church by the end of the day, Tuesday, November 28th. 

Helpers are needed on the morning of Thursday, November 30th to help load the ReVive truck with the boxes.  If you can help, please let me know.    And if you have any questions about your family, etc, contact me.   Thanks to one and all, Marilyn Knilans 

 

THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND LEFTOVER FEAST

Our Thanksgiving worship service is Thanksgiving Day at 10am. On Sunday after Thanksgiving (26th), we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Feast! Bring your leftovers, or make something new, and let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together as a parish family! Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-thanksgiving ) or in Founder’s Hall.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE – SIGN UP NOW! - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10 am service 11 am-12 pm: initial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9 am - 11 am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum appelbaums@comcast.net.

 

WINTER DINNER PARTY - DECEMBER 2, 5 PM

The nights are dark, and the air is cold, so let’s gather for warm food and fun! Bring family, friends, and anyone who likes to eat and have fun. Dinner will be potluck, and there is a sign up in Founder’s Hall. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. Beverages (including adult) will be provided. Let’s tell jokes and funny stories, and enjoy time together. For more information, contact Jean Schwarz.

 

INTERGENERATIONAL ADVENT WREATH MAKING – DECEMBER 3

Save the date for this intergenerational favorite. More details to follow.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS THANKS AND NEXT TIME TO SERVE – DECEMBER 31

Many thanks to our volunteers David Jolly, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Bill and Janet Foltz and Barbara, David, Matthew and Scott Schaper for preparing and serving a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Thanks to our dessert providers Mary Keller, Debbie Welker, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton and the Foltz family.  Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 31st.   

Barb Schaper and Bill and Janet Foltz



  

7th ANNUAL FAIR TRADE GIFT BOUTIQUE – NOVEMBER 18 and 19

Saturday, November 18 • 9 am – 3 pm

Sunday, November 19 • 11:30 am – 2 pm

Christ United Methodist Church    600 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

Free Admission and High Quality Gifts & Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags, Home Decor, Baskets n More... All Proceeds support Fair Wages Artisans around the World

Enjoy a Complimentary Cup of Fair Trade Coffee

Tasty Treats from Our Bake Sale (to benefit the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center)

Fair Trade Helps to Alleviate Poverty

Fair Prices - Empowers Women

No Child Labor

Sustainable for the Earth

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Laura Baresky, Sue Mueller and Elisa Davis.

 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné.

 

For the departed…. Keith Lornelis.

 

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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On November 8, 2017
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JOIN US FOR JANE HUSH'S POTTERY SHOW IN FOUNDERS HALLl 

Friday, November 10 - 5-7 Opening Party   *   Saturday, November 11 - 10-4:30   *   Sunday, November 12 - 9-10, 11-3

Jane is selling all of her pottery in a moving sale to benefit St Gregory’s Capital Improvements. There is something for everyone on your Christmas list! Please bring your checkbook on any of the three days and be ready to shop!


GIVE A FEW HOURS TO SERVE CHRIST IN OTHERS – THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY

St. Gregory’s intentionally participates in Community Meals in Waukegan, and in PADS breakfasts at First Pres, Deerfield so that we can meet, talk with, and serve our brothers and sisters in need in our area. God meets us in our need, and in return, we meet others in theirs. This Sunday, November 12th (we meet at 12 noon and are finished by 3:30 pm), join us to serve a hot meal at the Waukegan Community Meals program. Contact Barb Schaper to sign up (bschaper7@aol.com).

This Monday (meet at 5am, done by 7am), we are invited to join the First Pres volunteers in helping with serving a warm breakfast to homeless individuals and families spending the night in their shelter. Contact Mother Anne to sign up (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

No skills necessary for either opportunity, just willingness to love your neighbor as yourself!   

 

LAKE COUNTY UNITED FALL ASSEMBLY – THIS SUNDAY 3-4:30PM

St. Gregory’s is actively working to cultivate relationships with our neighbors of other faiths, and our membership in Lake County United is one of the most important ways we do that. LCU joins congregations of many faiths to address pressing issues in our community. This Sunday, come and be a part of the conversation about how we as a community can take action on access to mental health services, affordable housing, immigration issues, and more. The assembly is at St. Paul Lutheran Church (824 N. Lewis Ave, Waukegan). 

 

JIM COLLINS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MUSICAL SERVICE – NOVEMBER 19

If you are interested in bringing something for the party, sign up in Founders Hall.

 

 

 

GET READY FOR THANKSGIVING WITH SMALL PUMPKINS AND PUMPKIN BREAD

Decorate your house for Thanksgiving with small pumpkins.. Pumpkins: $.50 ea. OR 10 for $4. Jean’s amazing pumpkin bread is $1 for individual loaves.. Offered while supplies last, so first come, first served!!

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEED ON NOVEMBER 19 AND 23

Would you like to donate the altar flowers for November 19, or Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23)? We need donors for each of those days! Please contact Cathy Leimbeck at cleimbeck@comcast.net or 847-541-0058. The arrangements are $45 and are billed directly to you by the florist (Swansons Blossom Shop).



 

  

THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND LEFTOVER FEAST

Our Thanksgiving worship service is Thanksgiving day at 10 am. On Sunday after Thanksgiving (26th), we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Feast! Bring your leftovers, or make something new, and let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together as a parish family! Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-thanksgiving ) or in Founder’s Hall.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE – SIGN UP NOW! - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10am service 11am-12pm: initial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9am - 11am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum appelbaums@comcast.net.

  

SAVE THE DATE FOR PARISH FUN – DECEMBER 2, 5PM

I don't know about you, but I think it is time for some FUN!  Founders' Hall is reserved for 5 PM on December 2nd and I suggest we have a Pot Luck dinner. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. I will bring a ham and a couple of cases of “adult juice” and my family dessert maker has promised some desserts. Bring family, friends and anyone who might be hungry. If you have a funny story or a clean joke or two bring it along. I am ready to laugh and forget the ongoing political struggles, the horrible weather and crazy shooters. Sign-up sheets will be in Founders Hall so we may know how many places to set.  Thank you!  Jean Schwarz 

 

7th ANNUAL FAIR TRADE GIFT BOUTIQUE – NOVEMBER 18 and 19

Saturday, November 18 • 9 am – 3 pm

Sunday, November 19 • 11:30 am – 2 pm

Christ United Methodist Church    600 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

Free Admission and High Quality Gifts & Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags, Home Decor, Baskets n More... All Proceeds support Fair Wages Artisans around the World

Enjoy a Complimentary Cup of Fair Trade Coffee

Tasty Treats from Our Bake Sale (to benefit the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center)

Fair Trade Helps to Alleviate Poverty

Fair Prices - Empowers Women

No Child Labor

Sustainable for the Earth   

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Laura Baresky, Mark Bauman, The Stone and McCann Families and Elisa Davis. 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné. 

For the departed…. Keith Lornelis.

 

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
7:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

08/15/2018 07:00 AM Holy Eucharist

08/15/2018 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

08/15/2018 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

08/16/2018 08:00 PM Alcoholics Anonymous

08/18/2018 08:30 AM ACoA Step Group