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Parish Newsletter

Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.

 

 

A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS – EMPOWERED IN SPIRIT & COMMUNITY – SEPTEMBER 28-30

 

We are joining with the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire for a weekend of exploring how God calls faith communities to live and serve in community. Two well-known Lutheran theologians and pastors, David Tiede and Kathryn Tiede, will lead the weekend and invite us into deeper reflection on our calling and purpose. 

Friday, September 28 – Reception at 6:30, Dinner and Teaching 7-9PM - $20 per person (assistance available) 

Saturday, September 29 – Teaching, box lunch, and intergenerational service project 9AM – 4PM 

Sunday, September 30 – The Rev. Dr. David Tiede will preach at both services, and teach at the Adult Forum at 9AM 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-alight

 

BOOK CLUB – TONIGHT AT 7PM

Tonight, at 7 PM, the book club will be reviewing the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome to join in lively discussion. On October 18, the group will discuss “Letters of Note” by Saun Usher. The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm, in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s. November’s meeting will be rescheduled due to the holiday.

 

PUMPKINS ARE COMING!!  - OCTOBER 6 (WE HOPE!)

The truck loaded with pumpkins is scheduled to arrive on October 6 in the afternoon. This is an approximate date and time, as we never know exactly how traffic will be, and where the truck may be delayed in route. Everyone is invited to help us unload the truck and set up the pumpkin patch. Many hands make this work a lot easier! We will provide food and beverages for hungry workers – plus it’s FUN. To sign up, email Shelley (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org) and include your cell number, or sign up in Founders’ Hall. We will contact you when we have exact times. 

Sign up for a shift selling pumpkins – it is a great way to get to know our neighbors and share God’s love with others!

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LEARN TO BAKE THE WORLD’S BEST PUMPKIN BREAD!

Jean Schwarz has been baking pumpkin bread (the WORLD’S BEST) for the pumpkin patch for years – it’s time we helped her out. If you are interested in learning Jean’s secrets, and baking pumpkin bread for the patch, contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

IT’S SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH. JOIN US FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION – SEPTEMBER 26, 7PM

Sponsored by Moms Demand Action

Two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides and over 90% of suicides attempted with a firearm are successful. As part of Moms Demand Action's mission to reduce Gun Violence, we want to engage in suicide prevention as well. On September 26, we have a great opportunity to hear from a Suicide Survivor, a therapist and author who specializes in Suicide Prevention, and a Suicide Prevention Organization, Sip of Hope. We'll hear about warning signs, how to best support someone who may be contemplating suicide, and how to approach the topic that is too often "taboo" - in a sensitive way. Let's together help remove the stigma around mental health and bring this important topic out into the light. 

WARNING: please use discernment in bringing children. Speakers may be sharing details which could be graphic or disturbing to children at times. Of course we know that this topic is and should be on the minds of teens and they are welcome, but please consider if your child is emotionally ready to handle this topic before bringing them. 

Click here to see event location details and register for this free event and invite your friends as well: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/14406/signup/?source&akid&zip

 

FAITH LAB – RULE OF LIFE – OCTOBER 2, 7-8:30PM

Our first Faith Lab of the year is on Tuesday, October 2nd from 7-8:30pm. We will be diving deeper into exploring and creating a Rule of Life to ground our faith practice. RSVP to Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

WOMEN’S WINE AND WORD – BIBLE STUDY – STARTS OCTOBER 4, 7-8:30PM

All women are invited to participate in a 5 week study of the Book of Ruth on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm. To register, contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

EAT MEXICAN & HELP OPEN A CURT’S CAFÉ IN LAKE COUNTY – OCTOBER 3, 6:30PM

St. Gregory’s is a fan of Curt’s Café (a café that supports, trains, and employs at risk youth – while providing great food/drink and service), and on October 3rd, Casa de Isaac and Moishe in Highland Park is donating a portion of their proceeds to Curt’s fundraising to open a Lake County location. If you would like to be a part of a St. G’s group having a great Mexican meal while supporting Curt’s, please let Charlene know you will be coming so we can plan for you! (parish@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS and PETS IN THE PATCH – OCTOBER 14, 2PM

Bring your animals, large and small, to the Pumpkin Patch for an animal blessing, followed by photo opportunities in the patch, and a pet costume contest! Open to everyone and all their critters.

 

INTERFAITH SYMPOSIUM AT BJBE  - STARTING OCTOBER 2, 10-11:30AM (EVERY TUESDAY)

October 2-Feb 12

In an America that seems to be fracturing along cultural, political, and geographical lines, we have the opportunity to act bravely and wisely by learning with and from people who think and act differently than we do. Over the course of this year, we will hear from clergy and leaders from many faith traditions. We will learn about their history, their inspirational texts, the major tenets of their theology, and what teachings their tradition can bring to bear on the most important questions and challenges of religious life in 21st Century America. Symposium will be taught by some of Chicagoland’s leading clergy, including our rector, Anne Jolly! BJBE is inviting members of congregations to join them in this informative series. We hope we will get to know our neighbors through learning, conversation, and, of course, a little nosh. Sign ups coming soon!!

 

EPISCOPAL HURRICANE RELIEF FUND

We respond to storms in the United States and U.S. territories through our U.S. Disaster Program. Through our partnerships with Episcopal dioceses, we offer resources and training to help people prepare for disasters and provide emergency support so vulnerable people can make a sustained recovery after the storm. The benefit of our partnership with Episcopal churches is that these congregations are already deeply integrated within their communities. In other words, the Episcopal Church is there before responders arrive and will remain long after the news cameras have gone. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to our Hurricane Relief Fund. To donate and read the latest updates, visit https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief.  

If you choose to write a check for the relief fund PLEASE make check payable to St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, and write Hurricane Relief in the memo section.  

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

Our Vestry met on September 11 and we have two key highlights to share:  

·         Renowned preachers to lead weekend retreat at our Church- Friday September 28-30. The Vestry encourages people to attend A Light to the Nations weekend events. There is a signup sheet in Founders Hall or you can register online. 

·         The Annual Giving Campaign Task Force Charter has been approved.   The task force responsibility is to plan and orchestrate the involvement of our parishioners' financial life.  This includes 1) educating the congregation about financial stewardship, 2) raising awareness of the various ways God has blessed us, 3) providing guidance and encouragement as parishioners reflect on their gifts, and 4) providing a way for parishioners to commit to God and God’s work at St. Gregory’s through a pledge and regular committed financial gifts.   

 

COMMUNITY MEALS: NEXT TIME TO SERVE – OCTOBER 28, NOON

Sybil Ten Eyck, Debbie and John Welker, Cathy Leimbeck, Peggi Adams, Scott Hamilton, Janet and Bill Foltz and Barb, Matthew and Scott Schaper prepared and served a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan this past Sunday,  Our dessert bakers were Sybil, Debbie, Lynn Pike, Karen Nicholas, Lisa Halpin, and the Schapers.  Someone also donated fresh apples and oranges.   

Our next turn to serve will be Sunday, October 28th at 12 noon.  We are always looking for new helpers for this important ministry. 

Thanks,  Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially… Dave Schulz, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Chris, Dorothy Britt, Gerry Lanigan, Scott and Cindy, Mary Withrow, Marjorie Hutcheson, Charlie Porter, Phoebe Caldwell.

 

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

 

For the departed…. Jerry Thomas.

 

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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CHILDRENS' PIZZA NIGHTS – SEPTEMBER 14

Starting in September, we will have kids 1st grade - 7th grade meet on the second Friday of every month at 5:30-7:00 pm for food, fun and fellowship! This will be a pre-youth group type of gathering. Parents please plan to stay for the first 15 minutes on September 14 so we can talk about future food arrangements.


 

 

SUNDAY MORNING FORMATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16 at 9:00AM!

We are excited about our plan for Christian Formation this year. The adults and children will focus on Practicing our Fatih, and developing Spiritual Practices that help us in our faith journey. The children will focus on fundamental bible stories and the fathers and mothers of our faith. Our Formation calendar includes so much more than just Sunday morning: We will have Faith Labs (where we explore spiritual practices in more depth), and short-term Bible Studies throughout the year. Look for a Formation brochure that gives a detailed description of the topic for each Sunday, and our other offerings.

 

A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS – EMPOWERED IN SPIRIT & COMMUNITY – SEPTEMBER 28-30 

 

We are joining with the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire for a weekend of exploring how God calls faith communities to live and serve in community. Two well-known Lutheran theologians and pastors, David Tiede and Kathryn Tiede, will lead the weekend and invite us into deeper reflection on our calling and purpose.

 

Friday, September 28 – Reception at 6:30, Dinner and Teaching 7-9PM - $20 per person (assistance available)

 

Saturday, September 29 – Teaching, box lunch, and intergenerational service project 9AM – 4PM

 

Sunday, September 30 – The Rev. Dr. David Tiede will preach at both services, and teach at the Adult Forum at 9AM

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-alight

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – THIS SUNDAY!

We will once again have the opportunity to serve our neighbors in Waukegan at the Soup Kitchen. We meet at Christ Church, Waukegan at noon to prepare and serve lunch. Clean up takes until 3:30pm. We need volunteers as some of our regulars are not available. Contact Barb Schaper if you are available to help in any way (bschaper7@aol.com).

 

BOOK CLUB – SEPTEMBER 19 AT 7PM

On September 19th, the book club will be reviewing the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome to join in lively discussion. On October 18, the group will discuss “Letters of Note” by Saun Usher. The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm, in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s. November’s meeting will be rescheduled due to the holiday.

 

PUMPKINS ARE COMING!!  - OCTOBER 6 (WE HOPE!)

The truck loaded with pumpkins is scheduled to arrive on October 6 in the afternoon. This is an approximate date and time, as we never know exactly how traffic will be, and where the truck may be delayed in route. Everyone is invited to help us unload the truck and set up the pumpkin patch. Many hands make this work a lot easier! We will provide food and beverages for hungry workers – plus it’s FUN. To sign up, email Shelley (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org) and include your cell number, or sign up in Founders’ Hall. We will contact you when we have exact times.

Also be on the lookout to sign up for shifts selling pumpkins.

 

 

 

 

EPISCOPAL HURRICANE RELIEF FUND

We respond to storms in the United States and U.S. territories through our U.S. Disaster Program. Through our partnerships with Episcopal dioceses, we offer resources and training to help people prepare for disasters and provide emergency support so vulnerable people can make a sustained recovery after the storm. The benefit of our partnership with Episcopal churches is that these congregations are already deeply integrated within their communities. In other words, the Episcopal Church is there before responders arrive and will remain long after the news cameras have gone. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to our Hurricane Relief Fund. To donate and read the latest updates, visit https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief

 

 


 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Chris, David Charles Eubanks, Dorothy Britt, Gerry Lanigan, Scott and Cindy, Terry Lanigan, Mary Withrow, Marjorie Hutcheson, Charlie Porter, Phoebe Caldwell. 

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

For the departed…. Jerry Thomas.

 

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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RED BAG SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 2

Please remember to bring in your donations to help those who are in need. The pantry is low on food and supplies, and they have given us an extended list of needed items.

FOOD

oatmeal canisters, granola bars, cereal (especially plain cheerios), peanut butter, jelly, pasta and pasta sauce, canned fruit/apple sauce/fruit cups, canned tuna/canned chicken, mac and cheese , white rice (boxes), crackers and chips/cookies, condiments, canned sweet peas

TOILETRIES

paper towels, toilet paper, large shampoo bottles, toothpaste, deodorant, cleaning supplies

 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH REGISTRATION IN FOUNDERS HALL THIS SUNDAY

Families please stop in Founders' Hall to fill out or submit your registration form for our Children's and youth programs!

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GREG – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 10AM

Let’s celebrate the Feast of St. Gregory by having church, picnic, games, and activities in Mitchell Park together! Invite friends, family, and neighbors – all are welcome. Jim Swager’s band, Power Chord, will lead our musical worship, and will play for us after worship while we picnic and play games together. Bring a folding chair, and food to share: if your last name starts with A-L, please bring a side dish, and M-Z please bring a dessert. See you there!

 

YOUTH TRIP TO THE CITY – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Youth will be doing a day in the city on September 10. We'll be riding the train to Chicago. Teens who want to submit ideas about activities for us to do in the city should talk to Shelley or send her an email at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org!

 

CHILDREN'S PIZZA NIGHTS – SEPTEMBER 14

Starting in September, we will have kids 1st grade - 7th grade meet on the second Friday of every month at 5:30-7:00 pm for food, fun and fellowship! This will be a pre-youth group type of gathering. Parents please plan to stay for the first 15 minutes on September 14 so we can talk about future food arrangements.


SUNDAY MORNING FORMATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16 at 9:00AM!

We are excited about our plan for Christian Formation this year. The adults and children will focus on Practicing our Fatih, and developing Spiritual Practices that help us in our faith journey. The children will focus on fundamental bible stories and the fathers and mothers of our faith. Our Formation calendar includes so much more than just Sunday morning: We will have Faith Labs (where we explore spiritual practices in more depth), and short-term Bible Studies throughout the year. Look for a Formation brochure coming soon that gives a detailed description of the topic for each Sunday, and our other offerings.

 

A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS – EMPOWERED IN SPIRIT & COMMUNITY – SEPTEMBER 28-30


We are joining with the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire for a weekend of exploring how God calls faith communities to live and serve in community. Two well-known Lutheran theologians and pastors, David Tiede and Kathryn Tiede, will lead the weekend and invite us into deeper reflection on our calling and purpose.

Friday, September 28 – Reception at 6:30, Dinner and Teaching 7-9PM

Saturday, September 29 – Teaching, box lunch, and intergenerational service project 9AM – 4PM

Sunday, September 30 – The Rev. Dr. David Tiede will preach at both services, and teach at the Adult Forum at 9AM

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – NEXT TIME TO SERVE IS SEPTEMBER 16

Save the date as our next opportunity to serve is Sunday, September 16th. Details to follow.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS AVAILABLE TO DONATE FOR SEPTEMBER 30

If you would like to donate altar flowers for Sunday, September 30 services, please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com).

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

Our Vestry met on August 14 and approved the following:

●        Church Bell Repair funded by an Anonymous Donor.   Notice the quiet at the top of the hour?  That’s because the bell located on the roof of the Church building no longer rings.  But great news. A donor family has committed to funding a complete overhaul and new control system.    The bell will be lowered from its support structure by crane and transported to the original supplier in Cincinnati, Ohio for repairs. The new bell will hopefully be operating by Christmas.

●        New Visual Representation Image for St. Gregory’s.  Our awesome new logo will become a recognizable symbol that we will utilize across all communication platforms such as social media, print materials, and outdoor signage. We want to thank the dedicated communication team of Vanessa Fjeldheim and Maggie Nodland who worked on this exciting initiative.   A hand-painted version of the new image is on the Welcome sign we will all decorate in Founders’ Hall after the service – which we will use to welcome the children, parents, and teachers back to school on August 20,.

●        2019 Budget Development Task Force.  The Vestry chartered a team of parishioners - Art Bielski, Don Braun and Cherie Thompson - to guide the development of our 2019 expense budget.  They will be working with the various staff and volunteer people who have expense responsibilities to prepare and present their budgets focusing on how their activities will help us achieve our mission of radiating God's grace and equipping all people to change the world.

 

BOOK CLUB – SEPTEMBER 19 AT 7PM

On September 19th, the book club will be reviewing the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome to join in lively discussion. On October 18, the group will discuss “Letters of Note” by Saun Usher. The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm, in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s. November’s meeting will be rescheduled due to the holiday.

 

SPAM EMAIL FROM MOTHER ANNE? PLEASE IGNORE IT!

Despite our best efforts, Anne’s email has once again been hacked. If you get an email from Mother Anne from any email address other than anne@stgregoryschurch.org, please ignore it! Also, she isn’t going to ask you for money or an iTunes gift card.

 

DO YOU HAVE EXTRA VASES? HELP US SHARE FLOWERS WITH OTHERS!

If you have extra vases sitting around, please consider bringing them to St. Gregory’s. After worship on Sunday, we can put altar flowers into several vases and deliver them to people who are sick, or just in need of a smile! If you are interested in being a flower delivery minister (who DOESN’T like to spread joy???), please let Mother Anne know – anne@stgregoryschurch.org. This ministry would take no more than 1 hour of your time whenever your schedule permits.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially… Chris, David Charles Eubanks, Dorothy Britt, Elizabeth Hamilton, Gerry Lanigan, Hunter Hines, Scott and Cindy, Scott Hamilton, Terry Lanigan, Mary Withrow. 

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

For the departed…. James Hobson Dunkerley, Tom Miller.

 

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

07/16/2019 07:00 PM Youth Commission

07/17/2019 08:00 AM Holy Eucharist

07/17/2019 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

07/17/2019 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

07/18/2019 08:00 PM Alcoholics Anonymous