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Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.
On November 1, 2017
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SET CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – SUNDAY AT 2 AM

Don’t be late for church on Sunday - Fall BACK for Daylight Saving Time, this Sunday, November 5 at 2 AM. Remember to set clocks back one hour, or we will see you at church one hour early. J

 

GET READY FOR THANKSGIVING WITH SMALL PUMPKINS AND PUMPKIN BREAD

Decorate your house for Thanksgiving with small pumpkins and hay bales. Pumpkins: $.50 ea. OR 10 for $4. Hay bales $5 ea. Jean’s amazing pumpkin bread is $1 for individual loaf, $4 small loaf, or $10 large loaf. Both offered while supplies last, so first come, first served!!

 

YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY INVITATION - THIS WEEKEND

All are invited and encouraged to share your thoughts about our current and future youth and family ministries with Ministry Architects. On Saturday, November 4 from 11:00am-12:00pm, they will meet with any interested parishioner.

On Sunday, November 5 from 12:00pm-1:30pm, they will present their findings to all interested stakeholders. Please

RSVP for both events to Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

RED BAG SUNDAY – THIS SUNDAY

Our Red Bags on November 5 will go to the Deerfield Food Pantry.  They are in need of: canned sweet peas, canned chicken, tuna and salmon, canned beef stew, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbeque sauce, sugar, brown sugar and flour, shaving cream and deodorant. Please remember the hungry when you do your grocery shopping.

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEEDED 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).

 

DEADLINE TO SPONSOR A CHRISTMAS BASKET  - NEXT MONDAY, 11/6

There are 11 families still remaining on our sign up sheet in Founder’s Hall.  After you have signed up, I will send you the needed information and you can start shopping for your family/senior.  Baskets are due after Thanksgiving so you have plenty of time to shop. There are boxes in which to pack your gifts available in the closet off of Founder’s Hall.  In addition, labels for the boxes will be available in the near future. If you have any questions about the program, you can contact me.  Thank you, Marilyn Knilans

 

JOIN US FOR JANE HUSH'S POTTERY SHOW IN FOUNDERS HALL

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!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – NOVEMBER 12

On Sunday, November 12th, it will once again be our turn to serve a hot meal at the Waukegan Community Meals program. Opportunities are available to help prepare and serve a mid-day meal.  We also are in need of desserts if you are unable to join us. We meet at 12 noon and are finished by 3:30 pm.  Please sign up in Founder’s Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com) or Bill and Janet Foltz.



 

 

 

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 5PM 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

 

THANK YOU PADS VOLUNTEERS

On Tuesday morning, October 30, several members of St. Gregory's prepared/served breakfast to about 30 guests (including several children) at the PADS shelter at First Presbyterian Church.  We would like to thank especially.

Servers:  Bob Pedersen, David Schaper, Jim Mitchell, and Synda Nelson.

Casserole Bakers:  Andrea Bozzano, Barbara Schaper, Cissy Singleton, Debbie Welker, and Sybil Ten Eyck.

Hard-boiled Egg Makers: Ana Soonthornsima and Barbara Schaper 

Our next opportunity to serve breakfast will be Monday, January 1, 2018.  What a great way to start the new year, so please be thinking about your availability to help around the holidays.

 

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, Mark Lanigan, Doug Camarhan, and Vincent Knopp.

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

For the departed…. Keith Korneli, Anese Klein, Newell Fowler.

 

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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THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

This year’s pumpkin delivery is set for October 8, at 12:30pm.  New and exciting events are planned, details to follow… Volunteers will be needed to man the patch, and ALL HANDS ON DECK for the great pumpkin unloading!!

Sign up here to unload and for shift options: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin.   For those of you who would prefer, a signup sheet is located in Founder’s Hall also. 

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5PM

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at the corner of Deerfield and Wilmot (by the Pumpkin Patch!) for the Blessing of the Animals. All God’s critters are invited to receive a blessing and celebrate St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. The Pumpkins will be here – so you can take pictures of you and your pet at our new photo stations in the Pumpkin Patch!

 

CROP HUNGER WALK 2017 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 12:30PM

This year’s CROP walk registration begins at 12:30 pm at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook at 3025 Walters Avenue (Northbrook). Step-off time is 1:00 pm. There is a 5K walk, and a 1K Family walk with lots of great activities for kids! 

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 69 years of working in partnership around the world. Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $650,000 over the past thirty-two years. Last year (2016), walkers raised $33,000. In addition, the St. Peter’s Legacy Fund (Northfield) donated $58,300. From these donations, $18,300 went to Northfield Township Food Pantry, and over $4,500 went to West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  This year we will include Hunger Resource Network with our local recipients. 

Join St. Gregory’s walking team, or donate online here: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/northbrookil/Team/View/47954/St-Gregorys-Episcopal

 

RABBI KARYN KEDAR TO PREACH AND TEACH – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Rabbi Karyn Kedar is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield, and has created liturgical work which appears in the new prayer book for the Reform Movement, Mishkan T’filah. She is widely recognized as an inspiring leader, teacher, and spiritual director. She will preach at the 8 am and 10 am services, and teach on the book of Esther at the 9 am Adult Forum.

 

ALL SOULS REMEMBERENCE – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Please list your loved ones names, on the sign-up sheets in Founders Hall, or send them to Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org by Monday, October 23.

 

SAYING GOOD BYE WITH GRATITUDE TO JIM COLLINS – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Jim Collins has served as Music Director at St. Gregory’s for 25 years, and on Sunday, November 19th, we will say good bye with gratitude for his ministry among us. The 10 am service will be filled with Jim’s favorite hymns, and we will all be able to say good bye and thank Jim for his ministry at a reception immediately following the service. If you would like to help with the reception, please contact Kathryn Duncan. 

If you would like to give a gift in honor of Jim Collins’ ministry at St. Gregory’s, there are two opportunities. You can contribute to a purse by writing a check with that designation in the notes line, and we will gift Jim at his reception. You may also make a gift to the Music Designated Fund at St. Gregory’s in honor of Jim’s service here, ensuring that the tremendous music legacy that Jim has established will live on. This also may be done by writing a check with that designation in the notes line.

 

BOOK CLUB – OCTOBER 18, 7PM

Upcoming selections for book club: October 18, “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin; November 15, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World”by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

ICONOGRAPHER JOSEPH MALHAM EXHIBITION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3PM – 10PM

Joseph Malham spoke at St. Gregory’s a few years ago about his work. It's time for his annual icon exhibition in his artist's studio at St. Gregory the Great Church. Please come join us for an afternoon of icons, fellowship and the opportunity to enjoy sacred art in a beautiful setting. Food and restoratives will be served. There will be new icon panels, works on paper, prints and the debut of the new 6' Croce San Gregorio; an icon cross in the style of the 13th Century Masters. The Icon Exhibition will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL  60640. 

 

INTERFAITH PERFORMANCE - OCTOBER 14, 7PM

Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story will be held on October 14, 7 PM, at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield on Waukegan Road. This is sponsored by the interfaith clergy group for Southeast Lake County. 

In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts.  Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths—Christian, Jewish and Muslim—to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.  Come bask in the luminous light.   

Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds beyond the cost of the performance will be given to Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS AT CHURCH

We still don't know everyone and visitors need to know our name. Remember to wear your name tag.  If you don't have one, contact  Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org  to order one.

 

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org 

 

EPISCOPAL MEN’S PRE-LENTEN RETREAT – FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & 10

The 17th Annual Episcopal Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of Chicago will be held on Friday and Saturday, February. 9 and 10, 2018 at The DeKoven Center, Racine Wisconsin. The Right Reverend Matt Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, WI will be our Retreat Leader this year. He is also the former rector of St. Barnabas Church, Glen Ellyn. IL. These annual retreats are increasingly popular. Those who would like to attend should send their completed registration sheet and check right away, as last year's retreat was sold-out well before the retreat weekend. Please contact the church office for more information. 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…The Kurokawa Family, Jenny Stadelmann, Julia Nelson, Pat Beuttas, Judy McCann, Michele Schmidt, Doug Camarhan, Ed Vlack, Alan Rogers and David Ingram.

 

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

 

For the departed…. David Kurokawa

 

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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VISUAL FAITH WORKSHOP – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 3PM TO 6PM

Learn new and creative ways of engaging scripture and exploring your faith! This intergenerational workshop is open to the community, and will be led by nationally-recognized Visual Faith coaches, Connie Denninger and Pat Maier. We will explore spiritual practices such as scripture journaling, visual prayer, and more. Connect your heart, mind, and soul to scripture! This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to a hands-on experience here at St. Gregory’s.

 

 

 

RED BAG COLLECTION –THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

Our Red Bags this month will go to the Vernon Township Food Pantry.  This month they need tuna, can chicken, pasta sauce, cereal boxes and feminine hygiene products. The pantry is always so grateful for St. Gregory’s generosity and sends their heartfelt thanks!

 

 

 

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING – NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

This year’s pumpkin delivery is set for October 8, at 12:30pm.  New and exciting events are planned, details to follow… Volunteers will be needed to man the patch, and ALL HANDS ON DECK for the great pumpkin unloading!!

Sign up here for shift options: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin.   For those of you who would prefer, a signup sheet is located in Founder’s Hall also.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5PM

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at the corner of Deerfield and Wilmot (by the Pumpkin Patch!) for the Blessing of the Animals. All God’s critters are invited to receive a blessing and celebrate St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. The Pumpkins will be here – so you can take pictures of you and your pet at our new photo stations in the Pumpkin Patch!

 

 

 

CROP HUNGER WALK 2017 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 12:30PM

This year’s CROP walk registration begins at 12:30 pm at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook at 3025 Walters Avenue (Northbrook). Step-off time is 1:00 pm. There is a 5K walk, and a 1K Family walk with lots of great activities for kids!

 

 

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 69 years of working in partnership around the world. Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $650,000 over the past thirty-two years. Last year (2016), walkers raised $33,000. In addition, the St. Peter’s Legacy Fund (Northfield) donated $58,300. From these donations, $18,300 went to Northfield Township Food Pantry, and over $4,500 went to West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  This year we will include Hunger Resource Network with our local recipients.

 

 

Join St. Gregory’s walking team, or donate online here: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/northbrookil/Team/View/47954/St-Gregorys-Episcopal

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB – OCTOBER 18, 7PM

Upcoming selections for book club: October 18, “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin; November 15, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

 

 

HOLY ROVER WITH LORI ERICKSON – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 3PM – 4:30PM

Lori Erickson, one of the country’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys, is doing a reading and book signing this Saturday at The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave. Chicago. Lori is a personal friend of the Dutchers, an Episcopal Deacon, and serves at the Dutcher’s son’s church in Iowa. The Dutchers love her sermons, blog, and plan to purchase the book at the event, and are very excited to hear and read her stories about holy places.  If you are interested but don't want to drive, please call (847-915-1750) and Jon and Susie can arrange a carpool from the church or Old Orchard shopping mall.

 

 

Both irreverent and devout, "Holy Rover" includes images of holy sites around the world taken by several of the nation's leading travel photographers. Travel writer, Episcopal deacon, and author of the Holy Rover blog at Patheos, Erickson is an engaging guide for pilgrims eager to take a spiritual journey. Her book describes travels that changed her life and can change yours, too. 

About the author: Lori Erickson is one of the country’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She has published more than a thousand articles in national and regional publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens, and House Beautiful. Visit: http://lorierickson.net/

 

 

 

ICONOGRAPHER JOSEPH MALHAM EXHIBITION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3PM – 10PM

Joseph Malham spoke at St. Gregory’s a few years ago about his work. It's time for his annual icon exhibition in his artist's studio at St. Gregory the Great Church. Please come join us for an afternoon of icons, fellowship and the opportunity to enjoy sacred art in a beautiful setting. Food and restoratives will be served. There will be new icon panels, works on paper, prints and the debut of the new 6' Croce San Gregorio; an icon cross in the style of the 13th Century Masters. The Icon Exhibition will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL  60640.

 

 

 

INTERFAITH PERFORMANCE - OCTOBER 14, 7PM

Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story will be held on October 14, 7 PM, at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield on Waukegan Road. This is sponsored by the interfaith clergy group for Southeast Lake County.

 

 

In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts.  Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths—Christian, Jewish and Muslim—to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.  Come bask in the luminous light.  

 

 

Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds beyond the cost of the performance will be given to Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

 

 

 

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org

 

 

 

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.


 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…The Kurokawa Family,Jenny Stadelmann, Julia Nelson, Pat Beuttas, Judy McCann, Megan Lawrence, Alexis & Beatrix, Sandra Mitchell, Claire Breyer, Michele Schmidt, Dianne Shelton, and David Ingram.

 

 

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

 

 

For the departed…. David Kurokawa

 

 

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS 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