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Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.
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YOUTH PRESENTATION AT BOTH SERVICES, 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 9:00am 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.

 

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING!!!!!

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, 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.

 

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 

 

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 john.welker@comcast.net 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.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – SEPTEMBER 17

On Sunday, September 17th, 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.  If you  have any questions, please contact Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com) or Bill and Janet Foltz.

 

BOOK CLUB MEETS SEPTEMBER 20 AT 7PM

The book club will meet Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm to discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

INTERFAITH PERFORMANCE  - OCTOBER 14 AT 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 will be $10 each, and we will have them available for purchase soon. Proceeds beyond the cost of the performance will be given to Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

 

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 

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 5:00PM

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!

 

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!

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…Megan Lawrence, Sandra Mitchell, Claire Breyer, Liz Larson, Sue, Darrell Groves, Carol Harper, Michele Schmidt, Nora Kenaney, Noreen, Michael & Marie, Bob Ramey, 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.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 9:30 AM

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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 john.welker@comcast.net 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 sickand 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 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

11/19/2018 07:30 PM Al-Anon Family Group

11/20/2018 07:00 PM Youth Commission

11/21/2018 07:00 AM Holy Eucharist

11/21/2018 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

11/21/2018 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