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On November 14, 2018
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INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 4PM

St. Gregory’s will join with other houses of worship in the Deerfield area for an Interfaith Thanksgiving service at North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Bannockburn. As we strive to be “One Community, Many Voices”, this time together will remind us of our unity rather than our differences. This once a year special event is sponsored by Religious Leaders United.

 

THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER FEAST – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 11:15AM

Bring your thanksgiving leftovers or make something new and we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving with our St. Gregory’s family. After worship on November 25, we will eat together in Founders Hall and pre-cut wrapping paper into door sizes and creating snowflakes for our intergenerational event to visit Brentwood North Healthcare Center on December 9. If you can help to set up or coordinate for this event, please contact Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

INTERGENERATIONAL EVENTS FOR ADVENT: WREATHS AND COOKIES AND CAROLING, OH MY!!

The multi-generational wreath making event to be held on December 2 will be MORE than wreath Making! There will be a Cookie bake-off! Sign up in Founders' Hall to bring your special cookies! All the cookies will be laid out for folks to taste and everyone will get to vote on their favorites! Top three will win prizes! 

There will also be an advent paper chain making project to help Families bring ADVENT alive at home! In addition, we will be practicing our carols to sing next week at our door decorating event!  And remember - if you have a wreath base, don’t forget to bring yours in for fresh greens! 

On December 9 we will have an intergenerational event where we decorate the residents' doors and go caroling at Brentwood North Healthcare Center on Deerfield Road Please sign up in Founders' Hall to bring chili or cornbread for lunch before we go to Brentwood. 

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING WORSHIP& BREAKFAST TIME CHANGE TO 8:00AM BEGINNING DECEMBER 5

Beginning December 5, the Wednesday morning service followed by a continental breakfast will be held at a new time – 8am! We hope this allows some of us (yawn) who prefer to sleep in a little to attend! Please join us. 

 

ADVENT MESSIAH CHOIR

Come raise your voices in celebrating the expectant joy of Advent! Each Sunday in December, join the choir in singing an offertory anthem selected from one of the greatest masterworks, Handel's Messiah - culminating in a singalong Hallelujah Chorus with the brass quintet on Christmas Eve. The selections chosen are accessible to anyone with a little practice, so ALL are welcome! 

If you're interested in singing with the choir during Advent and/or at the two Christmas Eve services, please contact Kathryn at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org for a detailed schedule, practice recordings, and music. You don't have to come to all rehearsals, but the more you attend the more prepared you'll feel. 

 

BGMT NEEDS YOUR HELP

A once a year ministry needs your help! On Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 am a group of volunteers will gather to remove the wax from the floor of Founders Hall (stripping) and apply new wax.  Prior experience is not required and a couple of hours of help is all that is needed to supplement the existing core team. Thanks!

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS

The Youth Group will be shopping for the family Christmas Basket we've chosen on Sunday, November 18 right after the 10:00 service.  Each student should bring (or send if they cannot attend) $20. We will drive together to shop for our family and stop to eat somewhere on the way so bring money for lunch. The more who participate, the more we can buy for our family!  

On December 9, St. Nicholas will be visiting Children's Church. If there are any allergies that St. Nicholas should know about before filling children's shoes, please contact Shelley at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org

 

THE DIOCESE OF CHICAGO’S ANNUAL CONVENTION IS NOVEMBER 16-17

The representatives from St. Gregory’s that were elected at the Annual Meeting are Synda Nelson, Cyndi Millspaugh, and Jon Dutcher. Clergy also attend. To read about the issues coming up at convention, and to see who is standing for election to Diocesan office, find it all online: https://www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/governance/diocesan-convention . Please pray for our representatives and clergy as they learn, deliberate, and vote on our behalf.

 

 

BOOK CLUB – DECEMBER 5, 7PM

Because of Thanksgiving, the next Book Club meeting will be held on December 5. “Holy Rover” by Lori Erickson will be discussed. Several copies are available in the church library. The Book Club normally meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s.

 

NEXT COMMUNITY MEALS – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, NOON

Save the date for our next turn to serve on Sunday, December 16th at 12 noon.

 

INTERFAITH SYMPOSIUM AT BJBE – TUESDAYS, 10-11:30AM

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. You are welcome to any and all of the sessions! 

Registration is available online: https://bjbe.shulcloud.com/form/symposium1819.

 

PADS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (DEERFIELD) ON 2ND SUNDAYS/MONDAYS

First Presbyterian has asked St. Gregory's to assist with cleaning up after the PADS breakfasts on the Mondays after the 2nd Sundays of each month through April 2019.  The congregation providing breakfast on those Mondays could use an extra couple volunteers to run the sanitizer (David Schaper can give you a lesson) and put away the dishes (Sarah Snyder can provide further details). 

The time commitment is roughly 1-2 hours once a month on a Monday morning:  the volunteer running the sanitizer is usually available 5:15 AM - 6:45 AM (done by 7 AM) and the other helper is needed from about 5:30 AM - 6:45 AM (again, done by 7 AM).  The dates in 2019 are: January 14, February 11, March 11 and April 15. 

If you are interested in helping with this important ministry on one of these dates, please contact Sarah Snyder (sesnyder67@gmail.com).

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Dave Schulz, Olivia Rich, The Kamen Family, Ellie Stadelmann, Joyce & Dale Baraks, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Scott and Cindy, Charlie Porter, Rick Miller, The Lawrence Family, Alexis Lawrence, Bill Zimmer, Miriam Satinoff, Carol Harper. 

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

For the departed…. .Pam Dorband, Clarence Addington. 

 

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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ST G’S FAITH IN ACTION LISTENING SESSION – NOVEMBER 11, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The St. Gregory’s Faith in Action Team will lead a Parish-Wide Listening Session to help discern a focus and direction for our mission work.  We need everyone’s input on how we can best “radiate God’s grace” in our communities.  Lunch will be served.  Contact Charlene (847-945-1678) by Friday at noon to sign up.

 

LAST CALL FOR CHRISTMAS BASKET SPONSORS

Sunday, November 11 is the last day to sign up to sponsor one of the remaining families or seniors for the Christmas basket program. The names of the remaining families/seniors that are not sponsored by St. Gregory’s will be returned to ReVive. Additional information will be sent out later this week.  As done last year, there will be cardboard boxes available for you to use to pack your gifts as well as the labels to use on your boxes.  If you have any questions, contact Marilyn Knilans (marilyn17@comcast.net, 847-945-5068). Thank you to those who have chosen to participate.  

 

NOVEMBER YOUTH GROUP NEWS

The Youth Group trip to the city scheduled for November 12 has been postponed due to school conflicts. We will reschedule for one of the days off around Thanksgiving. Please reply to Shelley's Survey Monkey with the day that works best for your family.  

SSSSHHHHHHHHHH! Don't tell the parents! Youth group is making gifts on Sunday November 11. These gifts will be appropriate for parents, teachers, coaches, or even the family for which we will be doing a Christmas Basket!  

The Youth Group will be sponsoring one of the Christmas Baskets again this year. Please have each student bring $20 to Youth Group or to Shelley by November 18. We will do the shopping together at 11:15 that day. See Shelley's email for details about our family.  

 

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 4 PM

St. Gregory’s will join with other houses of worship in the Deerfield area for an Interfaith Thanksgiving service at North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Bannockburn. As we strive to be “One Community, Many Voices”, this time together will remind us of our unity rather than our differences. The once a year special event is sponsored by Religious Leaders United.

 

THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER FEAST – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 11:15 AM

Bring your thanksgiving leftovers or make something new and we will celebrate Thanksgiving with our St. Gregory’s family. After worship on November 25, we will eat together in Founders Hall . If you can help to set up or coordinate for this event , please contact Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING WORSHIP & BREAKFAST TIME CHANGE TO 8:00 AM BEGINNING DECEMBER 5

Beginning December 5, the Wednesday morning service followed by a continental breakfast will be held at a new time – 8 am! Please join us. 

 

ADVENT MESSIAH CHOIR

Come raise your voices in celebrating the expectant joy of Advent! Each Sunday in December, join the choir in singing an offertory anthem selected from one of the greatest masterworks, Handel's Messiah - culminating in a singalong Hallelujah Chorus with the brass quintet on Christmas Eve. The selections chosen are accessible to anyone with a little practice, so ALL are welcome! 

If you're interested in singing with the choir during Advent and/or at the two Christmas Eve services, please contact Kathryn at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org for a detailed schedule, practice recordings, and music. You don't have to come to all rehearsals, but the more you attend the more prepared you'll feel. 

 

THE DIOCESE OF CHICAGO’S ANNUAL CONVENTION IS NOVEMBER 16-17

The representatives from St. Gregory’s that were elected at the Annual Meeting are Synda Nelson, Cyndi Millspaugh, and Jon Dutcher. Clergy also attend. To read about the issues coming up at convention, and to see who is standing for election to Diocesan office, find it all online: 

https://www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/governance/diocesan-convention . 

Please pray for our representatives and clergy as they learn, deliberate, and vote on our behalf.


 

 

 

BOOK CLUB – DECEMBER 5, 7 PM

Because of Thanksgiving, the next Book Club meeting will be held on December 5. “Holy Rover” by Lori Erickson will be discussed. Several copies are available in the church library. The Book Club normally meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7 pm in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s.  

 

NEXT COMMUNITY MEALS – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, NOON

Save the date! Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 16th at 12 noon.

 

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

Safety and security at St Gregory's Church is very important.

We now have an Emergency Action Plan That was developed by the Vestry. The plan is available for review in the Library, Kitchen, Reception office, Charlene's office, and the Sacristy.

The Emergency Action Plan (EAP) includes safety procedures for Tornado, Fire, Medical Emergencies, Traumatic Incidents, Hostile Intruders, and other potential emergencies.

St Gregory's Staff, Liturgical Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Altar Guild and Church School Teachers have been briefed on the procedures, and more training is planned.

Any questions please contact John Welker or Jim Swager.

 

INTERFAITH SYMPOSIUM AT BJBE – TUESDAYS, 10-11:30 AM

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. You are welcome to any and all of the sessions! 

Registration is available online: https://bjbe.shulcloud.com/form/symposium1819. 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Olivia Rich, The Kamen Family, Ellie Stadelmann, Military Veterans, Joyce & Dale Baraks, David Jones, Dan Dunlap, Jessica Potter Bruns, Lindsey Pedersen Giannotto, Louisa Valen Daugherty, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Scott and Cindy, Charlie Porter, Rick Miller, The Lawrence Family, Alexis Lawrence, Bill Zimmer, Miriam Satinoff, Carol Harper. 

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

For the departed…. .Pam Dorband, Clarence Addington.

 

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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SHARE UNITY AND LOVE WITH OUR JEWISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS – JOIN MOTHER ANNE AT THE  BJBE SHABBAT SERVICE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7:30PM

Congregation BJBE (1201 Lake Cook Rd) invites St.Gregory’s parishioners to come to their Friday evening Musical Shabbat service at 7:30 pm. Mtr. Anne has been invited to preach at the service. This is the first Shabbat after the horrific shootings at Tree of Live Synagogue in Pittsburg. This is a wonderful opportunity to share love and worship with our Jewish brothers and sisters. You may remember that their lead Rabbi, Karyn Kedar preached at St. G’s this year, and that several of their congregants came to St. G’s. They are delighted to return the hospitality. Shabbat is followed by a time of fellowship with refreshments – it is critical for us all to understand each other better and enjoy time together! If you can only worship once this weekend – please come Friday night.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 2AM

Don’t forget…. Set your clocks back 1 hour before going to be Saturday Night!

 

RED BAG SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 4

Our Feed the Hungry Red Bags on November 4 will go to the Deerfield Food Pantry. They are in need of: canned fruit and applesauce, cereal, canisters of oatmeal, pasta and pasta sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, canned sweet peas, cans of coffee, paper towels, toilet paper and as always, grocery gift cards.  Please remember the hungry and need when you do your grocery shopping.

 

ALL SOULS DAY HONORS LOVED ONES –BRING PICTURES – NOVEMBER 4

On November 4th, we will celebrate the combined feast of All Souls and All Saints. It is a St. Gregory’s tradition to read the names of those who have died in the past year, and those who are buried in our churchyard. We will be reading the names at both services. We will have a table set up in the chapel to display pictures of our loved ones so we can have them visually present while they are spiritually present in the liturgy. Please bring your pictures with you to the service (framed or unframed, big, little, or in between!), and we will put the pictures on the altar after we read the names.

 

TAX REFORM DISCUSSION – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 11:15AM

On November 4th, Donna Shelton will lead a discussion of the financial implications of this year’s tax reform laws. It will be helpful to all of us as we look at wrapping up the calendar year financially. She will lead this discussion during Coffee Hour. 

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS FOR YOUTH

November 4 - After the 10:00 service, the youth group will have Pumpkin Olympics! Join us for fun, fellowship and food while your folks learn about the new tax reforms!

November 11 - Youth group will be making gifts to give during the holiday season. Join us and finish your shopping list!

November 12 - On Veteran's Day the Youth group will be taking a train into the city to hand out the homeless packages we made during our Light to the Nations weekend.

November 9 - Pizza Night for kids 1st grade through 5th grade! 5:30 - 7:00 in the Youth Room! RSVP to shelley@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

ELECTION DAY AT ST. GREGORY’S – NOVEMBER 6

St. Gregory’s is a polling place for the election, and we are known among those who volunteer their time to staff the polls (from VERY early in the morning to late at night) as an incredibly hospitable place to work. Please help extend hospitality to those who volunteer their time by bringing snacks to sustain them during the day. Email Charlene to let her know you will be helping at parish@stgregoryschurch.org

 

ST G’S FAITH IN ACTION LISTENING SESSION – NOVEMBER 11, 11:30AM to 1:00 PM

The St. Gregory’s Faith in Action Team will lead a Parish-Wide Listening Session to help discern a focus and direction for our mission work.  We need everyone’s input on how we can best “radiate God’s grace” in our communities.  Lunch will be served.  Please sign up now in Founders Hall so we know how much food to serve.

 

CHRISTMAS BASKET NEWS

Thank you to those who have already signed up to sponsor a family or senior in the Christmas Basket program this year.  We still have 5 seniors and 11 families who need sponsors.  The sign-up is in Founder’s Hall.

 

The baskets are due to St. Gregory’s on Tuesday, December 4th.  If you need any more information about your family/senior or about the Christmas basket program itself, please contact me at marilyn17@comcast.net or  847-945-5068.   

Thank you again for your support of this program.

 

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

Safety and security at St Gregory's Church is very important.

We now have an Emergency Action Plan That was developed by the Vestry. The plan is available for review in the Library, Kitchen, Reception office, Charlene's office, and the Sacristy.

The Emergency Action Plan (EAP) includes safety procedures for Tornado, Fire, Medical Emergencies, Traumatic Incidents, Hostile Intruders, and other potential emergencies.

St Gregory's Staff, Liturgical Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Altar Guild and Church School Teachers have been briefed on the procedures, and more training is planned.

Any questions please contact John Welker or Jim Swager.

 

WOMEN’S WINE AND WORD – BIBLE STUDY – THROUGH NOVEMBER 8, 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. We will be meeting St. Gregory’s. If interested, contact Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org. The group will not be meeting on October 25, but will resume the following week (November 1).

 

ADVENT MESSIAH CHOIR

Come raise your voices in celebrating the expectant joy of Advent! Each Sunday in December, join the choir in singing an offertory anthem selected from one of the greatest masterworks, Handel's Messiah - culminating in a singalong Hallelujah Chorus with the brass quintet on Christmas Eve. The selections chosen are accessible to anyone with a little practice, so ALL are welcome!

 

If you're interested in singing with the choir during Advent and/or at the two Christmas Eve services, please contact Kathryn at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org for a detailed schedule, practice recordings, and music. You don't have to come to all rehearsals, but the more you attend the more prepared you'll feel. 



 

BOOK CLUB – DECEMBER 5, 7PM

Because of Thanksgiving, the next Book Club meeting will be held on December 5. “Holy Rover” by Lori Erickson will be discussed. Several copies are available in the church library. The Book Club normally meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s.

 

NEXT COMMUNITY MEALS – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, NOON

On Sunday, October 28th, Sybil Ten Eyck, John and Debbie Welker, Ob, Ana and Kaden Soonthornsima, Scott Hamilton, Margaret and Kelsey (lady who knows Marsh LeSueur and her daughter), Janet and Bill Foltz and Barb, Matthew and Scott Schaper prepared and served a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Desserts were donated by the Millspaughs, Ten Eycks, Schapers, Lisa Halpin, Karen Nicholas, and Scott Hamilton.  Janet Foltz, Scott Hamilton and John Welker went above and beyond by mopping the dining room floor after the guests left. Since it was raining, this was a big job.  Thanks for a great team effort!  

Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 16th at 12 noon.

 

INTERFAITH SYMPOSIUM AT BJBE – TUESDAYS, 10-11:30AM

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. You are welcome to any and all of the sessions!  

Registration is available online: https://bjbe.shulcloud.com/form/symposium1819.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Clarence Addington, David Jones, Dan Dunlap, Rachelle and Andrew, Jessica Potter Bruns, Lindsey Pedersen Giannotto, Louise Valen Daugherty, Hudson Joseph Reffruschinni, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Scott and Cindy, Charlie Porter, Rick Miller, The Lawrence Family, Alexis Lawrence, Bill Zimmer, Miriam Satinoff, Carol Harper.  

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

For the departed…. . Beatrix Lawrence.

 

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