Location 815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015 Phone Number  847-945-1678 |
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Parish Newsletter

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

 

Dear St. Gregory's,

The Search Team, Vestry, and I are very excited to announce that after our nationwide search, Shelley Byrnes has accepted our call to be St. Gregory's Family Minister! Shelley will be coming to us from Church of the Nativity in Scottsdale, AZ. She has abundant experience in life and ministry with children, youth, and their families, and brings a vibrant energy along with her wealth of knowledge. She will join us for the Youth Picnic on June 3, and then will move to Deerfield before going with the youth on their trip to Kanuga on June 17th

As Family Minister, Shelley's ministry will be to carry the vision for Family Ministries to insipire, support, and connect families in Deerfield and the surrounding areas to build and share faith and meaningful relationships. She will work with our entire parish to support these ministries by inviting people to work with children, youth, and their parents in fulfililng this vision. Her skills, experience, and passions make Shelley the perfect person for this ministry at St. Gregory's. Stay tuned for more information about her first Sunday, and ways to help her move in and welcome her to our parish!

God's Peace,

Anne B Jolly+

Rector

 


 

Dear St. Gregory's, 

I am so excited to accept the position of Family Minister at St. Gregory's! For those of you who have not met me yet, I am the proud mom of two grown daughters: Gracie and Ruthie. Grace will be joining me at St. Gregory's and Ruthie will stay at University of Arizona to finish her senior year.  I have worked in church ministry for over 20 years, serving at locations in Washington, DC, Denver and most recently in Scottsdale, AZ. I can't wait to move before the temperatures reach 115!  I went to high school and college in Wisconsin so I am not totally unprepared for an Illinois winter.  My most recent job was as Director of Children, Family and Youth Ministries at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity where my most enduring contributions were to set up a VBS program (in it's 6th year) and create a young adults group. I enjoy kids of all ages and empathize with today's parents who are juggling so many activities and issues. 

I look forward to getting to know you all better so we can co-create an exciting and vibrant program for our families. Truly it is the best job to be able to create the space where young people feel safe to explore who and whose they are! I am thrilled at the opportunity to work along side so many dedicated volunteers as you help our children see the face of God in our church!

Shelley Byrnes


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COMMUNITY MEALS:  NEXT TIME TO SERVE – MAY 13

Join us on Sunday, May 13th to prepare and serve lunch to people who need a warm meal. Bring the whole family for Mother’s Day, or celebrate early to miss the crowds – then serve this crowd! We also need people to donate desserts.  A sign up sheet is in Founder's Hall or contact Barb (bschaper7@aol.com, 847-948-8989.) 

Thanks, Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz

 

ST. GREGORY’S BOOK CLUB – MAY 16 AT 7PM

On May 16th, book club will discuss books written by David McCullough (your choice).  It could be “Truman”, “The Wright Brothers”, or whatever you decide.  The April meeting was canceled due to weather so the April selection, “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, will also discussed. All are invited at we will meet in the Conference Room at the Church.

 

PENTECOST CELEBRATION– MAY 20 – WEAR RED!!

Pentecost is the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and a joyful end to the Easter season. This year, we will celebrate Pentecost with prayer flags strung in the nave of the church, and with a PICNIC following the 10a service! The youth have already planned a very fun assortment of games and activities (teaser: there will be a giant sling shot game and flamingo ring toss!), so bring your sense of adventure.

·         Please bring a salad or dessert for the picnic – fried chicken will be provided!

·         Wear red – it’s the traditional color to represent the Holy Spirit, and its fun to have it fill the church.

·         If you can help set up and/or clean up, please contact Sharon Henley-Gramer (slgramer@comcast.net)

In preparation for Pentecost, prayer flags are in Founders’ Hall – come by any time and write your prayers on the flags we will string throughout the rafters of the Nave. If you are unable to get to church by next Monday, you can email your prayer requests, and we will write them for you.


YOUTH GROUP UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY 26                           Senior Dinner at St. Gregory’s

May 27                             Trinity Sunday 10:00 am  -  Graduating Senior Celebration

June 17  -  June 22               Kanuga Youth Week

 

FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR AND CHAPEL IN MAY AND JUNE

There are still opportunities to donate for flowers in May and June: 5/13 (1 donor) and 5/20 (2 donors), 6/3 (2 donors), and 6/10 (2 donors).Please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com) if interested.

 

ST. G’S IN THE JULY 4TH PARADE?

As an important part of the Deerfield community, wouldn’t it be fun for St. G’s to be a part of the July 4th parade? Donna Shelton is willing to help coordinate this effort – so if you are interested in dreaming about fun ways for us to radiate God’s grace in this way, or in being a part of it, please contact Donna at prairie94@aol.com. 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Olivia Rich, Jean Schwarz, Denise Cedar, Marshall LeSueur, Kim Huether, David Breyer, Breyer Family, Cheryl Trevithick, Stuart Siegel, Victor & Vickie, Lois Smith. 

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

For the departed…Heidy Arteaga

 

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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CHILDREN’S SKIT – THIS SUNDAY AT 9AM

The children will be presenting to all of us a creative interpretation of Jesus’s Banquet ParabLE. Please plan to be at church (you could come after running the Deer Dash!) at 9am to support the children, and to enjoy fun treats and activities. This is a treasured St. G’s tradition you don’t want to miss.

 

OUR RED BAGS ON MAY 6 WILL GO TO THE DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY.

They are in need of pasta and pasta sauce, plain Cheerios, jelly, condiments, assorted crackers, canned fruit and applesauce, toilet paper and general cleaning supplies. 
Please pick up a red bag and remember the less fortunate when you do your grocery shopping.

 

DEER DASH – ST. G’s REPRESENTS! – THIS SUNDAY AT 7AM

Want to have fun, do something good for your body, and support our community? Join fellow Gregorians in running or walking the Deer Dash 1mile, 5K, or 10K on Sunday, May 6 starting at 7am.  Mother Anne is running (just the 5K – so she can be here for the 8am – which means you can too!! No shower necessary. J), so let her know if you will be running. Register here: https://www.deerfieldparks.org/event/deer-dash/

 

COMMUNITY MEALS:  NEXT TIME TO SERVE – MAY 13

Join us on Sunday, May 13th to prepare and serve lunch to people who need a warm meal. Bring the whole family for Mother’s Day, or celebrate early to miss the crowds – then serve this crowd! We also need people to donate desserts.  A sign up sheet is in Founder's Hall or contact Barb (bschaper7@aol.com, 847-948-8989.) 

Thanks, Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz

 

ST. GREGORY’S BOOK CLUB – MAY 16 AT 7PM

On May 16th, book club will discuss books written by David McCullough (your choice).  It could be “Truman”, “The Wright Brothers”, or whatever you decide.  The April meeting was canceled due to weather so the April selection, “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, will also discussed.

 

PENTECOST PREPARATIONS AND SAVE THE DATE– MAY 20

Pentecost is the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and a joyful end to the Easter season. This year, we will celebrate Pentecost with prayer flags strung in the nave of the church, and with a PICNIC following the 10a service! The youth have already planned a very fun assortment of games and activities (teaser: there will be a giant sling shot game and flamingo ring toss!), so we need adults to organize and plan the prayer flag execution, and the picnic itself. If you can help with either, please email Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org . It’s going to be a great day!

 


 

ST. G’S IN THE JULY 4TH PARADE?

As an important part of the Deerfield community, wouldn’t it be fun for St. G’s to be a part of the July 4th parade? Donna Shelton is willing to help coordinate this effort – so if you are interested in dreaming about fun ways for us to radiate God’s grace in this way, or in being a part of it, please contact Donna at prairie94@aol.com . 

 

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PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Jean Schwarz, Denise Cedar, Marshall LeSueur, Kim Huether, David Breyer, Breyer Family, Cheryl Trevithick, Stuart Siegal, Victor & Vickie, Lois Smith. 

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

For the departed…

 

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