SUMMER BOOK CLUB – JULY 18 AT 7PM
On July 18th, “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann will be discussed. August 15th, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan and September 19th, “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome to join in lively discussion. We meet on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm, in the Conference Room at St. Gregory’s.
COMMUNITY MEALS - AUGUST 12
St.Gregory's served a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Our volunteers were Sybil Ten Eyck, Jenny, Grace and Ellie Stadelmann, David, Anne, Mary Katharine, and Sloan Jolly, Ruth Reichenbach, Ana and Kaden Soonthornsma, Janet and Bill Foltz and Barbara, Matthew and Scott Schaper. Thanks to our many dessert providers - Karen Nicholas, Sybill Ten Eyck, Mary Keller, Elizabeth Hamilton, Debbie Welker, Phoebe Caldwell, Jean Schwarz, Lisa Halpin and the Schapers. Guests loved the frosted cakes. Our next time to serve is Sunday, August 12th.
Thanks, Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS - AUGUST 19 AT 10AM
Save the date for the Blessing of the Backpacks! All students and teachers are invited to bring your backpacks (or another bag of choice) to be blessed during the 10am service on August 19th. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!
WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 20 FROM 7:30-9:00AM
Let’s welcome our elementary and middle school neighbors back to school! We will have coffee, juice, doughnut holes (of course), and fun signs to use for photo opportunities. This is a great opportunity for St. Gregory’s to tell our neighbors how much they mean to us – so please join us on the corner of Wilmot and Deerfield!
VESTRY MEETING NEWS
Our Vestry met on June 19:
Welcoming Our New Family Minister: The Vestry gives a big thank you to all the parishioners who helped prepare the Marion House for our New Family Minister, Shelley and her family, painted her office, and came out on Friday, June 15, to help Shelley and her daughter Gracie, move into the Marion House. People joined in to unload their truck, and set up furniture in their new home. Preparing the house was a lot of work, and moving her in was a fun day filled with hospitality to welcome our newest members.
Replacing the kitchen’s existing Hobart Sanitizer: Several months ago, the Vestry approved the purchase and installation of a new Sanitizer for our kitchen. We have been eagerly awaiting its installation so we can return to using mugs and plates that aren’t paper! This month, the vestry approved some additional upgrades necessary for the installation, including a new kitchen sink, counter, and disposal. The work will begin this summer and be completed by fall. An upgrade to the electrical system will be included in the installation.
Keeping God’s People Safe: National and Diocesan guidelines require that all parishes adhere to Keeping God’s People Safe policies – ensuring that all people, especially our youngest people, are safe at church. The Family Ministry Design Team worked hard to create policies and procedures to bring and keep St. Gregory’s in compliance with these important policies. A special thanks to Julia Nelson, who used her incredible document writing skills to create two compliance documents that our Diocese will now use as the benchmark for all churches! We will begin work to implement these policies at St. Gregory’s over the summer.
PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…
The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Michele Schmidt, Wendell Valiant, Tracy Dorgan, Michael Miller, Terry Cummings, Jean Cummings, Jane Hush, Nuala Kurokawa, Jake Linne, and Chris.
Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné.
For the departed… Dori Carlson, Roy Hitch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)
RED BAG SUNDAY – JULY 1
Our Red Bags on July 1 will go to the Deerfield Township Food Pantry. They are in special need of: canned chicken and canned tuna, canned fruit and applesauce, jelly, crackers, oatmeal in canisters (not instant), cereal, salad dressing, cooking oil/vegetable oil, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, granola bars and rice. Please remember those in need when you shop for your groceries.
COMMUNITY MEALS - AUGUST 12
The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Nancy Johnson, Julie Greenfield, Anita Singleton, Michele Schmidt, Wendell Valiant, Tracy Dorgan, Michael Miller.
WELCOME SHELLEY BYRNES! – THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 8AM, 10AM, AND COFFEE HOUR
Shelley’s first Sunday with us as Family Minister is THIS Sunday! She will be at both services, and at Coffee Hour. Come meet Shelley and her daughter, Gracie. If you would like, bring a small gift of welcome (can be something practical for the house, something particular to Chicago or Deerfield, or anything that expresses your welcome). We are so grateful to have her joining our ministry team.
PRAY FOR OUR YOUTH AT YOUTH WEEK AT KANUGA
Please pray for Caroline Bielski, Christina Jolly, Kaden Soonthornsima, Kyle Soonthornsima, Shelley Byrnes, and Ana Soonthornsima who are attending Youth Week at Kanuga. They return June 23rd.
COMMUNITY MEALS – THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 12-3:30PM
St. Gregory's members will once again have the opportunity to serve and get to know our neighbors in Waukegan on June 24th. We meet at 12 noon to prepare, serve and clean up, and are usually done by 3:30 pm. Everyone (even those who haven’t participated before) are encouraged to join in this ministry of feeding and relationship building. Children over 8 are heartily welcomed. We also need desserts- they love frosted cakes and fresh fruit. Please sign up to help in Founder's Hall or email Barb (email@example.com). Thanks, Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz
PRIDE PARADE: MARCH WITH EPISCOPALIANS – THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 24, NOON
On June 24, the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will join the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches in this year's Chicago Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at noon beginning at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. Spread the word! All are welcome! See the Facebook Event Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/258950501315788/
SUMMER BOOK CLUB – JUNE MEETING CANCELLED
Due to schedule conflicts the June 20th book club meeting has been cancelled. On July 18th
“Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann will be discussed. August 15th “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan and September 19th “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome to join in lively discussion. We meet on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm, in the Conference Room at St. Gregory’s.
FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR AND CHAPEL IN JULY
Altar flowers are given by parishioners to honor a loved one or a ministry, to give thanks for something in their life, or to remember a loved one. After they sit on the altar and soak in the prayers and community, they are usually taken to people who weren’t able to be with our community that Sunday, or to thank someone for their ministry among us. The cost for altar flowers currently is $50 from the florist.
There are still opportunities to donate for flowers in July: 7/1, 7/15, and 7/29. Please contact Val Seilheimer (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com.
The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Wendell Valiant, Michele Schmidt, Susan Porter, Henry and Sue Nebel, Roy Hitch, Julie Greenfield, Dori Carlson, Lin Reichenbach, Anita Singleton, and Scott and Cindy.
For the departed… Laura Brogi.
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music