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Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.
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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

Our Youth Missioners will be sharing during both services. Come and support them and hear about their summer trip!

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for youth and discussion of weekly Lessons for adults

9am - Radiating God’s Grace With Pumpkin Bread!

·         Jean Schwarz’s famous pumpkin bread brings countless customers back to our Pumpkin Patch every year. Hundreds of loaves are sold, and Deerfield knows that this deliciousness is worth the trip. Last year, a group of people agreed to be let in on the recipe and joined Jean in baking loaves to be sold. Because of the volume of bread to be baked, we will once again invite those interested to be a part of this delicious evangelism ministry. We will have an informational meeting at 9am in Founders’ Hall. We will share the recipe, talk about logistics and scheduling, and cover important safety information. If you are interested in baking, but cannot be at this meeting, please email Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch) so we can schedule another time to meet with you. Mouths are watering all over Deerfield – and waiting for you to start baking!

10am – Worship  

11am – Coffee Hour (Ross Peacock/Gearhart Family will be hosting coffee hour this week- thank you!)

·         GENIUS BAR in Founder’s Hall – Learn how to support St. Gregory’s online and share our amazing community with others.

4:30pm (approx.) – Pumpkins arrive/pizza follows

·         We can use as many hands as possible for unloading! If you can help but did not sign up in Founders' Hall, email shelley@stgregoryschurch.org so Shelley can keep you informed about when the truck will arrive on Sunday. 

 

If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary  http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp21_RCL.html

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

The weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in Founders Hall.

 

SIGN UP FOR A PUMPKIN PATCH SHIFT OR TWO

The patch is open from noon - 6:00 pm weekdays and 10 -6 on weekends! Sign up for your 2 hour shift in Founders' Hall or on line at Pumpkin Patch Sign Up. At present we have shifts open EVERY DAY next week.  We will need extra workers on Saturday, October 5 because Kaden Soonthornima's band will be playing in the Patch from 1:00 - 3:00 that day. I'm sure they will attract customers and we have no one signed up to work! 

 

OPEN MEETINGS POLICY TASK FORCE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 7PM

The Open Meetings Policy Task Force will be meeting on Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm to review the St. Gregory's Open Meetings Policy.  We welcome those who wish to give input on this process.

 

FEED THE HUNGRY RED BAGS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

Our Feed the Hungry Red Bags collected on October 6 will go to Vernon Township.  They have a special need for canned protein like chicken, tuna, salmon and ham.  They also need canned fruit and condiments. This time of year soups and stews and pastas can help make a hearty meal. Grocery gift cards are also welcomed.

LOOKING FOR ALL SAINTS/ALL SOULS DAY PIANIST!

Kathryn is always looking for more singers to join our choir, but this time she is ALSO looking for a volunteer pianist for the All Saints/All Souls service on November 3rd. Needed is someone (of any age - whether a child or a child-at-heart!) with intermediate/advanced piano skills who might like to honor a departed loved one with their musical offerings.  

The choir is going to be singing a lovely piece at the 10am service on Nov 3rd, and the song chosen requires a 4 hands accompaniment. Our dear Kirstie is VERY talented, but alas, she only has 2 hands. :) So, we’re looking for someone who might be interested in brushing off the dust from old skills (or honing new ones) and playing the piano part while she plays the organ! The song isn't exceptionally challenging, so you don't have to be an extremely advanced pianist to play it. You will need to be able to attend the choir rehearsal from 9:15-9:45 on Sunday, Oct 27th and then our pre-service rehearsal from 9-9:45am on Sunday, Nov 3rd. If you think you might be interested and would like to see the music first, please email (kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org) or come see Kathryn after the service in the next few Sundays, to get a copy of the music. Thank you!

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEEDED FOR OCTOBER 27, NOVEMBER 17

If you are interested in donating flowers for the worship services on October 27 or November 17, or ANY other Sunday, please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com). Val will help you with the process!

 

HOLD THE DATE! WINE TASTING – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 7PM

Join us for a unique fundraising event at St. Gregory’s. We will be tasting 6 wines and learning about a variety of different types of wine. Proceeds from the tasting will support a charity. The event will take place on Sunday evening, November 10 from 7:00pm. The tasting is open to parishioners and friends (over 21 years old). Details to follow. 

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTION FOR OCTOBER 16 AT 7PM

All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm.  The next selection is “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler.

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 25 AT 7PM

Beginning in September, we will be meeting regularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month in Founders Hall at 7pm.  So mark your calendars for the next meeting, September 25, and join the group for bible study and fellowship.  We are currently studying the Epistle to the Ephesians. Visitors and newcomers are welcome to join at any time.  You don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS: NEXT TIME TO SERVE – NOVEMBER 17

Debbie and John Welker, Sybil TenEyck, Suren Sinnaduray and friend Jeff, David Jolly and Mary Lou DeYoung, Barbara, Matthew and Scott Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz prepared, served a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan.  Desserts were provided by Sybil, Schapers, Foltz, Jean Schwarz, Cyndi Millspaugh, Mary Keller, Karen Nicholas, Pat Carrol, Carol Porter and Lisa Halpin.  Many thanks to Janet Foltz for the pre work marinating and cooking 40 lbs of chicken and making cornbread!  Our next turn to serve is Sunday, November 17th. If you haven't experienced this ministry, add it to your list of things to do. 

 

STAY CONNECTED TO OUR YOUTH

Our children and youth are very busy with sports, music, school etc. So we want to make sure they stay connected to our church by bringing the church to them at their events!  Shelley has put a Clip board on the "St. Greg's Youth Away from St. Greg's" bulletin board (across from the basement door) where parents and students can put events in which they are participating. Be sure to check it out! If you are interested in attending these events, contact Shelley for details. 

 

NEW LIBRARY BOOKS IN MEMORY OF JEAN CUMMINGS

The St. Gregory’s Book Club has donated three new children’s books to the library in memory of Jean Cummings.  Thank you for allowing us to remember Jean in this special way.

 

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY EMAIL – CAREFULLY CHECK THE SENDING ADDRESS!

I need urgent help! Please send gift cards! Sound familiar? A great deal of email scams pretend to be clergy in need of help. They say that your priest needs urgent help of some variety and ask you to respond quickly. When you do, your email gets a virus. I promise, I will call or text you if I need urgent help – and will NEVER email you to ask you to buy gift cards urgently. PLEASE check the sending email address – the only one I use for church business is anne@stgregoryschurch.org – even if it is similar, it is not me. If you have received a suspicious email and responded to it, please change your email password right away. Always, always, always look at the sending email address. When in doubt, do not respond via email. I’m so sorry these keep happening, and unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent it – we can only be alert and not respond. – Anne+

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

The Vestry met on September 10:

Shelley Byrnes attended our Vestry meeting and shared an amazing plan for many activities at our Fall Pumpkin Patch.  It starts earlier this year, with the delivery of the pumpkins scheduled for Sunday September 29 at 4:30pm.  The Vestry is asking for as many volunteers as possible to help unload the truck and sign up for shifts to sell the pumpkins. You can sign up on line or use the sheet in Founder’s Hall. Pizza will be served after the unloading. More details to follow about the fun events at the Patch. 

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help! 

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Laura Lewis, Mary Katharine Jolly, Woody Lovacheff, Maren Pennington, Annabelle Glassman, Katie Glassman, Jim Collins, Henry Moore, Cristy, Nancy Johnson, Paul & Kathy Giambeluca, Samantha Salinas, Fran Ingram. 

For the departed… Carolyn Harnach.

 

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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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

9am –Formation for youth and discussion of weekly Lessons for adults

10am - Joyful Noise Sunday


In the second installation of our new Joyful Noise series, we will continue to shake up our service with a fusion of traditional worship and non-traditional music! This time, the music has been selected from your own submissions of "secular hymns" in the country, bluegrass, and contemporary Christian genres. Come and connect with the Holy Spirit and each other in a new way - bring a friend for the fun! 

11am – Coffee Hour (Doniger/Rodgers-Geiger families will be hosting coffee hour this week- thank you!)

 

If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp20_RCL.html#ps2

Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

The weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in Founders Hall.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 29

·         Our Youth Missioners will be sharing during both services. Be sure to come and support them and hear about our summer trip!

·         GENIUS BAR in Founder’s Hall – Learn how to support St. Gregory’s online and share our amazing community with others.

 

PUMPKINS ARRIVE - SEPTEMBER 29 - 4:30 PM (approx)

Our semi-truck will arrive with our pumpkins and we will need all hands on deck to unload! A pizza dinner will be served to all the workers when we are finished.  Please sign up in Founders' Hall so Shelley can text or call when we get more solid information about when the truck will arrive. 

 

RADIATING GOD’S GRACE WITH PUMPKIN BREAD!

Jean Schwarz’s famous pumpkin bread brings countless customers back to our Pumpkin Patch every year. Hundreds of loaves are sold, and Deerfield knows that this deliciousness is worth the trip. Last year, a group of people agreed to be let in on the recipe and joined Jean in baking loaves to be sold. Because of the volume of bread to be baked, we will once again invite those interested to be a part of this delicious evangelism ministry. We will have an informational meeting on Sunday, September 29th at 9am in Founders’ Hall. We will share the recipe, talk about logistics and scheduling, and cover important safety information. If you are interested in baking, but cannot be at this meeting, please email Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org) so we can schedule another time to meet with you. Mouths are watering all over Deerfield – and waiting for you to start baking!

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – TONIGHT AT 7PM

All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
September 18 – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell AND “The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
October 16 – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – SEPTEMBER 25 AT 7PM

Beginning in September, we will be meeting regularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month in Founders Hall at 7pm.  So mark your calendars for the next meeting, September 25, and join the group for bible study and fellowship.  We are currently studying the Epistle to the Ephesians. Visitors and newcomers are welcome to join at any time.  You don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS: NEXT TIME TO SERVE – NOVEMBER 17

Debbie and John Welker, Sybil TenEyck, Suren Sinnaduray and friend Jeff, David Jolly and Mary Lou DeYoung, Barbara, Matthew and Scott Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz prepared, served a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan.  Desserts were provided by Sybil, Schapers, Foltz, Jean Schwarz, Cyndi Millspaugh, Mary Keller, Karen Nicholas, Pat Carrol, Carol Porter and Lisa Halpin.  Many thanks to Janet Foltz for the pre work marinating and cooking 40 lbs of chicken and making cornbread!  Our next turn to serve is Sunday, November 17th,  If you haven't experienced this ministry, add it to your list of things to do. 

 

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY EMAIL – CAREFULLY CHECK THE SENDING ADDRESS!

I need urgent help! Please send gift cards! Sound familiar? A great deal of email scams pretend to be clergy in need of help.

They say that your priest needs urgent help of some variety and ask you to respond quickly. When you do, your email gets a

virus. I promise, I will call or text you if I need urgent help – and will NEVER email you to ask you to buy gift cards

urgently. PLEASE check the sending email address – the only one I use for church business is anne@stgregoryschurch.org

even if it is similar, it is not me. If you have received a suspicious email and responded to it, please change your email

password right away. Always, always, always look at the sending email address. When in doubt, do not respond via email.

I’m so sorry these keep happening, and unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent it – we can only be alert and not

respond. – Anne+

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

The Vestry met on September 10:

Shelley Byrnes attended our Vestry meeting and shared an amazing plan for many activities at our Fall Pumpkin Patch.  It starts earlier this year, with the delivery of the pumpkins scheduled for Sunday September 29 at 4:30pm.  The Vestry is asking for as many volunteers as possible to help unload the truck and sign up for shifts to sell the pumpkins. You can sign up on line or use the sheet in Founder’s Hall. Pizza will be served after the unloading. More details to follow about the fun events at the Patch. 

 

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SALLY CRAIG MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The Sally Craig Memorial Library has three new books by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: The Power of Love, Crazy Christians, and Songs My Grandma Sang.  He is a powerful writer and the books are wonderful. We have two copies of each, so don't hesitate to come check them out.   Also new in the library is Meredith Woods Potter's book - written with her son Willis - about the Woods family's history, beginning with their Quaker origins.  It's a fascinating read for all, especially for those who know and love Meredith.  The books are displayed on the shelf just inside the door.

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Woody Lovacheff, Maren Pennington, Annabelle Glassman, Katie Glassman, Jim Collins, Henry Moore, Annie G., Marshall LeSueur, Cristy, Nancy Johnson, Paul & Kathy Giambeluca, Samantha Salinas, Fran Ingram. 

For the departed… Eleanor Windecker, Jake Giambeluca, Carolyn Harnach.

 

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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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

9am – Formation Start-up Sunday!

10am – Worship

11am - David Ingram Interment following service with light luncheon

Noon – Community Meals at Christ Church, Waukegan

Contact Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com) with any questions or to sign up.

1pm - Youth Group Teams Course Event

First Youth Group event of the season! We will be heading out to the Northbrook Teams Course to be physically and mentally challenged. Join us as we conquer a climbing wall, lift and ride an A-frame, balance an immense see-saw, are mentally challenged to complete a colossal maze and more. We have a 2 hour Teams Course challenge reserved just for us from 1pm – 3pm. Contact Shelly (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org) if you would like to join in the fun. 

If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp19_RCL.html

Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-13
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION FORUM – SEPTEMBER 12 - 7:00PM

Suicide completion rates have surged to a 30-year high, and 1 in 4 people report a mental health crisis in their lives. In the US alone, over 121 individuals complete suicide on a daily basis.  Join us on September 12th as Hope for the Day (an organization started by Stevenson High Grads) helps us explore how we can be proactive in our community to break the silence around mental health, and prevent suicide completions. Lake County United will also share how we have helped bring mental health crisis centers to Lake County. This forum is also co-sponsored by Congregation BJBE, Holy Cross Catholic, and NorthShore Unitarian Church.

 

JOYFUL NOISE SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 22 - 10AM


In the second installation of our new Joyful Noise series, we will continue to shake up our service with a fusion of traditional worship and non-traditional music! This time, the music has been selected from your own submissions of "secular hymns" in the country, bluegrass, and contemporary Christian genres. Come and connect with the Holy Spirit and each other in a new way - bring a friend for the fun! 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 29

·         Our Youth Missioners will be sharing during both services. Be sure to come and support them and hear about our summer trip!

·         GENIUS BAR in Founder’s Hall – Learn how to support St. Gregory’s online and share our amazing community with others.

 

PUMPKINS ARRIVE - SEPTEMBER 29 - 4:30 PM (approx)

Our semi-truck will arrive with our pumpkins and we will need all hands on deck to unload! A pizza dinner will be served to all the workers when we are finished.  Please sign up in Founders' Hall so Shelley can text or call when we get more solid information about when the truck will arrive. 

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SALLY CRAIG MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The Sally Craig Memorial Library has three new books by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: The Power of Love, Crazy Christians, and Songs My Grandma Sang.  He is a powerful writer and the books are wonderful. We have two copies of each, so don't hesitate to come check them out.   Also new in the library is Meredith Woods Potter's book - written with her son Willis - about the Woods family's history, beginning with their Quaker origins.  It's a fascinating read for all, especially for those who know and love Meredith.  The books are displayed on the shelf just inside the door. 

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP - TONIGHT

Beginning in September, we will be meeting regularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month in Founders Hall at 7pm.  So mark your calendars for September 11(tonight) and September 25 and join the group for bible study and fellowship.  We are currently studying the Epistle to the Ephesians. Visitors and newcomers are welcome to join at any time.  You don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7PM

All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
September 18 – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell AND “The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
October 16 – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…, Maren Pennington, Annabelle Glassman, Katie Glassman, Jim Collins, Henry Moore, Annie G., Marshall LeSueur, Cristy, Emerson Barron, Edward J. Collins III, Lucille Dyckman, Nancy Johnson, Paul & Kathy Giambeluca, Samantha Salinas. 

For the departed… Edith Sharpe, Danielle, Eleanor Windecker, Jake Giambeluca.

 

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