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Parish Newsletter

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

 

Caring for the most vulnerable in our community

Mother Anne, the Wardens, and the staff have been consulting with experts and leaders in the healthcare field and church leaders regarding the best way that we as a worshipping community and parish can care for the most vulnerable among us during this time of concern over Covid19. Please look for a special email late today or tomorrow morning outlining the steps that St G’s will be taking to care for each other and those around us.


This Sunday at StG’s   

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for children and adults

      For adults, the weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9am in the Conference Room located at the end of the hall.

10am – Worship

11am- Coffee hour: Thank you to the Rodgers-Geiger Family for hosting!

 

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/YearA_RCL/Lent/ALent3_RCL.html

Exodus 17:1-7

Romans 5:1-11

John 4:5-42

Psalm 95


Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm

This year, we will observe the stations with different prayer and devotions, and will have cellist Tobin Schindler playing each week to engage more of our senses in our practice.

 

Lenten Brownbag Lunch Study – Thursdays in Lent, Noon – 1:30 pm

This Lent, we will once again study with a curriculum developed by the brothers of SSJE, with the study “Signs of Life – Why Church Matters.” This study connects us to the signs of life: light, water, food, shelter, and community as ways of practicing our Christian faith in the Way of Love This study also provides us with a daily Lenten calendar to invite us into deeper contemplation, prayer and action. Please RSVP to Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org) if you would like to attend.

 

Wednesday Morning Worship and Breakfast at 8 am

Mid-week Eucharist is a spiritual practice that can anchor your week in the sacraments. Our Wednesday morning worship includes prayers for healing (of body, mind, heart and soul) which can be especially helpful in this season of self-examination, repentance, and renewal. Join us for worship, and stay for breakfast.

 

Community Meals – Sunday, March 15, Noon

On Sunday, March 15th, we will have the opportunity to prepare and serve a hot meal to our neighbors in Waukegan.  Service is one of the spiritual practices recommended for Lent.  We meet at Christ Church, 410 East Grand Ave, at 12 noon where we prepare a meal which we serve at 2pm.  We clean up after our guests have left and are done by 3:30 pm.  We also need desserts.  You could help a Girl Scout by purchasing cookies from them and donating them to the Soup Kitchen or you can make or purchase items.  Please sign up on the table in Founder's Hall to volunteer and/or to provide desserts.  You may also email Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com.)

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry – March 17, 6pm

What a joy this group has become, gathering together, sharing, teaching new stitches, learning to read patterns, laughing, dropping stitches...learning to pick them up again....encouraging each other, friendship. 

Won't you join us on the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm for about an hour/hour and a half.  If you are an experienced knitter or if you have always wanted to learn or have convinced yourself that you could never learn how to knit....come for the friendship, come learn a new skill, and come experience the joy.  

We gather the completed shawls and bless them during one of our church services. Those in the congregation come forward at communion and place their hands on them, blessing and praying over them.  Many, many shawls have been given to those in need.  It is magnificent to experience the beauty of wrapping someone with one of these handmade shawls.  It is something that words cannot express. We explain when they feel the warmth from the shawl around them, know that it is filled with love from StG's and the warm felt is God's arms around them, loving them and protecting them.   

Any questions, please let me know, Marjie Koons (517-321-6585.)

 

Chair Yoga with Olga – Mondays at Noon

Thinking of trying yoga? Join us in February for chair yoga in Founders Hall. ALL levels and ALL ages welcome including those who are new to this wonderful practice of meditation, stretching and movement! Questions? Contact Charlene (847-945-1678, parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters available

If you are looking for something to do for your Lenten discipline, consider getting one of the Stations of the Cross Coloring posters from me. The Families (of all kinds: with and without children) are in charge of Stations of the Cross on April 3. Spending time coloring and meditating on your poster a little at a time by yourself or as a family could be a great way to focus during lent. Find Shelley to be the first to pick your poster!  

 

Hymn Madness Continues

The votes are in! Beloved Christmas hymns are holding out strong, but can they be unseated by some of the good old tried and true? Send in your votes now to make sure your voice is heard in this nail biter! Which hymns will prevail and make it to THE FINAL FOUR??? An updated bracket will be printed in next Sunday's bulletin, so you have between now and Tuesday, March 17 to determine the Final Four! Fill out the bracket in the bulletin and hand it to Kathryn in person, or email your picks between each pairing to kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org by 10pm on Tuesday night. May the odds be ever in your favor! 

1) Amazing Grace VS. 2) O Come All Ye Faithful

3) Angels We Have Heard on High VS. 4) Hail Thee Festival Day

5) Joy to the World VS. 6) O Come, O Come Emmanuel

7) I am the Bread of Life VS. 8) On Eagle's Wings

 

Next Vestry Meeting to be held on April 14, 7pm

In lieu of the monthly Vestry meeting, our dedicated Vestry will be attending a retreat the weekend of March 14. Please pray for those who lead our church.

 

Book Club – March 18, 7:00 pm

Upcoming selections are:

March 18 – “Origin” by Dan Brown

April 15 “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the church, and all are invited to join in the discussion.

 

Lenten Messiah Choir At StG’s – Sundays In Lent, 10am Service 

This Lent, all anthems at the 10am Sunday services will be chosen from the best known chorales of the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah. All - regardless of skill level - are invited to give up your fear of public singing and join the choir for a few weeks as part of your Lenten study! There will be weekday rehearsals for those who want a little extra help, but practice recordings will also be available. Email Kathryn (kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org) for more info!

 

Lenten Study Books Available in Sally Craig Memorial Library

The Sally Craig Memorial Library has a number of great books to use for Lenten study, meditation, prayer, and spiritual guidance.  Many of them are displayed on the shelves just inside the library door. Check them out to aid in your Lenten observance! A great way to make use of our wonderful resources!

 

Bishop Search Update

The application window for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is now closed. All applications are in, and our dedicated Search and Nomination team is hard at work sorting through the applications. Please keep them in their prayers. The timeline published for announcing the slate is the end of April. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website: https://chicagobishopsearch.org

 

Prayers This Week, Please Remember…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Kathy Vincent, Blair/Seabury Family, Chris Jensen, Judy Epstein, Tonia Flores, Al, Rob Engelking, Priscilla Condon, Bev Laurell, Elizabeth, Synda Nelson, Chris, Francis & Tavares Families, Chuck Brasford, Finn West and Family. 

For the departed… Baby Gomez, David Kyllo, Henry Nebel, Nan Kyllo, Gloria Tavares.

 

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 StG’s   

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for children and adults

     For adults, the weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9am in the Conference Room located at the end of the hall.

10am – Worship

11am- Coffee hour: Thank you to Susie Dutcher for hosting! 

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/YearA_RCL/Lent/ALent2_RCL.html

Genesis 12:1-4a

Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

John 3:1-17

Psalm 121

 

Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent, beginning This Friday, March 6 at 7pm

This year, we will observe the stations with different prayer and devotions, and will have cellist Tobin Schindler playing each week to engage more of our senses in our practice.

 

Don’t forget to change your clocks: Daylight Saving Time – This Sunday, March 8, 2am

It’s almost time to “spring forward” one hour for daylight saving time! The change occurs at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 8. Many people like to set their clocks ahead before going to bed Saturday night. The shift moves one hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Public safety officials say it’s also a good time to check smoke alarms and see if they need new batteries.

 

Lenten Brownbag Lunch Study – Thursdays in Lent, Noon – 1:30 pm for 5 weeks

This Lent, we will once again study with a curriculum developed by the brothers of SSJE, with the study “Signs of Life – Why Church Matters.” This study connects us to the signs of life: light, water, food, shelter, and community as ways of practicing our Christian faith in the Way of Love This study also provides us with a daily Lenten calendar to invite us into deeper contemplation, prayer and action. Please RSVP to Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org) if you would like to attend.

 

Wednesday Morning Worship and Breakfast at 8 am

Mid-week Eucharist is a spiritual practice that can anchor your week in the sacraments. Our Wednesday morning worship includes prayers for healing (of body, mind, heart and soul) which can be especially helpful in this season of self-examination, repentance, and renewal. Join us for worship, and stay for breakfast.

 

Chair Yoga with Olga – Last Friday at 10am ***New date/time beginning March 9: Mondays at Noon***

Thinking of trying yoga? Join us in February for chair yoga in Founders Hall. All levels welcome including those who are new to this wonderful practice of meditation, stretching and movement! Questions? Contact Charlene (847-945-1678,parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters available

If you are looking for something to do for your Lenten discipline, consider getting one of the Stations of the Cross Coloring posters from me. The Families (of all kinds: with and without children) are in charge of Stations of the Cross on April 3. Spending time coloring and meditating on your poster a little at a time by yourself or as a family could be a great way to focus during lent. Find Shelley to be the first to pick your poster!  

 

Hymn Madness Continues

There were some close races and there were some landslides, but the parish has spoken... here are your choices for the Hymn Madness Sweet Sixteen! An updated bracket will be printed in next Sunday's bulletin, so you have between now and Tuesday, March 10 to vote on the Sweet Sixteen to determine the Elite Eight! Fill out the bracket in the bulletin and hand it to Kathryn in person, or email your picks between each pairing to kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org by 10pm on Tuesday night.  

1) Jesus Christ is risen today VS. 2) Amazing grace 

3) Come away to the skies VS. 4) O come all ye faithful 

5) Angels we have heard on high VS. 6) This is the feast of victory

7) Alleluia, alleluia VS. 8) Hail thee, festival day 

9) Silent night VS. 10) Joy to the world 

11) Earth and all stars VS. 12) O come, O come Emmanuel 

13) I am the bread of life VS. 14) Simple gifts 

15) I want to walk as a child VS. 16) On eagle's wings 


Next Vestry Meeting to be held on April 14, 7pm

In lieu of the monthly Vestry meeting, our dedicated Vestry will be attending a retreat the weekend of March 14. Please pray for those who lead our church.

 

Community Meals – Sunday, March 15, Noon

On Sunday, March 15th, we will have the opportunity to prepare and serve a hot meal to our neighbors in Waukegan.  Service is one of the spiritual practices recommended for Lent.  We meet at Christ Church, 410 East Grand Ave, at 12 noon where we prepare a meal which we serve at 2pm.  We clean up after our guests have left and are done by 3:30 pm.  We also need desserts.  You could help a Girl Scout by purchasing cookies from them and donating them to the Soup Kitchen or you can make or purchase items.  Please sign up on the table in Founder's Hall to volunteer and/or to provide desserts.  You may also email Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com.)

 

Book Club – March 18, 7:00 pm

Upcoming selections are:

March 18 – “Origin” by Dan Brown

April 15 “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the church, and all are invited to join in the discussion.

 

Lenten Messiah Choir At StG’s – Sundays In Lent, 10am Service 

This Lent, all anthems at the 10am Sunday services will be chosen from the best known chorales of the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah. All - regardless of skill level - are invited to give up your fear of public singing and join the choir for a few weeks as part of your Lenten study! There will be weekday rehearsals for those who want a little extra help, but practice recordings will also be available. Email Kathryn (kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org) for more info!

 

Lenten Study Books Available in Sally Craig Memorial Library

The Sally Craig Memorial Library has a number of great books to use for Lenten study, meditation, prayer, and spiritual guidance.  Many of them are displayed on the shelves just inside the library door. Check them out to aid in your Lenten observance! A great way to make use of our wonderful resources!

 

Please Help to Keep Our Kitchen Clean

At StG’s we love to celebrate around food. Please lend a hand to help keep our kitchen clean, and remember to refrigerate all food items left at church. Thank you in advance!

 

Bishop Search Update

The application window for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is now closed. All applications are in, and our dedicated Search and Nomination team is hard at work sorting through the applications. Please keep them in their prayers. The timeline published for announcing the slate is the end of April. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website: https://chicagobishopsearch.org/

 

Prayers This Week, Please Remember…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Kathy Vincent, Blair/Seabury Family, Chris Jensen, Judy Epstein, Tonia Flores, Al, Rob Engelking, Priscilla Condon, Bev Laurell, Laura, Elizabeth, Synda Nelson, Chris, Francis & Tavares Families. 

For the departed… Brian Blair, Gloria Tavares.

 

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 StG’s – Deerfield Food Pantry Collection/Bring in those “Red Bags” and Scout Sunday

Our food pantry donations this month will go to the Deerfield Food Pantry.  They have asked for condiments-ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, hot sauce, instant coffee, minute rice and rice packets, canned fruit, crackers-snack, Ritz, saltines, soups and stews.  Please remember the hungry when you shop. Grocery and gas gift cards are also welcome. 

St. Gregory's is the Chartered Organization for Pack 50 (Cub Scouts) and Troop 50 (Scouts BSA), and also supports the Deerfield Girl Scouts Troop.  The organizations will participate during the 10AM service and provide a brief update on these ministries. All Scouts are invited to wear your uniforms to services this day.  

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for children and adults

     For adults, the weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9am in the Conference Room located at the end of the hall.

10am – Worship/Scout Sunday

11am- Coffee hour: Thank you to Julia Nelson and Julie Ann Ariano for hosting! 

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/YearA_RCL/Lent/ALent1_RCL.html

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Romans 5:12-19

Matthew 4:1-11

Psalm 32

 

Ash Wednesday – February 26, 7am, Noon, 7pm in the Chapel

Ash Wednesday is the liturgical start to the season of Lent. It occurs 40 days (not including Sundays) before Easter. We observe Ash Wednesday by putting ashes on our heads to remind us of our mortality as we head into this penitential season. Observing Lent through liturgy, prayer, penitence, and fasting (food or otherwise) helps us connect with God in the suffering of Christ – it also makes the joy of Easter more profound. Join us to begin our Lenten observance at one of our three liturgies.

 

Lenten Brownbag Lunch Study – Thursday, March 4, Noon – 1:30 pm for 5 weeks

This Lent, we will once again study with a curriculum developed by the brothers of SSJE, with the study “Signs of Life – Why Church Matters.” This study connects us to the signs of life: light, water, food, shelter, and community as ways of practicing our Christian faith in the Way of Love This study also provides us with a daily Lenten calendar to invite us into deeper contemplation, prayer and action. Please RSVP to Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org) if you would like to attend.

 

Wednesday Morning Worship and Breakfast at 8 am

Mid-week Eucharist is a spiritual practice that can anchor your week in the sacraments. Our Wednesday morning worship includes prayers for healing (of body, mind, heart and soul) which can be especially helpful in this season of self-examination, repentance, and renewal. Join us for worship, and stay for breakfast.

 

Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent, beginning March 6 at 7pm

This year, we will observe the stations with different prayer and devotions, and will have cellist Tobin Schindler playing each week to engage more of our senses in our practice.

 

Hymn Madness Reminder

You still have one more week to fill out your Sweet Sixteen picks! If you haven't sent them in already, make sure to write your picks in next Sunday's bulletin and tear out the page to give to Kathryn, or email your picks to her no later than Tuesday, March 3 @10pm. (Errata: don't forget to make sure that your copy of the bracket has Earth and All Stars as #22 so we don't give Let All Mortal Flesh an unfair advantage by being listed twice!)

 

Lenten Messiah Choir At StG’s – Sundays In Lent, 10am Service 

This Lent, all anthems at the 10am Sunday services will be chosen from the best known chorales of the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah. All - regardless of skill level - are invited to give up your fear of public singing and join the choir for a few weeks as part of your Lenten study! There will be weekday rehearsals for those who want a little extra help, but practice recordings will also be available. Email Kathryn (kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org) for more info!

 

Lenten Study Books Available in Sally Craig Memorial Library

The Sally Craig Memorial Library has a number of great books to use for Lenten study, meditation, prayer, and spiritual guidance.  Many of them are displayed on the shelves just inside the library door. Check them out to aid in your Lenten observance! A great way to make use of our wonderful resources! 

 

Book Club – March 18, 7:00 pm

Upcoming selections are:

March 18 – “Origin” by Dan Brown

April 15 “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the church, and all are invited to join in the discussion.

 

Community Meals – Sunday, March 15, Noon

Save the date and please consider participating in some way on Sunday, March 15th. More details will follow.

 

Chair Yoga with Olga – Fridays at 10am ***Extended through March 6***

Thinking of trying yoga? Join us in February for chair yoga in Founders Hall. All levels welcome including those who are new to this wonderful practice of meditation, stretching and movement! Questions? Contact Charlene (847-945-1678, parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

Please Help to Keep Our Kitchen Clean

At StG’s we love to celebrate around food. Please lend a hand to help keep our kitchen clean, and remember to refrigerate all food items left at church. Thank you in advance!

 

Bishop Search Update

The application window for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is now closed. All applications are in, and our dedicated Search and Nomination team is hard at work sorting through the applications. Please keep them in their prayers. The timeline published for announcing the slate is the end of April. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website: https://chicagobishopsearch.org

 

Prayers This Week, Please Remember…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Kathy Vincent, Blair/Seabury Family, Chris Jensen, Judy Epstein, Tonia Flores, Al, Rob Engelking, Priscilla Condon, Matthew Tarpy, Jerlyn, Richard Burke, Barbara Rice, Bev Laurell, Chanel Bazzoni, Dussias Family, Mary Katherine Jolly, Scott Davidson, Laura, Sick family member. 

For the departed… Brian Blair.

 

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