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Parish Newsletter

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

 

 

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.

 

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

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especiallyNancy Johnson, Julie Greenfield, Anita Singleton, Michele Schmidt, Wendell Valiant, Tracy Dorgan, Michael Miller. 

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 parish@stgregoryschurch.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)


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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 (bschaper7@aol.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 (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, especiallyWendell Valiant, Michele Schmidt, Susan Porter, Henry and Sue Nebel, Roy Hitch, Julie Greenfield, Dori Carlson, Lin Reichenbach, Anita Singleton, and Scott and Cindy. 

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

For the departed… Laura Brogi.

 

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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HELP IS NEEDED ON FRIDAY AT THE MARION HOUSE

Help is needed Friday morning to unload the belongings of our new Family Minister, Shelley and her daughter Grace, into the Marion House. The tentative plan is the van will arrive in the morning, and we will gather at the Marion House to help out. If you are able to join the crew, contact Charlene at church (847-945-1678, parish@stgregoryschurch.org.)

 

PRAY FOR OUR YOUTH AS THEY GO TO 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 leave Saturday, June 16th, and return June 23rd.

 

JUNE VESTRY MEETING DATE CHANGED TO JUNE 19

The usual meeting date for the Vestry is the second Tuesday of the month. For this month, the Vestry meeting has been changed to June 19, the 3rd Tuesday, because Mother Anne and other Vestry members will be attending the College for Congregational Development during the 2nd week. Vestry meetings are open to all members of the parish who wish to observe and learn.

 

SUMMER BOOK CLUB READING – JUNE 20 AT 7PM

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. We chose selections for our June, July, and August meetings.
June 20 – “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann
July 18 – “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” – Mark Sullivan
August 15 – “Outliers: The Story of Success” - Malcolm Gladwell

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – JUNE 24

St. Gregory's members will once again have the opportunity to serve our neighbors in Waukegan, Our church family will share our abundance with those who are less fortunate.  We meet at 12 noon to prepare, serve and clean up.  We are done by 3:30 pm.  If this is a ministry you have not tried, I would encourage you to do so.  Children over 8 are welcome.  We also need desserts- they love frosted cakes and fresh fruit.  Please sign up to help in Founder's Hall or email Barb (bschaper7@aol.com).   Thanks, Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz

 

PRIDE PARADE: MARCH WITH EPISCOPALIANS – 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!

 

FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR AND CHAPEL IN JULY

There are still opportunities to donate for flowers in July: 7/1, 7/15, and 7/29. 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…Michele Schmidt, Susan Porter, Lin Reichenbach, Dori Carlson, Adam Montiel, Henry and Sue Nebel, Roy, Julie Greenfield, Anita Singleton and Scott and Cindy.

 

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

 

For the departed… Laura Brogi.

 

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

08/15/2018 07:00 AM Holy Eucharist

08/15/2018 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

08/15/2018 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

08/16/2018 08:00 PM Alcoholics Anonymous

08/18/2018 08:30 AM ACoA Step Group