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Parish Newsletter

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

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour 

If you would like to prepare for Sundays Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html.


1 Kings 19:1-7

Psalm 42 

Galatians 3:23-29

Luke 8:26-39

 

FAVORITE HYMNS... AND SECULAR SONGS TOO!

The music of our faith adds a familiar and meaningful texture to the most sacred moments of our lives - baptisms, weddings, funerals, liturgical feast days, and many others. They become inextricably intertwined with our life stories, and it is those stories we want to share this season of Pentecost! Once again, I'm asking for submissions of your favorite hymns from the Red Hymnal or the Music Issue. However, this time I'd like you to include not just a short sentence about why you like the hymn, but a story from YOUR life about why it means something to you, how you first came to hear it, etc! Length is not an issue... help us get to know each other through our love of music! If you submitted a hymn last year, feel free to repeat or pick something new - just tell us your story! 

BUT WAIT... there's more! :) In a related vein: our Broadway Sunday was such a hit a few months ago that we're planning to occasionally hold other Sunday services with themed music... and we'd like your input! So: what songs - even those that aren't explicitly sacred in nature - feel like hymns to you? What songs speak to your heart, fill you with joy or gratitude for God's gifts, or bring you closer to God... perhaps even without mentioning God by name at all? Some examples might include songs like All You Need is Love by the Beatles, Circle of Life from The Lion King, Defying Gravity from Wicked, Faithfully by Journey, or Happy by Pharrell Williams. Share your favorite song from ANY genre, and - just maybe - we'll all sing them together in a future Sunday service. :) 

There will be a place in the Sunday bulletin for you to handwrite your submissions and give them to me in person, but feel free to also email them to me at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

The Vestry met on June 11:

We devoted the majority of our time discussing the vision of our Church, which includes ways we can become more integrated and active members of our community.  We recognized all the great volunteers to our many Ministries, and felt especially thankful for the beautiful Pentecost Sunday decorations, and fun picnic. Many of the Church Action items where approved and you can read details of our agenda and approved minutes from past Vestry meetings on the bulletin board outside of Anne’s office. The Vestry does not meet in July, but will be back in session in August. We ask the Congregation to reach out to any Vestry member with questions or ways you can help our Church and Ministries during the year.  

 

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. 
June 19th – “The Storyteller's Secret” by Sejal Badani
July 17th – “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
August 21st – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell
September 18th – “The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
October 16th – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – JUNE 26 AT 7PM

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. (June 26, July 24, and August 21). All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

ST. GREGORY’S INVITE WELCOME CONNECT – SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 9:30AM

Learn to increase our visibility, and invite and connect people more deeply to St. G’s on June 29, 2019 from 9:30 AM to

4:30 PM at St. James Cathedral. Join members of the St. Gregory’s Invite Welcome Connect team in a workshop led by the creator and founder of the initiative, Mary Parmer. Learn ways to build on the deep culture of hospitality at St. G’s and invite and connect more people more deeply into the life of our community. To RSVP, email Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org) 

 

ALL AGES MOVIE OUTING TO SEE LION KING – SUNDAY, JULY 21

Sign up to join us as we go see the new Lion King movie after church on July 21! We will go to the AMC Theater so we can have lunch. Shelley will order tickets ahead of time so we can all sit together. Sign up in Founders' Hall. Bring friends, neighbors and all your family for this fun outing! 

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - SUNDAY, JULY 21 AT NOON

Our next opportunity to serve will be July 21. More detail to follow.

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HOLY EUCHARIST – 8AM, EVERY WEDNESDAY

All are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings at 8am for Holy Eucharist. This is a short service that includes prayers for healing and health. The service is followed by a continental breakfast in the kitchen.

 

COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP – FRIDAYS, 9:00AM – 11:00AM

We have started a community Play Group for parents and caregivers of children infants - 4 years old on Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 am. If you are interested in attending or in hosting the group (provide snacks, hang out with the parents/caregivers and kids) please contact shelley@stgregoryschurch.org

 

DIOCESE OF CHICAGO BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Chicago has appointed a 15 person Search and Nominating Committee to work with the diocese to create a profile that represents who DioChi is and who we seek in a Bishop. They had a joint retreat with the Standing Committee this past weekend, and began their work. We will hear from them soon with information about how they will get feedback from members of the diocese, and how they will go about seeking a new Bishop. All parishes have been asked to pray for the team, and for those who God might be calling to come to our diocese as our Bishop. At St. Gregory’s, we will be including this prayer each Sunday during the Prayers of the People, and we are all invited to pray this in our personal prayers as well.

 

3-DAY ORGANIZING LEADERSHIP TRAINING – JUNE 28 -30

A 3-day version of the Industrial Areas Foundation acclaimed national leadership training will be held at St. Gregory’s. This training will provide an overview of key concepts and critical components essential to building strong community groups and connecting those groups into a broad based organization necessary to create power. Special emphasis will be placed on the identification of leaders and the creation of local allies necessary to effect change at both the local community and state levels. Dates: Friday, June 28, 4 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, June 29, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, June 30, 1 pm – 5 pm. RSVP: laurelbault@gmail.com Cost: $50 for leaders of member institutions (this includes St. G’s) and $300 for leaders from non-IAF dues paying member institutions. Registration deadline: Monday, June 24.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Taz & Sarah Roberts, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Priscilla Condon, Don Challingsworth, Stewart Segal, Emma, Bill Carlson, Alisa Giraldo, Jeff Hansen, Ralph Laurell, Jim Collins, Michael Miller, Justin Geiger, Joe & Rebecca, Stephanie Mayer, Peggy Robertson, Cassidy Flattery. 

For the departed… Audrey Baer, Sue Mueller, Solomon Lee.

 

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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Audrey Margaret Baer


Audrey Margaret Baer, 93, loving wife, mother, Nana and loyal friend, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2019. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 60 years, Robert, son Gregory, parents Selby and Jessie Hussey, brother Dennis Hussey (Kathy), 

sister-in-law Jean Babbitz (Al), and brother-in-law Joe Baer (Roses). We expect they greeted her in heaven with a cup of English tea, 

and that she will charm everyone she encounters, just as she did every day of her life. 

Audrey is survived by her sons Steven (Mary), David (Kim), and James (Sheila), two grandsons, Douglas (Lee Ann) and Matthew (Lauren) 

along with a special great-granddaughter Quinn. 

Her teenage years were disrupted by WWII when she was evacuated from London to the English countryside. 

Returning to London, she met her beloved husband, Bob, who, ever the good salesman, told her on their first date that he was going to marry her. 

After the war, Audrey came to the U.S. on the Queen Mary, settling in Milwaukee, WI, and eventually in Deerfield, IL, 

where she lived for over 60 years, though she never lost touch with her British roots. 

She was a fierce tennis player, enjoyed her career as a travel agent, and could beat nearly anyone who challenged her in bridge. 

In her later years, she kept a packed social calendar with the Senior Center, Writers Theater, Bridge Groups, Townley Club, Garden Club, and Movies and Munchies. 

But nothing mattered more to Audrey than her family. 

Audrey leaves behind many who will truly miss her, 

but they will be comforted by memories of her generous love and will heed her reminder to “stay strong and love each other.” 

Services will be June 22nd, 11.a.m at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 815 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL. 


In lieu of flowers if you would like to make a donation in Audrey’s memory, 

please consider the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF.org), an organization that held a special place in her heart. 

For more information please contact Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at 847-831-4260.

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

1 North LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 670-0313

 


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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour

 

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

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Canticle 13

Romans 5:1-5

John 16:12-15

 

FAVORITE HYMNS... AND SECULAR SONGS TOO!

The music of our faith adds a familiar and meaningful texture to the most sacred moments of our lives - baptisms, weddings, funerals, liturgical feast days, and many others. They become inextricably intertwined with our life stories, and it is those stories we want to share this season of Pentecost! Once again, I'm asking for submissions of your favorite hymns from the Red Hymnal or the Music Issue. However, this time I'd like you to include not just a short sentence about why you like the hymn, but a story from YOUR life about why it means something to you, how you first came to hear it, etc! Length is not an issue... help us get to know each other through our love of music! If you submitted a hymn last year, feel free to repeat or pick something new - just tell us your story! 

BUT WAIT... there's more! :) In a related vein: our Broadway Sunday was such a hit a few months ago that we're planning to occasionally hold other Sunday services with themed music... and we'd like your input! So: what songs - even those that aren't explicitly sacred in nature - feel like hymns to you? What songs speak to your heart, fill you with joy or gratitude for God's gifts, or bring you closer to God... perhaps even without mentioning God by name at all? Some examples might include songs like All You Need is Love by the Beatles, Circle of Life from The Lion King, Defying Gravity from Wicked, Faithfully by Journey, or Happy by Pharrell Williams. Share your favorite song from ANY genre, and - just maybe - we'll all sing them together in a future Sunday service. :) 

There will be a place in the Sunday bulletin for you to hand write your submissions and give them to me in person, but feel free to also email them to me at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

OPEN MEETINGS POLICY TASK FORCE - MONDAY, JUNE 17 AT 7PM

The Open Meetings Policy Task Force will be meeting on Monday, June 17 at 7pm, in the Library, to review the St. Gregory's Open Meetings Policy.  We welcome those who wish to give input on this process.

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – JUNE 19 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
June 19th – “The Storyteller's Secret” by Sejal Badani
July 17th – “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
August 21st – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell
September 18th – “The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
October 16th – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – JUNE 27 AT 7PM

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. (June 26, July 24, and August 21). All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

ST. GREGORY’S INVITE WELCOME CONNECT – SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 9:30AM

Learn to increase our visibility, and invite and connect people more deeply to St. G’s on June 29, 2019 from 9:30 AM to

4:30 PM at St. James Cathedral. Join members of the St. Gregory’s Invite Welcome Connect team in a workshop led by the creator and founder of the initiative, Mary Parmer. Learn ways to build on the deep culture of hospitality at St. G’s and invite and connect more people more deeply into the life of our community. To RSVP, email Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

ALL AGES MOVIE OUTING TO SEE LION KING – SUNDAY, JULY 21

Sign up to join us as we go see the new Lion King movie after church on July 21! We will go to the AMC Theater so we can have lunch. Shelley will order tickets ahead of time so we can all sit together. Sign up in Founders' Hall. Bring friends, neighbors and all your family for this fun outing! 

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - SUNDAY, JULY 21 AT NOON

Our next opportunity to serve will be July 21. More detail to follow.

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HOLY EUCHARIST – 8AM, EVERY WEDNESDAY

All are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings at 8am for Holy Eucharist. This is a short service that includes prayers for healing and health. The service is followed by a continental breakfast in the kitchen.

 

COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP – FRIDAYS, 9:00AM – 11:00AM

We have started a community Play Group for parents and caregivers of children infants - 4 years old on Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 am. If you are interested in attending or in hosting the group (provide snacks, hang out with the parents/caregivers and kids) please contact shelley@stgregoryschurch.org

 

3-DAY ORGANIZING LEADERSHIP TRAINING – JUNE 28 -30

A 3-day version of the Industrial Areas Foundation acclaimed national leadership training will be held at St. Gregory’s. This training will provide an overview of key concepts and critical components essential to building strong community groups and connecting those groups into a broad based organization necessary to create power. Special emphasis will be placed on the identification of leaders and the creation of local allies necessary to effect change at both the local community and state levels. Dates: Friday, June 28, 4 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, June 29, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, June 30, 1 pm – 5 pm. RSVP: laurelbault@gmail.com Cost: $50 for leaders of member institutions (this includes St. G’s) and $300 for leaders from non-IAF dues paying member institutions. Registration deadline: Monday, June 24.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Don Challingsworth, Stewart Segal, Emma, Bill Carlson, Alisa Giraldo, Jeff Hansen, Ralph Laurell, Jim Collins, Michael Miller, Justin Geiger, Joe & Rebecca, Stephen Jackson, Stephanie Mayer, Peggy Robertson, Cassidy Flattery. 

For the departed… Diane Brown, Audrey Baer.

 

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