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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 - BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS AT 10AM

All students and teachers are invited to bring your backpacks (or another bag of choice) to be blessed during the 10am service. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer!

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour (Leigh Stewart 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/CProp15_RCL.html

Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Luke 12:49-56

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 19, 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!

 

BACK TO SCHOOL GAME NIGHT – AUGUST 16 AT 6PM

Sign up for our Back To School Game Night with Christ United Methodist Church! We will be joining together for another game night on the last Friday before school starts again (August 16 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Christ UMC). This is a great time to get families together and avoid cooking dinner! All ages are welcome. Sign up in Founder’s Hall. Main dishes will be provided and we will pot luck sides and desserts.

 

FEAST OF ST. GREGORY, IN THE PARK – SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM

So much fun for our Feast day - we will worship in Mitchell Park at 10am with music many of you requested we sing. Then Kaden Soonthornsima’s band, 8AM is going to play for us while we have lunch and play games together. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family for this celebration – remember St. Gregory ALWAYS brought others in to eat with him!

What to Bring:

·         lawn chairs

·         lawn games if you have them

·         Last names A-L: side dish

·         Last names M-Z: dessert

 

DO YOU KNOW A PEDIATRIC EYE SPECIALIST?

Dana Barron’s granddaughter, Emerson, had a freak accident and had traumatic damage to her left eye. She is being treated at Lurie Children’s, and the family wants to make sure they have the best specialists they can find. If you know of doctors who specialize in pediatric traumatic eye injury, please contact Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org. Thank you!

 

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+

 

LAST BISHOP SEARCH LISTENING SESSION – SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 3PM

The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee is inviting all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to attend a bishop search listening session. Input received at the sessions will guide the committee as it writes the diocesan profile, a detailed description of the diocese that helps applicants learn more about the Diocese of Chicago and its people. The listening sessions, which will take place across the diocese and will focus on how attendees see God at work in the diocese, what challenges the people of the diocese are facing together, and what the diocese seeks in its next bishop. 

The last Listening sessions will take place on August 18, 3-4:30 pm at St. Mark's, Glen Ellyn

 

DRIVING MINISTRY UPDATE

Thanks to all who attended the Driving Ministry info meeting. We are working out the logistics, and excited to start this ministry here. Stay tuned for an Orientation date coming soon.

 

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!

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
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 – AUGUST 21

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEXT TIME TO SERVE– SEPTEMBER 15

Save the date, more information 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! 

 

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… Rosemary Mete, Edward J. Collins III, Lucille Dyckman, Joy, Adam and Lisa Ralph, Nancy Cook,  Trace Hendrickson, Carrie Stribling, Lucy Biddy, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Hergert. 

For the departed… Darrell Andersen, Carmella DeSalvo-Feminis. 

Thanksgiving for…  the birth of Finn West, Joan & Dee West are the grandparents.

 

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 is off for the summer!

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour (if no volunteer, there will not be a coffee hour this week)

Coffee Hour is the first chance visitors have to really get to know our parish, and the best chance we all have to get to know each other better. Community is built over food and drink, just like Jesus did everywhere he went. Some hosts bring their own food (we all love the assortments that include protein and sweets!), and others thaw food from the freezer. The main responsibility is to set out coffee, mugs and food, then greet people at coffee hour, and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in hosting, or would like to co-host with someone else, sign up in Founder’s Hall, or email Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

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/CProp14_RCL.html

Genesis 15:1-6
Psalm 33:12-22 
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

 

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+

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS - AUGUST 18 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 18th. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 19, 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!

 

BACK TO SCHOOL GAME NIGHT – AUGUST 16 AT 6PM

Sign up for our Back To School Game Night with Christ United Methodist Church! We will be joining together for another game night on the last Friday before school starts again (August 16 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Christ UMC). This is a great time to get families together and avoid cooking dinner! All ages are welcome. Sign up in Founder’s Hall. Main dishes will be provided and we will pot luck sides and desserts.

 

FEAST OF ST. GREGORY, IN THE PARK – SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10AM

So much fun for our Feast day - we will worship in Mitchell Park at 10am with music many of you requested we sing. Then Kaden Soonthornsima’s band, 8AM is going to play for us while we have lunch and play games together. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family for this celebration – remember St. Gregory ALWAYS brought others in to eat with him!

What to Bring:

·         lawn chairs

·         lawn games if you have them

·         Last names A-L: side dish

·         Last names M-Z: dessert

 

BISHOP SEARCH LISTENING SESSIONS IN AUGUST

The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee is inviting all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to attend a bishop search listening session in August. Input received at the sessions will guide the committee as it writes the diocesan profile, a detailed description of the diocese that helps applicants learn more about the Diocese of Chicago and its people. The listening sessions, which will take place across the diocese and will focus on how attendees see God at work in the diocese, what challenges the people of the diocese are facing together, and what the diocese seeks in its next bishop.

 Listening sessions will take place:

August 8, 7 to 8:30 pm at Ascension, Chicago

August 10, 10 to 11:30 am at St. Edmund's, Chicago

August 10, 1 to 2:30 pm at St. Paul's, Peoria

August 18, 3-4:30 pm at St. Mark's, Glen Ellyn

 

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! - Janet & Bill Foltz

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
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 – AUGUST 21

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEXT TIME TO SERVE– SEPTEMBER 15

Save the date, more information to follow!

 

MOVIES ON THE LAWN?

We would like to have a movie in the pumpkin patch this year and a couple times during the summer next year. Is there anyone in the parish who has skills and/or supplies who can help us set the logistics up? Please contact Shelley via email (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

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! 

 

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 Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Joy, Adam and Lisa Ralph, Nancy Cook,  Jackie Heinlein, Michael Smith & Family, Trace Hendrickson, Carrie Stribling, Lucy Biddy, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Hergert. 

For the departed… Darrell Anderson.

 

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.)


Read More »

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S – DONATIONS NEEDED TO FEED THE HUNGRY

Our Red Bags to Feed the Hungry on August 4 will go to Vernon Township.  They have asked for instant potatoes, canned peaches and pears, tuna and canned chicken and condiments. Grocery gift cards are always welcome as well. Keep in mind that hunger does not take a summer vacation! 

8am – Worship

9am – Formation is off for the summer!

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour (hosted by the Ariano & Appelbaum Families) – Hosts needed for August 11 & 25.

 

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/CProp13_RCL.html

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Psalm 49:1-11
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

 

BISHOP SEARCH LISTENING SESSIONS IN AUGUST

The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee is inviting all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to attend a bishop search listening session in August. Input received at the sessions will guide the committee as it writes the diocesan profile, a detailed description of the diocese that helps applicants learn more about the Diocese of Chicago and its people. The listening sessions, which will take place across the diocese and will focus on how attendees see God at work in the diocese, what challenges the people of the diocese are facing together, and what the diocese seeks in its next bishop.

Listening sessions will take place:

AUGUST 3, 10 TO 11:30 AM AT ST. GREGORY'S, DEERFIELD

August 3, 1 to 2:30 pm at Emmanuel, Rockford

August 8, 7 to 8:30 pm at Ascension, Chicago

August 10, 10 to 11:30 am at St. Edmund's, Chicago

August 10, 1 to 2:30 pm at St. Paul's, Peoria

August 18, 3-4:30 pm at St. Mark's, Glen Ellyn

Additional listening sessions for clergy only will be announced soon. 

 

NICASA BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR - AUGUST 3 AT 10AM - 12:30PM.

Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies for this event. If you are interested in coming to the Fair, please sign up in Founder’s Hall or email shelley@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS - AUGUST 18 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 18th. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 19, 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!

 

EXTEND HOSPITALITY WITH FOOD! – HOST COFFEE HOUR – HOSTS NEEDED FOR AUGUST 11 & 25

If Coffee Hour is the first chance visitors have to really get to know our parish, and the best chance we all have to get to know each other better. Community is built over food and drink, just like Jesus did everywhere he went. Some hosts bring their own food (we all love the assortments that include protein and sweets!), and others thaw food from the freezer. The main responsibility is to set out coffee, mugs and food, then greet people at coffee hour, and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in hosting, or would like to co-host with someone else, sign up in Founder’s Hall, or email Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org .

 

BACK TO SCHOOL GAME NIGHT – AUGUST 16 AT 6PM

Sign up for our Back To School Game Night with Christ United Methodist Church! We will be joining together for another game night on the last Friday before school starts again (August 16 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Christ UMC). This is a great time to get families together and avoid cooking dinner! All ages are welcome. Sign up in Founder’s Hall. Main dishes will be provided and we will pot luck sides and desserts.

  

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! - Janet & Bill Foltz

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
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 – AUGUST 21

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEXT TIME TO SERVE– SEPTEMBER 15

Thanks to our volunteers Max Smith, Debbie and John Welker, Sybil TenEyck, Anne, David, Mary Katharine and Christina Jolly, Susan Zint, Janet and Bill Foltz, Barb and Scott Schaper and Steve, a person from Waukegan, served lunch to our neighbors in Waukegan.  Desserts were provided by Catherine Martin, Sybil TenEyck, Mary Keller, Carol Porter, Debbie and John Welker, Donna Hicks, Barb Schaper and the Hamiltons.  Our next opportunity to serve is Sunday, September 15th.

 

MOVIES ON THE LAWN?

We would like to have a movie in the pumpkin patch this year and a couple times during the summer next year. Is there anyone in the parish who has skills and/or supplies who can help us set the logistics up? Please contact Shelley via email (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

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! 

 

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

 

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.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Joy, Adam and Lisa Ralph, Nancy Cook, Darrell Anderson, Jackie Heinlein, Michael Smith & Family, Trace Hendrickson, Nancy Johnson, Gerry Widemark, Joanne Baber. 

For the departed… Ron Ralph.

 

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