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Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.
On December 6, 2017
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DONATION ENVELOPES FOR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND ALTAR FLOWERS AVAIABLE NOW

Please support the special Christmas music and musicians and special Christmas altar flowers by making a monetary donation in memory or thanksgiving of a loved one, a ministry, or any of God’s tremendous blessings. Pick up your envelope by the table outside of the Sacristy or in Founder’s Hall. Completed envelopes can be left in the basket. Contact Charlene (847-945-1678) to phone in your request to accompany your donation if you are unable to pick up an envelope. December 18th is the deadline in order to have your memorial or thanksgiving printed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 – SIGN UP NOW!

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign-up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10am service 11am-12pm: initial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9am - 11am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum (appelbaums@comcast.net).

 

ST NICHOLAS BRUNCH – DECEMBER 17, 11:15AM

Join us for brunch on December 17 after the 10:00 service. Look for the sign-up sheet in Founders Hall to bring something to share!

 

Longest Night Service – Wednesday, December 20, 7 pm

The Longest Night Liturgy is designed to create a place for people who are not joyous this holiday season. We acknowledge that the holidays can be painful, and worship together in asking for God’s peace and grace. It is a beautiful, quiet liturgy for those in grief and sorrow.

 

SALLY CRAIG MEMORIAL LIBRARY – ADVENT READING

The Sally Craig Memorial Library has a number of books for Advent reading displayed on the shelves along the north wall of the library.  In addition, books in the 242 and 248 sections of the shelves make good reading, meditation, and prayer companions.  Check out our selection! 

 

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS AT ST. GREGORY’S

CHRISTMAS EVE

9:00 AM          Combined Service for Advent IV

4:30 PM           Pre-Service Special Music with St. Gregory's Choir and Brass Quintet

5:00 PM           Celebration of the Nativity (Nursery Available)

10:30 PM         Pre-Service Special Music with St. Gregory's Choir and Brass Quintet

11:00 PM         Celebration of the Nativity   

CHRISTMAS DAY

10:00 AM        Celebration of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONOR NEED ON DECEMBER 31

Would you like to donate the altar flowers for December 31? Please contact Cathy Leimbeck (cleimbeck@comcast.net or 847-541-0058). The arrangements are $45 and are billed directly to you by the florist (Swansons Blossom Shop).

 

JANE HUSH POTTERY STILL AVAILABLE

Dear Friends: Did you buy some pottery at my recent show in Founder's Hall and wish you could buy some more items? Did you miss this event for one reason or another? Even though most of the items were sold, there are still many lovely pieces of all sorts - large, small, tall, short, colorful, subdued, textured, smooth! I am available for the next 2 Sundays (December 10 and 17) to sell and will meet of you after church, 11:30 am in Founder's Hall. If these Sundays don't work for you, call me (847-945-4233) and perhaps we can meet some other time.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - NEXT TIME TO SERVE – DECEMBER 31

Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 31st.  

 

ST GREGORY’S BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

The Book Club will skip meeting in December because of the Longest Night Service, and will resume in January. 

On January 17, the book club will meet at 7 o'clock to discuss our spiritual selection: Bishop Jefferts Schori's book:”The Heartbeat of God:  Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything”. It is available - new and used - from both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. In addition, Sue Koy ordered two copies for the church library. It is also available through the Northbrook Public Library consortium on inter-library loan. Hopefully with this information those who would like to read and join the discussion on this book will be able to secure a copy. 

The group also chose our classic selection for February 21: “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier.

 

FUN TIME HAD BY ALL AT WINTER DINNER PARTY

Fun party! Great Event and many thanks to Casey Kremer for set up and the fantastic picture board, Marilyn Knilans for tackling the ham and all of the wonderful people who brought the many tasty casseroles, salads and desserts. A special thanks to Blanche Esgar for set up and the wonderful chocolate mousse and helping with clean up. Lastly, David, Matthew and Scott Schaper for all of their help in serving and clean up. A special THANK YOU to our Joke Leader - our own Rev. Anne Jolly!!

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…Sue Mueller, Connie Clibourn and Synda Nelson. 

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

For the departed….

 

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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On November 22, 2017
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THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND LEFTOVER FEAST

Our Thanksgiving worship service is Thanksgiving Day at 10 am. On Sunday after Thanksgiving (26th), we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Feast! Bring your leftovers, or make something new, and let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together as a parish family! Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-thanksgiving ) or in Founder’s Hall.

 

WINTER DINNER PARTY – DECEMBER 2, 5PM

The nights are dark, and the air is cold, so let’s gather for warm food and fun! Bring family, friends, and anyone who likes to eat and have fun. Dinner will be potluck, and there is a sign up in Founder’s Hall. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. Beverages (including adult) will be provided. Let’s tell jokes and funny stories, and enjoy time together. For more information, contact Jean Schwarz.

 

INTERGENERATIONAL ADVENT WREATH MAKING PARTY – DECEMBER 3, 9 AM

Wreaths, and greens, and candles – oh my! Intergeneration fun as we assemble wreaths for Advent. All supplies are provided ($10 donation suggested as able), along with yummy snacks and fun with friends.

 

FEED THE HUNGRY – RED BAG COLLECTION – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Our Feed the Hungry Red Bags on December 3 will go to Vernon Township.   Currently they are well stocked with food, but need laundry detergent (in the smaller size), dryer sheets, dish detergent, regular size shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products and as always, grocery gift cards.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 – SIGN UP NOW!

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign-up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10am service 11am-12pminitial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9am - 11am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum appelbaums@comcast.net.

 

ReVive CHRISTMAS BOXES DUE – NOVEMBER 28

Please use markers when labeling the family code and box numbers.  Reminder - boxes are due at church by the end of the day, Tuesday, November 28th. .Helpers are needed on the morning of Thursday, November 30th to help load the ReVive truck with the boxes.  If you can help, please let me know.    And if you have any questions about your family, etc, contact me.   Thanks to one and all, Marilyn Knilans

 

ST GREGORY’S BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

On December 20th the book club will meet at 7 o'clock to discuss our spiritual selection: Bishop Jefferts Schori's book:”The Heartbeat of God:  Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything”.  

It is available - new and used - from both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.  In addition, Sue Koy ordered two copies for the church library. It is also available through the Northbrook Public Library consortium on inter-library loan. Hopefully with this information those who would like to read and join the discussion on this book will be able to secure a copy. 

The group also chose our classic selection for January 17th: “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier.

 

LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 7 PM

The Longest Night Liturgy is designed to create a place for people who are not joyous this holiday season. We acknowledge that the holidays can be painful, and worship together in asking for God’s peace and grace. It is a beautiful, quiet liturgy for those in grief and sorrow.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS THANKS AND NEXT TIME TO SERVE – DECEMBER 31

Many thanks to our volunteers David Jolly, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Bill and Janet Foltz and Barbara, David, Matthew and Scott Schaper for preparing and serving a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Thanks to our dessert providers Mary Keller, Debbie Welker, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton and the Foltz family.  Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 31st.   

Barb Schaper and Bill and Janet Foltz

 

POTTERY SHOW A HUGH SUCCESS!

Dear Friends, Thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU! This past Saturday I deposited $2,800.00 raised for St. G's by my recent pottery show.  Thank you all who helped put this show together by wrapping, schlepping, unpacking, setting up, designing and posting that wonderful ad!, buying wine and nibbles for Opening Night,  AND,  all those who came, bought, enjoyed just looking at /  touching various pieces, visited with me, were cashiers or wrappers of purchases, and cleaner uppers, and packers afterwards .    That weekend was such fun!  No, the shelves were not emptied, but I am happy to have some left-overs to keep as future gifts or sales.     Gratefully, jane Hush

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Sue Mueller, Connie Clibourn and Elisa Davis. 

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

For the departed…. George Corso.

 

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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On November 15, 2017
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JIM COLLINS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MUSICAL SERVICE – NOVEMBER 19

If you are interested in bringing something for the party, call Charlene in the office (847-945-1678).

 

 

YOUTH GROUPS - THIS SUNDAY: NOVEMBER 19

The High School Youth will meet at 11:30 am in the Upper Room.  Michele Appelbaum and Leigh Stewart will be leading them in activities to include wrapping presents for the Christmas Family Basket, Bible Jeopardy, and lunch. 

The Middle School Youth will meet at 5 pm with Mother Anne and Bill Foltz.

 

ReVive CHRISTMAS BOXES DUE – NOVEMBER 28

Thank you to all who signed up to sponsor a family or senior.  By now, you are probably doing the shopping for the family members.  There are boxes in the hallway off of Founder’s Hall for you to use to pack up the gifts, and there are labels on the sign-up table for you to use on the boxes.  Please use markers when labeling the family code and box numbers.  Reminder - boxes are due at church by the end of the day, Tuesday, November 28th. 

Helpers are needed on the morning of Thursday, November 30th to help load the ReVive truck with the boxes.  If you can help, please let me know.    And if you have any questions about your family, etc, contact me.   Thanks to one and all, Marilyn Knilans 

 

THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND LEFTOVER FEAST

Our Thanksgiving worship service is Thanksgiving Day at 10am. On Sunday after Thanksgiving (26th), we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Feast! Bring your leftovers, or make something new, and let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together as a parish family! Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-thanksgiving ) or in Founder’s Hall.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE – SIGN UP NOW! - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10 am service 11 am-12 pm: initial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9 am - 11 am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum appelbaums@comcast.net.

 

WINTER DINNER PARTY - DECEMBER 2, 5 PM

The nights are dark, and the air is cold, so let’s gather for warm food and fun! Bring family, friends, and anyone who likes to eat and have fun. Dinner will be potluck, and there is a sign up in Founder’s Hall. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. Beverages (including adult) will be provided. Let’s tell jokes and funny stories, and enjoy time together. For more information, contact Jean Schwarz.

 

INTERGENERATIONAL ADVENT WREATH MAKING – DECEMBER 3

Save the date for this intergenerational favorite. More details to follow.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS THANKS AND NEXT TIME TO SERVE – DECEMBER 31

Many thanks to our volunteers David Jolly, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Bill and Janet Foltz and Barbara, David, Matthew and Scott Schaper for preparing and serving a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Thanks to our dessert providers Mary Keller, Debbie Welker, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton and the Foltz family.  Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 31st.   

Barb Schaper and Bill and Janet Foltz



  

7th ANNUAL FAIR TRADE GIFT BOUTIQUE – NOVEMBER 18 and 19

Saturday, November 18 • 9 am – 3 pm

Sunday, November 19 • 11:30 am – 2 pm

Christ United Methodist Church    600 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

Free Admission and High Quality Gifts & Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags, Home Decor, Baskets n More... All Proceeds support Fair Wages Artisans around the World

Enjoy a Complimentary Cup of Fair Trade Coffee

Tasty Treats from Our Bake Sale (to benefit the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center)

Fair Trade Helps to Alleviate Poverty

Fair Prices - Empowers Women

No Child Labor

Sustainable for the Earth

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Laura Baresky, Sue Mueller and Elisa Davis.

 

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

 

For the departed…. Keith Lornelis.

 

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