Location 815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015 Phone Number  847-945-1678 |
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Parish Newsletter

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

 

SUMMER SESSIONS WITH SHELLEY!

Please visit with our new Family Minister, Shelley, and her daughter, Gracie, at Summer Sessions with Shelley on the Marian House deck.  Everyone is welcome! It is drop in - so come at any point during the open patio times listed. Dates available: July 26, 7:00 - 8:30, August 8, 7:00 - 8:30, and August 16, 7:00 - 8:30. There are signup sheets in Founder's Hall or you can email Shelley at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org to say which session you'd like to attend. Shelley is excited to get to know you better!

 

YOUTH GOUP ATTENDS PEACE CAMP – AUGUST 2

The Youth Group will be going to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in La Grange, IL on Thursday, August 2 to be a part of the Peace Camp they are running. Camp is from 9-3, so we will need to leave the church by 8:00 am that morning. Please contact Shelley at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org if you are coming so we know we have enough drivers to get everyone there! 

 

ALTAR FLOWERS AVAILABLE TO DONATE FOR AUGUST 5

If you would like to donate altar flowers for Sunday, August 5 services, please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com).

 

FEED THE HUNGRY – SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

Our Feed-the-Hungry Red Bags on August 5 will go to the Vernon Township Food Pantry.  They are in need of instant mashed potatoes, small bags of long grain rice and packaged rice dishes.  Also canned fruit and vegetables and, of course grocery gift cards. 

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - AUGUST 12 FROM 12-4

St. Gregory’s has the opportunity to prepare and serve a warm meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. We gather at Christ Church, Waukegan after the 10a service at St. Gregory’s. We prepare a meal (menu already selected, and jobs easily assigned based on skill!), then serve the meal and interact with the neighbors who come to receive the food. This is a great opportunity to put our faith in action, and develop relationships with people in Waukegan. Children who are comfortable in a kitchen are welcome! Signup sheets will be in Founders’ Hall, and help us make sure we have work for everyone to do.

 

SUMMER BOOK CLUB – AUGUST 15 AT 7PM

August 15th, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan will be discussed, and on 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. 

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS - AUGUST 19 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 19th. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!

 

GENERAL CONVENTION UPDATE - AUGUST 19 AT 9AM

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church convenes every three years, and it concluded the 2018 session this month in Austin, TX. Join Mother Anne on August 19th at 9am in Founders’ Hall to discuss the major themes of the convention, and the decisions that were made.

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 20 FROM 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!

 

LET’S PRAY!

Do you feel called to pray with and for others? Would you like to pray with others on a regular basis? Would you like to explore new ways of prayer? If you answered yes to any of these, perhaps you would like to help form a group specifically for prayer! Email Mother Anne, and we can find a time that is common to all interested! anne@stgregoryschurch.org

 

DO YOU HAVE EXTRA VASES? HELP US SHARE FLOWERS WITH OTHERS!

If you have extra vases sitting around, please consider bringing them to St. Gregory’s. After worship on Sunday, we can put altar flowers into several vases and deliver them to people who are sick, or just in need of a smile! If you are interested in being a flower delivery minister (who DOESN’T like to spread joy???), please let Mother Anne know – anne@stgregoryschurch.org. This ministry would take no more than 1 hour of your time whenever your schedule permits.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Jerry Thomas, Marge Grossen, Lin Reichenbach, Terry Cummings, Nuala Kurokawa, Jake Linne, Chris, Kathryn Kelly, Cissy Chapman, Synda Nelson, Scott and Cindy, Anne Clark, Kent Hollingsworth, Simon Jackson, Jenny Stadelmann. 

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

For the departed… Tony Trevithick Jr.

 

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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GUEST PREACHER – JULY 22 AT BOTH SERVICES

Please welcome Katie Eccles, Board President, Magdalene House Chicago as our guest preacher at both services this Sunday. Katie is the spouse of a Diocese of Chicago priest, ME Eccles, and will be sharing the valuable ministry of Magdalene House with us. The mission of Magdalene House Chicago is: By nurturing transformative, sustainable change for healing and freedom, Magdalene House Chicago stands in solidarity with women who have survived lives of trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness. For more information about Magdalene House, see their website: www.magdalenehousechicago.org .

 

SUMMER SESSIONS WITH SHELLEY!

Please come visit with our new Family Minister, Shelley, and her daughter, Gracie, at Summer Sessions with Shelley on the Marian House deck.  Everyone is welcome! It is drop in - so come at any point during the open patio times listed. Dates available: July 26, 7:00 - 8:30, August 8, 7:00 - 8:30, and August 16, 7:00 - 8:30. There are signup sheets in Founder's Hall or you can email Shelley at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org to say which session you'd like to attend. Shelley is excited to get to know you better!

 

SUMMER BOOK CLUB – TODAY 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 FROM 12-4

St. Gregory’s has the opportunity to prepare and serve a warm meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. We gather at Christ Church, Waukegan after the 10a service at St. Gregory’s. We prepare a meal (menu already selected, and jobs easily assigned based on skill!), then serve the meal and interact with the neighbors who come to receive the food. This is a great opportunity to put our faith in action, and develop relationships with people in Waukegan. Children who are comfortable in a kitchen are welcome! Sign up sheets will be in Founders’ Hall, and help us make sure we have work for everyone to do.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS - AUGUST 19 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 19th. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 20 FROM 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!

 

NEED TO SUBMIT A CHECK REQUEST?

The best time to submit a check request for payment from the church is no later than Monday, end of day. Dan, our bookkeeper works part time on Tuesdays, and checks are cut once per week (unless other arrangements have been made). Once your check request form has been completed, please leave it for Dan by placing it in the green mail folder labeled BOOKKEEPER. Paper and electronic copies of the check request form are available in the office; contact Charlene (847-945-1678, parish@stgregoryschurch.org.)

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially Tony Trevithick Jr, Synda Nelson, Scott and Cindy, Anne Clark, Nancy Johnson, Michael Miller, Terry Cummings, Jean Cummings, Jane Hush, Nuala Kurokawa, Jake Linne, Chris, Kathryn Kelly and Cissy Chapman. 

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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SUMMER SESSIONS WITH SHELLEY!

Please come visit with our new Family Minister, Shelley, and her daughter,Gracie, at Summer Sessions with Shelley on the Marian House deck.  Everyone is welcome! It is drop in - so come at any point during the open patio times listed. Dates available: July 15,11:15 - 12:30, July 16 (make-up date for July 9) 7:00 - 8:30, July 26, 7:00 - 8:30, August 8, 7:00 - 8:30, and August 16, 7:00 - 8:30. There are sign up sheets in Founder's Hall or you can email Shelley at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org to say which session you'd like to attend. Shelley is excited to get to know you better!

 

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 FROM 12-4

St. Gregory’s has the opportunity to prepare and serve a warm meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. We gather at Christ Church, Waukegan after the 10a service at St. Gregory’s. We prepare a meal (menu already selected, and jobs easily assigned based on skill!), then serve the meal and interact with the neighbors who come to receive the food. This is a great opportunity to put our faith in action, and develop relationships with people in Waukegan. Children who are comfortable in a kitchen are welcome! Sign up sheets will be in Founders’ Hall, and help us make sure we have work for everyone to do.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS - AUGUST 19 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 19th. As you embark on another year of learning together, take our prayers with you!

 

WELCOME BACK TO CARUSO AND WILMOT STUDENTS/PARENTS - AUGUST 20 FROM 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!

 

NEED TO SUBMIT A CHECK REQUEST?

The best time to submit a check request for payment from the church is no later than Monday, end of day. Dan, our bookkeeper works part time on Tuesdays, and checks are cut once per week (unless other arrangements have been made). Once your check request form has been completed, please leave it for Dan by placing it in the green mail folder labeled BOOKKEEPER. Paper and electronic copies of the check request form are available in the office; contact Charlene (847-945-1678, parish@stgregoryschurch.org.)

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially Nancy Johnson, Michele Schmidt, Tracy Dorgan, Michael Miller, Terry Cummings, Jean Cummings, Jane Hush, Nuala Kurokawa, Jake Linne, Chris, Kathryn Kelly and Cissy Chapman. 

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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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