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Parish Newsletter

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

 

CHILDREN’S SKIT – THIS SUNDAY AT 9AM

The children will be presenting to all of us a creative interpretation of Jesus’s Banquet ParabLE. Please plan to be at church (you could come after running the Deer Dash!) at 9am to support the children, and to enjoy fun treats and activities. This is a treasured St. G’s tradition you don’t want to miss.

 

OUR RED BAGS ON MAY 6 WILL GO TO THE DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY.

They are in need of pasta and pasta sauce, plain Cheerios, jelly, condiments, assorted crackers, canned fruit and applesauce, toilet paper and general cleaning supplies. 
Please pick up a red bag and remember the less fortunate when you do your grocery shopping.

 

DEER DASH – ST. G’s REPRESENTS! – THIS SUNDAY AT 7AM

Want to have fun, do something good for your body, and support our community? Join fellow Gregorians in running or walking the Deer Dash 1mile, 5K, or 10K on Sunday, May 6 starting at 7am.  Mother Anne is running (just the 5K – so she can be here for the 8am – which means you can too!! No shower necessary. J), so let her know if you will be running. Register here: https://www.deerfieldparks.org/event/deer-dash/

 

COMMUNITY MEALS:  NEXT TIME TO SERVE – MAY 13

Join us on Sunday, May 13th to prepare and serve lunch to people who need a warm meal. Bring the whole family for Mother’s Day, or celebrate early to miss the crowds – then serve this crowd! We also need people to donate desserts.  A sign up sheet is in Founder's Hall or contact Barb (bschaper7@aol.com, 847-948-8989.) 

Thanks, Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz

 

ST. GREGORY’S BOOK CLUB – MAY 16 AT 7PM

On May 16th, book club will discuss books written by David McCullough (your choice).  It could be “Truman”, “The Wright Brothers”, or whatever you decide.  The April meeting was canceled due to weather so the April selection, “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, will also discussed.

 

PENTECOST PREPARATIONS AND SAVE THE DATE– MAY 20

Pentecost is the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and a joyful end to the Easter season. This year, we will celebrate Pentecost with prayer flags strung in the nave of the church, and with a PICNIC following the 10a service! The youth have already planned a very fun assortment of games and activities (teaser: there will be a giant sling shot game and flamingo ring toss!), so we need adults to organize and plan the prayer flag execution, and the picnic itself. If you can help with either, please email Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org . It’s going to be a great day!

 


 

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 . 

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE HYMN?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Jean Schwarz, Denise Cedar, Marshall LeSueur, Kim Huether, David Breyer, Breyer Family, Cheryl Trevithick, Stuart Siegal, Victor & Vickie, Lois Smith. 

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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CHILDREN’S SKIT – MAY 6 AT 9AM

The children will be presenting to all of us a creative interpretation of Jesus’s Banquet Parable on May 6 at 9:00 am. Please plan to be at church (you could come after running the Deer Dash!) at 9am to support the children, and to enjoy fun treats and activities. This is a treasured St. G’s tradition you don’t want to miss.

 

FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR AND CHAPEL ON SUNDAYS IN MAY

There are still opportunities to donate for flowers in May: 5/6- 1 donor, 5/13 - 1 donor, 5/20 - 2 donors. Please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com) if interested.

 

OUR RED BAGS ON MAY 6 WILL GO TO THE DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY.

They are in need of pasta and pasta sauce, plain Cheerios, jelly, condiments, assorted crackers, canned fruit and applesauce, toilet paper and general cleaning supplies. 
Please pick up a red bag and remember the less fortunate when you do your grocery shopping.

 

DEER DASH – St. G’s REPRESENTS! – MAY 6 AT 7AM

Want to have fun, do something good for your body, and support our community? Join fellow Gregorians in running or walking the Deer Dash 1mile, 5K, or 10K on Sunday, May 6 starting at 7am.  Mother Anne is running (just the 5K – so she can be here for the 8am – which means you can too!! No shower necessary), so let her know if you will be running. Register here: https://www.deerfieldparks.org/event/deer-dash/

 

PENTECOST PREPARATIONS AND SAVE THE DATE– MAY 20

Pentecost is the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and a joyful end to the Easter season. This year, we will celebrate Pentecost with prayer flags strung in the nave of the church, and with a PICNIC following the 10a service! The youth have already planned a very fun assortment of games and activities (teaser: there will be a giant sling shot game and flamingo ring toss!), so we need adults to organize and plan the prayer flag execution, and the picnic itself. If you can help with either, please email Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org . It’s going to be a great day!

 

 

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 .

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE HYMN?

 

 

 

TROOP 50 SPONSORED BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 28

Boy Scout Troop 50 is co-sponsoring a blood drive at St Gregory’s with the other Deerfield troops at St. Gregory's on April 28 from 9:00AM - 2:00PM.  Please consider donating if you are able.  You can sign up in advance for your preferred timeslot on the LifeSource website at https://donateblood.lifesource.org/AppointmentScheduling.aspx.  Scroll to the bottom, and enter the date (April 28) and Group code 482D.

 


COMMUNITY MEALS:  NEXT TIME TO SERVE – MAY 13

Save the date! Our next turn to serve is Sunday, May 13th, Mother's Day. Details to follow.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Jean Schwarz, Woody Demma, Tom Dexter, Denise Cedar, Marshall LeSueur, Kim Heuther, David Breyer, Breyer Family, Cheryl Trevithick, Stuart Siegal, Victor & Vickie.

 

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.)

 

Read More »

 

CHILDREN’S SKIT – MAY 6 AT 9AM

The children will be presenting to all of us a creative interpretation of Jesus’s Banquet Parable on May 6 at 9:00 am. Please plan to be at church (you could come after running the Deer Dash!) at 9am to support the children, and to enjoy fun treats and activities. This is a treasured St. G’s tradition you don’t want to miss.

 

DEER DASH – St. G’s REPRESENTS! – MAY 6 AT 7AM

Want to have fun, do something good for your body, and support our community? Join fellow Gregorians in running or walking the Deer Dash 1mile, 5K, or 10K on Sunday, May 6 starting at 7am.  Mother Anne is running (just the 5K – so she can be here for the 8am – which means you can too!! No shower necessary. J), so let her know if you will be running. Register here: https://www.deerfieldparks.org/event/deer-dash/

 

PENTECOST PREPARATIONS AND SAVE THE DATE– MAY 20

Pentecost is the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, and a joyful end to the Easter season. This year, we will celebrate Pentecost with prayer flags strung in the nave of the church, and with a PICNIC following the 10a service! The youth have already planned a very fun assortment of games and activities (teaser: there will be a giant sling shot game and flamingo ring toss!), so we need adults to organize and plan the prayer flag execution, and the picnic itself. If you can help with either, please email Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org . It’s going to be a great day!

 

ST GREGORY’S BOOK CLUB, NEXT MEETING – CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT

Because of the weather tonight, the meeting to discuss “News of the World” has been cancelled.


WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE HYMN?


TROOP 50 SPONSORED BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 28

Boy Scout Troop 50 is co-sponsoring a blood drive at St Gregory’s with the other Deerfield troops at St. Gregory's on April 28 from 9:00AM - 2:00PM.  Please consider donating if you are able.  You can sign up in advance for your preferred timeslot on the LifeSource website at https://donateblood.lifesource.org/AppointmentScheduling.aspx.  Scroll to the bottom, and enter the date (April 28) and Group code 482D.


VESTRY MEETING NEWS

At its meeting on April 10, your Vestry:

·         Discussed St. Gregory’s Emergency Action Plan.   Our Safety Team has been hard at work on developing a comprehensive blueprint that covers a range of safety strategies for fire, natural disasters, medical emergences, shooter situations and other issues.  The team has reviewed Safety Plans from other churches nationwide, and also received input from Deerfield Police and Fire Departments.  This is an ongoing discussion and work to keep our congregation safe.

·         Reviewed engaging visual image options that will represent St. Gregory’s to the community.   It was agreed we need a recognizable symbol that we can utilize across all communication platforms such as social media, print materials and outdoor signage. We have a dedicated communication team working on symbol and design coordination for this exciting initiative.

·         Help us get to 100% Pledge Card submissions.  Nearly 70% of pledges are received and we want to encourage the remaining parishioners to get their pledge cards in to help us achieve 100%.  Please show your support and commitment to improve our Family Ministry Program, Faith in Action Ministry (outreach program) and other ministries by turning in your 2018 pledge card as soon as possible. We thank everyone for their support to keep our Church strong throughout 2018.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS:  NEXT TIME TO SERVE – MAY 13

Save the date! Our next turn to serve is Sunday, May 13th, Mother's Day. Details to follow.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Jean Schwarz, Woody Demma, James and Joan Kulling, Tom Dexter, Liza Hassler, Denise Cedar, Marshall LeSueur. 

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

For the departed…Addie LeSueur.

 

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