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Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.
On February 25, 2019
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FUNERAL SERVICE FOR ED COLLINS

 

 

Edward James Collins Junior was born during the Great Depression on March 17, 1933 in Lawrence, Massachusetts from parents Mary Elizabeth Rogers and Edward James Collins Senior. 

 

Both parents had recently graduated from nearby colleges in New Hampshire, Edward from Dartmouth College, and Mary from Keene Teachers College.

 

Elizabeth, a second child was born into the family in September, 1936.

 

Times were tough and jobs were few.  Friction grew in the family to the point that husband and wife finally divorced, with the court assigning the two young children to the mother.

 

The children first stayed temporarily with the mother’s grandparents in Haverhill, Mass. Then they moved on – sometimes living together, and sometimes separately- in various foster homes until they reached adulthood. 

 

Upon graduation, in 1952, from Brighton High School, in Boston, Mass., Ed joined the U.S. Army Security Agency.  His three year period of service included 1 ½ years in South Korea where he was involved in top secret classified work. 

 

Upon returning home to the U.S.A, he enrolled as a freshman at Boston University for one year, after which he transferred to the University of California, Berkley, at the urging of ones of his Army buddies.  He decided to follow Journalism as a career.  His first job after graduation in 1955 was with the Brawley Daily News, a small community newspaper in Southern California. 

 

After two years, he returned to the Bay area and accepted a position as Executive Director of the Oakland Junior Chamber of Commerce and followed with a public relations job with the California Medical Association. 

 

During this period, he met and married Dorothy Jane McCann.  They had a son, Edward James Collins, III.  They made their home in Kensington, CA for the next 13 years.  In 1977, Ed and his family moved to Chicago where he accepted a position with the American Association of Medical Society Executives, headquartered in Chicago, IL.  The family made their home in Deerfield, IL. 

 

After several years, Ed decided to return to Journalism.  He obtained a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia College, Chicago.  Upon graduation, in 2000, he went to work for the Lake County News Sun newspaper as a general assignment reporter for the next 14 years.  He retired in December, 2014. 

 

Edward passed away on February 20, 2019 due to complications of prostate cancer and shingles.  He is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy and his son Edward Collins, III.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:00 am at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 815 Wilmot Rd. Deerfield, IL.  For information or directions please contact Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at 847-831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 


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On February 13, 2019
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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. GREGORY’S

COMMUNITY MEALS

St. Gregory's members will once again have the opportunity to serve out neighbors in Waukegan at the Waukegan Community Meals program on Sunday, February 17th. If you were in church on Sunday, February 3rd, Mother Anne preached about Jesus' call to us to go outside our church community and help others.  She also said that the readings talked about how we are called to do things we might not think we can do or things that are not comfortable for us to do.  We hope you take this challenge to join us.  We meet at 12 noon and are done by 3:30 pm.  We are also looking for bakers to make cakes, brownies and cookies.  Many of our guests love chocolate.  If you would like to donate individually wrapped Valentine's candy, our guests would appreciate them. 

Thanks, Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com) and Janet and Bill Foltz

 

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN (EAP) TO BE PRESENTED AT BOTH FEBRUARY 17 SERVICES

Awareness and Actions in Case of Emergencies

1.      Introduction

·         EAP Procedure Manuals, Locations (7)

·         Call 9-1-1 and stay on the line

·         Remain Calm, Evaluate the Situation, Take Action

2.      Fire

·         Call 9-1-1, Fire Extinguisher, Evacuate, Gather at Labyrinth

3.      Tornado

·         Proceed to basement, disabled to hallway outside restrooms and assistance to basement

·         Stay away from windows and doors

4.      Medical Emergencies and Traumatic Incidents

·         Call 9-1-1, stay on line, Need CPR or AED?

5.      Other: Gas Leak, Chemical Spill, Explosion, Bomb Threat,  Bomb Emergency, Hostile Intruder, Civil Unrest, Drive-by Shooting, Hostage Situation, Firearm and Concealed Carry Policy

 

LENT IS COMING

PANCAKE SUNDAY – MARCH 3 

Pancake Sunday is a much beloved St. Gregory’s tradition. Rather than a Fat Tuesday party, we have pancakes the Sunday before Lent begins. The pancake brunch will be immediately following the 10am service. Stay tuned for more details, and mark your calendar for this fun event. 

ASH WEDNESDAY – MARCH 6 – SERVICES AT 7AM, NOON, 7PM IN THE CHAPEL 

Ash Wednesday is the liturgical start to the season of Lent. It occurs 40 days (not including Sundays) before Easter. We observe Ash Wednesday by putting ashes on our heads to remind us of our mortality as we head into this penitential season. Observing Lent through liturgy, prayer, penitence, and fasting (food or otherwise) helps us connect with God in the suffering of Christ – it also makes the joy of Easter more profound. Join us to begin our Lenten observance at one of our three liturgies. 

LENTEN FAITH STUDY FOR ADULTS – REGISTER TODAY!

Join a small group for a six-week study of how faith informs our lives and is connected to our wellness (mind, soul, heart, and strength). We will be using the Living Compass curriculum (developed in Diocese of Chicago). Two adult groups will meet during Lent: one for adults at noon on Wednesdays, and one specifically designed for parents at 7p on Wednesdays. Both start Wednesday, March 13. The Noon study goes through April 17, and the parent study goes one week longer (we will take spring break week off). Please register by contacting Charlene Vanderhulst (parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

KNITTING MINISTRY - 3RD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6 PM

Join the group in the Parker room on the 3rd Tuesdays of each month. All levels invited.

 

BOOK CLUB NEWS – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7PM

On February 20th the book club will discuss PACHINKO by Min Jini Lee. It is an epic historical novel following a Korean family who eventually migrate to Japan.

 

CHRIST UNITED “LOVE FEAST” – FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 6-7:30PM

The friends we made from Christ United Methodist Church at our Parish Game Night have invited us to join in a Methodist "Love Feast." This is a meal that includes hymns, prayers and fellowship. There will also be a Family Activity for folks of all ages! Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. It will be a great way to grow our friendship with our neighborhood churches.

 

ALTAR GREENERY DONOR NEEDED FOR MARCH 17

If you would like to donate altar greenery for Sunday, March 17, contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com). Please note that since it is lent, the arrangement will consist of greenery only.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Sally Swenson, Wendy Dackson, Ann Shields, Betty and David Hughs, Jean McKinnon, Jane and Larry Smith, Morgan Carruthers, Olivia Rich, Kamen family, Genevieve Stegeman, Jim Mitchell, Cheri Thompson, Antonio and Deanna Hilario, Justin Geiger, Yvonne Sharpe, Elizabeth Hamilton, Lin Reichenbach, Jay Branson, Barry Larson. 

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

For the departed… Marvin Korte, Kim Dackson.

 

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 January 31, 2019
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The Visual Faith Lab scheduled for this evening at 7:00 PM,

has been cancelled due to uncertain weather conditions

and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

Please stay safe!


 

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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

06/17/2019 07:30 PM Al-Anon Family Group

06/18/2019 07:00 PM Youth Commission

06/19/2019 08:00 AM Holy Eucharist

06/19/2019 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

06/19/2019 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