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Parish Newsletter - September 27, 2017

On September 27, 2017
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VISUAL FAITH WORKSHOP – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 3PM TO 6PM

Learn new and creative ways of engaging scripture and exploring your faith! This intergenerational workshop is open to the community, and will be led by nationally-recognized Visual Faith coaches, Connie Denninger and Pat Maier. We will explore spiritual practices such as scripture journaling, visual prayer, and more. Connect your heart, mind, and soul to scripture! This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to a hands-on experience here at St. Gregory’s.

 

 

 

RED BAG COLLECTION –THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

Our Red Bags this month will go to the Vernon Township Food Pantry.  This month they need tuna, can chicken, pasta sauce, cereal boxes and feminine hygiene products. The pantry is always so grateful for St. Gregory’s generosity and sends their heartfelt thanks!

 

 

 

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING – NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

This year’s pumpkin delivery is set for October 8, at 12:30pm.  New and exciting events are planned, details to follow… Volunteers will be needed to man the patch, and ALL HANDS ON DECK for the great pumpkin unloading!!

Sign up here for shift options: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin.   For those of you who would prefer, a signup sheet is located in Founder’s Hall also.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5PM

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at the corner of Deerfield and Wilmot (by the Pumpkin Patch!) for the Blessing of the Animals. All God’s critters are invited to receive a blessing and celebrate St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. The Pumpkins will be here – so you can take pictures of you and your pet at our new photo stations in the Pumpkin Patch!

 

 

 

CROP HUNGER WALK 2017 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 12:30PM

This year’s CROP walk registration begins at 12:30 pm at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook at 3025 Walters Avenue (Northbrook). Step-off time is 1:00 pm. There is a 5K walk, and a 1K Family walk with lots of great activities for kids!

 

 

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 69 years of working in partnership around the world. Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $650,000 over the past thirty-two years. Last year (2016), walkers raised $33,000. In addition, the St. Peter’s Legacy Fund (Northfield) donated $58,300. From these donations, $18,300 went to Northfield Township Food Pantry, and over $4,500 went to West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  This year we will include Hunger Resource Network with our local recipients.

 

 

Join St. Gregory’s walking team, or donate online here: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/northbrookil/Team/View/47954/St-Gregorys-Episcopal

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB – OCTOBER 18, 7PM

Upcoming selections for book club: October 18, “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin; November 15, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

 

 

HOLY ROVER WITH LORI ERICKSON – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 3PM – 4:30PM

Lori Erickson, one of the country’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys, is doing a reading and book signing this Saturday at The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave. Chicago. Lori is a personal friend of the Dutchers, an Episcopal Deacon, and serves at the Dutcher’s son’s church in Iowa. The Dutchers love her sermons, blog, and plan to purchase the book at the event, and are very excited to hear and read her stories about holy places.  If you are interested but don't want to drive, please call (847-915-1750) and Jon and Susie can arrange a carpool from the church or Old Orchard shopping mall.

 

 

Both irreverent and devout, "Holy Rover" includes images of holy sites around the world taken by several of the nation's leading travel photographers. Travel writer, Episcopal deacon, and author of the Holy Rover blog at Patheos, Erickson is an engaging guide for pilgrims eager to take a spiritual journey. Her book describes travels that changed her life and can change yours, too. 

About the author: Lori Erickson is one of the country’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She has published more than a thousand articles in national and regional publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens, and House Beautiful. Visit: http://lorierickson.net/

 

 

 

ICONOGRAPHER JOSEPH MALHAM EXHIBITION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3PM – 10PM

Joseph Malham spoke at St. Gregory’s a few years ago about his work. It's time for his annual icon exhibition in his artist's studio at St. Gregory the Great Church. Please come join us for an afternoon of icons, fellowship and the opportunity to enjoy sacred art in a beautiful setting. Food and restoratives will be served. There will be new icon panels, works on paper, prints and the debut of the new 6' Croce San Gregorio; an icon cross in the style of the 13th Century Masters. The Icon Exhibition will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL  60640.

 

 

 

INTERFAITH PERFORMANCE - OCTOBER 14, 7PM

Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story will be held on October 14, 7 PM, at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield on Waukegan Road. This is sponsored by the interfaith clergy group for Southeast Lake County.

 

 

In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts.  Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths—Christian, Jewish and Muslim—to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.  Come bask in the luminous light.  

 

 

Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds beyond the cost of the performance will be given to Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

 

 

 

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org

 

 

 

WOMEN’S FALL GATHERING & RETREAT – OCTOBER 28 & 29   

Nurturing the Spirit – a fall women’s retreat held by the women of the Diocese of Chicago -  will be held at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Retreat Leader is The Rev. Mollie Ward, Diocese of Springfield. Women of all faiths are invited. If interested, please pick up a pamphlet in Founders Hall.


 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sickand those who need prayer, especially…The Kurokawa Family,Jenny Stadelmann, Julia Nelson, Pat Beuttas, Judy McCann, Megan Lawrence, Alexis & Beatrix, Sandra Mitchell, Claire Breyer, Michele Schmidt, Dianne Shelton, and David Ingram.

 

 

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

 

 

For the departed…. David Kurokawa

 

 

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS 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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8:00 AM Contemplative Holy Eucharist 
9:00 AM Adult Bible Study

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