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

Parish Newsletter 8/8/18 - COMMUNITY MEALS on AUGUST 12

 

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:  TONIGHT, 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 BEACH & JAM SESSION OUTING –AUGUST 12

August 12 the youth group will be going to the beach and having a jam session after church.  Please send an email to shelley@stgregoryschurch.org if you can attend.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 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 this Sunday, but we are still in need of volunteers. Many people are out of town or not available.  Please sign up or contact Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com 847-948-8989) to help. We gather at Christ Church, Waukegan after the 10am 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!

 

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 BACK PACKS - AUGUST 19 AT 10AM

August 19 will be the Blessing of the Back Packs! Teachers and students bring your back packs and briefcases to be blessed.  We will be doing a school supply drive for the students and teachers at Greenwood Elementary School in Waukegan. Please consider buying some extra supplies while you are getting your own and bring them to the church on August 19. Items that would be specially appreciated are: boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons, Dry Erase markers, Crayola Markers, pencils, and reams of copy paper.

 

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!

 

ST G’S HOSTS FOX AND TROVE’S CAMP KINDNESS FOR TWO WEEKS!

How lucky we have been to host the World Changer Camp for Kindergartners and 1st graders at St. Gregory’s two years in a row! Fox and Trove is a bullying-prevention nonprofit. The mission of Fox and Trove's Kindness Program is to teach kids, ages 3-6, how to be kind and brave. Using age-appropriate teaching methods and activities they introduce the concepts of empathy, emotion regulation, positive language, conflict resolution and pro-social behavior. They encourage and foster positive connections with peers and teach self-calming and mindfulness techniques which enable children to be more available to learn and ready to engage in the classroom and at home. We hope Fox and Trove will decide to use our facilities again next year.

 

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… Jack Morris, Scott Hamilton, Elizabeth Hamilton, Sharon Moceri, Jerry Thomas, Synda Nelson, Scott and Cindy, Anne Clark, Kent Hollingsworth, Simon Jackson, Jenny Stadelmann, Livia Krzeminski, Marjorie Hutcheson. 

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

For the departed… Marge Grossen, Anna Phillip, Daniel Salinas.

 

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