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Parish Newsletter

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

Parish Newsletter 8/29/18 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GREG on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 10AM


RED BAG SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 2

Please remember to bring in your donations to help those who are in need. The pantry is low on food and supplies, and they have given us an extended list of needed items.

FOOD

oatmeal canisters, granola bars, cereal (especially plain cheerios), peanut butter, jelly, pasta and pasta sauce, canned fruit/apple sauce/fruit cups, canned tuna/canned chicken, mac and cheese , white rice (boxes), crackers and chips/cookies, condiments, canned sweet peas

TOILETRIES

paper towels, toilet paper, large shampoo bottles, toothpaste, deodorant, cleaning supplies

 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH REGISTRATION IN FOUNDERS HALL THIS SUNDAY

Families please stop in Founders' Hall to fill out or submit your registration form for our Children's and youth programs!

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GREG – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 10AM

Let’s celebrate the Feast of St. Gregory by having church, picnic, games, and activities in Mitchell Park together! Invite friends, family, and neighbors – all are welcome. Jim Swager’s band, Power Chord, will lead our musical worship, and will play for us after worship while we picnic and play games together. Bring a folding chair, and food to share: if your last name starts with A-L, please bring a side dish, and M-Z please bring a dessert. See you there!

 

YOUTH TRIP TO THE CITY – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Youth will be doing a day in the city on September 10. We'll be riding the train to Chicago. Teens who want to submit ideas about activities for us to do in the city should talk to Shelley or send her an email at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org!

 

CHILDREN'S PIZZA NIGHTS – SEPTEMBER 14

Starting in September, we will have kids 1st grade - 7th grade meet on the second Friday of every month at 5:30-7:00 pm for food, fun and fellowship! This will be a pre-youth group type of gathering. Parents please plan to stay for the first 15 minutes on September 14 so we can talk about future food arrangements.


SUNDAY MORNING FORMATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16 at 9:00AM!

We are excited about our plan for Christian Formation this year. The adults and children will focus on Practicing our Fatih, and developing Spiritual Practices that help us in our faith journey. The children will focus on fundamental bible stories and the fathers and mothers of our faith. Our Formation calendar includes so much more than just Sunday morning: We will have Faith Labs (where we explore spiritual practices in more depth), and short-term Bible Studies throughout the year. Look for a Formation brochure coming soon that gives a detailed description of the topic for each Sunday, and our other offerings.

 

A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS – EMPOWERED IN SPIRIT & COMMUNITY – SEPTEMBER 28-30


We are joining with the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire for a weekend of exploring how God calls faith communities to live and serve in community. Two well-known Lutheran theologians and pastors, David Tiede and Kathryn Tiede, will lead the weekend and invite us into deeper reflection on our calling and purpose.

Friday, September 28 – Reception at 6:30, Dinner and Teaching 7-9PM

Saturday, September 29 – Teaching, box lunch, and intergenerational service project 9AM – 4PM

Sunday, September 30 – The Rev. Dr. David Tiede will preach at both services, and teach at the Adult Forum at 9AM

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – NEXT TIME TO SERVE IS SEPTEMBER 16

Save the date as our next opportunity to serve is Sunday, September 16th. Details to follow.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS AVAILABLE TO DONATE FOR SEPTEMBER 30

If you would like to donate altar flowers for Sunday, September 30 services, please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com).

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

Our Vestry met on August 14 and approved the following:

●        Church Bell Repair funded by an Anonymous Donor.   Notice the quiet at the top of the hour?  That’s because the bell located on the roof of the Church building no longer rings.  But great news. A donor family has committed to funding a complete overhaul and new control system.    The bell will be lowered from its support structure by crane and transported to the original supplier in Cincinnati, Ohio for repairs. The new bell will hopefully be operating by Christmas.

●        New Visual Representation Image for St. Gregory’s.  Our awesome new logo will become a recognizable symbol that we will utilize across all communication platforms such as social media, print materials, and outdoor signage. We want to thank the dedicated communication team of Vanessa Fjeldheim and Maggie Nodland who worked on this exciting initiative.   A hand-painted version of the new image is on the Welcome sign we will all decorate in Founders’ Hall after the service – which we will use to welcome the children, parents, and teachers back to school on August 20,.

●        2019 Budget Development Task Force.  The Vestry chartered a team of parishioners - Art Bielski, Don Braun and Cherie Thompson - to guide the development of our 2019 expense budget.  They will be working with the various staff and volunteer people who have expense responsibilities to prepare and present their budgets focusing on how their activities will help us achieve our mission of radiating God's grace and equipping all people to change the world.

 

BOOK CLUB – SEPTEMBER 19 AT 7PM

On September 19th, the book club will be reviewing the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome to join in lively discussion. On October 18, the group will discuss “Letters of Note” by Saun Usher. The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm, in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s. November’s meeting will be rescheduled due to the holiday.

 

SPAM EMAIL FROM MOTHER ANNE? PLEASE IGNORE IT!

Despite our best efforts, Anne’s email has once again been hacked. If you get an email from Mother Anne from any email address other than anne@stgregoryschurch.org, please ignore it! Also, she isn’t going to ask you for money or an iTunes gift card.

 

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 sickand those who need prayer, especially… Chris, David Charles Eubanks, Dorothy Britt, Elizabeth Hamilton, Gerry Lanigan, Hunter Hines, Scott and Cindy, Scott Hamilton, Terry Lanigan, Mary Withrow. 

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

For the departed…. James Hobson Dunkerley, Tom Miller.

 

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

09/18/2018 07:00 PM Youth Commission

09/19/2018 07:00 AM Holy Eucharist

09/19/2018 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

09/19/2018 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

09/20/2018 08:00 PM Alcoholics Anonymous