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

Parish Newsletter 3/13/19 - Interfaith Pilgrimage to Israel informational meeting is Sunday @ 9am

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8AM – WORSHIP

9AM - FORMATION FOR ALL AGES

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL MEETING - St. Gregory’s is going to the Holy Land with Congregation BJBE October 19-30, 2020. On Sunday, March 17th, our Adult Forum will be about Pilgrimage as a spiritual practice, and we will also have information about this upcoming pilgrimage. THE TUESDAY SESSION IS CANCELLED.

10AM – WORSHIP

11:00AM – COFFEE HOUR

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – FRIDAYS IN LENT - BEGINNING MARCH 15 AT 7PM

Stations of the Cross are a 14 step moving devotional that commemorates Jesus’ last day on earth. We pray the Stations all the Fridays of Lent to call to mind the Passion of Christ, that is, the journey Jesus took from his condemnation to his death.

 

INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL – NOTE TUESDAY CANCELLATION

St. Gregory’s is going to the Holy Land with Congregation BJBE October 19-30, 2020. On Sunday, March 17th, our Adult Forum at 9am will be about Pilgrimage as a spiritual practice, and specifically our trip to Israel in 2020. All interested in the trip are invited to attend. The Tuesday session is cancelled. We will be meeting with BJBE in April.

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 AT 7PM

Join us in the Conference Room on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss the following selections: 

March 20 – “Virgil Wander” by Leif Enger

April 17 – “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

May 15 – “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

 

Holy Week at St. Gregory’s

“The … mystery of the dying and rising again of Jesus Christ and our participation therein is the theological core of the gospel, and its liturgical celebration is the central event of the church year.”

(Leonel L. Mitchell) 

How we engage with Lent and Holy Week can have a direct correlation to how the great truth of Easter is lived out in our lives. Throughout the forty days of Lent, and in the week leading up to Easter, we have the opportunity to live into our death with Jesus. We can examine our lives and open ourselves to the working of the Holy Spirit in drawing us closer to God through Christ. Once we live through the death, the resurrection takes on new meaning in us and in our community. At St. Gregory’s, we have the opportunity to observe Holy Week together, with worship every day of the week. Together we will walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and rejoice in the resurrection of our Savior!

 

April 14 - Palm Sunday- 8am and 10am

Palm Sunday is a day of transitions. We begin worship with the procession of the Palms, celebrating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We then turn our attention to Jesus’ passion with a dramatic reading.

 

April 15-17 - Monday-Wednesday in Holy Week- 7am

We will worship at 7am in the Chapel each of these mornings, walking towards death on the cross with Jesus.

 

April 18 - Maundy Thursday- 7pm

The name Maundy comes from the Latin mandatum, and refers to the new commandment Jesus gave the disciples in John 13:34 – to love one another as Christ first loved us. At this service, we celebrate the events of the Last Supper, including the foot washing and the institution of the Eucharist. Learning to be served by others is an important step in our walk as children of God. Those who desire are invited to celebrate the non-liturgical, non-holy feast of the pedicure on Wednesday to prepare for the foot washing on Thursday!  See Mother Anne if you are interested.

 

April 19 - Good Friday- Noon and 7:30pm

On Good Friday, we observe the crucifixion and death of Jesus. At Noon, we will observe the traditional Good Friday solemn liturgy with the liturgy of the Word, solemn collects, and veneration of the cross. We do not celebrate the Eucharist on Good Friday in observance of Jesus’ death, but rather receive communion from sacrament reserved on Maundy Thursday. At 7:30pm, we will observe a final Stations of the Cross with musical offerings from our choir.

 

April 20 - Holy Saturday- 4:30pm – Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil is an ancient liturgy that includes fire, light, word, water, bread, and wine – and takes the worshipper from death to life. The Easter Vigil helps us all embrace the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. This first Easter service is the traditional time for Baptism in the church calendar.

 

April 21 - Easter – 8am and 10am

We will celebrate Christ’s resurrection with joyful worship including special music (at 10am). After the 10am, there will be a reception with festive beverages, and an egg hunt!

 

THE NOT-SO-SACRED FEAST OF THE HOLY PEDICURE – WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 5-7:30

On Maundy Thursday, we wash each other’s feet in remembrance of Jesus’ servant ministry. So on Wednesday, we get pedicures! J Join us for this annual treat of fun, fellowship, and fancy feet. You must sign up and pay ahead of time – cost is $42 per person, including tip. Friends are welcome to join you, and all ages and stages are welcome! Josie Nail Spa in Glenview treats us to fantastic pedicures, Korean BBQ, and beverages. To sign up, email Mother Anne, and indicate preferred start time (40 minute intervals starting at 5pm). This is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, so sign up early!

 

NEXT COMMUNITY MEALS - APRIL 21 (EASTER SUNDAY)

Our next time to serve is April 21st, Easter Sunday.  If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate your time.  We would also appreciate wrapped Easter candy and plastic takeout containers with lids. 

Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz

 

ALTAR GREENERY DONOR OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE  

If you would like to donate altar flowers for Sunday, April 28, contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com).

 

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

The Knitting Ministry meets at 6:00 pm on the Third Tuesday of each month. Knitters of all skill level are welcome. Come and learn to knit or come and teach. We have supplies so just show up! We'll be making more prayer shawls to give to folks who are in the hospital, ill, injured and gifts for our high school graduates as they go off to college. Come for fellowship and creativity.

 

REMEMBER, REFLECT AND RESOLVE: AN INTERFAITH VIGIL - APRIL 11 AT 6:30 PM

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and family status. On April 11 at 6:30 PM in Jaycee Park, the local interfaith group Religious Leaders United will recall that historic day with an opportunity to remember, reflect and resolve. We will remember the fight to integrate Deerfield that began in 1958-59. We will reflect on the opportunities currently presented to Deerfield for fair and affordable housing. And we will resolve to make Deerfield the welcoming community that it can further be, one that demonstrates that in diversity there is strength. All are encouraged to join us as we lift our voices together to support of our common values of inclusion and fairness.

 

FREE JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE – SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 10:15AM - Noon

Topic:  Job Search Preparedness by Skip Newman

Location: Holy Cross Church Community Room, 724 Elder Lane Deerfield

Organization: Career Renewal Ministry (www.careerrenewal.org) 

Career Renewal is a group of 20 volunteer advisors who provide FREE one on one assistance to help individuals navigate the job search maze.  Established in 1986, Career Renewal has assisted more than 1000 people by walking with them through every step in the job search process. 

Meetings, which run until noon, include

·         an explanation of Career Renewal and how it works,

·         brief introductions of both the Career Renewal Advisors (who cover a wide range of industries, skills, and experiences) and the individuals seeking jobs,

·         a presentation by a speaker on a topic of interest to job seekers. 

Our speaker is – employment attorney Lori Goldstein

Topic: Negotiating Job Offers, Rights at Hire and Fire, and Paid Sick Leave

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Tom Dexter, Synda Nelson, Julia Nelson, Ann Shields, Olivia Rich, Kamen family, Jim Mitchell, Yvonne Sharpe, Spencer Family, Jackson Family, Ian Schmidt, Mary Sullivan and Family. 

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

For the departed… Scott Spencer, Simon Jackson, Ernest Ouderkirk.

 

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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
 

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