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

Parish Newsletter 3/20/19 - JOINT PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL REGISTRATION BEGINS TOMORROW AT 9AM

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8AM – WORSHIP

10AM – WORSHIP

11:00AM – COFFEE HOUR

 

JOINT PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: ST. G’S AND CONGREGATION BJBE - OCTOBER 19-28, 2020

General Information

The trip dates are October 19-30 (currently – there may be 1 or 2 more days added). The cost is currently $4600/person (again, this is an estimate that is subject to change when the itinerary is finalized). The cost includes hotels, bus transportation, travel agents, most food and tips. This does not include airfare, and the trip dates are not inclusive of travel to and from Israel. Participants need to arrive in Tel Aviv and check in to the hotel in order to begin our travels together in the early evening on October 19th.  October 29th is currently scheduled to be a day to travel home (may change). All participants are encouraged to get travel insurance. 

We will visit cities and sites important to the Jewish and Christian faith, study, pray, worship, and have fun together. We will be led by licensed travel agents. Karyn Kedar and Anne Jolly will offer times of teaching and worship for the group. 

Indicating Interest

Because space is likely limited, participation will be on first expressed interest. Parishioners will have the first opportunities to join the trip, followed by friends and family. Names will be accepted for the trip starting at 9am on Thursday, March 21st. Please send an email to parish@stgregoryschurch.org with the names of those interested in going on the trip, including names of any friends or family interested. A deposit will be required within the month to secure each guaranteed spot. Friends and family will be included if space allows after parishioners have had the opportunity to express their interest.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – FRIDAYS IN LENT - 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.

 

OFFER YOUR ART AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR STATIONS OF THE CROSS

All parishioners are invited to share their gifts of artistic eye/talent with the congregation for Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 11th. We hope to have each station have a visual representation from someone in the parish. This is not about submitting your greatest work for a juried show – but instead about sharing, out of love and gratitude, a perspective you may have about one of the stations. For a description and accompanying devotion for each station, please see this website: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/stations.html . Please email Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org) to let her know which station you would like to work with. It is preferable if art is at least 5x7 in size. It can be color or black and white. All art needs to be submitted by April 5.

 

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 – 10am

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

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – TONIGHT, 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

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY WITH PADS* AND PRESBYTERIANS!

On Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:30 AM to 7:00 am, St. Gregory's will be providing breakfast to homeless families at the First Presbyterian Church in Deerfield [FPCD]. 

We will be serving about 60 men, women, and children a hot breakfast of casseroles, hard-boiled eggs, fruits, and juice; FPCD will provide coffee and tea and the ovens, plates, cups, utensils and serving pieces. 

Please sign up to help serve/clean-up breakfast or to prepare a breakfast casserole.  Here is the link to the sign-up sheet and we will email the casserole recipe to you - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa9ac2fa3f94-breakfast

As a reminder, please have the fully-cooked casseroles and the hard-boiled eggs in the St. Gregory's kitchen refrigerator by Sunday, March 31st at noon.   

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Snyder at 847-651-6772 or sesnyder67@gmail.com. 

* PADS is an acronym for "Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter." 

The Mission of PADS is to help the homeless get into stable housing. PADS Lake County is the first point of contact for the homeless in Lake County, and it is often the only hope for someone, or some families, facing a long night outdoors

 

MISSION/ADVENTURE TRIP MEETING – APRIL 7, 11AM

There will be a parents and youth meeting about the Mission/Adventure trip to Michigan this summer (July 7 - 12) at 11:00 am on April 7. We will have the budget, the schedule, and even pictures of the place we'll be staying, at this meeting. Please RSVP to Shelley at shelley@stgregoryschurch.org to say you will be attending! 

 

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

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 (anne@stgregoryschurch.org), 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.

 

VESTRY MEETING NEWS

 Our Vestry met on March 12: 

●      We discussed best ways to invite, gather and welcome guests into our parish home.  The good news is that we do many things well for new comers, but we also have opportunity to do more to help our guests feel welcomed.  This is an important initiative to help grow our church.                                                                                                                                                           

●      We are implementing the Faith in Action task force plan that was presented at the 2019 annual meeting and looking for participants. Please consider joining this rewarding ministry by contacting Anne.  

 

GO GREEN DEERFIELD OPEN HOUSE -SUNDAY APRIL 7TH, DEERFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2-4PM

Come and learn about Go Green Deerfield, a community group that is striving to make a positive environmental impact in our area.  Go Green Deerfield is working to promote renewable energy for Deerfield residents, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our village, and increase the amount of native plants, trees, and shrubs in our community. Meet some of our group's members, see visual displays, watch a presentation, and learn about ways you too can help our community grow greener!

 

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, Anne Shields, Olivia Rich, Kamen family, Jim Mitchell, Yvonne Sharpe, Jackson Family, Ian Schmidt, Mary Sullivan and Family, Michele Schmidt, Susan Andersen Henderson. 

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

For the departed… Paul Adams, Ernest Ouderkirk.

 

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
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