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Parish Newsletter

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

Parish Newsletter 5/8/19 - Sunday 9am Adult Forum: Instructed Eucharist

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

       9am – Formation for all ages – Adult Forum:  Instructed Eucharist

The Adult Forum will continue discussion on our worship service – what we do and why we do it – bring your questions!

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour

 

FOLDING PRAYERS FOR PENTECOST – STARTING THIS SUNDAY!

As a part of our celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit (who guides us, informs us, inspires us, and gives us prayers), we will write our prayers on pieces of white paper, and fold them into doves to hang in our worship space. The paper will be out starting this Sunday in Founder’s Hall.  Come, write a prayer. If you want to fold doves, take paper with prayers, and fold away – instructions will be out on the tables as well. Together, we can lift the prayers of this community for ourselves and the world!

 

COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP – FRIDAYS, 9:00AM – 11:00AM

We have started a community Play Group for parents and caregivers of children infants - 4 years old on Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 am. If you are interested in attending or in hosting the group (provide snacks, hang out with the parents/caregivers and kids) please contact shelley@stgregoryschurch.org

 

OPEN MEETINGS POLICY TASK FORCE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 AT 7PM

The Open Meetings Policy Task Force will be meeting to review the St. Gregory's Open Meetings Policy.  We welcome those who wish to give input on this process.

 

BOOK CLUB – MAY 15 AT 7PM

Join us in the Conference Room on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This month we meet to discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

 

CHILDREN/YOUTH LED FORUM – SUNDAY, MAY 19 AT 9AM

The whole parish is invited to come to a children/youth led Forum on May 19! The children will be teaching all of us lessons- Please join us to learn from our children and show them our support. 

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - SUNDAY, MAY 19

Please save the date to volunteer. A Sign-up sheet is available in Founders Hall.

 

GRADUATING SENIOR SUNDAY – MAY 26

Don't miss Senior Sunday! Our two High School Seniors will be speaking during the services on May 26. We are so proud of Ross Peacock and Grace Gayhart and want to support them as they get ready to move to the next stage of their lives.

 

PENTECOST PARISH POTLUCK PICNIC – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 AFTER THE 10AM

To celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, we will share the gift of good food and community together after the 10am on Pentecost Sunday.  

·         WEAR RED! Pentecost is symbolized liturgically by the color red (the color of the Holy Spirit)

·         Fried Chicken will be provided ($ donations always welcome to cover cost – but not required!)

·         Last names beginning with A-K – Side Dish/Salad

·         Last names beginning with L-Z – Dessert

·         If your food needs to be warm, please bring something to keep it insulated – we have minimal oven space.

·         There will be some refrigerator space, but if you can bring something to keep cold food cold, that’s better!

·         We could use a few people to help set up, set out food, manage beverages, clean up, etc. If you are willing to help, please email Charlene              (parish@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

CAN YOU SPEAK SPANISH, ITALIAN, FRENCH, OR GERMAN??

On Pentecost Sunday, the entire congregation will be singing a hymn that has multiple languages singing at the same time – so we will be singing all together – no one voice will stand out – and we need people who are willing to sing the different language parts. NO SINGING SKILL NECESSARY! You just need to be willing. J Please contact Kathryn Duncan to let her know you can participate in one of the languages above. Kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org

 

YOUTH GROUP YEAR END PICNIC – JUNE 2 AT 11:15AM

Youth Group will be having an end of year picnic at the Marian House on June 2, at 11:15 am. Sign up in Founders' Hall to tell what food you will bring to share.  

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEEDED

Would you like to donate altar flowers in memory of a loved one, or in honor of a special event or person? Dates are available, especially May 19, and June 2. Please contact Val Seilheimer, (valscello1@aol.com).

 

ANNUAL INTERFAITH IFTAR DINNER – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 6:30PM (DINNER AT 8:10PM)

Gather for a ‘Breaking of the Fast’ dinner with guests from many different congregations and organizations. Islamic Foundation North is located at 1751 O’Plaine Rd. (east side of street) in Libertyville. RSVP to abushamaa@yahoo.com by May 9, as seating is limited.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Lillybeth Quintana-Cristino, Norm George, Ralph Laurell, Priscilla Condon, Sue Mueller, Audrey Smith, Audrey Baer, Anne Shields, Dorothy Britt, Van Arkel Family, Rhonda Reid. 

For the departed…    


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
 

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