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

Parish Newsletter 6/5/19 - Parish Pentecost Potluck Picnic on Sunday, 11am

 

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – The Day of Pentecost Worship

9am – Set up for the Picnic

10am – The Day of Pentecost Worship

11am – Parish Potluck Picnic

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 need help set at 9am to set up tables – 8-10 people should make light work of this! We also need help immediately following the service to set out food and beverages, and clean up, etc. If you are willing to help, please email Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

FAVORITE HYMNS... AND SECULAR SONGS TOO!

The music of our faith adds a familiar and meaningful texture to the most sacred moments of our lives - baptisms, weddings, funerals, liturgical feast days, and many others. They become inextricably intertwined with our life stories, and it is those stories we want to share this season of Pentecost! Once again, I'm asking for submissions of your favorite hymns from the Red Hymnal or the Music Issue. However, this time I'd like you to include not just a short sentence about why you like the hymn, but a story from YOUR life about why it means something to you, how you first came to hear it, etc! Length is not an issue... help us get to know each other through our love of music! If you submitted a hymn last year, feel free to repeat or pick something new - just tell us your story! 

BUT WAIT... there's more! :) In a related vein: our Broadway Sunday was such a hit a few months ago that we're planning to occasionally hold other Sunday services with themed music... and we'd like your input! So: what songs - even those that aren't explicitly sacred in nature - feel like hymns to you? What songs speak to your heart, fill you with joy or gratitude for God's gifts, or bring you closer to God... perhaps even without mentioning God by name at all? Some examples might include songs like All You Need is Love by the Beatles, Circle of Life from The Lion King, Defying Gravity from Wicked, Faithfully by Journey, or Happy by Pharrell Williams. Share your favorite song from ANY genre, and - just maybe - we'll all sing them together in a future Sunday service. :) 

There will be a place in the Sunday bulletin for you to handwrite your submissions and give them to me in person, but feel free to also email them to me at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS – JUNE 19 AT 7PM
All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm. 
June 19th – “The Storyteller's Secret” by Sejal Badani
July 17th – “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
August 21st – “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell
September 18th – “The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
October 16th – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler

 

JOIN THE GROVERS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP – JUNE 27 AT 7PM

Grovers Bible Study Fellowship meets during the summer months on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Founders Hall at 7 pm. (June 26, July 24, and August 21). All are welcome - you don’t need to live in Buffalo Grove!!

 

ST. GREGORY’S INVITE WELCOME CONNECT – SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 9:30AM

Learn to increase our visibility, and invite and connect people more deeply to St. G’s on June 29, 2019 from 9:30 AM to

4:30 PM at St. James Cathedral. Join members of the St. Gregory’s Invite Welcome Connect team in a workshop led by the creator and founder of the initiative, Mary Parmer. Learn ways to build on the deep culture of hospitality at St. G’s and invite and connect more people more deeply into the life of our community. To RSVP, email Charlene (parish@stgregoryschurch.org)

 

ALL AGES MOVIE OUTING TO SEE LION KING – SUNDAY, JULY 21

Sign up to join us as we go see the new Lion King movie after church on July 21! We will go to the AMC Theater so we can have lunch. Shelley will order tickets ahead of time so we can all sit together. Sign up in Founders' Hall. Bring friends, neighbors and all your family for this fun outing!  

 

COMMUNITY MEALS - SUNDAY, JULY 21 AT NOON

Our next opportunity to serve will be July 21. More detail to follow.

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HOLY EUCHARIST – 8AM, EVERY WEDNESDAY

All are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings at 8am for Holy Eucharist. This is a short service that includes prayers for healing and health. The service is followed by a continental breakfast in the kitchen.

 

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

 

3-DAY ORGANIZING LEADERSHIP TRAINING – JUNE 28 -30

A 3-day version of the Industrial Areas Foundation acclaimed national leadership training will be held at St. Gregory’s. This training will provide an overview of key concepts and critical components essential to building strong community groups and connecting those groups into a broad based organization necessary to create power. Special emphasis will be placed on the identification of leaders and the creation of local allies necessary to effect change at both the local community and state levels. Dates: Friday, June 28, 4 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, June 29, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, June 30, 1 pm – 5 pm. RSVP: laurelbault@gmail.com Cost: $50 for leaders of member institutions (this includes St. G’s) and $300 for leaders from non-IAF dues paying member institutions. Registration deadline: Monday, June 24.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Emma, Bill Carlson, Alisa Giraldo, Jeff Hansen, Justin Geiger, Joe & Rebecca, Lillybeth Quintana-Cristino, Norm George,  Doreen, Stephen Jackson, Stephanie Mayer, Peggy Robertson, Cassidy Flattery. 

For the departed… Kate Lenington.  

 

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