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

Parish Newsletter 10/9/19 -Saturday at Sunset: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" in the Patch!

 

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S  

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for youth and discussion of weekly Lessons for adults

10am – Worship  

11am – Coffee Hour – Jon and Susie Dutcher will be hosting coffee hour this week- thank you!

11am – Care Packages assembled

We will be sending care packages to our young adults who are out of town or in college for Finals. We will Pack and Decorate our Care Packages after Church to make it easier to remember! Please join us after the 10:00 service on October 13. If you'd like to donate to the care packages, please bring 10 of any of the items on the suggested list in individual sizes: 

·         package of crackers

·         individual bags of microwave popcorn

·         Pretzels

·         peanut butter

·         cough drops

·         gum/candies

·         nuts

·         hot chocolate packs

·         dried fruit (cranberries, etc)

·         baby wipes

·         lip balm

·         gift cards

·         gold fish

·         EmergenC

·         Nutella

·         bars (granola, protein, etc)

·         mac n cheese

·         tea bags

·         tooth brushes

 

If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary  http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp23_RCL.html#nt1

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-11
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

The weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in Founders Hall.

 

PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS – SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT! 

The Pumpkins have arrived! We still need people to staff the pumpkin patch! The patch is open from noon - 6:00 pm weekdays and 10 -6 on weekends! Sign up for your 2 hour shift in Founders' Hall or using the link: Pumpkin Patch Sign Up

Join us for the fun, family events that will be happening in the patch: 

Saturday, October 12

Sunset: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" - in the pumpkin patch. We will have drive-in spaces in the parking lot and the handicapped spots will be for kids to put sleeping bags or chairs up to watch. There will be popcorn, hot apple cider and cocoa! Thank you to Hollan Obinger of the Scouts for building our screen!   

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Musical "petting zoo" - The music school Bach to Rock in Northbrook will have several different musical instruments available for children of all ages to touch and try. There will also be a raffle for 2 free music lessons! Hang out with them while you wait for the movie!

Saturday, October 19

1:00 - 3:00 pm: Kaden Soonthornsima's band - 8 AM, will be playing in the pumpkin patch! Come enjoy the music and buy your pumpkins! Bring your friends; you won't want to miss this! 

Sunday October 20

2:00 pm: Pet Blessing and Pet Costume Contest - Bring your furry, feathery or scaly friends dressed for the season and get them blessed! Then we'll have our Pet Costume Contest! It is a great time to take pictures in the pumpkin patch and pick up pumpkins to decorate your front doorway!    

1:30 - 3:30 pm: Musical "petting zoo" - The music school Bach to Rock in Northbrook will have several different musical instruments available for children of all ages to touch and try. There will also be a raffle for 2 free music lessons! 

Saturday, October 26

7:00 - 10:00 pm: Haunted House - Our Troop 50 Boys Scouts will hold their Annual Haunted House. As a fundraiser, you just need to bring non-perishable items to donate (cash donations accepted also) as your entrance fee. This is a SCARY haunted house for older participants!  Support our Scouts! 

Sunday, October 27

Pumpkin decorating - Join us for a St. Gregory’s intergenerational tradition! Purchase a pumpkin from the patch (ALL proceeds support our Youth Group’s trips), and decorate your pumpkin and enjoy pumpkin themed snacks, and a photo booth will be available to add to the fun!

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Haunted House for the littles - If you have younger children, this is the day to stop by the Troop 50 Haunted House. The lights are kept on and the daytime activities are geared to those who are looking for a less scary experience.

Saturday November 2

10:00 am – Noon: Pumpkin Olympics - All the local Churches, Scouts and two churches from Oak Park will be participating in the Pumpkin Olympics! We will have a Parade of the Athletes, lighting of the torch, all sorts of pumpkin races and tons of fun! Come play with us or be a spectator to cheer for our team! There will be various charities represented and winners will have money donated to their favorite charity! It will be the last chance to get your Thanksgiving table scape pumpkins and your cooking pumpkins! There will be a lunch after the games so all the athletes and families can visit and have fellowship!

10:00 am – Noon: Musical "petting zoo" - The music school Bach to Rock in Northbrook will have several different musical instruments available for children of all ages to touch and try! There will also be a raffle for 2 free music lessons! Perfect thing to keep younger children busy during pumpkin Olympics!

 

WEAR OUR COLORS PROUDLY – PLACE ORDERS BY OCTOBER 13

We are ordering sweatshirts in time for the St. Greg’s Olympics and other events as well.  

We had a lot of interest in the Full Zip sweatshirts. The Full Zip Hoodie can be ordered in Orange and Red. Gold is not available in that style. The St G logo on the front and back is $43, and the logo just on the back is $37.00. 

For sizes, there are two large Gildan Heavy Blend hoodie sweatshirts in the office so you can see the quality and to give you an idea of sizes. The sweatshirts have been washed and dried many times so you don't have to worry about allowing for shrinkage. YOUTH SIZES ARE AVAILABLE. 

Please place your orders by Sunday, October 13 and they will be printed and delivered by Sunday October 27! Sign up is Founders Hall. Casey will be emailing everyone with the total cost, so please bring your check made out to St. Gregory’s. Any questions, contact Casey at sexton@stgregoryschurch.org


ALL SOULS DAY HONORS LOVED ONES –SUBMIT NAMES AND BRING PICTURES FOR NOVEMBER 3

On November 3, we will celebrate the combined feast of All Souls and All Saints. It is a St. Gregory’s tradition to read the names of those who have died in the past year, and those who are buried in our churchyard. We will be reading names at both services. If you would like to have a loved one’s name read, please fill out an envelope by October 28. You may also make a donation to St. Gregory’s in their memory. 

Additionally, we will have a table set up in the chapel to display pictures of our loved ones so we can have them visually present while they are spiritually present in the liturgy. Please bring your pictures with you to the service (framed or unframed, big, little, or in between!), and we will put the pictures on the altar after we read the names. Any questions, contact Charlene at 847-945-1678.

 

LOOKING FOR ALL SAINTS/ALL SOULS DAY PIANIST!

Kathryn is always looking for more singers to join our choir, but this time she is ALSO looking for a volunteer pianist for the All Saints/All Souls service on November 3rd. Needed is someone (of any age - whether a child or a child-at-heart!) with intermediate/advanced piano skills who might like to honor a departed loved one with their musical offerings. 

 

The choir is going to be singing a lovely piece at the 10am service on Nov 3rd, and the song chosen requires a 4 hands accompaniment. Our dear Kirstie is VERY talented, but alas, she only has 2 hands. :) So, we’re looking for someone who might be interested in brushing off the dust from old skills (or honing new ones) and playing the piano part while she plays the organ! The song isn't exceptionally challenging, so you don't have to be an extremely advanced pianist to play it. You will need to be able to attend the choir rehearsal from 9:15-9:45 on Sunday, Oct 27th and then our pre-service rehearsal from 9-9:45am on Sunday, Nov 3rd. If you think you might be interested and would like to see the music first, please email (kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org) or come see Kathryn after the service in the next few Sundays, to get a copy of the music. Thank you!

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONARS NEEDED FOR OCTOBER 27, NOVEMBER 17

If you are interested in donating flowers for the worship services October 27, November 17, or ANY other Sunday, please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com). Val will help you with the process!

 

HOLD THE DATE! WINE TASTING – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 7PM

Join us for a unique fundraising event at St. Gregory’s. We will be tasting 6 wines and learning about a variety of different types of wine. Proceeds from the tasting will support a charity. The event will take place on Sunday evening, November 10 from 7:00pm. The tasting is open to parishioners and friends (over 21 years old). Details to follow. 

 

VICTORY GARDENS THEATER READING OF PIPELINE - OCTOBER 26 AT 7PM

PRESENTED BY RELIGIOUS LEADERS UNITED IN DEERFIELD AT HOLY CROSS PARISH

RLU is proud to bring Victory Gardens Theater to Deerfield at Holy Cross Parish, to do a reading of this powerful production. Tickets are $15 each. To sign up, please contact Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org. 

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and poetry, Dominique Morisseau’s (Skeleton Crew, Detroit ’67, and the Broadway-bound Ain’t Too Proud) Pipeline brings to light a powerful and important conversation about parenthood, the state of our public school system, and the prison pipeline that claims so many of our inner city youth

 

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 4:00PM

Join us for this special annual Deerfield – Highland Park event! Sponsored by Religious Leaders United, Hosted by Makom Solel Lakeside 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park. Monetary donations will support the new Curt’s Café in Highland Park.

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

BOOK CLUB SELECTION FOR OCTOBER 16 AT 7PM

All are welcome to join the St. G’s Book Club that meets in the Conference Room at 7pm.  The next selection is “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved” by Kate Bowler.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS: NEXT TIME TO SERVE – NOVEMBER 17

Our next turn to serve is Sunday, November 17th. If you haven't experienced this ministry, add it to your list of things to do. 

 

STAY CONNECTED TO OUR YOUTH

Our children and youth are very busy with sports, music, school etc. So we want to make sure they stay connected to our church by bringing the church to them at their events!  Shelley has put a Clip board on the "St. Greg's Youth Away from St. Greg's" bulletin board (across from the basement door) where parents and students can put events in which they are participating. Be sure to check it out! If you are interested in attending these events, contact Shelley for details. 

 

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY EMAIL – CAREFULLY CHECK THE SENDING ADDRESS!

I need urgent help! Please send gift cards! Sound familiar? A great deal of email scams pretend to be clergy in need of help. They say that your priest needs urgent help of some variety and ask you to respond quickly. When you do, your email gets a virus. I promise, I will call or text you if I need urgent help – and will NEVER email you to ask you to buy gift cards urgently. PLEASE check the sending email address – the only one I use for church business is anne@stgregoryschurch.org – even if it is similar, it is not me. If you have received a suspicious email and responded to it, please change your email password right away. Always, always, always look at the sending email address. When in doubt, do not respond via email. I’m so sorry these keep happening, and unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent it – we can only be alert and not respond. – Anne+

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE AND SURVEY

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

 

Take the Bishop Search Online Survey by October 13: The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee encourages all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to take a brief online survey. Survey results will help guide the committee as they write our diocesan profile, a detailed description of the Diocese of Chicago that helps those who may be discerning a call to be our next bishop learn more about our diocese and its people. It will only take ten minutes to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/892NNWL

 

 PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Lily Brody, Robin Potter, Curt Keller, Finn Otten, Darius, Pagano Family, Lynn Harris, Swan Family, Alexis Lawrence, Laura Lewis, Woody Lovacheff, Maren Pennington,  Paul & Kathy Giambeluca, Fran Ingram. 

For the departed… Jeffrey Taylor, Dean Pagano, Helen Schaper.

 

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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