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

Parish Newsletter 2/12/2020 - JOYFUL NOISE SERVICE – PANCAKE SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 23, 10AM

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for children and adults

     For adults, the weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9am in the Conference Room located at the end of the hall.

10am – Worship

11am – Coffee Hour – Thank you to Debbie Kinjo for hosting coffee hour this week! 

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/YearA_RCL/Epiphany/AEpi6_RCL.html

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Matthew 5:21-37

Psalm 119:1-8


WHAT’S THAT PUZZLE? WHERE’S MY PLEDGE CARD?

Have you noticed the puzzle in the hallway outside Charlene’s office? It helps us visualize that it takes joyful sharing of resources that we all have the honor of giving to St. Gregory’s ministries in the world. Our pledge cards were given out at the Annual Meeting, where we talked about how important our labyrinth is to our spiritual development. Our cards have our beautiful labyrinth on them, and so does our puzzle! Please bring your pledge cards to church on Pancake Sunday. And please help us put this puzzle together when you are at the church – it takes all of us to make us whole.

 

JOYFUL NOISE SERVICE – PANCAKE SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 23, 10AM

As Black History Month draws to a close, this Joyful Noise service honors the vast contributions of contemporary African-American composers who have lent their prodigious skill to all genres of music from baroque to Broadway, from opera to pop. The songs featured in this service are their arrangements of various spirituals that have shaped American music for centuries. As we end this season of Epiphany, let us raise our voices together in exuberant praise and joy with a few final "hallelujahs" before we begin our Lenten journey!

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – FEBRUARY 23, 11:15AM-ISH

Lent is around the corner and our Pancake Breakfast will be held on February 23 after the 10:00 service. Atrium classes will meet as usual at 9:00 am.  We will be setting up and decorating at 3:00 on Saturday, February 22 as well. If you are interested in helping to decorate, set up, cook or serve for Pancake Breakfast, please sign up in Founders' Hall or email shelley@stgregoryschurch.org! Everyone plan to come and eat with us! We will have a separate serving table for gluten free pancakes and plenty of eggs and sausages along with fruit and juice! There will also be some conversation starters on the tables so we can share our faith and get to know each other better! 

 

ASH WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 26, 7AM, NOON, 7PM IN THE CHAPEL

Ash Wednesday is the liturgical start to the season of Lent. It occurs 40 days (not including Sundays) before Easter. We observe Ash Wednesday by putting ashes on our heads to remind us of our mortality as we head into this penitential season. Observing Lent through liturgy, prayer, penitence, and fasting (food or otherwise) helps us connect with God in the suffering of Christ – it also makes the joy of Easter more profound. Join us to begin our Lenten observance at one of our three liturgies.

 

LENTEN MESSIAH CHOIR AT ST G’S – SUNDAYS IN LENT, 10AM SERVICE 

This Lent, all anthems at the 10am Sunday services will be chosen from the best known chorales of the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah. All - regardless of skill level - are invited to give up your fear of public singing and join the choir for a few weeks as part of your Lenten study! There will be weekday rehearsals for those who want a little extra help, but practice recordings will also be available. Email Kathryn (kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org) for more info!

 

SCOUT SUNDAY – MARCH 1

St. Gregory's is the Chartered Organization for Pack 50 (Cub Scouts) and Troop 50 (Scouts BSA), and also supports the Deerfield Girl Scouts Troop.  The organizations will participate during the 10AM service and provide a brief update on these ministries. All Scouts are invited to wear your uniforms to services this day. 

 

BOOK CLUB – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 7:00 PM

Upcoming selections are:

February 19 – “Amity & Prosperity” by Aliza Griswold

March 18 – “Origin” by Dan Brown

April 15 “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the church, and all are invited to join in the discussion.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – SUNDAY, MARCH 15, NOON

Save the date and please consider participating in some way on Sunday, March 15th. More details will follow.

 

CHAIR YOGA WITH OLGA – FRIDAYS IN FEBRUARY, 10AM

Thinking of trying yoga? Join us in February for chair yoga in Founders Hall. All levels welcome including those who are new to this wonderful practice of meditation, stretching and movement! Questions? Contact Charlene (847-945-1678, parish@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND SIGN UP NOW – FEBRUARY 15-17

It's not too late to join in the fun! Muggles (non-magic people) are welcome to come and explore our baptismal covenant in five formation sessions: RESIST, PROCLAIM, SERVE, STRIVE and SEND! Sign up now for a magical weekend February 15 - 17! Contact Shelley (shelley@stgregoryschurch.org) ASAP if you would like to attend!

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The application window for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is now closed. All applications are in, and our dedicated Search and Nomination team is hard at work sorting through the applications. Please keep them in their prayers. The timeline published for announcing the slate is the end of April. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website: https://chicagobishopsearch.org

 

ST GREGORY’S HOSTS WORLD CHANGER CAMP IN AUGUST!

Fox and Trove's popular World Changer Camp is back for its 4th summer at St. Gregory's! This wonderful kindness camp is for boys and girls from preschool - 2nd grade. Through really fun, silly, play-based games, activities and crafts, the campers will learn important social-emotional skills like kindness, empathy, emotion-regulation, mindfulness, self-calming, conflict resolution, and inclusiveness as well as how to be resilient, confident and make the world a better place in their own unique ways.  Camp runs August 3 - 7 and August 10 - 14 from 9am - noon. You can sign up for one week or both. Register now at foxandtrove.com.


 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Kathy Vincent, Rob Engelking, Marybeth, Teddy, Elliott and Greg Vernon, Zach Davis, Priscilla Condon, Chris Fardoux, Kay DeYoung, Mary DeYoung, Michele Hamilton, Mary Beth, Hoogasian Family, Bill (Buck) Roger, Bob Britt, Matthew Tarpy, Jerlyn, Richard Burke, Ron Martin, Barbara Rice, Barbara Schaper, Bev Laurell, Chanel Bazzoni, Dussias Family, Mary Katherine Jolly, Scott Davidson, Laura, Sick family member.

For the departed… David Jones.

David Jones served as Interim Rector at St. Gregory’s the year prior to The Rev. Anne Jolly’s arrival. His funeral service is tentatively scheduled for February 21, 2020, at 11:00am, at The Church of The Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Il.

 

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