Location 815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015 Phone Number  847-945-1678 |


We invite you to experience our lively and life-giving worship. Feed your spirit through fellowship. education, and service with and for those in need. Childcare is available at all services and everyone is welcome. Come join us!


Our parishioners come from a wide variety of faith backgrounds and reflect the communities in which we live, including Deerfield, Riverwoods, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Northbrook, and Highland Park.


We find our unity in the Holy Spirit, who calls us together to be one body of Jesus Christ. We invite you not only to join us, but to strengthen our life  in Christ through your own gifts and ministries.


LENT and 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! 

Feb. 16 - March 30     Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7pm in the Church

                                    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.


Palm Sunday- 8am and 10am

March 25                  Palm Sunday is a day of transitions. We begin worship with the procession of the Palms,

                                    celebrating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We end the liturgy turning our

                                    attention to Jesus’ passion with a dramatic reading.


Monday-Wednesday in Holy Week- 7am

March 26-28             We will worship at 7am in the Chapel each of these mornings, walking towards death

                                    on the cross with Jesus.


Maundy Thursday- 7pm

March 29                  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.


Good Friday- noon and 7:30pm

March 30                  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.


Holy Saturday- 5:00pm – Easter Vigil

March 31                  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.


Easter – 8am and 10am

April 1                        We will celebrate Christ’s resurrection with joyful worship including special music (at

                                    10am). After the 10am, there will be a reception with festive beverages, and an egg hunt!