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On November 15, 2017
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JIM COLLINS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MUSICAL SERVICE – NOVEMBER 19

If you are interested in bringing something for the party, call Charlene in the office (847-945-1678).

 

 

YOUTH GROUPS - THIS SUNDAY: NOVEMBER 19

The High School Youth will meet at 11:30 am in the Upper Room.  Michele Appelbaum and Leigh Stewart will be leading them in activities to include wrapping presents for the Christmas Family Basket, Bible Jeopardy, and lunch. 

The Middle School Youth will meet at 5 pm with Mother Anne and Bill Foltz.

 

ReVive CHRISTMAS BOXES DUE – NOVEMBER 28

Thank you to all who signed up to sponsor a family or senior.  By now, you are probably doing the shopping for the family members.  There are boxes in the hallway off of Founder’s Hall for you to use to pack up the gifts, and there are labels on the sign-up table for you to use on the boxes.  Please use markers when labeling the family code and box numbers.  Reminder - boxes are due at church by the end of the day, Tuesday, November 28th. 

Helpers are needed on the morning of Thursday, November 30th to help load the ReVive truck with the boxes.  If you can help, please let me know.    And if you have any questions about your family, etc, contact me.   Thanks to one and all, Marilyn Knilans 

 

THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND LEFTOVER FEAST

Our Thanksgiving worship service is Thanksgiving Day at 10am. On Sunday after Thanksgiving (26th), we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Feast! Bring your leftovers, or make something new, and let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together as a parish family! Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-thanksgiving ) or in Founder’s Hall.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE – SIGN UP NOW! - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10 am service 11 am-12 pm: initial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9 am - 11 am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum appelbaums@comcast.net.

 

WINTER DINNER PARTY - DECEMBER 2, 5 PM

The nights are dark, and the air is cold, so let’s gather for warm food and fun! Bring family, friends, and anyone who likes to eat and have fun. Dinner will be potluck, and there is a sign up in Founder’s Hall. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. Beverages (including adult) will be provided. Let’s tell jokes and funny stories, and enjoy time together. For more information, contact Jean Schwarz.

 

INTERGENERATIONAL ADVENT WREATH MAKING – DECEMBER 3

Save the date for this intergenerational favorite. More details to follow.


COMMUNITY MEALS THANKS AND NEXT TIME TO SERVE – DECEMBER 31

Many thanks to our volunteers David Jolly, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Bill and Janet Foltz and Barbara, David, Matthew and Scott Schaper for preparing and serving a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Thanks to our dessert providers Mary Keller, Debbie Welker, Lisa Halpin, Sybil TenEyck, Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton and the Foltz family.  Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 31st.   

Barb Schaper and Bill and Janet Foltz



  

7th ANNUAL FAIR TRADE GIFT BOUTIQUE – NOVEMBER 18 and 19

Saturday, November 18 • 9 am – 3 pm

Sunday, November 19 • 11:30 am – 2 pm

Christ United Methodist Church    600 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

Free Admission and High Quality Gifts & Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags, Home Decor, Baskets n More... All Proceeds support Fair Wages Artisans around the World

Enjoy a Complimentary Cup of Fair Trade Coffee

Tasty Treats from Our Bake Sale (to benefit the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center)

Fair Trade Helps to Alleviate Poverty

Fair Prices - Empowers Women

No Child Labor

Sustainable for the Earth

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Laura Baresky, Sue Mueller and Elisa Davis.

 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné.

 

For the departed…. Keith Lornelis.

 

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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On November 14, 2017
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Dear Parish Family,

At St. Gregory’s, we have been so incredibly fortunate to have Jim Collins (and his tremendous musical talent) as our Director of Music for 25 years. As we have been preparing to honor him for his ministry and the impact it has had on our entire congregation, we have also been working to ensure his legacy of musical excellence continues. The decision was simple. We are thrilled that Kathryn Duncan has agreed to be the Music Minister at St. Gregory’s!  Jim brought Kathryn to our parish five years ago as a member of our paid quartet. He saw her incredible talent, and promoted her to Assistant Director of Music. In that capacity, she has been expanding her skills, working alongside Jim in an administrative and visioning capacity. Kathryn considers St. Gregory’s her spiritual home, she has tremendous talent, and she understands the importance of excellent music to our liturgical experience. In this new ministry role, she will share her vast talents: continue assisting with music selection for liturgy, managing the paid quartet and other musicians, and will be directing the choir. While Kathryn spearheads the search for a permanent organist, she has arranged for skilled organists to play for choir rehearsal and worship.  We, along with the vestry, believe that Kathryn will take on this ministry with the joy and commitment she has given St.Gregory’s since she arrived here. We hope you will take the time to get to know her better (please read her letter to the congregation following this one), and welcome her expanded ministry among us. 

God’s Peace,

Anne B. Jolly (Rector), Jon Dutcher (Warden), Cherie Thompson (Warden)

 

Dear St. Gregory’s,

I moved to Chicago with my husband Chris about six years ago. We chose Chicago mostly on a whim (we'd been living in a tiny Idaho town and wanted an adventure!), but we've fallen in love with the cultural diversity, the vibrant music scene, and the incredible people we've met here. We currently live in Rogers Park, and love to split our free time between going to the symphony, exploring all the museums downtown, and unsuccessfully resisting the belly-rubbing demands of our dog, Dex.

I've been a musician my whole life - I grew up Mormon, so one of my earliest memories is going to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing live. I knew from that moment that I wanted to sing in a choir, and that shaped most of my schooling and extracurricular choices from grade school through college, and eventually became my career (I sing with several professional choirs now, including the Chicago Symphony Chorus). Even though I'm not Mormon anymore, sacred music has become a part of my DNA - and I've come to deeply appreciate how important it is in both weekly communal worship and in building a personal relationship with God. While music is, for me, the medium through which I find spiritual connection, I also truly believe it is one of the most restorative and empowering forces for good in the world.

When I started singing at St. Gregory's five years ago, I was overwhelmed by the genuinely welcoming and loving spirit of the entire parish. Sunday mornings very quickly stopped feeling like work and became a time I looked forward to singing with some of the most wonderful souls I'd met. In the years that followed, St. Gregory's became a spiritual home and community for me in a way I never could have expected. I am so honored to serve in this new capacity, and I look forward to making music with you all for many years to come.

Kathryn Duncan (Music Minister)



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JOIN US FOR JANE HUSH'S POTTERY SHOW IN FOUNDERS HALLl 

Friday, November 10 - 5-7 Opening Party   *   Saturday, November 11 - 10-4:30   *   Sunday, November 12 - 9-10, 11-3

Jane is selling all of her pottery in a moving sale to benefit St Gregory’s Capital Improvements. There is something for everyone on your Christmas list! Please bring your checkbook on any of the three days and be ready to shop!


GIVE A FEW HOURS TO SERVE CHRIST IN OTHERS – THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY

St. Gregory’s intentionally participates in Community Meals in Waukegan, and in PADS breakfasts at First Pres, Deerfield so that we can meet, talk with, and serve our brothers and sisters in need in our area. God meets us in our need, and in return, we meet others in theirs. This Sunday, November 12th (we meet at 12 noon and are finished by 3:30 pm), join us to serve a hot meal at the Waukegan Community Meals program. Contact Barb Schaper to sign up (bschaper7@aol.com).

This Monday (meet at 5am, done by 7am), we are invited to join the First Pres volunteers in helping with serving a warm breakfast to homeless individuals and families spending the night in their shelter. Contact Mother Anne to sign up (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

No skills necessary for either opportunity, just willingness to love your neighbor as yourself!   

 

LAKE COUNTY UNITED FALL ASSEMBLY – THIS SUNDAY 3-4:30PM

St. Gregory’s is actively working to cultivate relationships with our neighbors of other faiths, and our membership in Lake County United is one of the most important ways we do that. LCU joins congregations of many faiths to address pressing issues in our community. This Sunday, come and be a part of the conversation about how we as a community can take action on access to mental health services, affordable housing, immigration issues, and more. The assembly is at St. Paul Lutheran Church (824 N. Lewis Ave, Waukegan). 

 

JIM COLLINS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MUSICAL SERVICE – NOVEMBER 19

If you are interested in bringing something for the party, sign up in Founders Hall.

 


 

GET READY FOR THANKSGIVING WITH SMALL PUMPKINS AND PUMPKIN BREAD

Decorate your house for Thanksgiving with small pumpkins.. Pumpkins: $.50 ea. OR 10 for $4. Jean’s amazing pumpkin bread is $1 for individual loaves.. Offered while supplies last, so first come, first served!!

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEED ON NOVEMBER 19 AND 23

Would you like to donate the altar flowers for November 19, or Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23)? We need donors for each of those days! Please contact Cathy Leimbeck at cleimbeck@comcast.net or 847-541-0058. The arrangements are $45 and are billed directly to you by the florist (Swansons Blossom Shop).



 

  

THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND LEFTOVER FEAST

Our Thanksgiving worship service is Thanksgiving day at 10 am. On Sunday after Thanksgiving (26th), we will have our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Feast! Bring your leftovers, or make something new, and let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together as a parish family! Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-thanksgiving ) or in Founder’s Hall.

 

BE A PART OF BRINGING THE NATIVITY TO LIFE – SIGN UP NOW! - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant. Sign up for pageant parts is open today through Wednesday December 6th. Sign up categories include: speaking, non-speaking and instrumental.  Sign up online (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-christmas ),or sign up sheet in Founder's Hall.  Pageant rehearsals are Sunday December 10th following the 10am service 11am-12pm: initial choosing of costumes and reading of parts. Saturday, December 16th practice 9am - 11am: full dress rehearsal. This year we are also looking to mentor someone who would like to lead the Christmas pageant next year. If interested, please contact Michele Appelbaum appelbaums@comcast.net.

  

SAVE THE DATE FOR PARISH FUN – DECEMBER 2, 5PM

I don't know about you, but I think it is time for some FUN!  Founders' Hall is reserved for 5 PM on December 2nd and I suggest we have a Pot Luck dinner. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. I will bring a ham and a couple of cases of “adult juice” and my family dessert maker has promised some desserts. Bring family, friends and anyone who might be hungry. If you have a funny story or a clean joke or two bring it along. I am ready to laugh and forget the ongoing political struggles, the horrible weather and crazy shooters. Sign-up sheets will be in Founders Hall so we may know how many places to set.  Thank you!  Jean Schwarz 

 

7th ANNUAL FAIR TRADE GIFT BOUTIQUE – NOVEMBER 18 and 19

Saturday, November 18 • 9 am – 3 pm

Sunday, November 19 • 11:30 am – 2 pm

Christ United Methodist Church    600 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

Free Admission and High Quality Gifts & Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags, Home Decor, Baskets n More... All Proceeds support Fair Wages Artisans around the World

Enjoy a Complimentary Cup of Fair Trade Coffee

Tasty Treats from Our Bake Sale (to benefit the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center)

Fair Trade Helps to Alleviate Poverty

Fair Prices - Empowers Women

No Child Labor

Sustainable for the Earth   

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Laura Baresky, Mark Bauman, The Stone and McCann Families and Elisa Davis. 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné. 

For the departed…. Keith Lornelis.

 

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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SET CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – SUNDAY AT 2 AM

Don’t be late for church on Sunday - Fall BACK for Daylight Saving Time, this Sunday, November 5 at 2 AM. Remember to set clocks back one hour, or we will see you at church one hour early. J

 

GET READY FOR THANKSGIVING WITH SMALL PUMPKINS AND PUMPKIN BREAD

Decorate your house for Thanksgiving with small pumpkins and hay bales. Pumpkins: $.50 ea. OR 10 for $4. Hay bales $5 ea. Jean’s amazing pumpkin bread is $1 for individual loaf, $4 small loaf, or $10 large loaf. Both offered while supplies last, so first come, first served!!

 

YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY INVITATION - THIS WEEKEND

All are invited and encouraged to share your thoughts about our current and future youth and family ministries with Ministry Architects. On Saturday, November 4 from 11:00am-12:00pm, they will meet with any interested parishioner.

On Sunday, November 5 from 12:00pm-1:30pm, they will present their findings to all interested stakeholders. Please

RSVP for both events to Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

RED BAG SUNDAY – THIS SUNDAY

Our Red Bags on November 5 will go to the Deerfield Food Pantry.  They are in need of: canned sweet peas, canned chicken, tuna and salmon, canned beef stew, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbeque sauce, sugar, brown sugar and flour, shaving cream and deodorant. Please remember the hungry when you do your grocery shopping.

 

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEEDED ON NOVEMBER 19 AND 23

Would you like to donate the altar flowers for November 19, or Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23)? We need donors for each of those days! Please contact Cathy Leimbeck at cleimbeck@comcast.net or 847-541-0058. The arrangements are $45 and are billed directly to you by the florist (Swansons Blossom Shop).

 

DEADLINE TO SPONSOR A CHRISTMAS BASKET  - NEXT MONDAY, 11/6

There are 11 families still remaining on our sign up sheet in Founder’s Hall.  After you have signed up, I will send you the needed information and you can start shopping for your family/senior.  Baskets are due after Thanksgiving so you have plenty of time to shop. There are boxes in which to pack your gifts available in the closet off of Founder’s Hall.  In addition, labels for the boxes will be available in the near future. If you have any questions about the program, you can contact me.  Thank you, Marilyn Knilans

 

JOIN US FOR JANE HUSH'S POTTERY SHOW IN FOUNDERS HALL

Friday, November 10 - 5-7 Opening Party   *   Saturday, November 11 - 10-4:30   *   Sunday, November 12 - 9-10, 11-3

Jane is selling all of her pottery in a moving sale to benefit St Gregory’s Capital Improvements. There is something for everyone on your Christmas list! Please bring your checkbook on any of the three days and be ready to shop!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS – NOVEMBER 12

On Sunday, November 12th, it will once again be our turn to serve a hot meal at the Waukegan Community Meals program. Opportunities are available to help prepare and serve a mid-day meal.  We also are in need of desserts if you are unable to join us. We meet at 12 noon and are finished by 3:30 pm.  Please sign up in Founder’s Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Schaper (bschaper7@aol.com) or Bill and Janet Foltz.



 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR PARISH FUN – DECEMBER 2, 5PM

I don't know about you, but I think it is time for some FUN!  Founders' Hall is reserved for 5PM on December 2nd and I suggest we have a Pot Luck dinner. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. I will bring a ham and a couple of cases of “adult juice” and my family dessert maker has promised some desserts. Bring family, friends and anyone who might be hungry. If you have a funny story or a clean joke or two bring it along. I am ready to laugh and forget the ongoing political struggles, the horrible weather and crazy shooters. Sign-up sheets will be in Founders Hall so we may know how many places to set.  Thank you!  Jean Schwarz

 

THANK YOU PADS VOLUNTEERS

On Tuesday morning, October 30, several members of St. Gregory's prepared/served breakfast to about 30 guests (including several children) at the PADS shelter at First Presbyterian Church.  We would like to thank especially.

Servers:  Bob Pedersen, David Schaper, Jim Mitchell, and Synda Nelson.

Casserole Bakers:  Andrea Bozzano, Barbara Schaper, Cissy Singleton, Debbie Welker, and Sybil Ten Eyck.

Hard-boiled Egg Makers: Ana Soonthornsima and Barbara Schaper 

Our next opportunity to serve breakfast will be Monday, January 1, 2018.  What a great way to start the new year, so please be thinking about your availability to help around the holidays.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Maria Bernhardt, Ron Ralph, Joy Ralph, Laura Baresky, Mark Bauman, The Stone and McCann Families, Mark Lanigan, Doug Camarhan, and Vincent Knopp.

 Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné. 

For the departed…. Keith Korneli, Anese Klein, Newell Fowler.

 

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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PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9AM

Join us for the annual intergenerational pumpkin carving event on Sunday, October 29th. Purchase a pumpkin from the patch, and carve (or paint or draw!) your designs. Appropriately themed treats will be there too! Bring your creativity and sense of fun. We also have the opportunity to carve jack-o-lantern faces in pumpkins for the Faith In Action Volunteers clients, who have their Halloween party at St. Gregory’s on Monday. So if you don’t want to decorate a pumpkin for yourself, carve one for one of our guests.


ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE – THIS SUNDAY

If you would like to request a deceased person's name to be read at one of the two services this Sunday, and have not already placed their names on the sign up in Founder’s Hall, or have sent them to Charlene, please send an email to Deacon Scott Elliott at scott@stgregoryschurch.org, and let him know the name, which service, and the pronunciation if it's hard. Cutoff for inclusion is Friday at noon Note that everyone who is interred in the churchyard will always be named at both services. 

 

BREAKFAST FOR THE HOMELESS –THIS MONDAY, 4:30 AM TO 7:00 AM 

Help feed the homeless at First Presbyterian Church in Deerfield [FPCD]. Twice a year we are able to serve about 60 men, women, and children a hot breakfast of casseroles, fruits, and juice; and FPCD will provide coffee and tea and the ovens, plates, cups, utensils and serving pieces. Opportunities for us: serve and clean up breakfast (for early risers!) OR prepare a hardboiled eggs or a breakfast casserole ahead of time (we provide the recipe via email). Please have the fully-cooked eggs or casseroles in the St. Gregory's kitchen refrigerator by Sunday, October 29 at noon. Sign up during coffee hour or here for shift options:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-breakfast2

Recent addition and still needed: 5 dozen  hard-boiled eggs for the PADS breakfast. Please let Sarah Snyder (sesnyder67@gmail.com or 847-651-6772) know if you would be able to prepare a dozen hard-boiled eggs (please remove the shells) and have them in the church refrigerator by noon on Sunday, October 29th. 

The Mission of PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter) is to help the homeless get into stable housing. PADS Lake County is the first point of contact for the homeless in Lake County, and it is often the only hope for someone, or some families, facing a long night outdoors.

 

FAITH IN ACTION SENIOR HALLOWEEN PARTY AT ST. GREGORY’S – THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

St. Gregory’s will be hosting a party for the Faith In Action clients on Monday, October 30 at 1pm. If you would like to donate a fun Halloween treat for our guests to enjoy, contact Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org. All donations must be at church by noon on Monday.

 

YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY INVITATION

All are invited and encouraged to share your thoughts about our current and future youth and family ministries with Ministry Architects. On Saturday, November 4 from 11:00am-12:00pm, they will meet with any interested parishioner. On Sunday, November 5 from 12:00pm-1:30pm, they will present their findings to all interested stakeholders. Please RSVP for both events to Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

RED BAG SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 5

Our Red Bags on November 5 will go to the Deerfield Food Pantry.  They are in need of: canned sweet peas, canned chicken, tuna and salmon, canned beef stew, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbeque sauce, sugar, brown sugar and flour, shaving cream and deodorant. Please remember the hungry when you do your grocery shopping.

 

HOMESTRETCH FOR THE PUMPKIN PATCH!

This week and this weekend are our biggest selling days for the Pumpkin Patch, and we have many vacant shifts. If you are able to work a two-hour shift anytime from 12-6 this week, or 10-6 this weekend, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin  This is our most significant way to share hospitality with our broader community, as well as the only fundraiser for our Youth Missions. All of us have the opportunity to extend one of our greatest gifts of joy and grace to everyone who stops by the patch.

 

SIGN UP TO SPONSOR A CHRISTMAS BASKET 

The sign-up sheets to sponsor a family for a Christmas basket are now in Founder’s Hall.  There are seniors as well as families of 2, 3, 4, and 6 members.  After you have signed up, I will send you the needed information and you can start shopping for your family/senior.  Baskets are due after Thanksgiving so you have plenty of time to shop.  By sponsoring a family, you will be sharing the Christmas spirit with a family in need. There are boxes in which to pack your gifts available in the closet off of Founder’s Hall.  In addition, labels for the boxes will be available in the near future.  Note:  Any family which has not been signed up for by November 6th will be returned to the ReVive Center so they can try to find a sponsor for them.  I hope we can sponsor all those who were given to our parish.  

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact me.  Thank you, Marilyn Knilans



 

JOIN US FOR JANE HUSH’S POTTERY SHOW IN FOUNDERS HALL 

Friday, November 10 - 5-7 Opening Party.   *   Saturday, November 11 - 10-4:30   *   Sunday, November 12 - 9-10, 11-3

Jane is selling all of her pottery in a moving sale to benefit St Gregory’s Capital Improvements. There is something for everyone on your Christmas list!



 

SAVE THE DATE FOR PARISH FUN – DECEMBER 2, 5PM

I don't know about you, but I think it is time for some FUN!  Founders' Hall is reserved for 5PM on December 2nd and I suggest we have a Pot Luck dinner. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. I will bring a ham and a couple of cases of “adult juice” and my family dessert maker has promised some desserts. Bring family, friends and anyone who might be hungry. If you have a funny story or a clean joke or two bring it along. I am ready to laugh and forget the ongoing political struggles, the horrible weather and crazy shooters. Sign-up sheets will be in Founders Hall so we may know how many places to set.  Thank you!  Jean Schwarz

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS AT CHURCH

We still don't know everyone and visitors need to know our name. Remember to wear your name tag.  If you don't have one, contact  Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org  to order one.

 

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org

 

EPISCOPAL MEN’S PRE-LENTEN RETREAT – FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & 10

The 17th Annual Episcopal Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of Chicago will be held on Friday and Saturday, February. 9 and 10, 2018 at The DeKoven Center, Racine Wisconsin. The Right Reverend Matt Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, WI will be our Retreat Leader this year. He is also the former rector of St. Barnabas Church, Glen Ellyn. IL. These annual retreats are increasingly popular. Those who would like to attend should send their completed registration sheet and check right away, as last year's retreat was sold-out well before the retreat weekend. Please contact the church office for more information. 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Laura Baresky, Mark Bauman, The Stone and McCann Families, Mark Lanigan, Michele Schmidt, Doug Camarhan, Ed Vlack, Alan Rogers and Vincent Knopp. 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné. 

For the departed…. Lucille Webster, Doris Beiser, Bill Rizzo, Anese Klein, Newell Fowler.

 

 

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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RABBI KARYN KEDAR TO PREACH AND TEACH – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Rabbi Karyn Kedar is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield, and has created liturgical work which appears in the new prayer book for the Reform Movement, Mishkan T’filah. She is widely recognized as an inspiring leader, teacher, and spiritual director. She will preach at the 8 am and 10 am services, and teach on the book of Esther at the 9 am Adult Forum.

 

SIGN UP FOR PUMPKIN SALE SHIFTS TODAY!

Our Pumpkin Patch is our most significant way to share hospitality with our broader community, as well as the only fundraiser for our Youth Missions. All of us have the opportunity to extend one of our greatest gifts of joy and grace to everyone who stops by the patch. Welcome our neighbors, and share God’s grace, by working a two-hour shift in the Patch – this involves sitting at the table, greeting our guests, and recording the sales.  Sign up here for shift options:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin.   For those of you who would prefer, a signup sheet is located in Founder’s Hall also. 

 

ALL SOULS REMEMBERENCE – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

On All Soul’s Day, we read aloud the names of those loved ones who have joined with the saints in heaven. Please list your loved ones names on the sign-up sheets in Founders Hall, or send them to Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org by Monday, October 23, making sure to note at which service you prefer to have the names read, and any pronunciation notes.

 

PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9AM

Join us for the annual intergenerational pumpkin carving event on Sunday, October 29th. Purchase a pumpkin from the patch, and carve (or paint or draw!) your designs. Appropriately themed treats will be there too! Bring your creativity and sense of fun.

 

BREAKFAST FOR THE HOMELESS ON OCTOBER 30 FROM 4:30 AM TO 7:00 AM 

Help feed the homeless at First Presbyterian Church in Deerfield [FPCD]. Twice a year we are able to serve about 60 men, women, and children a hot breakfast of casseroles, fruits, and juice; and FPCD will provide coffee and tea and the ovens, plates, cups, utensils and serving pieces. Opportunities for us: serve and clean up breakfast (for early risers!) OR prepare a breakfast casserole ahead of time (we provide the recipe via email). Please have the fully-cooked casseroles in the St. Gregory's kitchen refrigerator by Sunday, October 29 at noon.  

Sign up online  (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084AA8A729A4F49-breakfast2 ) or during coffee hour. 

The Mission of PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter) is to help the homeless get into stable housing. PADS Lake County is the first point of contact for the homeless in Lake County, and it is often the only hope for someone, or some families, facing a long night outdoors.


SAYING GOOD BYE WITH GRATITUDE TO JIM COLLINS – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Jim Collins has served as Music Director at St. Gregory’s for 25 years, and on Sunday, November 19th, we will say good bye with gratitude for his ministry among us. The 10 am service will be filled with Jim’s favorite hymns, and we will all be able to say good bye and thank Jim for his ministry at a reception immediately following the service. If you would like to help with the reception, please contact Kathryn Duncan.

 If you would like to give a gift in honor of Jim Collins’ ministry at St. Gregory’s, there are two opportunities. You can contribute to a purse by writing a check to St. Gregory’s with “Jim Collins purse” in the notes line, and we will gift Jim at his reception. You may also make a gift to the Music Designated Fund at St. Gregory’s in honor of Jim’s service here, ensuring that the tremendous music legacy that Jim has established will live on. This also may be done by writing a check with “Jim Music Fund” in the notes line.


BOOK CLUB – TODAY, OCTOBER 18, 7PM

Upcoming selections for book club: October 18, “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin; November 15, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World”by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR PARISH FUN – DECEMBER 2, 5PM

I don't know about you, but I think it is time for some FUN!  Founders' Hall is reserved for 5PM on December 2nd and I suggest we have a Pot Luck dinner. If there is no luck in your pot, come and have fun anyway. I will bring a ham and a couple of cases of “adult juice” and my family dessert maker has promised some desserts. Bring family, friends and anyone who might be hungry. If you have a funny story or a clean joke or two bring it along. I am ready to laugh and forget the ongoing political struggles, the horrible weather and crazy shooters. Sign-up sheets will be in Founders Hall so we may know how many places to set.  Thank you!  Jean Schwarz

 

LAST SUNDAY’S ADULT FORUM

Two Old Testament and two New Testament Leaders discussed at last Sunday’s Adult forum:

Miriam

Miriam was the older sister of Aaron and Moses.  The prophet Micah identifies Miriam as one of the three leaders sent by God to bring Israel out of Egypt (Micah 6:4).  After the parting of the Red Sea, the Jews celebrated their escape with dancing and song.  Read about Miriam’s role in Exodus 15:19-21.

Huldah

Huldah was lived during the reign of King Josiah, a time of idol worship. The Book of the Law (likely Deuteronomy) was found and the king sends his officials, to inquire of the Lord regarding its discovery. The men seek out Huldah, a prophetess of the Lord.  Read about Huldah in 2 Kings 22.  

Priscilla

Priscilla and her husband Aquila, came to Corinth from Italy as victims of Roman persecution, not for their Christian faith but because Aquila was a Jew. They travel with Paul and help found the church in Ephesus in their home.  Read how Priscilla identifies an eloquent preacher at teaches him about Christ’s death and resurrection.  (Acts 18:24-26). 

Phoebe

Paul describes Phoebe in two verses in the Letter to the Romans, but we learn that she is deacon, a patron, and may have delivered Paul’s letter.  (Romans 16:1-2) If you want to know what the qualifications for a deacon are, read 1 Timothy 3:8-13. 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS AT CHURCH

We still don't know everyone and visitors need to know our name. Remember to wear your name tag.  If you don't have one, contact  Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org  to order one.


HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org


 


LANDSCAPING IN MADAGASCAR

Glen Tracy (parishioner of St James the Less, Northfield) is planning to return to Toliara, Madagascar in January or February 2018 to work on landscaping around the Cathedral, possibly building a rock garden and planting trees for shelter. Dates are currently flexible, depending on Glen’s travelling companions’ availability. Glen visited Toliara in January 2015, with Eric Robison from St David’s, Glenview, to work on the gardens around Bishop Todd and Rev Patsy McGregor’s home and the Diocesan Offices, making them look beautiful, inviting, and a place of peace and joy.  If you are knowledgeable about plants, digging holes, smoothing paths or simply willing to follow Glen’s instructions and work alongside the Malagasy, please contact Glen Tracy (gtracy1424@gmail.com) or Sue Babbs (suebabbs385@gmail.com) for further information. 



EPISCOPAL MEN’S PRE-LENTEN RETREAT – FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & 10

The 17th Annual Episcopal Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of Chicago will be held on Friday and Saturday, February. 9 and 10, 2018 at The DeKoven Center, Racine Wisconsin. The Right Reverend Matt Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, WI will be our Retreat Leader this year. He is also the former rector of St. Barnabas Church, Glen Ellyn. IL. These annual retreats are increasingly popular. Those who would like to attend should send their completed registration sheet and check right away, as last year's retreat was sold-out well before the retreat weekend. Please contact the church office for more information. 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Mark Bauman, The Stone and McCann Families, Mark Lanigan, The Kurokawa Family, Jenny Stadelmann, Julia Nelson, Michele Schmidt, Doug Camarhan, Ed Vlack, Alan Rogers, Vincent Knopp and David Ingram.

 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné.

 

For the departed…. Lucille Webster, Judy McCann, Liz Larson, Doris Beiser, Bill Rizzo.

 

 

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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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5PM

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at the corner of Deerfield and Wilmot (by the Pumpkin Patch!) for the Blessing of the Animals. All God’s critters are invited to receive a blessing and celebrate St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. The Pumpkins are here – so you can take pictures of you and your pet at our new photo stations in the Pumpkin Patch!

 

CROP HUNGER WALK 2017 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 12:30PM

This year’s CROP walk registration begins at 12:30 pm at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook at 3025 Walters Avenue (Northbrook). Step-off time is 1:00 pm. There is a 5K walk, and a 1K Family walk with lots of great activities for kids!

Join St. Gregory’s walking team, or donate online here: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/northbrookil/Team/View/47954/St-Gregorys-Episcopal

 

SIGN UP FOR PUMPKIN SALE SHIFTS TODAY!

We need your help! Several shifts are still unmanned! Sign up here for shift options:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin.   For those of you who would prefer, a signup sheet is located in Founder’s Hall also. 

 

RABBI KARYN KEDAR TO PREACH AND TEACH – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Rabbi Karyn Kedar is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield, and has created liturgical work which appears in the new prayer book for the Reform Movement, Mishkan T’filah. She is widely recognized as an inspiring leader, teacher, and spiritual director. She will preach at the 8 am and 10 am services, and teach on the book of Esther at the 9 am Adult Forum.

 

ALL SOULS REMEMBERENCE – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Please list your loved ones names, on the sign-up sheets in Founders Hall, or send them to Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org by Monday, October 23.

 

PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9AM

Join us for the annual intergenerational pumpkin carving event on Sunday, October 29th. Purchase a pumpkin from the patch, and carve (or paint or draw!) your designs. Appropriately themed treats will be there too! Bring your creativity and sense of fun.

 

SAYING GOOD BYE WITH GRATITUDE TO JIM COLLINS – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Jim Collins has served as Music Director at St. Gregory’s for 25 years, and on Sunday, November 19th, we will say good bye with gratitude for his ministry among us. The 10am service will be filled with Jim’s favorite hymns, and we will all be able to say good bye and thank Jim for his ministry at a reception immediately following the service. If you would like to help with the reception, please contact Kathryn Duncan. 

If you would like to give a gift in honor of Jim Collins’ ministry at St. Gregory’s, there are two opportunities. You can contribute to a purse by writing a check to St. Gregory’s with “Jim Collins purse” in the notes line, and we will gift Jim at his reception. You may also make a gift to the Music Designated Fund at St. Gregory’s in honor of Jim’s service here, ensuring that the tremendous music legacy that Jim has established will live on. This also may be done by writing a check with “Jim Music Fund” in the notes line.

 

BOOK CLUB – OCTOBER 18, 7PM

Upcoming selections for book club: October 18, “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin; November 15, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World”by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

INTERFAITH PERFORMANCE - OCTOBER 14, 7PM

Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story will be held on October 14, 7 PM, at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield on Waukegan Road. This is sponsored by the interfaith clergy group for Southeast Lake County. 

In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts.  Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths—Christian, Jewish and Muslim—to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.  Come bask in the luminous light.   

Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds beyond the cost of the performance will be given to Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS AT CHURCH

We still don't know everyone and visitors need to know our name. Remember to wear your name tag.  If you don't have one, contact  Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org  to order one.

 

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org 

 

EPISCOPAL MEN’S PRE-LENTEN RETREAT – FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & 10

The 17th Annual Episcopal Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of Chicago will be held on Friday and Saturday, February. 9 and 10, 2018 at The DeKoven Center, Racine Wisconsin. The Right Reverend Matt Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, WI will be our Retreat Leader this year. He is also the former rector of St. Barnabas Church, Glen Ellyn. IL. These annual retreats are increasingly popular. Those who would like to attend should send their completed registration sheet and check right away, as last year's retreat was sold-out well before the retreat weekend. Please contact the church office for more information. 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…Mark Lanigan, The Kurokawa Family, Jenny Stadelmann, Julia Nelson, Michele Schmidt, Doug Camarhan, Ed Vlack, Alan Rogers, Vincent Knopp and David Ingram. 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné. 

For the departed…. Judy McCann, Liz Larson

 

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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THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

This year’s pumpkin delivery is set for October 8, at 12:30pm.  New and exciting events are planned, details to follow… Volunteers will be needed to man the patch, and ALL HANDS ON DECK for the great pumpkin unloading!!

Sign up here to unload and for shift options: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin.   For those of you who would prefer, a signup sheet is located in Founder’s Hall also. 

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5PM

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at the corner of Deerfield and Wilmot (by the Pumpkin Patch!) for the Blessing of the Animals. All God’s critters are invited to receive a blessing and celebrate St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. The Pumpkins will be here – so you can take pictures of you and your pet at our new photo stations in the Pumpkin Patch!

 

CROP HUNGER WALK 2017 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 12:30PM

This year’s CROP walk registration begins at 12:30 pm at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook at 3025 Walters Avenue (Northbrook). Step-off time is 1:00 pm. There is a 5K walk, and a 1K Family walk with lots of great activities for kids! 

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 69 years of working in partnership around the world. Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $650,000 over the past thirty-two years. Last year (2016), walkers raised $33,000. In addition, the St. Peter’s Legacy Fund (Northfield) donated $58,300. From these donations, $18,300 went to Northfield Township Food Pantry, and over $4,500 went to West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  This year we will include Hunger Resource Network with our local recipients. 

Join St. Gregory’s walking team, or donate online here: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/northbrookil/Team/View/47954/St-Gregorys-Episcopal

 

RABBI KARYN KEDAR TO PREACH AND TEACH – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Rabbi Karyn Kedar is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield, and has created liturgical work which appears in the new prayer book for the Reform Movement, Mishkan T’filah. She is widely recognized as an inspiring leader, teacher, and spiritual director. She will preach at the 8 am and 10 am services, and teach on the book of Esther at the 9 am Adult Forum.

 

ALL SOULS REMEMBERENCE – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Please list your loved ones names, on the sign-up sheets in Founders Hall, or send them to Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org by Monday, October 23.

 

SAYING GOOD BYE WITH GRATITUDE TO JIM COLLINS – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Jim Collins has served as Music Director at St. Gregory’s for 25 years, and on Sunday, November 19th, we will say good bye with gratitude for his ministry among us. The 10 am service will be filled with Jim’s favorite hymns, and we will all be able to say good bye and thank Jim for his ministry at a reception immediately following the service. If you would like to help with the reception, please contact Kathryn Duncan. 

If you would like to give a gift in honor of Jim Collins’ ministry at St. Gregory’s, there are two opportunities. You can contribute to a purse by writing a check with that designation in the notes line, and we will gift Jim at his reception. You may also make a gift to the Music Designated Fund at St. Gregory’s in honor of Jim’s service here, ensuring that the tremendous music legacy that Jim has established will live on. This also may be done by writing a check with that designation in the notes line.

 

BOOK CLUB – OCTOBER 18, 7PM

Upcoming selections for book club: October 18, “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin; November 15, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World”by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

ICONOGRAPHER JOSEPH MALHAM EXHIBITION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3PM – 10PM

Joseph Malham spoke at St. Gregory’s a few years ago about his work. It's time for his annual icon exhibition in his artist's studio at St. Gregory the Great Church. Please come join us for an afternoon of icons, fellowship and the opportunity to enjoy sacred art in a beautiful setting. Food and restoratives will be served. There will be new icon panels, works on paper, prints and the debut of the new 6' Croce San Gregorio; an icon cross in the style of the 13th Century Masters. The Icon Exhibition will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL  60640. 

 

INTERFAITH PERFORMANCE - OCTOBER 14, 7PM

Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story will be held on October 14, 7 PM, at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield on Waukegan Road. This is sponsored by the interfaith clergy group for Southeast Lake County. 

In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts.  Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths—Christian, Jewish and Muslim—to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.  Come bask in the luminous light.   

Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds beyond the cost of the performance will be given to Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS AT CHURCH

We still don't know everyone and visitors need to know our name. Remember to wear your name tag.  If you don't have one, contact  Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org  to order one.

 

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org 

 

EPISCOPAL MEN’S PRE-LENTEN RETREAT – FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & 10

The 17th Annual Episcopal Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of Chicago will be held on Friday and Saturday, February. 9 and 10, 2018 at The DeKoven Center, Racine Wisconsin. The Right Reverend Matt Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, WI will be our Retreat Leader this year. He is also the former rector of St. Barnabas Church, Glen Ellyn. IL. These annual retreats are increasingly popular. Those who would like to attend should send their completed registration sheet and check right away, as last year's retreat was sold-out well before the retreat weekend. Please contact the church office for more information. 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…The Kurokawa Family, Jenny Stadelmann, Julia Nelson, Pat Beuttas, Judy McCann, Michele Schmidt, Doug Camarhan, Ed Vlack, Alan Rogers and David Ingram.

 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné.

 

For the departed…. David Kurokawa

 

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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VISUAL FAITH WORKSHOP – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 3PM TO 6PM

Learn new and creative ways of engaging scripture and exploring your faith! This intergenerational workshop is open to the community, and will be led by nationally-recognized Visual Faith coaches, Connie Denninger and Pat Maier. We will explore spiritual practices such as scripture journaling, visual prayer, and more. Connect your heart, mind, and soul to scripture! This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to a hands-on experience here at St. Gregory’s.

 

 

 

RED BAG COLLECTION –THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

Our Red Bags this month will go to the Vernon Township Food Pantry.  This month they need tuna, can chicken, pasta sauce, cereal boxes and feminine hygiene products. The pantry is always so grateful for St. Gregory’s generosity and sends their heartfelt thanks!

 

 

 

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING – NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

This year’s pumpkin delivery is set for October 8, at 12:30pm.  New and exciting events are planned, details to follow… Volunteers will be needed to man the patch, and ALL HANDS ON DECK for the great pumpkin unloading!!

Sign up here for shift options: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa8a729a4f49-pumpkin.   For those of you who would prefer, a signup sheet is located in Founder’s Hall also.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5PM

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals on the lawn at the corner of Deerfield and Wilmot (by the Pumpkin Patch!) for the Blessing of the Animals. All God’s critters are invited to receive a blessing and celebrate St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. The Pumpkins will be here – so you can take pictures of you and your pet at our new photo stations in the Pumpkin Patch!

 

 

 

CROP HUNGER WALK 2017 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 12:30PM

This year’s CROP walk registration begins at 12:30 pm at St. Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook at 3025 Walters Avenue (Northbrook). Step-off time is 1:00 pm. There is a 5K walk, and a 1K Family walk with lots of great activities for kids!

 

 

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 69 years of working in partnership around the world. Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $650,000 over the past thirty-two years. Last year (2016), walkers raised $33,000. In addition, the St. Peter’s Legacy Fund (Northfield) donated $58,300. From these donations, $18,300 went to Northfield Township Food Pantry, and over $4,500 went to West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  This year we will include Hunger Resource Network with our local recipients.

 

 

Join St. Gregory’s walking team, or donate online here: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/northbrookil/Team/View/47954/St-Gregorys-Episcopal

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB – OCTOBER 18, 7PM

Upcoming selections for book club: October 18, “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin; November 15, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

 

 

HOLY ROVER WITH LORI ERICKSON – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 3PM – 4:30PM

Lori Erickson, one of the country’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys, is doing a reading and book signing this Saturday at The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave. Chicago. Lori is a personal friend of the Dutchers, an Episcopal Deacon, and serves at the Dutcher’s son’s church in Iowa. The Dutchers love her sermons, blog, and plan to purchase the book at the event, and are very excited to hear and read her stories about holy places.  If you are interested but don't want to drive, please call (847-915-1750) and Jon and Susie can arrange a carpool from the church or Old Orchard shopping mall.

 

 

Both irreverent and devout, "Holy Rover" includes images of holy sites around the world taken by several of the nation's leading travel photographers. Travel writer, Episcopal deacon, and author of the Holy Rover blog at Patheos, Erickson is an engaging guide for pilgrims eager to take a spiritual journey. Her book describes travels that changed her life and can change yours, too. 

About the author: Lori Erickson is one of the country’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She has published more than a thousand articles in national and regional publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens, and House Beautiful. Visit: http://lorierickson.net/

 

 

 

ICONOGRAPHER JOSEPH MALHAM EXHIBITION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 3PM – 10PM

Joseph Malham spoke at St. Gregory’s a few years ago about his work. It's time for his annual icon exhibition in his artist's studio at St. Gregory the Great Church. Please come join us for an afternoon of icons, fellowship and the opportunity to enjoy sacred art in a beautiful setting. Food and restoratives will be served. There will be new icon panels, works on paper, prints and the debut of the new 6' Croce San Gregorio; an icon cross in the style of the 13th Century Masters. The Icon Exhibition will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL  60640.

 

 

 

INTERFAITH PERFORMANCE - OCTOBER 14, 7PM

Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story will be held on October 14, 7 PM, at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield on Waukegan Road. This is sponsored by the interfaith clergy group for Southeast Lake County.

 

 

In these difficult and dark times, let the power of storytelling illuminate our hearts.  Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths—Christian, Jewish and Muslim—to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.  Come bask in the luminous light.  

 

 

Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds beyond the cost of the performance will be given to Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

 

 

 

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Monetary donations can be given to St. Gregory’s to be sent as a group, or can be made individually online: www.episcopalrelief.org

 

 

 

WOMEN’S FALL GATHERING & RETREAT – OCTOBER 28 & 29   

Nurturing the Spirit – a fall women’s retreat held by the women of the Diocese of Chicago -  will be held at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Retreat Leader is The Rev. Mollie Ward, Diocese of Springfield. Women of all faiths are invited. If interested, please pick up a pamphlet in Founders Hall.


 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…The Kurokawa Family,Jenny Stadelmann, Julia Nelson, Pat Beuttas, Judy McCann, Megan Lawrence, Alexis & Beatrix, Sandra Mitchell, Claire Breyer, Michele Schmidt, Dianne Shelton, and David Ingram.

 

 

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné.

 

 

For the departed…. David Kurokawa

 

 


PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS 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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Memorial Service for David Kurokawa – Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm

David Arthur Kurokawa, 34, of Deerfield Illinois, passed away on September 19, 2017 in Groton CT of natural causes. An alumnus of Shepherd Junior High and Deerfield High School, David served his country with honor for 8 years, performing two tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom and four years at the Pentagon; he was in his final semester of college at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, majoring in English Literature. He was the beloved son of Stanley and Nuala, brother of Nicole (Clark Neily) and Patrick, and uncle of three. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, October 7 at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Deerfield at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Operation Homefront.


 

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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
7:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers