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RED BAG SUNDAY IS AUGUST 6

Our August 6 "Feed the Hungry" red bags go to Vernon Township.  They are in need of oral hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, cereal, easy to open soups and canned fruits, cookies - as special treats - and, of course, gift cards for grocery stores.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS – AUGUST 20 AT 10:00AM

We will kick off the school and church program year on Sunday, August 20th at the 10:00a service with a special blessing of the backpacks, briefcases, and other school or work bags. We will bless teachers, students, and other learners as they embark on the new year. This special event helps children see that they and their lives are important to the church, and reminds us all that God is with us at school, or work, or wherever we spend our time during the week. Plus, in St. Gregory’s style, there will be special treats and snacks! Come that Sunday, bring your backpacks and bags, and bring some supplies to help teachers and students at Greenwood Elementary School (Janet Foltz works there):

Markers, Gluesticks, Pencils, Crayons, or Copy Paper

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH ST. GREG – AUGUST 27 AT 10:00AM

Formerly Mass in the Grass, Sunday in the Park with St. Greg is a fun time of worship, food, and games in Mitchell Park. We invite the community to join us in this beautiful community gathering area for food, worship, and fun. The Youth Commission is hard at work planning our activities, and more information will be coming about how we can bring food for the cookout. Mark your calendars now, and invite friends and family for this all-ages day of fun.

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

On Wednesday, August 16, we will be discussing Madame President by Nicolle Wallace and Madam President by William Hazelgrove. 

On behalf of everyone who attended the book club meeting on Wednesday evening I want to thank Gail Bozzano for joining us for our discussion. It was a special evening with a meaningful exchange not only about her book SUPPOSING SHE DREAMED THIS but also about her experiences as a writer. The comment heard repeatedly was how we all look forward to reading her next book. Thank you again Gail. It was delightful!

 

COMMUNITY MEALS  THANKS THE YOUTH GROUP FOR SERVING

Thanks to the Youth Group for providing volunteers for the soup kitchen.  Youth volunteers/leaders included Eddie, Warren, Vivian and Donald Esgar, Cate Ariano, Luke Hernandez, Kristin Hill and friend Maddy, Ross Peacock, Bret Chandler and Ida Butler.  Sybil TenEyck, Janet and Bill Foltz and Matthew, Scott and Barb Schaper provided supervision. Thank you to all the bakers/purchasers of desserts: Sybil, Cissy Singleton, Dorothy Collins, Mary Keller, Debbie Welker, Karen Nicholas, Lauren Hill, Phoebe Caldwell, Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton, the Schapers and whoever else donated desserts without a name on them. 

Our next turn to serve is Sunday, September 17. 

Thanks,  Barb Schaper and Bill and Janet Foltz

 

SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org). 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Stan Koy, Melissa Hish-Morrical, Sandra Mitchell, Peggy Whitten, Megan Lawrence, Michiko Uyeda , Michele Schmidt and Dan Dorsey. 

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

For the departed…

 


PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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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JULY 23 SERVICE

Please join us on July 23, as The Rev. Meredith Woods Potter will be celebrating and preaching.  Holy Eucharist will be offered at both services.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEEDS BAKERS ON JULY 23

St. Gregory's youth will be participating in this month's Community Meals.  We are in need of people to donate baked goods.  Please sign up on the sheet on the table by the pass-through in Founders Hall and bring the baked goods to the church prior to the 10 am service and leave them in the kitchen. 

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

Join us as we read and discuss the following books this summer. All meetings are held at St. Gregory’s at 7:00 pm.

TODAY - July 19 - We will have the pleasure of having Gail Bozzano, author and St. Gregory’s member, join us to discuss her book Supposing She Dreamed This.

August 16 - Madame President by Nicolle Wallace

September 20 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

RED BAG SUNDAY IS AUGUST 6

Our August 6 "Feed the Hungry" red bags go to Vernon Township.  They are in need of oral hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, cereal, easy to open soups and canned fruits, cookies - as special treats - and, of course, gift cards for grocery stores.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS – AUGUST 20 AT 10:00AM

We will kick off the school and church program year on Sunday, August 20th at the 10:00a service with a special blessing of the backpacks, briefcases, and other school or work bags. We will bless teachers, students, and other learners as they embark on the new year. This special event helps children see that they and their lives are important to the church, and reminds us all that God is with us at school, or work, or wherever we spend our time during the week. Plus, in St. Gregory’s style, there will be special treats and snacks! Come that Sunday, bring your backpacks and bags, and bring some supplies to help teachers and students at Greenwood Elementary School (Janet Foltz works there):

Markers, Gluesticks, Pencils, Crayons, or Copy Paper

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH ST. GREG – AUGUST 27 AT 10:00AM

Formerly Mass in the Grass, Sunday in the Park with St. Greg is a fun time of worship, food, and games in Mitchell Park. We invite the community to join us in this beautiful community gathering area for food, worship, and fun. The Youth Commission is hard at work planning our activities, and more information will be coming about how we can bring food for the cookout. Mark your calendars now, and invite friends and family for this all-ages day of fun.

 

SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org). 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Dick Jacobson, Ken White, Ray Shoreland, The Ives Family, Michiko Uyeda, Michele Schmidt, Dan Dorsey and Melissa Hish-Morrical. 

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

For the departed…  Ken Schultz and Nancy Quetschke.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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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JULY 23 SERVICE

Please join us on July 23, as The Rev. Meredith Woods Potter will be celebrating and preaching.  Holy Eucharist will be offered at both services.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEEDS BAKERS ON JULY 23

St. Gregory's youth will be participating in this month's Community Meals.  We are in need of people to donate baked goods.  Please sign up on the sheet on the table by the pass-through in Founders Hall and bring the baked goods to the church prior to the 10 am service and leave them in the kitchen. 

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

Join us as we read and discuss the following books this summer. All meetings are held at St. Gregory’s at 7:00 pm.

TODAY - July 19 - We will have the pleasure of having Gail Bozzano, author and St. Gregory’s member, join us to discuss her book Supposing She Dreamed This.

August 16 - Madame President by Nicolle Wallace

September 20 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

RED BAG SUNDAY IS AUGUST 6

Our August 6 "Feed the Hungry" red bags go to Vernon Township.  They are in need of oral hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, cereal, easy to open soups and canned fruits, cookies - as special treats - and, of course, gift cards for grocery stores.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS – AUGUST 20 AT 10:00AM

We will kick off the school and church program year on Sunday, August 20th at the 10:00a service with a special blessing of the backpacks, briefcases, and other school or work bags. We will bless teachers, students, and other learners as they embark on the new year. This special event helps children see that they and their lives are important to the church, and reminds us all that God is with us at school, or work, or wherever we spend our time during the week. Plus, in St. Gregory’s style, there will be special treats and snacks! Come that Sunday, bring your backpacks and bags, and bring some supplies to help teachers and students at Greenwood Elementary School (Janet Foltz works there):

Markers, Gluesticks, Pencils, Crayons, or Copy Paper

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH ST. GREG – AUGUST 27 AT 10:00AM

Formerly Mass in the Grass, Sunday in the Park with St. Greg is a fun time of worship, food, and games in Mitchell Park. We invite the community to join us in this beautiful community gathering area for food, worship, and fun. The Youth Commission is hard at work planning our activities, and more information will be coming about how we can bring food for the cookout. Mark your calendars now, and invite friends and family for this all-ages day of fun.

 

SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org). 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Dick Jacobson, Ken White, Ray Shoreland, The Ives Family, Michiko Uyeda, Michele Schmidt, Dan Dorsey and Melissa Hish-Morrical. 

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

For the departed…  Ken Schultz and Nancy Quetschke.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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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JULY 16 AND JULY 23 SERVICES

Please join us on July 16, as The Rev. Carol Reese, Chaplain at Stoger Hospital will be preaching. On July 23, The Rev. Meredith Woods Potter will be preaching. 

 

COMMUNITY MEALS NEEDS BAKERS ON JULY 23

St. Gregory's youth will be participating in this month's Community Meals.  We are in need of people to donate baked goods.  Please sign up on the sheet on the table by the pass-through in Founders Hall and bring the baked goods to the church prior to the 10 am service and leave them in the kitchen. 

 

DONOR NEEDED FOR JULY 30 ALTAR FLOWRS

Would you like to donate the altar flowers for July 30? If so, please contact Cathy Leimbeck at cleimbeck@comcast.net, or 847-541-0058. The flowers are $45, and the florist bills you directly.

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

Join us as we read and discuss the following books this summer. All meetings are held at St. Gregory’s at 7:00 pm.

July 19 - We will have the pleasure of having Gail Bozzano, author and St. Gregory’s member, join us to discuss her book Supposing She Dreamed This.

August 16 - Madame President by Nicolle Wallace

September 20 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS – AUGUST 20 AT 10:00 AM

We will kick off the school and church program year on Sunday, August 20th at the 10:00a service with a special blessing of the backpacks, briefcases, and other school or work bags. We will bless teachers, students, and other learners as they embark on the new year. This special event helps children see that they and their lives are important to the church, and reminds us all that God is with us at school, or work, or wherever we spend our time during the week. Plus, in St. Gregory’s style, there will be special treats and snacks! Come that Sunday, bring your backpacks and bags, and bring some supplies to help teachers and students at Greenwood Elementary School (Janet Foltz works there):

Markers, Gluesticks, Pencils, Crayons, or Copy Paper

 

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH ST. GREG – AUGUST 27 AT 10:00 AM

Formerly Mass in the Grass, Sunday in the Park with St. Greg is a fun time of worship, food, and games in Mitchell Park. We invite the community to join us in this beautiful community gathering area for food, worship, and fun. The Youth Commission is hard at work planning our activities, and more information will be coming about how we can bring food for the cookout. Mark your calendars now, and invite friends and family for this all-ages day of fun.

 

SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

  

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially…  Bob Smith, Dick Jacobson, Ken White, Ray Shoreland, The Ives Family.

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

 For the departed… John Stover, Don DePhillips, Ken Schultz, Nancy Quetschke,  Gabby Ives.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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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YOUTH GROUP @ SIX FLAGS THIS SUNDAY!

On July 9 the St. Gregory's Youth are going to Six Flags!  We'll meet at the church at 8 am for worship, leave at 9:15 am, and leave the park at 4:30 pm.  If you are planning on coming along please let Bret Chandler know (bretyouthminister@gmail.com). Tickets are $25 per person.  

 

MOTHER ANNE IS GOING ON VACATION

Mother Anne will be out of the country July 10th-July 23rd. During this time, Mother Meredith will be on call for any pastoral emergencies. The priest on call is easily available by calling the main church number, and selecting priest on call. During the day, Charlene Vanderhulst, our Parish Administrator, will be in the office as usual. Please pray for the Jollys as they travel!

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

Join us as we read and discuss the following books this summer. All meetings are held at St. Gregory’s at 7:00 pm.

July 19 - We will have the pleasure of having Gail Bozzano, author and St. Gregory’s member, join us to discuss her book Supposing She Dreamed This.

August 16 - Madame President by Nicolle Wallace

September 20 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

CPR CLASSES THIS SUMMER

Last year we held several CPR classes and we tripled the number of St. Gregory's members who now know how to perform this life saving process.  John Welker will coordinate everything with the Deerfield Fire Department and set up more classes for us this summer. Ushers are especially encouraged to attend. If you are interested please email John at john.welker@comcast.net or sign up on the sheet in Founder's Hall.  If you have been previously certified, check your card's expiration date and recertify if necessary.   If you were unable to schedule yourself for the class last year, please sign up again.   Once we have a minimum of 8 students he will work on setting up a class date.  

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Nancy Quetschke, Michiko Uyeda, Barry Potter, Ed and Linda Heeth, Amy Bloomquist, The Weaver Family, The Leitz family, Mike and Bob Wilson, Nancy and Sarah Roofing, The Manigan Family, Nancy Wackerlin, Norma Lindsay, Bob Smith, Ray Shoreland, Dick Jacobson, Ken White, The Ives Family, Kathy Seghers.  

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

For the departed... Danielle Dellerson Hayes, John Stover, Don DePhillips, Gabby Ives. 

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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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RED BAG SUNDAY IS JULY 2

Our Red Bags on July 2 will go to the Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  Historically, food donations diminish in the summer, but hunger and need continues on all year.   The pantry is always in need of canned chicken, cereal, the smaller bottles of laundry detergent, regular size bottles of shampoo and conditioner and grocery gift cards. If you are planning to be away on July 2, please drop your red bag off at church sometime the week before.

 

YOUTH GROUP @ SIX FLAGS ON JULY 9!

On July 9 the St. Gregory's Youth are going to Six Flags!  We'll meet at the church at 8 am for worship, leave at 9:15 am, and leave the park at 4:30 pm.  If you are planning on coming along please let Bret Chandler know (bretyouthminister@gmail.com). Tickets are $25 per person.  

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

Join us as we read and discuss the following books this summer. All meetings are held at St. Gregory’s at 7:00 pm.

July 19 - We will have the pleasure of having Gail Bozzano, author and St. Gregory’s member, join us to discuss her book Supposing She Dreamed This.

August 16 - Madame President by Nicolle Wallace

September 20 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

CPR CLASSES THIS SUMMER

Last year we held several CPR classes and we tripled the number of St. Gregory's members who now know how to perform this life saving process.  John Welker will coordinate everything with the Deerfield Fire Department and set up more classes for us this summer. Ushers are especially encouraged to attend. If you are interested please email John at john.welker@comcast.net or sign up on the sheet in Founder's Hall.  If you have been previously certified, check your card's expiration date and recertify if necessary.   If you were unable to schedule yourself for the class last year, please sign up again.   Once we have a minimum of 8 students he will work on setting up a class date.

 

PLAY BRIDGE AND HAVE FUN WITH ST. GREGORY’S

Do you enjoy playing bridge?  Would you like to get to know some of your fellow St. Gregory's members?  Come join either or both of our bridge groups.  The evening group meets on the second Friday of the month at 7pm at member's homes.  We usually play from September to June.  The afternoon group meets on Wednesdays at 1pm throughout the year, also at member's homes.  Both groups are welcoming and fun. Ask Barb Schaper, Sybil TenEyck or Meredith Potter for more information when you see them at church or contact them by email. (Barb Schaper at bschaper7@aol.com, Sybil TenEyck at syblyle@gmail.com or Meredith Potter at meredithpotter@comcast.net)  We look forward to talking to you!

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Michiko Uyeda, Barry Potter, Ed and Linda Heeth, Amy Bloomquist, The Weaver Family, The Leitz family, Mike and Bob Wilson, Nancy and Sarah Roofing, The Manigan Family, Nancy Wackerlin, Norma Lindsay, Bob Smith and Ray Shoreland. 

 

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

For the departed, Danielle Dellerson, Mike Manigan

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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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SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

CPR CLASSES THIS SUMMER

Last year we held several CPR classes and we tripled the number of St. Gregory's members who now know how to perform this life saving process.  John Welker will coordinate everything with the Deerfield Fire Department and set up more classes for us this summer. Ushers are especially encouraged to attend. If you are interested please email John at john.welker@comcast.net or sign up on the sheet in Founder's Hall.  If you have been previously certified, check your card's expiration date and recertify if necessary.   If you were unable to schedule yourself for the class last year, please sign up again.   Once we have a minimum of 8 students he will work on setting up a class date.

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR LOLLY SLINGERLAND

The Slingerland family will be honoring the life of Lolly at The Curragh Irish Pub on Saturday, June 24, 11 -2 pm. The Pub is located in The Glen Tower, 1800 Tower Drive, Glenview. All are invited.

 

ATTENTION CURSILLISTAS

There will be an Ultreya on Sunday, June 25 from 2:00-5:00 pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 218 Somonauk Street, Sycamore IL.  We will gather to say goodbye to Renee and Steve Dowe, long time members of the Cursillo community from Galena, who are moving to England.  For more information contact Anneliese Masco 630-846-2525.  Please bring a dish to pass.

 

PLAY BRIDGE AND HAVE FUN WITH ST. GREGORY’S

Do you enjoy playing bridge?  Would you like to get to know some of your fellow St. Gregory's members?  Come join either or both of our bridge groups.  The evening group meets on the second Friday of the month at 7pm at member's homes.  We usually play from September to June.  The afternoon group meets on Wednesdays at 1pm throughout the year, also at member's homes.  Both groups are welcoming and fun. Ask Barb Schaper, Sybil TenEyck or Meredith Potter for more information when you see them at church or contact them by email. (Barb Schaper at bschaper7@aol.com, Sybil TenEyck at syblyle@gmail.com or Meredith Potter at meredithpotter@comcast.net)  We look forward to talking to you!

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

Join us as we read and discuss the following books this summer. All meetings are held at St. Gregory’s at 7:00 pm.

June 21 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult for June 21st. 

July 19 - We will have the pleasure of having Gail Bozzano, author and St. Gregory’s member, join us to discuss her book Supposing She Dreamed This.

August 16 - Madame President by Nicolle Wallace

September 20 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Michiko Uyeda, Barry Potter, Ed and Linda Heeth, Amy Bloomquist, The Weaver Family, The Leitz family, Mike and Bob Wilson, Nancy and Sarah Roofing, The Manigan Family, Nancy Wackerlin, Norma Lindsay, Lynn Meyer and Bob Smith. 

 

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

 

For the departed         Mike Manigan and Lolly Slingerland.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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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St. Gregory’s Radiates God’s Grace, Equipping All People to Change the World.

Several months ago, the entire parish was invited to participate in discussion sessions to help create our new Mission Statement, and then to begin discernment on how we are called to live this out. The vestry has been in prayer and conversation about the results of these sessions, and other developments in our congregational life, and this week made two decisions that create both space and need to take the next step towards determining how God is calling St. Gregory’s to put our faith in action in our community and the world.

1.    St. Gregory’s has, for some time, tithed (given 10%) of our operating budget to ministry in the community and the world. This commitment to those outside the walls of our parish is a fundamental part of living our faith in the world. The vestry, in consultation with outside organizations, has voted to establish a new Faith in Action team to lead the effort in discerning where and how God is calling us to use our energy and resources. This will involve coordinating parish listening sessions, as well as exploring community needs. During this time of discernment, we will set aside our tithe so that we will have enough resources to fund the ministries God calls us to. This will be an exciting and energizing process. If you are interested in serving on the new Faith in Action discernment team, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

2.    St. Gregory’s Preschool has been an outstanding program in the Deerfield community for over a decade. Parent feedback is unanimously positive, and this program has loved, supported, and prepared children for Kindergarten. Debbie Ham-Bolger, who has been the director for 11 years, created a classroom environment that was without compare. We have served dozens of children in the community who couldn’t otherwise have received a preschool education. Despite the excellence of the program, the preschool has struggled to find its financial footing all along. While no money came from the Operating Budget, the preschool has been supported by missions funding, and from parishioner’s individual contributions through fundraisers. In the meantime, the market has shifted to desire full day programming for the majority of families. Because of the significant annual deficit, and the tremendous cost to upgrade facilities to provide full day programming, the vestry has voted to close the preschool, effective immediately. The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry are passionate about the joy and life this preschool brought, and have worked very hard to find a way to keep it open. While this is absolutely the right financial decision, it was a very hard one to make because of the people and families impacted by the closing.

Even as we mourn the loss of our teachers, the program, and the children who filled our halls and rooms, we can look with hope and anticipation to what God is calling us towards....where we may be called to shine God's light to others in new and vibrant ways. It is our prayer, that with God's grace and strength (and our patience, prayer, listening, and working together) will give way to a fullness of ministry that comes out of our new Faith in Action team and their listening to God speak through the congregation and the community.

The vestry is available to discuss these decisions, and the plans for the Faith in Action team with anyone who has questions. Each parishioner is invited to pray for St. Gregory’s discernment process: that we will see where God is calling us to shine God’s light.

God’s Peace,

 

The Rev. Anne B Jolly                                                              Mr. Jon Dutcher

Rector                                                                                     Sr. Warden

 

 


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FUNERAL SERVICE FOR CELIA FOLTZ

 

Funeral Services will be held at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church,

for Celia Foltz on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 3:00 pm.


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SUNDAY FORUM: SUMMER LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday throughout the summer we will be studying passages in Scripture from the Lectionary.  Join us on Sunday at 9 am in Founders Hall to reflect and discuss Scripture together. This week, Scott Elliot will be our leader and suggests you look at Genesis and Psalm 116 (Track 1), Romans 5 and Matthew 9. Please feel free to bring other translations so the group can compare. 

http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp6_RCL.html  

 

HELP OTHERS AND PROMOTE ST. GREGORY’S – SATURDAY, JUNE 24

The last Saturday in every month, June-September, St. Gregory’s will help give out fresh food and produce to people in need. The Interfaith Clergy group in the Deerfield area sponsors a ministry called Gleanings, where we set up tables towards the end of the Deerfield Farmer’s Market time, and all of the vendors at the market contribute to the table. Individuals and families know to come to the Gleanings table to get free food. This is a great opportunity for friends and/or families to minister to the community, enjoy the outdoors, and let others know how wonderful our parish is! Please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org) if you can help on Saturday: June 24, July 29, August 26, or September 30.

 

A PRAYGROUND IS COMING!!

No, that’s not a typo! St. Gregory’s is getting a Prayground in our chapel. The Prayground will be an area in the Chapel, defined by an oriental rug, which is specifically set aside for young children during worship. It will have a small table and chairs, quiet books and activities that help children learn to worship, and a glider (or rocker) or two for mothers. We will also have some floor pillows, and a baby gym. This space, along with designated activity bags for children of all ages, is a way to welcome families and let children know that corporate worship is just as much for them as it is for adults. If you are interested in joining Suzanne Francis and Amy Call in creating this wonderful new space, please contact Mother Anne (anne@stgregoryschurch.org).

 

BOOK CLUB SUMMER READING

Join us as we read and discuss the following books this summer. All meetings are held at St. Gregory’s at 7:00 pm.

June 21 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult for June 21st. 

July 19 - We will have the pleasure of having Gail Bozzano, author and St. Gregory’s member, join us to discuss her book Supposing She Dreamed This.

August 16 - Madame President by Nicolle Wallace

September 20 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

 

ATTENTION CURSILLISTAS

There will be an Ultreya on Sunday, June 25 from 2:00-5:00 pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 218 Somonauk Street, Sycamore IL.  We will gather to say goodbye to Renee and Steve Dowe, long time members of the Cursillo community from Galena, who are moving to England.  For more information contact Anneliese Masco 630-846-2525.  Please bring a dish to pass.

 

PLAY BRIDGE AND HAVE FUN WITH ST. GREGORY’S

Do you enjoy playing bridge?  Would you like to get to know some of your fellow St. Gregory's members?  Come join either or both of our bridge groups.  The evening group meets on the second Friday of the month at 7pm at member's homes.  We usually play from September to June.  The afternoon group meets on Wednesdays at 1pm throughout the year, also at member's homes.  Both groups are welcoming and fun. Ask Barb Schaper, Sybil TenEyck or Meredith Potter for more information when you see them at church or contact them by email. (Barb Schaper at bschaper7@aol.com, Sybil TenEyck at syblyle@gmail.com or Meredith Potter at meredithpotter@comcast.net)  We look forward to talking to you!


GROVERS SUMMER SOCIAL EVENT

Jim Swager playing with the Power Chord Band at Dover Straits restaurant. A fun time was had by all!


 


PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… The Foltz Family, Gordy Thompson, Michiko Uyeda, Barry Potter, Ed and Linda Heeth, Amy Bloomquist, The Weaver Family, Gerald Lietz, the Leitz family, Mike and Bob Wilson, Nancy and Sarah Roofing.

 

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

 

For the departed         Carlson Gerdau and JoAnn Lietz.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 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
7:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers