MADAGASCAR ADULT FORUM THISSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 10:10 AM
Jean and Meredith and Sarah and I will present our initial report to the Parish with a multi-media extravaganza!
(And later in the fall we hope to have an evening presentation with lots more.)
IN JUST TWO WEEKS! ST. GREGORY'S BEST PARTY OF THE YEAR!
Have you bought your Preschool Dinner and Auction tickets yet? Only $30 nowand $40 at the door!
Double your fun by helping to run the event— please sign up as one of the Pig Pullers or Kitchen Assistants or Check-In Welcomers or Silent Action Assistants or Live Auction Recorders or Cleanup artists!
Check out the sign-up sheets outside the Parish Office!
Your $30 ticket includes our great Pig Roast Feast, Silent Auction Baskets, Live Auction, and Ac•Rock— www.acrock.com!
Here are the latest Basket Donations—
Dental, from Preschool Parents Brian and Elise Adley
Lessons, from Susan Lowman and Village Music Store
Nook?, from Preschool Board Member and Parent Elise Adley
Quick Breads—Two Ways, from Catherine Martin
Vestry Social, from the Vestry's Social Committee
Workout, from Preschool Parent and Board Member Kristin Jackson
"The ChuchYard at St. Gregory's" Giclée, from Carolann George (who signed and framed her giclée print).
And here are the two latest Live Auction Offerings—
1. S. KATHY CHRISTENSON MEMORIAL — DAY OF SAILING ON LAKE MICHIGAN
This exciting offering consists of an afternoon of sailing for 4 people on my Catalina 34' sailboat, Intuition, on Lake Michigan, moored at Reefpoint Marina, Racine WI.
Included in this sailing adventure is approximately 4 hours of sailing, snacks, boat drinks while sailing, a cocktail and appetizer happy hour, and a fine dinner prepared by the captain and crew.
Relax and stay on board Intuition for the evening sunset.
The event begins around 1 PM and concludes around 10 PM.
The day of sail will be held on an agreed upon date, with Saturday being the preferred day of the week.
Offered by Kevin Christenson
2. GOLF AND LUNCH AT THE GLEN VIEW CLUB IN GOLF, ILLINOIS
Golf and Lunch at the Glen View Club for 4, including greens fees and caddies.
Offered by Nancy and Mike Nervick
Can't make it to the Auction because you'll be away? Buy a bunch of Raffle Tickets!
JOIN THE PARISH SHARE BOARD IN FOUNDERS HALL!
All you need to do is give me a little information, and email me your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's what we'd like to know: Name; Your Ministry in the Parish; Latest news or updates on your hobbies, ministry, interests; and Something You Might Not Know About Me . . .
Let's get everyone in the parish to participate! Help by encouraging everyone in your ministry to participate.
This is a wonderful way to welcome new babies, new families, and learn more about long-standing members.
There is also a box with blank forms and thumbtacks under the Share Board in Founders Hall so you can add your information and photo at any time.
COMMUNITY MEALS THANK YOU!
Link past Sunday, volunteers prepared a served lunch at the Waukegan Soup Kitchen.
Thanks to Peggi Adams, Janet and Bill Foltz, Sue Koy, Cathy Leimbeck, Synda Nelson, Ruth Reichenbach, Barbara, Matthew, and Scott Schaper, Don Swager, Sybil TenEyck, and Joe Tross.
Thanks to the Foltz's, TenEycks, Scott and Elizabeth Hamilton, Karen Nicholas, the Phoebe and Don Caldwell, and the Schapers, who contributed desserts.
Our next turn to serve is Sunday, November 30th, which is the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Barb Schaper and Janet and Bill Foltz
THIS SUNDAY: ST. GREGORY'S AND HOLY CROSS' JOINT CAREER RENEWAL MINISTRY
Event: Free Job Search Assistance (our website:www.careerrenewal.org)
Time: Sunday, September 21, 10:15AM till Noon
Location: Holy Cross Church Community Room, 724 Elder Lane Deerfield, IL 60015
We are a group of 30 volunteer advisors who provide free one-on-one assistance to help individuals navigate the job search maze.
Established in 1986, Career Renewal has assisted more than 1000 people by walking with them through every step in the process.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 6-10 PM: CATHEDRAL COUNSELING CENTER'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA— WITH A NICHOLS CONNECTION!
"We're featuring entertainment by the Northern Trust Exceptions— a chance to see my husband Dale as a rock star! We'd love to have a group from St. Gregory's join us at the Chicago Cultural Center." Nancy Nichols
Would you like to go and represent St. Gregory's? Call me by this Sunday for free tickets! Bill Roberts
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2:00 PM: JIM'S AND MIKE'S WEDDING
Please RSVP on the sign-up sheet opposite the Parish Office, or call Charlene in the Parish Office to add your name.
PREPARE FOR THE PUMPKINS!
Our annual Youth Fundraiser Pumpkin Patch is coming up!
A whole truck load of pumpkins is coming to St. Gregory's on Oct. 10 at 4:30 pm and we need YOU--yes every one of you at St. Gregory's--to come out and help unload.
Last year we had a fantastic turnout and were able to unload 2,000 pumpkins in a little over two hours.
I think we can match that record this year!
We'll have pizza and drinks ready for everybody. So come out, bring your friends and your neighbors, and unload the pumpkins!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 8:30 AM – 2:15 PM: PARISH SPIRITUAL RETREAT
We are delighted that the Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, is hosting us again, and Creative Planners is catering again!
More information in next week's Newsletter. The Spiritual Growth Team
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:10 AM: PUMPKIN DECORATING EVENT!
Join us for our annual fun-filled and creative All-Parish Intergenerational Experience.
GET READY FOR ANOTHER DIALOGUE SERMON THIS SUNDAY!
For each passage ask yourself these questions, and bring your answers to the 8, 9, or 11 o'clock Practice:
1. Is there anything in this passage I don't like or that troubles me?
2. Where does this passage touch my life today?
3. What intrigues me?
4. How do I feel after reading this passage?
5. How is God inviting me to change?
For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again. Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God's doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well-- since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
Jesus said, "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, `You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.' So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o'clock, he did the same. And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, `Why are you standing here idle all day?' They said to him, `Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, `You also go into the vineyard.' When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, `Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.' When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, `These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' But he replied to one of them, `Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?' So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
In your prayers this week, please remember the sick, especially Don Pearson, Jennifer Peterson, Yvette Carlson, Richard Babcock, Barbara Schaper, Steve Flanders, Joan Challingsworth, Mark Baker, Mary Herlocker, Marcia Bazzoni, George Furbush, and Judy McCann; and
our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and their leader, Dean Donné, the Church in South Sudan and Bishop Joseph and Mother Alice; and the people and clergy of St. Mary's, Napa, CA, recovering from the earthquake, and
for the faithful departed, especially Albert Voelz.