MASS OF THE RESURRECTION FOR HANNAH MOSS THIS SATURDAY AT 1:30 PM
The daughter of parishioners Bill and Barbara Leech, Hannah will be buried next to her parents in our Churchyard.
GET READY FOR ANOTHER DIALOGUE SERMON THIS SUNDAY!
1. What did you learn?
2. What mired or inspired, depressed or impressed you?
3. How is God inviting you to change?
1 Samuel 3:1-10:
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was. Then the LORD called, "Samuel! Samuel!" and he said, "Here I am!" and ran to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call; lie down again." So he went and lay down. The LORD called again, "Samuel!" Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call, my son; lie down again." Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him. The LORD called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, 'Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the LORD came and stood there, calling as before, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth." Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!" Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, MEREDITH POTTER PRESENTS AT THE ADULT FORUM
Join us at 10:10 am when Meredith will present a "Report of Health Care Survey Findings: Some surprises and future initiatives for Lake County United."
Many of you will remember taking this survey, as did many others throughout Lake County, thanks in large part to Meredith's canvassing of organizations willing to make the survey available as widely as possible.
ALSO THIS SUNDAY, 10:15 AT HOLY CROSS— LOOKING FOR A JOB? WE CAN HELP!
Join us for Career Renewal (www.careerrenewal.org), a joint ministry of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church and Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church.
Get an experienced and dedicated advisor to support and guide you successfully to your next career opportunity. Bring your resume—There is no fee for participation
The 62nd Annual Meeting of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church will be Sunday, January 25, 2015, beginning with the Nine O' Clock Service, for the purpose of reviewing the Spiritual and Temporal Condition of the Parish, and for the election of Wardens, Vestry, Diocesan Convention and Deanery Chapter Delegates, and members of the Parish Nominating Committee.
Continuing Vestry Resolution Concerning the Annual Meeting
"The Rector shall publish the voter eligibility requirements and qualifications for election of Wardens and Vestrymen in the Newsletter, stating that nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting under the following conditions:
"(a) The Rector, as Chairman, shall determine the eligibility of any nominees from the floor, as outlined in the Constitution at the time of the nomination. "(b) The nominee shall indicate his willingness to serve if elected at the time of the nomination, if present, or express such intent in a previously written statement, if not present— said statement to be presented to the Chairman at the time of the nomination.
"General Qualifications: Communicants in good standing: faithful in corporate worship and in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God; 17 years old and a voting member of the parish for one year.
"Voter Eligibility: Baptized persons age 16 or older; who regularly attend the Public Services of the Church in this Parish; are recognized as members by the Rector and at least one of the Wardens; whose names appear on the Treasurer's books as contributors for at least six months prior to the Annual Meeting, it being understood that the pledge or obligation for such contributions shall have been incurred prior to the said six months; and declare their willingness to conform to the Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of the Church."
The Parish Nominating Committee will submit the following slate for election:
For one-year terms as Wardens: Jon Dutcher and Cherie Thompson.
For three-year terms on the Vestry: Jim Millspaugh to succeed Jim Swager, Annette Baez to succeed Michele Appelbaum, Marty Esgar to succeed Ron Falbe, and Sarah Snyder to succeed Pat Auch.
For two-year terms on the Standing Parish Nomination Committee: Julie Ann Ariano to succeed Sara Lemrise and Andrea Bozzano to succeed Mike Hill.
Two Delegates to the Diocesan Convention and Deanery Chapter meetings are elected directly at the Annual Meeting: Susan Zint and Bret Chandler.
Position descriptions are posted on the Bulletin Board next to the Rector's Office.
BOOK CLUB NEWS
The Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 21st to discuss Benediction by Kent Haruf.
Each meeting is open to anyone interested in joining us. If you have any questions, please contact me. Cissy Singleton
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: INVITATION TO THE MEN OF ST. GREGORY'S
The Men's Discussion Group at St. James the Less has invited us to join them for Bishop Lee's talk on "Living our Faith in Everyday Life."
Refreshments will be served.
Please contact Phil Montross (847-212-1574) if you have questions.
CHILI (OR CHILE OR CHILLI!) CHAMPIONS
Our First Annual Chili Contest was a great success, with chili supplemented by potluck offerings.
Voting for the tastiest chili was extremely close, with very few $1 ballots separating all the contestants.
In the end three prizes and two honorable mentions were presented:
First place: Don Swager for his original recipe of Grass-Fed Beef and Lentil Chili;
Second Place: Barbara Schaper for 60 Minute B. C. (Barbara's Chili);
Third Place: Ingrid Roberts for Havana Moon Cuban Chili; and
Honorable Mentions to Erika Hernandez for Jazzy Vegetarian and Erik Thompson for Spicy Victory Chili.
Prizes included meal certificates at Rhapsody, Biaggi's, Philly G's, Country Kitchen, and Elly's!
The total number of ballots cast yielded a total of $184 for the parish.
Fun Facts about Chili include:
Most historians agree that the earliest written description of chili came from J. C. Clopper, who lived near Houston. Of his visit to San Antonio in 1828, he wrote: When families of San Antonio have little meat it is generally cut into a kind of hash with nearly as many peppers as there are pieces of meat— this is all stewed together."
Legend has it that in 1909, at Springfield, Illinois' Dew Chilli Parlor, proprietor Dew Brockman quibbled with his sign painter over the spelling of "chili" and won after noting that the dictionary spelled it two ways— chili and chilli— for the first four letters in Illinois!
Texas Chili went national at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago!
Start dreaming up your next creative chili recipe! Jim Swager, M. C. and Maitre d'.
ST. GREGORY'S PRESCHOOL WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP! an appeal from Catherine Martin
"Over the past several years, the sale of gift cards through the Preschool Manna Program has raised hundreds of dollars. For example, just since September our Preschool has netted over $1,500 for this 2014-15 school year.
"For several years Susan Lowman and her daughter Kira have been our primary Manna Card sellers.
Now we need to seek your help so we can continue to sell the gift cards each Sunday.
"Beginning on Sunday, January 25th, the Manna sales table will be 'open for business' during two time slots— from 8:45 am until shortly after 9:00 am, and again from 10:00 am until shortly after 11:00.
Please look for the sign-up sheet beginning this Sunday, and find the dates and time slots when you can support Manna sales. You can opt for only one of the time slots on a given date if that works best for you.
The task is NOT difficult and a Preschool Board member will show you the ropes the first time you volunteer.
Manna sales will continue to operate during our preschool year, from September through May.
PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 10:10 AM— ALL PARISH WINTER SKIT IN FOUNDERS HALL!
Come one, come all! Our 4th-5th graders will present the story of The Forgiving Father Parable, adapted to modern times.
It is sure to be a lively show!! Gretchen Bayer
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1:30PM, AT ST. MICHAEL'S, BARRINGTON— END POVERTY
Please join us for a round table discussion among the churches that were involved in Deacon Lou Ness' "March to Washington to End Poverty."
The meeting will end by 4:00 pm.
St. Michael's address is 647 Dundee Avenue, in Barrington, IL. For information, call Lou at Shelter Care: 815-964-5520.
FEBRUARY 8, 12 NOON— COMMUNITY MEAL AT CHRIST CHURCH, WAUKEGAN
St. Gregory's team will be cooking and serving meals for hungry children, women, and men from 12 noon until 4 PM.
If you haven't yet offered yourself to this Gospel-enacting ministry ("I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink"), this is your opportunity!
We also are looking for donations of desserts.
For more information, please contact Barb Schaper at bschaper7@aol,com or Bill or Janet Foltz.
In your prayers this week, please remember the sick, especially Dan and Laura Keller, Chris Schriner and Family,Ari Potter, Richard Babcock, Nancy Quetschke, Maryellen Davis; our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné; and for the faithful departed, especially remembering Richard Emerson.
Keep on loving and taking care of each other,