weekly news & updates

Friday, May 26, 2023

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In This Issue

Coffee Hour at Salvatore's

COS Staff Office Schedule

UChicago Graduation

Call for Vestry Service

CFF: Clothing Drive

Weekly Milestones

Around the Diocese

Learning Opportunities

Weekly at COS

Morning Glories Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7:00am

(contact the office for information)

Tuesday Morning Prayer

Tuesdays at 10:00am

(in-person or on Zoom)

Morning Prayer Zoom Link


Sunday, Monday, and Friday evenings at 8:30pm.

Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 862 5764 2673

Passcode: 9rnWDp

Weekly Welcome 05/26/2023

This Sunday at COS

Sunday, May 28

The Day of Pentecost

7:45a | 9:00a* | 10:45a*

*these services are also streamed on YouTube.

Peter Civetta preaches at all services, Brian Hastings presides at 7:45am and 10:45am, and Susan Osbourne-Mott presides at 9:00am.

Sunday Bulletins Intercession List

Click Here for This Sunday's Readings

Additional Sunday Parking Lurie Children's Hospital at 2515 N Clark Street. Simply keep the parking ticket provided upon entry and pick up a parking voucher from the narthex table to use when you exit.

Special Coffee Hour at Salvatore's

Sunday, June 11 at 10am, COS will host a special coffee hour at Salvatore's (525 W Arlington Place). This is an open invitation for COSers from all services to get a feel for where we will be gathering for Sunday worship during the construction phase of our new Community Center later this year. Maybe you've never been to Salvatore's, or maybe you're curious how we'll offer Sunday services during our time away from COS. This is your chance to explore and find out, over some coffee and cake, so don't miss it! 10:45am service will still be held in COS with a regular coffee hour following. Please contact the office with any questions.

COS Staff Office Schedule

With recent staffing changes we wanted to clarify when COS staff are typically on site and "in" the office. Below is a list with that information, though we request that you contact staff directly via email to schedule any appointments in advance as we each keep different hours. You can find staff emails at www.chicagocos.org/leadership


Brian Hastings - Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (remote work Fridays)

Will White - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (remote work Mondays and Fridays)

Gregory Peebles - Sundays, Tuesday Afternoons, Thursdays

Natalie Delsemme - Tuesday Afternoons, Thursday Afternoons

Carolyn Sacksteder - Friday Afternoons

graduation cap

University of Chicago Graduation

Join COSers in celebrating our own Charlotte Long, Shannon Page, and Natalie Delsemme as they graduate with their Masters of Divinity degrees from UChicago! Graduation is on Friday, June 2nd in Rockefeller Chapel. Plan to arrive at 12pm for the 12:30pm ceremony (and sit on the righthand side for the best view).

Call for Vestry Service

Now is an important and exciting time for the parish we all love. As you know, we're working to: 1) build a new Community Center including temporary relocation, 2) retirement of our long-serving Rector, and 3) post-pandemic membership / attendance growth. These and other priorities are in addition to needs of a more typical year.

This is a call to Vestry service for members with appropriate leadership or ministry experience and a passion for COS' success (and baptized / attending / contributing members 18 years or older). The Vestry is the governing board of the parish.

There are two current openings on the Vestry. Our Parish by-laws allow for mid-term appointment to vacancies. Those appointed would serve out a remaining term - currently, there is a two year and a three year term open.

In addition to those of us who have not yet served, service by those of us who have served in leadership before is encouraged (perhaps service a few years ago, for example).

Interested members or those who'd like to nominate another with their permission should email Vestry Membership Chair Bob Stine or give him a call at 773-575-5200. Questions welcome as well.

Thank you for prayerfully considering this call to service at an exciting and key time for COS!

Care For Friends: Clothing Drive

Care For Friends is seeking loungewear clothing donations, especially large size t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants. Donations can be placed in the bin located in the Narthex.

CFF is also still accepting ready-to-eat soup donations in the same place.

Milestones this Week


  • Teri Bradley
  • Melissa Neveu
  • Leigh Parrinello
  • Lauren Keach
  • Abby Diller
  • Harrison Gray
  • Seanra Kalil
  • Niara Richards
  • Jackie Wernz


  • Alexandra Bean & David Mattison
  • Gretchen Roeck & John Selickman
  • Holly Johnson Carr & Thomas Carr
  • James & Laura McCormick
  • Frederick & Grace Cobbold
Need to update your information? Email us to let us know!

Around the Diocese

REVIVE Christmas Basket Registration

REVIVE is seeking volunteers in June and July to help register families for their annual Christmas Basket program. Volunteers will welcome families, help determine their eligibility for the program and/or record their Christmas wishes on a simple google form. Volunteers will work at REVIVE's office at 1668 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago IL, and lunch and snacks will be provided. Click to learn more or register to volunteer in support of this vital ministry.

Learning Opportunities

Toward Liberation: Crossroads Anti-Racism Training

June 8-10 in Chicago

Crossroads/Chicago ROAR (Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism) will host a three-day training, "Toward Liberation: Building Shared Analysis to Transform Institutions," at St. Paul & the Redeemer in Hyde Park, Chicago June 8-10 from 9 am to 5 pm each day.


Online registration will be live soon. For more information contact the Rev. Sarah Zuniga by email

Upcoming Events with the Sisters of the Cenacle

Christian Meditation - Tuesdays 7pm with Sr. Anelie Arao. Practicing the meditation form taught by Christian meditation pioneer, Fr. John Main, free  

Centering Prayer - Mondays , 10am Facilitated by Jackie Herbach, learn to center through contemplative prayer employing lecio divina and visio divina free

To learn more about any of the above programs, please visit https://cenaclesisters.org/ministry/retreats-programs/ for more information.

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