News for the Week of:

June 4, 2023

Dear Friends,


This Sunday, we worship with our youth in charge! On Youth Sunday, our church school children will usher, offer the readings, and lead us in prayer. Some of our graduating seniors will offer reflections on what growing up at All Saints has meant to them. Our choir will be inter-generational. After the 9:00 and 11:00am services, we’ll gather for ice cream socials.


Children are central to who we are at All Saints. I think the reason joy is at our core is because children are at our core. We take children seriously enough to have a serious and creative Sunday school with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We take ourselves lightly enough to allow our children to lead us in a Christmas pageant exuberant, holy, and with up-to-the moment jokes and music. Our children have a role at our baptisms, and we ensure that they don’t just observe the milestones and mysteries of our faith—the Feast of the Epiphany, Holy Week, the Eucharist—but are deeply soaked in them with rites and rituals appropriate to their age and stage.


For all of this, we give great thanks to our church school teachers, parents, and children!


On a side note, this Sunday also happens to be a major feast of the church: Trinity Sunday.


In the Athanasian Creed, one of the lines reads “The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit incomprehensible.” An old joke says after proclaiming that one Sunday, two parishioners were walking out of church, and one was overheard to say, “The whole damn thing’s incomprehensible to me!” 


I prefer to say that the Trinity (like so much) is a mystery, and I don’t expect our youth preachers to dissect or explain it this Sunday. But I do know that the Trinity is about relationship, about abundant love spilling over, between, and among the persons of the Trinity, and that kind of love is what we get to see every Sunday at All Saints.


See you in church!

Faithfully, Suzanne+

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Worship and Service at All Saints

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 4: Youth Sunday!

We're still hoping to involve as many young musicians and singers as possible. A multigenerational choir will sing one special song that day. Our Music Director Colin Collette has posted the music and practice tracks online for you and your family to listen to and learn. We'll have one rehearsal on Saturday, June 3 from 9:00-10:30am.

For more information or to sign up, please email Colin.

Donations in Honor of Lily Shambrook

This Sunday, we'll also remember and honor parishioner Lily Shambrook during the offertory. All cash donations, checks with the memo “Lily,” and any online donations directed to “Lily” will be gathered and donated to Bike Lane Uprising in Lily’s honor.

An invitation to Lily's Rainbow Garden

Parishioner Lily Shambrook is being remembered with a lovely garden at St. Chrysostom’s, outside the doors of the day school where her mom Kate Snow is a teacher. 

You are cordially invited to the dedication and blessing of this garden on Thursday, June 15 at 1:00pm in St. Chrysostom's Church Courtyard (1424 N. Dearborn Parkway).

RSVP by visiting this link or emailing Kacky Fetzer.

Calling All Liturgical Ministers

and All Interested in Being a Liturgical Minister

Liturgy is the “work of the people,” and it truly takes many people to create vibrant, meaningful, and welcoming liturgies each Sunday. We are so grateful for all who serve as liturgical ministers and welcome others to join.

On Saturday, June 3 from 9:00am - 12 noon, all liturgical ministers - Chalicers, Adult Acolytes, Ushers, Lectors, and Intercessors - and anyone who is interested in learning more or joining the corps of Liturgical Ministers are encouraged to join us for a time of training and reviewing, along with time for prayer and reflection. Please follow this link and sign up if you're able to join us. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney or Suzanne.

Are you new to All Saints in the past six months?

Please join us at our next newcomers lunch on Sunday, June 18 from 12:45-2:00pm at All Saints. We hope you'll join us for a light lunch and conversation about All Saints, upcoming events, and ways to connect with others. 

We know it’s also Father’s Day, so we promise not to take up too much of your day. It'll be a great chance to meet other newcomers as well as members of our vestry (elected leaders).

Sign up here.

Formation and Fellowship

All Saints Book Club

The All Saints Book Club is now supporting the book sanctuary initiative. We plan to include at least one banned book each year in our 2023 reading plan. 

The All Saints Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm on Zoom. If you are not a regular attendee, email Mike Burke at [email protected] for a meeting invite and our spring schedule.

Our next scheduled meeting will be on June 8, 2023 during which we'll discuss The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Outreach and Justice

All Saints Listening Session: Come Share Your Passion, Your Story 


Come join an All Saints Listening Session in the Parish Hall on Sunday June 11 from 12:30-2:00pm to share and hear each other’s personal stories. Injustice makes us angry, upset, and sad. But you're not alone, and together we have the power to make a change. 


Listening Sessions are an important part of our social justice and community organizing (United Power) work and ministries. Our stories help us identify community problems so that we can bring systemic change to our community AND they deepen our relationships with each other. 


Won’t you join us? PIZZA WILL BE SERVED! Sign-up here.

Questions? Contact Courtney or Barbara Manley ([email protected] or 312-953-8802).

Two announcements about the Revive Christmas Basket Program

After many years of faithful leadership, Jacqueline WayneGuite is passing the coordination of the ReVive Christmas Basket program off to Katy Kelsey-Morgan. Katy's looking for a second person to work on this program and she's hoping to add a gift-wrapping party on the Saturday afternoon before boxes are due. If you're interested, email her or Courtney.

ReVive is also looking for volunteers on specific Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in June and July to register participants at their office (1668 W. Ogden Ave.). Only basic computer skills are required and training will be provided. Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts are available. Individuals and groups can sign up on ReVive's website or by completing the Google form here.

Ever wonder what 20 clarinets would sound like at All Saints?

On Sunday, June 18 at 2:00pm, All Saints will host the Lakeside Pride Clarinet Choir as they celebrate Pride Month, performing works by LGBTQIA+ composers - their first concert in over three years! Admission is free and all are invited! 

Did you know you can listen to All Saints sermons on Apple Podcasts?

We Pray For

Those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit: especially for John and Matthew, Crystal Vines, David Springer, Helen LoRusso, and for those whose hurt, burdens, and fears go unspoken.

For those on our long-term prayer list: Jane Dobrowski, Chester Richard, Peg Deppe, Ken Reid, Ashton Christy, Kirsten Rehnberg, Debi Armstrong, Mickey Safranek, Suzanne Shear, Ann J, Peter Donalek, James Guite, Nina Chinn, Jim Crandall, Juleigh Ruby, Lionel Edes, Clara Maddox, Kamila and Kathy, Paul, Mary Logue

For those around the world: the people of Ukraine and all affected by war; and our brothers and sisters in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Renk, Sudan; and throughout Latin America and East Africa

For those who celebrate birthdays this week:

6/4 - Martin Deppe

6/6 - Sophie Reese-Wirpsa, Lynn Bowers, Nora Garbarek

6/7 - Colleen McClain

6/8 - Cathy Calhoun, Eliza Rosario-Moore, Celia Bergman

For those who celebrate anniversaries this week:

6/4 - Thomas Harris & Rachel Jacobs

6/7 - Terry DeLisio & Eileen Crowley

For those who have died: especially for Julie Donalek and Clyde Propst, both beloved parishioners, and Verne Smith, friend of Ben Garbarek. May their souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

If you'd like to have someone included in our community prayers, visit our website.

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