August 8, 2019
Welcome to New Vestry Member Carly Andersen

We welcome Carly Andersen as a new Vestry member to complete Dan Shedivy's term, expiring in January 2021. A nominating committee of the Vestry met to recommend Carly, and the Vestry voted unanimously to have her complete Dan's term in accordance with the by-laws of the congregation. (Carly is pictured on the left in the above photo, along with her husband, Karl, and daughter, Evelyn.)
Last Chance to Donate
for Family Promise Kids

This Sunday is the last day we are collecting school supplies for the children in the Family Promise program. 
 
While you are out shopping, please pick up some school supplies such as: 24-ct. Crayola crayons; No. 2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencils; 8- or 10-ct. Crayola Washable thick markers; 12-ct. Crayola colored pencils; Bic medium stick pens; large pink erasers; highlighters; Elmer's washable glue sticks; wide-ruled spiral notebooks (70-pgs); 3x5 white ruled index cards; packs of wide-ruled notebook paper (200-ct). Any of these should work across the board at different schools.
 
We have a basket at each of the doors to the church to collect supplies on Sunday. We will deliver the supplies to the Family Promise office on Tuesday, August 13, for distribution to the students.  Questions? Please contact Suzi Holding  or Julia Joehl . Thank you!
Second Sunday Food Collection
 
Please consider bringing in non-perishable food donations which will be delivered to St. Cyprian's Food Pantry in August. Their specific needs this month include canned soup and cereal, however all paper goods and non-perishable items are appreciated. Your donations can be left in the hallway by the Community Events bulletin board. Thank you for your generosity.
Blessing of Backpacks August 25

We will be blessing backpacks at the 9:30am service on August 25. Whether you are a returning student or just beginning school, a teacher or school administrator, please bring your backpack (or laptop or iPad) to church and be blessed!
Usher Training August 25

Calling all ushers and those interested in serving as an usher! Following the service on Sunday, August 25, at 11am in the Chapel, there will be a meeting for all current ushers, as well as those who would like to become ushers. This meeting will be a fall orientation - covering some basics - as well as going into depth about some changes to the usher duties as we keep in step with safe-church practices. If you are curious about the work of ushers, here is a brief synopsis of their ministry among us when we gather for any worship services. "Ushers are parishioners who welcome and assist people as they enter the church. Usher duties vary by parish and can include: distributing service bulletins, answering questions concerning the church and service, assisting people with seating, counting the number of people attending services, taking up the collection, presenting the gifts of bread, wine and money at the presentation of gifts, and assisting people during the administration of communion." At St. Augustine's, the head of this ministry is Rick Daspit. For more information about the ministry, or this specific training, please contact Rick (his information is in Realm) or Andrew+.
One Book, One Parish Chat Sunday, September 1

The summer season is quickly drawing to a close as children and some adults are preparing to go back to school and others are adjusting their schedules and making plans for the upcoming fall calendar. Yet there is still time to read our One Book, One Parish summer reading selection, The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland , if you haven't had a chance to do so. Several parishioners have already read the book and shared how much they have enjoyed it and how much they have learned by reading it.
 
On Sunday, September 1, we will spend some time following the 9:30am worship service reflecting on the book, sharing insights we have gained, and pondering questions we may have. Grab your lemonade and snack and join us in the parlor for an engaging and thoughtful discussion. If you haven't read the book, and have seen the musical Come From Away, please join in as well. If you are interested in the book, and still haven't had a chance to read it, come and hear what happens when 38  jetliners were forced to land in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001As we approach the 18-year anniversary of the tragic events of that day, our time together remembering will be an appropriate way to honor those who gave so much that day and the days that followed.  -Suzi
Worship Ministers Workshop September 7

Worship Ministers...mark your calendars! If you are an acolyte, chalice bearer, reader, intercessor or liturgical steward, or are interested in becoming one, please plan on attending a worship minister workshop on Saturday, September 7, from 9:30-11:30am. Snacks and refreshments will be provided as we gather to prepare for the upcoming program year. Commissioning for these ministries will take place at the 9:30am service on Sunday, September 8. Questions? Contact Mary Senn or Suzi Holding.
Homecoming Sunday Picnic September 8

Save the date for our Homecoming Sunday Picnic, which will be held after the 9:30am service on September 8. More details coming soon!
How Do We Talk With Our Children About Race?

Whether you have children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews or work with children, SPEAK UP's 7-week training,  How Do We Talk With Our Children About Race? can provide a meaningful and eye-opening experience. All Saints in Chicago is working with SPEAK UP to offer this training on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:15pm at All Saints (4550 N. Hermitage Ave, Chicago) from September 12-October 24. The cost for the training is $100; scholarships are available.  Click here to register. Want to know more? Please contact St. A's parishioner, Andrew Gill, who recently completed the training.
People's Music School Fundraiser August 17

The People's Music School is hosting "Divine Pairings," a fundraising recital performed by Katie González on Saturday August 17, 7:00pm at 931 West Eastwood Avenue, Chicago. The recital will feature a dessert paired with each piece to create a multi-sensory experience. 100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the school. The People's Music School provides high quality tuition-free music education regardless of socioeconomic status or previous training. For more information or to purchase tickets ($20/each), please click here or email Katie.

Clean Laundry as an Act of Love

Laundry Love is a non-profit organization that partners with churches and laundromats to help cover the costs of laundry for people experiencing homelessness and the working poor. Laundry Love sees laundry as an extension of the liturgy, and therefore is an act of the people. Seeing so, volunteers meet monthly at a designated laundromat to offer quarters and soap, and kindness and conversation with people who can use the extra hand. It is believed that clean clothes and bedding build confidence and reduce overall health risks for people living in poverty. Would you be interested in helping to form such a group at St. Augustine's? If so, please  email Andrew+. More information can be found at  www.laundrylove.org
Meet Andrew for Coffee on Thursdays

Join Andrew for coffee and conversation at Backlot Coffee between 2-4pm on Thursdays. Backlot is located at 2012 Central Street in Evanston. See you there!
Summer Worship Schedule

Weather permitting, we worship Sunday mornings at 8:00am at Gillson Park, Picnic Area #2 (on the left, just past the Coast Guard station, from the entrance opposite the Bahá'i Temple) through September 1. This is a casual, come-as-you-are gathering outside in the glory of God's creation. Bring your favorite beach chair and plan to stay afterwards for Bagels on the Beach. If you would like to host Bagels on the Beach, please email TheresaThere are still a few available dates! On Sundays when the weather doesn't hold, we will move our early Eucharist to Puhlman Hall, back at the church. Please check our Facebook page in case of inclement weather.

Our 9:30am service in the main church continues throughout the summer as well, followed every week with Lemonade on the Lawn in St. A's courtyard.
Announcements, Calendar, Prayer List Updates

If you would like to submit an announcement for our Thursday e-newsletter and Sunday bulletin, add an event to our church calendar, or add/delete a name on our prayer list, please send to Theresa Kimball, our Parish Administrator, at augustine@staschurch.org .

Please note: To include your one-paragraph submission in the Thursday Parish Life Connections and Announcements in the Sunday bulletin, it must be received  by 5:00pm the preceding Tuesday. Submissions received after that time will be included the following week. Submissions may be edited for length and content. 
Coming Events at St. Augustine's
Access St. Augustine's online calendar by clicking here.

Thursday, 8/8
2-4:00pm  Coffee with Andrew at Backlot Coffee, Evanston

Friday, 8/9
7:00am     Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Sunday, 8/11
Second Sunday Food Drive
8:00am       Sandy Mass on the Grass - Gillson Park, picnic area #2
8:45am       Bagels on the Beach - Host: Rhodes
9:30am       Holy Eucharist at the Church
10:30am     Lemonade on the Lawn - Host: Parker Bentley
Serving This Sunday

8:00am Sandy Mass at Gillson Park
Presider The Rev. Suzi Holding
Deacon and Preacher The Rev. Sue Nebel
Lector Mary Ellen Davis
Leader of the Prayers Sue Carlson
Chalice Bearer Tim Berg

9:30am Eucharist at the Church
Presider
The Rev. Andrew Suitter
Assisting Priest The Rev. Suzi Holding
Deacon and Preacher The Rev. Sue Nebel
Liturgical Steward
Mary Senn
Lector
Evelyn Binz
Leader of the Prayers Ann Gannon
Chalice Bearers
Linda Walker, Martha Jacobson
Ushers
Doug Wolfe, Denise Kellar, Bruce Caris, Gregg Byers
Altar Guild Robin Bourne-Caris, Carolyn Eby, Joy Witt
Good Samaritan
August 12-25 Mary Jacobson
majcbs8@aol.com (847) 251-1503
 
We pray especially for
Al Ehrbar, Betty Jenkins, Victoria Binz Whaley, Stephanie Kramer, Janice Hurley, Marna Miller, LuAnn Novak, Ted Stephan, Bryan Caspersen, Henry Nebel, Dana Thompson, Brian Wallach, Lois Overend, Joanna Poole, George Murphy and family, Niko, Colleen Danner, Emmett, Tim and Mary, Bob, Luca, Anna Graettinger, Jim Janetzko, Sr., Charlie Richter, Paul Kyger, Mabel, Evelyn Binz and family, Barb Klein, Kate Mahoney, Verlin Fraser and family, Sharon Poggenpohl, Hilary Kennedy and family, Karen Link, Mary Collins and family.
 
All those experiencing natural disasters and the effects of climate change.
 
We hold in our prayers Meghan Murphy-Gill, our postulant, and her family during this time of formation for the priesthood.
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ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1140 Wilmette Ave.  | Wilmette, Illinois 60091
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