July 11, 2019
Meet Andrew for Coffee: Thursdays in the Summer

Join Andrew for coffee and conversation at Backlot Coffee between 2-4pm on Thursdays throughout the summer. Backlot is located at 2012 Central Street in Evanston. See you there!
Plans for Bernstein's Mass July 20 at Ravinia

Because a large crowd is expected that evening, the Carlsons will arrive at the park around 5pm when it opens. They will save a spot on the South Lawn, between Martin Theater and Bennett Gordon Hall, large enough for the number of St. A's people who are planning to attend. Look for red windmills and (hopefully) a red balloon!
 
Please email Sue to let her know how many people in your group are planning to attend, and who plans to gather before the concert to share meals together. Everyone should plan to bring their own food and other refreshments; sharing is optional. Also, if anyone will have space in their car for those who don't drive at night, please let her know; there is at least one individual who would like a ride.
Rev. Jerry Anderson, Guest Preacher and Adult Forum July 21
Ordained by Angels: The Life and Ministry of an AIDS Chaplain
 
Ordained in 1968 at St. Augustine's, The Rev. Canon Jerry Anderson served as the Curate here for several years. He came out as gay in 1981 and has served parishes in Chicago, northern Michigan, Washington, DC, southeast Florida and Los Angeles. His memoir, Ordained by Angels, explores how he kept his faith in a loving God and maintained his sanity as he faced the deaths of loved ones and pushback from conservative elements of the church. Jerry will be our guest preacher at the 9:30am service on Sunday, July 21, and will lead an adult forum following the service. Please join us.
July Food Pantry Collection and Delivery July 25

St. A's youth are leading our food pantry collection efforts this month to support the New Trier Township Food Pantry. If you're able, please consider donating a bag of non-perishable items. Small containers of healthy snacks, pasta, condiments, cooking oils, salad dressing and paper goods are especially needed this summer. Items can be left in the hallway under the community bulletin board. Everybody is invited to join in delivering the St. A's collection to the New Trier Food Pantry on Thursday, July 25. We will meet at St. A's at 3:30pm to load donations into cars and drive together to the pantry. The pantry director will meet with our group to discuss the mission of the pantry, how the program works, and provide an overview of poverty on the North Shore. If you have questions, would like to get involved, or need a ride, please email Jen Curchin  or Audrey Shedivy .
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
Prayer Shawl Guild July 26

Knitters and crocheters of any skill level (and those wanting to learn) are invited to the next gathering of the Prayer Shawl Ministry on Friday, July 26, 7:30pm at Carolyn Eby's home (609 Central Ave, Wilmette). New participants are always welcome; patterns are provided. Bring some refreshments to share if you like. Please contact Carolyn to let her know if you can attend.
Go Green Wilmette's Sustainable Yard Tour July 21

Go Green Wilmette's Sustainable Yard Tour highlights yards that work hard managing storm water, producing healthy organic food, composting food and yard waste, and providing critical native habitat for birds and beneficial insects. This year's tour will be held Sunday, July 21, 9am-1pm, rain or shine. More details, maps of participating yards and bike route maps will be posted at www.gogreenwilmette.org a few days before the event. The event is free.
One Book, One Parish

Join others from St. A's this summer for One Book, One Parish as we read  The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland by Jim DeFede. It is a true story about the small town of Gander in Newfoundland that suddenly entered the world stage on September 11, 2001 when 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at the airport there due to the closing of U.S. airspace following the terrorist attacks. This amazing story of hospitality and generosity inspired the award-winning Broadway musical  Come From Away that will be playing in Chicago for a few weeks this summer. Stay tuned for questions/reflections/interesting nuggets about the book in the summer Parish Life Connections.
Rector Search Position is Now Live

St. Augustine's Rector Position is now live and receiving applicants through the end of August. St. A's website has a Rector Search tab with a link to our Parish Profile and other information.
 
What can all of us do? If you have encountered clergy you feel would potentially be a great fit for St. A's, please let them know applications are now being received by the Diocese. If you have been approached by clergy about our Rector vacancy, please also let them know the Diocese is receiving applications through August.
 
All applications are made through the Diocesan Office of Transition Ministry.  For more information about our position, candidates should contact the Rev. Victor H. Conrado, Associate for Ministries/Transition Ministry Officer, at vconrado@episcopalchicago.org or 312-751-4210. To apply for this position, candidates should complete the Clergy Information Form for Transitions found on the diocesan website.
 
A tremendous amount of collective work, fellowship and creativity have gone into getting us through this stage of the Transition Process. Please join us in thanking every member of the Rector Search Committee and keep them in your prayers as they embark on the next phase of the transition process: Gray Curchin, Joy Witt, Susan Barry, Becca Cacayuran, Dave Carley, Cecelia Daspit, Charlie Davis, Tina Haight, Peter Sandstrom, Linda Walker and Rebecca Wright.
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, 7/11
2-4:00pm  Coffee with Andrew at Backlot Coffee, Evanston
7:00pm     Vestry meeting

Friday, 7/12
7:00am     Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Sunday, 7/14
Second Sunday Food Collection
8:00am       Sandy Mass on the Grass - Gillson Park, picnic area #2
8:45am       Bagels on the Beach - Host: Cacayuran family
9:30am       Holy Eucharist at the Church
10:30am     Lemonade on the Lawn - Host: Gretchen Johnson
Serving This Sunday

8:00am Sandy Mass at Gillson Park
Presider
The Rev. Andrew Suitter
Preacher The Rev. Suzi Holding
Lector Susan Barry
Leader of the Prayers Carrie Bach
Chalice Bearer Mary Berg

9:30am Eucharist at the Church
Presider
The Rev. Andrew Suitter
Preacher The Rev. Suzi Holding
Deacon The Rev. Sue Nebel
Liturgical Steward
Mary Senn
Lector
Jerry Todd
Leader of the Prayers Verlin Fraser
Chalice Bearers
Janice Hurley, Linda Walker
Ushers
Greg Burns, Martha Jacobson, Doug Wolfe, Jerry Todd
Altar Guild Joy Witt, Catherine Cooper, Carolyn Eby, Mary Jacobson, Carol Telling
Good Samaritan
July 15-28 Mary and Tim Berg
maryaberg53@gmail.com (847) 738-0716
 
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, the Lynch family, Niko, Colleen Danner, Emmett, Tim and Mary, Bob, Luca, Anna Graettinger, Jim Janetzko, Sr., Charlie Richter, Paul Kyger, the Hendrickson family, Mabel, Evelyn Binz and family, Barb Klein, Kate Mahoney, Verlin Fraser 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
847.251.6922 | staschurch.org | augustine@staschurch.org