June 6, 2019
From the Interim Rector
 
Remembrance and Thanksgiving
Today is the 75th  anniversary of the D Day invasion when allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France and changed the course of World War II and history. Ceremonies and dignitaries marked the anniversary celebrations there today and dozens of the surviving soldiers (who are in their 90's) were honored attendees at the festivities. One onlooker shouted out to the veterans, "Thank you for our freedom." This freedom did not come cheap, as some 10,000 soldiers gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Today we remember and give thanks for their sacrifice and we must never shy away from the need to remain vigilant against the forces that threaten the freedom, rights and dignity of all human beings.
 
One Book, One Parish  
I don't know about you, but for me, summer is a time to catch up on my pleasure reading. This probably goes back to my days as a child when the summer months brought days made for imagination and I would spend hours reading from the stack of books I'd checked out from the library. Many communities offer a One Book, One [insert community name here] program during the summer months. We talked about this at our staff meeting yesterday, and thought it might be interesting to offer such an opportunity here this summer. So, based on praise that I have heard for The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland (by Jim DeFede) we are launching One Book, One St. A's with that book. It is 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 PLC e-newsletters.
Suzi+
Pentecost End-of-Year Picnic This Sunday

+ All are invited to wear  RED  on Pentecost as a sign of the Holy Spirit! +

Before the summer schedule begins, get ready for the legendary St. A's end-of-year picnic on the lawn after the service this Sunday, June 9! The menu includes pulled pork, hot dogs, picnic side dishes, salads and desserts to share with your St. A's family and friends. Click here to sign up t o let us know how many will attend, whether you can bring a side or other edible to share, and if you might help. Feel free to contact your hosts Carol Gourley, Dorothy Dygos, or  Pam Shu. Join the fun and food!
Children's Ministries and Teacher Recognition This Sunday

This Sunday is the last day for Children's Chapel and Church School, as well as our children's worship ministries (acolytes, children's crucifer, children's book bearer). Please join us this Sunday as we thank all who have guided our children this past year. Children's Chapel and children's worship ministries will resume September 8. Church School will resume September 15.
Baptisms This Sunday

This Sunday we will celebrate as two children receive the Sacrament of Baptism: Avery Alice Porior (granddaughter of Mary & John Whiteley) and Tessa Brynn Weyers. Welcome to the household of faith! Be sure to greet them at the picnic and ask them to share their stories of connection... to each other and to St. Augustine's!
Second Sunday Food Collection

Please consider bringing in non-perishable food donations which will be delivered to Hillside Food Pantry in June. Canned goods, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, and any other non-perishable items are needed and can be left in the hallway by the Community Events bulletin board. Thank you for your generosity.
Meet Andrew For Coffee: Summer Thursdays, Begins June 13

Beginning on Thursday, June 13, and continuing Thursdays throughout the summer, join Andrew for coffee and conversation at Backlot Coffee in Evanston between 2-4pm. Backlot is located at 2012 Central Street, Evanston, 60201. See you there!
CAT Survey Results June 16

The results are in!  We want to thank everyone who completed the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) survey. Victor Conrado of the Diocese conducted a session on the results with the Vestry and Rector Search Committee. We would also like to share the results with the entire congregation. So on Sunday, June 16 , after the service, we will have an all parish meeting to go over the results and answer questions.  Hope to see everyone there -- and again thank you for your participation.
Vacation Bible Camp June 18-20
LE'GO and Let God! The story of Joseph
 
Calling all campers age 3 through 4th grade! Join us as we LE'GO AND LET GOD through storytelling, song, crafts and games. VBC will be held June 18-20 at First Congregational Church of Wilmette from 4:15-6:00 p.m. (optional dinner following). Please click here to register. Interested in volunteering at VBC? Please click here to volunteer. We need youth (5th grade and up) and adults. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Curchin.
Courtyard Play Date June 22
 
Parents and grandparents, join us with your children - for juice, donuts and games - and to play in the courtyard on Saturday, June 22, 10:00-11:30am.  Hosted by Carol Telling and her granddaughters. Questions? Contact Carol
Summer Worship Schedule June 23 - September 1

Weather permitting, we will 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), June 23 - 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. On Sundays when the weather doesn't hold, we will move our early Eucharist to Puhlman Hall, back at the church. 

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. If you would like to host Lemonade on the Lawn or Bagels on the Beach, please email Theresa There are still a few available dates!
Walk in Chicago's Pride Parade June 30

All are invited to come and march with St. A's and other parishes from the Diocese in Chicago's Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30. We will leave following the 9:30am service to join with others for the start of the parade. More details coming soon.
Church Photos
 
We love photos! As we update the information and photos on our website, you may see Theresa with camera in hand. If you would prefer that your and/or your child's photo not get posted on our website (or facebook page or bulletin board), please let her know. Also, please  email Theresa  any photos you may take of church-related events, meetings, groups, etc. Thank you!
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, 6/6
7:00pm    Vestry meeting

Friday, 6/7
7:00am     Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Sunday, 6/9: Pentecost Sunday - Wear RED !
Second Sunday Food Collection
9:30am       Holy Eucharist with Baptisms, Teacher Recognition
10:20am     Last Day of Church School: early dismissal
10:45am     Pentecost End-of-Year Picnic - Hosts: Carol Gourley, Dorothy Dygos, Pam Shu/Karl Anderson

Monday, 6/10
7:00pm       Education for Ministry
Serving This Sunday

9:30am Eucharist at the Church
Presider
The Rev. Suzi Holding
Preacher The Rev. Andrew Suitter
Liturgical Steward
Carrie Bach
Lectors
Hilary Kennedy, Ann Gannon
Leader of the Prayers Debbie Buesing
Chalice Bearers
Debra Bonamici, Jim Bonamici, Mary Senn, Mary Berg
Ushers
Denise Kellar, Tom Denman, Rick Daspit, Greg Burns
Acolyte Edward McCall
Children's Crucifer Lauren Shedivy
Children's Book Bearer Jack Curchin
Children's Chapel Gray Curchin, Janice Hurley
Godly Play Dan Shedivy, Lavonne Shedivy
Godly Quest Charley Bowe, Eddie McCall
Feasting on the Word Sarah Fields
Altar Guild Mary Ellen Davis, Catherine Cooper, Brenda Schumaker
Good Samaritan
June 3-16 Kathy Gander & Tom Denman
kcgander@gmail.com (847) 853-8347
 
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, Catherine Sims, Debbie and Paul, Dana Thompson, Sarah Bryan Miller, Brian Wallach, Lois Overend, Joanna Poole, George Murphy and family, the Lynch family, Diane Wolfe, Gail Wakeen, Niko, Colleen Danner, Emmett, Tim and Mary, Bea Love and family, Bob, John H. Williams, Luca, the Mysen/Brandt family, Anna Graettinger, Jim Janetzko, Sr., Troy Kennedy, Charlie Richter, the Hemke family, Allen Lamb, Paul Kyger, Medora, Sue, the Hendrickson family, Mabel, Evelyn Binz and family, Barb Klein.
 
All those experiencing natural disasters.
 
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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1140 Wilmette Ave.  | Wilmette, Illinois 60091
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