April 15, 2019
Christian Meditation with Rev. Lisa
Monday, April 15 | 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 | 7:00 p.m.
Meditation is a practice of beginning again and again. God invites us to sit still in open presences as we are. When we sit, we learn to be gentle and generous like God. We learn to soften to our distracted selves and find the place of true rest under the surface.

Maundy Thursday Agape Meal & Service
Thursday, April 18
6:00 p.m.—Agape Meal
7:00 p.m.—Maundy Thursday Service
You are invited to a simple supper and fellowship in reflection of Jesus’ Last Supper. After, worship together in a somber service including the stripping of the altar as we prepare for the mystery of death and resurrection of Easter.

Please call the church office to let us know if you are able to attend. We also need assistance cleaning up following the dinner. Please let us know if you are able to do that as well.

Good Friday  
Friday, April 19
9:00 a.m.—Journey to the Cross for Children
Children aged 3-12 journey through a sensory experience—smell the Garden of Gethsemane, feel the weight of cross, and hear the ripping of the veil at the Temple. This is a great event to invite friends to—it’s active, but also represents an important aspect of our faith and ties children to our values as Christians. 

12 noon—Meditations & Communion

2:15 p.m.—Good Friday Service@ The Grove
Join us for a service of hymns, readings and prayers reflecting on the suffering and death of Christ.  

7:00 p.m.—Good Friday Taize Service
Gather by candlelight around the cross with Taize music and prayers for the world.

Easter Day
Sunday, April 21 | 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m
Joyfully celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus! An Easter Egg Hunt follows the 10:00 a.m. service.
Over the past five years, our Beatles Mass has grown to become the most successful fundraiser for our Outreach ministries. Equally important, it has become a very successful invitation to people to visit St. James the Less.

This year, our Beatles band will be back, we will serve a delicious brunch, and hold our silent auction.

We need your help with donations for the brunch and silent auction. Letters were mailed to your home, and are available in the parish hall as well, with details about your participation! Please contact Dave or Laura Sordo if you have any questions.
Tuesday, April 23
7:00 p.m. | Christian Meditation

Wednesday, April 24
2:30 p.m. | Eucharist at The Grove

Thursday, April 25
7:00 p.m | Ad Hoc Parish Events Team Meeting
7:30 p.m. | Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, April 28
8:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist with Traditional Language
10:00 a.m. | Beatles Mass
11:00 a.m. | Brunch & Silent Auction

Saturday, May 4
9:00 a.m. Communion is a Sacrament
From the Chicago Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   
We pray for Congregations in the Elgin Deanery continued: Redeemer in Elgin; St. Hugh of Lincoln in Elgin; St. Nicholas in Elk Grove Village; St. Columba of Iona in Hanover Park and in our Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Renk, South Sudan for St. Mark in Yucatán; St. Luke in Khor Adaar..
We pray for Bishop Todd & Rev. Patsy McGregor that they might be strengthened, renewed and refreshed on their sabbatical. We pray for all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Toliara, Madagascar, especially for Assistant Bishop Sami and his wife, Holy, during Bishop Todd’s sabbatical. We pray for all those in the Diocese who are struggling with food insecurity.
For those who are sick: 
O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers; mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servants the help of your power, that their sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  
Dunbar Abston (friend of John Roberts)
Tom Baldwin (father of Amy Berry)
Daniel Berry (son of Miriam Berry)
Maryann Bovio (friend of Dane Cleven)
David Braun (uncle of Matthew Berry)
Liz Bruce (friend of Synek family)
Mary Burrington (grandmother of Lisa Senuta)
Debbie Carpenter (sister of David Mason)
Sandra Carpenter (sister of Shari Noble)
Mary Cato (friend of Miriam Berry)
Silvio DeBartelmaise (friend of John Roberts)
Vicky Dicks (friend of Dorothy Generes)
Connor Dolge (friend of Jack & Patricia Kessie) 
Tom Fauzio (resident of The Grove)
Bill Fox (parishioner)
Samantha Friese (niece of Amy Fahey)
Andrew, Chuck and Sarah Hensel (friend of Mary Allen)
RG Heydt (friend of Katie Synek)
Walter Holt (friend of John Roberts)
E. Bradley Jones (friend of John Roberts)
Rev. David Jones (former interim rector)
Ken Killion (friend of Kathy Smith)
Courtney Koshgarian (friend of Peggy Greene)
Gail Kotin (parishioner)
Nancy Lidecker (mother of Katie Synek)
Tom Lund (parishioner)
Holly Madigan (friend of Sandy & Bert Getz Sr)
John Marquardt, Jr. (son of Judy Marquardt)
Peggy Mason (parishioner)
Karen Mills Hensley (daughter of Mike Mills)
Joanie Phillips (wife of Gary Phillips)
JoAnn Powers (friend of John Roberts)
Joe Pryzbilla (friend of Ron Valentine)
Eric Ramos (resident of The Grove)
Donald P. Rand (friend of John Roberts)
Lucy Roe (friend of Jack & Patricia Kessie) 
Christopher Rogala (nephew of Karen Peterson)
Patti Ruff (fiancée of Barbara Stutz's son)
Mary Schwenk (wife of Henry Schwenk)
Joan Scott (resident of The Grove)
Emily Senuta (mother of Chad Senuta)
Brian Stanton (resident of The Grove)
Shirley Gately Straub (mother of Susie White)
Kathy Stutz (daughter-in-law of Barbara Stutz)
Libby Swift (parishioner)
Bill Tobey (friend of Denny Scully, John Roberts & Henry Schwenk)
Nancy Trevey (friend of Watson family)
Jamie Trotter (parishioner)
Scott Trumble (friend of Scott Swank)
Elena Walke (friend of Jack & Tricia Kessie)
Tom White (son of John White)
Addison & her parents, Kara & Mark, & brother, William (cousin of kClare McKellaston)
Becky  (friend of Katie Synek)
Beth  (friend of Kathleen Dewey)
Daniel  (friend of Sarah Schneider)
David  (son-in-law of Sally Neuert)
David and Cindy  (friends of Miriam Berry)
Dominic  (friend of Sarah Schneider)
Kelly & Josh & baby  (daughter & son-in-law of Carol & Scott Swank)
Sherry  (resident of The Grove)
Will  (brother of Nancy Whiteman)
Yvonne  (mother of Heather Mages)
For those who have died:  
O God of grace and glory, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer. Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and, in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will.

We thank you for giving them to us to know and to love as companions on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by the call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
John Sivright (who died recently, friend of John Roberts and others)
And during this season of Lent, while we consider forgiveness, we pray for ourselves:
Merciful Lord, fill my heart with compassion and love, as I strive to become someone who forgives and embraces rather than someone who clings and condemns. Amen.
Prayers may be added to this list by completing the Prayer Request Card, which can be found in the pews and Parish Hall, or by emailing Sue Babbs at suebabbs385@gmail.com 

We invite you to join the Prayer Network which receives email notifications and prays for needs as they are shared with us. Contact Sue Babbs for further information.