January 7, 2019
Wednesday, January 9
2:30 p.m. | Prayer Service at The Grove

Thursday, January 10
7:30 p.m. | Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, January 13
8:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist with Traditional Language
9:15 a.m. | Thirty Worth Minutes
10:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Language
10:00 a.m. | Godly Play
11:00 a.m. | Sweet Treats & Fellowship
Welcome Tommy Rogers
Tommy Rogers, Executive Director of Bishop Anderson House, has joined our staff an a non-stipendiary associate clergy. He will be with us Sunday mornings two to three times a month. His first Sunday was January 6.
Annual Reports Due this Week
Our Annual Meeting follow a single service on Sunday, February 10. We are now preparing the Annual Report for that meeting. Please submit the report for your committee or activity by Thursday, January 10, to caryl@stjamestheless.org.
Christian Meditation
Monday, January 14 & 28 | 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22 & February 5 | 7:00 p.m.
Silence is God’s primary language. Beginners or long time meditators are welcome to this circle. We meet in the East Room at the church. Expect a short creative instruction followed by a guided time of silent prayer with others.  
Hungry in Rogers Park: A Just Harvest
Tuesday, February 5 | 3:45 p.m
It's the depth of winter and people in Rogers Park are looking for a hot meal. Dane Cleven is this month's captain for A Just Harvest. Please sign up online or in the Parish Hall to volunteer to serve or to provide food.
Parent Conversations
Thursday, January 17 | 7:00 p,m.
Thursday, February 21 | 7:00 p.m.
There is no such thing as the perfect parent or perfect child. It is easy to lose balance or get off in the wrong direction with our kids and then every conversations feels like a battle. Parenting is always changing what is needed and each developmental stage is unique. Reflection free of all the emotion and with the support of others can transform brick walls into pathways to a healthier homelife. Lisa Senuta will facilitate Living Compass Parent Wellness on Thursday, January 17 and Thursday, 
February 21, at 7:00 p.m. Come to one or both
Always on the Phone!
The Impact of Technology on Families
Sunday, February 10 | 11:30 a.m.
Monday, February 11 | 7:00 p.m.
Calling everyone with a phone—from pre-teens to teens to parents and grandparents. You know who you are—the one staring at the phone rather than engaging with the people you are with. We all do it upon occasion. Come and learn about the impact of technology on our families and brainstorm ideas for making changes in how we interact with it. Dr. Alexis Lauricella, will make the same presentation on Sunday, February 10, at 11:30 a.m. and Monday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15
7:00 p.m. | Vestry Meeting

Thursday, January 17
7:00 p.m. | Parent Conversations

Wednesday, January 23
2:30 p.m. | Eucharist at The Grove

Saturday, January 26
10:00 a.m. | A Celebration of the Life of Bev Herndon

Sunday, February 3
10:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist & Annual Meeting
From the Chicago Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   
We pray for Congregations in the Aurora Deanery: St. David in Aurora; Trinity in Aurora; Calvary in Batavia; and in our Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Renk for: San Juan Evangelista in Acayucan; St. Matthew Cathedral in Renk. 
We pray for Bishop Todd & Rev. Patsy McGregor that they might be strengthened, renewed and refreshed on their sabbatical. We pray too for Assistant Bishop Sami and all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Toliara, Madagascar, especially for all who are food insecure or threatened by cattle rustlers.
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)
Daniel Berry (son of Miriam Berry)
Sally Bissill (friend of John Roberts)
Liz Bruce (friend of Synek family)
Maureen Burke (parishioner)
Debbie Carpenter (sister of David Mason)
Sandra Carpenter (sister of Shari Noble)
Mary Cato (friend of Miriam Berry)
Silvio DeBartelmaise (friend of John Roberts)
Mike DePuy (friend of daughter of Ron & Debby Valentine)
Vicky Dicks (friend of Dorothy Generes)
Connor Dolge (friend of Jack & Patricia Kessie) 
Bill Fox (parishioner)
Marcia Frey (parishioner)
Samantha Friese (niece of Amy Fahey)
Mike Hearn (relative of Kathleen Cleven)
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)
Bill Lauck (parishioner)
Nancy Lidecker (mother of Katie Synek)
Holly Madigan (friend of Sandy & Bert Getz Sr)
John Marquardt, Jr. (son of Judy Marquardt)
Peggy Mason (parishioner)
Frank Massolini (friend of Ron Valentine)
Karen Mills Hensley (daughter of Mike Mills)
Billy Montross (grandson of Phil & Meredith Montross)
Marcella Oyer (parishioner)
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)
Joan Scott (resident of The Grove)
John Sivright (friend of John Roberts and others)
Rev. Wes Smedley (friend of Ron & Debby Valentine)
Barbara Smith (mother-in-law of Kathy Smith)
Brian Stanton (resident of The Grove)
Tom Story (friend of John Roberts)
Shirley Gately Straub (mother of Susie White)
Kathy Stutz (daughter-in-law of Barbara Stutz)
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)
Anita  (friend of Colleen Schipfer)
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)
Dean  (friend of Marilee McGowan)
Dominic  (friend of Sarah Schneider)
George  (stepfather of Heather Mages)
Janet  (friend of Kathleen Cleven)
Kelly & Josh & baby  (daughter & son-in-law of Carol & Scott Swank)
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.
George Ash
Elizabeth Bowman
Mac Patterson
Carole Bora
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.