September 2, 2019
This Week at St. James the Less
Monday, September 2
Parish Office Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3
3:45 p.m. | A Just Harvest
6:00 p.m. | Garden Work & Harvest Day

Saturday, September 7
9:00 a.m. | Garden Work & Harvest Day

Sunday, September 8
8:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist with Traditional Language
9:15 a.m. | Thirty Worthy Minutes
10:00 a.m. | Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Language
10:00 a.m. | Sermon Storytime for Children
11:00 a.m. | Sweet Treats & Fellowship
4:00 p.m. | Concert on the Commons
A Concert on the Commons: Mr. Nick
Sunday, September 8 | 4:00 p.m.
Invite your friends and family, children and grandchildren to our second Concert on the Commons featuring Mr. Nick.

Nick Davio performs as Mr. Nick, and teaches music across Chicago as a professional children’s musician. He currently holds teaching artists positions at The Old Town School of Music and Chicago Children’s Theatre. He is also the keyboardist from our famous Beatles Band. We are so thrilled and honored to have him!
God Forbid
Thursday, September 12 | 9:30 a.m.
Funeral planning, obituary writing, and preparing for the final journey, God Forbid you should need it. Josh Langhoff, Rev. Lisa Senuta, and Marilee MGowan facilitate learning and practical guidance as you reflect on your final wishes.

We will meet in the St. James the Less Parish Hall for this two-hour workshop.
Labyrinth Consecration
Sunday, September 15 | 11:30 a.m.
After worship, gather around the labyrinth to bless it as a place for prayer and wholeness.
Save the Date for the Lobster Sale
Saturday, September 21
It's Lobster Time -- save the date and plan your parties for our annual Lobster Sale on Saturday, September 21. Lobsters are flown in fresh from Maine that morning and cooked at the church for you to pick up and take home for dinner. Or you may purchase your lobsters live and cook them yourself.Order forms are available in the Parish Hall or you may also place your order online.

The Lobster Sale is one of the major fundraisers that support our outreach ministries at St. James the Less. Each year through financial contributions and people-hours, we contribute to the following organizations: A Just Harvest, which provides a hot meal to the hungry in Rogers Park; the Northfield Township Food Pantry, which helps residents with food for their families; ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, which works to end homelessness in Chicago, and The Grove, where St.James the Less ministers to the residents who are so often in need of love and friendship by hosting birthday parties, worship services, local outings and holiday gifts. 
Women's Retreat
Friday-Saturday, September 27-28
The women of St. James the Less and the women of St. Simon's will join together for a retreat on Friday-Saturday, September 27-28, at Techny Towers in Northbrook. Our intention is to gather in community for reflection, story, and prayer, to connect with the Spirit's desire for us. Using the work of Brené Brown, we will explore how wholehearted living can help us to experience the love of God in our lives.

The Rev. Lisa will be our retreat leader. The cost for the retreat is $100 and includes one night's lodging and two meals on Saturday. If you would like to sign up for the retreat, please email Caryl at caryl@stjamestheless.org. Payment in full (checks payable to St. Simon's Episcopal Church) is due by September 15. You may drop your check off at the SJTL parish office.
Worship at The Grove
Prayer Service | Wednesday, September 11 | 2:30 p.m.
Eucharist | Wednesday, September 25 | 2:30 p.m.
Twice a month, we offer worship services for the residents of The Grove of Northbrook. Please join us in the ministry if you are able. We need your help to be present with the residents of this place.
Laptops for The Grove
Please contact Sue Babbs if you have unwanted laptops which could be donated to The Grove. The ones the residents used to use are no longer working, and some of the more alert residents would love to be able to use the internet. Ideally the laptops would have Windows 10 installed, and you would need to ensure they had none of your personal information stored on them.
Gardening is Better Together
Saturday Mornings @ 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evenings @ 6:00 p.m.
We meet in the Community Food Garden at 9:00 a.m on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. to garden together.

What can you do? Tend your own garden plot, if you have one. No plot of your own, then come and help care for the plots growing food to be given to the Northfield Food Pantry. Enjoy a piece of God's Creation as we work in community.
From the Chicago Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:     
We pray for the Dioceses of Province Five: Springfield; Missouri; Milwaukee; Fond du Lac; Southern Ohio; Ohio; Michigan; Eastern Michigan; and our Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Renk, South Sudan.
For the Diocese of Toliara, Madagascar:  
We pray for Bishop Todd & Rev. Patsy McGregor, Assistant Bishop Samy and his wife, Holy, and all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Toliara, Madagascar. We pray for all the people of the Diocese as they move forward with and adjust to changes in clergy staffing.
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.  
Lee Beadle (friend of John Roberts)
Daniel Berry (son of Miriam Berry)
Mary Blair (friend of John Roberts)
Frank Blunt (friend of John Roberts)
Maryann Bovio (friend of Dane Cleven)
David Braun (uncle of Matthew Berry)
Mary Burrington (grandmother of Lisa Senuta)
Debbie Carpenter (sister of David Mason)
Sandra Carpenter (sister of Shari Noble)
Mary Cato (friend of Miriam Berry)
Norman & Cathleen Corfield (parents of Yvonne Watson)
Chase Curtis (friend of John Roberts)
Silvio DeBartelmaise (friend of John Roberts)
Connor Dolge (friend of Jack & Patricia Kessie) 
Bill Fox (parishioner)
Peggy Greene (parishioner)
Pam Hardy (parishioner)
George Hartnett (friend of John Roberts)
Chip Herndon (parishioner)
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)
Jon Lind (friend of John Roberts)
Allen Liss (companion of Pam Hardy)
Dorothy Mahrenholz (parishioner)
John Marquardt, Jr. (son of Judy Marquardt)
Peggy Mason (parishioner)
Joe McDonald (son of John & Susan McDonald)
Karen Mills Hensley (daughter of Mike Mills)
Meredith Montross (parishioner)
Bob P (friend of Sarah Schneider)
Dick Peterson (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)
Nancy Reed (sister of Mary Nelson)
Dorothy Rizzo (mother of Bob Rizzo)
Lucy Roe (friend of Jack & Patricia Kessie) 
Mary Schwenk (wife of Henry Schwenk)
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)
Patti Stutz (daughter-in-law of Barbara Stutz)
Libby Swift (parishioner)
Nancy Thompson (sister of Dorothy Generes)
Jamie Trotter (parishioner)
Scott Trumble (friend of Scott Swank)
Elena Walke (friend of Jack & Tricia Kessie)
John & Linda White (parishioners)
Tom White (son of John White)
Fred Zweifel (son of Diane Sawyer)
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)
Dominic  (friend of Sarah Schneider)
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.
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 for further information.