June 24, 2019
This Week at St. James the Less
Monday, June 24
1:00 p.m. | Christian Meditation
7:30 p.m. | Dick Peterson's Big Band

Wednesday, June 26
2:30 p.m. | Eucharist at the Grove
7:00 p.m. | Building & Grounds Team Meeting

Saturday, June 29
9:00 a.m. | Garden Work Day
10:00 a.m. | Quilts Beyond Borders Sewing Day
10:15 a.m. | Sewing Club for Kids

Sunday, June 30
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
6:15 p.m. | North Shore Meditation Community
Quilts Beyond Border Sewing Day
Our quilt group will be meeting on Saturday June 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will be cutting and sewing quilts for the organization, Quilts Beyond Borders, which distributes quilts to children in underserved areas of the world. We will have a special guest that day, Carla Triemer, the director of Quilts Beyond Borders, will be joining us.

Note: If you have an extra ironing board or iron at home that you no longer need, the quilting group at St. James the Less could put it to good use. Please speak to Sue Babbs.
Sewing Club for Kids
Our next Sewing Club date for children 8 and up will be Saturday, June 29, from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Snacks will be provided and, as always, parents are encouraged to attend!
Thirty Worthy Minutes: Pilgrimage
Rev. Lisa will share more about her recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land and will also begin the discussion about the possibility of members of St. James the Less making a pilgrimage in 2020.

Come and learn about Lisa's trip and explore what your own journey might look like. Details of past pilgrimages are available at lightlinena.com .
Painting the Labyrinth
The bricks for building our Labyrinth have arrived on site. We have an opportunity to personalize them before they are installed out on the Commons. Please stop by the garage after church on Sunday to help paint the bricks. You may decorate them in any fashion that you wish -- your name, a favorite scripture passage, or a design.

The Labyrinth will be installed sometime in July, so we will have roughly the next three weeks to paint the bricks. kClare will be there to offer suggestions and to answer any questions you might have.

At its essence, a labyrinth is a spiral walking path. When yo walk into a labyrinth, a single, clear path guides you to its center. Unlike a maze which has numerous paths and is designed to confuse, a labyrinth helps you center yourself and find clarity and peace.
Gardening is Better Together
Saturday Mornings @ 9:00 a.m.

We meet in the Community Food Garden at 9:00 a.m on Saturday mornings 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.
The 2019 St. James the Less Golf Outing will be played at the Glenview Prairie Club, 2800 W. Lake Street in Glenview. Our afternoon begins at 2:00 p.m. with a Mini Clinic, and tee-off is set for 2:30 p.m. The fee for play, including motorized golf cart, will be $26, payable in cash or check to St. James the Less.

Following the golf outing, golfers and non-golfers alike will gather at St. James the Less for a Potluck Supper.

Sign up for golfing and/or the Potluck on our website or in the Parish Hall.
Questions about golf? Contact Matt Alcorn . Questions about the Potluck? Contact Judy Lefferdink .
A Just Harvest -- Our Next Opportunity for Service is Tuesday, July 2
Summer is here -- but the need remains. Be one of the first to sign up to volunteer or bring food for our July meal. You can find the link here or on our web site. There is also a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall.
Practicing Acceptance with Rev. Lisa
Saturday, July 13 -- 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and there has got to be a way through it.” Matthew Fox

Far from resignation acceptance is connected to discovering God’s blessing in what is, as it is. Over the course of this reflective morning expect to learn some take away prayer forms to practice acceptance in your daily life. And with the gift of other parishioners find you are not alone seeking faith amid changes, chances and challenges of life.
Slowness remembers
Hurry forgets
Softness remembers
Hardness forgets
Acceptance remembers
Fear forgets

Christian meditation is a short time of restful silence that reunites us to God’s love. We easily lose connection with our true selves in the fog of busy lives, stress and routine. In group contemplative prayer we practice simple quiet presence that guides us toward a sense of connection with God. Rev Lisa uses scripture, nature, prayer and poetry to guide the group toward open presence for God. Every meditation time is for beginners and those who have been practicing for a long time. Our prayer only requires our willingness for God, the rest comes through the power of the Spirit.  

Monday, June 24 -- 1:00 p.m. @ St. James the Less

Monday, July 15 -- 1:00 p.m. @ St. James the Less
Tuesday, July 23 -- 7:00 p.m. @ St. James the Less

Monday, August 19 -- 1:00 p.m. @ St. James the Less
Tuesday, August 27 -- 7:00 p.m. @ St. James the Less
Worship at The Grove
Eucharist | Wednesday, June 26 | 2:30 p.m.
Prayer Service | Wednesday, July 10 | 2:30 p.m.
Twice a month, we offer worship services for the residents of The Grove of Northbrook. Can you lend a hand or just spend some time visiting with the people who live there. Gather at 2:15 p.m.
Reading Group at The Grove
Wednesday, July 3 | 2:30 p.m.
We have a new ministry—reading to the residents at The Grove. We read short stories or other short format material in a 40-60 minute time period. If you are interested in potentially participating in this ministry, come and check it out!
Potluck on the Commons
A Sunday in late August
It was so much fun last year, we are doing it again. Everyone is invited to enjoy a potluck on our Commons. More details will be available later.
Concert on the Commons: Mr. Nick
Sunday, September 8
You may remember Nick Davio as the pianist from our Beatles Band, but did you know he is a prominent Chicago children's musician? See him here in our out outdoor concert setting.
Lobster Sale
Saturday, September 21
Save the date for our Annual Lobster Sale. Look for more information about the sale and how you can help later in the summer.
From the Chicago Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:     
We pray for Congregations in the Peoria Deanery: Grace in Galesburg, St. James in Griggsville, St. John’s in Kewanee, St. James in Lewiston, St. George’s in Macomb and in our Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Renk, South Sudan for Jesús de Nazaret near Tuxtepec; St. Barnabas in Geiger South.
For the Diocese of Toliara, Madagascar:  
We pray for Bishop Todd & Rev. Patsy McGregor, Assistant Bishop Samy and his wife, Holy, and for all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Toliara, Madagascar. We pray for Bruce, Shay, Abigail and Avery Mason (plus school friend) who are in Madagascar working with Iris Ministries for orphaned children in the capital, Antananarivo, and also visiting the Diocese of Toliara.
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)
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) 
Bill Fox (parishioner)
Peggy Greene (parishioner)
Barbara Hawkins (resident of The Grove)
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)
Tim Lewin (cousin of Heather Mages)
Nancy Lidecker (mother of Katie Synek)
Allen Liss (companion of Pam Hardy)
Holly Madigan (friend of Sandy & Bert Getz Sr)
John Marquardt, Jr. (son of Judy Marquardt)
Peggy Mason (parishioner)
Marge Miller (friend of Peggy Greene)
Karen Mills Hensley (daughter of Mike Mills)
Meredith Montross (parishioner)
Joanie Phillips (wife of Gary Phillips)
JoAnn Powers (friend of John Roberts)
Joe Pryzbilla (friend of Ron Valentine)
Eric Ramaker (step-grandson of Donna Babiarz)
Eric Ramos (resident of The Grove)
Donald P. Rand (friend of John Roberts)
Sandy Rapp (friend of Colleen Schipfer)
Lucy Roe (friend of Jack & Patricia Kessie) 
Christopher Rogala (nephew of Karen Peterson)
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)
Patti Stutz (daughter-in-law of Barbara Stutz)
Kathy Stutz (daughter-in-law of Barbara Stutz)
Libby Swift (parishioner)
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)
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.
Dean Schipfer
Tom Sawyer
Margaret Bliss
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.