Heritage Sunday Potluck

Sunday, October 22,  9am
It’s time for a celebration of service that not only HAS been well done but is STILL being well done. Heritage Sunday recognizes the members of this congregation who have served God in this church for 30 plus years – there are 63 of them! They will be honored in both worship services and, (what’s a party without food?) with a potluck brunch at 9am.  We’ll work together to build a timeline of this congregation’s past and hear stories of the life of this community.  Bring a dish to pass and come celebrate!

While the parents are pot-lucking the children will rehearse beginning at 9am in church and then will have a brunch of their own before going to Church School.

Vestry Candidates Sought 

The Nominating Team of  Kate Rickard, Rick Lussenhop, Amy Stomper, Dave Zuehlke, Mike Krause and Elizabeth Jameson is ready to receive names for consideration of Vestry candidates for the 2018 elections. Vestry members are to embrace a leadership role within the community and assist in the visioning and seeking God’s direction for the parish. If you have suggestions for the committee, please contact them by Sunday, October 22.

Celebrating the Saints

Sunday, October 29, 9am
Did you know that St. Clare of Assisi founded her own order of nuns and in 1224 fended off a group of soldiers who sought to attack the town of Assisi by simply carrying the Blessed Sacrament to the walls of her convent and praying? Come learn about St. Clare and other saints celebrated in the church at 9:00 am on October 29th.  You’ll have a chance to vote on the saints that most appeal to you and there will be treats to share!

Winter Warming

Sundays in November
St. Simon’s Annual Coat Drive runs during the month of November. We are in need of CLEAN winter coats to donate to the ReVive Center for Housing and Healing. Any gloves, hats, mittens, and scarves—especially adult male sizes—are also appreciated. Donated items may be left on the designated table at the south end of the parish hall near the elevator. Call Janice Tauber with any questions.

November Adult Outing — Big Band Live Music Night

Thursday, November 2, 7pm
The next outing for the Adult Social Group, Big Band Live Music Night, will be Thursday evening, November 2.  The Band plays at the Elk Grove Park District Banquet Garden Terrace, 1000 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, from 7 to 9pm. Dance or just listen.  The group plays music from the ‘40s and the ‘50s—not just Jazz.  They play everything!  If you need more information, you can call 847-437-9494. With a group of 10 or more, the per person cost drops from $7 to $5. For those who would be interested in dinner beforehand, we will gather at the Rack House Kitchen and Tavern. For more information, or to RSVP for the event and/or dinner, please contact, no later than October 30, Margo Weston or Sandy Ladd.

Sunday Mornings @ 9:00am: Making Connections Forum and Worship Center

Making Connections Forum—9:00am
Join us for adult formation as we gather in between services for fellowship and enriching opportunities to learn and grow in our faith. Join Stephen and Elizabeth for What’s God Got To Do With It? as we take on some big questions that have life changing implications right in the middle of your ordinary, everyday life. Bring your questions, your friends, and your curiosity with you.

Worship Center—9:00am
Bible stories heard and experienced for children of all ages in the St. Priscilla Room.

Walk In Wednesdays & Growing Together

Walk In Wednesdays
Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm
Walk In Wednesdays is a relaxed opportunity to enjoy a few minutes of conversation and a meal with our sisters and brothers in Christ. Bring a dish to share, if you are able. All ages are welcome. The evening ends with a brief service from Daily Prayer for All Seasons.

Growing Together—Troubling Bible Passages
Wednesday, October 18, 7:00-7:45 pm
This is an opportunity to learn more about those passages in the Bible that can leave you saying to yourself, “Really? That’s in my Bible?” Join Dillon Shipman, a seminarian and Director of Music at St. Elizabeth’s, Glencoe. He is a student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. “Troubling Passages” are designed to be stand-alone events, so please don’t feel that if you miss one you can’t attend the others.

God Spotting Hidden Treasures: Altar Guild

. . .  I pour water and wine. While I set the table for the Lord’s Supper, I’ve often
wondered what it would have been like to set the table for Jesus and his friends. I’ve meditated on what it must have been like to be there with him. I’ve considered what it will be like when we eat with him in heaven. And I’ve learned a thing or two about service and beauty and community. You know, I’d like to share that with you. I’d like you to learn that too.—Diane Butler Bass, from “Christianity After Religion”

Each week members of our Altar Guild prepare the church and altar for our worship services. They work behind the scenes, performing quotidian duties with a sacred purpose as they prepare the bread and the wine, the linens and the vestments.

If you would like to join this team of community members who serve on the Altar Guild, please contact Sandy Ladd at 847-392-5860 or sa58ladd@sbcglobal.net.