Sunday Mornings @ 9:00am
As we journey through Lent, a time when we focus on Jesus’ death and resurrection, join us in exploring the life of Jesus, who invites us to follow him into the mystery of divine love. What is the wisdom way of understanding the life of Jesus—from incarnation to passion and crucifixion into resurrection? And what difference does it make for our life? Perhaps you’re drawn to (or have questions about) our preaching and teaching from the starting point of original blessing and Jesus as Plan A—instead of doing clean up duty as Plan B.
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00am
Wednesday Evenings @ 7:00pm
Meeting God in Mark: This Lenten season join us as we read through a very short and beautifully written book by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The book, Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of Lent, is packed with illuminating spiritual insights, and the focus on the Passion narrative makes it a rich companion to the Gospel of Mark.
Sunday, February 25, 3:30pm
Join us for an evening of music by a variety of classical composers featuring baritone, Peter Wesoloski and pianist, Dr. Eugenia Cheng. Peter Wesoloski has sung as a member of both the Grant Park Symphony Chorus and the Chicago Symphony Chorus and is a regular soloist with the Chicago Master Singers. Dr. Cheng is a collaborative pianist and mathematician who is currently Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 7pm
This March we will be starting a Festival Choir led by Jim Collins, our new Music Director, that will sing on Easter Sunday. The choir will rehearse Tuesdays in March at 7 PM, starting on March 6th. There is no commitment beyond Easter Sunday, so come join us for an amazing musical experience and an Easter celebration to remember!
In 2018, Contemplative Outreach Chicago will present three full-day Saturday workshops on the Christian contemplative tradition and centering prayer at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect.
March 24: Spirituality from the Ground Up, with Jeff Ediger
April 14: Wisdom of the Gospel of Thomas, with Alan Krema
If anyone is interested, a teacher from Stoneman Douglas High in Florida would love it if her students had letter of support when they return to school. Please send letters to:
Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, FL 33076
We will have a station in the parish hall on Sunday if anyone would like to write a letter on Sunday. We will mail them after Sunday.Read More
Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22
Mark your calendar now for the women’s retreat that Pastor Elizabeth will lead for the women of St. Simon’s and the women of The Presbyterian Church of Palatine. We will explore the theme of finding time in the midst of busyness, both individually and in community.
Men’s Book Group
Tuesday, March 13, 7:30pm — Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders
Tuesday, April 10, 7:30pm — Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Women’s Book Group
Thursday, March 1, 7:30pm — The Delight of Being Ordinary: A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dali Lama by Roland Merullo
Did you miss the Annual Parish Meeting? Do you want to see our favorite pictures from last year or see budget numbers? Click below for videos and pdfs from the meeting.Read More
Wednesday, January 10 — Meditation on the Parable of the Rich Young Man by Bishop Jeffrey Lee.
Sunday, January 14 — We are MAGI: A Explanation of our CAT Survey Results with Brooke Raymond, CAT Consultant, and Andrea Myers, Director of Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
Sunday, January 21 — The CAT: Chapter 2 with Shay Craig, Associate for Resource Development, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.Read More
2017 has been a year of continued change and growth for St. Simon’s. As a community, we are deepening our commitment to living out the words of our identity statement, Celebrating God’s love for All, Seeking to Embody Christ in the World.Read More
If you like to join others, do hard work outside, and share in a cup of hot cocoa by the fire . . .Consider joining the Deer Grove Volunteers. Volunteers usually meet on Saturdays or Sundays at Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine. They cut out invasive species, spread seeds, and help to keep everything spruced up. Email: email@example.comRead More
As we enter into Lent we invite you to consider these thoughts from our Lenten issue of Seasons.
The frames our minds create define—and confine—what we perceive to be possible. Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view. Enlarge the box, or create another frame around the data, and problems vanish, while new opportunities appear.Read More