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Outreach to the Homeless

Thursday, February 22
St. Simon’s will be partnering with CUCC to provide dinner at their PADS site.  We are still in need of a few items. Please sign up through our website. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Drummond.

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Support for Students at Stoneman Douglas High

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:

Diane Wolk-Rogers
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.

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From the Viator House of Hospitality

Dear St. Simon’s,

I saw God last Sunday…in your eyes and in your sanctuary.

Thank you for the opportunity to share the impact you’re making on the men of Viator House of Hospitality – 15 young men, 18-23, from 9 different nations – during your service.

Thank you because – not only are you making a difference in the men’s lives – but you also are reflecting the hope and compassion that only comes from Heaven through your actions.

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Youth Group Mission Trip

We had a wonderful turn out at the Making Connections Potluck between the services last Sunday with time to enjoy one another and also hear Mission Trip tales.  Enjoy this video by Abby Butler capturing the heart of the week. Once again, I am deeply grateful for our adult leaders, Carl Raezer, Julie Wood and Michael Medsker–all of whom gave up their time to make this week possible–and also to the parish for your incredible support in so many ways!

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Thanks for your generous support of the Viator House!

We made our goal to help the young adult refugees who are settling into the Viator House of Hospitality!  The contributions from the community of St. Simon’s will enable us to purchase the eleven Welcome Baskets we need for the new young men who will be joining the Viator House over the next few months.  And, we will be able to purchase some chairs and lamps for their rooms.  Just a reminder to please return the filled shower caddies by next Sunday,

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Viator House of Hospitality

On Sunday, we had an opportunity to learn about the Viator House of Hospitality, a home for young men ages 18-22 who are seeking asylum in the United States. Thanks to all who so generously contributed. With your amazing donations, we are virtually at our goal of being able to purchase 11 welcome baskets for the incoming young adult refugees to the Viator House.  We distributed ALL of the shower caddies (Please try to return them by March 5).  

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When Did I Feed You?

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The demands on the food pantry at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Elk Grove Village haven’t lessened. They are most appreciative of our generous contributions! When the large basket in the narthex is filled, members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew deliver the food. Items in highest demand include: cereals, canned meats (e.g. tuna and chicken), canned fruit, pasta and pasta sauce. However, all non-perishable items are welcomed. Thank you all for your continued support of this project.

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needed: partners to share in ministry

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Caring for one another is the responsibility of our whole community, not just the ordained. As the Body of Christ, we are called to share, each according to our various gifts, in the commitment to make God’s love manifest in the lives of those around us and especially those in need. There are many, many ways to do so.

Perhaps you can offer rides to doctor appointments or make meals for those who need them?

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