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Weekly Announcements for May 16, 2018
From Fr. Court:

"Do It Now"
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying."

Excerpt from the poem:
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick. From Pocket Book of Poetry, Fall River Press:New York 2014.

One of the downfalls of humanity is our propensity for procrastination. We tend to live by the watchword, "I'll do it tomorrow." When we talk about living as the children of God or as the body of Christ we sometimes take this same attitude of "I'll do it tomorrow." When we see someone begging we say, "I'll give tomorrow, I don't have any change today." When we see someone who is hungry we say, "I don't have time to feed them today." When we hear the call to house the homeless we say, "I don't have money to help today." When we hear the call for Sunday School teachers or Youth Group Leaders we say, "Oh, that's not really my thing. Maybe I'll think about it when I retire." We spend our lives putting off our call from God to reach out and be the Body of Christ in our world. Tomorrow, though, is never guaranteed. One of my favorite bumper stickers is, "Those who plan to repent at the 11th hour, often die at 10:45."
Let's vow to live our lives as living examples of the Gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ for the world. Let's vow to fulfill our baptismal vows to "seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being" each and every day, as if this was our last day on earth, our last chance to serve Christ in others.

Yours in Christ, 
Parish Contact Information
Fr. Court's Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For Pastoral Emergencies:
The Rev. Court Williams at 541-525-6567
To contact Fr. Court via email - click link below:  
Sunday's at Trinity

8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist 
9:00 a.m.   Fellowship
9:00 a.m.   Sunday School
9:00 a.m.   Adult Forum
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m.   Fellowship
Theology Study Group - Tonight

The Study group will meet next tonight -
Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. at church.

We are studying the book
 The Gospel of Thomas
 by Jean-Yves LeLoup. 

 All are welcome. 
Parish Office Closed on Friday, May 18

The Parish Office will be closed on Friday, May 18.  If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Fr. Court Williams at 541525-6567.  Fr. Court will be in and out of the office on Friday.
Spring Planting Day at Trinity
This Saturday, May 19 from 9 - 11 a.m.

Consider helping beautify our grounds by coming to our spring planting date on Saturday May 19, 9 am -11 am.

We are also seeking contributions for the purchase of our plants in honor or memory of a loved one. Please note on the memo line of your check or contact Martha in the office with your information and donation preference.

18 x Martha Washington geraniums $15 each
2 x flat sweet alyssum white or pink $30 each
12 x Coleus plants $6 each
boxwoods $30 each
leaf mulch $200
Kidz Garden Planting at Trinity 
This Saturday, May 19 from 9-12

We will be cleaning up the area, weeding, as well as planting new bulbs and plants, putting in mulch and trimming the boxwood bushes.  Donations of plants or money are welcome!  If you would like to make a monetary gift, please make checks payable to Trinity Church with "Kidz Garden" in the memo.  If you would like to make plant gift, please bring them this Saturday or just let Charlotte Doniger know when you have the plants and she will get them in.  This is a Perennial garden so any clippings from your garden or from a nursery are welcome.  Thank you!!
Rummage Preparations Begin 

Please come and join us for a BRIEF organizational meeting this Sunday, May 20,at 11:30 a.m. in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome to join and lend a hand. We are anticipating another big in-gathering and sale. Our success depends on YOUR participation.

We will begin collecting June 1st, and begin sorting every Friday and Saturday from 9-1 starting June 8th.

Congratulations to proud grandparents Jill & Steve Laueron the birth of their grandson Paxson Healy Snow who came into the world at 5:37 p.m., Santa Monica, on May 9th, weighing in at 8 lbs. 7 oz. Both mother and baby are doing well.  They are all delighted with the new addition to their family! 

Welcome to the World, sweet little baby boy!

Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday, May 27 
AT 10:00 A.M.

Sunday, May 27 is Trinity Sunday and our Annual Parish Picnic!  There is a sign-up for attending and a sign-up for side dishes we need, including salads, fruit, desserts and drinks, posted in the choir forming room.  

The Vestry will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and paper goods.  There will be activities for young and old alike and a chance to spend time with your fellow parishioners!
Canterbury Northwestern Open House!

What's going on at Canterbury Northwestern? Great question! You're invited to come find out!  Canterbury is hosting an Open House: Sunday, May 27, 3:30-5 p.m. (2010 Orrington Ave, Evanston). Come hear more about the two new ministry initiatives we're launching, meet some of our students, and get to know Andy Guffey, chaplain of the House. 
Trinity History Committee

The Trinity History Committee meets the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 in the Guild Room. Please feel free to join us Saturday, June 9.  Questions? Contact Nancy Freeman at nfreeman@frii.com or 970-222-4663.
Food For Thought 

Food for Thought is completely dependent upon the generosity of you, our members. The shopping list can be found on the church website or on the table in the choir forming room.  We generally shop for the designated items to fill 10 bags and rely on monthly contributions of $225 per month to pay for these items. Thank you for your generosity!    
Our in-gathering is this Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Change to June Vestry Meeting

Due to Fr. Court's doctoral class the week of June 18-22, the June Vestry meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday June 19th, is being moved to Tuesday June 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Guild Room (one week later). Thank you for your understanding.
Saturday Morning Men's Bible Study

Saturday Morning Men's Bible Studat 9:00 a.m.  All men in the church are invited to attend. We will have coffee and goodies and discuss Sunday's readings. 
Community Meal at St. James

Our future work at St. James Catholic Church in Highwood, will be on July 12 and November 8.  We prepare the meal in our Trinity kitchen and transport it to their kitchen for sharing with those in need. There are sign up sheets in the Choir Forming room!  Thank you!!
Bringing Communion To You When You Are Sick

If you are ill, are in the hospital, or for some other reason cannot come to church on Sunday morning and would like Holy Communion brought to you, please contact Fr. Court Williams at the office (847-432-6653) or on his cell phone (541-525-6567) or by email (rector@trinitychurchhp.org) so that we can set this up for you.
Goals for 2018 from the Mutual Ministry Review

1) Communication - improve internal and external communication.
2) Definition of Roles - Vestry, Wardens, Rector, and Parish.
3) Planning - Vestry areas, Vestry meetings, and recruitment
Vestry Meeting Minutes and Financial Reports:
Click the links below to view our most recent Vestry Meeting Minutes and our current Financial Reports.

Save these Dates:

Wednesday, May 16      7:00 p.m. Theology Study Group
Friday, May 18              Parish Office Closed
Saturday, May 19          9-11 am    Spring Planting
Sunday, May 20             Pentecost Sunday
                                      11:30 a.m.  Rummage Sale Meeting
Sunday, May 27            10 am Trinity Sunday - One Service Only - Church Picnic
Sunday, June 3              Summer Service Schedule Begins - we have one service
                                      at 9:00 a.m.  The first Sunday of the month the service is
                                      held outside.
Saturday, June 9           History Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 10           Food For Thought Sunday
Tuesday, June 28          June Vestry Meeting

Looking Ahead:
Saturday October 27     9-11 am    Fall Grounds Cleanup
Ken Fambro, Richard Monzingo, Fred Putz, Cecilia Marriott
Relatives & Friends
Highland Park Police Department
David Knapp (former parishioner)
James Bicknell (brother of John Bicknell)
Anne, Janie (friends of Mary Seaver)
Mehdi Hirani (friend of Cathy Mossler)
Ruth LaVerne Pauls (mother of Laurel Lester)
Joanna (friend of Seely/Browns and Malcolms)
Ashlynn Baeseman (niece of Scott Baeseman)
Audrey Baer (family of Mary Baer)
Len Hanson (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Shawna Parti (neice of Cathy Mossler)
Daniel Turney (friend of Paul Nelis)
Kristin & Toni Stanley (relatives of Sue Barber)
Anne Pajcic (friend of Hood & Horace Seely-Brown
Holly Adams (cousin of Katie Bratton)
Erica (friend of Fred & Annette Johnston)
Joseph & Kate (relatives of Sue & Peter Barber)
Bob & Debbie (relatives of Sue & Peter Barber)
Seab (friend of BJ & Bob Kohn)
David Schulte, Jr. (son of Ginny Schulte)
Molly Mulsoff  (friend of Seely & Hood)
Vince (friend of Fred Johnston)
Marcial Alix Jr.  & the Alix Family (father of Jack Alix)
Elly Kennicott (sister-in-law of Sue Tappert)
The Smith Family: Hank, Erica and Tucker (family of Maura Hagestad)
Jennifer Garner (sister of Julie Williams)
William "Billy" Mayer
Marjory Kemp (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Peter Kinzly (relative of Suzy Born)
April and Charles (friends of Sue & Ken Tappert)
Mike Taylor
Sharon and Kathryn Jirak (friends of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Michael Miller (grandson of Nancy & Richard Johnson)
Rikki Berman (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Barb Jovore (Deacon at Methodist Curch in Glencoe - friend of Sue Tappert)
Lillian Klimo (friend of Sue Tappert)
Kathy McGraw (sister of Jon Teeuwissen)
Anthony Mondo (cousin of Cathy Mossler)
Michael Risko (father of John Risko)
Luke Schneider (relative of Jill & Steve Lauer)
Terry Rankin
Tom and Jeane Langan (parents of Peggy Hayner)
Patrick Nelis (father of Paul Nelis)
Nathan McKillen
Those serving in the Armed Forces and their Families
Ben Chellew, nephew of Cynthia Hines
The 822nd MP deployed to Afghanistan
Those who have died
Remembering today, Barbara Peters, parishioner and mother of parishioner, Jodie McCann, and all those we love but see no longer, especially those buried here in St. Michael's Chapel.
Please submit prayer requests to Martha in the Parish Office at office@trinitychurchhp.org 
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