Welcome to St. Elisabeth’s

We at St. Elisabeth’s share an adventurous spirit and a commitment to radiate God’s love within and beyond our red doors.

We worship in the Episcopal tradition. The Table set in our midst is God’s Table and has no specific denominational or religious label.  As God’s children all are welcome to receive communion there. We are an inclusive congregation in the Village of Glencoe in the North Shore of Chicago, we are an Episcopal Church, part of the Diocese of Chicago, the Episcopal Church in the United States—one of many churches that make up the world-wide Anglican Communion.

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Sermon preached by the Rev. Larry Handwerk on September 13, 2015

Lectionary for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 19B – Track 1

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A Tale of Two Syrians

The_Canaanite_(or_Syrophoenician)_woman_asks_Christ_to_cure_Wellcome_V0034860Sermon preached by the Rev. Daphne Cody on September 8, 2105

Lectionary for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost

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Jesus’ armor

crucifixSermon preached by the Rev. Larry Handwerk on August 23, 2015

Lectionary for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost – Track 1

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October 4 Interfaith Panel

Interfaith panel with Bishop Christopher Epting, Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, and Professor Inamul Hag

Bishop EptingBishop Christopher Epting After serving thirteen years as Bishop of Iowa, Christopher Epting was appointed as the Presiding Bishop’s Deputy for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations working out of The Episcopal Church Center in New York. In this capacity he participated in ecumenical dialogue with the various Christian communions and inter-religious dialogue with Jews and Muslims through the auspices of both the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches. In 2004, Bishop Epting participated in a Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona, Spain. Currently, he represents the Diocese of Chicago on the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago.

Herbert BronsteinRabbi Herbert Bronstein Rabbi Herbert Bronstein is a lecturer and writer in the field of comparative religion. He is a member of the religion faculty of Lake Forest College and senior scholar of North Shore Congregation Israel. Currently, Rabbi Bronstein teaches a course on Religious Perspectives on the Environment. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College.


ImamProfessor Inamul Haq Professor Inamul Haq is Program Coordinator of Niebuhr Center for Faith & Action & Adjunct Professor of Islam at Elmhurst College. He is also an adjunct professor at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Hyde Park, Chicago. Previously Mr. Haq was principal of Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park for 11 years. Mr. Haq is a founding member of the International Strategy and Policy Institute, an Oakbrook based think tank. He served on the Chicago Committee of Human Rights Watch and currently serves on the Board of Cardinal Bernardine Center of CTU. He was also a member in Governor Pat Quinn’s Muslim Advisory Council. Mr. Haq is an honorary imam in various local mosques in the Chicago area. He studied at International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan and at Drew University in New Jersey. He has been frequently interviewed by local media, including Chicago Tribune and PBS regarding issues covering Islam and Muslims.


Outline of the day’s events

9:15 – 9:45 am    Come early and join the Bishop for a cup of coffee.

10:00 am                     Holy Eucharist and Confirmation with Bishop Christopher Epting. Liturgy includes  a procession outdoors and a photo of the entire assembly.

11:00 am                     Interfaith Panel with Bishop Epting, Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, and   Professor Inamul Haq

11:30 am – 12:30 pm   Festive Coffee Hour to celebrate Daphne’s Tenth Anniversary as Rector here at  St. Elisabeth’s

Evening                       Dinner for Daphne with past and present Wardens and Treasurers

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A rainbow is a promise. By hosting the program called Rainbows for all Children at St. Elisabeth’s Church we are promising to help grieving children of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds understand their loss whether from death, divorce, deployment, or other trauma. For a 14-week period we will support them in the process of healing after a catastrophic loss in their lives. It’s that simple.

There is a unique aspect of Rainbows for all Children; it is that a small of group of children, with some guidance (that’s the facilitator’s role), will begin to talk to one another when they become comfortable in the group. Then they will learn that their experience is not something that has happened to just them but to other children their age also. This peer-to-peer conversation is where healing begins to take place.

For more information about the program visit their website at rainbows.org

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Kaleidoscope Institute: Training for intercultural competency.

Gracious Leadership Part 1 training at St. Elisabeth’s Church

14-hour course.

  • Postponed until Fall 2015

For more information contact the Parish Office at office@steglencoe.org

For more information about the Kaleidoscope Institute, click here.


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October 6, 2015
Office Hours
Location: at Glencoe Roast.
7:30 am

Lectionary Study Hour
Location: At Glencoe Roast
8:30 am
Reflections on the lessons planned for Sunday

October 10, 2015
Ken Wittleder Service
2:00 pm

October 11, 2015
Holy Eucharist - Rite I
Location: Chapel
8:00 am

Holy Eucharist - Rite II
Location: Church
10:00 am

October 12, 2015
Location: Basement
7:30 pm

Location: Guild Room
8:00 pm

October 13, 2015
Office Hours
Location: at Glencoe Roast.
7:30 am

Lectionary Study Hour
Location: At Glencoe Roast
8:30 am
Reflections on the lessons planned for Sunday

Please click here for our complete calendar.


Please click here for the calendar of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.