There is a place for everyone at God’s table and all are welcome at St. Elisabeth’s to the life and worship of our community and to receive communion.
A welcoming, 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.
Delivered by the Rev. Elizabeth Jameson on June 16, 2013.
Lectionary – Track 1
I’m having a hard time accepting that this is my final e-reflect as priest-in-charge at St Elisabeth’s. It seems like just a short time ago I was describing the year ahead as our sunflower season. And what a sunflower season it has been. I am deeply thankful for the incredible journey we have shared over these past nine months.One of the most amazing gifts of the year has been the sharing of stories. Back when I was applying for a sales position at Xerox Corporation just out of college, the District Manager nearly refused to hire me. Why, he said with some distain, would I hire someone who was an English Major? “Well,” I scrambled to respond (more…)
“We’re never the ones to say whether or not we are welcoming”—so a fellow parishioner recently remarked. That humble acknowledgement of uncertainty about our congregation’s hospitality caught our rector’s attention and prompted her to reflect on what it means for a congregation to be welcoming, a matter of theological importance but also practical concern in these days of dwindling numbers for mainline congregations. (more…)
|Please join us Sunday June 16 as we send-off Elizabeth Jameson and her family to their next adventure in Arlington Heights. The morning will be filled with a farewell liturgy, special music, times of sharing and lots of fellowship following the 10am service. Any questions should be directed to Susan Tillett. See you there!|
Two years ago, our Rector raised the question with the Worship Planning committee of how to increase the use of our chapel in ways that would deepen our spiritual and communal life. Many embraced the idea of rearranging the space so it could be more flexible. During Daphne’s absence, the Worship Planning committee with the blessing of the Priest-in-Charge and the Vestry decided to rearrange the space for a season – Lent until Pentecost, and experiment with various forms of worship and prayer. We were intent on keeping the chapel as sacred space as it had been dedicated by the Bishop many years ago. (more…)
Our parish has been buzzing with discussions of interfaith families, communities and the commonalities all people of faith share. We have explored the Christian-Jewish connection in two adult forums, and celebrated a Shabbat dinner with new friends. We have established a partnership and friendship with Rabbi Ari Moffic of InterfaithFamily, and we are exploring the next steps in our journey of awareness, connection and spiritual growth through learning about Judaism. (more…)
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