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Dear People of St. Giles,

The senseless tragedy of the shooting at the Fourth of July Parade in Highland Park has left us all in shock and fear. This has brought into sharp reality the fact that these kinds of things can happen anywhere and at any time. Nothing seems sacred anymore. The images we have seen in the news have brought tears to our eyes. "How could this have happened?" we ask ourselves. 

As we struggle to process this horrific evil, we need to remember to cling to our faith. We need to reach out, not only to God, but to one another. We need to care for one another, to hold one another, and to pray for one another. We need to reach out in prayer for all of those affected by this tragedy. We pray for the repose of the souls of those seven people who died, and we pray for their families and friends who mourn them. We pray for those injured, that they might be healed quickly. We pray for those who were present at that terrible moment as they work through their feelings and process those mental images. We pray for all of the first responders. We remember the fire department personnel and paramedics who had to deal with horrific wounds, and who had to attend to the dead. We pray for the police who had to place their lives on the line as they responded to the shooting, who had to comfort the grieving, and who helped those scattered in fear to reunite with their families. We also pray for the shooter, and for his family as they struggle to make sense of his incomprehensible actions.

As a community here in Northbrook, we are coming together to support one another in dealing with this tragedy. 

If any of you feel that you would like time to talk with me, please let me know. I am available to chat. I have spoken with some of you over the phone, and some through email. I am also available to meet in my office, go for a walk, or sit down with a cup of coffee. I can be reached by phone: office - 847-272-6622, cell- 541-525-6567 or by email - rector@saint-giles.org.

Please know that you are all held gently in prayer as we go through this tragic time. May God's blessed presence grant you the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Court.


 

Saint Giles Episcopal Church in Northbrook

is a welcoming, inclusive and prayerful community, which celebrates and embodies the love of God for all people. Come and celebrate with us. We are easily handicapped accessible.

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Summer Service Hours and Outdoor Services!

Beginning on Sunday June 5th, and continuing through Sunday September 4th, our service will start at 10:00 a.m.

Our monthly outdoor services during summer will be on the 2nd Sunday of the month, except for the last one, which will be on the first Sunday of September. The dates for the outdoor services this summer are: June 12, July 10, August 14, and September 4. There will not be Zooms for the outdoor services.

AND ... we continue our free and open Second Sunday breakfasts through the summer, 9 - 10 a.m.

Remember to bring your lawn chair for the outdoor services!

Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m.

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, 10 a.m. at St. Giles Church!

You can read the Sunday Bulletin here.

Click here to  follow us on ZOOM starting at 10 am. Our outdoor services will not be Zoomed.

Meeting ID: 830 3207 7641, Passcode: 062771

Saturday Morning ZOOM Bible Study - 9 am

A discussion-based ZOOM Bible study of the next day’s (Sunday) readings. We take turns being the facilitator, which means to read the lessons in advance and come up with at least one question to kick off our discussion. Click here for the Zoom meeting. You can find the lessons in the Bulletins link above.

Meeting ID: 829 3162 8494, Passcode: Giles.

 

 

We are a Christian community in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, diverse in background, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, domestic status, and economic condition, yet one in Christ. We welcome all into our fellowship, recognizing that where the world often seeks to divide, isolate, and polarize, the way of Jesus offers community, hope, reconciliation, and healing. We invite you to "come as you are," and join us in the beautiful, messy, and joyous experience that is the Christian journey.

 

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