Saying Farewell to Peter Lane

On December 17, we will have two services, at 8:00 and 10:00. The Vestry invites you to join us after the 10:00 service in the renovated Parish Hall to celebrate Peter, Erin, Simon and Connor’s time at SPR. Good food will be provided.

Several of you have asked how you can contribute to a farewell gift to Peter. Peter has asked that all gifts in his honor be given to the SPR Food Pantry. You can write SPR Food Pantry in the memo line of your check and put it in the offering basket.


Join the Christmas Eve Choir

Perhaps you don't have time to commit to one of our choirs for the full season, but would like to sing sometimes. Christmas Eve is a great time! Rehearsals after Thanksgiving will focus on Christmas music. Attend Tuesdays 7-9:30p 11/28 & 12/10, or all Thursdays 7-8:45p beginning 11/30, or some combination thereof. Great, varied music; good fellowship. Contact Christian for more information & to sign on.


Godly Play for All
November 26, 10:20a

Parents join your children for a Godly Play story in the Church. And get materials to make an advent wreath.


DEC 10 | SPR Bake Sale

Everyone is invited to contribute homemade muffins, breads, cookies, snacks, pies, and cakes. If you don’t bake, consider helping with pricing/wrapping or with staffing the table. All proceeds go to support Shoesmith Elementary. Sign up in the Narthex or email Twila Jones or  Kate Baldwin.


Travel to Haiti This January

Are you interested in strengthening and learning more about our partnership with St. Patrick's Church in Tom Gateau, Haiti? You are invited to travel to Haiti on January 20-24 with a group of parishioners and clergy from SPR to build relationships and broaden our sense of community. The cost of the trip averages $1500.00. This includes round trip airfare, hotel, and meals. For more information please contact Gail Williams or Maureen Jesuthasan.


Luncheon for Erin Lane

All women of SPR are invited to lunch on Saturday, December 9, to say ‘So long’ to Erin Lane. Lunch will be from 12:30p - 2:30p at SPR. Please RSVP to Shirley Knight.


20s/30s Event: Lunch with Peter

Join us on Sunday, November 26th for our next 20s/30s event, for lunch and conversation with our pastor, Peter Lane. Immediately following the 11:15 service, we will walk over to the Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery for a shared meal. Please email Kenji Kuramitsu to register, or sign up online.


Youth Group, 5-7p | God @ the Movies

Come on Sunday 11/19 to watch a secular film and discuss where we see God in the characters, script, and setting. Dinner and popcorn provided.

No youth group next week (Happy Thanksgiving!) but we'll see you on December 3 for our annual ZooLights Outing from 4:30-7:30p! Contact: Addie Domske


Children’s Christmas Pageant Schedule

  • 12/14: Evening Christmas Caroling & Pizza Party at 5:30p. Parents should feel free to chat about pageant roles with Gretchen during fellowship afterwards.
  • 12/17: Roles and scripts distributed after Godly Play (around 11:30a)
  • 12/23: Dress Rehearsal from 10-12p
  • 12/24: Pageant Service at 5:00p, call time at 4:00p Any questions, volunteering, requests should be directed to Gretchen Eng. Please write her with your child/ren’s age(s) and name(s) if you would like to participate!

Volunteer for Refugee Ministry

For the third time, SPR will co-sponsor a refugee family in Chicago.  From December through May, in cooperation with the Syrian Community Network, we will work with a family from Syria. Teams of volunteer visitors on Saturdays from 10am to noon are needed.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Sheila Bator: (773) 930-7124.  Note: An online background check is required of all volunteers for this project. The cost is $10.  If you were a visitor to the family from Eritrea this year, the Syrian Community Network will accept the clearance you received from RefugeeOne and there would be no cost involved.