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Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her.  – Proverbs 3:13, 18. 

The Rector Search Committee met last week and with the guidance of Lady Wisdom identified three finalists. Each candidate will visit SPR in the coming weeks, and in turn, we will visit them in their settings. Candidates’ identities remain confidential at this phase to protect the individual and to maintain the integrity of the search process. The candidate will not preside or preach at a service on Sunday, but instead will offer a simple eucharist and homily to the Vestry and Search Committee. At our next meeting, mid-November, the Search Committee will discern who we believe is being called to be the next Rector of St Paul & the Redeemer and will present that one person to the Vestry. If confirmed by the Vestry, that person will be presented to the Bishop and if accepted, we will extend an invitation to the individual.  As soon as a Letter of Agreement is signed with the new Rector, an announcement will go out to the parish. 

Please pray for the community of St Paul & the Redeemer, the candidates and their families, and all in deep discernment. 

Ellen Wiggins and Gail Williams, Co-chairs

Kenji Kuramitsu, Sem Sutter, Eva Nielsen, Hank Underwood, Bruce Plummer, Alicia Chipman, and Jane McCamant

Join us for another potluck meal for all 50s and Better folks in our parish. This will be tomorrow, Saturday, October 13 at 6pm at the residence of Bob & Sheila Bator at 5830 S Stony Island, Apt 12a. Ample free parking is usually available at night on both sides of Stony Island Avenue. Please let us know by email whether or not you can join us for fellowship, good food and conversation. If you can make it, please indicate what you plan to bring (a serving for 8 people): beverages; bread/rolls; appetizer; main dish; side dish, or dessert. Questions? Need a lift?  rbator@aol.com or sbator@aol.com  773-643-1881

Join us this Sunday at 10:20am in the Parish Hall for an Adult Formation session by the Director of Music Christian Clough. Participants will learn a piece of music together that will be the Offertory Anthem on Sunday October 21. No prior experience required.

NEXT : 10/21/2018
"Inter-religious Dialogue with Islam" with Addie Domske, Youth Leader

Anyone interested in knitting and related needle arts is invited to be part of this monthly gathering to share projects and skills — and also to share each other’s company. We will meet this Sunday, October 14 at 12:30pm in the Byllesby Room. Contact: Rebecca Luttrell at southsideknitter@gmail.com
Join the Open Kitchen crew on October 14 in the SPR Kitchen at 12:30p as we cook for the Soup Kitchen. Contact: Fran Spaltro: pambasilea@gmail.com
Join the Open Kitchen crew this Sunday, October 14 in the SPR Kitchen at 12:30p as we cook for the Soup Kitchen. Contact: Fran Spaltro: pambasilea@gmail.com
Please join us in the Chapel for our monthly gathering at 12:30p this Sunday, October 14. Contact: Jim Wright: jimphotoguy1@gmail.com; Tamara LaVille: crandonart11@gmail.com
The 2018-2019 youth group programming year is upon us and you're invited to help out! Each week we typically share a meal together during youth group. Food is one of the amazing ways we build up our fellowship in youth group.
There are options left from now until June 2019! We have the year 40% filled with volunteer cooks. Meals include everything from "dinner for youth group," to "snacks for the SuperBowl party," to "packed lunch on our hiking trip." You are always welcome to turn in expenses for reimbursement by SPR. Please take a look at the dates and options here and sign up to support the youth group programming this year. Thanks!
(This sign-up system will automatically provide you with reminders when your meal is coming up.)

Saturday, November 3, 2:30-5:30pm| ALL SAINTS SUNDAY - FOOD PREP PARTY

As always, we will provide breakfast for All Saints Sunday and we need to prep the food! Arrive at the church for food prep at 2:30p Saturday. (Can’t make it the whole time? Come when you can!) Need some motivation? CANDY PROVIDED.

Sunday, November 4, 8:45a-1pm | ALL SAINTS SUNDAY - FOOD SERVING

Come for food, service, and fellowship, when you can, if you can. Cooking starts at 8:45AM to prep for our first breakfast, served at 10:20AM (after the 9:15 service). We’ll take breaks in between for Halloween cartoons and Wii playing in the youth room. The second breakfast will be served at 12:15PM (after the 11:15 service). Expect to be done at 1.

(There will be no additional youth formation or youth group meeting this weekend because of Reformation Sunday.)

Visit the display of art works in the Chapel. The show represents four generations of art in the Pereira family. The show has been curated by Carolyn Pereira.