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20 | April 12, 2018 |

20 | April 12, 2018 | The lake forest leader FAITH LakeForestLeader.com Faith Briefs Faith Lutheran Church (680 West Deerpath, Lake Forest) Patriot Award Presentation April 15. Faith Lutheran Church will be presented with the Patriot Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for Pastor James Buckman in his Air National Guard duties. The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency that promotes public and private understanding of the National Guard and Reserve in order to gain employer and community support. ESGR is comprised of a community-based volunteer network of more than 4,500 members, who serve on 54 committees (in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), implementing employer support programs within their local communities. Discipleship Class 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 31. Those who would like to find out more about Christian faith and the ministry are invited to join in the Discipleship Information Class. The next class begins Wednesday, April 18. For more information, or to RSVP, contact the church office at (847) 234-1868. Men of Faith 8 a.m. Saturday (once a month). The men of Faith meet for an hour or so of breakfast and a short Bible study and discussion. All men, members or not, are welcome. This is typically on the third Saturday morning of the month. St. James Lutheran Church (1380 North Waukegan Road, Lake Forest) Women of St. James Spring Retreat April 13-15. The Women’s spring retreat is quickly approaching, and there will be opportunities to attend all or part of the faith building and fellowship events. For more information, visit www.stjameslutheran.org, or contact the church office at (847) 234-4859 or email sholmstrom@stjameslutheran.org. Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E. Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff) Live Wires 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fellowship Hall. Live Wires is the Union Church youth group for fourththrough sixth-graders. The group meets for lively discussion and fun activities. Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N. Waukegan Road) The Bridge Young Adults Group 7-9 p.m., every Wednesday. All young adults are welcome to join. For more information, contact TheBridgeCCLF@gmail. com. Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest) Eucharistic Adoration Each Wednesday, the Church of St. Mary offers Eucharistic Adoration following the 8 a.m. Mass. A rosary will be prayed each week at 6:40 p.m. with Benediction following at 7 p.m. Christian Science Society (Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest) Testimony Meeting 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each moth. Come to Gorton Center for prayer, hymns, and readings from the Bible, with related passages from the “Christian Science” textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. Then participants share their own healings and inspiration. For more information, call (847) 234-0820 or email cssocietylakeforest@ gmail.com. Bible Blast 5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings. Bible Blast is a family program for children 4 years old through fifth grade. Guide your child’s spiritual growth and biblical literacy to a new level through Bible Blast. There is a one-time registration fee of $45. Free childcare is provided for 3 years old and younger. Submit information for The Leader’s Faith page to b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com. The deadline is noon on Thursday. Questions? Call (847) 272-4565 ext. 35. In Memoriam Judd Wilson Leland Judd Wilson Leland, 87, of Lake Forest, died March 21 from complications related to leukemia. Born in Waterloo, Iowa on Dec. 17, 1930, he grew up working dawn to dusk on the fourth-generation Leland family farm with his parents Glen and Maude Leland, and siblings George, LuAnn and Mary Ellen. He loved the farm, having stated, “It was a hard, challenging life with opportunities, responsibility, appreciation, caring compassion and patriotism – realizing there is a power greater than ourselves.” Leland graduated from Waterloo East in 1948, then Iowa State University with honors in 1954, after four great years as a proud member of Farmhouse and a lifelong Cyclones contributor and fan. He then served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. 1954-57 including being stationed in Germany, and he and Ramona shared many fond memories of their travels in Europe. After returning from Germany, he drove thousands of miles a week on the gravel roads of Iowa as a cattle buyer for Rath Packing to support their young family, but he worked long into the night to graduate from banking school, going on to a 44-year career in agricultural consulting first at Waterloo Savings Bank followed by First National Bank of Muscatine. He was in his element helping people in the farming industry and the lifestyle he loved. Leland was an active and decorated member of 4-H, Future Farmers of America and Boy Scouts (in support of Scott and Todd), and an ordained elder and deacon of the Presbyterian Church, always giving of himself in support of others. He devoted his life to his family. He is survived by Ramona, his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 66 years; Scott and Jane Leland and their son Isaac; Todd and Barbara Leland and their children Audrey, Julia and Henry. A reception in celebration of Leland’s life will be held at Lake Forest Place at a future date to be announced by the family, and all will toast the man who could light up a room and engage anyone he met leaving a smile on their face. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes, 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 400, Skokie, IL 60077. Patricia Wiegand Patricia Wiegand (nee McNeil), 87, of Lake Forest, died March 31. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald G. Wiegand (2005). She is survived by her children, Catherine (Jack) Herrmann, William (Mary) Wiegand Wiegand, Tom (Margaret) and David (Daniella); nine grandchildren including, Patricia Herrmann, Jacqueline (Sam) Halligan, Victoria, William Jr., Charles, Christopher, and Katherine; sister-in-law, Arline Nelson. No Visitation. Interment St. Mary Cemetery Lake Forest. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle Chicago, IL 60654. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com with information about a loved one who was part of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff communities. composer From Page 19 writing music, but it’s completely my job.” The piece doesn’t have a title just yet, but Stephenson said that may come as he starts writing, or after it’s completed. In the meantime, he will meet with Vernon prior to writing the music to give Stephenson an idea of how he wants it to sound and mesh with the ensemble. “[What will] happen more than anything, is I will just hear [Vernon’s] personality in his sound, because just like we all have different speaking voices, we all have different sounds on our instruments,” Stephenson said. “I’ll hear his personality and it’ll give me ideas [on how to write the piece].” Normally, Stephenson doesn’t meet with the soloist, because many of the pieces he writes are for people or ensembles not in the area. He’ll write the piece based on what he’s told by the soloist, what he hears off recordings, or with background knowledge he already has. “[Vernon] might just do something totally at random and I’ll be like ‘Oh there we go, I’m going to feature that.’ It’s very important for me to hear how he plays,” he said. “I mean I already sort of have an idea because he’s been in the orchestra a long time and I’ve heard the orchestra. But hearing him up close and personal will be hugely important for me.” Those wanting hear Stephenson’s piece in-person might have to wait until 2019, but it’s worth it. “It’s a dream come true for me, it literally is,” Stephenson said. “When I was in high school, I used to play recordings of the Chicago Symphony nonstop, listening to them over and over again, and so now to get to write a piece... I mean these are the best players, and to get to put music on their stands, written by me is going to be really cool.”

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