June 14, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Summer Park Service  
Starts This Weekend June 17
During the summer months, we celebrate Holy Eucharist outside.  If you have not experienced one of these services, you are in for a real treat.  Starting Sunday, June 17 and running through September 2, the 9:30AM service will be at Maple Street Park.  Click HERE for a Park Service Primer that will ensure a great experience.  
If the weather turns bad, the 9:30AM service will occur at the Church on the Hill 784 Sheridan Rd.  Just look for our sandwich boards in front of the church and at the entrance to the park.    
Parish News
New! Playgroup on the Patio
Parents and caregivers, you and your little ones are invited to a weekly Christ Church playdate! Every Wednesday morning this summer, we will be meeting in the McClain Room and the adjoining patio from 9:30-11:00 for some fun playtime. We will have lots of toys, a simple snack, and coffee for the grown-ups!  Friends are welcome. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, or Patty Lea.  
No need to RSVP, just stop in if you can!
The 2040 Committee Needs You!  
Thanks to everyone that was able to join last Sunday's Faith and Practice led by Tom Kuhns and Phil Adams, members of the 2040 Legacy/Heritage Committee. The presentation highlighted Christ Church's core founding principles and various inflection points which built the strength and leadership throughout our history of rectors and individual parishioners. This positive and faith based action by many individuals for the benefit of our broader congregation and community during times of opportunity and challenge continue to live on in our congregation today.
To that point... The 2040 Committee Needs You! 
The 2040 Committee is gathering information about other faith based communities (Episcopal or other) to better understand our unique strengths and ways other faith based organizations are adapting to our modern culture. We are looking at various elements including overall service opportunities, Christian education, bulletin layouts, worship, website layout, parking, lighting, and  social events just to name a few.
Many of our Christ Church families travel over the summer which offers a perfect opportunity to capture information!  Please look for a questionnaire/survey to share your observations as you travel and possibly visit other churches. Details to follow in our weekly email bulletin. 
Thank you in advance for your help and assistance!  If you have any specific questions or experiences to share please contact either Molly Hufton or Peter Macey.
 I Couldn't Do It Without You!
A huge thank you to the men, women and children who lent a helping hand with our  Summer Sale on June 2.  Together, we executed one of the more successful Rummage Sales in our 94-year history! Your dedication is unparalleled and I am very grateful for each and every one you -- our incredible volunteers.  Thank you for making my first sale such a success.  I couldn't do it without you!  I hope to see many of you at the Lew Petry Estate Sale and this September as we prep for the October 4 Fall Sale.  Until then, Cheers to you and Happy Summer!
~ Annie Adams 
Shay Craig to be ordained priest June 16 at St. James Cathedral
We're thrilled to announce that Christ Church parishioner Shay Craig will be ordained  to the priesthood this Saturday, June 16 at 11:00AM at St. James Cathedral in Chicago! All are welcome to attend the service.  Parking and public transit info here: https://www.saintjamescathedral.org/visit. If you're interested in carpooling from Christ Church to the cathedral, email Debbie Ross: debbiedross@me.com  The following morning, Sunday June 17, Shay will preach and preside at the 8:00 and 9:30 Eucharists here at Christ Church.

If you would like to contribute to a purse for Shay, you may do so online here. Or by sending a check to the office, made out to Christ Church, with "Shay Craig purse" in the memo line.   
Opportunities to Help  
Episcopal Diocese of Chicago - Thrive! Magazine

Link to this great article: Second Chances at St. Leonard's. Under direction of Christ Church parishioner Executive Director Erwin Mayer.
We Need Volunteers for Saturday June 23  
For Saturday, June 23 we need people to cook spaghetti and/or provide fruit  
and/or milk and 1 dozen hard boiled eggs.  
We also need servers.
Please consider helping with this worthy cause!
Heather Campbell 847-877-9649
Youth & Children's News
Beach Blanket Ministry Starts This Sunday
During the first part of the 9:30 service at the park we offer a program for children with songs, stories and activities. Please have your children join Melissa Durbin and Elizabeth Clemmitt on the brightly colored beach blankets.  We re-join everyone at the Peace.
Save the Date
  • Friday Holy Caffeine - Cancelled tomorrow, Friday, June 15.
  • Paddie H. Brennen - Memorial Service is Saturday, July 21 at 3PM.
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at rena@christchurchwinnetka.org 

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To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org.

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