June 8, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 

Parish Picnic Brunch 
 
This Sunday, June 11 -  After the 9:30 Service
Join us on the patio after the 9:30 service for our annual Parish Picnic Brunch. Bring something to share.  We will be serving  breakfast casseroles, the creation of Mary Jo McMillin. Join us for a relaxing "potluck-style" meal.  You bring the accompaniments, such as, croissants, bagels and cream cheese, banana bread, coffee cake, mini muffins, cinnamon rolls, donut holes, fruit, deviled eggs, biscotti. These are just suggestions---feel free to include your family's favorite. See you there!

Confirmation Program
Incoming 7th grade parents are invited to an informational meeting about the Christ Church Confirmation Program, this Sunday immediately following the 9:30 service in the Lea Room, with Leah, Melissa and Christopher. The program spans 7th and 8th grade with Confirmation at the end of 8th grade. We love the program and can't wait to share it with you!
 
Parish News
Summer Park Service  
Starts Next Weekend June 18
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 18 and running through September 3, the 9:30AM service will be at Maple Street Park.  Click HERE for a Park Service Primer that will ensure a great experience.  

Chicago Style Voting for Chicago Style Pizza!
Support the mission team and rock the vote: 
Who has the best pizza in Chicago? 
Lou Malnati's? Giordano's? Marco Roma?
Cast your vote by buying a pizza topping in the Prevost Cloister this Sunday. When our friends from the Rosebud Reservation visit, we'll feed them at the pizza joint that wins!
Steve Tamayo and the Lakota Traditional Dancers Visit June 10!
WHAT:  A demonstration of Lakota dancing, drumming, singing, and  regalia (costuming) and a cook-out with our visitors following the performance.
      
WHERE:   Maple St. Park, Winnetka
 
WHEN:  Saturday, June 10, 5:30 - 8:00PM
 
WHAT TO BRING:  A picnic blanket or lawn chair, bug spray, and cash for a free will donation that will go to the dancers  
to help pay for their travel.
                     
Recommended donation $5/person. RSVP to Leah Romanelli and bring your friends for this amazing and rare opportunity for a multi-cultural experience!   Appropriate for all ages. 
     
Our friends will be staying in the Parish House nursery. If you would like to help host our guests by providing meals or air mattresses and sleeping bags, please contact Leah.
 Parking Lot Maintenance 
The ENTIRE parking lot at the Parish House will be closed for sealing and re-marking on Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you but the parking lot will look GREAT on Wednesday morning.
Announcing Vacation Bible Study...for adults! (Childcare provided.)
This summer, while  most of the weekly study and prayer groups are on hiatus, we're trying something new! For 4 Thursdays (June 15, 22, 29 and July  6), we'll gather in the McClain Room from 9:30-11:00 for bible study. Our theme? Sabbath-keeping: what does (and doesn't) Sabbath mean? What does scripture say about it? How do we honor God in it, and how does God honor us? 

All are welcome. Come when you can. No advance preparation required. The church nursery will be open and staffed starting at 9AM....parents of little ones need bible
study too! Questions? Email Nadia.
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - June 13
We need fruit and salad with dressing Sign Up Here
Saturday, June 24, A Just Harvest is Having a Picnic!
Provide food (NO COOKING REQUIRED!), and help serve at the annual Community Picnic sponsored by A Just Harvest on June 24 from 11 to 2:30 at Willie White Park on 1600 Howard Street! We need typical picnic fare--hot dogs and buns, canned baked beans, watermelons and drinks. Please sign up on Sign Up Genius! We need 8 servers for this event--it is really a fun time to celebrate with families in the AJH community!

Youth & Children's News
Beach Blanket Ministry Starts June 18
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.
2017 Youth Mission Trip - Dakota July 9-17
Chicago & South Dakota 
Register to be part of the mission team.
by submitting a $200 deposit and the packet of forms to Leah Romanelli.

Forms are available in the stairway on the Youth Ministry Credenza or
 click here for pdf.

 What's Your Favorite Chicago-Based Movie?  
Click HERE on our facebook page to vote on which one we should watch with our friends from the Rosebud Reservation.

Click HERE to  sign up to help feed and transport us during our Great Chicago Mission Adventure this July!   
 
 
Not going to be in town? No problem! Support our team by providing a meal with a cash donation by clicking HERE.

Car Question 
"People who refuse to admit their mistakes can never be successful. But if they confess and forsake them, they get another chance." Proverbs 28:13
 
Take turns explaining why you think it's important to admit our mistakes instead of trying to ignore them.
Save the Date
    • June 11 - Sunday - 9:30AM - Choir Recognition & Parish Brunch 
    • June 18 - Sunday - 9:30AM - First Maple Street Park service
Pastoral Care
If you are facing illness, a life transition or challenging circumstances, please  contact one of our clergy. We are available when you  nee d us for a hospital, home, or office visit. Christ Church has many lay volunteers who also provide meals and rides as needed. Please reach out to the clergy through the office at (847) 446-2850, or on their cell phones:

 

Lay Chaplains: Bringing the Warmth of 
Christ Church to You
Trained parishioners visit those who are homebound, ill, or facing a time of grief or crisis. Lay Chaplains provide companionship and support, and may pray with you, or share communion (from the reserved sacrament) if desired. The chaplains serve under the training and leadership of our clergy. To request a visit, just call the office or contact Nadia 773-387-9128 or nadia@christchurchwinnetka.org.


Communications
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at rena@christchurchwinnetka.org 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org.

Christ Church Website
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Christ Church Episcopal
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784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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