June 1, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Join Us for the Feast of Pentecost

Click On the Bishop to See the Video 
Meet Holly Christian
Program Director at Grace House on Sunday, June 4 in the Prevost Cloister at the 9:30AM service.Holly Christian, the Program Director at Grace House will update the congregation on exciting news at Grace House. The residents have written a play and will perform in a production created by Stillpoint Theatre. This is an amazing story! "The Power of Grace", Learn more at: stillpointtheatrecollective.org
Holly will also discuss the important role Christ Church mentors play at Grace House.
Now there is a need for additional women to feel the "calling" to be a mentor or friend.
Meet Holly for more information.

The Primary Choir Sings at 9:30 this Sunday!  Arrive on time so you do not miss our first and second grade singers.
Please join us following the 9:30 service in the McClain Room for a reception.
Parish News
Food Pantry this Sunday 
Food Pantry monthly collection resumes on Sunday, June 4. We will collect laundry  detergent. Cash donations are gratefully accepted and will be used to purchase fresh produce for the food pantry. Look for the table set up in the Prevost Cloister.
Summer Rummage is June 3 from 8AM to 12NOON!
At our Summer Rummage Sale,
 you can find just about ANYTHING, 
all at reasonable prices!   
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 on June 4 and 11. 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.
"Brunch on the Patio" - June 11 - After the 9:30AM Service
Doesn't that sound lovely? It will be, if you are there after the 9:30 service on Sunday, June 11. The breakfast casseroles will be the creation of Mary Jo McMillin. Join us for a relaxing "potluck-style" meal. Please help round out the menu by bringing fruit, breakfast sweets, salad or a side dish to share. 
Reply to Darlene, darlene0611@gmail.com, with your preferred choice.  Thanks so much!
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
2nd Annual Grace House Gardening Day!
Tuesday, June 6 - 9:30AM - Noon
Donate and Join us
Last year the residents of Grace House and Christ Church parishioners worked side by side to create a wonderful garden.  We enjoyed a lovely community breakfast served on the porch, then we rolled up our sleeves and got to work planting herbs, vegetables and flowers. The residents enjoyed the bounty from the garden all season and the women are very excited to do it again. Residents tend the garden - weeding, watering and harvesting during the summer. 

They have given us a "wish list" of some new items they would like to plant this year - cabbage, onions and greens. We need: donations of plants, donations of money to purchase plants and volunteers (men, women and students) to help do the planting.  We plan on carpooling from the Maple Street parking lot @ 8:30AM down to Grace House. Please join us!  Contact Carmen Wilcox for further information.                          carmenwilcoxconcierge@gmail.com
cell: 847.471.3501
Youth & Children's News
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 
Often when we connect with nature, we feel closer to God. So, how do you feel in and on the water? Does it refresh you to swim? Calm you to paddle board? Exhilarate you to sail? Where is God in all of this? Or, does water make you nervous? And where is God in all of that?
Save the Date
    • June 3   - Saturday - 8AM-Noon - Summer Rummage
    • 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.

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.

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