May 18, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Church School Leader & Mentor Recognition 
This Sunday we will be recognizing our Church School Leaders and Confirmation Mentors during the 9:30AM service. Join us afterwards for a reception in their honor!

Final Compline Service Until the Fall 6:00PM
Parish News
Calling all polyglots...help share the gospel on Pentecost!
Polyglot=someone who speaks more than one language.
On the day of Pentecost, a multiethnic crowd was gathered in Jerusalem, and by the power of the holy spirit, each heard the gospel proclaimed in her own native language (see Acts 2:1-8). This year on Pentecost (June 4), we'll have fun creating such a multilingual scene. If you read or speak a foreign language, and are willing to read a few scripture verses on June 4, please email Nadia today! People of all ages--including young students of foreign languages!--are encouraged to participate. Contact Nadia to learn more. 
Summer Rummage Sale - June 3 - Please Volunteer
Summer Rummage
Our annual summer Rummage Sale is on Saturday, June 3 from 8AM to 12PM. We need lots of help!! Please contact Charlotte McGee at  rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org if you are available. You will make her day!

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!
Our Next Rummage Director Could be You!
We are beginning our search for a parishioner to become our new Christ Church Rummage Director. The Director job is a part-time church staff position which offers tremendous flexibility and the opportunity to be an integral part of our largest and longest running outreach ministry. The position is supported by the 10 member Rummage Steering Committee, an experienced group of volunteers who are involved in all major aspects of our two annual sales. Apply now! Interviewing on a rolling basis
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, May 27 
We need cooks (done in your home), servers (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."    Click here to learn more. 
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
SAVE THE DATE - Feed My Starving Children 
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Volunteers Can Be As Young as 5 When Accompanied By An Adult.

Our Parishioner, Phil Krone, is on the Illinois board of Feed My Starving Children.  This ministry feeds starving children in over 80 countries around the world with nutritionally balanced meals prepared at sites around the country.  In their first 20 years, they fed 1 billion children. They will feed their next billion in just 4 years!!  With over 99.5% of food successfully delivered and with overhead among the lowest in the industry, they are a terrific partner organization for Christ Church. 
Youth & Children's News
Register for the mission team - NOW!
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.

We Need YOU for the Mission Trip Support Team! 
It seems like it's a long way away, but the mission trip is right around the corner and we need your help hosting our Lakota friends! If you have ANY free time between July 9-13, please head over to our sign up genius and lend a hand. We cannot do this without you!  https://goo.gl/pN9Q1U  
 
Please call/text/email Leah Romanelli with any thoughts or questions. 815.757.7567/leah@christchurchwinnetka.org


Car Question 

President Kennedy once said that the definition of happiness is "The full use of your powers along lines of excellence."

 If that's true, what is your source of joy?
Save the Date
  • May 21:  Teacher Recognition and reception - 9:30AM
  • May 21: Last Compline service until September
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 rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org.

Christ Church Website
Our website is constantly evolving. Please share your ideas. Send changes or updates to rena@christchurchwinnetka.org.
  
 

Christ Church Episcopal
Worship: Church on the Hill
784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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Winnetka, IL 60093

Tel:  (847) 446-2850
Fax: (847) 446-8640


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