May 25, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
There is no formal program today. Please join us in the Prevost Cloister for coffee.

In observance of Memorial day,
the office will be closed May 29.
Parish News
Calling all 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 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!
Steve Tamayo and the Lakota Traditional Dancers Visit June 10!
Join us at Maple St. Park June 10 for a demonstration in traditional Lakota dancing, drumming, singing, and regalia (costuming) as well as a cook-out with our friends from South Dakota. A few of the dancers will be back in July (including Steve's grandson Carlos), so it's a great time to start building relationship with our mission team partners! Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket a la our summer park services! Our friends are on their first ever Great American Tour, making a stop in Chicago just for us, and we will take a free-will offering to help them on their way. Recommended donation $5/person. RSVP to Leah Romanelli (, 815.757.7567) 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,, with your preferred choice. 
Thanks so much!

Hymnathon Recap
Many thanks to all of you who so generously supported our recent Hymnathon! The event raised over $11,000 for our youth choir touring. The Christ Church Choir strives for 100% participation by its youth singers when touring. Your generous contributions help us approach that goal by providing scholarships for all youth who require them. This summer our group will be traveling to the UK to sing for a week of services at Winchester Cathedral. The following February we will be traveling to Atlanta to sing at historic St. Philip's Cathedral. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement.
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.                
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
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!

Please call/text/email Leah Romanelli with any thoughts or questions. 815.757.7567/

Car Question 
"I can take my telescope and look millions of miles into space, but I can go to my room and in prayer, get nearer to God in heaven that I can when assisted by all the telescopes of earth." - Sir Isaac Newton
Share a time when you felt especially close to God.
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 p\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

Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at 

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

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Christ Church Episcopal
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