June 15, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Summer Park Service  
Starts This Weekend June 18
During the summer months, we worship at 9:30 in Maple Street Park.  Starting this Sunday, June 18,  and running through September 3, we will gather the way Jesus did with his first followers:  on the grass near a lake.  We hope you'll come come in casual summer wear and join us for communion with nature, each other, and God.  Dogs are also welcome!!!!

Click HERE for a Park Service Primer that will ensure a great experience.

In case of inclement weather, the 9:30AM service will be held at the Church on the Hill, 784 Sheridan Rd.  

Beach Blanket Ministry Starts June 18
During the first part of the 9:30AM 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.
Parish News
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 9:30-11:00AM 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 9:00AM....parents of little ones need bible
study too! Questions? Email Nadia.
Planting Day At Grace House!
The weather was picture perfect on Tuesday, June 6 for Planting Day at Grace House.
Holly Christian, Grace House Program Director, greeted Christ Church mentors and volunteers. Together with residents, we enjoyed breakfast on the front porch - and then got to work!
After saying a prayer together for good planting and harvest, residents and mentors planted kale, swiss chard, onions, collard greens, tomatoes, cabbage, rosemary, basil, thyme, and a variety of flowers.
Two Grace House residents have been selected as "garden supervisors" and will work over the summer to maintain the plantings.
A huge thank you to those who provided sweat equity and financial support for this endeavor: Phil Adams, Robin Anstaett, Mary Baillos, Sherry Gormanous, Paula Grasso, Mary Jo LaViolette, Suzie Peregrine, Christine Peterson, Carolyn Potter, Charlotte Robertson, Debbie Ross, and Carmen Wilcox.
Opportunities to Serve
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 2:30PM 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
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.

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

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470 Maple Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

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

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