July 12, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
8:00AM Holy Eucharist at
Church On the Hill   
9:30AM Summer Worship at
Maple Street Park
If the weather turns bad, the 9:30AM service will occur at the Church on the Hill 784 Sheridan Rd.  Just look for our sandwich boards in front of the church and at the entrance to the park.    
Parish News
Episcopal Church-wide Convention Wraps Up Tomorrow in Austin: "Meditate on the Life and Teachings of Jesus"
Dear friends in the Winnetka corner of the Chicago ring of the American slice of the  Episcopal branch of God's church,
The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church started last week in Austin, Texas, and wraps up its work tomorrow.  General Convention (a.k.a., the family reunion of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement!) meets every three years to worship together, debate ideas, establish priorities, and pass legislation. Each of the Episcopal Church's 109 dioceses--from 16 nations--is represented by a delegation to convention. The agenda is vast--covering questions ranging from Middle East peace to Prayer Book revision, from care of creation to church budgeting. You can read more about the issues before the convention here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/article/heres-summary-guide-major-issues-facing-79th-meeting-general-convention-austin. For legislative updates and live streams of business and worship, visit https://www.episcopalchurch.org/general-convention-2018-media-hub. Finally, I commend to you Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's excellent sermon from Convention's opening Eucharist, in which he reminds us, in all things and before all things, to "meditate on the life and teachings of Jesus": https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2018/07/06/79th-general-convention-july-5-sermon-by-presiding-bishop-michael-curry/.
In peace,
Meet Megan over a Milkshake!
Are you a parent of or student in 6th through 12th grade? Have you helped out with youth ministry or thought about it? Megan Miller, our new Youth Minister, would love to meet up with you to get to know you better!
To schedule a time for a visit or to meet up for ice cream, coffee, or a meal, send her an email at megan@christchurchwinnetka.orgIf you'd like to see her calendar and reserve a time, visit her Sign-up Genius page.  
Check Out the Results from
Our First Ever Rummage Estate Sale
Holy Cow!!!  Please extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Lew Petry and, the Rummage Steering Committee Members and Volunteers who pitched in to help ensure a successful first-ever Estate Sale.  We raised more than $14,500 and Lew will be donating just over $7,000 to Rummage!  We are incredibly grateful for his and your support of our fundraising initiatives.   Can I Get An Amen!  Annie
Youth & Children's News 
Treats for the Park   
An important part of our children's program at the Maple Park services is having a delicious snack after the service. The children really look forward to gathering around the snack table afterwards for lemonade and a yummy treat. While Dunkin' Munchkins are a big favorite, we would love to offer homemade treats whenever possible. Would some of our talented Christ Church bakers be willing to bring something one Sunday morning this summer? If so, we love you and thank you. Please contact Melissa to sign up, melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.

Playgroup on the Patio - Wednesdays    
Parents and caregivers, you and your little ones are invited to a weekly Christ Church playdate! Every Wednesday morning this summer, we will be meeting in the McClain Room and the adjoining patio from 9:30-11:00 for some fun playtime. We will have lots of toys, a simple snack, and coffee for the grown-ups!  Friends are welcome. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, or Patty Lea.  
No need to RSVP, just stop in if you can!
Opportunities to Help  
We Need Volunteers for Saturday, July 28, 4:30-6:30PM    
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 220-300 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.  Please click on this link (website) or contact Jenny Smith or Suzie Peregrine for more information and/or to volunteer.   
Please consider helping with this worthy cause!
Pastoral Care
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.
Save the Date
  • Paddie H. Brennen - Memorial Service is Saturday, July 21 at 3PM.
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