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					          St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
                     Welcomes You
                      In the name of Jesus Christ,
            welcome to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church,
                  an open and affirming congregation
                in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
You are welcome here
   if you are married or single, for
    we will partner with you;
   if you are a parent or a child of
    one, for we are all family together;
   if you know what you believe or
    have no idea what you believe,
    for we are one in our longing for
    deeper knowledge of God;
   if you are from this place or a
    stranger from far away, for we
    were all once strangers ourselves;
   if you are straight or gay, black
    or white, rich or poor . . .


No matter who you are, we welcome you, praying that you will find
here what you seek. In fact, we pray that you will find here the love
that is Christ’s law – love that bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things – knowing that God’s love is bigger
than anything we can ask or imagine.
All people – adults and children – who are seeking a deeper
relationship with Christ are welcome to receive Communion.
Moreover, we invite you to share freely with us in all aspects of
worship. Everything you need for today’s service is included in this
booklet, with the exception of hymns. Hymns are listed in this leaflet
and above the pulpit and can be found in the blue Hymnal 1982.
    Additional information can be found on the back of this leaflet.




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             St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
  545 South East Avenue    (708) 386-5613      Oak Park IL 60304
 stchrisoakpark@sbcglobal.net       www.stchristophersoakpark.org
The Very Rev. Paris Coffey, Rector, and Dean of the Oak Park Deanery
         Mr. L. Richard Sobak, the Organist and Choirmaster
            The People of St. Christopher’s, the Ministers

                          May 22, 2011
                   The Fifth Sunday of Easter
               8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Rite I
 Page numbers refer to the red Book of Common Prayer found in your
     pew. An asterisk* indicates where the People stand, if able.
*Opening Sentences                                                 page 323
*Gloria                                                            page 324
*Collect of the Day
First Reading                                        (page 4 of this leaflet)
Psalm 31                                             (page 5 of this leaflet)
Second Reading                                       (page 5 of this leaflet)
*Gospel Reading                                      (page 6 of this leaflet)
Sermon                                            The Very Rev. Paris Coffey
*Nicene Creed                                                      page 326
Prayers of the People The People kneel or stand, if able           page 329

  Today’s specific intercessions are found on page 13 of this leaflet.
Concluding Collect to the Prayers                    (page 8 of this leaflet)
*Exchange of Peace and Offertory                                   page 332
The loose plate offering is designated for the Rector’s Discretionary Fund for
  outreach. To specify recipient, please mark a pew envelope accordingly.
*The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer II                     page 340
Breaking of the Bread and Communion                                page 338
*Prayer after Communion, Blessing and Dismissal                    page 339
Serving today at 8:00
Acolyte: Joe Dorchack        Chalice Bearer: Robert Jones
Lector: Mary McVicker        Usher/Greeter: Ed Mampre
Altar Guild: Linda Dempsey, Peter Walters




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             10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
As worship begins please turn off your cell phone and enjoy the music.

Prelude
                     LITURGY OF THE WORD

The people stand, if able, to sing the following from The Hymnal 1982

Opening Hymn #432          “O Praise ye the Lord”   Laudate Dominum

Easter Acclamation
         Presider Alleluia. Christ is risen.
         People    The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Collect for Purity
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from
you no secrets are hid. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the
inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and
worthily magnify your Holy Name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Glory to God              Sung by all.       Setting: William Mathias




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    Hymn #278 from Hymnal 1982, used with permission of Church Publishing

Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Presider   The Lord be with you.
All        And also with you
Presider   Let us pray.
All        Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life:
           Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to
           be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may
           steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to
           eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
           who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy
           Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

First Reading: Acts 7:55-60             The People sit.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Stephen gazed into heaven and saw the
glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. "Look," he
said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the
right hand of God!" But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout
all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city
and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet
of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning Stephen, he
prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he knelt down and cried
out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he
had said this, he died.
Reader          Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
People          Thanks be to God.




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Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16       Cantor and Congregation Gregorian Tone VIII




1 Cantor
       In you, O LORD, have I taken /refuge;
       let me never be put / to shame; *
       deliver me / in your righteousness.
2 All
       Incline your ear/ to me; *
       make haste / to deliver me.
3 Cantor
       Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe,
       for you are my crag and my / stronghold; *
       for the sake of your Name, lead / me and guide me.
4 All
       Take me out of the net that they have secretly set / for me, *
       for you are my / tower of strength.
5 Cantor
       Into your hands I commend my / spirit, *
       for you have redeemed me,
       O LORD, / O God of truth.
15 All
       My times are in / your hand; *
       rescue me from the hand of my enemies,
       and from those who / persecute me.
16 All
       Make your face to shine upon your / servant, *
       and in your loving- / kindness save me."

Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10
Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you
may grow into salvation – if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is
good.
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and
precious in God's sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into
a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture:
"See, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious;
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."
To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not
believe,
         "The stone that the builders rejected
          has become the very head of the corner,
          a stone that makes them stumble,
          and a rock that makes them fall."


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They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to
do.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own
people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who
called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Once you were not a people,
       but now you are God's people;
once you had not received mercy,
       but now you have received mercy.
Reader         Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
People         Thanks be to God.
All stand, as able, for the following, found in The Hymnal 1982, turning
         to face the Gospel Book for the reading of the Gospel.
Sequence Hymn #487 “Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life” The Call

The Gospel Reading: John 14:1-14
Reader   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People   Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God,
believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling
places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a
place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come
again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may
be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going."
Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going.
How can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and
the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through
me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you
do know him and have seen him."
Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be
satisfied." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time,
Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen
the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father'? Do you not
believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words
that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who
dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and
the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of
the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in
me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works
than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you
ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in
my name you ask me for anything, I will do it."
Reader The Gospel of the Lord.
People Praise to you, Lord Christ.

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Sermon      The People sit.                      The Very Rev. Paris Coffey

Affirmation of Faith       from “A New Zealand Prayer Book” of the Anglican
                            Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

You, O God, are supreme and holy,
You create our world and give us life.
Your purpose overarches everything we do.
You have always been with us. You are God.
You, O God, are infinitely generous,
good beyond all measure.
You came to us before we came to you.
You have revealed and proved
your love for us in Jesus Christ,
who lived and died and rose again.
You are with us now. You are God.
You, O God, are Holy Spirit.
You empower us to be your gospel in the world.
You reconcile and heal; you overcome death.
You are our God. We worship you.

Prayers of the People         The People’s responses are in bold italics.
Leader
As a royal priesthood offering spiritual sacrifices, let us pray to God for
the needs of every living creature.

For the holy churches in every place, and the unity of all; for Katharine
our Presiding Bishop, Jeffrey and Victor our Bishops, Benito – Bishop of
the Diocese of SE Mexico, Joseph – Bishop of the Diocese of Renk,
Paris our rector, Richard our organist/choirmaster, our staff, members,
visitors, and all who seek in Jesus the way, the truth, and the life;
Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For Barack our President, Patrick our Governor, our nation and people,
and the world and its leaders; Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For those injured by malice and guile, and all in trouble and need,
including those on our prayer list remembered aloud at the early
service, and for others we now name . . .

       You are encouraged to offer aloud your own intercessions.

...for ourselves, our families, and those we love; Glory and praise to
you, O living God.

For all the blessings of this life, especially for the birth last Saturday of
Colin Sean Kochran, and for continued improvement from complications
of his premature birth ((son of Mindy & Chris Kochran, nephew of Chris &
Amanda Miller); for the birthdays this week of Lillian Johnson (5/24),


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Mardy Bloch (5/24), Eric Jordahl (5/26), Katherine Kohnhorst
(5/28), Michael Kohnhorst (5/28), for the anniversaries this week of
Clara & Mark Sage (5/22), Ani Soto & Gerardo Cardenas (5/23);
and for other blessings we now name . .

      You are encouraged to offer aloud your own thanksgivings.

. . . and for the gift of new life this season brings; Glory and praise
to you, O living God.

Please notify the church office at stchrisoakpark@sbcglobal.net
or 708-386-5613 if your birthday or anniversary is NOT
included in weekly blessings so that we can update our files.

For the dying, especially Sandie, and the departed, including those we
now name . . .

            You are encouraged to offer your own prayers.

. . . and for those who mourn; Glory and praise to you, O living God.

Leader and People
Blessed are you, God our Father, who calls us to dwell with you
in heaven. Hear the prayers we offer this day, and draw your
holy people to your side; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace
      Presider         The peace of Christ be always with you.
      People:          And also with you.

       All greet one another with a sign of Christ’s peace.

Welcome and Announcements              Amanda Miller, Vestry Member

                      LITURGY OF THE TABLE

 The loose plate offering every Sunday is designated for outreach. To
 specify a recipient, please use a pew envelope and mark accordingly.

 All stand, if able, and sing the following hymn, found in The Hymnal
 1982, as representatives of the congregation bring forward the gifts.

Offertory Hymn #455 “O love of God, how strong and true” Dunedin

The Great Thanksgiving                          Eucharistic Prayer 3
                                          from Enriching our Worship 1

The people remain standing, if able. The Presider faces them and sings




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                                our..
The Presider sings
All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true
and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom
from on high by whom you created all things.

You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it
burst out from the womb; You brought forth all creatures of the earth
and gave breath to humankind.

Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of
hope for our journey; And so as the morning stars sing your praises
we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy

Holy, Holy, Holy        Sung by all.          Mass of the City, R. Proulx




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The Presider continues
Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all,
your Word has never been silent;
you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations,
you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise.
Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life,
to proclaim the coming of your holy reign
and give himself for us, a fragrant offering.
Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin,
brought us into your life,
reconciled us to you,
and restored us to the glory you intend for us.

We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread,
and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his
friends and said:“Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to
his friends and said:“Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new
Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the
forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

And so, remembering all that was done for us:
the cross, the tomb, the resurrection and ascension,
longing for Christ’s coming in glory,
and presenting to you these gifts
your earth has formed and human hands have made,
we acclaim you, O Christ:

Presider and People
Dying, you destroyed our death.
Rising, you restored our life.
Christ Jesus, come in glory!

Presider
Send your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon these gifts of bread and wine
that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ.
Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power,
may be a people of hope, justice and love.


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Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ,
and in the fullness of time gather us with all your people
into the joy of our true eternal home.

Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ,
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise.

Presider and People
Blessed are you now and forever. AMEN.

The Presider sings
And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

Presider and People




  Hymn #S-119 from The Hymnal 1982, used with permission of Church Publishing

Breaking of the Bread
    The Bread is broken and a moment for silent prayer is offered,
          after which all sing the following fraction anthem



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Fraction Anthem                 “Christ our Passover”       Gerald Near




   Hymn #S155 from Hymnal 1982, used with permission of Church Publishing

Communion of the Faithful
All are welcome to share in Communion. If you seek a deeper life with
Christ and sharing of that strength and life in the world, we invite you
to join us at God’s Table. While Baptism is the ancient rite of inclusion
in the Church, we believe God is working in us all even now to draw us
closer in love. You are welcome in that love, no matter how young.
Those who prefer not to receive Communion may also come forward to
receive a blessing, indicated by crossing your arms across your chest.

Communion Hymn #1         “Father, we praise thee” Christe sanctorum
                        (Found in The Hymnal 1982.)

The People stand, if able, for the Postcommunion Prayer and Blessing.

Postcommunion Prayer
Loving God,
we give you thanks for restoring us in your image
and nourishing us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood.
Now send us forth a people, forgiven, healed, renewed;
that we may proclaim your love to the world
and continue in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

Easter Blessing
The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus
Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the
everlasting covenant: Make you perfect in every good work to do his
will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight; and the
blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be
among you, and remain with you always. Amen.



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Closing Hymn #457        “Thou art the Way, to thee alone”     St. James
                         (Found in the blue Hymnal 1982)
Dismissal
Presider        Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia
People          Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

Postlude

      Please stay to enjoy the postlude and then join us in
     Ahlborn Parish Hall for refreshments. All are welcome!
               Musicians and singers ARE NEEDED to help with the
                10:00 a.m. summer service. Please see the Rector
                ASAP if you’re willing to play keyboard, guitar, flute,
                etc. or sing a solo, duet, quartet, or offer ANY other
contribution on ANY Summer Sunday. MANY THANKS! Paris+

Serving Today at 10:30
Verger               Mike Ptack
Acolytes             Linda Bolte (AC), Cheryl Topps (C),
                     Caitlin Kenoian, Eleanor Babwin (T)
Chalice Bearers      Deb Maue, Peter Walters
Lectors              Dan Bergstrom, JoAnn Jacobson
Intercessor/Lock-up Amanda Miller, Member of the Vestry
Ushers/Greeters      Debbie Graves, Ani Soto
Altar Guild          Linda Dempsey, Peter Walters
Level 1 Shepherd     Matt Johnson
Level 2/3 Shepherd DD Burlin
Coffee Hour          Daniel & Malia Ropp

Intercessions Please keep the following in your prayers this week.
For the Church, including Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Jeffrey & Victor
our bishops, Paris our rector, Richard our organist/choirmaster, our staff,
members, visitors, and all the holy people of God; in our diocesan cycle of
prayer, for Congregations in the Joliet Deanery: St. Paul in Kankakee;
St. John in Lockport; Good Shepherd in Momence; St. Thomas in
Morris; and in our Companion Dioceses of SE Mexico and Renk, for San
Pedro in Veracruz; St. Peter in Wun-Kur;
For the guidance of world leaders, including Barack our president
and Patrick our governor; for those in the armed forces, including Ian,
Stefan, Garrett (USMC), Scott, Richard, Aaron (Capt. USA,
grandson of Ed Mampre, serving in Afghanistan), Charlie (USAF),
Andy (USMC), Christian (USA), Caleb (Pfc. ARNG), Bill (Lord, Capt.
USA), Sarah (Lord, 1st Lt. USA), Thomas (Gary, USNR), and Patrick
(Shea-Simonds, Group Captain British Army serving in Afghanistan,
cousin of Catherine Cappel);


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For all the blessings of this life, especially for the birth last Saturday of
Colin Sean Kochran, and for continued improvement from complications
of his premature birth (son of Mindy & Chris Kochran, nephew of Chris &
Amanda Miller); for James Michael’s release from the hospital
(grandson of John and Sarah Ramsey born April 30, who was
experiencing health complications); for the birthdays this week of Lillian
Johnson (5/24), Mardy Bloch (5/24), Eric Jordahl (5/26), Katherine
Kohnhorst (5/28), Michael Kohnhorst (5/28), for the anniversaries this
week of Clara & Mark Sage (5/22), Ani Soto & Gerardo Cardenas
(5/23); and for other blessings we now name . .

Please notify the church office at stchrisoakpark@sbcglobal.net
or 708-386-5613 if your birthday or anniversary is NOT
included in weekly blessings so that we can update our files.

For those in need, especially for those impacted by war, natural
disasters, and other afflictions including the Yamamoto, Shirasaki,
Tsuji, Nohtomi and Takahashi families (friends of Linnea Larson & Greg
Busch), for Nancy (Miller, mother of Chris), Judy (Shrank, friend of
Rachel Bergstrom, breast cancer), Mary (Collins, friend of Peg Woods &
Garry Curran), Frances, Paul, Bridget (friends of Mardy Bloch, cancer),
Janet (Inlander Cypra, facing cancer surgery), Ken (Murphy, friend of
Bolte’s, gravely ill), Robert & Heike (Weherli, relatives of Mary Kay
Tobin, car accident), Bill (Janene Bergen’s father, auto-immune
recovery), Joe (Monti, for visual improvement), Mary (Monti, for
increased lung capacity), Maureen (Theroux), Elise (Lessing), Colleen
(Emanuel), Doreen (Rita Benn’s sister, awaiting kidney transplant), Liz
and Kathy (Ed Mampre’s nieces, stage 4 cancer), Tim (Scully, Ed’s son-
in-law, surgery recovery), Bud (stage 4 lung cancer) & Gretchen, Bob
(Joe Monti’s cousin), Art (Carnot), Bob (Nied), Barbara, Paul, Corey,
Mary H., John, Jim, Lucy, Gillian, Chris, Alex, Cheryl, Cindy, Luda, Rachel,
Pam, Kim, Kathy, Esme, Jeremy, Jon, Charles, Martha, David, and the
Randolphs; for expectant parents, K.G. & Betsy (Bennet), Kevin & Ann
(Formanski, son and daughter-in-law of Peg Woods & Garry Curran),
Lauren (Walters) and Tim, and for others in need we now name . . .
For those seeking work and career discernment, including Katie
(Silverman), Ken (Ptack), Barbra (Luce-Turner), Tiffany (Hanna),
John (Hooten), David, Mark, Noel, Michael, Sharon, Rick, Tim, Jeff,
Matt, Jean, Ted, Peter, and Scott;
For the dying, especially Sandie (Jan Ferguson’s friend), and for
the departed, including all who have died in the struggle for freedom
and justice, all who have died in natural disasters, and for those who
died last week serving in Iraq & Afghanistan: 1st Lt. Demetrius M.
Frison (26), Sgt. Amaru Aguilar (26), Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf (27), Lt.
Col. Benjamin J. Palmer (43), Spc. Brian D. Riley Jr. (24), Sgt. Robert
C. Schlote (26); for those killed in Chicago this past week: Michael
Redmond (31), and for the ongoing work and funding of *Ceasefire –



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dedicated to reducing violence; for all who’ve died in places of war,
and violence throughout the world, and others we now name . . .
*To contribute to CeaseFire, see the outreach table in the Parish Hall.

Please remember whose name you have added to the church’s prayer
list, and let the office us know as soon as possible when there is
any change in their status. You may contact the church at 708-
386-5613 or at stchrisoakpark@sbcglobval.net. Many thanks!
                                                     The Office Staff

               TODAY’S ACTIVITIES
Looking for your place? Here’s what’s going on today & where:
ML=Main Level; LL=Lower Level; CnC= Confirm not Conform class
When       What                       _________        Where___
8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite I                      Church, ML
9:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite III: Wiggle Worship Church, ML
           Nursery                                    Room 1, LL
           Choir Rehearsal                Choir Room/Upper Level
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist, Rite II                   Church, ML
            Nursery (infant to age 3)                 Room 2, LL
            Spark Workshop level 1 (age 3-K)           Room 4, LL
            Spark Workshop level 2 (grades 1-3) \     Room 3, LL
            Spark Workshop level 3 (grades 4-5) /     Room 3, LL
  Refreshments following each service in Ahlborn Parish Hall.
12:00 noon CnC                                        Room 1, LL

Support Those Devastated by U.S. Storms by picking up a
donation form TODAY for Episcopal Relief & Development at the back
of church or on the refreshment table in the parish hall.

Please place your next Shopping Cards
order by June 12th for pick up on Sunday,
June 19th. Shopping card order blanks are in
your pew and can be filled out and placed in the
offering plate or the collection bowl by the
lectern in the front of the church. There’s still
time to buy graduation gifts, or use them
for summer travel: hotels, food, airlines,
and summer clothes!




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                   AND SPEAKING OF GRADUATIONS . . . we’re
                   honoring graduates at the 10:30 service on
                   June 5th. Thank you to those who have replied.
                   If you haven’t emailed or called the church office
                   with the names of your graduates, please do so
                   as soon as possible at 708.386.5613 or
                   stchrisoakpark@sbcglobal.net.

Our thanks to all who have contacted the
church office agreeing to read for Pentecost.
HOWEVER, we could still use a few more foreign
language readers, especially Chinese since
Max Maas – who will be baptized at 10:30 on
Pentecost, is from China – so please contact
the church ASAP at stchrisoakpark@sbcglobal.net
or 708-386-5613. We will have one reading in
many languages, but ALL read at the same time, NEEDED: SOMEONE
so there’s no need to be perfect.                TO READ CHINESE


     THIS WEEK & NEXT SUNDAY
    Locations: ML=Main Level; LL=Lower Level; UP=Upper Level
When      What                        _______Where__________
Monday, May 23
  7:00 p.m. Yoga                                         Parish Hall, ML
Tuesday, May 24
  7:00 p.m. Alanon Meeting                                Room 1, LL
  7:30 p.m. Vestry Meeting                         Aldworth Room, ML
Wednesday, May 25
  9:00 a.m. Book Study                              Aldworth Room, ML
 7:30 p.m. Choir practice                              Choir Room, UL
Thursday, May 26
  7:00 p.m. Alanon Meeting                                Room 1, LL
  7:30 p.m. Bible Encounter                        Aldworth Room, ML
            Leader Holly Burt and class will complete their study of the
            Old Testament by finishing the last FOUR books on their
            syllabus – Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi & 1st Maccabees.
Saturday, May 28
 9:30 a.m. Irish Dancers                       Parish Hall, ML
Sunday, May 29: Rogation Sunday and Earth Day Celebration
                The beautiful flowers you ordered
                will fill our church – will be blessed
                AND sprinkled with Holy Water –and
                will be blessed and ready for pick up


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or delivery after worship. There will be special prayer and readings, so
come help us celebrate our beautiful planet.
 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist I                           Church, ML
 9:30 a.m. Wiggle Worship Communion                    Church, ML
           Nursery                                     Room 1, LL
           Choir Rehearsal                         Choir Room, UL
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist II
           Nursery (infant to age 3):                  Room 2, LL
           Spark Workshop Level 1 (age 3-K):           Room 4, LL
           Spark Workshop level 2/3 (grades 1-3):     Room 3, LL
 4:30 p.m. AA Meeting                             Ahlborn Hall, ML


                           UPCOMING

                                     SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH:
                                    A DAY IN OUR VILLAGE
                              Don’t forget to read your insert in today’s
                              leaflet and sign up to help in St. C’s booth.
                              It’s a lot of fun to take a 1-hour shift
                              and a great way to meet new people,
                              enjoy the sunshine (we pray), and
                              help your church and others at the
                              same time.
                              You’ll help children and parents visiting our
                              booth complete a craft.
You’ll greet visitors and give them handouts about St. C’s.
You’ll pass out provided treats to passers-by.
But most of all you’ll have fun . . .   SO TRY IT! YOU’LL LIKE IT!


              THE REV. BRIDGET TIERNEY WILL BE OUR GUEST
              PRESIDER & PREACHER ON THE
              DAY OF PENTECOST, JUNE 12TH.
              The Rector will be on vacation then –
              from Monday, June 6th through
Wednesday, June 15th – and in Mexico for part of
that time. The Rev. Brian Couvillion, rector of All
Saints in Western Springs, will cover emergency
needs and can be reached on his cell phone at 847-
997-7551.




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St. Christopher’s SUMMER HOURS begin June 19th,
Trinity Sunday. This year we will continue all three services
with times as follows:
    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 40-min. spoken service
    9:00 a.m. Wiggle Worship 30-minute service with music
   10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II 60-minute service with music



              Musicians and singers ARE NEEDED to help with the
                10:00 a.m. summer service. Please see the Rector
                ASAP if you’re willing to play keyboard, guitar, flute,
                etc. or sing a solo, duet, quartet, or offer ANY other
contribution on ANY Summer Sunday. MANY THANKS! Paris+




                               FROM JUNE 20th through JULY 4th PADS
                               SUMMER SHELTER PROGRAM will be
                               held at ST. Christopher’s, so please read
                               today’s insert and SIGN UP NOW TO
                               HELP! It’s a great thing for families to do
                               together – helping children to learn solid
values while helping others at the same time.


JAZZ MASS on Sunday, June 26th (inside at 10:00 a.m.)
              and on the same day
              OUR ANNUAL
              PARISH PICNIC
              (outside) –
              immediately following
              the 10:00 a.m. service.

            MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!




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             Additional Information
Christian Formation
We offer Adult Forum at 9:15 and Sunday School (for age 3 to grade
5) at 10:30 in classrooms on the lower level. Children come up for
Communion to their join families. For a schedule for grades 7-12 and
weekday/weeknight Adult formation, please call the church office.
Coats
There is a coat rack in the SE corner of the parish hall near the piano.
Email Updates
Every week our church emails a reminder of weekend schedules &
upcoming events to friends and members. To add your name, please
contact church at stchrisoakpark@sbcglobal.net or 708-386-5613.
Nametags
There are printed nametags and blank ones for visitors at the back of
the church. For a printed tag (or replacement), fill out the form by the
nametags & place in the basket.
Nursery
Childcare is available on the lower level Sundays from 9:15-11:30. For
families attending the 10:30 service, children are brought into church
to join families for communion. Children are also welcome in church.
Office Hours
Normally scheduled from Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Outreach
St. C’s provides a “Back to Work Clothes Closet,” for the unemployed
interviewing for jobs. It is near the coat area on the lower level. To
donate items or find out what’s needed, call the church office.
Restrooms
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located off of the Parish Hall.
Please use the door closest to the eagle-winged lectern, turning right
at the top of the ramp in the parish hall.
Sermons
Copies of today’s sermon are available at the back of church and
online at www.stchristophersoakpark.org.
Visitors
Please sign our Guest Book at the back of church or in the Parish Hall,
pick up a Visitor Packet, and join us for refreshments after worship. A
short tour and info about St. C’s is given the 1st Sunday every month.
Wheelchair Accessibility There is an outside ramp on S. East Ave.
and a 4-stop lift just inside the double glass doors on Adams St.




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