Subject: Who invented the weekend?

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Dear Friends, 

What if I told you that, this Sunday, you'll get to meet the One who invented the weekend? (Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11) This Person is very loving and wise, and always ready to share great foresight and insight into our lives. Those who have spent time with the Inventor previously have reported experiencing joy, peace, and healing. (Mark 3:1-6)

We are having a celebration in this Creator's honor at 9:30 a.m. Please join us!
GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES
Our Vacation Bible School Registration Link is Live! Please go to https://tinyurl.com/pilgrimvbs18 to register for this year’s VBS experience! It’s Tuesday, July 24th, through Friday, July 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for 4 year olds through 5th grade. Youth, grades 6—12, are invited to serve as helpers. Volunteers needed! Contact Katie Ruger at katieruger@gmail.com or VBS Coordinator Eve Haycock at eve@ccolife.org if you would like information on volunteering. We are very excited!

Calling All Members- Congregational Meeting—Please join us on Sunday, June 24th, for worship at 9:30 a.m., followed by an important congregational meeting. The primary business item will be holding a vote to approve our budget for the upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. We will be sending out the proposed budget shortly, which has been prepared by the finance team: Treasurer Tarah Dickerson (treasurer@pilgrimchicago.org), Shellie Riedle, Matt Hotary, Principal Comella and Pastor Kristian. The budget was also reviewed by the school board and the church council and has been recommended for congregational approval. After receiving the budget, if you have any questions, please contact any member of the finance team. We are VERY THANKFUL for the work of all of these aforementioned teams, and especially to Tarah and Shellie for their amazing dedication.

Pilgrim Lutheran's School's Graduation Worship Service—You are invited to attend! It takes place on Friday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. We are celebrating 17 soon to be Pilgrim alumni! If you have never experienced a graduation service, it is a wonderful experience and a testament to our mission to gather, prepare, and send all as leaders in the world. Note: The reception dinner is by invitation only, as to accommodate the families of the graduates.

Honoring all Men! June 17th—Join us at 9:30 a.m. for a special Father's Day Celebration! We will be honoring all men with a special gift, prayer, and fellowship afterwards! Please join us and invite a neighbor or a friend!

The Altar Flowers
Sunday are in honor of all grade school, high school and college graduates, given by Gail Egebrecht.

Attention Members: As you probably know, Pilgrim creates member mailboxes behind the organ in large black, metal shelves. We are wanting to maximize space in the narthex, because it is increasingly used for meetings and classes. If you would like to MAINTAIN a mailbox, please let Renee know at churchadmin@pilgrimchicago.org or 773-477-4824. Otherwise, we may be discontinuing use of these mailboxes in this age of email correspondence. Thank you.

Pope Movie Outing this Sunday
There is a group of Pilgrim people going to see the movie "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" at the 12:55 p.m. showing at the AMC Theater, Village Crossing 18 in Skokie. You're invited to join us!

Save the Dates:
Sunday, June 3—Sunday! Care Ministry Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 21—Reception for Pastor Philip Knutson, South African missionary, 5:30 p.m. at Parsonage
Sunday, July 29—Vacation Bible School closing celebration
July 31—August 7—El Salvador Mission Trip
PREPARE (GROWTH) OPPORTUNITIES
Prayer Time—We invite you to join us Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at the Parsonage for a time of prayer... it is so renewing! (Note: There will be no Prayer on Saturday, June 16th.)

Women’s Bible Study—Please join us on Wednesday, June 6th, and every other Wednesday. We are using the book and study guide titled Grace by Max Lucado. There are still a couple extra copies available. We gather at Renee Stuedemann’s home for light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and begin at 7:00 p.m. To RSVP or get the books, contact churchadmin@pilgrimchicago.org

Pilgrim Summer Enrichment Camp
—This program allows children the opportunity to explore themes of interest to them and explore the places around the city where they can find out more about each theme. We emphasize community-building, collaboration, and, of course, fun! The dates are June 25-29 (Pirates), July 2-3 & 5 (Castles) and July 9-13 (Legos). Click on this link for further information including times and costs! https://pilgrimchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Pilgrim-Summer-Enrichment-Camp-2018-FAQ-Registration-Form.docx

Future Design School Young Innovators Program
—Empowers kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. Students learn design methods and get hands-on-experience building new business offerings. It’s August 6-10 and is only $165 for Pilgrim Students. For more info contact the school office at office@pilgrimchicago.org                                    
SENT TO SERVE
Farming Hope Chicago! Do you like gardening? Do you have any kind of business experience? Do you like providing food for hungry people? If the answer to any of these three questions is “Yes”, please email Renee in the church office at churchadmin@pilgrimchicago.org so you can be added to the email group. 

Pilgrim Hosts LOMC's Swing Choir in concert on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Garden at Pilgrim. Please consider helping out with the dinner at 5:00 p.m., or hosting a few students in your home for the night. It will be a fantastic experience!
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
2018 Mortgage Campaign—We are using the account formally known as the Growing Forward Capital Campaign to continue to pay our monthly mortgage bill of $2,048. The 2018 Mortgage Campaign Giving is falling short of what is needed to pay the monthly bill. Thank you to everyone who is giving one time or monthly automatic contributions to the current 2018 Mortgage Campaign. We invite those who have not had a chance to give to this campaign to make a donation via check, with the memo saying "2018 Mortgage Campaign," or go to the giving page at  www.tinyurl.com/give2pilgrim and set up a monthly automatic payment. Thank you!

Cinco de Pilgrim—Feedback NEEDED!—It has been a few weeks since our memorable night of fun at Cinco De Pilgrim. Thank you all for your help, support, and generosity to make this past year of fundraising a success! As the school year is winding to a close, planning is already starting for next year and that is where all of you come in. We want to hear your thoughts, ideas, and general feedback regarding our fundraising efforts this past year and looking to the future. Could you please give eight minutes of your time and fill out a survey. Even if you did not attend this year's event, we still want your feedback as well! Go to https://tinyurl.com/pilgrimfundsurvey. Contact Tarah at tdickerson15@hotmail.com with any questions.

Windows Into Our Future—There are ​30 classroom windows which face west along the alley. They are old, they are not energy/cost efficient, and they provide no sound proofing. ​ ​ ​We have set a goal to raise​ $85,000​ in the next 11 months,​ and our appeal is to both school families and church members. ​ ​We ​have raised $23,000 so far. We ​encourage both one-time donations and on-going monthly donations to this campaign over the coming 12 months. To give, visit https://tinyurl.com/pilgrimwindows and if you have any questions, please contact the school office at office@pilgrimchicago.org

Gift Cards—Operation CIP has many gift cards perfect for graduations and weddings. If you are still looking for smaller amounts we have many $10/$25 gift cards, including Amazon. Place your order by Monday, June 4th and we will have it for you by Thursday, June 6th, if we don't already have it on hand. We will be selling Sunday, Monday and Friday next week and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the last week of school. You may use the order form link below and either leave the form in the school office or contact Anne Barsano at cbarsano@aol.com or 312-972-9040 by 10:00 a.m. Monday. The link to place an order is https://pilgrimchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pilgrimorderform532018.doc.

Church Endowment Fund Matching Gifts Campaign! The Church Endowment Committee is again lifting up a matching gifts campaign inspired by God’s generosity in this season between Mother’s and Father’s Day. The first 20 gifts of $50 or more to the Pilgrim Church Endowment Fund will be matched with a $50 gift (for a maximum of $1000) by Amy Bergren and Wayne Heintz. In order to best track this, please use the “Online Giving” link on the Pilgrim Church and School webpage. Create your online profile (unless you have one already), and designate the “Church Endowment Fund.” Thank You!

Financial Update—The finance team, along with our new interim bookkeeping clerk, Grayce O’Toole, has been making wonderful progress on cleaning up our financial books. First Quarter 2018 statements have been sent. Please contact Grayce at business@pilgrimchicago.org if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued generous support of Pilgrim!
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ravenswood UCC Rummage Sale—It’s that time of year again! Time to dig through the closets, venture into the attic or basement and bring forth your treasures for the tables of the Ravenswood Rummage Sale. The RUCC gym is open to receive donations. The Sale will take place on Friday, June 8th from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To drop off items for rummage, or to volunteer, call the church office at 773-549-5472 or come by the gym at 2050 W. Pensacola. See you at the sale! --Pastor Jason

Jam for Bread to fight hunger with music, on Thursday, June 7th, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Avenue. Purchase tickets at Evenbrite.com for $55 each, age 21 and over. All proceeds benefit the Friendship Center food pantry.

Church Calendar  to go to the complete online calendar, click HERE

THIS WEEK

June 3 Sunday
 9:30 a.m. Worship Service & Nursery
10:45 a.m. Coffee Hour

June 5 Tuesday
 4:00 p.m. Dreamcasting Confirmation
7:00 p.m. Board of Ed.

June 6 Wednesday
 7:30 p.m. Harmony Choir
7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous

June 7 Thursday
 6:30 p.m. T.O.P.S.

June 8 Friday
 9:00 a.m. Pilgrim School Sports Awards
6:30 p.m. Pilgrim Graduation Service

June 9 Saturday
 11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Team #3
8:00 p.m. Ravenswood Beginners AA Meeting

NEXT WEEK

June 10 Sunday
 9:30 a.m. Worship Service & Nursery
10:45 a.m. Coffee Hour

June 13 Wednesday
 7:30 p.m. Harmony Choir
7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous

June 14 Thursday
 6:30 p.m. T.O.P.S.

June 16 Saturday
 11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Team #4
8:00 p.m. Ravenswood Beginners AA Meeting
Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School

Our Mission:
In Christ's Love, We Gather, Prepare, and Send 
all as leaders for God's mission in the world. (GPS)

773.477.4824

Pastor: Kristian Johnson   pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org
Principal: Chris Comella   ccomella@pilgrimchicago.org
Business Office:  Grayce O'Ttoole  business@pilgrimchicago.org
Communications Administrator: Halley Williams  office@pilgrimchicago.org
Office Administrator: Renee Stuedemann  churchadmin@pilgrimchicago.org

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