Christ Covenant Church E-Announcements for
Thursday, 06/14/2018

This Sunday:
This Sunday Pastor Ken will be preaching on: “What is Hidden” Mark 4:26-34

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MINISTRY MOMENTS:

INTRODUCING TEAM MANGO HOUSE
As part of our short-term missions to Thailand this summer, Christ Covenant Church is sending a small team to serve at the Mango House orphanage. Team Mango House will be comprised of Sam and Jacob Chang. The team has already met their financial support goal, but would greatly appreciate your encouragement and prayer. Any checks made out to Christ Covenant Church with “CCC Team Mango House” in the memo, at this point, will be applied toward Team Thailand to help the entire team meet their goal. Thank you for your support!

COMMISSIONING AND RECEPTION FOR TEAM MANGO HOUSE, JULY 1
Commissioning for Team Mango House will be on July 1 with a lunch reception following the service. If you would like to assist with reception preparation, please contact John Chiu (johnchiu@aol.com).

AIRPORT SEND OFF FOR TEAM MANGO HOUSE, JULY 4
Join us at O’Hare Terminal 5 on July 4 at 10:15 pm as we send Team Mango House (Sam and Jacob Chang). Contact Irada (iradarb@gmail.com) if you plan to join or have questions.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, JULY 4TH
If you are in town for the 4th of July, plan to join us at the Villa Park parade. This is a great outreach opportunity. Last year we had a great group and handed out about 1000 VBS fliers and saw many children attend VBS because of it. Let Paul or Emmy know if you’ll be able to join us. We’ll also be accepting donations of individually wrapped candy the two weeks before the parade.

WELCOME HOME GREETINGS FOR THE VOLANDS, JULY 13
The Voland family will they return from their mission assignment in Germany on July 13. They are flying Icelandair 853, and we plan to greet them around 6:45 pm at O’Hare. Contact Irada (iradarb@gmail.com) if you can join or if you have questions.

COMMISSIONING AND RECEPTION FOR TEAM THAILAND, JULY 15
We will commission Team Thailand on July 15 and enjoy a lunch reception after the service. If you can help with the reception preparation, please contact Irada (iradarb@gmail.com) .

SHIPWRECKED VBS, JULY 16-20
July 16-20 promises to be the most fun and life-transforming week of the summer. Our VBS team is already planning fun activities that will help the children engage in deeper Bible learning and hopefully grow spiritually. We’re putting together a list of items that will be needed either as donations or loans. We’ll also need help on July 15th after worship to transform this building into a tropical island. Information and registration is now at: https://tinyurl.com/CCC2018VBS .

AIRPORT SEND OFF FOR TEAM THAILAND, JULY 29
Team Thailand will depart on July 29. Please stay tuned for details on seeing them off at the airport that morning or reach out to Pastor Ken with questions.

TEAM THAILAND TRIP, JULY 30TH – AUGUST 6TH
If you would like to contribute, please make a check out to Christ Covenant Church and put “Team Thailand” in the memo or go online to gofundme.com/w55t6d-thailand-mission-trip. Thank you for your support!

FALL RETREAT, SEPTEMBER 28 – 30
The Fall Retreat will be held at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva on September 28-30. Details regarding room rates and meals are available at the Welcome Desk. Please help us to determine the number of rooms to reserve by either completing the form or contacting Emmy or Kenny of your plans to attend or not.

PRAYER REQUESTS
Submit prayer requests to Pastor Ken or to the office

Pray for Claire Chung and Hannah Fang who will be at camp this week. Luke and Sam Chung who will be at camp next week.

Pray for Karen Chan Kutzner’s sister Janice, that the baby continues to grow healthy and the fibroid to stop growing or to shrink.

Pray for the Lee’s: God’s guidance to change boys’ schooling for next year and move;. Peter’s language learning immersion to improve his French; June 23, Adventure (EPIC) workshop with the Avignon church leaders to move with Vitalite from a stable to a healthy missional church; God-ordained relationships with those who need to hear the Good News; Persistent prayer every Sunday. Praise for ..Vitalite team members stepping up to engage the church toward healthy missional movement! Peter’s computer support role in meeting with the Diagnostic Vitalite (Pulse) national team! Meeting with our house group for prayer and sharing! A school option for Bo with some classes in English!

Pray for the Voland family (our missionaries in Pinneberg, Germany): -Our remaining 6 weeks in Pinneberg. Please pray for our preparations, goodbyes, and for grace and peace to abound in the midst of transition. -The final Pinneberg worship service and our goodbye party on 6/10. -Our friend Monika, who recently injured her knee at work.

CHURCH & COMMUNITY CALENDAR

7/1: Youth Group Meeting 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

7/1: Commissioning and Reception for Team Mango House

7/4: Independence Day Parade, July 4th

7/4: O’Hare Send Off for Team Mango House

7/13: Volands Greetings at O’Hare

7/5 – 7/15: Team Mango House Trip

7/15: Commissioning and Reception for Team Thailand

7/15: VBS Tropical Island Set Up After Morning Service

7/16 -7/20: VBS Week

7/29: O’Hare Send Off for Team Thailand

7/29 – 8/7: Team Thailand Trip

9/28 – 9/30: Fall Retreat

CHURCH OFFICE
Office hours: By appointment. To reserve a church classroom for a meeting, post an event for the church calendar, or to add an announcement to the weekly distribution, email officeadmin@parkwoodcommunity.org Requests for announcement additions and prayer requests should be emailed by Thursday at 11:00AM and may be edited for space.

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