Photo of a pair of sunglassesReach Out, Refresh, Renew, Recharge, Reconnect: Special Summer Events and Opportunities

The summer of our 70th Anniversary Year is filled with opportunities for you to grow spiritually, recharge your soul, reconnect with your church family, and invite others to join you in the adventure of faith! In addition to our every Sunday worship at 10:00am (with Holy Communion on June 5, July 3, and August 7) we have planned a number of special gatherings for our church family and any you would invite to attend with you. Circle the following dates on your calendar, watch your bulletin, or visit our website for details, and experience all that God has for you (and others!) through the vibrant life of Edgebrook Covenant Church!

JUNE

Sunday, June 5 at 11:30am
Sunday School picnic following worship.

Sunday, June 12 at 10:00am
Pentecost Sunday with Sarah Henry preaching.

Sunday, June 12 at 11:30am
Deacon Care Group luncheon following morning worship.

Tuesday,  June 14 at 6:00pm
Women Ministries annual potluck picnic in the chapel.

Saturday, June 18 at 8:00am
Men’s Fellowship breakfast.

Saturday, June 18 at 7:00pm
Café Eutychus Jazz Night – organ fundraiser – featuring the Mark Malone Trio and the Amy Oxendale Quartet (a great event to invite others to!).

Sunday, June 19 at 11:15am
Farewell coffee hour honoring Brad and Sarah Henry, and the last Sunday for the Ranieri family (moving to California!).

Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00pm
Women’s luncheon at Amici’s Restaurant, 7620 North Milwaukee Avenue in Niles.

Sundays, June 26 thru July 17 at 10:00am
Austin Bailey and Bunny Hughes preach a four-week series from the Psalms while Pastor Greg is attending the Feast, the Annual Meeting, and is on vacation.

JULY

Saturday, July 9 at 10:00am
Baby shower for Mark and Audrey Malone in the Chapel.

Sunday, July 10 at 10:30am
Edgebrook Covenant’s “Day at Covenant Harbor”.

Wednesday, July 13 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
All-Church Game Night! Bring a snack to share and your favorite board, card or outdoor game. Fun for all ages!

Sunday, July 17 at 11:30am
Picnic and cookout hosted by our choir – entertainment by our own Geno Garza and band – organ fundraiser.

Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00pm
Women’s luncheon at Hackney’s, Lake and Waukegan Avenues in Glenview.

Monday, July 25 thru Friday, July 29 from 6:30 to 8:00pm each evening
Vacation Bible School for ages 3 thru 5th grade, held at Edgebrook Lutheran Church. Contact our coordinators Lynn Janken or Jill Lind for more information.

AUGUST

Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
All-Church Game Night! Bring a snack to share and your favorite board, card or outdoor game. Fun for all ages!

Sunday, August 14 at 10:00am
Outdoor worship and Softball Sunday – coffee hour hosted by our softball team, The Edge!

Wednesday, August 17 at 12:00pm
Women’s luncheon at Monastero’s, 3935 West Devon Avenue in Chicago

Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20
Drama and Sketch Comedy Nights and organ fundraiser. Time to be announced, but this fun event will be held in our Chapel and is another wonderful opportunity for inviting others to join you!

Sunday, August 21 at 11:15am
Coffee hour honoring Austin and Ashley – Austin’s last Sunday as our pastoral intern.

Other special weekly events include coming out to Winnemac Park (located on Damen Avenue just south of Foster Avenue in Chicago) on either a Tuesday or Thursday evening to cheer on our softball team, The Edge.

And do you like to ride your bike? Then join other cycling enthusiasts for a leisurely cruise on the North Branch Bike Trail on most Sunday afternoons this summer. We’ll cycle for up to 20 miles (round trip). Meet at the parsonage (6379 North Nokomis Avenue – 1 block east and ½ block north of the church building) between 3:00 and 3:15pm on a Sunday. An announcement will be made in the morning worship as to whether or not we’ll be riding that afternoon.

Finally, don’t forget your Story Bible! Between now and the end of August take my personal challenge to read (or re-read) the entire edited version of the Old Testament (chapters 1 through 21) contained in the Story Bible. Then you will be well prepared for our study of the New Testament from the Story Bible, beginning on Sunday, September 18th!