September 13, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Planning Your Funeral in Advance
(For the Sake of Those Who Remain )
One of the things we kept hearing from commentators during John McCain's funeral was that he had planned everything for the service prior to his death. Come join Christopher, Nadia, Rod, and Richard Clemmitt as we present the things you will need to plan your own funeral and answer your questions. We will provide you with enough to make those decisions after these two sessions.    
Church School This Sunday
We have class this Sunday following the service, for all ages! Our morning concludes at 11:30.

Parish News
Evensong & Parish Supper
Sunday, September 16 - 5:30PM
Please join us for a beautiful, music filled Evensong featuring our youth and Adult Choir. Featured works will include music by Barnard, Ireland, and Wesley. Afterward, please feel free to stay for a delicious dinner in the McClain Room. We'd love to have you with us!
Buffet Dinner, Raffle, Live & Silent Auction

Friday, September 21, 6:30PM
$40 per person
In the tent behind Maple St. Parish House
Dress - Casual  
Or call the Parish Office 847-446-2850
Before September 19

Complimentary Childcare Available

Teamwork makes the dream work -- especially at Rummage!   
We need eager, energetic volunteers to help with  Flyover, which takes place  Saturday, September 21 from 8:00AM - 2:30PM & Sunday, September 22 between 9AM - 4PM.  Whether you have 1 hour or 10 hours, opportunities to volunteer abound.  Please indicate your availability via the link below.
We Always Need Many Volunteers! 
New to Rummage? Looking to get more involved? Volunteer 10 or more hours between September 21 and October 2 and work a shift on Sale Day, and we'll grant you early shopping access during the Pre Sale on October 3. To explore how you can help, click here.  
Questions?  Please email me at
Can I Get An Amen! 
Christ Church Creative Dance 
Why should your kids have all the fun? Here's YOUR chance to dance!
Come join us for a fun, non-competitive dance class right here at Christ Church. While your kids are at choir or sports or some other activity, you can get your groove on with other adults in the community. Class will be held on Mondays, 4:45-5:45, Oct. 8-Nov. 26.
Our instructor is Christ Church parishioner and professional dance teacher Amanda MacDonald. Amanda teaches using Brain-Compatible Lesson Planning developed by a renowned dance educator (and New Trier graduate.) Each class includes a warm up, mini-combinations, improvisational exercises, and time for reflection. We'll include pop songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s as well as contemporary hits and Broadway. You'll also get tips for healthy alignment and well-being. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow you to stretch and bring a towel to sit on.
We are ALL dancers - no experience required! Open to the community, so bring a friend!
Click HERE for Amanda's professional bio and to register and pay for the class. Any questions, contact Amanda at or Melissa Durbin at
Friendly Officers at Christ Church
From time to time, you may see a Winnetka Police officer sitting quietly at the back of our church, or walking around the building. That's because the police in our area are partnering with local schools and houses of worship so that they can become familiar with the buildings and meet some of the people, in order to be a visible, approachable and supportive presence in the community. We are grateful to them! Feel free to stop and say hello. 

Prayers Needed for Our Companion
Diocese of South Sudan
Within the past week, two tragedies occurred in the South Sudan. Late last week, the Church of South Sudan's national youth leader, Joseph Kiri was gunned down while traveling in a vehicle on behalf of another church humanitarian organization Across. Click here for details.  
The other tragedy, a plane crash into a lake near Yirol, where the plane was trying claimed the life of Bishop Simon Adut Yuang, of the diocese of Yirol. He had only been bishop for 2 years. 20 passengers were killed in the crash, including Red Cross personnel. Click here for details:
As we think of the church in that troubled country, let us raise our prayers for these brave leaders that there will be more to take their place and that their loved ones find comfort.
Weekly Groups 
Thursday Women's Bible Study - Resumes Today - September 13
The weekly Women's Bible Study Group meets Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00AM in the McClain Room at Church House . Visitors and newcomers are warmly welcome. Questions? Email  The Rev. Nadia Stefko  
Men's Lunch Group - Resumes Wednesday, September 19 
Once a month, some of the men of Christ Church meet on the North Shore for lunch. It's an informal opportunity for fellowship with no agenda and no fixed membership. Conversation ranges from updates on children and grandchildren to debates on economics, politics, technology, and theology. If you can make lunch in Winnetka at Little Ricky's on the third Wednesday of the month and categorize yourself among the men of Christ Church, please join us. Email Jim McGee at for more information.  

Visitors and newcomers are warmly welcome.
Youth & Children's News 
Youth Making Ornaments - This Sunday 
On Sunday, September 16 at 10:40AM, 7th - 12th graders will create ornaments to sell to raise funds for the Christmas Angels program. This will be the first youth service event of the year! Please join us and bring a friend!
Questions? Contact Megan Miller at or 917-930-7620. 
Acolyte Party!  
Experienced, new, and returning acolytes:  
Please come to our Acolyte Kick-off Party on Sunday, September 23 at 4PM at the Church on the Hill! We will:
  • recognize the "levels" of and award ribbons to current acolytes.
  • train or provide a refresher to new and returning acolytes.
  • eat pizza and have fun!
If you are interested or plan to attend the party on September 23, please contact  Megan Miller at or 917-930-7620. 
 "Peer Ministry/Recognize" - all NEW! 

Starting on Sunday, September 23  at 10:40AM, there will be a new and improved group gathering for 7th-12th graders after worship service in the room previously referred to as Peer Ministry or Recognize. Be a part of this new and exciting development (which needs YOU to help come up with a new name)! After worship service, go to the youth room in the lower level (by the Acolyte room and between the Nursery and 4th Grade rooms). Food will be a part of the fun.

Playgroup on the Patio - Wednesdays  
We will be continuing into Fall! Children and their parents or caregivers meet every Wednesday morning in the McClain Room and the adjoining patio from 9:30-11:00 for some fun playtime. We have lots of toys, a simple snack, and coffee for the grown-ups!  Friends are welcome. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, or   Patty Lea.
Opportunities to Help   
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

Christ Church serves twice a month at A Just Harvest, a community kitchen in Rogers Park, serving dinner 365 days a year to anyone in need. This is a great family opportunity to "reach out." We need cooks (done in your home), servers (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."

If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
Save the Date
Stan Grace - Memorial Service is Wednesday, September 26 at 10AM.
94th Rummage Sale - Thursday, October 4 at 7AM-3PM
Pet Blessing -Sunday, October 7 at 9:30AM Service
Pastoral Care
If you are facing illness, a life transition or challenging circumstances, please contact one of our clergy. We are available when you  nee d us for a hospital, home, or office visit. Christ Church has many lay volunteers who also provide meals and rides as needed. Please reach out to the clergy through the office at (847) 446-2850, or on their cell phones:
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee

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