January 3, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Epiphany Celebration, this Sunday, January 6
At Christ Church, we conclude holiday festivities with our annual Epiphany Celebration, this Sunday, January 6.  
We will have special music and a visit from the Three Kings, who each process up the aisle bringing their gift and then sing a solo from the pulpit. The Three Kings this year are Mason Werner, Emmanuel Ruiz and Grace Rempel who wear royal costumes and gem studded crowns. A beloved Christ Church tradition, this is not to be missed!
We invite all interested children to accompany the Three Kings up the aisle as their entourage. The children will dress in costumes and carry gifts, which will be food items for the Food Pantry, wrapped in silver and gold. This is the perfect opportunity for any children who were not able to participate in the Christmas Pageant, or for those who did participate and are ready for another dramatic occasion!
Will your child be joining us? We hope so! Please let Melissa Durbin or Megan Miller know. Any teens wishing to help with costuming and wrapping gifts please contact them.
After the service the celebration continues with King's Cakes and other goodies. Children finding a jelly bean in their piece of cake get to wear (and keep) a golden, jewel-encrusted crown. Children may also join in on special Epiphany arts and crafts during the reception. The Three Kings will be circulating as well. New this year: Get your picture taken at our Epiphany Photo Booth!
Please join us for Epiphany, the last day of Christmas!
Parish News
New Trier Township Food Pantry  
This Sunday, January 6, we will once again be collecting food for the New Trier Township Food Pantry.  As part of the celebration of Epiphany, children are invited to walk down the aisle, accompanying the Three Kings and bearing their own gifts of food for those in our community who are hungry.  
In addition to gifts of spices and seasonings like those the Three Kings brought the baby Jesus, we will also collect the following in the Prevost Cloister following both services:
* Cooking Oil
* Salad Dressing
* Condiments
* Spices & Seasonings
If you forget to bring items, you can make a donation in the Pantry Jar to offset the cost of goods that we purchase for the pantry each month.  
Thank you for your support of this critical need in our community!
Taizé Service 5:30PM - January 13
If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace. This candlelit, contemplative service will include readings, prayers, and silence interspersed with tuneful chants accompanied by violin. We'll be holding Taizé services this season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12.

We'll be holding Evensong services this season on the following Sundays at 5:30PM: March 17 (in honor of St. Patrick). Our choir also will be participating in a beautiful festival Evensong at St. Luke's in Evanston on Sunday, January 27 at 4:00PM. We'll be singing together with the St. Luke's Choir.
Christ Church Creative Dance
Our winter session is starting Monday, January 14!     
Come join us for a fun, non-competitive dance class right here at Christ Church. This session, we will be learning folk dances from different countries! Some folk dances require lines and formations, so it will be more fun if we have a good number of participants. Interested dancers, please ask a friend to come too!  Class will be held on Mondays, 4:45-5:45, January 14-March 18, in the Guild Room at 470 Maple Street.  
Click HERE for more information and to register and pay for the class. Any questions, contact Amanda at abmacd53@gmail.com  or Melissa Durbin at melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.

Youth & Children's News 
Youth Counting "Gifts for Life" Coins this Sunday, January 6
Anyone who can count and roll coins is invited to help us with all the donations the youth gathered during Advent for "Gifts for Life", an Episcopal Relief and Development program that provides communities with gifts that promote self-sufficiency. Find us at a table at the reception following the Epiphany service this Sunday, January 6. We will also vote on which "Gifts for Life" we will give, and, if it is alive, what to name it!
Invitation for Families with Young Children
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, you are invited to a casual, post-holiday family gathering Saturday, January 12, 4:00-6:00 in the McClain Room with refreshments for all and toys and activities for the children. Christopher will be there to speak with the group.
Whether you are brand new to the church or have been here for a while, please join us so we can all meet each other and have some fun!
RSVP to Catherine James, catherine.james64@me.com or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com.  Hope you can make it!
 Youth GlowGolf Excursion
On Saturday, January 12 from 3-6PM, all 7th - 12th grade youth and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at GlowGolf  in Vernon Hills. We will play glow-in-the-dark mini golf and laser tag and eat pizza from Rosati's. Meet in the parking lot of the Parish House at 470 Maple Street at 2:45PM. If you are able to join us as a driver and/or adult chaperone, please let Megan Miller know. The suggested donation is $15 per youth. Please bring a friend and/or family members!  
Youth Mission Trip to Detroit - June 15 - 23, 2019
This summer's youth Mission Trip planning is in the works! Please save the date: June 15 - 23, 2019We are excited to be of service in a variety of ways in Detroit, MI and see the city with the Knoer family! We will have the support of Motown Mission, which is a United Methodist organization established in Detroit.
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

Tuesday, January 8  
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 . 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, January 3 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Sunday, January 6

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM

Holy Eucharist with Full Choir - Three Kings Sunday 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Epiphany Reception 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Monday, January 7

Staff Meeting 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Library
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 12:30 PM 3:00 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Tuesday, January 8

Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group 1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Wednesday, January 9

Coffe, Christ & Donuts for High Schoolers 7:15 AM 8:15 AM 480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL 60093
Mather Worship 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, January 10

Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
"Sunrise" Worship 11:15 AM 11:45 AM Sunrise Memory Care - Wilmette
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
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 rena@christchurchwinnetka.org 

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

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