April 20, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Faith & Practice
 
"How Do You Find Resurrection in Daily Life?"
Join Christopher's seminary classmates Michael Basden, David Boyd, 
and Jim Nutter as they start off a discussion about finding Resurrection     
wherever you are.
 
Parish News
Waffle (and Bacon) Breakfast 
Sat., April 22 - 8:00-9:00AM
Yummers! Join us for breakfast to kick off the Hymnathon. We are serving hot waffles with lots of toppings and lots of bacon. Adults $5/Children $2/Family Maximum $15. Hymnathon participants eat for free!  Come to the sanctuary and help support our music program or donate below.

Hymnathon
      • Miss singing Christmas hymns? Come at 9AM
      • Not enough Easter hymns? Come at 10:55AM
      • Feeling patriotic? Come at 5:15PM
        Jack & Bob sang all 720 in 2015!


How can you help? Say  YES when a chorister asks you to spo nsor them with either an amount per hymn or one lump sum  (click here to donate/sponsor on line) . Complete the  Flyer Hymnathon 2017 pdf. (Please write clearly!) Note that "Payment was made online" and return to Charlotte McGee or mail to the Parish House, 470 Maple, Winnetka, IL  60093.
 
The first verse of all 720 hymns from 
8:30AM - 6:30PM.  
Wow! Come be a part of the fun.
Friday, April 28

Please join us for an evening of guaranteed fun and scrumptious food as 
 we gather in fellowship to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

Early RSVP's help us to get an idea of how many 
dinner homes we need to lock in. 

Soft Space Update
Our Soft Space will not be returning at this time. We have determined the current space is not quite ideal. There were so many children who wished to be in it that the space couldn't quite meet the demand.  Additionally, is was far enough from the Prevost cloister that people had to cross in front of the altar to enter or exit the space.  

It has been wonderful to have so many of our families with young children sitting close to the front, to be near the Soft Space, and we encourage them to continue to sit up front so the children can see better and feel more a part of things and so that new parents can meet each other. We also have a new little toy shelf in the cloister, near the front, so that children may choose a toy, puzzle, or book to use during the service, if they wish. 

We will continue to think of creative ways to have our children up close and engaged. Many of you have given us wonderful ideas already. Keep them coming!

Come learn more about our largest outreach ministry at Christ Church. If you are new to our parish or just new to Rummage, this is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe in the waters. Elizabeth Parkinson will be hosting this gathering at her home, 321 Linden in Winnetka, on Wednesday, April 26 from 9:00-11:00AM. Free childcare will be provided. Take a break. Have some coffee. See what all the chatter is about. No need to RSVP. Just come.
SAVE THE DATE!
 BENITO BONANZA  DOS!   
Thursday, May 4 - 6:00PM
Ole! Celebrate our companion diocese in S.E. Mexico with the annual visit 
of Bishop Benito, wife Angelica, and son Egner.
 
In Bishop Benito's honor, everyone is invited to be in companionship, sharing a common dish, reading a common reflection and saying a common prayer.  As an entire community we can act together despite busy schedules and rushed lives.

Please save the date - details and registration coming soon.
Graduate Recognition
Sunday, May 14 During the 9:30AM Service
It's time to put together our graduate bulletin! If you or a loved one is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, please send the following information to:  leah@christchurchwinnetka.org by Sunday, May 7:

1. Name of school from which you're graduating
2. Any awards/scholarships
3. Future plans (college/gap year/employment)

High School Graduates should also include a recent photo and the activities in which they participated at Christ Church.

College and Graduate School Graduates should also include the names of their degrees.

The Centering Prayer Group 
Meeting On a New Day and at a New Time!
We will now meet on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 in the Lea Room of the Church House. Centering Prayer is a Christian form of silent meditation which alleviates stress, focuses the mind, and deepens our experience of God's presence within us. Please join us for twenty minutes of peaceful meditation followed by discussion and readings about Centering Prayer. Feel free to come occasionally or come every week. Contact Elizabeth Clemmitt with any questions at eclemmitt@sbcglobal.net or call at (312) 618-1238.

Opportunities to Serve
New Trier Food Pantry Collection
The New Trier Multifaith Alliance is asking the 12 churches and synagogues in our area to help with the New Trier Food Pantry by sponsoring one month per year. Christ Church has chosen April as our month and we need your help. Christ Church representatives, Sherry Gormanous and Anna Mills will be collecting bags of food brought to the Parish Office and will deliver them to the Pantry. The Food Pantry provides food and basic necessities and is especially in need of canned fruits & vegetables, cereals, paper goods, and laundry detergent. They will keep a running total to report to you and are very thankful for your generous donations.
A Just Harvest - May 9, Tuesday
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." 

Youth & Children's News
Recognize
Sunday morning faith formation for grades Seven-Twelve 
It's Salsa Time! Meet Leah in the kitchen to prepare our second annual batch of 
 "Hola Guapa!" Salsa, which we'll sell to profit our sister Diocese of SE Mexico!
Better Together Progressive Dinner This Sunday, April 23
There's still room to join: All youth in grades 7-12 and their friends are invited to join the youth from eight other North Shore Episcopal churches for our third annual Better Together! From 4:30-6:30 at Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest we'll play games, do a service project, eat dinner, and do church together. RSVP to Leah Romanelli or Melissa Durbin .
Calling All Acolytes!
May 14 will be Acolyte Recognition during the 9:30 service. Please attend so that you can receive your "level up" on your acolyte cross and plan to stay for 20 minutes afterward so that we can take some team pictures!
Register for the mission team TODAY!
2017 Youth Mission Trip - Dakota 
July 9-17
Chicago & South Dakota 
Register to be part of the mission team.
by submitting a $200 deposit and the packet of forms to Leah Romanelli. Forms are available in the stairway on the Youth Ministry Credenza or click here for pdf.
Car Question 
Who did you see being a leader today? What makes a good leader?
Save the Date
  • April 22: Hymnathon & Waffle Breakfast - Saturday - 8:00AM
  • April 23: Better Together: Youth Progressive Dinner - 4:30PM
  • April 26: Spring into Rummage Coffee - Wednesday - 9:00-11:00AM
  • April 28: Progressive Dinner - Friday - 6:00PM
  • May 3: Confirmation - Wednesday - 7:30PM
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:

 

Communications
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 rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org.

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