August 22, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church 
8:00AM Holy Eucharist at  
Church On the Hill   
9:30AM Summer Worship at  
Maple Street Park

If the weather turns bad, the 9:30AM service will be held at the Church on the Hill, 784 Sheridan Rd.  Just look for our sandwich boards in front of the church and at the entrance to the park.    
Parish News
Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14

Ministry Architects is one of the premier children and youth ministry consulting firms of its kind. Christ Church is fortunate to have their expertise and guidance starting this fall for the next 14 months. The goal is to bring new energy, insights, and structure to our children and youth ministry programs learning from the experts who have consulted with over 1,000 churches.We begin the process by LISTENING to our youth, parents, and volunteers, We want to hear your voice!

Please join us for one of the listening sessions in the McClain Room at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka on Friday, September 13:  
  • 5th - 12th grade youth are invited at 4:30PM.
  • Parents and volunteers for children & youth ministry will meet at 5:30PM.      
Anyone who can't make the Friday sessions can  join the open listening session on Saturday, September 14 at 9AM .  Please contact  Megan or  Melissa  to let us know      which session works for you or to make other  arrangements to share your thoughts via email.
NEW! Backpack Blessing
September 8
Calling all students and educators! Bring your school bags with you to church on Sunday, September 8 to receive a special blessing for the school year! Christ Church supports and loves all of its students and teachers, and we want to show our love and support with this new youth service. All participants will receive a colorful tag for their bag. Following the service is our Parish Picnic! Join us for the fun!
Our next gathering of food for the New Trier Township Food Pantry will be on Sunday, September 8.  
We will be collecting the following items on that Sunday following the services in the Prevost Cloister:
  • Cookies, Crackers, Granola Bars, Nuts, Raisins and Other Healthy Snacks
  • Juice and Juice Boxes
  • Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon)  
Thank you for helping to provide for those in our community who need assistance in serving healthy meals for their families.  We will happily accept cash donations that day as well.
Taizé Service 5:30PM - September 8

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 flute. We'll be holding Taizé services this season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM:
September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 8, May 10. Childcare is provided.  
Come Sing with Us

Our Youth and Adult Choir weekly schedule will be starting up again soon. Please contact Organist & Choirmaster   Richard Clemmitt for more information.  
We'd love to have you with us!


Connect with God, Each Other, and New Ideas

September 12, 2019 - "The Spirituality of Architecture"
John Myefski

Earned both his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan. Prior to founding his own architectural design practice 25 years ago, John gained his field experience at highly respected firms like Murphy/Jahn and Albert Kahn. As Principal of Myefski Architects, John built his company by taking a detailed and creative approach to every project. John, and his wife Patty, have been members of Christ Church since 2005.

Second Thursday Evenings at Christ Church
5:30-6:15PM - Supper in the McClain Room

6:15-7:15PM - Program/Discussion in the Lea Room
(The nursery will be open from 5:15-7:30.)
Mark your calendars for our annual Tent Party! 

We are celebrating 95 years of Rummage and are throwing a party you don't want to miss!

Friday September 20th - 6:00PM to 9:30PM
Festive Food, Friends, Auctions, Raffle and More!
Official Invite coming soon.

Childcare provided in the Parish House Nursery (470Maple Street).
This Fall Marks the 95th Anniversary of Rummage at Christ Church  
Are There Words to Describe It? 
Ask the average person on the street to define the word rummage and you are likely to get very Webster-like phrases. They may use descriptors such as "a confused miscellaneous collection" and/or "the act of making a thorough search or investigation".
But ask anyone associated with Christ Church's Annual Fall Rummage, this year celebrating its 95th anniversary, and you'll likely get more experience-based responses to add to those coming from a ... click here to find out the rest! 
Calling All Creatives!

Rummage Tent Party Co-Chairs, Dee Macey and Laura Zung, are in need of party planning help for the September 20 Tent Party. Please email Dee Macey to get involved. 

Rummage Doors Closing

Doors close Friday, August 30 at 4:00PM to ensure we have ample time to sort and prep for Fall Sale #95, which takes place on Thursday, October 3 from 7AM - 3PM.  Doors reopen on Friday, November 1 at 8AM.   
Our August and September Complimentary Furniture Pickups are full; we are currently accepting reservations for October. If you would like to donate furniture after the fall sale, please click HERE. For more information, please email
Keeping God's People Safe
Saturday, August 24, 9-11:30AM
Tuesday,  September 17, 5:30-8PM
Christ Church will be conducting training sessions for Keeping God's People Safe, the  Episcopal program to prevent child and youth sexual abuse. This is for anyone holding a leadership position in our children's and youth ministries, as well as Christ Church staff. If you are due for training we have contacted you already. Open to any other parishioners who wish to attend. We will meet in the McClain Room.
Any questions, please contact Melissa Durbin, or Megan Miller, Thank you!

Youth & Children's News  
Dive into Youth Ministry!
Sunday, August 25 2:00-4:00PM
730 Walden Rd. Winnetka
POOL PARTY at the Zung-Roberts house! See old friends. Meet new friends. Find out what's happening in youth ministry this year. All 5th-12th graders and their friends and families are welcome! RSVP to Megan and let her know if you'll bring a snack to share.
Attention Parents 
If your family will be participating in any Children & Youth Programs at Christ Church this year, please register your children today! Here are 3 reasons why:
1 . Safety: our information on allergies and special needs/requests will be up-to-date. 
2 . Fun & Fellowship: You and your children will get invited to all the relevant events & activities.
3 . Accurate numbers: We are super excited to have your children at Christ Church and we can't wait to see who's coming!
All children, from the Nursery through 12th grade, must submit a registration form. Any questions, please contact:
  • Melissa Durbin + Director of Children's Ministries + (847) 309-5834
  • Megan Miller + Director of Youth Ministries + (917) 930-7620
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, August 24
We Need Cooks, Servers & Shoppers
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 220-300 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, August 22 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Saturday, August 24

Keeping God's People Safe Training 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Sunday, August 25

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM

Holy Eucharist - Maple Street Park 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Maple Street Park
Dive into Youth Ministry 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Monday, August 26

Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Tuesday, August 27

Book Group 1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Wednesday, August 28

Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Thursday, August 29

Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
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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