October 25, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
God Wants More Than a Coffee Cup and a Dinner Party!
Please join us this Sunday, October 28 for Faith and Practice.  The 2040 Committee, as part of our efforts to consider leading thought leaders, is hosting Beth Newman to discuss hospitality in relation to our faith and worship.  Beth is a Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.  Her book, Untamed Hospitality - Welcoming God and Other Strangers was the inspiration for inviting her.  The book is a cultural and theological look at hospitality, not as a superficial commodity that can be bought to throw a dinner party, but within God's story, as displayed most fully in Jesus Christ.
 
This is guaranteed to be a thought-provoking discussion which we hope you all can join and benefit from. Beth will be visiting our parish for a few days. If you have an interest in spending time with her please feel free to reach out to Molly Hufton or Peter Macey.
Parish News
Primary Choir  
This Sunday
Our Primary Choir will b e singing at the beginning of the 9:30  
service this Sunday.  You do not want to miss this!

Christmas Wreath Sale
Today is the Last Day to Order

Our Youth Choir once again is sponsoring a wreath sale to help support its tour fund.

In August of 2019 our choristers will travel to England to sing at Lincoln Cathedral.
 
The wreaths must be ordered, with payment, by Thursday, October 25. They will be available for pick-up on the patio at the Church on the Hill on Sunday, November 25 (or later, if you prefer to make a pick-up after that date).
 
 
To print out a Wreath Order Form Click Here . Deliver this order form together with your check (made payable to Christ Church, memo:wreaths) to the church office by  Thursday, October 25.
All Saints - Special Choral Offering  
Join us at 9:30AM on November 4 when we will feature some beautiful choral works accompanied by oboe, trumpet, and organ. Music will include a new anthem by Richard Clemmitt composed in memory of Steve Shapiro and a new arrangement for treble choir. You are invited to support our music program by offering a gift as a memorial or in thanksgiving. Your text will be listed in our All Saints' Sunday bulletin, November 4.
 
After submitting the form you can donate online or send a check with "All Saints Music" written on the memo line to the parish office with your memorial or in thanksgiving information before Monday, October 29.
 
 
Thank you for supporting our Music Program, and especially our festival music on All Saints' Sunday, November 4. - Richard Clemmitt
Faithful Departed
We pray for all that have died,
that they may have a place in God's eternal kingdom
Please list the names of those you wish prayed for on
November 4, All Saint's Sunday.
The necrology will be read at the 9:30AM service
and the 5:30PM Evensong service followed by a parish-wide dinner.
Thank you for giving the Christian names of each person to be remembered.
("Adam John Doe, Eve Jane Doe," rather than "Mr. and Mrs. Adam J. Doe.")


Please submit by 5PM on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
All Saints Evensong & Parish Dinner  
Sun. Nov. 4 - 5:30PM
Please join us at 5:30PM on All Saints Sunday, November 4 for Evensong featuring our Youth and Adult Choirs. Music for this lovely, peaceful service will include choral anthems by Barnard, Brewer, and Clausen and organ music by Buxtehude and Widor. During the service, we will pray aloud for departed friends and loved ones whose names you have submitted to us.
 
After Evensong, all are invited to participate in a delicious, festive parish dinner in the McClain Room. We'd love to have you with us!
Cornerstone Sunday is November 11
We are grateful for your continued support of Christ Church. Please return your pledge  card to the church by mail, or by bringing it to worship on Cornerstone Sunday, November 11. That day, all will be invited to walk forward as part of the offertory procession, and we'll place our pledge cards in a central basket. You may also pledge online on our website. (Online pledgers can participate in the Cornerstone Sunday procession too! Keep an eye out for "I pledge online" cards, available in church November 11.)  
59th Annual Bishop's Ball
Friday, November 9 at Chicago's Ritz Carlton . Join us for a festive evening as we  celebrate the impact of Episcopal Charities and Community Services with Episcopalians and friends from every corner of the Diocese of Chicago. Dance the night away while you support lasting change in our Diocese. All proceeds go to support the work of Episcopal Charities.Tickets start at $250 including cocktail hour, a formal dinner, and access to the After Party! For tickets and more information visit eccsonline.net/bishops-ball or call 312.751.6721
 
The After Party
Tickets start at just $75
9PM - Midnight
Can't make the dinner but still want to support Episcopal Charities? Round up some friends and join the fun during the After Party. This sweet deal includes an open bar, dessert bar, photo booth, and dancing 'til midnight! For tickets and more information visit  eccsonline.net/bishops-ball or call 312.751.6721
Youth & Children's News 
This Sunday 
Have fun in a youth Halloween-themed Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, October 28! We will gather in the Youth Room at 10:40AM (following worship service) and eat donuts before we begin the competition. All middle and high school students are invited. Bring friends!
Confirmation Large Group Gathering - This Sunday
From 5:30 - 7:00PM Confirmation students and mentors will gather in the McClain Room for instruction, fun and pizza!
Sell (and Buy!) Cards for Christmas Angels
This year the youth made Christmas cards to sell to raise funds for Christmas Angels! They will be sold after worship on Sunday, November 4 - please show your support!  7th-12thgraders are needed to volunteer to sell the cards Sunday, November 4 after worship. Please let Megan Miller know if you can help:  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org    or 917-930-7620.
Coffee, Christ and Donuts
CCD is an opportunity for high schoolers to get together, talk about whatever is on their mind, and have homemade breakfast before school. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:15AM at Frances DeBlasio's house, a block from New Trier's main campus.  If you are a New Trier freshman or attend another high school, let Megan Miller know and we'll make sure you get to where you need to be on time.
 
When: Wednesday, November 7 at 7:15AM
Where: 480 Elder Lane 
Who:  All high school students! Bring your friends.
Cook for A Just Harvest & Make Posters for Wrap N Roll 
On Sunday, November 11 after worship (10:40-11:30AM) the youth (7th-12th graders) will gather in the McClain room for a special hour of service. We will be cooking a pan of chili for A Just Harvest AND making posters about Wrap N Roll. Please join us and bring friends - we need your creativity in the kitchen or on the posters!  
As always, donuts will be provided.
Opportunities to Help  
A Just Harvest
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." To learn more go to: http://www.christchurchwinnetka.org/a-just-harvest .

Volunteer Center's 16th Annual Make A Difference Day
It's time again for Spring Cleaning in the Fall - the Volunteer Center's 16th Annual Make A Difference Day one morning recycling for 15 nonprofits. Please drop by the Indian Hill Train Station on Saturday morning, October 27, and drive through any time between 9AM and noon with your gently used items. What we collect that morning goes directly to the clients of the nonprofits. In addition to coats and boots for refugees, clothing for low income families, we also collect nonperishable food, infant formula, size 1 diapers, dog and cat food, pet toys, old towels and newspapers for animals up for adoption. We can never do enough recycling!  There is a requested list of items by the nonprofits on our website,   www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org. - questions? Contact Barb Tubekis or Julie Flood via our email - info@volunteercenterhelps.org 
 
Drop by and see us Saturday morning the 27th! 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, October 25      
Family Promise     Church House
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, October 26      
Family Promise     Church House
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, October 27      
Family Promise     Church House
Confirmation: A Just Harvest 3:45 PM 7:00 PM Meet at 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL, 60093
Sunday, October 28      
Family Promise     Church House
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM    
Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Confirmation Large Group Gathering 5:30 PM 7:00 PM Church on the Hill
Monday, October 29      
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Christ Church Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Tuesday, October 30      
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, October 31      
Playgroup
9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room, Church House
Thursday, November 1      
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM West Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Pastoral Care Appreciation Dinner 6:00 PM 7:30 PM McClain Room
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:
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 charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org.

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