May 16, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Reception Today for Our Church School Leaders
Please join us after today's 9:30AM service in the McClain room to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our Children & Youth Ministry Leaders.
Parish News
Listen to Their Message
Last Sunday at our 9:30 children & youth-led service, parishioners Addy Hillerbrand, Grace Rempel, and Catherine Flood preached remarkable words of wisdom about lambs, shepherds, mothers, and what God's got to do with it all. Click here to listen (or listen again!) to their messages. 
And if you're still hankering for more on God and good shepherds, click here to hear Nadia's sermon from the 8:00AM service. of all Sunday sermons is always available on our website:!
Wanted: College Students and Parishioners!
Summer Sale No: 95 is just over a month away and we're rounding up muscle to help move boxes from storage to the Big Top Tent on Friday, June 7 from 7:00AM - 11:00AM.  Even if you only have an hour to spare, please reach out to Annie Adams to lend a helping hand.  
Parents, we can use help throughout the month of May so consider sending your college kids our way!
Spring 2019 - Churchyard Guidelines
The Christ Church Churchyard for the internment of ashes is one of our parish's true treasures. It is a beautiful place of serenity, peace and meditation that has been part of our parish life since 1939. It was created in the tradition of the hallowed churchyards of English country churches with the exception that ours is for the exclusive burial of ashes.  
The Churchyard was originally conceived as a green garden. In more recent years, parishioners have adorned the spots where their loved ones are buried with small white flowering plants, both perennial and annual, as well as with flowers of other colors. We offer these guidelines to help you in the decision-making process:
  • Please use natural materials only. No decorative plastic wreaths, flowers or adornments.
  • Please be sensitive to adjoining plots and avoid plantings that spread and obscure plaques, yours as well as others. The Churchyard committee may prune any plantings that grow beyond an individual's plot.
  • While the Churchyard committee is charged with maintaining the churchyard, family members are responsible for watering plants and flowers which they have added to their individual plot.
  • We ask that you leave the soak hoses in place. They are a watering system for the grass and euonymus vines only.
  • Wreaths and other seasonal adornments should not remain beyond their fresh and green appearance. The Churchyard committee will check the Churchyard monthly to remove and discard any wilted adornments and their containers.
  • Lit candles, with or without a glass hurricane lamp, are not permitted at any time. Flames of any type present a major fire hazard.
  • Please do not trim the euonymus vines surrounding your plot. This task will be taken care of by the Churchyard committee. If not trimmed properly, the entire vine will die.
Please direct any questions to Charlotte McGee, Parish Administrator, in the Parish Office at 847-446-2850 or
Join the Christ Church LinkedIN Group
In response to parishioner suggestions, the Vestry has created a private LinkedIn group to allow Christ Church parishioners to connect professionally.  On LinkedIn, search "Christ Church Winnetka"  and click on our group name to request membership.  We encourage our younger parishioners who are away at college or who have recently graduated to join as well since many parishioners have expressed interest in mentoring others interested in their fields.
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Youth & Children's News 
The deadline for College & High School Graduate Recognition
has been extended to  Wednesday, May 22

It's time to put together our graduate bulletin! Let Megan know if you or a loved one is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school. Please send Megan the following by noon on Thursday, May 2. 
High School Graduates, please send:  
    1. Picture of graduate
    2. Name of school graduating from
    3. Future plans (i.e., college, major, etc.)
    4. Involvement in Christ Church during high school (i.e., choir, acolyting, service, Mission Trips, etc.)    
College and Graduate School Graduates, please send:
    1. Picture of graduate
    2. Name of school graduating from and degree
    3. Future plans 

Trevian Treasures: Introducing the Youth-Run Rummage Department!
For our June 8 Rummage Sale, the youth will run their own department: Trevian Treasures! They will sell New Trier gear, hip t-shirts, and crafts. If you are in 5th-12th grades, we need your help preparing and staffing the department. We need your help on:
  • Saturday, June 1 - 10AM - 12PM - prepare      
  • Friday, June 7 - 4:00PM - set-up
  • Saturday, June 8 - 7:45AM-12:00PM - Sale Day
To become a part of this cool, new venture and experience our Rummage ministry email Megan or Sign-Up.  

Friday Night Live!
Come do IMPROV with friends! All 5th - 8th graders are invited for an evening of fun and team building. On Friday, May 31 from 6:00-7:30PM at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, a priest-and-improv actor-team will lead a spiritual worship on the theatrical technique of improvisation. Pizza provided!

Opportunities to Serve
Please consider serving/cooking for
A Just Harvest on Saturday, May 25
(4:30PM - 6:30PM)
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, and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."   To learn more go to: 
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, May 16 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
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, May 17

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, May 18

Jerry Hufton's Memorial Service 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, May 19

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 Teacher Recognition 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Coffee in the Cloister 10:45 AM 10:45 AM
Monday, May 20

Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, May 21

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, May 22

Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
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, May 23

Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
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 

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

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