August 17, 2017 
Resisting Hate: "I will, with God's help"
Dear Friends in Christ,

As I watched with horror the events unfold in Charlottesville over the weekend, words from our baptismal covenant ran through my mind:

Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God?
Do you turn to Jesus Christ [and] put your whole trust in his grace and love?
Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

In times like these, though we may painfully lack answers, we are equipped with a powerful response: "I will, with God's help."
In the violent and dehumanizing ideology of white supremacy, evil showed up in Charlottesville. And it shows up anytime people are demeaned or denied on the basis of skin color or religion. No state, or city, or village is immune to racism's pernicious effects.Our membership in the body of Christ compels us to respond with prayer, reflection and action. I hope you will read  Bishop Lee's letter, which includes opportunities to learn and act locally; and also  this post by Bishop Jake Owensby , which Presiding Bishop Michael Curry commends to us all this week. 
There will be more opportunities for us to address these matters as a church in coming months. In the meantime, trust in the grace and love of Jesus. Denounce racism in all its forms. And be relentless and creative in insisting on the dignity of all God's children. 
In Peace,
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
~Nelson Mandela 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
8:00AM Holy Eucharist at
Church On the Hill

9:30AM Summer Worship at
Maple Street Park

In case of inclement weather, the 9:30AM service will be held at the Church on the Hill, 784 Sheridan Rd. 
Parish News
Don't Delay. Clean Those Closets NOW. You Know You Want To! 
As we prepare for our upcoming fall sale (October 5) we will stop taking donations at 12 noon on Sunday, September 3. We will begin accepting donations again at 8:00AM on Monday, October 23. Thank you. And it's never too early to volunteer for set up and the sale. Contact:Charlotte McGee, Rummage Coordinator.
Come Sing with Us
Our Youth and Adult Choir weekly schedule will be starting up again soon. We'd love to have you with us! Please contact Organist & Choirmaster Richard Clemmitt for more information. We'd love to have you with us!
Calling All Former Choristers! 
Please help Christ Church celebrate Richard and Elizabeth Clemmitt!
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Clemmitts' time with us as the leaders of our amazing music programs. We will celebrate Richard and Elizabeth's wonderful ministry at Christ Church on Sunday, September 10 at the 9:30AM service. All former choristers are invited to join us for this wonderful celebration! The participation of as many alumni choristers as possible is an important part of the morning!
Attendance at the 8:15AM rehearsal on the morning of September 10 is all that is required. Please let Robin Anstaett know by September 4 if you will be able to join us -- either by e-mail ( or by phone (847.644.2268) so that Richard can plan accordingly.
Parents of Alumni Choristers: Please help by sharing this invitation with the chorister alumni in your family. Thank you!!
Save the Date!
Youth and Children's News
Attention Church School Parents
We would love to have you register your children now for Church School this coming fall. Here are 3 reasons why:

1. To update our information on allergies and special needs/requests.
2. To get accurate classroom numbers so we can plan accordingly.
3. Because we are super excited to have your children at Christ Church and we can't wait to see who's coming!

This is for all children from the Nursery through 8th grade. Any questions, please contact Melissa Durbin,  or 847-446-2850.
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, August 26
We Need Cooks, Servers, & Shoppers

We can always use your help! Please look at the dates and sign up to help here . If you have any questions please contact   Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith.
SAVE THE DATE - Feed My Starving Children 
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Volunteers Can Be as Young as 5 When
 Accompanied by an Adult.
Sign Up Today! Email Phil at
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:


Lay Chaplains: Bringing the Warmth of 
Christ Church to You
Trained parishioners visit those who are homebound, ill, or facing a time of grief or crisis. Lay Chaplains provide companionship and support, and may pray with you, or share communion (from the reserved sacrament) if desired. The chaplains serve under the training and leadership of our clergy. To request a visit, just call the office or contact Nadia 773-387-9128 or

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

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