March 1, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
The Church and Politics
What should the church have to say about politics?  And what does putting our faith in practice look like for individuals?  Since coming to Christ Church, Christopher has been asked frequently to both speak to this and to not speak to this.  Come join us for a conversation after church on Sunday, March 4th where parishioners will have the chance to speak to each other about these topics.   
Parish News
Thursday Evenings in Lent 2018
Genesis Matters:
Five Moments in Genesis that Anticipate
Jesus Christ and Why Every Christian Should Know Them

Abraham is the father of three major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. If ever there were a religious hero, Abraham would qualify. But is he a hero in the Marvel Comic book sense? Come see how Abraham and Sarah are called by God and how their behavior is both faithful and also at odds with even the most generous idea of what constitutes heroic behavior.

 Thursday Evenings in Lent (click for more info)
Taught by The Rev. Christopher Powell
Christ Church Will Host Family
Promise Families March 11-18
Christ Church is preparing to host a new group of transitionally homeless families in  Church House from Sunday, March 11 through Sunday, March 18.
This has become one of our most important outreach ministries. It's a unique opportunity for our parish to come together in support of families who are in crisis, struggling to keep their families together while they rebuild their lives and create a new future.
While they are with us, we provide our guest families safe shelter, healthy meals, companionship and fellowship. And we have learned that while they are here, we receive more than we give.
We need lots of help! Volunteering to help with Family Promise puts your faith into action. You can sign up as an individual or as a family - or team up with another parishioner.
We need volunteers for:
· Setup and Cleanup
· Preparing and Serving Evening Meals
· Evening Activities
· Overnight Hosting
· Fellowship and Hospitality
St. Patrick Celebration with 
Evensong and Supper
May the Living Christ Be With You by Richard Clemmitt
May the Living Christ Be With You by Richard Clemmitt
Please join us at 5:30PM on Sunday, March 18 for a beautiful Evensong and delicious supper to celebrate St. Patrick's weekend. The service will feature our Youth and Adult Choirs singing music associated with St. Patrick, including an anthem by Richard Clemmitt titled "May the Living Christ Be With You." Afterward, please stay for an Irish-themed dinner featuring a main dish provided by parishioner and authority on Irish cooking, Mary Jo McMillin. We'd love to have you with us! Wear your green!
Easter Flower and Music Memorials  
In the spirit of Resurrection and new life, Easter allows us the opportunity to support these beautiful ministries and at the same time honor and remember loved ones and others who have been important in our lives. To send your information to us
online click here  or fill out this form  Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings 2018.pdf and send it to the office.  

The deadline to donate and have it in the bulletin is March 21 at 5PM.  
Invitation to Join March for Our Lives on March 24
On Saturday, March 24, on the eve of Holy Week, Episcopalians around Chicago and across the country will join in March for Our Lives events, led by families from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. A group from Christ Church will walk together with Bishop Lee and scores of other churches in the downtown Chicago event . Watch this space for more info on how to join in. If you can't make it but wish to offer support from afar, consider sponsoring a Chicago area church member traveling to the D.C. march through the gift of a $100 bus ticket .
Youth & Children's News
New Service Opportunity for Teens!
For any teens interested in electronics, technology, music, cameras: our Rummage Electronics Department is seeking additional volunteers who could do some sorting on weekend afternoons. If you know of someone who would be interested please contact Melissa.
Acolyte Training Session - This Sunday!
We will be holding a training session for anyone ages 5th grade and up interested in joining the ranks of acolytes. We will meet at the altar in church on Sunday, March 4 at 4PMCurrent acolytes are also welcome if they would  like to brush up or help their new colleagues figure things out.

If you will be attending, please let Jim McGee know at
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
Sunday, March 11 - We'll discuss decision-making and a model to help our friends make important decision while we make decisions about what type of pancakes to make and eat (blueberry, plain, chocolate chip?). Yes, we'll cook and eat during this session.     
Sunday, March 18 -We'll have fun with balloons while we talk about how we help others without carrying the burden ourselves.
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts 
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wednesday March 7, 7:15AM at the DeBlasio home at 480 Elder Lane,Winnetka. Your host is Frances DeBlasio and maybe a surprise guest too! New Trier is just a short walk away.
Save the Date
  • Saturday, March 3 - Confirmation Bowling Night
  • Friday, March 9 - Confirmation Retreat (8th Graders only)
  • Saturday, March 17 - Kids Against Hunger food packing event   
Opportunities to Serve 
Tuesday, March 13  
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:
Save the Date
  • Lenten Suppers & Program - Thursdays, March 1 - March 22 - 6:00-7:45PM
  • Celebrate the Reach of Rummage - March 18 - 10:30AM
  • Christ Church Art Show - April 22-29 
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
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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