October 26, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Richard Clemmitt, Our Organist and Choirmaster, will lead us this Sunday at Faith &  Practice.  
Richard will answer the question, "What Every Episcopalian Should Know About our Singing Tradition." Richard will touch on a variety of aspects of our tradition from melody to lyrics to his own experience composing music for Sunday worship. He will share his thoughts with us in the choir from 10:45-11:30.
Next Sunday's, Nov. 5, Faith & Practice Brings us a
Special Guest with a Special Story
Christopher's two sons, Nick and Martin, have a good friend named Elliot Varney. They  grew up together in Jackson. Elliot is a second year medical student at University Medical Center in Mississippi. A few years ago, Elliot was driving home, sober and without texting, when he hit and killed a Jackson City policeman who had wandered too far onto the highway while stopping another motorist. What Elliot, who is white, went through while initially being charged with killing a black police officer is harrowing. Elliot's experience of resilience, vulnerability, mercy, and faith has changed the way he is looking at the rest of his life. He will share that story with us next week.
Parish News
A nationwide search for a new Youth Minister of Christ Church has begun.  
We hope you will offer us your guidance and prayers as we embark on this journey.  Please click here  for a description of our search effort and committee.  
What can you do to assist us in this process?  Please communicate the position to anyone you know in strong and like-thinking church communities around the country.  If you know anyone at churches that have a successful program, ask if they have an assistant Youth Minister who is ready to lead and desires a full-time job.  Ask if they have a Youth Minister who would like to relocate to Chicago.
Thank you in advance!  Laura Zung & Jennifer Baker.  You can reach the whole team through this address: youthminstrysearch@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Wine & Cheese Party at the  
Rectory Tomorrow! 
Are you new to Christ Church, or still feeling a bit new? Then please join us for wine and cheese at the Rectory Friday, Oct. 27, 6:00-8:00PM, hosted by our Welcoming Ministry. We'd love to get to know you a little better! RSVP to Mary Downie at mary.downie@gmail.com. The Rectory is at 458 Maple Street, just south of the Parish Hall and church offices.
Youth Choir - Christmas Wreath Sale
Our Youth Choir once again is sponsoring a wreath sale to help support its tour fund.  
In February of 2018 our choristers will travel to Atlanta to sing at Holy Innocents Church and St. Philip's Cathedral.   Click here to order online support its tour fund.
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 Friday, October 27.
Christmas Wreath orders pickup is on Sunday, November 26.   

Grace House Residents Perform
"The Power of Grace!"  
Wednesday, November 1  7:00PM 
You are invited to attend the Opening Night of "The Power of Grace!"  at Church on the Hill. A reception will follow the
To order tickets, go to brownpapertickets.com, (800-838-3006) or order tickets for "will call" the night of the performance by contacting Carmen Wilcox, carmenwilcoxconcierge@gmail.com, or 847-471-3501. Tickets are $10 each and $25 for a family.
If you are unable to attend and wish to make a donation, please send a check made payable to Christ Church and mark "Grace House" on the memo line.  
All Saints - Remember Your Loved Ones   
Join us at 9:30am on Nov. 5 when we will feature some beautiful choral music accompanied by brass and organ, including a new anthem by Richard Clemmitt composed in memory of Jim Schroeder. You are invited to support our music program by offering a gift as a memorial or in thanksgiving. Your text will be listed in the All Saints Sunday bulletin, November 5.

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 thanksgiving information before Monday, October 30.
Thank you for supporting our Music Program, and especially our festival music on All Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017. - Richard Clemmitt
58th Annual Episcopal Charities Gala
 November 3, 2017
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.
All proceeds go to support the work of Episcopal Charities.  
Now is the time to come together and make great things happen!

Did you get yours? One More Chance.
We will be placing one more order for the 25th Anniversary "What Would Richard Say?" t-shirts. This is a fundraiser for the Youth Choir Touring Fund. The deadline is Nov. 6. Click here for the order form which you may either mail or hand deliver with your check to the office (470 Maple).  

Contemplative Outreach Chicago's  
Fall Workshop on November 4  
Featuring Heath Missner 
Heath Missner is coming back to the Chicago-land area to be a presenter at the Annual One-Day Fall Workshop held by Contemplative Outreach Chicago at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, on Saturday, November 4.
Heath's session is an all-day, in-depth introduction to Centering Prayer, a meditation method grounded in ancient Christian tradition, but the workshop also includes half-day sessions on four other topics including sacred chant, the perennial wisdom, Taiz√© spirituality, and a look at Thomas Merton's take on yoga. 
Click here for more information:
All Saints Evensong & Parish Dinner  
Sun. Nov. 5 - 5:30PM
Please join us at 5:30PM on All Saints Sunday, November 5 for Evensong featuring our Youth and Adult Choirs. Music for this lovely, peaceful service will include choral anthems by Barnard, Brewer, and Gramann and organ music by Honegger and Telemann. 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!
Opportunities to Serve  
Cleaning out your closets to make room for all the wonderful treasures you picked up at Christ Church Rummage? On Saturday, October 28 from 9AM to noon, The Volunteer Center is hosting its 15th annual Make A Difference Day at the Indian Hill Train Station Parking Lot in Winnetka. Help our day collection drive for 15 nonprofits who will be there to receive your donated items (food, clothing, household goods - think rummage - everything) will be delivered directly to their clients. Drive up. Drop off your goods. Make A Difference.  Contact Barb Tubekis or Julie Flood for more details. email   info@VolunteerCenterHelps.org or www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org 
Youth & Children's News  

Oct. 28, 4:00 - 7:00PM  Confirmation group at A Just Harvest
Nov. 1, 7:00AM  CCD at Walker Brother 
Save the Date

Oct 28 - Sat. - Shirley Petry, Memorial Service - 2PM  
Nov. 3 - Fri. - Bishop's Ball
Nov. 17-18, Fri. & Sat. - Diocesan Convention
Nov. 23 - Thus. - Thanksgiving Service - 10:00AM
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 nadia@christchurchwinnetka.org.

Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
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