December 27, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
The Bishop is Coming!
We are very excited to have The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee,  
Bishop of Chicago, leading our worship this Sunday.  
 
8:00AM Holy Eucharist

9:30AM Holy Eucharist with Choir

Join us for coffee after the service.

No Sunday School classes after the service.
Parish News
Epiphany Celebration, Sunday, January 6
 
At Christ Church, we conclude holiday festivities with our annual Epiphany Celebration, Sunday, January 6.  
 
We will have special music and a visit from the Three Kings, who each process up the aisle bringing their gift and then sing a solo from the pulpit. The Three Kings are played by high school choristers who wear royal costumes and gem studded crowns. A beloved Christ Church tradition, this is not to be missed!
 
We invite all interested children to accompany the Three Kings up the aisle as their entourage. The children will dress in costumes and carry gifts, which will be food items for the Food Pantry, wrapped in silver and gold. This is the perfect opportunity for any children who were not able to participate in the Christmas Pageant, or for those who did participate and are ready for another dramatic occasion!
 
Will your child be joining us? We hope so! Please let Melissa Durbin or Megan Miller know. Any teens wishing to help with costuming and wrapping gifts please contact them.
 
After the service the celebration continues with King's Cakes and other goodies. Children finding a jelly bean in their piece of cake get to wear (and keep) a golden, jewel-encrusted crown. Children may also join in on special Epiphany arts and crafts during the reception. The Three Kings will be circulating as well.
 
Please join us for Epiphany, the last day of Christmas!
Taizé Service 5:30PM - January 13
If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace. This candlelit, contemplative service will include readings, prayers, and silence interspersed with tuneful chants accompanied by violin. We'll be holding Taizé services this coming season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12.

We'll be holding Evensong services this coming season on the following Sundays at 5:30PM: March 17 (in honor of St. Patrick). Our choir also will be participating in a beautiful festival Evensong at St. Luke's in Evanston on Sunday, January 27 at 4:00PM. We'll be singing together with the St. Luke's Choir.
Youth & Children's News 
Invitation for Families with Young Children
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, you are invited to a casual, post-holiday family gathering Saturday, January 12, 4:00-6:00 in the McClain Room with refreshments for all and toys and activities for the children. Christopher will be there to speak with the group.
 
Whether you are brand new to the church or have been here for a while, please join us so we can all meet each other and have some fun!
 
RSVP to Catherine James, catherine.james64@gmail.com or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com.  Hope you can make it!
Save the Date - Youth GlowGolf Excursion
Mark your calendar:  Saturday, January 12, 3-6PM . All 7th - 12th grade youth and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of glow-in-the-dark mini golf and laser tag in Vernon Hills.  RSVP to megan@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Youth Mission Trip to Detroit - June 15 - 23, 2019
This summer's youth Mission Trip planning is in the works! Please save the date: June 15 - 23, 2019We are excited to be of service in a variety of ways in Detroit, MI and see the city with the Knoer family! We will have the support of Motown Mission, which is a United Methodist organization established in Detroit.
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

Tuesday, January 8  
 
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."
   
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Sunday, December 30 Start Time End Time Location
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Church on the Hill
Wednesday, January 2
Create & Connect Lunch 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Parish House Library
Thursday, January 3
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
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.

Christ Church Website
Our website is constantly evolving. Please share your ideas. Send changes or updates to rena@christchurchwinnetka.org.
  
 

Christ Church Episcopal
Worship: Church on the Hill
784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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