February 22, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
This past weekend our Youth and Adult Choir was in Atlanta, 
singing at Holy Innocents' Church and at The Cathedral of St. Philip. 
Join us after the 9:30 service to share in their trip success.

The Primary Choir Sings at 9:30 this Sunday! 
Rejoice In the World!
Rejoice In the World!
Arrive on time so you do not miss our first and second grade singers.
Parish News
Thursday Evenings in Lent 2018
Genesis Matters:
Five Moments in Genesis that Anticipate
Jesus Christ and Why Every Christian Should Know Them

TONIGHT
"The History Before History" 
The first eleven chapters of Genesis include Creation, The Flood, and the Tower of Babel and are considered "pre-history" because we have no way of knowing when these events took place in time. All three stories involve specific themes that are realized in the flesh in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. Come see how these early stories play out in the life and ministry of Jesus.

 Thursday Evenings in Lent (click for more info)
 
Taught this week only by The Rev. Shay Craig
New Meeting Time for Book Group!
After many years on Monday mornings, Book Group has a NEW meeting time:

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00, right before Centering Prayer (2:00-3:00.)

Now you can come for Book Group and stay for Centering Prayer! Currently we are reading An Altar in the World by priest, professor, and commentator Barbara Brown Taylor. It's not too late to join us for this terrific book. Our first meeting at the new time will be February 27.
Taizé Service-Sunday, February 25 at 5:30
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 flute and keyboard.
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

Christ Church Art Show April 22-29
Our first-ever art show will be this spring, running Sunday, 
April 22-Sunday, April 29, at the church. Stay tuned for more details! 
Youth & Children's News
Acolyte Training Session
We will be holding a training session for anyone interested in joining
the ranks of acolytes. We will meet at the altar in church on Sunday,  March 4 at 4PM. Current 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 jvm@mostlymcgee.com.

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 
Saturday, February 24  
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, Feb. 22 - March 22 - 6:00-7:45PM
  • Celebrate the Reach of Rummage - March 18 - 10:30AM
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
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.
  
 

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