February 7, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
Teddy Bear Sunday

Please bring a new (or gently used) teddy bear to church this Sunday, February 10. Teddy bears will be blessed at both services - 8:00AM, 9:30AM - after which, they will be donated to the Department of Children and Family Services. Your donated teddy bears will serve as gifts for abused or displaced children.

If you do not have a teddy bear to donate you can buy one at Christ Church!  Bears are between $5-25. Thank you for your support.

After the 9:30 service, please come to the Cloister for a special Valentine-themed coffee hour with activities, crafts and a special service project for Grace House! It's all about love! This takes the place of regular Sunday School classes today.
Parish News
Silence the Violence - Film Screening & Discussion
Sunday, Feb. 10 - 4:15PM
A portion of our Prayers of the People each Sunday is the jarring part where we list the names of those shot and killed in Chicago each week. Join us for a firsthand look into the realities of gun violence in Chicago. Participants from the Family Matters' Boys-to-Men Program-young men who have been directly affected by gun violence- have made a short film called Silence the Violence. They speak to their reality and offer insights on ways to promote peace. We will watch the film in the sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4:15. It will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the participants in Boys-to-Men.  
This event will be followed by the monthly Taizé service at 5:30PM. Childcare is provided for Taizé.
Register for Christ Church Women's Retreat Day: 
Saturday February 23 - Register Now!  
"Holy Solitude": A pre-Lenten retreat with
(and for) saints, hermits, prophets, and rebels.
Christ Church's 7th annual winter women's retreat will be Saturday February 23. Women of all ages and life stages, members of any church or none, are warmly welcome. Renowned author The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp will be our guest presenter, with our own Nadia Stefko facilitating parts of the day. (Learn more about Heidi here.)  Heidi's book, Holy Solitude, is not required for the retreat.

We'll gather at Church House from 8:00AM to 3:30PM for fellowship, reflection, stillness, and worship.

Cost: $45 per person (Scholarship help available--contact Nadia).
Send checks/cash to Christ Church, 470 Maple, Winnetka, IL 60093, Memo - Women's Retreat . Register Online
 Update your Contact Information
Please help us keep our records current. Let us know if you move, get a new phone number, change your email address or have a different way you wish to be contacted. 
We try to keep up, but sometimes the only person to tell us about these changes is you.  If you would like to update your information online go to our secure site:  Link Here or send the changes to Rena Kowalski by email or call the office at 847-446-2850.
Opportunities to Serve
We Desperately Need Volunteers
Tuesday, February 12 5:00-7:00PM   
 We need cooks (done in your home), servers (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad.
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
Youth & Children's News 
Youth Art Workshop Series: Feb. 24 PUPPET-MAKING!
On February 24, we will use a variety of materials to create PUPPETS, inspired by PATIENCE.  Our collage workshop is part of a series in which we are exploring a variety of materials to make art inspired by Galatians 5:22-23. The workshop will culminate in an art gallery display on Sunday, May 12. Please let Megan know if you or your child would like to participate and/or be a curator.
When we do construction and printmaking, there are a few household items we could use YOUR help collecting! Please bring the following to the Youth Room (empty):
  • SMALL- and medium-sized cardboard BOXES (i.e., from toothpaste, make-up, cereal - and especially, SHOE boxes)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Styrofoam trays (what meat and some vegetables are sold on) Example link.
All middle and high school youth are invited to participate. Friends and parents are always welcome! We meet the following Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:30AM in the Youth Room: February 24, March 3 and 10, April 14 and 28, and May 5.
Youth Hosting: Pancake Supper - Get Involved!
This year on March 5 we celebrate what has been called Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or PANCAKE Tuesday. It is a day to indulge in sweets and all kinds of fun before we enter into the reflective season of Lent the following day (Ash Wednesday). We are putting together a team of youth to host this celebratory event. If you can flip a pancake, grill bacon, or lead a game, we need YOU! Email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org if you want to join the team - and the fun!
Grow in Faith & Friendship: Register for this  
summer's Youth Mission Trip!
This summer the youth are going on the road to be of service in the city of Detroit! If you will be starting 7th- 12th grade in the fall of 2019, we need YOU! Please register using the form on our website. 
When : Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Where : Detroit, MI
What : Direct Service through Children's Camps and/or Food Kitchens & Greening and Light Construction to Clean Up the Streets of Detroit
Who : Youth starting 7th- 12th grade in the Fall of 2019
Reduced Registration Fee: $795
If you have financial need, scholarship money is available. Inquire with Megan Miller.
Sign-Up to Acolyte: Now through Holy Week!
The acolyte schedule through Holy Week is available. Sign-up to acolyte on Easter! Please email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org the dates that work for your family. You may also sign-up online by submitting the form at the bottom of the acolyte web page.
Acolytes are lay worship leaders. They carry crosses, candles, and other items in procession. Becoming an acolyte is a great way for young people to participate in the service, see worship from a new perspective, and feel ownership and belonging in the community. Anyone that is in 5th grade and up can acolyte! If needed, we can provide a training or a refresher before worship.
Memorial Service 
Jean Peterson
The memorial service is
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:00PM.
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, February 7 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Jean Peterson Memorial Service 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain Room
Friday, February 8
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Amanda MacDonald Tower Room 9:30 AM 1:30 PM
Sunday, February 10
Teddy Bear Sunday
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir  9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
LOVE-themed Coffee Hour / Teddy Bear Sunday 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Silence the Violence Video/Panel Discussion 4:15 PM 5:15 PM Church/Sanctuary
Adult Choir rehearsal 5:00 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Taize service 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Church
Monday, February 11
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, February 12
Rummage Furniture Pick Up Day
Book Group  1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Benevolence Co. Meeting 6:30 PM 8:00 PM Parish House Library
Wednesday, February 13
Mather Worship 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Thursday, February 14
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:
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at rena@christchurchwinnetka.org 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
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