April 11, 2019   
Come Join Us TONIGHT For  
Thursday Evenings in Lent 2019
for Adults, Youth, and Children  

Join us for Worship, Supper, and Program:
"The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-centered life"
 
Tonight - April 11
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Facilitator - Christopher Powell  
 
Children and Youth are invited to come to the Youth Room for a corresponding Way of Love program. The Nursery will be open all evening.

We begin with Compline at 6PM, followed by supper at 6:15PM in the 
McClain Room and the program portion of the evening from 
7:00-7:45PM  in the Lea Room.  
This Sunday at Christ Church  
Faith & Practice  

Palm Sunday

8:00AM Eucharist & Distribution of Palms 
 
9:30AM Eucharist with full choir & Distribution of Palms 
   

Tour Our Bible Village - One Day Only: Today!
After the 9:30 service, our third and fourth graders will be offering tours of their Bible Village, with costumes, music and biblically-inspired food! You won't want to miss this! The classroom is on the Nursery level at the back of the hallway. On your way to the Village, stop in the Cloister for seasonal activities and a service project! One of our activities will be dyeing Easter eggs. If you would be willing to contribute one dozen hard boiled eggs, please let Melissa know. Thank you! 

Today we have Church School classes as usual
 for age 3 through second grade from 9:30 til The Peace.
After the service, no classes today.
Parish News
Taizé Service 5:30PM - April 14  
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 oboe. We'll be holding Taizé services this season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: April 14, May 12. Childcare is provided.  
Memorials for Easter Music and Flowers  
The deadline is tomorrow April 12 at 5PM. 
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 complete this form and return it to the Parish Office or place it in the collection basket.  Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings 2019 Form and send it to the office. 
Monday - April 15 - Journey with Jesus - 5:00PM
On Monday evening of Holy Week, we get together at the church to walk with Jesus on his last week. This is especially for children but lots of others will come too! We will travel around different areas in the church that are set up like places Jesus went during his last week. We visit the temple, we have a meal together, we celebrate Communion, and we go to the Garden of Gethsemane, just like Jesus did with his disciples so long ago!

Thursday - April 18 - Maundy Thursday - 7:00PM
If you have not been with us for one of these services before, please think about coming this year! We are trying some new and different things to celebrate this beloved night in Holy Week, which for many, is one of their favorite services of the whole year. 
 
We will start with an Agape meal. "Agape" (Ah-GAH-pay) means "loving-kindness" in Greek. Modeled after "The Last Supper," it is a simple meal with special prayers. Then we will process down to the sanctuary for choral Eucharist. The space will look different, with lots and lots of candles (like Taizé services, if you have been to one of those) and a new and different seating arrangement. For anyone who wishes to participate, foot washing is part of this service, in remembrance of Jesus doing this for his disciples on that night.
 
Are you wondering what "Maundy" means? It comes from the Latin word for "commandment," and refers to the commandment Jesus gave his disciples that night, to love each other as he has loved them.

Please join us! YOUR presence will complete the evening.


Inquiring Minds Want to Know 
Would you like to learn more about the Episcopal Church? Here is something just for you! All classes are taught by Christopher and are held on Sunday afternoon at the church (784 Sheridan Rd.) As part of the class, we will be using the book A People Called Episcopalians, but you do not have to purchase the book, we will have copies available. Classes will be held on:
  • Sunday, April 14, 4:00-5:15PM
  • Sunday, April 28, 3:00-4:00PM
After completion of the class any participants who wish to do so may be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church at Confirmation on May 7 at 7:30PM at Christ Church. Please register for the class with Charlotte McGee in the church office (847-446-2850) or charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org. 
 
Childcare is available. If you need childcare, please let  
Charlotte know when you sign up.  
They're Counting On Us...All Hands On Deck!
Rummage is a wonderful place to make new friends and connect to a large, multi- generational group of people. Volunteers experience the deep satisfaction of giving their time to a greater cause - ensuring goodwill for all. We are steadily expanding our outreach initiatives, and in the last five years, more than $1,000,000 in Benevolence Grants were awarded to Chicagoland Charities dedicated to helping those in need.
 
But, we couldn't do it without support from folks like you!  Please join Rummage Director Annie Adams and the Rummage Steering Committee on April 25 to learn about opportunities to serve throughout Season 95 of Rummage. We are hosting a Coffee at 9:00AM and a Cocktail Hour at 7:00PM at the home of Elizabeth Parkinson, 321 Linden Street in Winnetka.  Kids are welcome. Please RSVP to rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org if you plan to join. We look forward to seeing you!   Unable to make one of the meetings, please share your interest in helping by clicking here:
https://www.christchurchwinnetka.org/rummage-volunteer-page/ 
Hymnathon
  Saturday, April 27
This is the biannual fundraiser for the Youth Touring Fund which supports the choir's upcoming August trip to England and the 2020 domestic choir trip. Throughout the day youth and adult choristers will sing the first verse of all 720 hymns in our hymnal. The event kicks off with a parish-wide Waffle breakfast (see below.)
 
How can you help? 
  • Say YES when a chorister asks you to sponsor them (either by the hymn or a lump sum donation).
  • Click HERE to donate/sponsor a chorister.
  • Follow along on our Facebook Live stream from 8:30AM-6:30PM!
  • Join us for breakfast.
       Waffle Breakfast 
Sat., April 27 - 8:00-9:00AM
Yummers! Join us for breakfast to kick off the Hymnathon. We are serving hot waffles with lots of toppings and lots of bacon. Adults $5/Children $2/Family Maximum $15. Hymnathon participants eat for free! Come to the sanctuary and help support our music program or donate below. Gluten Free options will be available.
 
Wow! Come be a part of the fun.  
Please join the 2040 committee at the Chapel, 470 Maple Street, for an update on the trends and vision to continue as a vital parish in the year 2040. After months of meetings, research, and consideration the committee will be hosting an open forum to share our current findings and roadmap to the 2040 recommendations.
 
Please join us Monday, April 29th at the Chapel (470 Maple Street) from 6:30PM to 7:00PM for drinks and conversation with a presentation and discussion from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to Molly Hufton  or Peter Macey with questions.  We hope to see you there.  
Youth & Children's News 
Holy Week Journey with Jesus - Monday, April 15, 5:00-6:30PM
This is a wonderful way to introduce your children to Holy Week and what it's all about. We will travel around different "stations" in the church that are set up like the places Jesus went during his last week, including a "Last Supper" with delicious kid-friendly food. Any teens or adults wishing to help please contact Megan or Melissa.
Children & Youth Sunday - May 12
It is not too early to be thinking about our annual Children & Youth service on Sunday, May 12!  Please let Megan or Melissa know what role your child would like, and if YOU could be a helper!
Roles available:
Acolytes
Chalice Bearers
Ushers
Readers
Prayer leaders
Artists to create art for that morning's bulletin
Decorators to decorate the worship space for that morning
Bakers (communion bread)
Flower arrangers
Photographer
Families with Young Children Event - Sunday, April 28
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, please put this on your calendar now! We are having a casual potluck family gathering Sunday, April 28, 4:00-6:00PM in the McClain Room. We will have dinner for all, and toys and activities for the children.
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@me.com  or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com. Hope you can make it, and please let us know what you would like to bring!
Help Hide Easter Eggs!
After our 9AM service on Easter Sunday, April 21, the children will be invited to participate in an egg hunt! We need middle, junior, and high school youth to hide the eggs before the service. We will start hiding eggs at 8:15AM - meet us in the Youth Room. Sign-up , let Megan know if you'll be there, or just show up!
Youth Serving Lunch at Hymnathon!
Help feed our hard-working choir members on Saturday, April 27! If you are not in the choir, we still need you at the Hymnathon! Please come help us serve our singers lunch or bring a sweet treat. Sign-up using the  Hymnathon Sign-Up Genius or email  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Glow Golf - Saturday, April 13 - Not to late to Sign Up!
On Saturday, April 13 from 3-6PM, all middle and high school youth and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Glow Golf in Vernon Hills. We will play glow-in-the-dark mini golf and laser tag and eat pizza from Rosati's. Meet in the parking lot of the Parish House at 470 Maple Street at 2:45PM. Please Please  RSVP using our Sign-Up Genius or let Megan Miller  know if you can join us, need a ride, can give a ride, or are willing to be an adult chaperone. The suggested donation is $20 per youth. Please bring a friend and/or family members!

Human Foosball Tournament: Saturday, May 11
Christ Church youth in 5th to 12th grade will host and compete in a human-sized foosball game! Youth groups from all over the city are invited to join us - so bring friends! We will play from 11:30AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, May 11. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to be a player and/or sign-up to bring a drink or dessert on Sign-Up Genius.
Trevian Treasures: Introducing the Youth-Run Rummage Department!
For our June 8 Rummage Sale, the youth will run their own department: Trevian Treasures! They will sell New Trier gear, hip t-shirts, and crafts. If you are in 5th-12th grade, we need your help preparing and staffing the department. On the following Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00AM we will sort and price our products: May 11, May 18, June 1. We will set-up the department on Friday, June 7 at 4:00PM, and need people to work the Rummage Sale from 7:45AM to 12:00PM on Saturday, June 8. Sign-Up today.
Opportunities to Serve
Please consider serving/cooking for
A Just Harvest on Saturday, April 27
(4:30PM - 6:30PM)
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, and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."   To learn more go to: 
The Winnetka Spring Cleanup, which takes place the week of Earth Day (April 22-25), may be counterproductive to the growing global sustainability movement. In lieu of kicking it all to the curb, Christ Church Winnetka is encouraging residents to Donate With Purpose to Rummage this year in honor of the world's largest environmental movement.

Rummage Donations can be dropped off at the back entrance of the Schroeder Building, located at 700 Oak Street. To help residents Donate With Purpose, Rummage is extending drop off hours the weekend of April 20. Doors are open Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 4PM. We also offer complimentary furniture pickups. For more information regarding items we do and do not accept for donation, please visit www.christchurchwinnetka.org/serve/rummagebenevolence/donate/.

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Thursday, April 11 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
Family Promise Co. Meeting 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Parish House Library
Lenten Program & Supper 6:00 PM 7:45 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain Room/Lea Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, April 12


Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, April 13


Youth Glow Golf Excursion 3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 14


Palm Sunday


Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Inquirers' Class 4:00 PM 5:15 PM Lea Room/McClain Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 5:00 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Taize service 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Church
Monday, April 15


Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Holy Week Journey with Jesus 5:00 PM 6:30 PM
Tuesday, April 16


Rummage Furniture Pick Up Day


Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
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, April 17


Mather Worship 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Men's Lunch 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Little Ricky's - Winnetka
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Wednesday Evening AA Group 7:30 PM 10:00 PM Parish House Guild Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, April 18


Maundy Thursday


Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Pastoral Care
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