March 15, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Celebrate the Reach of Rummage
Information Fair 
Representatives of many of the over fifty agencies that we support with Benevolence Grants will be present to worship with us at the 9:30AM service this Sunday. Last year we gave out over $200,000 which represents the proceeds of our Rummage ministry. After the service please join us in the McClain and Lea Rooms to learn more about each agency as you meander through the informative displays. This bi-annual event brings Rummage full circle. Rummage raises the money. Benevolence gives it away. Come learn about the wide, deep reach of Rummage.
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 - March 15  
"Joseph Part 1"   
Joseph is the favorite son of Jacob, who has eleven other sons. This presents problems for both Jacob and Joseph. The brothers of Joseph are resentful of his favored status and they seek to punish both father and son. Their plot lands Joseph in a pit to die, then in captivity, then in a critical role in Egyptian government, then in hot water again after dealing with Pharaoh's wife. Come and see how Joseph sinks before he rises, as Jesus sinks into his tomb before rising on Easter Day.

 Thursday Evenings in Lent (click for more info)
Taught by The Rev. Nadia Stefko

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.
St. Patrick Celebration with Evensong and Supper - Sunday
Please join us at 5:30PM on Sunday, March 18 for a beautiful Evensong and
delicious supper to celebrate St. Patrick's weekend. The service will feature our Youth and Adult Choirs singing music associated with St. Patrick, including an anthem by Richard Clemmitt titled "May the Living Christ Be With You." Afterward, please stay for an Irish-themed dinner featuring a main dish provided by parishioner and authority on Irish cooking, Mary Jo McMillin. We'd love to have you with us! Wear your green!
Easter Flower and Music Memorials - Deadline March 21 
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 fill out this form  Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings 2018.pdf and send it to the office.  

The deadline to donate and have it in the bulletin is March 21 at 5PM.  
"Bring a Dish to Share"
Saturday, March 31
Easter Eve Vigil

Our Easter Vigil Party is the first celebration of Easter. Join us after the 7:30PM service in the McClain Room. "Small bites" style foods and appetizers are preferred, such as (but not limited to) mini quiches or meatballs, smoked salmon, sushi, deviled eggs, bruschetta, smoked meats and cheeses or stuffed mushrooms.

Please email or text 847-922-8053 Darlene and let her know what you will bring. Simply drop it off in the kitchen before the service.
See you there and thanks.

Save Your Grand Easter Receipts       
The Grand Food Center (Winnetka & Glencoe) has agreed to sponsor our mission trip and you can help!  Save all your receipts and place them in the labeled collection cans in the Prevost Cloister and church office. The Grand will give us 3% of all money spent at their store (before taxes). We appreciate your support! 
Bike Trip
For 22 summers, Christopher has led a church sponsored bike trip through Vermont.  This year, we are gauging interest in a trip August 4-11.  We will ride about 55 miles a day from Sunday through Saturday, staying in Episcopal Churches along the way.  Cost is $1,100 inclusive of everything (including transporting your bike and gear) except travel to Albany, NY.  We will need 16 riders to make the trip possible.  If you're interested, email Christopher here.  
Invitation to Join March for Our Lives on March 24
On  Saturday, March 24 , on the eve of Holy Week, Episcopalians near and far will join in March for Our Lives events, led by families from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A group from Christ Church will walk together with Bishop Lee and scores of other churches in the downtown Chicago event. Please join us by meeting at the parking lot behind 470 Maple Street at 9:15AM on the 24th! We'll carpool from there, to meet up with the bishop and other Episcopalians marching (exact location TBD).  Email Charlotte to let us know you're coming, and if you can drive, or need a ride. If you can't make it but wish to offer support from afar, consider sponsoring a Chicago area church member traveling to the  D.C. march through the gift of a $100 bus ticket.  
2040 Vision Committee Update
Christ Church has always had the spirit and focus to meet any challenges or service opportunity. We do it best by planning and thinking ahead. Our continued vitality is no different.  The 2040 Vision Committee was created to discuss the critical question of; "What do we have to do to encourage vitality at Christ Church in 2040?"... click here to continue. 
Youth & Children's News
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
Sunday, March 18 - Peer Ministry has a special class this Sunday for our 7th through
12th graders.  In light of the recent school shooting in Florida, this week's nationwide "Walk Out", New Trier lockdown drills, and the upcoming "March For Our Lives" on March 24th in Union Park, we have an opportunity to put our Peer Ministry learnings to the test.  We will be asking: "How do you feel?  How do your friends feel?  How are you supporting each other as friends?"  In Peer Ministry, we have been practicing how to be open to discussing different perspectives, being respectful of different points of view, we are good listeners, we know our values, and we are not judgmental.  Our goal is to learn how to have crucial conversations with respect and empathy.  As an optional activity, for those who are interested, students can make posters for the March for Our Lives event on March 24th-these can be posters that they will carry themselves, or posters that they can give to someone else who may be walking. 
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts 
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wednesday April 11, 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 17 - Kids Against Hunger  food packing event . We have a couple open spots, contact Melissa!  
Opportunities to Serve 
VOLUNTEER - Saturday, March 24

If you are not going away for SPRING BREAK, please consider
serving/cooking for A Just Harvest on Saturday, March24.

Annual Kids Against Hunger 
We already have a group of 18 from our Confirmation Program attending this wonderful food packing event. For any others who are interested, there are still tickets available. Please join in, Saturday, March 17 for the Annual Kids Against Hunger event at The Winnetka Community House. Grab your friends, service groups, kids, grandkids or parents and help us feed 100,000 starving Nicaraguan children and our local food pantry recipients. Shifts are 8:30-10:30AM, 11-1 or 2-4PM. When you're done - celebrate St. Patty's Day and toast yourself for the wonderful time you spent helping together. We'll high five you if you wear green! Sponsored by The Volunteer Center, The Winnetka Northfield Rotary and The Winnetka Community House.    Register NOW - spaces are filling fast! 
For Additional info: Christ Church fellow parishioners Barb Tubekis or Julie Flood -
Save the Date
  • Lenten Suppers & Program - Thursdays, March 15 - March 22, 6:00-7:45PM
  • Celebrate the Reach of Rummage - March 18 - 10:30AM
  • Gordon Ingwersen - Memorial Service is Saturday, May 5 at 11AM
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
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