March 7, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice    
Become a Mentor for St. Leonard's/Grace House 
This Sunday, Christopher will be joined by Erwin Mayer, Executive Director of St. Leonard's Ministries, and Carmen Wilcox, a Christ Church member. Carmen and five other women from Christ Church  developed a mentoring program for residents of Grace House, the female portion of St. Leonard's. Now, having worked with his program staff, Erwin will share the possibilities for men to do the same. This is an informational meeting which will lead to a more formal training process. Come and hear about how you and your mentee can be transformed by the grace of conversation and vulnerability.
Parish News
Taizé Service 5:30PM - This Sunday
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. We'll be holding Taizé services this season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: March 10, April 14, May 12. Childcare is provided.

We'll be holding Evensong services this season on the following Sundays at 5:30PM: March 17 (in honor of St. Patrick).
Lent Passports Being Issued!
B e sure to pick up a Lent Passport (on the Welcome Table in the church by the  windows) so that you can journey through Lent with Christ Church! Designed for children but really for anyone, this has lots of handy information on everything there is to do at church during Lent and Holy Week! And, you get a sticker for each event or service that you attend! Lenten travelers can find the stickers on the Welcome table.  
Family Promise Guests Arrive This Sunday  
And It's Not too Late to Volunteer
If you were hoping to help host our Family Promise guests next week, there are still a few volunteer spots available.
We still need to fill the following slots:
  • Evening Host Monday: 1 for Monday, 3/11 and 1 for Saturday, 3/16
  • Overnight Hosts: 2 for Tuesday 3/12, 1 for Friday, 3/15 and 1 for Saturday 3/16
  • Dinner Host: 1 to partner with another parishioner Friday, 3/15
  • Youth Activity Host: 1 or 2 for Saturday 3/16
  • Cleanup: 5 for Sunday morning before church on Sunday 3/17
For a detailed description of each volunteer position -- or to sign up --
visit Promise   
This is one of our most important and meaningful outreach ministries, that helps keep transitionally homeless families together and out of shelters.  If you need more information or have questions,Please contact Elizabeth Parkinson at or Julie Flood at
Estate Sale to Benefit Rummage Ministry - March 7, 8, 9
We're at it again! Rummage is executing another Estate Sale at 211 Glenwood Road in Lake Forest. We are hosting a Friends & Family Sale for Parishioners on Thursday, March 7 from 1-3PM. The Sale opens to the general public on March 8 & 9 from 9AM - 2PM. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to Rummage. Come shop the excellent selection of furniture, hardware, games, puzzles, records, books, garden supplies, outdoor furniture and more! For questions, please email Annie Adams.  
Inquiring Minds Want to Know - Five Sundays March 10-April 28
Would you like to learn more about the Episcopal Church? Here is something just for you!
Starting this Sunday, March 10, Christ Church is offering an Inquirers' Class, a comprehensive introduction to the Episcopal Church. The class consists of five sessions, each with a different topic.  
All classes will be taught by our Rector, The Rev. Christopher Powell, and will be held on Sundays, 4:00-5:15PM at the church (784 Sheridan Rd.) Dates are Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, Apr.14 and Apr. 28. As part of the class, we will be using the book A People Called Episcopalians. You don't have to purchase the book. We will have copies available.  
After the 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. Childcare is available. If you need childcare, please let Charlotte know when you sign up.  
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"
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting churches around the world to prepare for Easter by reflecting on seven practices that guide a life of discipleship in today's world.
Please join us at Church on the Hill (784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka) for our Lenten Thursday evening series. We begin with Compline at 6PM, followed by supper at 6:15PM in the McClain Room and the program portion of the evening from 7-7:45PM in the Lea Room.
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.
Thursday, March 14:
Intro and TURN
Facilitator - Nadia Stefko  
Sunday, March 17, come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us at a special coffee hour after the 9:30 service.
Come to the Prevost Cloister for these activities:
  • Green and Irish-themed refreshments
  • Contribute to a Wish List for A Just Harvest Community Kitchen
  • Sample the chili we make for A Just Harvest
  • A bake sale featuring Irish baked goods to benefit A Just Harvest
  • Irish dance lessons from parishioner Nora Reder
  • St. Patrick's Day crafts
Please join us for an evening of guaranteed fun and scrumptious food as 
we gather in fellowship to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. 

Click to RSVP and pay online.
Or call the church office at 847.446.2850.  
Youth & Children's News 
Youth Art Workshop Series: March 10 CONSTRUCTION!
On March 10 we will use all those boxes we've been collecting to BUILD something inspired by the day's theme: Kindness, Generosity, and Faithfulness. Our construction 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.
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:
  • March 10: Construction and Paper Mache; inspired by Kindness, Generosity, and Faithfulness
  • April 28: Painting & Peace
  • May 5: Print-making, inspired by Gentleness & Self-Control
There are a few household items we could use YOUR help collecting! Please bring the following to the Youth Room (empty) by March 3:
  • SMALL- and medium-sized cardboard BOXES (i.e., from toothpaste, make-up, cereal - and especially, SHOE boxes)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Newspapers
Coffee, Christ and Donuts - March 13
CCD is an opportunity for high-schoolers to get together, talk about whatever is on their minds, and have homemade breakfast before school. We meet one Wednesday of every month at 7:15am at Frances DeBlasio's house, a block from New Trier's main campus. If you are a New Trier Freshman or attend another high school, let Megan Miller know and she will make sure you get to where you need to be on time. Promise. 
When: Wednesday, March 13 at 7:15AM. 
Where: 480 Elder Lane, Winnetka 
Who: All high school students! Bring your friends.
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 : Anyone starting 7th grade in the fall or older. 
Reduced Registration Fee: $795
If you have financial need, scholarship money is available. Inquire with Megan Miller.
Memorial Service
Memorial Service for Atticus Missner on Saturday, March 9 at 4:00PM.
Opportunities to Serve
We Need Volunteers
March 12, 2019 
(Tue. 5:00PM - 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 .  
Annual Kids Against Hunger
For the ninth year, the Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield, the Volunteer Center and the Winnetka Community House join with Kids Against Hunger to host a food packing event at which 100,000 highly nutritious meals will be packed for distribution to starving children in Nicaragua. Over 400 participants from all over the North Shore are expected to participate in the day-long food packing event. This is a terrific community activity. Work side by side with your neighbors who share your interest in helping. And it will take just two hours of your Saturday!
Your local neighbors, businesses, civic, service and faith based groups, are invited to register NOW to pack during one or more of three two-hour shifts, and pay a $25 participation fee to cover a portion of the cost of the food, packaging materials and transportation expenses. Table sponsorships may be available for youth groups for whom the participant fee may be a barrier.
Don't delay Reservations! Tables and Spaces are starting to fill up!
For Additional info contact: Christ Church fellow parishioners Barb Tubekis or Julie Flood - 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, March 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
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, March 8

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Confirmation Retreat (8th graders only) 7:00 PM 11:00 PM Church on the Hill
Saturday, March 9

Memorial Service - Atticus Missner 4:00 PM 5:00 PM Church/Sanctuary
Set your clocks ahead one hour!

Sunday, March 10

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM

Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 8:45 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Faith & Practice/Sunday School/Youth Group 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Adult Choir rehearsal 5:00 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Inquiring Minds Want to Know 4:00PM 5:15PM Church on the Hill
Taize service 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Church
Monday, March 11

Family Promise

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
Vestry Meeting 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Parish House Library
Tuesday, March 12

Family Promise

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
Wednesday, March 13

Family Promise

High Schoolers - Coffee, Christ & Donuts 7:15 AM 8:15 AM Frances DeBlasio's House: 480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL
Mather Worship 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
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
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, March 14

Family Promise

Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 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
Lenten Supper 6:00PM 7:45PM Church on the Hill
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 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee

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