April 5, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
 
What to Do if You Suspect Memory Loss?
 
For our Faith & Practice on April 8 immediately following the 9:30AM service Mary Lu Osterberg who is the Clinical Manager at the House of Welcome Adult Day Services located in the North Shore Senior Center in Northfield will be speaking about Alzheimer's Disease. She will focus on what to do if you suspect memory loss, stages, challenges, communication techniques, understanding behavior,  and caregiver techniques. Join us as we have an expert on hand to illuminate this disease which affects so many people today.
Parish News
New Trier Township Food Pantry
Our next Sunday to collect items for the food pantry will be this Sunday, April 8. This month we will collect:
  • Canned fruit
  • Coffee
  • Tea
Please bring your items to the Prevost Cloister after both services.  We will, of course, have items for you to purchase should you forget!!
 
Thank you for helping ensure that the Pantry is stocked to help members of our community!!
Taizé Service - Sunday, April 15 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 oboe and keyboard.
Our Grace House Mentors to be Honored
We have six Christ Church women who are currently faithful mentors to residents at Grace House forming lasting relationships with these women in transition. The Volunteer Center has chosen this group as one of four of their 2018 Volunteer Center Honorees. Join fellow Christ Church parishioners on Thursday, April 19 from 7:30-9:30PM at the Michigan Shores Club as Cindy Campbell, Suzie Peregrine, Charlotte Robertson, Debbie Ross, Mary Walther, and Carmen Wilcox are honored for their faithful ministry at Grace House. The cost for this Champagne & Dessert Buffet fundraiser is $65 per person. Go to http://www.volunteercenterhelps.org to RSVP. Questions? Contact Charlotte McGee charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org.
She is going and would love some company!
CELEBRATE THE ARTISTS AMONG US!
 
Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 29
Christ Church Premier Art Show

Opening Reception April 21 5-7 in the Prevost Cloister.
Artwork will remain displayed and for sale through April 30.
Everyone is invited. Bring your friends to the reception.
Spirits and refreshments will be served.
Graduate Recognition - Info Due May 2
It's time to put together our graduate bulletin! If you or a loved one is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, please send the following information to:  charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org  
 
1. Name of school from which you're graduating
2. Choice of major if known 
3. Future plans (college/gap year/employment)
 
High school graduates should also include a recent photo and the activities in which they participated at Christ Church.
 
College and graduate school graduates should also include the names of their degrees.
Calling All Children & Youth!
It is not too early to be thinking about our annual Children & Youth service on Sunday, May 13 Please let Melissa Durbin know what role your child would like.

Here are the roles available:
Ushers
Readers
Prayer leaders
Artists to create art for that morning's bulletin
Bakers (communion bread)
Flower arrangers
Photographer
Repurposed - Easter Flowers
Our Easter flowers were re-purposed by a dedicated team of volunteers for patient rooms and common areas at Journey Care and for delivery to in-home patients.
 

Easter Egg Hunt Wrap-up

Many thanks to all who participated in the Easter Egg Hunt last Sunday, whether you were a hunter or a helper!

Each of the jars for the three children's charities were overflowing with Bunny Money. Christ Church will be making an Easter season (real cash) donation to the three organizations: Cool Learning Experience (summer camp in Waukegan), Family Matters (after school program in Rogers Park), and Tri-Con (preschool serving Highland Park and Highwood.) We hope you had fun, and that the children got enough candy! Let us know if you would like next year's Egg Hunt to follow this format again.
Youth & Children's News
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
  • April 8: We'll have fun with balloons while we talk about how we help others without carrying the burden ourselves.
  • April 22: (Note: make-up session not listed in the calendar) we'll have fun with paper airplanes and then discuss our values and learn how they can help with making decisions.
  • May 6: (Note: added final session not listed in the calendar) this will be our FINAL session until the fall where we will invite Chad Senuta to come back and facilitate a discussion on how we can put into practice everything we have learned. We will also play ping pong bingo!! 
Confirmation is Tuesday, May 1, 7:30PM at Christ Church
At 6:30, Bishop Lee will meet with the Confirmands in the Lea Room. During this time there will be a reception for the parents and families in the McClain Room. After the service, there will be cake and drinks in the Prevost Cloister.
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. 
Opportunities to Serve 
Support St. Leonard's Ministries at "Lettie"
April 22 performance to benefit Grace House 
 

 
Lettie is a fictional story of a woman re-entering society after incarceration while living in the non-fictional Grace House, the women's re-entry program of St. Leonard's Ministries. 
 
The event includes:
  • 1:30PM reception in the theater lobby 
  • 3PM performance and panel discussion with Grace House women and Victory Gardens production team
 
For sponsorship information or questions please contact Sharon Kushiner by email or phone (312-780-3192). 
Save the Date
  • Christ Church Art Show - April 21-29 
  • Confirmation - At Christ Church, 7:30PM
  • Gordon Ingwersen - Memorial Service is Saturday, May 5 at 11AM
  • 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.

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